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Re: Avatars enabled

Postby Jester » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:54 pm

hovkid wrote:
simbabeat wrote:Jonbourg, the picture link of your avatar is broken.


It works for me, it just takes a while to load. Maybe a slow host?


Gijs wrote:- we do not act as a filebin, so upload your avatars elsewhere (eg. http://imageshack.us).


That was a pretty bad decision from a technical standpoint. If avatars are enabled, they should be hosted on the same server as the forum. That way the browsers could reuse the existing http connection instead of having to create dozens of new connections.
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Re: Avatars enabled

Postby Jericho » Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:47 pm

there's mine the new airline in the philippines airphil express i take this shot at lumbia airport cagayan de oro city philippines where arriving frm manila thanks people!!! :D :D :D
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Re: Avatars enabled

Postby simbabeat » Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:04 pm

Ahhh I see jonbourg's now since I am on faster internet.
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Re: Avatars enabled

Postby Gijs » Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:47 pm

Jester wrote:If avatars are enabled, they should be hosted on the same server as the forum. That way the browsers could reuse the existing http connection instead of having to create dozens of new connections.

We'll have a look at the possibilities. Thanks for the info ;)
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Re: Avatars enabled

Postby Liam » Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:26 pm

I'm going for the meditation look. 8) Although, i'm not so sure why. If it's too silly I will change it.
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Re: Avatars enabled

Postby nickyivyca » Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:51 pm

I'm debating over my current avatar and this thing.

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Re: Avatars enabled

Postby simbabeat » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:24 am

That picture is a classic.
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Re: Avatars enabled

Postby Oscar » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:57 pm

Cool - a new forum feature :)

Is it 'legal' to let my avatar switch between 2 liveries randomly? (KLM & United) Or does that count as an 'animated image'? It's already doing it now - I think you hardly notice it because it's so small xD
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Re: Avatars enabled

Postby nickyivyca » Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:44 am

Well, it doesn't really switch often. I wouldn't call that animated myself, but I'm not a mod.
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Re: Avatars enabled

Postby Oscar » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:59 pm

nickyivyca wrote:Well, it doesn't really switch often. I wouldn't call that animated myself, but I'm not a mod.

No, it doesn't switch unless you refresh the page. And even if you refresh, it's just like flipping a coin which one of the liveries it'll pick :P
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Re: Avatars enabled

Postby Gijs » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:26 pm

Oscar wrote:Is it 'legal' to let my avatar switch between 2 liveries randomly?

That is fine. As long as the image itself isn't animated (in this case there are two images).
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Re: Avatars enabled

Postby Oscar » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:53 pm

Gijs wrote:That is fine. As long as the image itself isn't animated (in this case there are two images).

Okay thanks :)
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Re: Avatars enabled

Postby Michat » Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:05 pm

Good Idea.
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Re: Avatars enabled

Postby Vodoun da Vinci » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:23 pm

Why the problem with animated avitars? :?

I'm not trying to be...a wise guy. I'm curious as to why we would allow avatars but not a tasteful animation of say, a FGFS 747 landing perfectly at a well developed airport. Or even a fighter making a high speed pass...Or a stunt plane making an inside loop/roll.

Too much bandwidth?

Just curious. I like animated avatars as long as they are artful and appropriate to the forum theme. I think they encourage individuality and art if done well. They aren't really as distracting as an animated signature and they don't make posts hard to read. Just wondering...

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Re: Avatars enabled

Postby 2011futuremarine » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:26 am

In my opinion its because the majority of the folks here, myself included, see animated avatars as a distraction. :)
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