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Sure, forum software resizes the avatar to 60x60 before page load is complete but until then and even on 10Mbps DSL, some avatars are huge and slow page loading down.

Those members who use oversize avatars don't care either. They.don't.care. I've seen folks called out by other members and they have done nothing to resize their avatar photos or asked for help if they needed it.

I feel like calling them out too but know it will do no good. So hey dude ... fuck your avatar.

And if you haven't resized it because it would mean making some wording too small and unreadable at 60x60 and that's why you leave it large so it will purposely take time to load and function pretty much like an ad or something ... I'll be sure NEVER to patronize the business ... AND ... fuck your avatar
 
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Armed and Gregarious
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Yep, it's inconsiderate as all get out.

I hope everyone with a huge avatar has their favorite book made into a movie, but the actors are nothing like they imagined the characters, and main parts of the plot are completely changed!


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And if you haven't resized it because it would mean making some wording too small and unreadable at 60x60 and that's why you leave it large so it will purposely take time to load and function pretty much like an ad or something ...

I'm unaware of this. If somebody is doing that, you should hit the "report this post" button.


 
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Ammoholic
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Originally posted by DMF:
Yep, it's inconsiderate as all get out.

I hope everyone with a huge avatar has their favorite book made into a movie, but the actors are nothing like they imagined the characters, and main parts of the plot are completely changed!


That is some funny stuff right there. Cool I now have a new curse to put on people who mildly annoy me.

The avatar thing is just laziness. All computers come with basic photo editing software as well as any printer I have ever bought.

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Jesse

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Originally posted by DMF:
I hope everyone ... has their favorite book made into a movie, but the actors are nothing like they imagined the characters, and main parts of the plot are completely changed!

Rising Sun comes to mind.

There are some members who've been around for years and years with avatars that violate the avatar size requirement. Some people just don't give a fuck.



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Originally posted by egregore:
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And if you haven't resized it because it would mean making some wording too small and unreadable at 60x60 and that's why you leave it large so it will purposely take time to load and function pretty much like an ad or something ...

I'm unaware of this. If somebody is doing that, you should hit the "report this post" button.

Not sure if they are just proud of the place they work (not firearm related) or are advertising ... or both. In other words, it isn't blatantly obvious with the one I've seen doing this. Only thing I'm sure of is that the wording isn't readable in avatar size but is easily read as the page loads and before forum software resizes.

At 10Mbps DSL I usually don't see the oversize avatars on initial page load. They usually only identify themselves if I happen to use the browser refresh/reload button.
 
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What gets me when someone with an oversize avatar posts in a thread and somebody else will show them the full-size avatar picture and ask them to shrink it.

I know people will go back to threads they posted in, so I'm sure that these resizing requests are seen. Usually, the person with the oversize avatar doesn't post again in that thread. Sometimes, they do in I guess willful disregard.

I and others offer to shrink the pics. Instructions have been posted. You can lead a horse to water...
 
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I'd bet many have no clue as to image size, how to find it, and what to do to resize, yes we get some tips and tricks in some threads but after a while those are gone, as will this one....



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His Royal Hiney
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I pointed out someone's avatar's size to them in a thread after a recent thread like this.

They emailed me to say I'm not an admin and to mind, my own business and they'll be putting me on ignore.

Oh well.



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I do see some biguns here and there.

Large pictures are about the only thing that can slow down SF pages from loading.

Just another reason it's the greatest.
 
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How my doin? I google 60x60 avatars for those lookin for a change.



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I wish I could get away with ignoring the 60x60 rule. Frown



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Originally posted by Orguss:
Some people just don't give a fuck.

I think there are as many who don't have as clue, as don't give a fuck.
 
 
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Originally posted by Orguss:
I wish I could get away with ignoring the 60x60 rule. Frown


Your avatars rock no matter the size Big Grin


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Most forums I've ever been on, have software running the sites that rejects linked pictures if they are oversize. It's just a matter of an admin ticking a box in the software options.

However, Sig Forum uses "Social Strata" to run the forum and Dave Dreezer of Social Strata, Inc states there is no constraint on file size linked to for an avatar. So even if Para wanted to somehow make the software automatically reject linked oversize pics for avatars, that feature isn't available ... and people will do what they want, unless Para pursues it with an individual member. Probably not worth the time and effort with todays Internet speeds that most have I guess.
 
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Originally posted by henryaz:
quote:
Originally posted by Orguss:
Some people just don't give a fuck.

I think there are as many who don't have as clue, as don't give a fuck.
 

If they don't bother trying to learn then they don't give a fuck.



"I'm yet another resource-consuming kid in an overpopulated planet, raised to an alarming extent by Hollywood and Madison Avenue, poised with my cynical and alienated peers to take over the world when you're old and weak!" - Calvin, "Calvin & Hobbes"
 
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Ammoholic
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Originally posted by Orguss:
quote:
Originally posted by henryaz:
quote:
Originally posted by Orguss:
Some people just don't give a fuck.

I think there are as many who don't have as clue, as don't give a fuck.
 

If they don't bother trying to learn then they don't give a fuck.


This x 1,000,000.

Especially since one of our members Woodman offers to do it for free!!!. Is one email to a fellow member, is that really to much of a burden?



Jesse

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Skeptic
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It's even worse when they're big .gif files. I dislike .gifs in general, but waiting for a 800x800 file to load and then get resized as an avatar is frustrating.
 
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Fighting the good fight
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Originally posted by Mike the Texan:
It's even worse when they're big .gif files. I dislike .gifs in general, but waiting for a 800x800 file to load and then get resized as an avatar is frustrating.


For those that don't know, https://ezgif.com/resize is a simple-to-use website that will easily shrink GIFs, and retain their animation in the process.

For example, I used it a couple years ago to create my animated avatar of Emma dancing. It is 60x51 and only 66 kb.
 
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Dinosaur
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There's an option in preferences;

Hide Avatars and Signatures For All Users?

Works like a charm.





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