UDWiki:Administration/Policy Discussion/Blinking Text Is Annoying

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Ban blinking text. There is no need for it. I don't like it. Make it go away. From everything just sigs.

For bob:

The signature policy will be changed thusly:

What wouldn't be allowed

  • Signatures which have images higher then 14 pixels high.
  • Signatures which generally break the wiki in some way either through formatting or other means.
  • Signatures which impersonate another user.
  • Signatures which link to any of the following special pages: Special:Userlogout or Special:BlockIP.
  • Signatures which link to external links that perform malicious actions (closing the browser for example).
  • Signatures which contain images larger then 50kb.
  • Signatures which contain blinking text or images that mimic blinking text.

Voting Section

Voting Rules
Votes must be numbered, signed, and timestamped. They can take one of two forms:
  • # comments ~~~~
  • # ~~~~

Votes that do not conform to the above will be struck by a sysop.

The only valid voting sections are For and Against. If you wish to abstain from voting, do not vote.


  1. Well thought out and coherent.--xoxo 10:05, 14 June 2009 (BST)
  3. I--Bonghit420 10:18, 14 June 2009 (BST)
  4. We needed this for a long time. Linkthewindow  Talk  10:31, 14 June 2009 (BST)
  5. Indeed --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 10:34, 14 June 2009 (BST)
  6. Amen!--Dr Mycroft Chris 11:39, 14 June 2009 (BST)
  7. --Cyberbob 11:57, 14 June 2009 (BST)
  8. - User:Whitehouse 15:01, 14 June 2009 (BST)
  9. --Mr. Angel, Help needed? 16:44, 14 June 2009 (BST)
  10. -- Jolly Good--C Whitty 16:51, 14 June 2009 (BST)
  11. Yarp -- Cheese 17:51, 14 June 2009 (BST)
  12. -- Blinking text is dreadful, and should only be used in applicable (and rare) cases. Knowing you idiots (only a few of you...), that will never happen, so I am fully for this.--The Shoemaker Talk Red FactionDinosaur.gif 20:11, 14 June 2009 (BST)
  13. - I debated making a blinking yes here, but thought I would regret it. --Haliman - Talk 18:45, 14 June 2009 (BST)
  14. - Only because of the "images that mimic blinking" part. Blinking text can be disabled in FF, and I'm guessing the same for other browsers. --Bob Boberton TF / DW 19:02, 14 June 2009 (BST)
  15. - All the way.--SirArgo Talk 19:21, 14 June 2009 (BST)
  16. User pages are fine, but not signatures. --ZsL 22:19, 14 June 2009 (BST)
  17. Yes, this is needed.-- Adward  22:42, 14 June 2009 (BST)
  18. Yes, fine.. just as long as it doesn't affect my right to have jiggly boobies in my siggie----SexualharrisonStarofdavid2.png Boobs.gif 23:35, 14 June 2009 (BST)
    Your tits are fine and as mesmerizing as always.--Mr. Angel, Help needed? 23:42, 14 June 2009 (BST)
    What right man would vote for such a hideous policy? DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 06:24, 15 June 2009 (BST)
  19. Having already supported this in discussion I concur with everyone above --GANG Giles Sednik CAPD 04:20, 15 June 2009 (BST)
  20. and justified by the problems caused by blinking text in some browsers. Conndrakamod TAZM CFT 06:53, 15 June 2009 (BST)
  21. Because it's my first vote on the wiki and I feel the need to agree with people. What about Giles' swirling balls though? Aren't they kind of annoying?--Sadie 07:32, 15 June 2009 (BST)
    There's definitely a spectrum of "move-y-ness" - the boobies above rate low on the scale, his thing rates a medium, and blinking text rates a high and it's what we're primarily voting on. Whether Giles' balls qualifies as "mimicking blinking text" is debatable. --Bob Boberton TF / DW 07:41, 15 June 2009 (BST)
  22. They'll be coming for you next, Giles :p -- boxy talkteh rulz 13:23 15 June 2009 (BST)
    Haha so true. But as long as we keep mentioning my balls and my "swirling balls" I'll be a happy camper. --GANG Giles Sednik CAPD 16:16, 15 June 2009 (BST)
  23. I dislike any image in the signature, what do I do? Pyxzer 15:23, 15 June 2009 (BST)
    kill urself --Cyberbob 15:28, 15 June 2009 (BST)
    Or adblock it. --Bob Boberton TF / DW 17:46, 15 June 2009 (BST)
  24. --D.E.ATalk 16:20, 15 June 2009 (BST)
  25. about bloody time --People's Commissar Hagnat [talk] [wcdz] 17:34, 15 June 2009 (BST)
  26. This has got my vote. I mean. Look how annoying that is. --Axe Hack 23:54, 15 June 2009 (BST)
  27. --Zombie Lord 23:57, 15 June 2009 (BST)
  28. No need for them. --Honestmistake 13:28, 16 June 2009 (BST)
  29. Asheets 15:58, 16 June 2009 (BST)
  30. Since when do you get 30 people all voting on a policy. I remember the days when we had to hound 10 or more people to get to voting, else it fails due to lack of minimum requirements. Bah. --  AHLGTG THE END IS NIGH! 16:21, 16 June 2009 (BST)
  31. Blinking text is annoying and serves no useful purpose.--The General T Sys U! P! F! 11:48, 17 June 2009 (BST)
  32. More concerned about those with epilepsy here... don't want anyone having a seizure because of text like that Insane1 05:07, 19 June 2009 (BST)
    I think that unless they are taking their medication, they won't get any of that. Pyxzer 09:52, 19 June 2009 (BST)
  33. I felt like voting on something. Plus, it's annoying at times, but not enough to make me figure out how to disable it. Too lazy for that. --V2Blast TP!CSR
  34. Sure -- THELORDGUNSLINGER 00:34, 21 June 2009 (BST)
  35. Ban from everything - No. I see pages that use blinking in interesting and unobtrusive ways. Ban from sigs - Agree completely. Sigs are everywhere. Blinking sigs are annoying and excessive. -- Kittithaj 16:26, 21 June 2009 (BST)
  36. I am for it, but youy guys have to keep the blinking text. I mean if you hate text just because it's damn blinking, your an asshole who complains alot. KEEP THE BLINKING TEXT!!!--Drunk Link2500 23:55, 22 June 2009 (BST)
    Drunkenness alone can't explain the stupidity of this vote -- boxy talkteh rulz 10:56 23 June 2009 (BST)
    whats with these fake links? thats whats i wanna know?--xoxo 16:07, 23 June 2009 (BST)
  37. (User:Drewflem1)"It not annoy at all" Remove the strike and this comment when you sign your vote with a timestamp. --Cyberbob 00:28, 30 June 2009 (BST)
    lol--Bonghit420 00:20, 30 June 2009 (BST)


