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    Question about editing Signature

    I went to update my signature yesterday and when I finished, I got a message that said "Error has occurred, message can't exceed 1,000 characters with BB something or other.....I can't recall exactly what it said other than the 1,000 characters. I modified the signature and then I got another message telling me it can't exceed 500 characters and something about including BB something or the other".

    What is it they are referring to and why would one tell me the limit was 1,000 and when I shorten it, it them tells me the limit is 500 characters?

    And what is the BB whatever they are talking about?

    So, exactly how long can a signature be and does it count the empty spaces between the lines as well in the character totals?

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    The error message is "Error has occurred, message can't exceed 1,000 characters with BB code markup".

    I just tried it and got the same thing. I'm not sure why it throws up the 1,000 character limit message because I believe the board software is set to 500 characters.

    The "BB code markup" is all of your formatting commands. Any characters that control centering of text, colors of text, bold-facing text, etc.. all count in that 500 character limit. Spaces do not count. Essentially, if you can see a character on your screen while you are editing, it counts.
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    ^^^^ That. ^^^^

    All of the fancy stuff you’re doing adds code which count towards your character count.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    ^^^^ That. ^^^^

    All of the fancy stuff you’re doing adds code which count towards your character count.
    Does that mean a bold (1), italics (2), colored (3) single letter (4), which is centered (5) counts for "5" of the BB code total? That's what it sounds like.

    So, bottom line, if I want to add any more letters, strip the color, the centering, the italics, the fonts, the bold and just use plain letters...... got it......Actually, then dropping just the color should add back one BB code for every letter put back in black......, which would permit me to add the other implements missing. I will try that...............I guess I will find out.


    Thanks for the information, Jim and Jason......
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    If you change the color of a word in your signature to red, the BB code looks like this:

    "[*COLOR="#FF0000"]red[/COLOR*]"

    So instead of "red" being 3 characters, it gets counted as 27 characters. 3 characters for the word itself and 24 characters for the BB Code that controls the color. (I inserted 2 "*" characters to mess with the code so that the whole thing would display here.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimR View Post
    If you change the color of a word in your signature to red, the BB code looks like this:

    "[*COLOR="#FF0000"]red[/COLOR*]"

    So instead of "red" being 3 characters, it gets counted as 27 characters. 3 characters for the word itself and 24 characters for the BB Code that controls the color. (I inserted 2 "*" characters to mess with the code so that the whole thing would display here.)
    Well that explains the messages I was receiving

    Thanks for the explanation
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