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Old 16.08.2006, 18:39
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I've got one of the biggest avatars, so it is a bit hypocritical, but maybe the should be restricted in size a bit...like may 100pix height and no more than …oooo…say 200 wide. The tall avatars really stretch out the pages with lots of dead space.

(I’ll change mine first thing when getting home to something smaller.)

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Old 16.08.2006, 18:47
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Re: avatar dimension restrictions

At the moment avatars are set like this:

120x120 - new users
200x200 - users who have been here for more than 7 days and posted 5 or more messages (the same trigger which allows posts in the commercial section).

There are a few other smaller priviledges that are revoked for the first group like invisible mode, edit posts, delete posts etc.

Is this to your liking or did you have something else in mind?
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Old 16.08.2006, 18:48
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Re: avatar dimension restrictions

I think he's gunning for a promotion ..... Recent activity can be rated as very "noble"
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Old 16.08.2006, 19:31
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Re: avatar dimension restrictions

or maybe just garnering posts to reach 'forum legend' (rather like this one trying to reach something or other...)
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Old 16.08.2006, 20:37
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Re: avatar dimension restrictions

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At the moment avatars are set like this:

120x120 - new users
200x200 - users who have been here for more than 7 days and posted 5 or more messages (the same trigger which allows posts in the commercial section).

There are a few other smaller priviledges that are revoked for the first group like invisible mode, edit posts, delete posts etc.

Is this to your liking or did you have something else in mind?
works for me
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Re: avatar dimension restrictions

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I think he's gunning for a promotion ..... Recent activity can be rated as very "noble"
Hehe...I just want to be able to edit my bloody subject lines! But then again, why bother...I've got you to clean up after me.

Honestly, the avatar has been something that has been bugging me for a while.
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Old 16.08.2006, 20:44
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Re: avatar dimension restrictions

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I've got one of the biggest avatars...
Of course you have, but remember it's what you do with it that counts....

I originally allowed bigger avatars because I was trying encourage people to use their own avatars, rather than selecting something lame and pathetic from the gallery I provided. I figured that by making it less restrictive it might encourage some more interesting avatars.

But you are right, now that everyone has cottoned onto the idea it might be an idea to restrict the height. Currently it is 200px - what do you think a sensible height should be?
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But you are right, now that everyone has cottoned onto the idea it might be an idea to restrict the height. Currently it is 200px - what do you think a sensible height should be?
120pix height sounds fine...and no more than …oooo…say 200 wide.
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Judging by your new avatar I think you need to find a new dentist...
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120pix height sounds fine...and no more than …oooo…say 200 wide.
Comments from anyone else? Lob rockster will probably agree since he went from a massive avatar to a now very tiny one...
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Re: avatar dimension restrictions

120 x 120 is quite generous enough. After that the avatar becomes more like a background..
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120 x 120 is quite generous enough. After that the avatar becomes more like a background..
Hmmm...I disagree. We can 'aford' the width as it would not force content down or away...it is free. And hence will allow more creativity without being overly distracting or imparing usability like excessive heights do.

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Old 16.08.2006, 22:20
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Re: avatar dimension restrictions

ok, avatar limits now 200 wide, 120 high, 65KB max. Profile pictures may be 120x120 65KB max. Users with more than 5 posts and 7 days on the system may use animated avatars (if tasteful and not annoying)
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Users with more than 5 posts and 7 days on the system may use animated avatars (if tasteful and not annoying)
That caveat probably excludes about 95% of all animated avatars.
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Old 16.08.2006, 23:11
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Re: avatar dimension restrictions

I've been looking around for a new avatar. Check these out:

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Re: avatar dimension restrictions

OK, now i know why you disabled your reputation. seriously, those are awful!!! maybe the flame thingy...but even that is a wee bit 'phallically dynamic'.
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Old 16.08.2006, 23:29
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Re: avatar dimension restrictions

Ok, time to break out the big guns then...

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