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abh!shek
02-05-2008, 09:15 PM
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 ?

Mario F.
02-05-2008, 09:39 PM
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.

abh!shek
02-05-2008, 09:46 PM
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 !

SlyMaelstrom
02-05-2008, 09:50 PM
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.

vart
02-05-2008, 10:38 PM
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...

Yarin
02-06-2008, 12:57 AM
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.

abh!shek
02-06-2008, 01:09 AM
If you ask a mod, (s)he might do it for you



(s)he


I should have thought of this before starting the "specify your gender" thread!

abh!shek
02-06-2008, 01:13 AM
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 :/

Elysia
02-06-2008, 04:49 AM
Being a moderator or admin gives you special privileges ;)

Mario F.
02-06-2008, 07:14 AM
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?

SlyMaelstrom
02-06-2008, 07:47 AM
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.

Mario F.
02-06-2008, 08:07 AM
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.

abh!shek
02-06-2008, 08:23 AM
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!

Prelude
02-06-2008, 08:32 AM
>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.

abh!shek
02-06-2008, 08:41 AM
Ok, moderators with 55x55 pixel avatar are allowed now. Prelude, wanna participate ?

Yarin
02-06-2008, 08:44 AM
and why do you get to be the judge?

abh!shek
02-06-2008, 08:48 AM
and why do you get to be the judge?

As Prelude has removed the Ninja, now my Avatar is obviously the hottest one here. So I am not participating to make this contest "fair".

Elysia
02-06-2008, 08:49 AM
and why do you get to be the judge?
Don't feed the trolls.

Yarin
02-06-2008, 08:57 AM
>> So I am not participating to make this contest "fair".
Sorry, but your avatar is way not-hot. (not everyone here is female)

>> Don't feed the trolls.
:D

If animated avatars where allowed (but still within the 55x55 limit) I could very well win.

Personaly, I think the submitters should have their avatars lined up, and anyone who wants to is allowed to poll them. That way the "judging" becomes judging.

abh!shek
02-06-2008, 10:01 AM
Don't feed the trolls.

yes I knew something is creepy with my head.and you gave it the right name--"troll". thanks.

I always try to avoid speaking ridiculous things, but somehow, I just type it in. I am leaving this nonsense I have done right here and getting back to serious programming now. I will never post anything in General Discussion ever.

But don't just ignore me in C/C++ forums, just because I am a creepy creature. I do need your answers there.

Sorry for every ridiculous alphabet posted by me, it won't happen again. :(

Elysia
02-06-2008, 10:09 AM
I don't ignore people who needs help.
But you're making yourself look ridiculous by posting things as

As Prelude has removed the Ninja, now my Avatar is obviously the hottest one here. So I am not participating to make this contest "fair".
And proclaiming yourself as the judge.
Perhaps you should try to ponder about what you're about to reply?

laserlight
02-06-2008, 10:12 AM
Calm down, people. No need to get too agitated about animated avatars.

Prelude
02-06-2008, 10:14 AM
>No need to get too agitated about animated avatars.
Whatever. I want to see a throw down! ;)

vart
02-06-2008, 10:25 AM
>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.
Joking, right?
I mean that from anime with the wind blowing hair

Mario F.
02-06-2008, 10:49 AM
Whatever. I want to see a throw down!

I agree. Two new contests. Prizes for the best fight and moderator with the quickest finger.

Prelude
02-06-2008, 10:58 AM
>Joking, right?
Nope, I could only guess which one you meant. The crystal ball is my favorite, as it was my first avatar here and I made it myself from scratch.

laserlight
02-06-2008, 10:59 AM
The crystal ball is my favorite, as it was my first avatar here and I made it myself from scratch.
As in the current one, the one which looks like a marble?

SlyMaelstrom
02-06-2008, 11:10 AM
As in the current one, the one which looks like a marble?You have the ability to distiguish a marble from a crystal ball? Anyway, as much as I love a good cat fight, I would agree that people are getting out of hand. So, I'll just leave this bottle of chill pills out and anyone who wants one can feel free to take it. There is a water cooler in the hallway.

Mario F.
02-06-2008, 11:16 AM
crystal balls are... i don't know, more transparent?
Regardless that's my prelude's favorite too. Altough for some reason I can't understand, my favorite avatar is Magos' one

mike_g
02-06-2008, 11:17 AM
I don't ignore people who needs help.
But you're making yourself look ridiculous by posting things as
Quote:
As Prelude has removed the Ninja, now my Avatar is obviously the hottest one here. So I am not participating to make this contest "fair".
And proclaiming yourself as the judge.
Perhaps you should try to ponder about what you're about to reply?
What wrong with what he said? Its only a silly little joke. You take stuff way too seriously :p

That makes me wonder.... Maybe you actually believe that youre the 'Goddess of the Sky' o_O

SlyMaelstrom
02-06-2008, 11:19 AM
crystal balls are... i don't know, more transparent?Not so apparent if it's sitting on a solid blue surface.

