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Ishamael
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posted 15 May 2004 03:11 AM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ishamael   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Awhile back, in the suggestions thread, there was a lot of interest in the idea of graphical icons for users. We had scheduled avatar implementation in our next software overhaul, but we've found a bit of a loophole that allows us to use em with our current setup.

If you notice on the left, I've been playing around with them, and got a rough one up. The only drawback is that currently, only Administrator's can assign these icons. So, email snandy@dragonsworn.com with the URL to your image, and i'll get it added.

A couple things:

1) The image will be used in lieu of your text description (ie, Disciple, Iniatite, or a custom one). You may want to include some text in your image.

2) Currently, you can have an image size up to and including 75x75 for square. For a vertical or horizontal banner, you can choose a height/width of up to 100, but the second dimension must be less than/equal to 75. I hope that makes sense.

3) Image size caps should be reasonable. If it's too large, it won't be posted. We're a little fuzzy on what constitutes too large, as the load will depend on how many people adopt avatars. Try and keep it around 5-10kb. Again, this may change.

4) If you don't have a place to host your image - If your known on the forums, then we can host it for you.

So, that's that. Until we get someone to handle these avatars, just send them to snandy@dragonsworn.com , and i'll get them up ASAP.

Ish

[ 16 May 2004: Message edited by: Ishamael ]


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Mordeth
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posted 17 May 2004 03:35 PM      $post_id   Email Mordeth   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Well... I would come up with an image... but alas avators are totally foriegn to me so that whole thing about hosting an image went right over my head... besides I dont know what would be a good image to use...

could I possibly get a little help here


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Ishamael
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posted 17 May 2004 07:01 PM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ishamael   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
No problem.

Don't worry about the image hosting, we'll take care of that.

As for images - anything you stumble across, or think is cool. From the actual word 'avatar', it's supposed to be something that represents you, but you can have any picture that makes you happy =) Ideally not of stuff like poo, cause that gets Ryan excited.

So, if you find a picture you like, just send it on and we'll get it posted. We can adjust it for size requirements and all . If you have any other questions, go right ahead Mr. Death.


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jDawg
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posted 17 May 2004 09:02 PM      $post_id   Email jDawg   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
That's a nice feature to have. Thanks guys. My picture is teh r0x0r, and all that l337 stuff.


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Antacid
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posted 18 May 2004 05:59 PM      $post_id   Email Antacid   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Can it handle animated avatars?


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Ishamael
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posted 18 May 2004 06:12 PM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ishamael   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Animated gif's and such should be fine...
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Chockeela
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posted 11 September 2004 04:57 AM      $post_id   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
do you mean 75 pixels, or what?? please be a little more clear about that.
thank you!


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Ishamael
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posted 12 September 2004 01:06 PM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ishamael   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
yessir, pixels! :)
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