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post Aug 7 2004, 10:06 AM
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Okay, it's another 'be good' message. Sorry!

I've just had to remove a user's avatar because they were linking directly to the site that they found it on and the site owner had complained about the unfair use of their bandwidth without permission. When I checked, the picture itself was also around 600 pixels wide, six times the size that it needs to be for this board.

I know that the person who was doing this is not alone by any means, so the message is this:

Please host your avatars either on your own site or that of a friend (if you have a site and are happy to host people's avatars then please mention this in a reply)

Please resize your avatars so that they are in the proper dimensions for this board, ie. a maximum of 100x100 pixels.

Resizing saves on people with slow connections having to wait ages for your picture to download. Ideally your avatar image should not take up more than around 40k or 50k for a moving image or a max of 15k for a still image. Doing this makes sure that the boards load nice and fast making the whole thing a lot nicer for everyone smile.gif

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post Aug 7 2004, 11:11 AM
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I used tp do hosting for people, but since i lost my webspace with ntl i can't do it so easily, still, if you want an image resized properly (because its hard if you don't know how) then give a shout to me (or most people, i know we're all clever bunnies here) but yeah, anyway, just trying to help out biggrin.gif


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post Aug 7 2004, 01:41 PM
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You can get a program which allows you to serve off your own pc. It means that while you're offline others can't see it, but it does mean that you dont have to link.


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post Aug 7 2004, 02:38 PM
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I think a lot of us use this already but, www.webpost.net is a great place to host your own avatar. It's free and easy to use, plus I believe it has unlimitted bandwidth.


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post Aug 7 2004, 02:38 PM
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Oy, btw, may I use your image as my avatar Mata? biggrin.gif It's just the size it needs to be and it's linked from my boomspeed account...


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post Aug 7 2004, 03:10 PM
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Which image do you mean? The one I've got right now? Well... I guess you can use it on a different forum if you want... I've always wondered who those random people are in avatars and now I might be one of them. How bizarre.


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post Aug 7 2004, 03:19 PM
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nnnnnnnnnnnnnooooo ... I think she means the av she has now, which is hosted on her boomspeed account... Ie: the bat .. the one from the 'use these as avatars' section of your site ... The question looks to be one of copyright ... not hosting ...


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post Aug 7 2004, 03:26 PM
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Oh yes, if that's what she means then yes, by all means go ahead and use that elsewhere, on the proviso that at some place on that forum you mention that you got the av from this site. That's all part of the conditions of picking up the av's from that page in the first place and I figure it's not too much to ask (it's also a nice way to get a higher ranking on Google smile.gif).


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post Aug 7 2004, 03:32 PM
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Thanks. tongue.gif The suggestion of a picture of Mata as an avatar for me is even cooler wink.gif And I'll make sure. It's clever that when I clicked to save to my own drive for the picture, you had the name set with the copyright. Good idea!


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post Aug 7 2004, 04:23 PM
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QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ Aug 7 2004, 03:11 AM)
still, if you want an image resized properly (because its hard if you don't know how) then give a shout to me (or most people, i know we're all clever bunnies here) but yeah, anyway, just trying to help out biggrin.gif
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Yup. I can resize images too. And I will resize aaanyone's because...well..it kind of irritates me when they are big images and so the board auto-resizes them. Not because of my connection...just because they look so horrible when they're resized by the board. I always get an urge to take the image and resize it properly. Is that odd?

Although...isn't the board set to where the maximum size is 102 x 116, not 100 x 100? It used to be, anyway... *goes to check*

*edit*...yuuup. That's the maximum size as of now. That may seem an arbitrary number to the rest of you, but it's the size that avs used to be in Excite's Virtual Places....so well, just me and Lo really have a bunch of avs that size. laugh.gif


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post Aug 8 2004, 01:42 AM
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QUOTE (candice @ Aug 7 2004, 08:23 AM)
*edit*...yuuup.  That's the maximum size as of now.  That may seem an arbitrary number to the rest of you, but it's the size that avs used to be in Excite's Virtual Places....so well, just me and Lo really have a bunch of avs that size.  laugh.gif
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Yup that came about because of a convo I was having with the Fuzzmasta! I like the 102x116 not just because of excite, but because it has a nice rectangular feel as opposed to a box.


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