siggy + avatar question .

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  1. Splych
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    so i am aware that if we were to have a siggy + avatar , it must equal to a maximum of 80kb .
    my avatar is 40kb , while my siggy i just made is 90kb .
    if i host it at lets say , photobucket , will the rules still apply ? or do they only apply to the GBAtemp Upload Service ?

    thanks !
     
  2. Evo.lve

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    I would assume they don't seeing as it's not hogging their server space. But you never know.
     
  3. Rydian

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    It's bandwidth considerations for the viewers (which is pretty global across all forums).

    15 posts per page, and if every post on a single page is a different person and everybody has 80KB in their avatar and sig, that's an additional 1.2 megabytes per page. That may not seem like much to some people in countries with fast internet, but if you've got crappy internet it really makes an impact on speed, and lots of people have metered bandwidth. If limits were raised (to say 200KB total), that's three megs possible per page they view. Many ISPs that meter bandwidth have low limits and charge a lot for overage.
     
  4. ProtoKun7

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    Storage isn't a problem, it's the displaying.

    You can embed a YouTube video or a huge SWF into your signature; it's not hosted here but it will probably still get removed because of the size.
     
  5. Raika

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    Doesn't matter where you upload the image. As long as you wanna use them on this website, their total size cannot exceed 80kb.
     
  6. tj_cool

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    ^ This

    Sometimes makes you wonder why there's a Disable Signature/Avatar option though. [​IMG]
     
  7. Dangy

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    Which is complete bull. People from other countries, or slow internet can just turn the sigs/avatars off.
     
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    It's called "moderation". I'd much rather be able to see 80KB of personalization stuff than have to turn it all off because one guy decides to put a 32MB GIF as his avatar.
     
  9. Splych
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    ah alright, thanks for the answer .
    so stick with no siggy i guess for a while till' i make one that's 40kb max .
    i hate reducing the siggy's quality as a jpg, just doesn't look nice .
     
  10. Rydian

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    Depending on what it is a fixed-palette format might work better, PM it to me.
     
  11. ProtoKun7

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    Maybe if there was a setting to hide signatures/avatars of a certain size? [​IMG]
     
  12. Rydian

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    That would require the forum software to check each image, which would use up bandwidth, and would be easy to bypass.
     
  13. ProtoKun7

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    Fair point.