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    Nox Envoy
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    GateWorld Avatars,Signatures and other Images: Rules,guides and questions

    Hi everyone.

    With the recent site-wide redesign of the main site(s) and Forum,and change of templates we've been able to set new limits on Custom (personal) avatars and signatures.

    Avatars

    New parameters are 150 pixels x 150 pixels and a File size limit of 48.8 KB. (Whichever is smaller)
    Quite an increase in size,and should really raise the definition of your art and avatars.Enjoy!

    Attachment 42400

    Also ,good news for those of you who've made 1000-2000 posts.You can upload your own avatar at 1000 posts.
    (Remember that the Off-Topic Chatter Forum posts aren't counted in the tally.)

    If at 1000 posts you don't see the option to upload your own avatar in your controls in the "Edit Avatar" section,log out,clear your cache,cookies and browser, then log back in and try again.

    ("Preset" forum avatars are on the to-do list to be fixed.If they look fuzzy,that's because the automated resizer overstretched old uploads to the 150px x 150px limit.If any custom avatars are blurred now,try resizing them yourself for now.)

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    Signatures:

    The previous limit was 700px x 200px and a file limit of 100KB.

    New limits: 750px (width) x 200 px (depth) and a file limit of 200KB.

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    Images and animated .gifs in posts/VM etc

    No change to the previous limitations.
    That means a width limit of 700 pixels and a file size limit of 100KB per image/gif.

    Please do not requote images in posts unless you can change the img tags to url code.Also,hotlinking directly from other sites or anywhere else without the owners' permission is still not allowed.
    There's a fuller description in Tame's 2008 Announcement which sits at the top of every forum section.

    If clarification is needed,or you're having a problem resizing your pics ,avatars and sig,ask in this thread and we'll do our best to help.If non-mods can offer assistance too,please do so!

    Other very useful threads for help with art: MEMBERS helping MEMBERS and Artwork for All - challenges, graphics, tutorials
    Last edited by Bagpuss; October 10th, 2017 at 09:06 AM. Reason: Sigbox template didn't work.Redacted.

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    Default Re: Avatars,Signatures and other Images: Rules,guides and questions

    Thanks for the info, Baggie
    http://forum.gateworld.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=29235&d=1297874202

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    Default Re: Avatars,Signatures and other Images: Rules,guides and questions

    Thanks!

    The sigbox is actually a work in progress till Darren can check it out and edit the vbb etc.

    Can some of you test the uploader please to see if your sigpic comes out properly?

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    Default Re: Avatars,Signatures and other Images: Rules,guides and questions

    Ok, I tried uploading a jpeg sig that I had resized to the new dimensions and the uploader downsized it from 750 x 200 to 675 x 180.
    Last edited by SeaBee; October 10th, 2017 at 09:55 AM.
    http://forum.gateworld.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=29235&d=1297874202

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    Thanks for testing it out.

    Definitely something up with the resizer.

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    Thanks for the info
    It's good to know

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    howdy peeps, i have returned after a long break.

    erm my sig banners don't seem to work, my signavatar acct is still active all the banners are there but they don't appear and rotate here on GW. Can anyone help me please
    https://signavatar.com/files/sigs/4880_15.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by John's PuddleJumper View Post
    erm my sig banners don't seem to work, my signavatar acct is still active all the banners are there but they don't appear and rotate here on GW. Can anyone help me please
    Welcome back!

    You need to upload your banner onto Gateworld like so...


    1. Go to My Profile. Link is at the top of the page on the right, next to Gateworld in the banner at the top.
    2. On your profile page, you see a menu on the lefthand side of the page where you have many different options to choose from. Choose Edit Signature.
    3. Scroll a little down on the signature page, and you'll find an option to Upload Signature Picture. You can choose to enter a link (I tried yours and it works) or upload an image from your computer.
    4. After you click Upload, the [sigpic] will be visible in the editor box. You may alter the text there too if you wish.
    5. Hit Preview signature when you want to check how the result will look once you hit Save signature
    6. That's it, you're done!
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    Hi FH!

    Thanks it's good to be back! I still love Lorne!

    All my sigs on signavatar and should rota, will what you sent me do that please?

    Thanks
    https://signavatar.com/files/sigs/4880_15.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by John's PuddleJumper View Post
    All my sigs on signavatar and should rota, will what you sent me do that please?
    I don't know. But there are other people with animated signatures so I would say "yes".
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    Default Re: Avatars,Signatures and other Images: Rules,guides and questions

    No, sigs no longer rotate, they're static. The rotating signatures disappeared quite a few years ago. Some animation is AFAIK allowed, as long as the file size doesn't exceed the 100k limit.

    Here's a thread to explain the change:Change to the hosting of sigs
    Last edited by maneth; August 20th, 2018 at 08:10 PM.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v106/manephelien/avatars/deadtribbles.jpg

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    Ah, my mistake...
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    thanks maneth, i'll give it a go

    Quote Originally Posted by maneth View Post
    No, sigs no longer rotate, they're static. The rotating signatures disappeared quite a few years ago. Some animation is AFAIK allowed, as long as the file size doesn't exceed the 100k limit.

    Here's a thread to explain the change:Change to the hosting of sigs
    https://signavatar.com/files/sigs/4880_15.jpg
    JPJ = John's PuddleJumperJPJ: pssss Lorne I'm a 60%er!
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    Default Re: Avatars,Signatures and other Images: Rules,guides and questions

    I was wondering about custom avatar. So I got to make a ton of regular posts to get a right at a custom avatar?
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    I like Daniel. Why is there not a simple heart emoji? I got a crush on Daniel. I think I always did.

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    Roughly 2000, keep posting
    ALL THANKS TO THE WONDERFUL CREATOR OF THIS SIG GO TO R.I.G.
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    Yeah, lots of posting to do in on topic so if you feel like joining a rewatch (though we're in season 7 of SG1), that's a sure way of getting a lot of posts in a rather short period of time.
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    It used to be you could rank up a lot of posts in Fun and Games. I think Darren added a join date requirement for that reason
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    Jelgate is right

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    Hi everyone.



    Also ,good news for those of you who've made 1000-2000 posts.You can upload your own avatar at 1000 posts.
    (Remember that the Off-Topic Chatter Forum posts aren't counted in the tally.)

    If at 1000 posts you don't see the option to upload your own avatar in your controls in the "Edit Avatar" section,log out,clear your cache,cookies and browser, then log back in and try again.

    ("Preset" forum avatars are on the to-do list to be fixed.If they look fuzzy,that's because the automated resizer overstretched old uploads to the 150px x 150px limit.If any custom avatars are blurred now,try resizing them yourself for now.)

    If I get Baggie right, you can unlock a custom avatar at 1000 posts now, not 2000

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    Quote Originally Posted by Az'ryel View Post
    If I get Baggie right, you can unlock a custom avatar at 1000 posts now, not 2000
    Either way It will take a while. Longer than a week.
    Hello
    I like Daniel. Why is there not a simple heart emoji? I got a crush on Daniel. I think I always did.

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    1000 is definitely correct.It will take a while,but you'll get there.

    For the record: posts in Off Topic Chatter don't count towards the tally...but everywhere else gets counted.

    *Sometimes if a thread goes way too off-topic in the Scifi/SG/Gen TV or other sections it gets moved or the mods find a thread in OT that deserves to be moved so that can confuse things a little now and again.

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