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Offline Jahve

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Avatar size restrictions
« on: 05 Jun 2006, 17:45:29 »
I think that you should edit the maximum size for avatars used. At present they are 65 by 65 pixels, wich makes some, like the staff avatars, its text hardly readable and the background behind text hardly interperetable.. I suggest 80 by 80 pixels.

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Re: Avatar size restrictions
« Reply #1 on: 05 Jun 2006, 17:55:43 »
Seconded.

If my memory serves me correct the old forum had 85x85.
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Offline Sui

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Re: Avatar size restrictions
« Reply #2 on: 06 Jun 2006, 12:21:18 »
Fair enough... 80x80 it is.

The forum will automatically resize the pics using html, which is fine for most browsers but unfortunately looks fairly rubbishy in IE.

You can always resize your avatar in a graphics program and reload it though ;)

Offline bedges

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Re: Avatar size restrictions
« Reply #3 on: 07 Jun 2006, 10:56:09 »
which is it then? 80 x 80 or 85 x 85?

Offline Sui

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Re: Avatar size restrictions
« Reply #4 on: 07 Jun 2006, 11:00:16 »
At the moment... 80x80. That seems to be negotiable though ;)

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Re: Avatar size restrictions
« Reply #5 on: 07 Jun 2006, 11:09:43 »
so the staff avatars are 85 pixels and everyone else's is 80? can anyone say 'elitism'? :P

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Re: Avatar size restrictions
« Reply #6 on: 07 Jun 2006, 20:06:47 »
You are increasing the noise in signal-to-noise ratio. The content which should have the highest priority is getting less attention when the other things are given more space. 85x85 is a huge avatar as I see it.

Just a personal opinion, I'm not demanding anything into any direction.

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Re: Avatar size restrictions
« Reply #7 on: 12 Sep 2006, 16:05:43 »
Present avatar size(80x80) is causing small posts to take up a hell of a lot of wasted white space, which I have found very annoying as of late.  I would vote to shrivel them down to 50x50 or smaller.  Thought we were trying to reduce signal to noise. (As opposed to this message,of course, which is all signal because I posted it...  :whistle:)

If they look like crap after auto-resizing it is up to the member to be arsed to make a smaller, better looking version.
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Offline dmakatra

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Re: Avatar size restrictions
« Reply #8 on: 12 Sep 2006, 17:10:22 »
Present avatar size(80x80) is causing small posts to take up a hell of a lot of wasted white space, which I have found very annoying as of late.  I would vote to shrivel them down to 50x50 or smaller.  Thought we were trying to reduce signal to noise. (As opposed to this message,of course, which is all signal because I posted it...  :whistle:)
Me thinks this be good. This way you won't miss smaller post (even if it's just a sentence it might be important) when speed-scrolling.

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Re: Avatar size restrictions
« Reply #9 on: 14 Sep 2006, 14:51:28 »
80x80 is good imho, most boards use this...then again OFPEC isn't most boards... :P

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Re: Avatar size restrictions
« Reply #10 on: 14 Sep 2006, 15:04:29 »
At present I'm not minded to change it.   80x80 seems to be a good compromise between having them as small as possible (which is desirable) and big enough so you can actually see the image and they do their job of helping you spot short posts.   We want to encourage concise posts.
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Offline dmakatra

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Re: Avatar size restrictions
« Reply #11 on: 14 Sep 2006, 23:09:19 »
Wait, what? So now we're changing it to 80x80? What's wrong with 85x85 now then? I even made myself a new one to fit this format. :(

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Re: Avatar size restrictions
« Reply #12 on: 15 Sep 2006, 01:43:30 »
We're not changing anything.   Whatever it is now its going to stay like that for the time being.   

Now I'm not even sure if its 80 or 85 ....
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Re: Avatar size restrictions
« Reply #13 on: 15 Sep 2006, 03:08:23 »
Avatars are set as 85 X 85.


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Re: Avatar size restrictions
« Reply #14 on: 21 Sep 2006, 00:08:10 »
  hey - if ya can't get room fer all yer letters n faces boys,
 ... use a frikkin .gif and awwwl ye probs are solved.  :cool2:

... be it 85 or even 285 that ye want :thumbsup: