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UDawg 06-27-03 01:29 AM

Avatars
 
Can we increase the allowance size of the avatars. LOL!

We need to see Drunken Shotty Man!

I am making a petition on behalf of PsychoSy. Damn with bandwidth! Get Drunken Shotty Man on our board.

http://www.zzzz4.net/mas/images/icon...ni-avatar2.gif

Matthyahuw 06-27-03 03:39 AM

what's the Hebrew in your avatar now, I can only make out the Aleph...

The Baron 06-27-03 08:01 AM

Personally, I don't like animated GIFs as avatars--they can be really distracting when you're reading a long thread.

So I'd say leave it as is.

de><ta 06-27-03 08:28 AM

Animated avatars are not distracting.:p :)

saturnotaku 06-27-03 09:07 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by The Baron
Personally, I don't like animated GIFs as avatars--they can be really distracting when you're reading a long thread.

So I'd say leave it as is.

Same here.

UDawg 06-27-03 09:40 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by de><ta
Animated avatars are not distracting.:p :)
you are....boobies....right they.....boobies....don't dis....boobies....tract at all....boobies!....

b00bie 06-27-03 11:18 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by UDawg71
you are....boobies....right they.....boobies....don't dis....boobies....tract at all....boobies!....
Hey, I know :D

digitalwanderer 06-27-03 11:42 AM

Waste-o-bandwidth
 
Bandwidth costs, and nothing sucks it down faster than large animated avatars & sig pictures! :(

I'm against both. I like avatars as they make it easier for me to keep people straight, ('cept for "Steal-yer-mates-avatar Days" over at Rage3D where we all swap around avatars for a couple of days just to confuse people...it REALLY confuses people!), and find my own posts so I can know where I left off in a thread....but increasing the size of 'em is just a bad plan.

They're good at what they are, but don't try and make too big a deal out of them or they'll distract from what your words are. :)

(Yeah, says the man who made his avatar in a fit of inspiration at 2am one night and who has come to be recognized by it... :rolleyes: )

ricercar 06-27-03 02:40 PM

The main reason I became a regular at nV News is because there are no garish .sig images, and the avatars were customizable but not overt.

<rant>
I just despize boards/threads where .sigs consume more real estate than the message body. There's no friggin excuse to have a .sig longer than your message; it says you care more about your vanity than your ideas.
</rant>

Say no to large or animated avatars. Any truly creative person can work within low-bandwidth boundaries to make a distracting—uh, i mean attractive—avatar.

sbp 06-27-03 02:56 PM

145kb? http://sbp777.homestead.com/files/ugone2far.gif

digitalwanderer 06-27-03 03:03 PM

64x64 avatar, 10k max is about the biggest I think is reasonable.

No sig images, not ever! :mad:

b00bie 06-27-03 03:09 PM

I must agree that sig images are kinda distracting.
They usually take the focus away from your actual text ;)


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