Why does the temp have such a strict size for avatars

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  1. Eternal Myst
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    Why does GBATemp have a strict size for avatars.What would the problem be if avatars were allowed to be 500kb.
    I did want to use this dancing link avatar for life without ever changing it.
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    Because everyone doesn't got as good bandwith as you do?
    but i agree that it is a little bit too less..
    i'd say twice the size would be ok.
     
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    Because, some people have very slow internet connections (or even dial-up), and imagine if there would be 10 avatars like this one per page..

    Not good..I really like it this way, as it is..
    And sorry, but I have a good internet connection, and dancing Link still took some time to load..
     
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    Because animated avatars are annoying.
     
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    Imagine that 10 times(different avatars) on the same page. Hopefully no one would have 500KB avatars and post all on the same page. And if they were all different, that would be like 5 MB of loading images just from 10 posts. Even that little image took forever for me to load and I'm using DSL... Unless someone in my house was downloading something...
     
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    And this could be the case too..
     
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    QTF.
     
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    yeah, like they say... my display settings are 30 posts per page.
    30 * 500 KB = 15 MB
    can you imagine a 15 mb big page? what about signatures, and other images?

    I've seen forums where the sig & ava limits were a lot higher, and trust me you don't want this.
     
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    plus GBAtemp already slows down a lot when something big gets dumped
     
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    You answered your own question without even knowing it [​IMG]
     
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    Find an animator editor tool and cut some frames out, this will dramatically decrease file size. Considering the small amount of colours there, I'm betting there are unused colours in the colour pallete.. so you might want to try and resave each frame under a better GIF compression.
     
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    Yes I can now see were this is going.Obviously I wouldn't want pages to load longer.
    Sorry for the question.My bad.
     
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    This is a great example how avatar can be animated, nice looking and just the right size..
     
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    Yeah thanks for the heads up.I am going to go work on that now.
     
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    Yeah, I agree. .TakaM's got a good thing going with his signature and his avatar.
     
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    this is a load of shit 25kb for and av and 50kb for a sig what the fuck gbatemp what the fuck.

    35kb would be more ok but what was wrong with 50kb for fuck sake
     
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    Remember folks, not everyone here has a super fast connection, some people are still on dial up or using DSL with speeds barely above dial up. So imagine if everyone on the page has a 500kb avatar and signature, that would be 10-30 megs per page that they need to download.

    Also some people here on GBATemp are limited to ISPs that have bandwidth limits and can only view like 100-200 megs a day before their connection gets throttled. So having large limits on avatars and signatures can quickly eat away the bandwidth.

    Also come on, large avatars and signatures are annoying, even for high speed users because sometimes the page hangs until everything is downloaded or the onload javascript doesn't get called until -everything- is downloaded as well.

    So personally, I like the limits how they are. Though even with the limits, the staff are pretty relaxed with them and let some slip. Though I seen some people who had avatars which we're a megabyte or greater in size.
     
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    They have to draw the line somewhere. If 50's okay then what's wrong with 75? 75 allowed, why not 100? See where I'm going with this? [​IMG] So many people have managed to make the limits work for them, approach it as a challenge.
     

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