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Restriction on Avatar

Postby Scorpion » Sat, 29 Apr 2006 11:54 am

Why restrict the 'Avatar' to around 10kb only, can't give some more space for that :lol: .....

If space is a constraint, why not allow it to be linked with an external url !!? :)
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Postby dot dot dot » Sat, 29 Apr 2006 11:55 am

Where is your avatar scorpion?

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Postby Scorpion » Sat, 29 Apr 2006 12:08 pm

Eric from the Netherlands wrote:Where is your avatar scorpion?

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Gosh.. am on 'Avatar' strike now., :lol:

Need'y of bigger space :?
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Postby Bremen » Sat, 29 Apr 2006 12:26 pm

Scorpion wrote:
Eric from the Netherlands wrote:Where is your avatar scorpion?

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Gosh.. am on 'Avatar' strike now., :lol:

Need'y of bigger space :?


C'mon "it" can't be that big... Unless you're trying to impress all the ladies and pull them away from Eric and Vaucluse?
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Postby dot dot dot » Sat, 29 Apr 2006 12:29 pm

Bremen wrote:
Scorpion wrote:
Eric from the Netherlands wrote:Where is your avatar scorpion?

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Gosh.. am on 'Avatar' strike now., :lol:

Need'y of bigger space :?


C'mon "it" can't be that big... Unless you're trying to impress all the ladies and pull them away from Eric and Vaucluse?


No way Jose... 8-)

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Postby Scorpion » Sat, 29 Apr 2006 12:39 pm

Bremen wrote:........
C'mon "it" can't be that big... Unless you're trying to impress all the ladies and pull them away from Eric and Vaucluse?

Nope it was only my avatar that need's some space... not my signature :cool:

beside am already on my signature design :lol:
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Postby dot dot dot » Sat, 29 Apr 2006 12:40 pm

You can also attach an 'extra' avatar on your signature scorpion...

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Postby Scorpion » Sat, 29 Apr 2006 12:46 pm

Eric from the Netherlands wrote:You can also attach an 'extra' avatar on your signature scorpion...

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Hmmm.. that'z a good idea Eric to put my new image into signature :roll:

what happens when my dancing gal arrives ?? no place for her in my siganture !!!! :evil:
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Re: Restriction on Avatar

Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 29 Apr 2006 12:47 pm

Scorpion wrote:Why restrict the 'Avatar' to around 10kb only, can't give some more space for that :lol: .....

If space is a constraint, why not allow it to be linked with an external url !!? :)


Not so much disk space as bandwidth when the page loads.

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Postby Bremen » Sat, 29 Apr 2006 12:53 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
Not so much disk space as bandwidth when the page loads.


True, but an external URL wouldn't affect the board's bandwidth...
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Re: Restriction on Avatar

Postby Scorpion » Sat, 29 Apr 2006 12:55 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
Scorpion wrote:Why restrict the 'Avatar' to around 10kb only, can't give some more space for that :lol: .....

If space is a constraint, why not allow it to be linked with an external url !!? :)


Not so much disk space as bandwidth when the page loads.

!!!! :? , guess the avatar shouldn't take any increase in bandwidth.. as the size is only 100*100... which is more enough for an avatar.

only the 10kb.. is hitting me :D
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Re: Restriction on Avatar

Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 29 Apr 2006 1:12 pm

Bremen wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:
Not so much disk space as bandwidth when the page loads.


True, but an external URL wouldn't affect the board's bandwidth...


True. However, phpBB does not have a provision for an external avatar... perhaps because of the delay in loading pages that can be caused seeking out secondary URL's for the page load.

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Re: Restriction on Avatar

Postby Bremen » Sat, 29 Apr 2006 1:24 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
Bremen wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:
Not so much disk space as bandwidth when the page loads.


True, but an external URL wouldn't affect the board's bandwidth...


True. However, phpBB does not have a provision for an external avatar... perhaps because of the delay in loading pages that can be caused seeking out secondary URL's for the page load.


Aaah, true. I still had CFBB in mind. :)

However, considering that most of us are "regular visitors", the initial delay would just be temporary until it's cached. Same can be said of increasing the avatar size to 15kb. In most cases it's a one-time hit.
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Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 29 Apr 2006 1:29 pm

Bremen wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:
Bremen wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:
Not so much disk space as bandwidth when the page loads.


True, but an external URL wouldn't affect the board's bandwidth...


True. However, phpBB does not have a provision for an external avatar... perhaps because of the delay in loading pages that can be caused seeking out secondary URL's for the page load.


Aaah, true. I still had CFBB in mind. :)

However, considering that most of us are "regular visitors", the initial delay would just be temporary until it's cached. Same can be said of increasing the avatar size to 15kb. In most cases it's a one-time hit.


Yes, you are correct again. There may be some add ons available that would enhance avatar capabilities... but the trouble with phpBB addons is that if you ever have to upgrade the basic board system, they must all be re-applied.

phpBB kind of reminds me of the old Betamax/VHS wars... the best product didn't win out but it is very widely used.

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Re: Restriction on Avatar

Postby Bremen » Sat, 29 Apr 2006 1:44 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
phpBB kind of reminds me of the old Betamax/VHS wars... the best product didn't win out but it is very widely used.


Especially if it's free. ;)

I used to use ColdFusion-based bulletin boards (wrote my own too), and they're pretty darn great to use. But a CF server isn't free, so phpBB makes sense. :)
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