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Blue Velvet
Feb 9, 2005, 10:06 AM
Couldn't help but notice a few large avatars recently. One I just saw now being 100px x 100px

Is it me or are these guidelines ambiguous?

"Note: The maximum size of your custom image is 75 by 75 pixels or 19.5 KB (whichever is smaller)."

Just curious...

emw
Feb 9, 2005, 10:13 AM
I always thought it meant it can't be larger than either 75x75 or 19.5KB. The comparison they give is hard to understand - theoretically you could have a black and white 'tar that was 140 pixels square that was less than 19.5KB (uncompressed).

Edit: do you have a link to the larger avatar?

edesignuk
Feb 9, 2005, 11:02 AM
I asked Mudbug about this a while ago. The rules are 75x75, 19.5KB. But when they were having some troubles with vBulletin a few slipped through the net because the rules weren't working properly.

It's a bit irritating, I'd love a 100x100 'tar ;) :D oh well...

edesignuk
Feb 9, 2005, 11:08 AM
Edit: do you have a link to the larger avatar?
Example (http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=24273) (Not picking on you 7on, just happened to be the first I noticed).

Blue Velvet
Feb 9, 2005, 11:11 AM
Example (http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=24273) (Not picking on you 7on, just happened to be the first I noticed).

That's the one I also noticed. And it's new... so what gives?

Go on E, try a mega-Keira, see what happens...

edesignuk
Feb 9, 2005, 11:12 AM
That's the one I also noticed. And it's new... so what gives?Yeah, very odd. Maybe to do with the server move?
Go on E, try a mega-Keira, see what happens...Waaaaaaaaaaaay ahead of you! ;) :)

edesignuk
Feb 9, 2005, 11:16 AM
ahhh crap. It's not having any of it :( 75x75 max for me.

PlaceofDis
Feb 9, 2005, 11:38 AM
i noticed 7on's 'tar too, i wouldnt mind a 100x100 size limit, but i suppose some people would be annoyed by it, but i dont see why we cant have it, bandwith issues?

edesignuk
Feb 9, 2005, 12:08 PM
Maybe it could be a perk for contributing (becoming a demi), I'm sure it'd make a good selling point.

PlaceofDis
Feb 9, 2005, 12:35 PM
Maybe it could be a perk for contributing (becoming a demi), I'm sure it'd make a good selling point.

thats a good idea, although right now no one can contribute, and here with my raise i just got have been wanting to give MR some of my money, i dont even need a mug LoL :p

contributors should get some extra perks, besides the name & private chats, it would certainly get more people to pony up their money for a larger 'tar

Doctor Q
Feb 9, 2005, 01:31 PM
We'll figure out why there are larger-than-life avatars and post it here when we know.

Dr. Dastardly
Feb 10, 2005, 12:58 AM
I have noticed a couple of people (sorry cant remember who exactly) that have just regular or member status but have tars. Is this another slip up or something.

blackfox
Feb 10, 2005, 01:12 AM
I have noticed a couple of people (sorry cant remember who exactly) that have just regular or member status but have tars. Is this another slip up or something.
Not that it solves the mystery, but I remember when I turned to "6502" status, I put up a 'tar and subsequently some of the threads I had recently posted to were wastelanded or moved to the Poli Forum etc, erasing those posts from my total. So for a few days, I was still a "regular" with an avatar. Circumstances may vary...

edesignuk
Feb 10, 2005, 02:51 AM
I have noticed a couple of people (sorry cant remember who exactly) that have just regular or member status but have tars. Is this another slip up or something.
Could well be the couple of people that have won contests where the prize was a 'tar, regardless of post count.

jackieonasses
Feb 10, 2005, 02:55 AM
Not that it solves the mystery, but I remember when I turned to "6502" status, I put up a 'tar and subsequently some of the threads I had recently posted to were wastelanded or moved to the Poli Forum etc, erasing those posts from my total. So for a few days, I was still a "regular" with an avatar. Circumstances may vary... Actually, i PM'd one of them recently... and he said He was well over 500 and got his tar, then They stopped making political forum posts count, so he got subtracted to under 500. He still has his 'tar because you have to delete it first.

That was one person though.

kyle

Dr. Dastardly
Feb 10, 2005, 06:58 PM
Ah, all those make sense. I always forget about the contests to. :p