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I know that uploaded avatars are limited to 40kb, but what about images that are hosted on our own server?
Is there a size limit to linked avatars?

Just asking, because I was cleaning up some old files on my computer, and came across an image I would love to use, but it's 240kb.

Also, not sure if this is the right forum, but nothing else really seemed to fit.
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Too big. Size restrictions aren't about server storage. They're about respecting dial-up, mobile, and other low-bandwidth users.
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Oh, well. Thanks for the info, that's why I figured I'd better ask first.
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Just asking, because I was cleaning up some old files on my computer, and came across an image I would love to use, but it's 240kb.

Depending on the size / format used on the picture you can usually get that 240kb down to a much lower number :)

For example, .bmp (bitmap) files are much bigger then jpeg (Joint Photographic Experts Group, .jpg) files.

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Well, this is an animated gif. So I probably can't bring it down that far.

It's just hilarious, a lil dude banging his head on the computer.
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Well, since I saw another avatar question in this forum, figured it was as good as any for my own. I've uploaded a new avatar. It shows up on my control panel has having been uploaded but it ain't showin' up nowhere's else. Have any idea how to fix that?
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Is it a Lord of the Rings avatar? If so, it's showing up. :)

If it's still not showing up for you, try hitting CTRL+F5.
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Got it! Thanks so much.
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Well, this is an animated gif. So I probably can't bring it down that far.

It's just hilarious, a lil dude banging his head on the computer.


Have you tried compressing your image? Do you know how to do it? If no, I can help.

What graphics program do you have installed on your computer; (Photoshop Paint Shop Pro, etc)?
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Sorry, I didn't catch everything said in post #4.

Still, 240KB is HUGE in file size. I'm pretty sure I can get that smaller for you. If you'd like, PM me the graphic and I'll work on it for you. :)
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Well, this is an animated gif.


From the Terms of Use that you agreed to when you joined:

Do not use an overly distracting avatar/signature, ie. bright flashing colors, animated GIF's/Flash.


Animated avatars and signatures are not allowed. :)
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Animated avatars and signatures are not allowed.


Not questioning you or the terms of use by any means, but is there certain exceptions or is the rule just not strictly enforced?

I've seen many animated avatars just in my one week of being here. :)
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Some parts of the terms of use are for reference in cases of abuse, and not necessarily intended to be enforced 100%. Such is the case with avatars and sigs. The key part is "overly distracting". We discourage the use of animated gifs, but it's not something we strictly enforce unless someone complains, or a mod/admin finds it objectionable.
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Some parts of the terms of use are for reference in cases of abuse, and not necessarily intended to be enforced 100%. Such is the case with avatars and sigs. The key part is "overly distracting". We discourage the use of animated gifs, but it's not something we strictly enforce unless someone complains, or a mod/admin finds it objectionable.


Thank you for the response. That does make sense. Thanks for clarifying! :)
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