It's fun to personalize your sig with information about your family, quotations, or things that have a special meaning. Smilies are fun too because they can relay emotions that you can't express unless you are face to face with a person. However, when the sigs contain a lot of information, smilies, colors and annimation, they are distracting, and take away from the thread, especially when the person makes many posts in a thread. Also, using an overload of smilies hangs up the loading of the page. Please create your sigs with fun and creativity that are easy on the eye. Look over what you have now and see if you need to tone it down a little. If you have any questions about your sigs, contact a moderator for assistance.