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  1. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    17 Jul '06 12:56
    50x50 just isn't big enough for somone who's 12 stories tall. I think RHP should have forum avatars at least 120x120. I'm finding it hard to express myself in an avatar at 50x50.

    Can we get this fixed?

    P-
  2. 17 Jul '06 13:07
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    50x50 just isn't big enough for somone who's 12 stories tall. I think RHP should have forum avatars at least 120x120. I'm finding it hard to express myself in an avatar at 50x50.

    Can we get this fixed?

    P-
    Great idea, my avatar at the moment has a drunk penguin with beer bottles and fish heads around him but how many people can actually see that properly at 50x50?
  3. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    17 Jul '06 13:23
    Originally posted by expressiveoutburst
    Great idea, my avatar at the moment has a drunk penguin with beer bottles and fish heads around him but how many people can actually see that properly at 50x50?
    I always drag avatars into my browser's address box and they show up full size unless the avatar has spaces or something. If that is the case I do a properties on it and go direct to the link.

    Many people never view the avatars at full size, and it's a shame.

    :'(

    P-
  4. 17 Jul '06 15:07
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    50x50 just isn't big enough for somone who's 12 stories tall. I think RHP should have forum avatars at least 120x120. I'm finding it hard to express myself in an avatar at 50x50.

    Can we get this fixed?

    P-
    i thought it was 80x80
  5. 17 Jul '06 15:14
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    I always drag avatars into my browser's address box and they show up full size unless the avatar has spaces or something. If that is the case I do a properties on it and go direct to the link.

    Many people never view the avatars at full size, and it's a shame.

    :'(

    P-
    Firefox = right click - view image.
  6. Donation belgianfreak
    stitching you up
    17 Jul '06 21:57
    would bigger avatars cause bigger drain on site servers, causing slower site response?
  7. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    17 Jul '06 22:03
    Originally posted by belgianfreak
    would bigger avatars cause bigger drain on site servers, causing slower site response?
    Avatars are stored off site, so don't directly affect the RHP servers. Could be a bit of a nightmare for people stuck on dial-up.

    D
  8. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    17 Jul '06 22:08
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    Could be a bit of a nightmare for people stuck on dial-up.

    D
    Let them suffer!
  9. 17 Jul '06 22:35
    Originally posted by rhb
    Let them suffer!
    The bigger your avatar, the more you pay.
  10. 17 Jul '06 22:36
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    Avatars are stored off site, so don't directly affect the RHP servers. Could be a bit of a nightmare for people stuck on dial-up.

    D
    nah. I can link to a huge image as my avatar (if I had a star that is) and it doesn't matter that it's reduced to 50x50 here, it will still require the whole thing to load. Viewing size change will not change how much the computer needs to download.
  11. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    17 Jul '06 23:40
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    Avatars are stored off site, so don't directly affect the RHP servers. Could be a bit of a nightmare for people stuck on dial-up.

    D
    They are already a drag on dial-up... I'm on dial up right now. The image might be a long animation, or a big picture... they just get shrunken to 50x50 regardless of size or proportions.

    P-
  12. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    18 Jul '06 03:07
    I like the 80x80 suggestion.
  13. Standard member Peakite
    Sais
    19 Jul '06 17:24
    I'm quite happy with the size of them as they are, but wouldn't be too bothered if they increase slightly.

    However, and this thanks to my recent experience of using dial-up, could we please have an option within the settings to disable veiwing avatars. With some of them being really large files, and coming from muliple servers not so easily blocked when using someone elses (i.e. my parents) machine.
  14. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    19 Jul '06 17:46
    Originally posted by Peakite
    However, and this thanks to my recent experience of using dial-up, could we please have an option within the settings to disable veiwing avatars.
    Great Idea.

    D
  15. 20 Jul '06 09:45
    Yep, an option to turn them off would be good, especially on 'chessatwork' for when I'm playing and reading chess at work, would be even more un-noticible.