An observation and a question

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Four Suited Jack, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Four Suited Jack

    Four Suited Jack It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 27, 2011
    I've noticed that some people have larger avatar images than others.

    Does the maximum size increase when you reach a specific post count or something to that effect or are my eyes playing tricks on me?
     
  2. Sabirah

    Sabirah Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Jul 10, 2011
    I don't know. The avatar system on this site is really weird
     
  3. Four Suited Jack

    Four Suited Jack It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 27, 2011
    It's annoyingly small for me.
     
  4. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 12, 2009
    Avatars can have a maximum width of 100 pixels and maximum height of 125 pixels. File size can't be greater than 40 Kb. Says so right in the edit avatar section.

    100 x 125 is plenty big.
     
  5. Four Suited Jack

    Four Suited Jack It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 27, 2011
    That is subjective.
     
  6. Horus9k

    Horus9k It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jun 29, 2011
    Oh, ye gods. Why do you need more pixels? Is that pic of the anime chick not large enough to satisfy the weeabooic urges?
     
  7. Four Suited Jack

    Four Suited Jack It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 27, 2011
    Implying I am a weaboo are you?

    A weaboo is a person obsessed with anime, I am not obsessed with it, I like what I like and if I like something that originates from Japan then so be it.

    Furthermore, I despise weaboos, in my eyes they're people who can not see the value of their own culture and nation so look to another foreign one to satisfy them, I dislike their existence.

    I appreciate art, I like various styles, which includes western and anime styles but I do prefer western style in general.

    Also, the small avatar size is stopping me from using a lot of western illustrations I have as avatars, just for the record.
     
  8. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 12, 2009
    How big of an avatar do you need?
     
  9. Courier

    Courier Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 10, 2011
    Like Voof said the maximum avatar size is 100 x 125. Any picture can easily be re-sized to fit this limit using Microsoft Paint.
     
  10. Four Suited Jack

    Four Suited Jack It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 27, 2011
    It does not matter, it's not my place to request something be changed on a forum that I just joined.

    That's what I did with my current one, the problem with that though is that you can not see certain illustrations or cuts from illustrations clearly when reduced in size.
     
  11. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 12, 2009
    I only ask how big to satisfy my own curiosity.

    Also: You just have to learn to resize your images better, so as to not lose so much quality.
     
  12. Courier

    Courier Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 10, 2011
    Normally they go up in quality when you make them smaller. :?
     
  13. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 12, 2009
    Took me two seconds with Photoshop (GIMP would do just as well):





    All within the maximum area and file size. Now, you are not obligated to use anything I share, I am just bored.
     
  14. Four Suited Jack

    Four Suited Jack It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 27, 2011
    I do not know how to do that other than the "resize" function.

    I don't have photoshop, only the default paint software.

    Thanks though.
     
  15. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 12, 2009
    Also, save them so they are higher quality. Better file types and all that.

    Well, there's your problem.
     
  16. Four Suited Jack

    Four Suited Jack It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 27, 2011
    I know, since you asked though, what I'm used to is between 208 x 290 and 150 x 200 so I've never had the problem of resizing an illustration drastically and maintaining the quality.

    I'll make do though.
     
  17. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 12, 2009
    What the devil... that's a bit much.

    Anyway, if you want a Photoshop-like program, but don't want to spend the money, GIMP is a free alternative.
     
  18. Four Suited Jack

    Four Suited Jack It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 27, 2011
    In contrast, I think this forum's maximum size is too small, I think it's merely a matter of what we're used to.

    Anyway, I appreciate the link, thank you.
     
  19. Gaspard

    Gaspard Kasparov

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    May 7, 2009
    You could have a tasteful signature instead
     
  20. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 12, 2009
    If anything, I think this forum's avatar size is too big. Used to be just 100x100. There's no need for big avatars screwing up the layout of the site. I always hate seeing a forum with users' whose avatars are huge. Gives off that, "Hey! Look at me!" vibe.

    To each their own I suppose.