[email protected] Signature/Stat Banners
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[email protected] Signature/Stat Banners

The Longer [email protected] has been around, the more our familiar stat banners have increased in functionality to accommodate different users and display more varied data. Naturally, this has resulted in added complexities. As such, a proper manual is provided below to help you understand the banner's capabilities, and how to use each feature.



How it works:

The stat banners are known as dynamically-generated images. This is created with a file running certain code to display varying data and features, which are influenced by the variables inputted by users. Here is a simplified outline of what the code does when you load an image:
  1. Read the variables in the image URL defined by the user
  2. Check data files stored on server for age. If data is older than 1 hour, download new data from stat sites
  3. Create the base image chosen by the user from the URL variables
  4. Display relevant data by printing it on top of the image



Functionality:

There are four different modes available for the banners. Each mode will display different sorts of information:
  • [email protected] only: Displays user and team name, rank in team and overall, points and rank of team, and total and daily points
  • BOINC only: Displays same data for BOINC, plus number of ranks the team has risen overall in BOINC
  • [email protected] and BOINC: Excludes team stats to make room for displaying user stats in [email protected] and BOINC
  • EyeWire only: Displays user name, points, cubes completed and trailblazes made in EyeWire, overall accuracy, points per cube, and trailblaze frequency (percentage of cubes you submit that are trailblazed).



Image URL Formats:

Displaying these banners is like displaying any other kind of image. You have a URL, and you add it to wherever it needs to be placed, such as between image tags in HTML or forum markup. The formats for the four modes are as follows:

[email protected] only:
bronyathome.org/sigimage.php?u=FOLDINGUSERID&t=FOLDINGTEAMNUMBER&b=IMAGE

BOINC only:
bronyathome.org/sigimage.php?w=BOINCUSERID&t=BOINCTEAMNUMBER&b=IMAGE

[email protected] and BOINC:
bronyathome.org/sigimage.php?w=BOINCUSERID&p=BOINCTEAMNUMBER&u=FOLDINGUSERID&t=FOLDINGTEAMNUMBER&b=IMAGE

EyeWire only:
bronyathome.org/sigimage.php?e=EYEWIREUSERNAME&b=IMAGE

You will need to substitute the parts in capital letters for the right data. Below, you will find how to obtain this information:

FOLDINGUSERID:
Visit Extreme Overclocking and search for the user name you used to fold with. Click on your user name to enter the User Summary page. In the address bar, there will be some numbers at the end of the URL, just after the part in the address that says "&u=". Example below:

folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_summary.php?s=&u=FOLDINGUSERID

Copy the numbers and add them in the relevant place in the banner URL.

FOLDINGTEAMNUMBER:
The [email protected] team is 212997, so you can add this number to the banner URL. However, you may also use this banner for other teams. In this case, simply add your own team number to this place instead.

BOINCUSERID:
Visit BOINCstats and search for your user name. Click the little graph icon on the right end of your user stats to display the user stats page. Now take the number in the address bar, which is located between "/detail" and "projectList". Example:

boincstats.com/en/stats/-1/user/detail/BOINCUSERID/projectList

Again, add the number in the relevant place on the banner URL. As a side note: When searching for your user name, you may get duplicate results labelled as "BOINC combined" and "BOINC combined without ASIC". Use "BOINC combined".

BOINCTEAMNUMBER:
[email protected]'s team number is 81403693. Once again, you may use other team numbers if you so wish.

EYEWIREUSERNAME:
This one is very simple. Just add your user name to the relevant area. For those who are curious as to where the stats are sourced from, use the following URL:

eyewire.org/1.0/player/EYEWIREUSERNAME/stats

IMAGE:
Here is where you get to choose your banner's appearance. Further down will be a list of available images you can choose from. Each image will have an image name which you can use in the URL.



Images:

Below is a list of images you may choose from, arranged in alphabetical order. For users who wish to request a different banner, such as one with an OC, send me a PM. Include a link to all graphical resources.


