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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-11-2005, 04:12 PM
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Re: Avatar size requirements

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Gravity, I typically use image accounts elsewhere to upload my graphics to, is there a reason we aren't even allowed to use the bandwidth of our own image accounts which aren't even related to this site?? This is something I don't quite understand...Our avatars could technically have a large file size, but it would be eating the bandwidth of our image accounts, NOT this site!...
Yes it's a user experience issue. If you host your avatars on a third-party server, we cannot control the quality of the delivery of the content. Also if the external server crashes, or goes down for a period, it can slowdown the delivery of pages and annoy everyone using MTF.

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The problem lies in this forum's image uploading system, it automatically takes images that are already hosted on other sites and forces them to upload to this site, which eats up this site's bandwidth tremendously!!! If this uploading feature could be changed to fix this, I would think it would solve both sides of this issue...
It eats up bandwidth but we have deployed special technology to help the control costs and serve avatar images quickly. You can use and store larger avatars (in terms of file size) if you buy a premium membership.

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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-11-2005, 06:43 PM
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Re: Avatar size requirements

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Yes it's a user experience issue. If you host your avatars on a third-party server, we cannot control the quality of the delivery of the content.
Why do you need to control the delivery of the content? It was my understanding that the dimension size of avatars could be controlled even if the actual images were being hosted on a third-party server...This is done on other forums...

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Also if the external server crashes, or goes down for a period, it can slowdown the delivery of pages and annoy everyone using MTF.
Did this happen before or something? I've never experienced that kind of thing at other forums who've allowed people to host avatars on third-party servers.
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