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Old 10-01-2008, 01:41 PM   #1
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Default How do you guys deal with user signatures/avatars?

There are some forums out there that want to limit the dimensions and file sizes of each avatar and signature image and it looks pretty common. I never seen any rules here that would detail such limitation. It's only a big deal if your content is beyond bandwidth-intensive. That, and/or how big the image can be.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:54 PM   #2
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I don't know about you, but if there's an option to turn them all off, then I select it.

They just take up room in the topic and distract you from the actual replies.
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:18 PM   #3
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The avatar size limit used to be 65x75 pixels.
But it seems like larger avatars work now too.

As for the signatures, I don't use one. But keep it reasonable.
The one you use right now is just fine.
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:39 PM   #4
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According to the "edit avatar" page,
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Note: The maximum size of your custom image is 120 by 120 pixels or 39.1 KB (whichever is smaller).
As for signatures,
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The maximum size of your custom image is 500 by 100 pixels or 9.8 KB
I have not tested the forum software's ability to enforce those limits, however.
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Old 10-03-2008, 01:20 AM   #5
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To turn them off,
User CP, Edit Options, Visible Post Elements
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Old 10-06-2008, 02:16 AM   #6
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According to the "edit avatar" page,

As for signatures,

I have not tested the forum software's ability to enforce those limits, however.
The forum would not let me submit a signature with a size of 9.8KB...it had to be 9.7KB. I haven't tested avatars, but I'm guessing they're the same way.
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:42 PM   #7
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Avatars will just be resized and converted to JFIF data. So if the avatar is a GIF file with a transparent canvas it turns to white and is resized down to a JPG file.

That is unless a super moderator uses the moderator control panel to change avatars. So yeah...the post elements feature I mentioned has come in use for those ocassions. :P Back on another forum I blurted out secrets like that; now the place is dead because of egocentric love philosophers who hate everything.
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Old 10-07-2008, 12:05 AM   #8
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Are you saying people abandoned a message forum just because a moderator had a big avatar?
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Old 10-07-2008, 12:11 AM   #9
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Nah people fought a lot, but that was one of the results of me spitting out finds like those is just messing with people. No one left because of that.

Big reason why it's down is because anyone could request to be a moderator. A couple or three guys in larger positions hadn't been online before and thought an emulation site would be a nice place for a social crowd. Eventually there were six super moderators including myself.

No one wanted to be a moderator at first, but they liked the site. Eventually a few tried to replace the admin's responsibilities. One time this complete spam thread named "Random Info!", man every five seconds they were moderating the thread title because of this new Renaissance idea of a new name. Super moderators who didn't moderate that particular forum are crying and screaming in pain online at the thought of it not being left where it's at after they changed it. (kinda literally in the funny responses imaginable)

It goes on but you didn't ask really.
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Old 10-08-2008, 11:48 PM   #10
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I'm more familiar with phpBB than vBulletin - so I really don't feel like being a moderator/administrator here anyway. Most people don't know exactly how they function and what responsibilities would ride on the shoulders of one. Only those that are smart, advanced, and careful, can live to handle it all.
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