PDA

View Full Version : Avatars



IcyDeath
09-21-2001, 12:04 AM
Why the avatars are so small?
There's enough space to make them even 150x50!!!

Fordy
09-21-2001, 03:31 AM
Cuz every time you look at a thread you must effectively dl the avatars.

This slows things down.

ski6ski
09-21-2001, 05:27 AM
Now that i have a cable access, dl anything is not a problem.
But for you people who CAN NOT get anything better than 56k......i know your pain.
It is that i dont have to feel it any more, and believe me i feel great.
Maybe next i will get a T1 or something.

Fordy
09-21-2001, 05:36 AM
I am so damn jelous....

I want a cable connection, but I have a few problems

1 Flatmate who doesnt see the obvious benefits (???)
2 My flat is on the 4th floor
3 The building I live in is a listed building.
4 NTL does not yet cover py area ( I could use the BT one, but NTL offers a better deal)


So I am effectively screwed at the moment

adrianxw
09-21-2001, 10:23 AM
One of the options you can set in the User CP area is to switch off avatars. If you are on a slow line, might speed your downloading.

no-one
09-21-2001, 10:24 AM
>Flatmate who doesnt see the obvious benefits (???) <

well heres what you have to do. WHINE ENDLESSLY!! just tell him how great and fast it is constantly the if possible find some way to show him... make a believer out of him... once you have it you can't go back and thats a fact.

oh yes and if all else fails... he might just happen to have a terrible accident... if you ge tthe picture.:D

Govtcheez
09-21-2001, 10:26 AM
I'm sorry, I might seem dense, but I got a little confused by fordy's post...

1 - I got that one
2 - Why does it matter what floor your apartment is on?
3 - Um... what?
4 - see #3.

rick barclay
09-21-2001, 11:51 AM
If you want to see some of the coolest avatars in creation
check out the board links to Macromedia.com dealing with
Flash. Unfortuately I don't have the url handy right now but
I can tell you there are some full-length cartoons people are
using as avaters on these forums. When I find the right
url I'll post it here.

rick barclay

iain
09-21-2001, 12:08 PM
the area i live in isnt dsl, adsl or broadband enabled. The best we have here is disdn and as my machine is a laptop and its pretty difficult to install an isdn card on a laptop. My point is some of us are stuck on 56K and we dont want to have to wait 30 seconds to download 10 100K images.

Govtcheez
09-21-2001, 12:16 PM
I don't mind d/ling the little static pictures (since they're cached), but people having movies as their avatars would make me a little mad...

iain
09-21-2001, 12:19 PM
i dont mind little ones, like up tp 60X60, but i dont want to download banner size avatars or flash movies avatars

Fordy
09-21-2001, 12:46 PM
OK GC.... heres a tranlation for you american chaps......



2 My flat is on the 4th floor

Local companies often find an excuse not to fit something. This is an old building and wiring was not a prority when it was being designed.


3 The building I live in is a listed building.

It means that its old.... If your building is listed, you have to have special permission to do certain things. Such as bring the damn place into the 21st century


4 NTL does not yet cover py area ( I could use the BT one, but NTL offers a better deal)

In this area, telecommunications is split between 2 companies... BT and NTL. NTL are a cable company with some good internet deals

Govtcheez
09-21-2001, 12:51 PM
Why, thank you for the translation from English to American, Fordy :)

Cheeze-It
09-21-2001, 01:35 PM
OK GC.... heres a tranlation for you american chaps......


In America, "chaps" are cowboy-pants that don't
cover the, uh... back-area...

Govtcheez
09-21-2001, 01:38 PM
lol, nice point static :D