Credits:

My artistic talents don't really go past cropping, scaling, and moving parts of images around, so clearly, none of these were originally made by me. Below are the artists of the original images used in some of the above images:

applejack1
celestia1
changeling1
changeling1 background
fluttershy1
fluttershy1 background
luna1
luna2
luna2 background
octavia1
spitfire1
twilight3



Examples:

Using this information, here are some examples of how the banners should work, when I input my user details:

[email protected] only:

[Image: sigimage.php?u=601869&t=212997&b=celestia1]

Code:
http://www.bronyathome.org/sigimage.php?u=601869&t=212997&b=celestia1

BOINC only:

[Image: sigimage.php?w=2828648&t=81403693&b=celestia1]

Code:
http://www.bronyathome.org/sigimage.php?w=2828648&t=81403693&b=celestia1

[email protected] and BOINC:

[Image: sigimage.php?w=2828648&p=81403693&u=6018...=celestia1]

Code:
http://www.bronyathome.org/sigimage.php?w=2828648&p=81403693&u=601869&t=212997&b=celestia1

EyeWire only:

[Image: sigimage.php?e=hiigaran&b=celestia1]

Code:
http://www.bronyathome.org/sigimage.php?e=hiigaran&b=celestia1

And if I want to change images (using the [email protected] only banner) :

[Image: sigimage.php?u=601869&t=212997&b=derpy1]

Code:
http://www.bronyathome.org/sigimage.php?u=601869&t=212997&b=derpy1

[Image: sigimage.php?u=601869&t=212997&b=twilight2]

Code:
http://www.bronyathome.org/sigimage.php?u=601869&t=212997&b=twilight2



If you need any help, make a post, and I can get the URL set up for you.
[Image: sigimage.php?e=hiigaran&b=changeling1]
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Can the one i made for my OC be added?

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m552...17dde1.png

i made it myslef
[Image: sigimage.php?u=630792&t=212997&b=guitaristemily][Image: sigimage.php?u=630792&c1=7edfff&c2=7364b...df2f9&bg=0]
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The template has changed slightly, so it would be easier if you gave me the image of the OC itself, so that I can put it on the current template.
[Image: sigimage.php?e=hiigaran&b=changeling1]
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http://guitaristemily.deviantart.com/gallery/41436511 << there is a folder of all the images i have of her. Her name is Terble Clef :P
[Image: sigimage.php?u=630792&t=212997&b=guitaristemily][Image: sigimage.php?u=630792&c1=7edfff&c2=7364b...df2f9&bg=0]
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Ahh, I can't find the one exactly like the one in your previous post. Will this one do?

Any particular background you want, or do you want the simple gradient that the other sig had?
[Image: sigimage.php?e=hiigaran&b=changeling1]
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http://lordkalem.deviantart.com/gallery/...7#/d5pphtw << there it is - it was made for me by that user - and i have permission to use it as its my disgn and stuffles.

And i dont really mind about the background - as long as its not pink!
[Image: sigimage.php?u=630792&t=212997&b=guitaristemily][Image: sigimage.php?u=630792&c1=7edfff&c2=7364b...df2f9&bg=0]
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Had to get a little...creative, but I've replicated the original banner as much as I could:

[Image: sigimage.php?u=630792&t=212997&b=guitaristemily]

All you have to do to get it to work is to put the 'b' value in to the URL, which is just your user name.
[Image: sigimage.php?e=hiigaran&b=changeling1]
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Thank you!

It looks better!
[Image: sigimage.php?u=630792&t=212997&b=guitaristemily][Image: sigimage.php?u=630792&c1=7edfff&c2=7364b...df2f9&bg=0]
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No worries!
[Image: sigimage.php?e=hiigaran&b=changeling1]
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Two more banners have been added to the list: applejack1 and vinylscratch1

Enjoy!

I'm working on getting more, but between playing TF2 and lazing around and doing nothing, I just don't have the time to focus on this more.
[Image: sigimage.php?e=hiigaran&b=changeling1]
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Make a rainbow dash one please? http://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/3...0-1600.jpg Something along those lines? The website will turn 20% cooler, no jokes.
Rainbowdetermined2
[Image: sigimage.php?u=634956&t=212997&b=rainbowdash1]
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I'll give it a shot later tonight!

EDIT: How's this?

[Image: sigimage.php?u=601869&t=212997&b=rainbowdash1]

You'll need your Extreme Overclocking ID to use it, though. You should have one shortly after returning your first work unit. If you can't find your ID, tell me what your user name is, and I'll find it for you.
[Image: sigimage.php?e=hiigaran&b=changeling1]
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#13
Done! Pinkiehappy
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Have another dashie:

rainbowdash2
[Image: rainbowdash2.png]

I originally created that design as a way to show what kind of pose I think would look good as a replacement for the image in the top left, with an OC instead of dash, but I figured it would look good as a sig, so here you go!
[Image: sigimage.php?e=hiigaran&b=changeling1]
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Finally got around to getting the Celestia banner done:

[Image: celestia1.png]

Took so long because I couldn't find a good enough background. At least, until I remembered Aurora Borealis.
[Image: sigimage.php?e=hiigaran&b=changeling1]
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