  1. This is a terrible idea, why are you guys wanting to remove a valuable tool from our use -Dawgas 08:48, 17 June 2009 (BST)
    More people should be like this man. Truly he is one of the great minds of this noble wiki. --Cyberbob 08:48, 17 June 2009 (BST)
  2. Hey guys, it's actually pretty sweet down here in the "Against" section. We have popcorn and eye rape and everything. :D --Anotherpongo 20:33, 17 June 2009 (BST)
    thank you for reminding me how to use this particular tool, friend -Dawgas 02:26, 18 June 2009 (BST)
  3. Against- NO MOAR RULEZ!!!!!!!!!!!! i'll make a serious post explaining my veiw point in a few hours --Imthatguy 15:23, 18 June 2009 (BST)
    no don't --Cyberbob 17:02, 18 June 2009 (BST)
    And he never did.-SirArgo Talk 16:41, 23 June 2009 (BST)
  4. of course it's annoying, but so is day time tv. And, I'll have popcorn but not the eye rape thanks :-)--MrJealousy 18:17, 23 June 2009 (BST)
    wat --Cyberbob 19:01, 23 June 2009 (BST)
    Reasons why internet voting is retarded. --  AHLGTG THE END IS NIGH! 21:55, 23 June 2009 (BST)
    the blinking text is the spice of urbandead wiki, take this away and the text is boring. --Supflidowg 03:45, 1 July 2009 (BST)

Voting over - Policy passed. --  AHLGTG THE END IS NIGH! 03:50, 1 July 2009 (BST)