Avatar/signature size limits and related rules

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Avatar/signature size limits and related rules

Post by AngharadTy » 12 Mar 2006 04:19 am

Avatars have to be below:
120px high
100px wide
25kb in size

Signatures have to be below:
150px high
500px wide
100kb in size

Those numbers are in total, not limits for each image. That is--your entire signature, no matter how many images are in it, can be no longer than 500 pixels wide.

To learn about the dimensions of a web image, right-click it and select the properties option.

Also, we will now ask people to remove avatar/signatures with excessive animation. Please note that "Neopets fun images" are quite often too flashy to politely use here. If in doubt, feel free to PM a mod and ask if it is too flashy--we will not bite your head off, promise!

Please note: Do NOT use Imageshack to host your set. Its load time is too slow and can cause the forum's pages to lag in opening, or even freeze. We will PM anyone we notice using Imageshack as a host for their set.

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Discuss if need be.

I'm going to put forth that an exception be made for flamingoes that already exist in signatures, and those only. It's a sort of grandfather clause, because they were created during the chaos of the temporary forums, and now that we have regular rules again, they still exist. So those of you who already have flamingoes are lucky.
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Post by Figment » 12 Mar 2006 07:57 am

Can I also strongly encourage people not to use overtly animated avatars and signatures? A inoffensive fading or firefly animation would probably be fine, but neopets fun images, small movies, etc. are just obnoxious.

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Post by TCD » 12 Mar 2006 04:35 pm

So, would my signature obnoxious? Especially if I added another section of userbars? If it is, I can change it back to something different until I get a new one.

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Post by Illuen » 12 Mar 2006 04:51 pm

The Cheshire Dragon wrote:So, would my signature obnoxious? Especially if I added another section of userbars? If it is, I can change it back to something different until I get a new one.
I think yours would be better if you could slow down the changing. If it was slowish, I wouldn't notice it at all.
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Post by TCD » 12 Mar 2006 04:54 pm

Illuen wrote:
The Cheshire Dragon wrote:So, would my signature obnoxious? Especially if I added another section of userbars? If it is, I can change it back to something different until I get a new one.
I think yours would be better if you could slow down the changing. If it was slowish, I wouldn't notice it at all.
I thought it was pretty slow already, but I see what you mean. Can't change the speed right now, but I can when I get home.

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Post by FaerieInGrey » 12 Mar 2006 11:17 pm

roger9614462 wrote:Does the entire signature (text, links, pics) needs to be 150 px, or only the picture?
Question seconded. I tried to make mine fit, but I think that's as small as I can reasonably make the link. Is slightly over the limit with text ok?

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Post by DamionDarkheart » 13 Mar 2006 12:03 am

*goes to put penguinflamingo out of its misery*
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Post by AngharadTy » 13 Mar 2006 12:06 am

Yeah, a couple pixels extra because of text is fine, no worries. What we mainly want to prevent are signatures that have

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line of text

line of text

line of text

...that kind of thing. I've had to PM people about signatures like that, an' I don't like to. I feel like a dictator then.
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Post by Kamil » 13 Mar 2006 01:11 am

DamionDarkheart wrote:*goes to put penguinflamingo out of it's misery*
You don't have to, your penguin, like mine, got grandfather'd because of the forum move.

*likes the penguin flamingo, would hate to see it die*
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Post by Zap » 13 Mar 2006 03:20 pm

The Cheshire Dragon wrote:So, would my signature obnoxious? Especially if I added another section of userbars? If it is, I can change it back to something different until I get a new one.
I don't know, but do you think you could get rid of the little 'trial version' box on the left, or ask someone to crop it off with their program when you make your new sig?

I have Animation Shop 3, so I could do that too...

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Post by Figment » 13 Mar 2006 07:11 pm

The Cheshire Dragon wrote:So, would my signature obnoxious? Especially if I added another section of userbars? If it is, I can change it back to something different until I get a new one.
Borderline obnoxious, I think, if just for the hideous pixelization of the colours. Why not spend some time with a graphics program and make it into one single, nonanimated sig? You could do it in neopets avatar-sized squares, and put it together like a quilt. If you used a smaller pixel font, you could probably still even fit in all of the text.

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Post by TCD » 13 Mar 2006 09:56 pm

Thing is, those userbars were made by one of the Jack forumites, and those are the size/shape/colors they come in. I only have paint back on my computer, any computer I have access to, actually, and that was the best I could do with them.

Not an issue, I'll just change my sig. ^^

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Post by AngharadTy » 18 Mar 2006 01:21 pm

It's a very lovely sig now, TCD.
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Post by drablyar » 19 May 2006 06:02 am

Umm... is my avatar too animated? It's quite small, but if it annoys anyone I'll change it :)

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Post by AngharadTy » 19 May 2006 07:28 am

It seems fine. The animation doesn't take up much space, and it's slow.
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