Bigger Avatars

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by Compile 'em all, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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    I mean come on already, it is 2008 and we are still stuck with those microscopic 75x75 20k avatars. 125x125* would be nice. kthxbai.


    *there are tons of high-traffic forums running on vBulletin that allow that.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    And they are annoying :eek:

    Emphasis should be on the post, not the 'tar
    I'd be OK if they weren't allowed at all

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    This is going to be a mess.

    Keep in mind the long standing tradition that staff have 100 x 100 pixel avatars so they can be more easily identified.

    At least that's what I remember from the last time we wanted larger avatars.
     
  4. bigandy macrumors G3

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    OOOOH! Can we have 800x600 flash animations in our signatures too?

    </stupid ideas>
     
  5. Compile 'em all thread starter macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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    sheesh, do you actually believe that members of this board identify mods/editors/gods from their avatar size?. I didn't even know that that was the case till now.

    There are many forums already allowing bigger avatars and there is no mess. kthx.
     
  6. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    Eh, it would be nice. Besides the fact of bandwidth, most people do have higher res screens now. I need something to fill in on my 1920 x 1200. :D
     
  7. bigandy macrumors G3

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    It ain't broke.

    Why fix it?


    And that's meant to help the cause of taking the request seriously? :p


    Because MacRumors doesn't consume enough as it is, with as many active users as it has posting all kinds of silliness? :rolleyes:
     
  8. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i actually wouldn't mind seeing a slight bump to be honest. a lot of the tars do blend in now and it used to be easier to distinguish between them all. :eek:

    not even by my, but it'd be nice, i'm a visual person when it comes to fining people's posts.
     
  9. Compile 'em all thread starter macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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    Did you read my post? Did you read your post? Did you read my post? Did you read your post? Did you read my post? Did you read your post? Did you read my post? Did you read your post? Did you read my post? Did you read your post?

    I am asking for a marginal increase in the avatar size 25px or 50 px max, nothing earth shattering.
     
  10. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Completely agree.

    Agree on the later part.

    Personally, I don't come here for the tars. I come here to read the posts.

    The tars are just a handy reference.

    This kind of response is not going to have you taken seriously.

    Why is it so important to you to have a larger tar?

    Just think of all the work it will create for everyone to update their tars. And for what? Frankly I don't see any benefit.

    Again, I come here for the posts and not to look at tars. But that's just me.
     
  11. bigandy macrumors G3

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    Completely in agreement with sushi there.

    Why are you repeating yourself? Of course I read your post, of course I understand you are asking for an increase in avatar dimensions.

    Did you understand I disagreed with it? Did you? Did you understand? :rolleyes:

    While it may not be earth shattering, it's not important either. As has already been said, it's about the posts, not about the silly little frilly bits.

    Dig a little deeper and it's obvious that's what I was hinting at in my first post. ;)
     
  12. Compile 'em all thread starter macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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    From where is it exactly did you deduce that it is so important for me to have bigger avatars? it is just a simple suggestion that came to my mind while posting on some other forums then here. While I do agree it is nothing important I don't see why not.
     
  13. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    I say keep them where they are. I'm a luddite and don't always view this site with current hardware. ;)
     
  14. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Then I guess you could say some of us think "why?" instead of "why not". It's not like we're restricted to 32x32 avatars. Maybe once resolution independence becomes a reality...
     
  15. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    (Just kiddin' I'm still here :eek:)

    I think the avatars aren't really tied to a pixel size, I have seen tall/skinny avatars on MR, but most people just stick with a square one.

    I think it is more about the physical size of the avatar (as in KB) I discovered this after trying to upload a much more interesting animated gif I made for my own avatar (I believe the current limit is 24 KB or so). So I suppose if Arn felt so compelled, he could up the limit?
     
  16. OllyW Moderator

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    You can always chose not to display avatars.
     
  17. bigandy macrumors G3

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    ...which makes far more sense. :p

    I would have done it that way, but today I have teh dumb. ;)


    He could. But then he'd have to pay more bandwidth bills too ;)
     
  18. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Yes, but then how would we determine who the freaks were. :p
     
  19. TEG macrumors 604

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    It would be nice if just the User Name and Avatar were centered in the huge left side box. It just looks weird, considering most sites center justify the left box, or the box is no larger than the Avatars.

    TEG
     
  20. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    I'd like a 100·100 or so limit. My fractal avatar's hard to see at 75·75.
     
  21. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I'm going to have to agree with Dawg here. Oh and +1 for not knowing Mods had 100x100 px tars.
     
  22. JNB macrumors 604

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    So that's what it is. It looked like an infrared image of a hemorrhoid. I think you should get a larger 'tar.

    (Just kidding!!! It's a beeyootiful 'tar!)
     
  23. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i understand that the point isn't the 'tar. and i agree. but slightly larger avatars don't hurt really either, it makes people more identifiable and able to express themselves better. i'm not saying 125x125, but looking at the mod's tars which are at 100x100, it wouldn't be bad, and then bump theirs to 125x125 and we're set. at least in my opinion.

    and the size limit wouldn't have to be increased greatly, to keep down on the obnoxious gifs and that. but the same ratio as we have now i'd say.
     
  24. scotty96LSC macrumors 65816

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    In the case of the avatar, bigger is not better. Besides you can do a lot with photoshop (if you have it) and 20k.
     
  25. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Just from your comments.

    Sorry if I misunderstood you.

    Agree.

    I use the tars to recognize posters. The current size is okay for that.
     

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