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RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 5/6/2006 7:14:33 PM   
My Life in Pictures


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Nooooo, all my cool avatars are too big. I just made a batch for the World Cup.

Well 150KB certainly makes it a challenge. It was spoiled for choice before.

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RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 5/6/2006 7:32:16 PM   
Kid A


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150kb did indeed come from Capt. Barbossa.

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RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 5/6/2006 8:00:31 PM   
Sahara Desert


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I'll thank-you all to note that some of us are on dial-up and don't appreciate the insinuation we're living in the dark ages. So you got broadband? Well bully for you. Don't think that because you're on broadband that everyone else should follow suit or be damned. I'll certainly welcome this clamp-down on AV sizes.

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RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 5/6/2006 8:14:33 PM   
Godzilla


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Sahara Desert

I'll thank-you all to note that some of us are on dial-up and don't appreciate the insinuation we're living in the dark ages. So you got broadband? Well bully for you. Don't think that because you're on broadband that everyone else should follow suit or be damned. I'll certainly welcome this clamp-down on AV sizes.


A few other forums I read don't have avatar limits, I have seen avatars and sigs that are 9megs, one person even had the whole Land Of The Dead trailer in gif form.

Animated gifs are hosted on other sites not empire, the best avatars are big in size and are worth the download time. And if you don't like gifs or on dial up you can change you settings to not display avatars.

If anything the limit should be upped to 500k



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RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 5/6/2006 8:21:31 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Godzilla
A few other forums I read don't have avatar limits, I have seen avatars and sigs that are 9megs, one person even had the whole Land Of The Dead trailer in gif form.


Which is just bloody stupid as people are not there to watch the trailer, they are there to read your comments.

quote:

the best avatars are big in size and are worth the download time. And if you don't like gifs or on dial up you can change you settings to not display avatars.


But avatars are a priveldge not a right. An avatar is only a small part of your online personality whilst massive file sizes just slow the site down. Like I said above it is the post you make that people are interested in, not the avatar. I find the smaller avatars more original and interesting to look at unlike longer ones. The more popular forums like RT don't have massive file sizes.

quote:

If anything the limit should be upped to 500k


500k x 30 replies per page = a lot of file transfering.


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RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 5/6/2006 8:29:17 PM   
Dick Jones


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I abandoned my moving avatar long ago. Single pictures. Thats the way forward.

150k is quite sufficent.

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RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 5/6/2006 8:32:16 PM   
Neth


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It is pretty easy to turn off the AVs in a browser like Firefox - just select Tools > Options > Web Features and select Load Images From Originating Site Only. I can't imagine it's any more difficult in other browsers.

Having said that, though, some AVs have been getting a bit out of hand in terms of size of late, and there's been times when I've wondered if dial-up'rs can actually be bothered waiting for pages to load, caching or not. 150kb seems fair enough.


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RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 5/6/2006 8:35:21 PM   
Kid A


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Dick Jones

I abandoned my moving avatar long ago. Single pictures. Thats the way forward.

150k is quite sufficent.


Me too.

On the Ice Pirate Ship forums Im intending to unleash a monster mind, no limits over there!!

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RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 5/6/2006 8:41:25 PM   
lulu karma


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I have to work on my furry av.  Poor guys.  At it's normal size, the furries take a guy out of a phone booth and beat him up.  Now they just stand and stare at him in the phone booth.

So much rage they must contain now.

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RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 5/6/2006 8:58:40 PM   
Mycroft


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<---  You've made Jack very sad . At 100x100 this is the death knell for anything but animations with a few frames, this is a moving picture forum after all   Least I won't be procrastinating in ImageReady anymore.

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RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 5/6/2006 9:02:11 PM   
James2183


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My avatar (which is by far the best one on here) is only 18kb 


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RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 5/6/2006 9:03:21 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: James2183

My avatar (which is by far the best one on here) is only 18kb 



it is, frankly, genius.

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RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 5/6/2006 9:04:25 PM   
GhostWriter


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There you go, this one is only 103kb.  I think the smaller size will force us to be a but more creative with our avs, which is always a good thing.

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RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 5/6/2006 9:05:29 PM   
Dick Jones


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Mycroft

At 100x100 this is the death knell for anything but animations with a few frames, this is a moving picture forum after all  


It will encourage people to be a little more creative I think.

There are some cracking short seamless looping ones

edit- Yeah! what Ghostwriter said.

