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Old May 18 2005, 02:04 PM   #211
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^with that link, I get an SQL error...

Warning: mysql_connect(): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) in /home/virtual/site22/fst/var/www/html/member/mysqlcon.php on line 2

Warning: mysql_select_db(): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) in /home/virtual/site22/fst/var/www/html/member/mysqlcon.php on line 3

Warning: mysql_select_db(): A link to the server could not be established in /home/virtual/site22/fst/var/www/html/member/mysqlcon.php on line 3

Warning: mysql_query(): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) in /home/virtual/site22/fst/var/www/html/member/pic.php on line 10

Warning: mysql_query(): A link to the server could not be established in /home/virtual/site22/fst/var/www/html/member/pic.php on line 10

Warning: mysql_num_rows(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home/virtual/site22/fst/var/www/html/member/pic.php on line 10
also, image files posted here need a *.gif or *.png or *.jpg extension. that link won't work, as it doesnt have this.

edit: but I see you've fixed it, nevermind
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Old July 1 2005, 05:58 AM   #212
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Ever since my 100th post, I have been trying to get my avatar here, but unfortunately, it is still too big. I can show the image here, if someone please resize and/or make it so it fits this bbs' paramters I will be very greatful. Here is the image:



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Old July 1 2005, 11:20 AM   #213
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Posted by CaptainSerek:
Ever since my 100th post, I have been trying to get my avatar here, but unfortunately, it is still too big. I can show the image here, if someone please resize and/or make it so it fits this bbs' paramters I will be very greatful. Here is the image:



Thanks in advance.

Here ya go:

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Old July 2 2005, 03:33 AM   #214
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Thanks, avatar works great and looks good.
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Old July 11 2005, 06:02 PM   #215
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Which free site is better for avatar hosting?

We're hoping some of the long time members of the board could offer some insight. Obviously, we have our avatar up. We're using photobucket's free account which gives you 1500mb of bandwidth a month. We also have set up an Imageshack account which allows 100 mb of transfer per hour for each picture. Our avatar is 100x100 pixels and 10.4kb.

We don't know exactly how BBS hotlinking works as far as what constitutes a hit to our avatar link and how much bandwidth BBS avatars generally use. We're looking for guidance as to which site, photobucket's free account or Imageshack's, is better suited for BBS avatars as far as bandwidth offered and also which site is more reliable.

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Old July 11 2005, 06:50 PM   #216
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^Perfectly happy ImageShack-user here!

But your question did inspire me to set up this poll in Misc.
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Old July 11 2005, 06:57 PM   #217
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^I would think that avatars on this board work like images on all the websites out there, i.e. they are cached into your memory, hence after the first download of the image, the photo probably won't use up any of your bandwith (for that user of the site), so once a user has downloaded your avatar for the first time, it is unlikely they will need to download it again unless you change it or the file gets cleared from their web cache.

according to the stats you gave us, Imageshack will give you about 70Gb of bandwith per month for your photo, versus the 1.5Gb given by photobucket, so I'd say imageshack was the better host, as it will allow your avatar to be downloaded a LOT more.

there are about 6500 registered users on the site (plus maybe 500 anonymous ones at any one time), and if ALL of them were to download a 11Kb file at the same time (that's 7000 users), you'd need 77Mb of bandwith.

to summarise, Imageshack gives you more bandwith over the month than photobucket, and although it has hourly limits, a LOT more people would have to download the image to put your av offline.
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Old July 12 2005, 05:26 AM   #218
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Reply to Trekkiedane and Harkley

Thank you both for the helpful info. It was truly appreciated. The poll thread was also very helpful. Ended up using the imageshack link for the avatar because the bandwidth resets every hour. Will probably use the photobucket for posting other pictures and photomanips. Thanks again for the help.

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Old July 31 2005, 02:21 AM   #219
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I went through this thread to see the sites.

Hypermart - Only a free 30 day trial.
Netfirms - Pay site. (10$ a month)
Virtual Avenue - Pay site (7$ a month)
100grams - doesn't exist anymore.
Imagestation - doesn't allow .gif files, so no animated avs.
Digikitten - I don't know, really. I've seen a lot of problems on this board from them, so I haven't looked.
Villagephotos - free one is ok, but you can only upload something like 25-30 images. Which sucked for me because I'm moving my whole webspace....
Speedis.org - gone.
Microtech - Don't know.
Photobucket - A lot of people here use this. I've seen problems with it as well, but I guess it's good to go.
Onlinerock - OK, but it's really for musicians. No biggy though...
Imageshack - Seems OK

I'll miss the space my ISP used to give me.
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Old August 11 2005, 03:01 AM   #220
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How can I make a pic 100 x 100? Whenever I try, I fail. Here is the pic I want to shrink. If someone can teach me than I'd be eternally grateful!!

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Old August 11 2005, 04:39 AM   #221
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I used Paint, and had to crop a bit from the sides -

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Old August 11 2005, 06:31 AM   #222
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od0_ital to the rescue once again! Thanks! :thumbsup:
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Old August 11 2005, 06:37 AM   #223
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Old August 13 2005, 05:13 PM   #224
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Hello, I'd like a General Grievous avatar but I dont know how to host something. Can someone help?
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Old August 14 2005, 12:52 AM   #225
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Hello, I'd like a General Grievous avatar but I dont know how to host something. Can someone help?
Raise hands. I will help you.

It's quite easy to do.

First you will need a screen cap of the general. Once you got it on file, use a photo editing program, such as Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop, to reduce it to the maximum size of 100x100.

Next you will need an image host. Check the reference links in the first post for suggestions. Register with your image host choice, set it up in "My Home" profile. You can take it from there.

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