banners in summaries
Posted 22 Apr 09
At this point, I'm not even dropping reviews when i remove banners, because this announcement has been here over two weeks, and if you have a story with an oversize banner and the banner gets removed, then tough beans. You have had your warning, and if you honestly missed the front page bolded BANNERS IN SUMMARIES news post, then I have little sympathy. This may sound harsh, but I really just don't have the time.
please address any questions regarding banners and banner size in this comment thread. i honestly can't go through all of your reviews seeing if you dropped me a question in the answer to my notification of your banner removal. Thanks =]
I just thought I'd bring your attention to this rule regarding banners in your summaries.
Banners in summaries may not exceed 300x150 pixels in size.
300 x 150 banners should be smaller than or equal to this. If you don't have a photo-editing program that makes it easy to tell how big your banner is, download that box and use it as a size gauge wherever you make your banners.
The reason we have this rule is so that large images on the page won't slow down loading speed.
I'm not going to be super-nitpicky about size, but please don't make your banners that much bigger than that little box.
I'm bringing this up because the banners are getting insanely large here, guys! If you've got a banner larger than 300 x 150, then be aware that I am going through the archives and removing banners that don't comply with size regulations, and so if you find your banner has been removed, then it is too big. If you'd like to do me a favor and remove your banner yourself if it is oversize, please do!
I know this means that a lot of you will have to get new banners, but we do have a request section on our forum, there are so many places and people that will make banners regulation size, if you just include that in your request.
Thanks in advance for your understanding!
~ Iris (who is semi-back from computer probation :D)
On another side note, but still about the rules...
If you do not submit one chapter at a time, all of the chapters (whether you submit two or twenty!) will be deleted from the queue and you will recieve a rejection letter asking you to re-submit them one at a time. I don't have the time and I know that none of the other mods do either to go through 70 submissions when 20 are of the same story and the first chapter can't be accepted because it violates the rules so we have to deal with what to do with the subsequent chapters. Please, just follow the rules.