Poll: Increase the avatar sizes. - Page 2

Poll: Increase the avatar sizes.

Various things about Spring that do not fit in any of the other forums listed below, including forum rules.

Moderator: Moderators

Should we increase avatar sizes?

Yes, but only raise kbyte limit a bit. 10 kbyte or something
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19%
Yes, but only increase the maximum pixel size to 100x100
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1%
Yes, increase both of em.
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27%
No (please state reason)
35
52%
 
Total votes: 67

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grumpy_Bastard
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Post by grumpy_Bastard » 24 Oct 2006, 00:52

If I were to vote for anything, Id vote for the removal of avitars. The forum is here to communicate (complain and argue), not to stare at someones random picture they pulled out of google images or drew in photoshop.

I always thought of avatars as a representation of the user posting. Im not posting my real face, since I have a feeling someone would eventually shoot me. Plus, I dont want to stare at eveyone elses ugly faces while trying to read the latest comment. My avitar is that of what seems to be a fairly pissed off older gentleman, taken from flamewarriors. Occasionaly (often) people get the impression that im one angry person, not true. Grumpy and willing to argue something to death is more accurate. Very few other members avitars represent them as a person, but rather some random mildly interesting picture.
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rattle
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Post by rattle » 24 Oct 2006, 01:36

100x100, 8kb. Thank you. More colors and slightly bigger is all I want, but I'm ok with what the currently have.
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Snipawolf
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Post by Snipawolf » 24 Oct 2006, 01:37

My avatar suits me (if you know who the guy on it is, and his characteristics..)
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Muzic
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Post by Muzic » 24 Oct 2006, 02:28

I want sigs :( I do photoshop for a reason :(
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KDR_11k
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Post by KDR_11k » 24 Oct 2006, 08:46

Avatars are a way of easily recognizing who wrote what because the human brain can recognize a picture within a split second but you need to take some time to read the username without avatars.
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Zenka
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Post by Zenka » 24 Oct 2006, 09:00

Muzic wrote:I want sigs :( I do photoshop for a reason :(
Avatar have to be made with something as well.
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Snipawolf
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Post by Snipawolf » 24 Oct 2006, 12:47

I can see the avatars and names out of the corner of my eyes at the same time, so I don't need avatars, but they are pretty cool..
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Comp1337
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Post by Comp1337 » 24 Oct 2006, 15:37

Avatars add personality, im for keeping em.
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Snipawolf
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Post by Snipawolf » 24 Oct 2006, 22:48

So you must have the personality of a female :wink:
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BlackLiger
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Post by BlackLiger » 24 Oct 2006, 22:56

Snipawolf wrote:So you must have the personality of a female :wink:
And you have the personality of... uh.... a bright yellow dog with a sword coming out of its backside? I can't tell.....

And I get to be the Arm Commander! YAY ME!
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jellyman
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Joined: 13 Nov 2005, 07:36

Post by jellyman » 24 Oct 2006, 23:10

I like reading stuff on this forum with small simple avatars and no distracting signatures.
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Snipawolf
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Post by Snipawolf » 24 Oct 2006, 23:36

lol? Its a thief were-tiger using two bollock knives.. The coolest character in the Breath of Fire series..
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10053r
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Post by 10053r » 25 Oct 2006, 19:13

Actually, would it be possible to ban flashing avatars somehow? Perhaps just animated ones. Sometimes I can't read the comments because the avatars are so distracting...
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rattle
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Post by rattle » 25 Oct 2006, 20:18

You can disable them in your browser (FF, opera).

I'm still with banning everyone on sight who even dares to put up a flashing avatar instead of asking people to remove it. And by flashing I mean the ones which sole purpose is to annoy people. 8)
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raikitsune
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Post by raikitsune » 25 Oct 2006, 23:32

no. Reason: Why?
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esteroth12
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Post by esteroth12 » 28 Oct 2006, 19:07

exactly... just find your imageblocking software and add:

http://taspring.clan-sy.com/phpbb/*.gif

problem solved; you won't even know when someone has a flashing avatar...
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