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  3. For a trial period of one week, allowed avatar size has been increased to 256kb, up from 51.2kb. During this time, if the forum seems to be loading slow, drop by the topic in the Announcements & Rules sub to let me know.
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Avatar Size Increase

Discussion in 'Announcements and Rules' started by tehelgee, May 2, 2018.

  1. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

    Feb 12, 2013
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    So, yeah, 51.2kb is small for an avatar, I think. Mine is bigger than that(admin privilege!), so I've decided to up the limit after a convo with alethiophile about it not putting undue burden on the server.

    If loading times seem to get significantly worse for you, let me know here.
  2. BrokenAscendent

    BrokenAscendent Experienced.

    Jun 28, 2015
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    Help, I'm being oppressed!
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  3. Mindsieve

    Mindsieve Know what you're doing yet?

    Sep 10, 2016
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    I've noticed a large amount of lag when loading pages via my phone, but not my laptop. It might just be my phone being fussy, or something, but I've had the slow loading time both at home (with a slow-ish connection) and at work (with a better connection).

    Not much else to say here...
  4. Plotvitalnpc

    Plotvitalnpc Personification Personified

    Mar 22, 2013
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    Perhaps this will open the floodgates to people with non-tiny gifs making them into avatars.
    Still, I'll stick with my piece of catgirl perfection.
  5. Tabac Iberez

    Tabac Iberez Playing around right now

    Jun 19, 2017
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    I have noticed absolutely no change, and will probably come back in a week to see if I notice anything by then.

    Edit1: Been four days, no differences noticed. It was a weekend too.

    Edit2: Been two weeks ish, no differences noticed.
    Last edited: May 19, 2018 at 5:11 PM
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  6. theM

    theM Getting out there.

    May 30, 2015
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    It seems fine, but I doubt there are actually all that many avatars taking advantage of the increased size, given that most people have likely stuck with the old avatar (or just plain don't have one). I'm not actually sure if a week's time is actually sufficient to test for actual performance issues.
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