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Old 02-15-2003, 01:10 PM   #1
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Avatar file size.

Ok I can understand the 70 by 70 pixel rule, but why does it have to be 20000 bytes or smaller. I think that should be upped because if the image is 70 by 70 the byte size isn't really gonna make it load slower or anything.

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Old 02-15-2003, 01:38 PM   #2
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Acually I had a 70 x 70 pic that said it would take 1 min to load on 56 K


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Old 02-15-2003, 01:56 PM   #3
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Was it a huge gif file or something?
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Old 02-15-2003, 02:04 PM   #4
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Don't forget that every single avatar is hosted locally on the LucasForums server. If everyone has really large file-size avatars then the server will struggle with bandwidth - just like it did before (and it went down constantly).


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Old 02-15-2003, 02:25 PM   #5
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If its a static avatar (which are the best if ou can find a good one, or ones with very little animation) 20k should be no prob


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Old 02-15-2003, 02:38 PM   #6
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It is possible to create a 10mb animated gif with dimensions 70 x 70. Besides, not everybody who posts on these forums has broadband, a few are on 56ks and there needs have to be taken into consideration too.
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Old 02-15-2003, 03:48 PM   #7
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I have a 56k connection and the animated avatars load just as fast if not faster than regular ones.
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Old 02-15-2003, 03:58 PM   #8
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I have a 56k connection and the animated avatars load just as fast if not faster than regular ones.
They are also under 20k.

Fact is that the larger the file size is, the more data has to be transmitted. The internet doesn't care about dimensions...that's a page layout thing.


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Old 02-15-2003, 05:42 PM   #9
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Is there a way that yuo could get linked avatars a bigger size limit? That might work.


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Old 02-15-2003, 05:51 PM   #10
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You'd still be transfering data 20k


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Old 02-15-2003, 07:46 PM   #11
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There are no linked avatars...you upload by url.


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Old 02-15-2003, 08:41 PM   #12
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You should add that feature than.


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Yes, because red X avatars and thousands of posts saying "WHY IZ MY AVATER AR ED X IT IS A PICTUR OF TEH MATRIX NTO A X" are just what this forum needs.


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There's nothing that makes a board look more unsightly than a bunch of of unavailable avatars with red crosses in the corner.

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Old 02-15-2003, 08:57 PM   #15
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Yes, because red X avatars and thousands of posts saying "WHY IZ MY AVATER AR ED X IT IS A PICTUR OF TEH MATRIX NTO A X" are just what this forum needs.
Good Point. I didn't think of that...


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Old 02-16-2003, 06:43 AM   #16
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Just be happy with what you've got - many forums don't even allow avatars at all. 20k is adequate for any image. It's only if you get greedy and expect to have a long animated job (which is irritating I might add) that you encounter problems.


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Old 02-16-2003, 06:16 PM   #17
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They are also under 20k.

Fact is that the larger the file size is, the more data has to be transmitted. The internet doesn't care about dimensions...that's a page layout thing.
Haha didn't think about that.

Forgive my ignorance.
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