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Amika
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Post by Amika » Sep 25th 2004, 9:51 pm

Do avatars have to be a certain size? What happens if the picture yuo want is bigger than 100X100 pixels?

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Post by Nostradamus » Sep 26th 2004, 2:33 am

The limits are 100 pixels horizontal, 150 vertical, and max 10 kb size.

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Post by Amika » Sep 26th 2004, 4:06 pm

OK, thanks.

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Post by Nostradamus » Sep 26th 2004, 10:33 pm

Good choice! That movie kicks ass.

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Post by Nostradamus » Nov 9th 2004, 8:25 am

I don't suppose there's any chance of getting that 10 kilobyte limit increased a little? I found a cute animated avatar which fits within the pixel limits but exceeds the maximum file size by about 25 KB.

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Post by Sascha (sab) » Nov 9th 2004, 9:32 am

No, sorry. Remember, this avatar has to be loaded everytime someone accesses a forum page and it often appears multiple times on a page. So the browsers have to handle and display multiple instances of those graphics and that costs CPU and RAM ressources, especially with animated graphics. For most users, this isn't a problem nowadays, but there are still users with old PCs out there.

And I must admit, I'm not such a big fan of animated avatars - especially if they are complex animations with many images. If you look at some other fanboards (mostly for teenage tv shows): everything moves and blinks, sometimes even in their signatures, it's terribly annoying.

Additionally -- there is actually a way to get around our avatar limits ("remote avatars") --- but if we discover it's getting misused, we're going to disable it.
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