Author Topic: Please can we have a little more avatar space?  (Read 1584 times)

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Please can we have a little more avatar space?
« on: June 19, 2010, 03:39:28 PM »
Would it be possible to go to 130x130 and 50k? I have a bunch of avatars that I have created which I could donate to the standard avatars list.
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Re: Please can we have a little more avatar space?
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2010, 03:35:06 AM »
Good idea. I'm in favor of it.  :)
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Re: Please can we have a little more avatar space?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2010, 08:21:20 AM »
It was an unpleasant surprise to find that only 80x80 was allotted here.  I had to use a resizer for the first time in months.
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Re: Please can we have a little more avatar space?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2010, 08:46:33 AM »
80 x 80 is pretty small, but I just assumed it was set up that way to save space or something.  Whiiiich probably shows just how uninformed I am about how the magical internetz works.   :blush:
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Re: Please can we have a little more avatar space?
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2010, 09:00:02 AM »
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80 x 80 is pretty small, but I just assumed it was set up that way to save space or something.  Whiiiich probably shows just how uninformed I am about how the magical internetz works.   :blush:
I would suspect that, or it may be that is the default size and nobody has gotten around to changing it. Whitney can check how much server space the avatars take up. The worst case is 2000 x 15k = 30meg the suggestion would make this 2,000 x 50k = 100meg. However as 1800 members aren't active I would contend we would only see a worst case increase of 200 x 35k (diff between old and new) = 7meg which is bugger all I would think vs the entire site. The other major site memory user are uploaded images and files which I would suspect account for a much higher fraction than avatars.
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Re: Please can we have a little more avatar space?
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2010, 09:04:54 AM »
That makes sense.  I guess I just want to make sure Whitney doesn't feel like we are asking her to do even more, considering she pays and runs the site on her own.  But if it wouldn't cost her anything or be a pain in the ass to do, I'm all for it.  :D  I've never dealt with running a forum personally, so I have no idea about these kinds of things.
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Re: Please can we have a little more avatar space?
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2010, 09:16:32 AM »
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That makes sense.  I guess I just want to make sure Whitney doesn't feel like we are asking her to do even more, considering she pays and runs the site on her own.  But if it wouldn't cost her anything or be a pain in the ass to do, I'm all for it.  :D  I've never dealt with running a forum personally, so I have no idea about these kinds of things.
In terms of work it's a quick trip to the Administration Control Panel (ACP) and changing 3 parameters and it's done. I wouldn't want to cost Whitney $0.01 more so that's the real consideration and I don't know enough about the hosting arrangements to comment. The other thing is that Whitney would not want bigger avatars and that's her choice. I wanted a bit more simply because I would like to contribute a few avatars that I made for RDF and they don't fit here and most of them would if the parameters were adjusted to those I have suggested.
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Re: Please can we have a little more avatar space?
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2010, 09:46:33 AM »
Another solution would be for you to resize your avatars.  Davin posted a link to a freeware program that does this easily, and it's not even something that requires a download:

http://www.pixlr.com/editor/

I use that program almost exclusively now when I need to quickly resize an image.
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Re: Please can we have a little more avatar space?
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2010, 11:22:50 AM »
Quote from: "pinkocommie"
Another solution would be for you to resize your avatars.  Davin posted a link to a freeware program that does this easily, and it's not even something that requires a download:

http://www.pixlr.com/editor/

I use that program almost exclusively now when I need to quickly resize an image.
No time to study that ATM but bookmarked for later, looks interesting!
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Re: Please can we have a little more avatar space?
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2010, 09:38:42 AM »
Helloooooooo is there anybody out there
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Re: Please can we have a little more avatar space?
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2010, 05:00:40 PM »
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Re: Please can we have a little more avatar space?
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2010, 05:03:46 PM »
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Done
Thank you!!!!
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Re: Please can we have a little more avatar space?
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2010, 05:09:24 PM »
Whitney, feel free to add these images to the standard avatars of the site  :D















I've got a bunch more that I'll dig out.
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Re: Please can we have a little more avatar space?
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2010, 05:38:38 PM »
Thanks!
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Re: Please can we have a little more avatar space?
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2010, 12:12:05 AM »
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