Yes I also agree that there shouldn't be linked avatars, either that or somehow moderate the size of linked avatars, I would also suggest the size of signitures, I saw somone around with with 3 different singniture images in his sig which took up a fair amount of room,
I believe you should leave remote hosting of aatars turned on, because it will save bandwidth because the images are merely linked to as opposed to being hosted locally.
(for example an image link is just a few bytes long, while a 55k avatar is roughly 55,000 bytes long. It may not sound like much, but when you get many many people coming daily, it adds up...)
I agree with the post above BUT make a rule saying your avatar must be no bigger than... and must be ... x ...
I'm not sure about that, but I've seen huge forums, the limit for some are
"Users avatar + siggy size may not be higher than 36kb"
"Eg - n0obie4life has 2 pics in his siggy that total up to 30kb. plus his huge avatar that is 50kb. its a total of 80kb, which isn't allowed"
Maybe raise ours?
What i have is a 64kbps unlimited line. Here in India speed of 256kbps is given broadband status but thats too costly. And a 512kbps line is still unheard of atleast for home users
Not just Avatar's , Sign size should be limited to 50kb too.No point if someone has avatar of 15kb but sign pic of 120kb or with large dimension.
@babumuchhala..Just so that you know Few ISP's have recently lowered the broadband prices.
SpectraSmart : 256 Unlimited : Rs. 1400 128 Kbs Unlimited : Rs. 999
Airtel 256 unlimted : 256 Unlim : Rs. 999 128 Kbs Unlimited : Rs. >700
Reliance (Wireless) 256 Unlimited : Rs. 1200 128 Kbs Unlim : Rs. 700
Mtnl is planning to change plans and I'm expecting a 256kb unlimted connection from them.
Most of the plans over here are all quite cheap and fast (Okay not as fast as say sweden) but few are limited and it's much cheaper to get a faster connection than stay with a slow one...
you guys are a bit of avatar jerks. i've seen countless forums with avatar sizes 150x150 ablities and larger file sizes. if you don't want people uploading or using avatars larger than your allowed standars, why not just edi the php-script.
I mean it.
We are very kind with our rules already. Compare it with other forums and you'll see how kind are we.
pffft... i've seen forums run rampant. i have actually been a member of a forum that was hacked several times because of wars we've waged war on other inferior forums. they would rip a place like this a new one.