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Avatar Gallery Submission Thread

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by fallout ranger, Aug 25, 2004.

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Do you care about custom avatars?

  1. Yes, and I want something done about it.

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    54.5%
  2. No, just leave it the way it is.

    230 vote(s)
    45.5%
  1. Semiurge Arbiter

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    You misunderstood. They are larger than 96x96, and not even symmetrical squares. I'm sure it's just the width that is limited to 96 px, not the height.
     
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  2. PulsatingBrain Huge and Ever-Growing Patron

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    Which ones are larger? And yes they're not all squares, but they fit into the window.
     
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  3. Semiurge Arbiter

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    Just confirmed it. Maximum height of avatars is 150 px, max width is 96 px. So the "limitation" of 96x96 is bullshit. I don't remember all the usernames with those avatars, JarlFrank has one but there were even larger ones.
     
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  4. PulsatingBrain Huge and Ever-Growing Patron

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    Make it this size then. What's got you so worked up about this dude?
     
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  5. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Maybe it's a trick to save disk space on our server.

    Anyway you could have done the work in the time you spent whining here. Many such cases!
     
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  6. Semiurge Arbiter

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    Here's a tip: Allow custom avatars again and save yourselves the work that should be the users' domain. There are ways of limiting file size of custom avatars on Xenforo.
     
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  7. Hóngwèibīng Arcane Vatnik

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    Explain the reasoning behind your rating, Infinitron.
     
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  8. Semiurge Arbiter

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    I'll not pretend that the mods could or would be willing to police avatars, but this is a gaming site so I bet most users would still be using a game related avatar anyway even if custom avatars were allowed. But that was not the original issue with custom avatars, was it? It's not that some were deemed too offensive either, because this is the Codex. So the
    only remaining explanations are that they must be from games because of image reasons, that their file size can't currently be limited, or because custom avatars are a possible future source of revenue for DU.
     
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  9. Ghulgothas Erudite

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    For a guy with an affinity for buttons, you're displaying a stunning lack of flexibility when it comes to avatars, man. But I still like you, Semi.

    [​IMG]
    I've no idea where the hell you dug the original up, but throw up some other token ones for Cho Aniki and you can have your precious blue avatar.
     
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  10. Hóngwèibīng Arcane Vatnik

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    Taluntain?
     
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  11. Semiurge Arbiter

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    Might as well ask what are the real size guidelines here? I know the height at least must be more than 96 px.
     
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  12. Taluntain Most Frabjous

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    Of course the file size can be limited. The original issue from what I remember was that nobody wanted to police potentially hundreds of offensive avatar changes around here every day. As far as avatar dimensions go, you can't just arbitrarily allow whatever sizes because the avatars appear in a dozen other locations besides the postbit, and those elements are often a set dimension from the original XF style. So every change you make could look fine in the postbit but break a dozen other elements in different locations.
     
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  13. Hóngwèibīng Arcane Vatnik

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    Can't you just revoke avatar uploading privileges for the repeat offenders? Doesn't seem like that big of an issue all things considered.
     
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  14. Semiurge Arbiter

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    Funny, I don't recall that being an issue with other sites using this (now outdated) version of Xenforo. You could upload an image way larger than the optimal dimensions and it would get automatically resized everywhere. Don't tell me you lack some essential plugin.
     
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  15. Taluntain Most Frabjous

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    We could. Same as we could change a lot of unwanted behaviour around here by consistently applying laid out penalties for misbehaviour, such as Polish spamming in the shoutbox. But that's up to DU and from what I've seen, DU doesn't really want to do it. "Low moderation" and all that.

    That would be because we're not using the default XF avatar behaviour. By default, XF forces all the avatars to be the same square size, which eliminates the problem I was talking about altogether. Here, this automatism has been removed to keep all the different kinds of avatars intact. (Not necessarily all true since I mostly remember how I've done it on my site, it could be slightly different here.)
     
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  16. Semiurge Arbiter

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    So the culprit is that avatar selector monstrosity?
     
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  17. Taluntain Most Frabjous

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    The avatar gallery integration is a pretty big custom-coded addon that we've had developed for the Codex. Any changes deemed necessary there can be made when it'll be recoded for XF2, which handles avatars a bit differently again by default IIRC.
     
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  18. Kalin Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Zionist Agent

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    Yeah remove all animu thanks.
     
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  19. Semiurge Arbiter

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    It has lost its magic now.
     
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    Dude, Codex has Green Elephant avatars! Everything is possible with the right reasoning

    Except for Numenera Collector's Edition avatars, these are still rejected
     
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    You'll get the ones I was able to resize without the colors getting fucked up.
     
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    Strap Yourselves In
    It's in the avatar gallery now:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Speaking of which, I hope one day some kind soul will post variation of Bastard Bonds avatars. I have no idea how to rip art from it or even sprite work. Not that I'm not too lazy for that in the first place.
     
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