Remember, avatars must be 150 x 200 pixels...

Please read the site rules located here before making any posts

Moderator: Moderators

Jedi Admin
User avatar
Posts: 10798
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:42 pm
Location: Indiana
Projects :: No Mod project currently.
Games I'm Playing :: Destiny
xbox live or psn: No gamertag set

Remember, avatars must be 150 x 200 pixels...

Postby Teancum » Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:35 am

Guys, there's two reasons why we have the avatar 150 wide by 200 tall rule.

1-So avatars aren't retardedly huge in size (the forum code currently shrinks them so this isn't a much of a problem)

2-Smaller filesizes = faster loading pages. And for those with 56k modems still (there's quite a few) that's a big issue.


Therefore you all have one week to either replace your avatar with one that's the correct size, or find a new one that is. The staff knows how to check the size of your image, and starting next Sunday any image that is too large will be removed from your avatar. On your second offense your avatar privileges will be revoked.

Sorry to do this, but I've check a few random topics and about 1/2 our members are breaking this rule. And it's been in place for ages, so there's no excuse.

2008 Most Original Avatar
User avatar
Posts: 3101
Joined: Sun Aug 20, 2006 5:55 pm
Location: X-Fire: caleb1117 ಠ_ಠ
Projects :: No Mod project currently.
xbox live or psn: No gamertag set

Re: Remember, avatars must be 150 x 200 pixels...

Postby Caleb1117 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:04 am

Really? I don't actually check to properties of everyones avatar, but if I see one thats obviously to big, I tell them. I can't remember seeing anyone with too big an avatar lately. I don't doubt you, just saying I haven't seen any blatant breaking of that rule.

Jedi Admin (Formally Penguin)
User avatar
Posts: 2537
Joined: Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:00 am
Location: 127.0.0.1
Projects :: Operation Katana [SWBF 2 Map Series]
Games I'm Playing :: Minecraft GMod CSS

Re: Remember, avatars must be 150 x 200 pixels...

Postby Kateana » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:09 am

We've had half a dozen 800x600+ sizes, even a widescreen desktop 1280x something wallpaper.

2008 Most Original Avatar
User avatar
Posts: 3101
Joined: Sun Aug 20, 2006 5:55 pm
Location: X-Fire: caleb1117 ಠ_ಠ
Projects :: No Mod project currently.
xbox live or psn: No gamertag set

Re: Remember, avatars must be 150 x 200 pixels...

Postby Caleb1117 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:14 am

Ok... I know I spend too much time here, how did I miss that. :lol:

Sith Master
User avatar
Posts: 2767
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:51 am
Location: Alderaan
Projects :: Battlefront Zero for life..
Games I'm Playing :: SWTOR
xbox live or psn: No gamertag set

Re: Remember, avatars must be 150 x 200 pixels...

Postby MandeRek » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:17 am

You mean the actual image should be 150x200? Because then it IS 1/2..

Jedi Admin (Formally Penguin)
User avatar
Posts: 2537
Joined: Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:00 am
Location: 127.0.0.1
Projects :: Operation Katana [SWBF 2 Map Series]
Games I'm Playing :: Minecraft GMod CSS

Re: Remember, avatars must be 150 x 200 pixels...

Postby Kateana » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:26 am

Yes, the actual images should be under 150 x 200.

And yours isn't.... :wink:

2008 Most Original Avatar
User avatar
Posts: 3101
Joined: Sun Aug 20, 2006 5:55 pm
Location: X-Fire: caleb1117 ಠ_ಠ
Projects :: No Mod project currently.
xbox live or psn: No gamertag set

Re: Remember, avatars must be 150 x 200 pixels...

Postby Caleb1117 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:27 am

Woah woah woah woah. The images before being scaled by the handy little scaler device?

Sith Master
User avatar
Posts: 2767
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:51 am
Location: Alderaan
Projects :: Battlefront Zero for life..
Games I'm Playing :: SWTOR
xbox live or psn: No gamertag set

Re: Remember, avatars must be 150 x 200 pixels...

Postby MandeRek » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:28 am

Penguin wrote:Yes, the actual images should be under 150 x 200.

And yours isn't.... :wink:


Do know, that's why i asked :P I'll change it immediately! Image

Jedi Admin (Formally Penguin)
User avatar
Posts: 2537
Joined: Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:00 am
Location: 127.0.0.1
Projects :: Operation Katana [SWBF 2 Map Series]
Games I'm Playing :: Minecraft GMod CSS

Re: Remember, avatars must be 150 x 200 pixels...

Postby Kateana » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:35 am

MandeRek wrote:
Penguin wrote:Yes, the actual images should be under 150 x 200.

And yours isn't.... :wink:


Do know, that's why i asked :P I'll change it immediately! Image


Uhm.. Fail? :lol: Your new ones nearly twice as big as the last one.

The Actual image (The one you use / pick etc to use as your avatar should be under 150 x 200px). The phpBB3 feature that *rescales avatars* does only that, it uses the HTML img width/height parameters to rescale your image. Its not resized. The same filesize is retained and dimensional image size.

Example of when I view your avatars properties.

377px × 551px (scaled to 150px × 200px)


The 377px x 551px is the one that must be under 150x200.

Posting the same image.

Image

Definitely not 150x200 :wink:

Sith Master
User avatar
Posts: 2767
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:51 am
Location: Alderaan
Projects :: Battlefront Zero for life..
Games I'm Playing :: SWTOR
xbox live or psn: No gamertag set

Re: Remember, avatars must be 150 x 200 pixels...

