Important: images in posts
This is resulting in numerous emails from users that are finding the forums, slow to load, unresponsive, and overly long.
If you are using images, please be reasonable and consider how they affect others and the layout of the pages.
We'll leave it for you to prune back your use of images to a reasonable level, but we do expect this to happen.
We don't want to ban the use of images, html etc, but we will stop people using these features to the detriment of others.
Please take action on this quickly if you think you can improve the situation.
Certainly:theChipmunk wrote:Are there any guidelines to the recommended size of your images?
The forum itself allows for any picture of up to 480px wide without stretching the place; 510px is the max before the forums start stretching.
I have taken the liberty of finding out how big images can go without dehibilitating users:
This will be done in 2 ways. As Ive just pointed out, the maximum you should aim for is 510px wide, but some resolutions are more flexible than others. Im going to measure from where all forum images start to where the page ends at certain resolutions. This is from the extreme left and where the forums start, like so:
In that order.
All of this is tested on this thread on Mozilla Firefox 1.5 on a 17" CRT powered by a Club3D GeForce 6200 AGP, which means I am limeted to 800x600 to 1280x1024 on 32bit colour (without the GeForce drivers, I can push up to 1400x1050 but thats not excactly the most comman resolution)
- 610px (stretches forum)
- 670px (stretches forum)
- 840px (stretches forum)
- 810px (stretches forum)
- 980px (stretches forum)
- 940px (stretches forum)
- 1110px (stretches forum)
More often than not, the best resolution is 640x480; any larger is advised to use the php code:
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Thats by far the best approach for full-size screenshots and so on.
Otherwise, I highly recommend Microsoft's Image Resizer PowerToy
Hope this helps, on the offchance anyone reads it...
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If you haven't read it, please do so, because repeat offenders of posting images in either posts, signatures or even avatar sizes that stretch the forum are soon going to have the posts deleted instead of the image altered/removed, because I don't have time to go through each and every post made and edit them accordingly.
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timark_uk wrote:I'd just like to bring this to the attention of some posters here.
If you haven't read it, please do so, ...... posting images in either posts, signatures or even avatar sizes that stretch the forum ......
Yeah, I've noticed some very wide avatars recently too. KxKuK is just one example of a recent offender.
Try to keep your avatars to a maximum width of 145 pixels. That will prevent stretching of the avatar part of the forum and a reduction in the text part.
Thanks to KxKuK for resizing his avatar.
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Huginn wrote:If only I could work out how to add an avatar (who coined this grandiose term for a picture?) I would. The FAQ is delightfully recursive.
Click on your 'Profile' and enter the web address where it says:
Link to off-site Avatar:
Enter the URL of the location containing the Avatar image you wish to link to
All avatars have to be stored online, you can't upload them directly to this site.
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