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rediculously large filesize sigs..

Postby mibi on Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:17 am

I see this sig everywhere

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its fun times and all but its well over a meg in size and seems to cause some problems when there are other more important images hosted by photobucket on the same thread.

I know you mods throw fit when a sig is 5px too big, but can there be a filesize limit too?
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Postby AndyDufresne on Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:30 am

With phpBB 3.0, I think we'll be able to set max. limits on such things, so we may just wait until then.


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Postby cdnfireman on Sat Nov 17, 2007 2:05 am

I have to agree with this topic, matter of fact I was going to start one when I saw this one started already. I have a pretty good up to date computer, and I have high speed cable connection which works very well. But when I'm scrolling down the forums there are a few banners which really bung me up, not too bad for me because of my computer and connection, but like Mr T would say: I pity the fool that uses a 386 and dial up connection.

Damn now I'm really dating my age by saying a 386, glad I didn't mention my Texas Instument TI-99 casette hard drive computer I owned before that #-o
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Postby cdnfireman on Sat Nov 17, 2007 2:08 am

Or politely ask the owners of those banners to make them smaller, then you wont need to spend your valuable time trying to limit the sizes.
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Postby yeti_c on Sat Nov 17, 2007 2:10 am

I know that this isn't the point...

But someone released a GM script that stops avatars and sigs showing...

Could probably be modified to only show files less than 300k big or something...

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Postby loopinvariant on Sat Nov 17, 2007 2:49 am

yeti_c wrote:I know that this isn't the point...

But someone released a GM script that stops avatars and sigs showing...

Could probably be modified to only show files less than 300k big or something...

C.


Right now FF still loads the images, I don't know if that can be prevented. It just toggles the image/sig display using a DIV.
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Postby yeti_c on Sat Nov 17, 2007 2:53 am

loopinvariant wrote:
yeti_c wrote:I know that this isn't the point...

But someone released a GM script that stops avatars and sigs showing...

Could probably be modified to only show files less than 300k big or something...

C.


Right now FF still loads the images, I don't know if that can be prevented. It just toggles the image/sig display using a DIV.


Good point - I should've known that - I'm awake to early!!!

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Postby treefiddy on Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:17 am

While I like the idea, I don't like that I just seem to believe you're only suggesting this because you and DiM are e-fighting right now.
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Postby DiM on Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:31 am

treefiddy wrote:While I like the idea, I don't like that I just seem to believe you're only suggesting this because you and DiM are e-fighting right now.


qft,
anyway, regarding the sig size, i have seen worse sigs and simply blocked them. if you know how to use a computer then you'll know what to do, either adblock them from ff or use a gm script. i use both methods and i'm very satisfied that i don't have to look at flashy annoying things.


to mibi:
until rules are changed i will keep my sig, feel free to script ignore me like i do with you or adblock my sig. you're a smart boy you can handle it
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btw what are you going to do next? report my avatar because it shows a guy pushed off a cliff? report it for instigation to violence or something? :roll:
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Postby hecter on Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:00 pm

Cut the crap DiM... I just looked at it and the amount of redunant frames was INSANE! So I went through it to see what I've changed. I've cut the number of frames from 60 to 35, and the file size from over a meg (I think it was 1.3 megs) to just under 800kb.
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Postby mibi on Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:17 pm

DiM wrote:
treefiddy wrote:While I like the idea, I don't like that I just seem to believe you're only suggesting this because you and DiM are e-fighting right now.


qft,
anyway, regarding the sig size, i have seen worse sigs and simply blocked them. if you know how to use a computer then you'll know what to do, either adblock them from ff or use a gm script. i use both methods and i'm very satisfied that i don't have to look at flashy annoying things.


to mibi:
until rules are changed i will keep my sig, feel free to script ignore me like i do with you or adblock my sig. you're a smart boy you can handle it
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btw what are you going to do next? report my avatar because it shows a guy pushed off a cliff? report it for instigation to violence or something? :roll:
one thing i have to admit, you never cease to amaze me with how low a person can get :wink:


uh, this suggestion had nothing to do with DiM, of whom I could care less. anyways....
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Postby DiM on Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:28 pm

hecter wrote:Cut the crap DiM... I just looked at it and the amount of redunant frames was INSANE! So I went through it to see what I've changed. I've cut the number of frames from 60 to 35, and the file size from over a meg (I think it was 1.3 megs) to just under 800kb.
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so the point is? :roll:
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Postby spinwizard on Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:30 pm

It makes the forum run smother? :)
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Postby hecter on Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:35 pm

DiM wrote:
hecter wrote:Cut the crap DiM... I just looked at it and the amount of redundant frames was INSANE! So I went through it to see what I've changed. I've cut the number of frames from 60 to 35, and the file size from over a meg (I think it was 1.3 megs) to just under 800kb.
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so the point is? :roll:

The fact that your sig is huge for no reason at all. It's just assholish not to make it smaller.
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Postby mibi on Sat Nov 17, 2007 6:04 pm

here is another one

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2 megs... might as well allow avi's and in peoples sigs..
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