Avatar Size: 75px x 75px or bigger?

Blue Velvet

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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

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Aug 2, 2004
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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

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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...
 

Blue Velvet

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edesignuk said:
Example (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...
 

PlaceofDis

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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?
 

PlaceofDis

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edesignuk said:
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
 

blackfox

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Dr. Dastardly said:
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

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Dr. Dastardly said:
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

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the great OKLAHOMA....
blackfox said:
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
 

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