about that sig n ava file size limit

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by xflash, Jun 1, 2006.

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  1. xflash

    xflash Local Ninja

    Oct 21, 2004
    meh i know some of you guys are a lill annoyd by the fact that the file size limit for a sig is 50kb and an ava is 25kb so i thought of a good idea how about we combine em ya know like you could have a 65kb sig and 10kb ava and those of ya who don't have a sig you could have a 75kb ava instead of the 25kb limit and those who don't have an ava could have a 75kb sig instead of a 50kb one sounds usefull don't ya think?
  2. dice

    dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

    Former Staff
    Oct 26, 2002
    It would be good if that was allowed, it would mean more freedom in the choice of av and sigs used. The only downside is that it would mean more work for the lazy ([​IMG]) staff...
  3. AshuraZro

    AshuraZro Belongs in a museum.

    Feb 21, 2004
    If that happened, I could finish up a scrapped flash WFC sig and use it. So I'm for it.
  4. Gaisuto

    Gaisuto Lose 2 Levels.

    Former Staff
    Oct 27, 2002
    United States
    Palm Coast
    One thing I'm noticing is that the lengthxwidth of sigs are bigger than the rules said they should be *Hell, mine's guilty of the length part* but no one really cares as long as the file size isn't bad...
  5. Kyoji

    Kyoji ウッーウッーウマ

    Apr 15, 2003
    United States
    400*100 is a "guideline" of sorts. Although I dont see anyone going over 200 px high and 500px wide
  6. Psyfira

    Psyfira Credit: 0ml. Insert tea to continue

    Dec 31, 2003
    I don't think anyone manages to stick to the 100 high rule; it's far too narrow. Although sometimes if it's a really good sig people can get away with pushing the height limit further than 200 (*cough*Taka.M*cough*Luse*cough*) [​IMG]
  7. Lily

    Lily One Scary Lady

    Former Staff
    Jun 18, 2004
    British Columbia
    This issue has come up before - the problem is that it's far too hard to enforce for the staff. With a set number for each piece, it's easy to verify and remove offending material. To have to add the sizes together is a pain in the tail.

    The current system is one that ended up working best for everyone, regardless of their connection. You can comfortably browse GBAtemp on a cellphone, and that's pretty cool. It doesn't take much to optimize your images/flash, and I for one am glad that we have these limits - brings more attention to the discussion, not the ludicrous sigs/avas some people choose to have. Some forums you can't enjoy the thread because every person has a ridiculous sig - and if the same person has more than one post worth of input to a thread..

    I can't imagine you will find a lot of support for this idea within the rest of the staff either. The people who will support it the most are the ones with ludicrously sized sigs that have no place here anyway, or people that just haven't optimized their work enough. As many members around here have proved, you can do a LOT with 50Kb.

    The 400x100 is a reasonable guideline, that really isn't enforced unless someone does something so far outside those restrictions that it's an eyesore, breaks the page, etc.

    50Kb on a sig and 25Kb for an av keep the loading to a minimum and the enjoyability to a maximum. To add the limit together means a lot of 75Kb sigs with no avs, or as close to 75Kb sigs as possible with tiny avs. There aren't a lot of people here with 25kb avs..and really, what on Earth does a 75Kb sig do other than just clog the interweb? [​IMG]
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