Postby MandeRek » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:39 am

Penguin wrote:
MandeRek wrote:
Penguin wrote:Yes, the actual images should be under 150 x 200.

And yours isn't.... :wink:


Do know, that's why i asked :P I'll change it immediately! Image


Uhm.. Fail? :lol: Your new ones nearly twice as big as the last one.

The Actual image (The one you use / pick etc to use as your avatar should be under 150 x 200px). The phpBB3 feature that *rescales avatars* does only that, it uses the HTML img width/height parameters to rescale your image. Its not resized. The same filesize is retained and dimensional image size.

Example of when I view your avatars properties.

377px × 551px (scaled to 150px × 200px)


The 377px x 551px is the one that must be under 150x200.

Posting the same image.

Image

Definitely not 150x200 :wink:


Not fair, i was workin on it xD

Image

Edit: And just noticed i need to work on it a bit more, stupid transparency xD

Edit Again: There! Image
Last edited by MandeRek on Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:44 am, edited 1 time in total.

Jedi Admin (Formally Penguin)
User avatar
Posts: 2537
Joined: Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:00 am
Location: 127.0.0.1
Projects :: Operation Katana [SWBF 2 Map Series]
Games I'm Playing :: Minecraft GMod CSS

Re: Remember, avatars must be 150 x 200 pixels...

Postby Kateana » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:42 am

MandeRek wrote:
Penguin wrote:
MandeRek wrote:
Penguin wrote:Yes, the actual images should be under 150 x 200.

And yours isn't.... :wink:


Do know, that's why i asked :P I'll change it immediately! Image


Uhm.. Fail? :lol: Your new ones nearly twice as big as the last one.

The Actual image (The one you use / pick etc to use as your avatar should be under 150 x 200px). The phpBB3 feature that *rescales avatars* does only that, it uses the HTML img width/height parameters to rescale your image. Its not resized. The same filesize is retained and dimensional image size.

Example of when I view your avatars properties.

377px × 551px (scaled to 150px × 200px)


The 377px x 551px is the one that must be under 150x200.

Posting the same image.

Image

Definitely not 150x200 :wink:


Not fair, i was workin on it xD

Image


Image

It can serve as an explanation to others who might be confused
Image

Hoth Battle Chief
User avatar
Posts: 3352
Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:03 pm
Location:
Games I'm Playing :: sticking to rct3
xbox live or psn: fluffytherc

Re: Remember, avatars must be 150 x 200 pixels...

Postby Fluffy_the_ic » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:43 am

ok.... Didn't know that the filesize was retained. Gonna fix that. Maybe add some stuff.

Hoth Battle Chief
User avatar
Posts: 3400
Joined: Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:25 am

Re: Remember, avatars must be 150 x 200 pixels...

Postby Dohnutt » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:53 am

Yeah, my last avatar had too many frames... Dangit

Sith
Posts: 1323
Joined: Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:40 pm

Re: Remember, avatars must be 150 x 200 pixels...

Postby Fingerfood » Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:47 pm

Mine is okey...

And guys! You know long this page is? Hide your outrageously big avatars! Now I know why you guys want 'em fixed... :P

Jedi
User avatar
Posts: 1130
Joined: Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:07 am
Location: MI, USA
Games I'm Playing :: BioShock
xbox live or psn: Delta811

Re: Remember, avatars must be 150 x 200 pixels...

Postby Delta 47 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:38 pm

I keep all of my avatars (at least for the past 3+ months) at 120 x 120 so it really doesn't make a whole lot of difference to me :P I hate having a huge avatar because they take up so much space :roll:

Rebel Warrant Officer
User avatar
Posts: 306
Joined: Sun Jul 02, 2006 8:02 pm
Location: Targeting your X-wing.

Re: Remember, avatars must be 150 x 200 pixels...

Postby crazytieguy » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:43 am

Penguin wrote:even a widescreen desktop 1280x something wallpaper.


Wow. That's just a little excessive.. :roll:

Good to see you're finally enforcing this. Dial-up users rejoice!

2008 Most Technically Challenging Avatar
User avatar
Posts: 2376
Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:46 pm
Location: NJ, USA
Projects :: No Mod project currently.
Games I'm Playing :: League of Legends
xbox live or psn: No gamertag set

Re: Remember, avatars must be 150 x 200 pixels...

Postby obiboba3po » Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:03 am

er...woopsy...gotta fix my avatar or make a new one... :)

2008 Most Original Avatar
User avatar
Posts: 3101
Joined: Sun Aug 20, 2006 5:55 pm
Location: X-Fire: caleb1117 ಠ_ಠ
Projects :: No Mod project currently.
xbox live or psn: No gamertag set

Re: Remember, avatars must be 150 x 200 pixels...

Postby Caleb1117 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:38 am

obiboba3po wrote:er...woopsy...gotta fix my avatar or make a new one... :)

Yours is fine, unless you've already changed it.

Hoth Battle Chief
User avatar
Posts: 3352
Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:03 pm
Location:
Games I'm Playing :: sticking to rct3
xbox live or psn: fluffytherc

Re: Remember, avatars must be 150 x 200 pixels...

Postby Fluffy_the_ic » Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:45 am

He fixed his about 20 minutes ago. But I fixed mine, though I don't like it too much, actually... I think I might just take the old one and shrink it down.

Sith Master
User avatar
Posts: 2652
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:15 pm
Location: In An Epic Space Battle!

Re: Remember, avatars must be 150 x 200 pixels...

Postby Hebes24 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:31 am

I always scale mine to fit the dimensions before uploading, because we never had that scaling option before the new board style.

Next

Return to Site Rules

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest