But i associate people by their sigs as i rarely read the name of the poster, and im real bad with names. Im sure a lot of people know who has posted by the sig that follows.
I mean im not saying it SHOULD be a rule, just that a standard on sigs would be a good idea. With the forum growing more people are gonna join and a few take liberties with sigs.
Plus with people with slower net speeds loading a 5mb sig every page (yes i know its cached) is a pain in the ass, especially the moveing ones. I have 10meg so its not a biggy, but not everyone does.
As ive said ive been a member/mod of a few big forums (one with 200,000 members) and things like sig and avatar sizes are a good thing to introduce. I joined one forum and they had no limit and i never really visited, if i wanted crap like that i would watch it, not view a sig.