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Title: Regarding Signatures and Avatars
Post by: Suebee on May 06, 2003, 01:29:07 PM
To avoid excessive bandwidth and memory use (which Goosemoose pays for out of his own pocket) and the distraction of fellow posters trying to read posts, we ask that members do not use animated images in their avatars or signatures. Those that do will be asked to remove them immediately. This is out of respect for fellow posters.

Small, static images can be used in signatures, within reason. They should be in the general size realm as a standard banner advertisement or smaller.

Thank you.
Title: Re:Regarding Signatures and Avatars
Post by: Suebee on February 05, 2004, 04:27:59 PM
Just responding to make sure this thread gets noticed again... the sizes of the signatures have been getting a little too big lately, and have been affecting dialup users and their ability to navigate the forum.

Remember, signatures should be in the realm of a STANDARD banner ad... not bigger.

A standard banner ad measures 468 x 60 pixels.

Please also try to optimize them for the web so they are smaller. If you don't know how to do this, I can help.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Regarding Signatures and Avatars
Post by: Suebee on March 10, 2005, 12:11:21 PM
I have noticed we have had to send out a lot of warnings about animation in sigs and avatars lately.

As a result, we have started automatically removing them from member profiles, then sending a private message informing offenders of what was done and why.

PLEASE respect our simple request to keep images static, or we may have to remove the option to have signatures at all -- text OR images.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Regarding Signatures and Avatars
Post by: Dearpie on March 12, 2006, 11:57:54 AM
Standard avatar pictures are 65 x 65.
Title: Re: Regarding Signatures and Avatars
Post by: Suebee on April 28, 2010, 02:53:50 PM
If you need help shrinking an Avatar to the right size, I just found a site to do it, which is VERY easy to use!

http://www.shrinkpictures.com/create-avatar/

You're welcome.  :thumbsup2:
Title: Re: Regarding Signatures and Avatars
Post by: Suebee on January 03, 2011, 10:04:46 AM
Note: The same issue affecting the photo albums on our site applies to uploading Avatars. Please use Photobucket or another picture sharing site for your avatar uploading needs. See the "How to Post Photos" thread for other site suggestions.
Title: Re: Regarding Signatures and Avatars
Post by: Suebee on July 06, 2013, 07:03:50 AM
It seems that the avatars are completely broken now, and you can't change them. It's been happening for a while, but the initial discussion happened in the Random section, and I stickied it there. I thought I mentioned it here, but apparently not. Sorry about that!  :doh:

Here's the thread: http://www.goosemoose.com/rfc/index.php?topic=4099889.0