As much as armory generated signatures and lovely artwork is fun to put in your signatures, they do start to slow down the page for some users and can sometimes just generally get messy. Please remember that not everyone has the same size screen as you and the same internet speeds as you - we get a lot of users on handheld devices for example, and they have to spend more time scrolling past signatures than reading posts.
Maximum amount of images, quotes and text in your signature: As much as you can fit within the other rules.
Maximum signature width: 500px total. If you have a 250px image and a 300px image side by side, that would be violating this rule.
Maximum signature height: 100px total (including text). If you have a 75px image and a 50px image one below the other, that would be violating this rule.
Maximum signature filesize: 50kB total. If you have multiple images then the filesize is added between them. Smilies also count.
Maximum avatar filesize: 20kB. A helpful guide on how to shrink your avatars may be found here
Restricted file types in signature/avatar: None. You can have it animated if you must, but be sure that it meets the other rules (More importantly filesize).
The following content is not allowed in signatures or avatars:
- Deliberately offensive material
- Scrapbot's avatar
- The "Banned" avatar
- Clickfarm links (like 'hatch a dragon', 'click to give me internets')
- Referral links (league of legends, other web-based games)
- Monetized links (like adf.ly) or SEO
- Excessive advertisement (banners, subscribe buttons); however a single text link to a personal blog or website is acceptable under most circumstances
If you're not sure if something is allowed, please send a PM to any moderator or admin.
If you see a user with a signature or avatar that violates any of these rules then please either report a post by the user (Clearly state that you're reporting their avatar or signature and not their post!) or PM a moderator with a link to their profile.
These rules may be subject to change at any time, however strict enforcement of new rules will not likely be used until a few weeks after a change to allow everyone to read them.
Some tips on finding image sizes:
If you're using Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Opera, you can just right-click and image and choose 'Properties', 'View Image Info', or 'Image Properties', and it will tell you the dimensions and size of the image.
If you're using Chrome, you can download this extension that works basically the same way.