Thread: Avatar size
I just noticed that the avatar file size you are allowed to upload is VERY small. Is it not possible that you could increase the size to 70 00 or 80 000. Otherwise you don't have enough size for animated avatars.
But still, I'm sure someone will give you a response to this request of yours. In fact, I'm a bit surprised no CM has said anything on this subject at all.
Indeed avatars were limited to community supportert only, but when Ant took over he wanted them to be avilable to all. The size is fine, I see no reason to change them. We have some animated avatars already, I myself have made two. The last time we talked about animated avatars and D-rob showed of his owl, D-rob or Finderato (I think) mentioned a site which helped resize animated gif files. Maybe if you do a search, LOA, you will find that thread? I have to run again, I was just passing by and stumbled upon this thread at all.
Take this avatar for example:
so I assume for CT members its a different size allowed.
Well, you are very wrong there. Grep is the owner, he spends a lot of time and money to run this site. He can have as big an .gif file as he wants. Everybody else have the same limits. You must make the .gif the right size or find something else to use, just like the rest of us.
(The one with the animated owl changed his name to LostAndAlone. That should help you in your search I believe. )
Why can't we host a picture elsewhere and link to it?
We can't because Taz didn't program it that way. But from what I can see now, we'll be able to do that on the new PT. And I am sure all will still have the option of saving the image on the PT server, if they want to.
When will that glorious new forum come? I haven't got the foggiest idea. If anyone has some spare time, please zip it in a winzip file and e-mail it to Grep. In the mean time, we all have to do the best we can with what we have.
The avatar system is fine, theres no need to change it, but what you are meaning D-Rob, is that we have to click on a link so that we can see everyones picture??? i dont see how that makes anything more effecient???
I too love the current forum, but there are things behind the scenes which we in the council would love to have and many things members here have wished for, which the boss can't give as the forum is now. We were all pretty anxious when we first moved from oldPT to this forum, but when we got here, we saw it was indeed better than what we had.
So far, the new forum is mostly a long wish list from us and a sketch in Grep's head, so you won't have to pack your bags just yet.
Hehehe, Grep would neither dream nor dare to make PT that simple
so you are planning to not make it as simple as it is now??? its probably a very simple answer but im slightly in the dark.
But do not despair, i am happy!!!
As far as flashy, annoying avatars, if it were to be limited to 18kb, there still isn't much room for that.