Ditch the Avatars?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by iGary, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. iGary Guest

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    I just got my first "Server is too Busy" message - we have 3,000+ online currently. :D
     
  2. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816

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    6,000 + if you include the guests.

    Rich.
     
  3. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Not quite...
     

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  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Nah... haven't had any problems, yet... except some aggravation over the iTunes says it's Showtime thread... but I think I might find something other to do the next couple of hours... I hate queueing... ;)
     
  5. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816

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    Oooops.

    Rich.
     
  6. Knox Administrator

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    Bit of an experiment with the forums this time, hopefully they should stay up much longer and without removing anything. Avatars are not actually hosted on the main forum server at the moment, so they're fine :)
     
  7. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Good. I only need 25 more posts to be an official avatar owner! A feat a may very likely accomplish today :D
     
  8. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Removing the avatars will make this site move a little faster then I'm all up for it.....last time it worked really well.




    Bless
     
  9. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Hey...

    What happened to all other icons...?

    Picture 1.png Picture 2.png

    Edit: Back for now... ;) Not seen any "Servers are busy" messages, yet... but the whole forums are running extremely slowly at the moment... :(
     
  10. macOSX-tastic macrumors 6502a

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    definitely a good idea to remove avatars at busy times.

    S
     
  11. Manzana macrumors 6502a

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    kill the bourgeois avatars!

    btw, this site keeps growing....
     
  12. Knox Administrator

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    All the images on the forums were moved onto macrumorslive.com but one of the servers running it didn't have the forum images in the right place. I fixed it not long after your post, but you probably had already moved onto another server in the round robin which had the images.

    The forums being slow was a bit of a trade off - we could either have it quick but with the busy messages, or slow with no messages. I'm going to be looking at a way to have the best of both worlds for next time :)
     
  13. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    That is great, thank-you for all your hard work :)
     
  14. Dunepilot macrumors 6502a

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    Is there such a thing as 'don't display avatars for my user'?

    This would make it much easier for those of us who like to read MR at work ;)
     
  15. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Mac Forums - Edit Options -> Thread Display Options -> Show Avatars (uncheck).
     
  16. Dunepilot macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks very much.
     
  17. srobert macrumors 68020

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    I don't really mind losing the Ol' avatar, but it's easier for me to identify and remember a poster with Avatars. (Like putting a name on a face)
     
  18. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    definitely. some people's user names are just not memorable. i'd also be cool if there was a setting that made you only be able to change your avatar once every 6 months or something.
     
  19. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    I would like that......I often recognize people by there 'tar. :D People should not be aloud to have the same 'tar as other people for example I have seen the black and white apple in the mid a couple times now.....I also associated that with Dreadnought. But now other people are using it. :p
     

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