IMPORTANT - Guidelines for Avatars & Images

15 years 1 week ago #15825 by voyager
Hi guys, to make this site more friendly for those of us deprived from Broad Band and to save us a bit of bandwidth I would like to ask you all to please abide by these guidelines when it comes to avatars and including images in posts.

Avatars:
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1) Please do not use avatars bigger than about 125 x 175 pixels (preferably smaller, say about 80 x 80 pixels like my avatar <== )
2) Please keep the file size of your avatars small, definitely no larger than 80KB and preferably about 40KB or so.
3) Please avoid excessivly flashy animated avatars. There is nothing wring with a subtle aimation but please avoid eye hurting disco style avatars!


Images:
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1) When including iamges in a post please try to keep the image as small as it can be while still being big enough to illustrate your point.
2) If you need to include a very large image (> 600 pixels in any dimension) please do not include the image in the post but provide a link to it instead. This will prevent images breaking the layout of the site and make life for the non-broadbanders bearable.

Also can people choosing to use external image hosting sites rather than the files section or their own websites please consider using www.flickr.com and add a tag to your images of IrishAstronomy.

The benefit of doing this is that all the pictues that people use here will be easily visible on one external image site and people can view them on this site www.flickr.com/photos/tags/irishastronomy/

Thanks in advance for your cooperatoin with these guidelines,

Bart B.,
IFAS Webmaster.
& albertw!

My Home Page - www.bartbusschots.ie

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15 years 1 week ago #15830 by dave_lillis
Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: IMPORTANT - Guidelines for Avatars & Images
Bart,
I deleted my avatar and tried to upoload a new one, the sites coming back with a 6k limit !, so I tried loading my orig avatar from last year and it wont do that either. its strange been avatarless :wink:

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
Chairman. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
+ 12"LX200, MK67, Meade2045, 4"refractor

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15 years 1 week ago #15841 by voyager

Bart,
I deleted my avatar and tried to upoload a new one, the sites coming back with a 6k limit !, so I tried loading my orig avatar from last year and it wont do that either. its strange been avatarless :wink:


Erm, I haven't added any limmits, I'm trusting people's honesty! Can you take a screen shot of the error?

My Home Page - www.bartbusschots.ie

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15 years 1 week ago #15842 by voyager
OK, just had a look at the settings and it woudl appear that one of the updates I did to the baord re-set the defaults, enabled avatar uploading and set stupid limmits!

I have un-done the rediculous settings. I had never intended ot allow avatar uploading via phpbb, that is a security risk and as such was not intended!

To have an avatar you should remote link to one that you have on the web somewhere. If you don't have anywhere to put your avatar on the web upload it to the files section in the Avatars folder and then remote link to it.

BTW, in a classic case of Irony Dave, I was using your avatar to guess the suggested maximum sizes because yours seemed to be as big as you can go without busting the layout!

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15 years 6 days ago #15850 by dave_lillis
Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: IMPORTANT - Guidelines for Avatars & Images
:lol: :lol:
no harm, I've reduced my avatar size anyway.

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
Chairman. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
+ 12"LX200, MK67, Meade2045, 4"refractor

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15 years 6 days ago #15852 by Seanie_Morris
Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: IMPORTANT - Guidelines for Avatars & Images
...so he brought it back! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

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14 years 8 months ago #20834 by Eirikg
Replied by Eirikg on topic uppload images free
I use this one for other boards when i need to uppload a big picture.
imageshack.us/

You can even link directly to the img source and you are allowed to do so.

:)

Eirik G.

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