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  1. goldpelican

    goldpelican Administrator Staff Member

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    Avatars have been temporarily disabled - I missed a compression configuration when the revamped site launched in December, and we've almost blown our bandwidth for the month. They will be re-enabled on Feb 1st.
     
  2. intelligencer

    intelligencer Active Member

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    Do the embedded pictures which arent offsite also add?

    I use offsite photos for that reason. Maybe local uploaded pictures are also increasing bandwidth?
     
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    I wondered where the avatars went :)
    What sort of compression do u use?
     
  4. goldpelican

    goldpelican Administrator Staff Member

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    Absolutely. Main issue was though that I had missed turning gzip back on, which compresses the regular HTML, CSS and JavaScript responses - so they were chewing bandwidth something horrendous.

    Avatars were "low hanging fruit" to try and reduce some bandwidth usage for the next week and a bit.
     
  5. Guest

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    To be honest, avatars are over rated anyway. Is there an option in the profiles for users to turn them off completely? I might go with this option anyway, the forum looks more business like without them clogging up the screen for my mind.
     
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    Clawhammer Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Do you want me to remove my recently posted pics for now?
     
  7. goldpelican

    goldpelican Administrator Staff Member

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    Problem averted - avatars are back (and the site bandwidth is being doubled).
     
  8. JOHNLGALT

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    I have just joined April 4th and the AVATAR I use on another site is a jpeg, but I had to put it into PAINT and reduce it to the allowed 90 x 90 Cheers. _JOHNLGALT.
     
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    JOHNLGALT Well-Known Member

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    @goldpelican Thanks for changing my username to JOHNLGALT as requested. Great. _JLG.
     
  10. iceblue

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    Celebrating the new forum by adding an avatar - finally after 5+ years lol. Its a Birthday cake I made from scratch for my young fella.
     
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