<jargon> The act of excoriating a bloated, ugly or derivative sig block
Common grounds for warlording include the presence of a signature rendered in a BUAF
, over-used or cliched sig quotes, ugly ASCII art
, or simply excessive size.
The original "Warlord" was a BIFF
c. 1991 who featured in his sig a particularly large and obnoxious ASCII graphic resembling the sword of Conan the Barbarian in the 1981 John Milius movie; the group name alt.fan.warlord was sarcasm, and the characteristic mode of warlording is devastatingly sarcastic praise.