It would be nice if there was maximum media tags and maximum URLs as well. You might want to allow embedded media, but at a max of one. Similarly for URLs you may want to allow them to have just one or two links and not go overboard.
Mike, absolutely great! This will make it very easy to have staged usergroup permissions so that new members are limited in what they can put in their sig until they meet criteria that movies them into a secondary group that allows for greater permissions.
It's called progressive enhancement. If you make small changes, that don't take forever, you can easily please plenty of customers while making the product seem less stale. If all they did was add major features, without progress enhancement, the system would be come hobbled together and difficult to manage for plenty of things. Small things like this should be a priority to round out vx.X releases so its not an overwhelming amount of work on the dev side, but still provides a substantial amount of features to push customers to upgrade.
In your opinion. Lots of people would disagree with you. Why not just be grateful for all development work because each small part is a move in the right direction? And when they've finished with signatures, maybe the next thing will be something you do see as a priority, in your opinion.
For user friendliness, if a user tries to use a BB code tag that they don't have permission to use, it will simply be stripped out. For other errors (too many images, too long, etc), the user will receive an error.
Sorry, I was thinking about uploaded images - obviously we can't control linked images.
ATM we can set dimension limits for uploaded files in posts, I was wondering if the same could be applied to signature images? Or are all uploads (wherever they are posted) stored / assessed in the same way?
I would prefer to see this type of thing in other profile fields as well, especially about, which is heavily spammed... as well as other spam prevention techniques by limiting links anywhere until x criterion is met. Profile posts, et cetera. Spam is out of control, and IMHO, all these facets need to be covered at the core level, as it drives admins nuts constantly trying to protect their forums from manual spammers.