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Old April 28 2012, 01:20 PM   #16
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Re: Your Favorite(Current) Avatars in the TrekBBS

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were the size increased I have no doubt the standard of avatars would improve
Actually, 150x150 is almost double what it was a number of years ago. When the board first started, there were no avatars, then it was 80x80. Since then, I believe we've upsized about 4 times. Too much bigger, and the avatar starts to drown out the posts, really. As for file size, 140KB is plenty, unless the lower rankings have lower file size limits. I don't know that one. Your 150x150 jpg is almost 50KB by itself. My animated avatar, with multiple frames, is only 78KB.

Here, I've reduced your file size without reducing much in the way of quality. Your avatar is now 20KB.

When I said size i was referring to file size not dimensions.I did not check but is the option available to use avatars larger than the 140kb by going through a site like photobucket ???

That way the off site is doing the hosting
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Old April 28 2012, 01:32 PM   #17
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Re: Your Favorite(Current) Avatars in the TrekBBS

But each persons computers will be loading the page, complete with all the avatars each time. Making the avatars larger makes the page slower to respond and load.
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Old April 28 2012, 01:44 PM   #18
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Re: Your Favorite(Current) Avatars in the TrekBBS

My favorite one right now is Locutus of Bored's kitty.
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Old April 28 2012, 02:33 PM   #19
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Re: Your Favorite(Current) Avatars in the TrekBBS

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My favorite one right now is Locutus of Bored's kitty.
I loved his Darth Vader "The Circle is now Complete" one. I laughed every time I saw it.

There are lots of good avatars on this board.
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Old April 28 2012, 03:49 PM   #20
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If we were able to use flash avatars, that would be great. The file size would be smaller and the quality would be sharper. Of course, flash would create other problems, like people being able to add sound.
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Old April 28 2012, 03:57 PM   #21
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I don't know who to choose, most people on the board have funny, witty, well made avatar's or at least something pretty interesting.
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Old April 28 2012, 04:57 PM   #22
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I was thinking of changing my av but now that it's been mentioned here twice I'd feel bad about it.
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Old April 28 2012, 04:59 PM   #23
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Yeps, same thing. Maybe I will keep Jiji a little
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Old April 28 2012, 04:59 PM   #24
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I like her (or him), too.
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Old April 28 2012, 11:26 PM   #25
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Re: Your Favorite(Current) Avatars in the TrekBBS

gazomg wrote: View Post
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were the size increased I have no doubt the standard of avatars would improve
Actually, 150x150 is almost double what it was a number of years ago. When the board first started, there were no avatars, then it was 80x80. Since then, I believe we've upsized about 4 times. Too much bigger, and the avatar starts to drown out the posts, really. As for file size, 140KB is plenty, unless the lower rankings have lower file size limits. I don't know that one. Your 150x150 jpg is almost 50KB by itself. My animated avatar, with multiple frames, is only 78KB.

Here, I've reduced your file size without reducing much in the way of quality. Your avatar is now 20KB.

When I said size i was referring to file size not dimensions.I did not check but is the option available to use avatars larger than the 140kb by going through a site like photobucket ???

That way the off site is doing the hosting
I addressed the file size issue in my post. I even made note of the fact that your avatar was inefficiently large, in terms of file size, for it's dimensions, and made your avatar less than half it's original file size without a significant reduction in quality.

As for linking larger file size avatars, no. You can't, because the board software will tell you the file size is too big. Quite honestly, a static 150x150 .jpg should never exceed 140KB in file size. If you're wanting to make an animated avatar, it's relatively easy to keep it under 140KB unless it's monstrously complex.

Here are a few of my previously used animated avatars, all well under 140KB:















THESE were under the 65KB animated gif restriction:





This was my first animated gif avatar on TBBS, clocking in at a whopping 7KB:


There's no reason why one can't create a nice animated gif under 140KB. It's just not necessary to expand that for now.
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Old April 28 2012, 11:33 PM   #26
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Re: Your Favorite(Current) Avatars in the TrekBBS

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My favorite one right now is Locutus of Bored's kitty.
I loved his Darth Vader "The Circle is now Complete" one. I laughed every time I saw it.
I hated it because I was going to make an avatar of that gif until I saw he'd already beaten me to it.

But it wouldn't have been the same without "The Circle is Now Complete," so maybe it was for the best.
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Old April 28 2012, 11:39 PM   #27
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My favorite one right now is Locutus of Bored's kitty.
I loved his Darth Vader "The Circle is now Complete" one. I laughed every time I saw it.
Same here. In fact, off the top of my head, that's probably my favourite of the recent bunch.
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Old April 29 2012, 12:36 AM   #28
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Skywalker! That avatar is awesome!
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Old April 29 2012, 12:51 AM   #29
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Thanks.
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Old April 29 2012, 02:30 AM   #30
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Re: Your Favorite(Current) Avatars in the TrekBBS

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Skywalker! That avatar is awesome!
Skywalker has had some very good ones - I remember really liking the "Ghost Rider" av.


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I was thinking of changing my av but now that it's been mentioned here twice I'd feel bad about it.
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Yeps, same thing. Maybe I will keep Jiji a little
Don't hold on to them forever on my account, though. Both of you generally make interesting image choices, and I end up enjoying them far more often than not.
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