Legoliner Pilot, on Jan 11 2010, 06:42 AM, said:
But it's not even against the rules?
Actually it is. Here's Sieggy's free tip of the day; look more at the intent
of a rule (law) than the exact wording. You might be interested to know that while I for the most part wrote that, the staff has tried to improve it, and it's hard. Even if you give exact rules people will always find a way around it, making you add and tweak... until it ends up so long that you need a lawyer to understand it. For this reason even after much discussion that part has remained much the same.
Getting back to the intent
, the key lines are "If your sig is bigger than your average post, it can confuse someone reading a thread" and "please try to limit the space you use". In other words, try to be subtle and don't be bigger that you need to be. You may not be aware, but your sig plus the other aspects of the site (such as avatars, scrollbars, borders...) was wider than many screens. But most of all, you can hardly say that...
... is limiting the space you use. We know your name, so why does it need to be in your sig... and why so big? It'd still be readable at 25% that size! To be honest it's been annoying me as well.
Note also that we do say from it's a "rough rule".
I'll re-open this in case you want to make a reply... but the decision already has been made. I'm just trying to help you see things from our point of view.