< Message edited by Dick Jones -- 5/6/2006 9:06:11 PM >


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RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 5/6/2006 9:46:43 PM   
rikkie


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I must confess I really don't see the point in large avs unless they're seriously creative.  If they're just a big clip from a film, then whoopy-bloody do.  I'm more than happy sticking with a single image I feel defines me more than a clip from one of my favourite films.  As for an av made from Land Of The Dead, well that's just fucking utterly ridiculous.  They could at least choose a decent Romero film.

Mental note - get zombie chow-down av.  Defines me v v well.

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RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 5/6/2006 9:54:45 PM   
Captain Black


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Well, Neth's utterly awesome M:I 3/Nelson one fits under the restrictions so I'm happy enough. 

BTW there is an option to turn off view avatars (smileys and all images in posts too) in My Empire -> My Preferences and look for speed settings, there are some check boxes.


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RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 5/6/2006 10:00:22 PM   
rikkie


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Neth's masterpiece is case in point for creativity!

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RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 5/6/2006 10:23:03 PM   
Zao


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Bah.  Had to re-do mine. Can't complain though...

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Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 5/6/2006 11:06:11 PM   
Alistair

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Sahara Desert

I'll thank-you all to note that some of us are on dial-up and don't appreciate the insinuation we're living in the dark ages. So you got broadband? Well bully for you. Don't think that because you're on broadband that everyone else should follow suit or be damned. I'll certainly welcome this clamp-down on AV sizes.


Boo Hoo.

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RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 5/6/2006 11:42:58 PM   
moontheloon


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well mine is and has always been... about 4KB... unless there is a birthday av...

oh... the birthday av's.. don't they usually go above the limit.. damn


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RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 5/6/2006 11:49:49 PM   
Sahara Desert


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Alistair
Boo Hoo.
Well that's a bloody intelligent comment, isn't it?
 
For your information, I've done just fine on dial-up for nearly two years with no problems at all from my ISP, I had a bad experience with a broadband trial in that it was slower than dial-up and wouldn't stay connected for more than about ten minutes at a time and I'm content to surf the web at my own pace. The internet for me is a place to while away a little time at leisure with no great hurry.
 
As I have just been reliably informed, if you don't like the 150kb limit, go and visit Bloody Disgusting where apparently there are no AV size limits. Plus, I'm not there for you to antagonise me.

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Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 5/6/2006 11:58:49 PM   
Alistair

 

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Bloody ell', calm down....calm down.

56k is wonderful. It is. Really.

I would like to add that 56k was kind to me over the years. When I say 'the years' I mean between 1956-1963.

< Message edited by Alistair -- 6/6/2006 12:16:44 AM >


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RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 6/6/2006 12:24:10 AM   
lulu karma


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Alistair

I would like to add that 56k was kind to me over the years. When I say 'the years' I mean between 1956-1963.


OK... I hate to say this but...

LMFAO!

Now everyone be happy.  Please continue.

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Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 6/6/2006 12:31:43 AM   
Alistair

 

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Besides, I would like to add that I help the 56k gang because my avatar is only 30-odd-k

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RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 6/6/2006 12:37:40 AM   
directorscut


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We should all be thankful for 56k. If not for 56k many of our grandparents would not have met and thus we would not be here to bask in the glory of current technology.

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RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 6/6/2006 9:19:24 AM   
rikkie


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[beardy old crotchety man]56k?  56k?  You don't know you've been born!  My first interweb connection was 9.6k![/beardy old crotchety man] During the war, I wore an onion on my belt....which was the style at the time...you couldnt get those white ones, you could only get those big yellow ones.................now where was I........oh yeah, the important thing was I was wearing an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time, you couldnt get those...

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RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 6/6/2006 9:35:44 AM   
AgentGoth


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Mine's too big, isn't it?

Bloody limitations. Next it'll be our freedom, I tells ya!




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RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 6/6/2006 9:43:58 AM   
i007_Bond_007i


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I need to find some av-making software, any suggestions?

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RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 6/6/2006 9:47:06 AM   
AgentGoth


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Ask RuffKut, God of all avatars, or stop off down at the av making thread.

I really should learn how to make avatars. You know what... that's going to be my challenge for the summer.

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RE: Avatar Amnesty. ALL USERS READ ME. - 6/6/2006 9:54:33 AM   
Krazy_Beyootiful

 

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Gothy yours isn't too big at all, it's 148 kb I think, so you're just about perfect.

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