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Avatars

Discussion in 'AfterDawn feedback & suggestions' started by Bubba1982, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. Bubba1982

    Bubba1982 Regular member

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    Being able to have a signature is all good. But... I was slighty disapointed not to be able to have an avatat. Apart from that, This site rocks.
     
  2. Jeanc1

    Jeanc1 Guest

    The bandwidth that would be used if everybody had an avatar would be a pain in the pocket book of Afterdawn ! This Forum has very little advertising and that is well appreciated by the members !

    You can always post with your signature as some do in here !
     
  3. djscoop

    djscoop Active member

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    whats so special about avatars...aren't they just pictures
     
  4. ScubaBud

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    For a minute there I thought I had a shark/avatar in my sig! <G>
     
  5. Jeanc1

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    Gawd , yes avatars are just pictures , nothing more ! Who needs them ~~ Smiles !

    ? Among people working on virtual reality and cyberspace
    interfaces, an "avatar" is an icon or representation of a user in a shared virtual reality.

    ? An image representing a user in a multi-user virtual
    reality ; usually on some boards a 102W x 116H pixels
    picture placed right below each user name in the left
    column.

    ? This would mean that each time a page of the Forum would be loaded by a member the server would have to put out 15K of bandwidth for each avatar on that page !
    Approx. the equivalent of ½ page of text for each avatar.

    ? This may look like little drain on the server , but at peak hours where 100's and 100's of members are browsing pages , the effect would be felt by all the members.

    •I say let's keep this Forum as it is ; little advertising and a smooth loading almost 90% of the time.

    Of course ""dRD"" , the owner has the last words on these matter !
     
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  6. Jeanc1

    Jeanc1 Guest

    Oooops a Hicup ! ~~ sorry ! Text removed !


     
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  7. djscoop

    djscoop Active member

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    thanks for clarifying Jeanc1, was just curious. if thats all they are then I think having regular pics in your post is just as good. I agree, the forums are finally running smoothly again, the last thing we need to do is try and slow them down.
     
  8. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Due to the fact that AD uses custom software the time and effort involved in making avatars available is simply not worth it considering the facts that we can use our sigs for that purpose and the the Admins already have a very long "to do" list of improvements as it is :)
     

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