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View Poll Results: Should Drunken Shotty Man be allowed
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Old 06-27-03, 12:29 AM   #1
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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.


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Old 06-27-03, 02:39 AM   #2
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what's the Hebrew in your avatar now, I can only make out the Aleph...
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Old 06-27-03, 07:01 AM   #3
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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.
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Animated avatars are not distracting.
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Old 06-27-03, 08:07 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 06-27-03, 08:40 AM   #6
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Animated avatars are not distracting.
you are....boobies....right they.....boobies....don't dis....boobies....tract at all....boobies!....
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Old 06-27-03, 10:18 AM   #7
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you are....boobies....right they.....boobies....don't dis....boobies....tract at all....boobies!....
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Old 06-27-03, 10:42 AM   #8
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Thumbs down 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... )
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Old 06-27-03, 01:40 PM   #9
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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.

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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.
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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.
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Old 06-27-03, 01:56 PM   #10
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64x64 avatar, 10k max is about the biggest I think is reasonable.

No sig images, not ever!
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I must agree that sig images are kinda distracting.
They usually take the focus away from your actual text
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