Posted 09 September 2008 - 08:15 PM
As technology is getting much better since the forums began, as in various paint programs and bandwidth size is increasing. Some folk around here have already mentioned that they'd like to see the file size increased, not so much the physical size as there is nothing worse than a forum with sigs that are 1000px's high.
Now I understand that not everyone has Broadband so larger sizes might slow them down, but there is an option to disable viewing avatars and sigs in your profile. I also understand that currently BBCode isn't allowing the addition of images, because of some jealous Russian, but when this is sorted (when ever that may be), it's just a little something I would like to see altered.
I would suggest a size of around 120kb, a 40kb increase, this doesn't sound much but it really can make a difference.
So I'm opening this up for discussion of course the Admins rule is Final, after all this is a Democracy
Posted 09 September 2008 - 09:13 PM
Posted 09 September 2008 - 09:42 PM
Anyhow, I'd venture to say that doubling the current filesize will allow for some fun new stuff without adversely affecting the majority of users. I visit GTAF from a multitude of locations, and if everyone was using animated GIF nightmares for their signatures, half the computers I use would sh*t their digital pantaloons.
So the limits do come in handy.
Posted 09 September 2008 - 10:03 PM
|QUOTE (Gareth Croke @ Sep 9 2008, 15:15)|
|...after all this is a Democracy|
Seriously though, a slightly higher filesize limit wouldn't be a terrible idea. I'd say the ratio of high speed to dial up would be in favour of high speed.
Posted 09 September 2008 - 11:15 PM
120kb x 20 posts per page (default) = 2.34375mb for signatures alone. Granted, that's the highest possible and will never be reached, but one-two megabytes for a page worth of often ugly images? Some people have taste and I would love to see that catered to, but some of these things made in MSPaint with a screenshot distorted to fit shouldnt be allowed to take more than a split second to load.
Perhaps something can be done to individually bump that limit up... Im just saying that because as it stands, many of the staff dont like signatures from the get-go. Hell, of the 15 moderators, only 7 use images in their sigs. Five, including me, have nothing at all.
I dunno. Maybe if more people put art and other cool things in their sigs it would happen. But with so much plain old sh*t out there (I edit some sigs to remove flashing, abnoxious images) I doubt itll happen.
The above is scattered. Nutshell: I doubt it. It would do well on an individual basis. That probably wouldnt happen
Cheers if anyone can figure out what I was saying there.
Posted 10 September 2008 - 12:04 AM
Posted 10 September 2008 - 02:53 AM
Not that I think this is top-priority at the moment, seeing as how technically the current file size limit is 0kb.
Posted 10 September 2008 - 03:20 AM
|QUOTE (Gareth Croke @ Sep 10 2008, 01:45)|
|I would suggest a size of around 120kb, a 40kb increase, this doesn't sound much but it really can make a difference.|
I agree with this. Although it doesn't sound like an immediate necessity, it can be very easily done. I had too compress my sig to fit three images in it; CCPD managed it so I never really felt the need for the sig size to be increased. I have voted yes because it seems that's what the majority wants and I wouldn't mind a small increase either.
Posted 10 September 2008 - 04:05 AM
Posted 10 September 2008 - 12:30 PM
|QUOTE (crazymodder @ Sep 10 2008, 05:05)|
|do not decrease the signature size limit. dont do that!|
What crazymodder says goes!
Although I would like to see an increase in filesize for signatures, maybe even only to 100kb. I usually will only have a transparent logo or sig for a game/music in my sig, and even that can go over 80kb which is annoying since you have to resize the image and it can loose the quality or make it harder to see what it is.
Or if it stayed the same, I wouldn't be too bothered. I've lived with it for 3 years.
Posted 10 September 2008 - 01:49 PM
Posted 10 September 2008 - 09:50 PM
Posted 11 September 2008 - 12:17 PM
|QUOTE (Flesh-n-Bone @ Sep 10 2008, 23:49)|
|I would like to see the pixels limit increasing because I feel 500x150 is a little too small (IMO).|
Really? 500x150 is a veritable billboard. If any dimensions should be increased, let it be the avatar dimensions.
Anyway, I'm neither here nor there on filesizes. Glad to see some of the more obnoxious signatures are being edited out, too.
Posted 11 September 2008 - 03:29 PM
I don't know about you, but I'm here to read posts, not read signatures. I'd turn signatures off if it wasn't in my interest to disable those that are too large.
Posted 11 September 2008 - 04:56 PM
Posted 11 September 2008 - 05:19 PM
Decrease it, if anything.
Posted 12 September 2008 - 09:11 AM
Extra space contributes to better shadow and reflection effects.
Posted 13 September 2008 - 07:21 AM
|QUOTE (xmen @ Sep 13 2008, 00:11)|
|i just want to increase the sig dimension|
and the signature size.
Posted 13 September 2008 - 01:01 PM
I do agree with the filesize limit being increased, as mentioned before, the majority of people have broadband nowadays, if not, something better than 56k. If it's something like 150kb I'd be happy, but 200kb would be ideal methinks.
Posted 14 September 2008 - 12:52 AM
It's really annoying to update my signature, and realise it's too big, so then I have to delete a bunch of frames. Increase it to the largest possible (And logical) amount.
Posted 14 September 2008 - 01:34 AM
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