Author Topic: New Avatar and Signature Policy ~ Please read immediately  (Read 54654 times)

Offline Velvet Revolver

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Due to complaints about the forum loading slowly for members with both DSL and dial up modems, we have decided to introduce a new policy regarding your avatars and signatures. We also encourage you to find a good host for your avatars and signatures on a high-speed server to keep loading times down.

Avatars
Still limited to maximum dimensions of 70 x 70 pixels - if you try to load larger avatars it will be rejected by the forum. The limit on file size for avatars is set to 100 000 bytes (~97.6 Kb). 

Signatures
Must be kept within 500 x 100 pixels and the file size is to be 500 000 bytes (~488.3 Kb) or less.
Your signature can consist of:
  • One (1) JPG, GIF or PNG image
  • Type/text
  • A combination of the above, but the combined size must be kept within the set limits (one line of type with the standard font size adds about 14px to the height)
Signatures of pornographic or violent nature will be removed, and please do not use the marquee function.

To check the size of your avatar or signature, right click on your mouse over the image. It will tell you the file size and dimensions. Here's a link to a Conversion Calculator to also help you out.

If you fail to comply with our policy, your avatars and/or signatures can be removed at any time without notice since there have been instances where warnings have gone unheeded.

We're trying to make this fair for all members. The most important reason we are all on this forum is for the band and our support for them.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2007, 09:53:17 PM by Sverre »

Offline PIKE POUNDER

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Sounds good, but will warnings be given out, or will the problem just be removed- then the member notified of it being pulled?

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Offline Velvet Revolver

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We'll send out a warning first but if it is ignored, then it will be pulled.

Offline WomanoftheWorld

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Okay - I think I am all legal now!   But gosh...I miss Slash... :( 

Offline shirleythetatoo

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oh dear  :( I don't know what to do? how to check if I'm 'illegal' or not?? gosh guess I will get a message to tell me so  :? and does it mean I have to delete my moving Slash movie out of siggy? Is it too fast moving or large or too hot  :slash:
I saw the instructions but can't figure it out how to check and so on. oh dear

Offline WomanoftheWorld

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No wait!!  Don't remove it for a minute...I want to watch it one more time.... :slash: :drooling:

Offline Cbomb

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oh no! i have to chose between my beloved four! o this is like sophies choice.... :(

Offline MissSlash

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oh no! i have to chose between my beloved four! o this is like sophies choice.... :(

They might all be too big.  The byte size allowed now is very, very small, so you might not be able to use any.  Mine wasn't even that big or long and it was too big.

Offline Cbomb

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how do i check? im so crap at all this kind of stuff!!

mods are any of my gifs the right size?

Offline shirleythetatoo

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No wait!!  Don't remove it for a minute...I want to watch it one more time.... :slash: :drooling:

ok that you my sweets MissSlash and WOTW. I will now have to try and figure out how to remove it. gosh I'm going to be up until midnight my time trying to get this done!! oh well, will just have to find another hot pic to put in there instead *oh what a chore*

Offline WomanoftheWorld

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Cherry - all of them are too big except for the Carlton one.  You can right click them and see their size in properties.  Sorry darling. 

You're welcome shirleythetatoo  - at least it's an easy job looking for a hot Slash pic!   :D

Offline Cbomb

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poor kaasica, all her work is gone to waste!

ok, if i have dancing carlton, am i still allowed my avatar?

Offline shirleythetatoo

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crap! I'm getting annoyed I can't even find out how to delete my moving gorgeous pic??? gone into my profile and can't see my siggy or anything in there. jeez will I have to PM Cattivo and ask him
« Last Edit: February 01, 2009, 02:30:00 PM by shirleythetatoo »

Offline Cbomb

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crap! I'm getting annoyed I can't even find out how to delete my moving gorgeous pic??? gone into my profile and can't see my siggy or anything in there. jeez will I have to PM Cattivo and ask him /??? :drooling:

go into 'forum profile info' at the left of the page when u open profile, then scroll down and in the signature box ull have ur sig, just delete all the writing in the box :(

Offline WomanoftheWorld

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shirleythetatoo, Sorry I'm not Cattivo but...just go to your profile, click on forum profile information, and you should be able to see and delete the image in your sig. 

Sorry Cherry!  Don't cry!  Just take a deep breath and delete everything except Carlton.  All your images are great, but they really do make it hard to open threads where you post.  Go on darling you can do it!  Oh, you also have to delete the Duff that is scrolling on the bottom.... :(
« Last Edit: August 24, 2005, 03:12:33 AM by WomanoftheWorld »

Offline Cbomb

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 :( i woke up in the worst mood today. think im just gonna go back to bed :(

Offline WomanoftheWorld

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:( i woke up in the worst mood today. think im just gonna go back to bed :(

Good job Cherry!!  Now before you go back to bed, don't forget to delete you avatar too.  You're being very brave!  It really does make the thread open faster since you deleted them. 

Offline shirleythetatoo

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ok thanks so much for your help my friends! (thought I had posted this before but got error).
I figured it out thanks to you - HE has gone from my siggie. yes, gone. it is indeed a sad day. :(
have a good sleep Cherry

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Offline WomanoftheWorld

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am i acceptable guys  :shock:?


Your avatar is okay, but your sig pic is over the limit. 

Offline absence

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mummble jumble i guess its fair enuff i'd get pissed off if my computer took all its time down loading them too.
my avatar is vince and nikki (that is i'm hoping its nikki i have trouble tellin nikki and mick apart!) i'll prob get killed if im wrong lol,  slash gurl 4life gave it to me.

Offline Cbomb

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sorry to be annoying, is my new sig and av ok? my sig should b ok as i copied VR's sig so i could get the right size

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awww cool cherry! hope its acceptable how do you find out?

Offline Sverre

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oh no! i have to chose between my beloved four! o this is like sophies choice.... :(

They might all be too big.  The byte size allowed now is very, very small, so you might not be able to use any.  Mine wasn't even that big or long and it was too big.

Are you sure it's not your old signatures and avatars that were EXTREMELY big? :roll:

To set it in perspective, our allowed byte size for avatars and signatures are respectively 19.53 and 30.52 times bigger than the limit currently used at a place like www.slashsworld.com, and cherry_bomb's new signature alone will save dial-up users more than 40 minutes :shock: of loading time!

sorry to be annoying, is my new sig and av ok? my sig should b ok as i copied VR's sig so i could get the right size

Yes, they both fall well inside the limits :D