I would vote Govt's avatar as my favorite.

Yarin
02-06-2008, 11:20 AM
I'm trying to think. I don't think we have a non-goddess female on the board?

Code Goddess
Goddess of the Sky

Mario F.
02-06-2008, 11:22 AM
I can tell you one of them has read the tao

edit: And understood it

vart
02-06-2008, 12:42 PM
I'm trying to think. I don't think we have a non-goddess female on the board?



So that's the reason we do not have enough female programmers here... They have to be a Goddess...

dwks
02-06-2008, 01:11 PM
If any animated avatar could be called "disturbing", it would surely be mine. I haven't had any comments about it, though. Well, besides one comment that "Aha! Your avatar can read the board users' minds!", or something to that affect, and a few about hypnosis. ;) They were all (as far as I could tell) positive comments, however, or (in the case of the first quote), amazement and admiration at my skills in determining the cause of problems . . . certainly not comments about my modesty. :D

In case anyone's wondering: when I uploaded my avatar, I had approximately 800 posts. I'm not sure how long animated avatars have been disabled for, but I think it's been quite some time. (This isn't the first thread about the topic.)

Note: my avatar isn't meant to be disturbing or hypnotising or anything. I was just playing around with the Gimp's spiral gradient flood-fill, and really liked the pattern. I generated a few images by hand, stuck them together, and there you have it.

Notice that my avatar is a litle jerky? Well, that's because I calculated the rotation values by hand, and I only had pixel precision. Later on, I created a program to rotate the image smoothly, but I never got around to uploading it, and by the time I did, it was too late -- animated avatars were disabled.

Neo1
02-06-2008, 01:27 PM
So that's the reason we do not have enough female programmers here... They have to be a Goddess...

This is the internet, there are no such things as "girls"...

*insert funny internet meme*

Edit: hehe
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/8513/ackbarnf7.jpg

IT'S A TRAP!

vart
02-06-2008, 01:35 PM
This is the internet, there are no such things as "girls"...


It does not mean there is no such thing as God, Look at Salem.

Elysia
02-06-2008, 01:36 PM
Then the question becomes: why was animated avatars banned?

SlyMaelstrom
02-06-2008, 01:39 PM
Then the question becomes: why was animated avatars banned?Cause some find them annoying and too large to load in significant amounts.

Mario F.
02-06-2008, 01:47 PM
Yup. Can you imagine a thread full of animated avatars?

Elysia
02-06-2008, 01:59 PM
Not a problem to me.

Mario F.
02-06-2008, 02:05 PM
and?

Neo1
02-06-2008, 02:07 PM
Not a problem to me.

e·go·ism [ee-goh-iz-uhm, eg-oh-]
–noun
1. the habit of valuing everything only in reference to one's personal interest; selfishness (opposed to altruism).

Elysia
02-06-2008, 02:18 PM
and?
And what?


e·go·ism [ee-goh-iz-uhm, eg-oh-]
–noun
1. the habit of valuing everything only in reference to one's personal interest; selfishness (opposed to altruism).
No, not egoism. Not a problem to me as in, I don't mind.
Not saying they should be allowed.

Mario F.
02-06-2008, 02:20 PM
Not a problem to me as in, I don't mind. Not saying they should be allowed.

Oh. So you meant "fair enough to me", instead of "not a problem to me".

twomers
02-06-2008, 02:27 PM
Sly's avatar is the best on the forum, I think, with mine in a close second!

dwks
02-06-2008, 02:30 PM
I won't comment on that, but -- Salem (http://cboard.cprogramming.com/member.php?u=40)'s avatar has to be the best programming-related one.

twomers
02-06-2008, 02:33 PM
This (http://cboard.cprogramming.com/memberlist.php?) could take a while...

Elysia
02-06-2008, 03:41 PM
Oh. So you meant "fair enough to me", instead of "not a problem to me".

I'm saying what goes, goes. If animated avatars aren't allowed, then they aren't, period.
In my opinion, they should be allowed since they don't bug me and can be quite cool sometimes.
But I also respect that they were disabled for reasons stated already.

twomers
02-06-2008, 03:51 PM
>> If animated avatars aren't allowed, then they aren't, period.
I seem to remember Prelude mentioning that she hacked one in before, but that might either be because of her mad skillz or her mod-ship.
If gifs annoy people, why should stationary be any different? Ergo disable avatars.