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Why can Plusnet staff flout the forum rules?

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Why can Plusnet staff flout the forum rules?

[quote=http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,218.0.html#post_avatar]Avatars and Signatures
The forum moderators reserve the right to ask any member to change their Avatar and/or Signature, should they feel that it is inappropriate, or does not comply with the following guidelines;
Avatar size should be limited to 80 x 80 pixels and a maximum file size of 40kB
Use of the Plusnet (Force9, Free-On-Line, Metronet) Logo as an Avatar is reserved for staff.
Signatures should use no more space than 5 lines of standard sized text would, this includes any blank lines and images you choose to use. Image based signatures should be limited to 100 x 560 pixels and a maximum total file size of 40kB.
So how come the signature show in the screen snapshot attached below is allowed? I reported this to the mods a few days ago and nothing has been done.
The silly thing is he could do:
Matthew Scully
Plusnet Technical Support Analyst
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and everybody would be happy!
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Re: Why can Plusnet staff flout the forum rules?

The forum rules don't specifically cover the situation where text and graphics are mixed
Under these circumstances I work on the basis of of - does the overall signature fall within the 100px vertical graphic limit.
Clearly this signature doesn't break that and as such is acceptable
csogilvie
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Re: Why can Plusnet staff flout the forum rules?

Erm, doesn't:
"Signatures should use no more space than 5 lines of standard sized text would, this includes any blank lines and images you choose to use"
cover that?
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Re: Why can Plusnet staff flout the forum rules?

If you give me the BB code for your suggestion, I will happily change it Smiley
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Re: Why can Plusnet staff flout the forum rules?

It is up to you whether you change it as it doesn't breach the forum rules.
If you want to know the code just select quote from jelv's post and copy the code from there
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Re: Why can Plusnet staff flout the forum rules?

There, now let us all rejoice and be merry.
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Re: Why can Plusnet staff flout the forum rules?

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The forum rules don't specifically cover the situation where text and graphics are mixed
Under these circumstances I work on the basis of of - does the overall signature fall within the 100px vertical graphic limit.
Clearly this signature doesn't break that and as such is acceptable

As Colin pointed out "Signatures should use no more space than 5 lines of standard sized text would, this includes any blank lines and images you choose to use" explicitly covers mixed text and graphics.
It was clearly against the forum rules.
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Re: Why can Plusnet staff flout the forum rules?

In my opinion it wasn't for the reason I gave above.
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Re: Why can Plusnet staff flout the forum rules?

So you just pick and choose which parts of the forum rules you apply?
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Re: Why can Plusnet staff flout the forum rules?

I have no intention of continuing this argument about the forum rules.
We are not picking and choosing - we are interpreting the rules in the manner they were intended to be understood when we wrote them.
if you want to take this further I suggest you take it up using the laid down procedure.
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