this rule i am going post sucks!!

Discussion in 'The Edge of the Forum' started by DJPlace, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. DJPlace

    DJPlace P!ssed OFF Pyscho of GBA!!

    Apr 16, 2008
    United States
    The maximum combined file size for all graphics in a member's avatar and signature is: 80Kb!!

    i mean come on i can't make this GIF i want to post any fucking smaller!! i tired every god damn GIF re sizer i can!! i think the limit should be at 150KB or 200KB!! i mean we got no gif's on our avatars. also we could put back the one GIF in the signtures.

    still fix this shit man!!
  2. Black-Ice

    Black-Ice Founder of the Church of Renamon

    Oct 31, 2011
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  3. Qtis

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

    Feb 28, 2010
    The Forge
    Static image >>> moving image.

    I don't mind large pictures since I'm running a 50M fiber connection at home and a 1000M fiber at Uni, but I'd hate to have a slower connection and wait for all the posts due to large signatures/avatars.

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  4. Flame

    Flame Me > You

    Jul 15, 2008
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  5. Tom Bombadildo

    Tom Bombadildo Honk!

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    I forgot
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  6. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

    Apr 29, 2011
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  7. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    Sep 13, 2009
    Gaming Grotto
    There are 298075 registered members of GBATemp as I am writing this. The Mr.Douchebag GIF animation you have in your signature is exactly 71787 bytes big - this is about 72 kilobytes, or KB for short. Now, if each and every member of GBATemp would have a GIF avatar like that, they would collectively take 72*298075 KB, which is 21461400 KB, which is 20958 MB, which is 20.46719 GB. Yes, over 20 gigabytes. These 20 gigabytes would be shuffled over and over and over again across multiple devices users use, multiplying expotentially and weighing heavily on the bandwidth of the website without any particular use other than the user's fancy.

    Now, unless GBATemp staff devises a method of storing avatars elsewhere, for example external hosting sites like Imgur, Minus, Photobucket and the likes, the chances of such an upgrade taking place are slim to none. Even if such a method was devised, GBATemp would suffer as the pages would load sluggishly with thousands of animated GIF's loading from more or less reliable servers from all across the globe, devolving your browsing experience into a crawl. Of course this is assuming that everyone would use an animated GIF as an avatar which clearly wouldn't be the case - a great deal of users don't even have an avatar in the first place and on top of that many users are inactive, but what's a rule for all has to also be a rule for the individual - there are no exceptions, sorry.

    I hope this post clarifies as to why we don't have animated avatars. :)
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  8. DJPlace

    DJPlace P!ssed OFF Pyscho of GBA!!

    Apr 16, 2008
    United States

    where did you get that from? oh wait i know!!


    that's what i thought Dollar Tree. where poor people like you shop for lame ass DR. suess books that are so 1940's!!
  9. Ryukouki

    Ryukouki See you later, guys.

    Jan 31, 2008
    United States
    I would like to be able to safely browse with my 3Mbps thanks! :angry: