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Avatar sizes.

They are to small. Fix it.

But no really, can't upload a decently small gif for an avatar. O_O

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And increase the damn file size.
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If the server can handle it of course.

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Yeah, sorry. Like everything I do, that was a bit dumbassed.
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Raikuron Wrote:Yeah, sorry. Like everything I do, that was a bit dumbassed.

wat? All I was saying was the only reason NOT to increase the file size and avatar size would be if the server couldn't handle it.

If it can, I fully support increasing the sizes of both.

Well, unless it slows down other peoples computers.

I dun know.

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Well, server space is really cheap these days. If Soul can't afford it, maybe we could put up a small donate button. Unless there is already one and I didn't notice it.
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Raikuron Wrote:Well, server space is really cheap these days. If Soul can't afford it, maybe we could put up a small donate button. Unless there is already one and I didn't notice it.
Isn't there an SS store or something?

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There is? Fuck, I gotta buy some shit. Any T-shirts? Those would be lulzy to wear to school.
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Raikuron Wrote:There is? Fuck, I gotta buy some shit. Any T-shirts? Those would be lulzy to wear to school.
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Are you kidding me? They are already bigger than most forums allow.
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Thought Criminal Wrote:Are you kidding me? They are already bigger than most forums allow.

oh cool

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They are. Though a file size increase would be nice.

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If you want a file size increase, host it on another server and hotlink it from there. Either that or lern tu optimize images for teh_interwebz Razz (Hint: use Irfanview)

I don't actually pay for SS's hosting. It was donated by Master Of Reality (go look up his old posts sometime). It just annoys me when I browse the forums on some PC that doesn't have images turned off to have to load gigantic flashing animated huge gif files that make everything else load slow or are just really disturbing to look at. Razz Okay, so those are usually in signatures. But still... if you wanna put some large pic somewhere in your profile, you can shove it in your sig. There's more space there anyway.

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We understand, then.

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Fine with me. Smile

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