How do you get animated Avatars ?

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    Question How do you get animated Avatars ?

    Like that dancing milk carton or a ninja ?


    I tried to upload a .gif image but it says i kan't upload an animated avatar ?

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    I, for one, am happy you couldn't.

    Nothing personal, really. I just find animated avatars disturbing. Nothing more.

    If for some reason they stopped allowing it, don't be sad a few have them and you do not. As in any good democracy, some are just more equal than others.
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    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    I just find animated avatars disturbing. Nothing more.
    Aren't they cute ? I have started drinking milk two times a day just bcoz that cute little dancing milk carton told me to do so !

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    It's kind of a grandfather rule situation... Unfortunately, if you missed the boat, it likely won't be coming around again.

    However, like Mario, some people despise them. However, I do find it humorous that Mario finds my dancing milk carton distrubing whilst he totes around his avatar which appears to be an angry blind-folded baby person that is praying in the darkness... maybe I just have bad eyes, though. It still gives me nightmares.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    I just find animated avatars disturbing.
    Most of them. But there are very nice indeed... How I miss the prelude's animated avatar she had in time I was just coming this board...
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    The admin disabled the average user's ability to set animated avatars a long while ago.
    If you ask a mod, (s)he might do it for you; but I doubt it. If you noticed, Prelude's avatar is both animated and larger than maximum size. (it's not right)

    I agree that Mario's avatar is disturbing. Even said so as q.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarin View Post
    If you ask a mod, (s)he might do it for you
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    I should have thought of this before starting the "specify your gender" thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarin;714418
    If you noticed, Prelude's avatar is both animated [i
    and[/i] larger than maximum size. (it's not right)
    Yeah! but we can't do anything. They are the admins and moderators. We got to be satisfied with small 55x55 pixel pics not greater than 19.5Kb :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom View Post
    I do find it humorous that Mario finds my dancing milk carton distrubing whilst he totes around his avatar which appears to be an angry blind-folded baby person that is praying in the darkness...
    It's even more disturbing if I tell you from where it is. It's a shameful slice-copy-paste from a stop-motion movies based on Poe's the Pit and the Pendulum. I'm a fan of stop-motion and of Poe. Rest assured I have no empathy for the character. Just found the image cool.

    Meanwhile I don't find yours too disturbing actually. It's kinda cute the little bugger. Original work?
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    Original work?
    Negative. On another forum, I used to use one that was actually frames from the music video, but someone complained that it took too long to load, so I search the internet and found this one.
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    I think a better word is distracting. Not disturbing. My english betrays me sometimes.

    I feel animated avatars to be distracting most of the time. I honesty, however, can't complain of any avatar I've seen so far on these forums.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Let's have a Hottest Avatar Contest!*
    I will be the judge.


    *Note: Admins and moderators CANNOT participate, Unless they give us the freedom to have animated Avatars of the same size as they have!
    Last edited by abh!shek; 02-06-2008 at 08:42 AM.

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    >I tried to upload a .gif image but it says i kan't upload an animated avatar ?
    cprog used to allow animated avatars, but that rule changed. However, those who already had an animated avatar at the time of the change were allowed to keep it.

    >Prelude's avatar is both animated and larger than maximum size. (it's not right)
    It makes me stand out, doesn't it?

    >How I miss the prelude's animated avatar she had in time I was just coming this board...
    The blue crystal ball? I liked that one too.
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    Ok, moderators with 55x55 pixel avatar are allowed now. Prelude, wanna participate ?

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