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Kid A -> Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 3:16:01 PM)

Calling all Avatar nuts! The time has come to reinforce our rules here over avatar sizes. We are hereby launching a seven day avatar amnesty where avatars bigger than our permitted 150kb can be removed and replaced with something smaller. We have had complaints from dial up users - yes, they do exist the poor poppets - that certain avatars are slowing up their forum use. Indeed, a quick scan today has revealed a few enormous "moving" avs, one of 750kb, miles over our limit. In seven days mods will begin quietly checking avatar sizes and offenders will be sent threatening messages full of words like "Martin Lawrence", "Freddie Prinze Jr" and "Matthew Lillard" as well as compulsory DVD watching passes to A51. I'm getting my copy of Black Knight ready for our first, er, guest!

If your are unsure how to check your av size, just right click on it, click properties and its all there.

Thanks guys, we know its a pain, and we know people work hard to make cool avs, but we have to cater for all our users. The size limit of 150kb has today been confirmed to mods by James Dyer in Area51, so no moaning, please.... [:D]




UrbanAngel -> RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 3:17:33 PM)

I thought it was 200kb[&:]




BigBadWolf -> RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 3:23:16 PM)

DAMN YOU DYER, DAMN YOU ALL *shakes fist*

I get my shiny new moving AV and now can't use it.  Life is indeed harsh, but still it's better than receiving anything to do with Lawrence or Prinz Jr in my inbox. 




UrbanAngel -> RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 3:27:17 PM)

You want me to shrink it down?




BigBadWolf -> RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 3:31:07 PM)

If you could that would be fantastic, I'm sure the genius who created it for me won't mind [:D]




directorscut -> RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 3:39:01 PM)

Surely people who have faster speeds should be catered for - not the slow pokes.
 
It's like saying a football team should decrease their ability because one of the players isn't as good.
 
Perhaps instead of handicapping the faster people you should encourage the slow ones to speed up?




UrbanAngel -> RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 3:39:27 PM)

That av was huuuuuuuge, had to take a lot of frames out to make it under the limit. I tried two different ways of doing it so just take your pic, they're both just under 150kb

[image]http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/3268/americanav14gi.gif[/image]

[image]http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/1195/americanav24ex.gif[/image]





Neth -> RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 3:44:04 PM)

You've gotta be kidding, right? I just spent eighteen hours converting all of The Ice Pirates into a 100 x 100 .gif image! [;)]

And BBW - I'm sure the genius doesn't mind. If he'd known you wanted it for this forum he would have probably compressed it a bit more for the limits...




BigBadWolf -> RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 4:12:10 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Neth

And BBW - I'm sure the genius doesn't mind. If he'd known you wanted it for this forum he would have probably compressed it a bit more for the limits...



Yeah, sorry Neth, I just liked it so much I wanted to use it here too.  I didn't forsee this event happening.

Thanks for the re-size UA [:D]




i007_Bond_007i -> RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 5:23:15 PM)

445836...ermmmm how much is that? [&:]




crayon -> RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 5:34:25 PM)

When I click 'properties' for your av, it tells me that it is 435.39KB.  Does that help?




i007_Bond_007i -> RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 5:44:30 PM)

Bugger...[:-]

Is there anyway I can "shrink" it to *gulp* 150kb?!




James2183 -> RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 5:46:49 PM)

When you take into account sites like Rotten Tomatoes which have only a 20kb avatar limit, you guys have got it pretty good. [:)]




Alistair -> Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 5:48:33 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Kid A
We have had complaints from dial up users


Dial-up? What's that mean? I vaguely remember the word, but do not know its meaning.

Ah yes! I remember, it's another word for STONE AGE!




i007_Bond_007i -> RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 5:49:04 PM)

I' ve got an av lined up for the world cup that's 188kb, is that allowed? Or is it strictly under 150kb?




Alistair -> Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 5:53:55 PM)

Meh, England aren't going to last long, so why not.




i007_Bond_007i -> RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 5:54:54 PM)

Hehehe, all the way!!!! [:D]




rich -> RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 6:00:12 PM)

People still have dial-up?!




James2183 -> RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 6:01:28 PM)

Sorry guys, the rules state 150kb so I am afraid all avatars will have to be under that limit. If we give leeway to one poster (even if its only 38kb) then we would have to give it to the others and be back to where we started. 




Kid A -> RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 6:02:27 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: i007_Bond_007i

I' ve got an av lined up for the world cup that's 188kb, is that allowed? Or is it strictly under 150kb?


We can't really have exceptions, i007, so yep, its going to be strictly 150kb.

EDIT: Hey, James, was that post made at 4739643729 giga watts?? lovely.




Alistair -> Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 6:03:09 PM)

I reckon all 56k members should be banned.

Problem solved.




i007_Bond_007i -> RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 6:05:48 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Kid A

quote:

ORIGINAL: i007_Bond_007i

I' ve got an av lined up for the world cup that's 188kb, is that allowed? Or is it strictly under 150kb?


We can't really have exceptions, i007, so yep, its going to be strictly 150kb.

EDIT: Hey, James, was that post made at 4739643729 giga watts?? lovely.


[sm=sad06.gif]...ok...




RockyWilcox -> RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 6:07:19 PM)

*Whispers* Guys, if you ignore them they might go away.




i007_Bond_007i -> RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 6:10:37 PM)

Oh brilliant...the av creating program's trial I was using has just expired...grrrrrrreat. Now I'm technologically infertile again.




i007_Bond_007i -> RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 6:49:42 PM)

For the time being:

[image]http://img331.imageshack.us/img331/7562/imarlonbrando20034tf.gif[/image]

I hope that makes you - happy [sm=23.gif][sm=dry.gif]




lulu karma -> RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 6:50:41 PM)

Hahaha, my furries av was too big.  I had to take one of the furries out back and Old Yeller him.  BLAM!  BLAM!  I'm really quite emotional about it. [sm=sad06.gif]

Anyone for furry stew? [:D]




James2183 -> RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 6:51:28 PM)

Does it contain nuts Lu? [&:]




RuffKut -> RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 6:54:12 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: UrbanAngel

I thought it was 200kb[&:]

Me too...did the 150kb come from La Grande Fromage?

150kb was the limit on the old place, but we sorta established when this new place opened that with the pixel size increasing to 100x100 the kb limit should increase proportionally. Just want to make sure we're all on the same page.

150kb is still plenty big enough though...I managed to squeeze the whole Psycho shower scene down to 150kb at the old place - it just means that all these guys that are new to the av making game are gonna have to learn how to optimize! [sm=tongueout.gif]




Castor Troy -> RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 6:55:37 PM)

Mine's only 885kb. That's okay isn't it?[:)]




i007_Bond_007i -> RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. (5/6/2006 6:56:23 PM)

Or learn where to get the programs from..mine just died on me.




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