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Posted by: Termina May 25 2004, 02:57 AM

that the avatar size was a tad bigger than 64x64? wink.gif

So many hilarous pictures, so little space to put them in. happy.gif

Posted by: lesio1974 May 25 2004, 09:09 PM

i could not upload my avatar to start with; the size was correct, file format as well; got the message that i was not allowed to upload avatars; does one have to be a bit higher in the forum ladder to be able to use their own images????


Posted by: Jim May 25 2004, 11:31 PM

I just host mine from off sight, that works pretty well for me.

No Termina, I don't wish that it was bigger, because than people just post comics and what not and it gets anoying and boggs down the webpage. Another thing that I don't like is people who keep switching their avatars. I identify people by thier avatar and when it keeps switching it get confused.

Ya, so eitherway, no hard feelings Termina, I am just stating my pet-peves.

Posted by: Robert83 May 26 2004, 04:36 AM

Your absolutely right! ,

These Avatars are just great , perfect size, ....

I've seend forums online (not linux related, they were about emulation stuff), that allowed it's users to have a avatar, and some other pictures, so each post had 2-3 pictures , cool pictures , but it was quiet anoying when you were searching for something....

And let's not talk about when you want something printed out as it is ....

I think this forum is good as it is, it has a nice color ... nice people in it , what else do we need? smile.gif

I do hope that this forum will never change , I don't think there is a need for more pictures and stuff like that.

Robert B

Posted by: chrisw May 26 2004, 08:43 AM

the ability to upload avatars is disabled... i cant even upload any...

Posted by: Corey May 26 2004, 09:13 AM


i think the size is fine, and uploading is disabled because there is really no reason to host people's avatars here. If you want em, host em smile.gif

Posted by: hughesjr May 26 2004, 05:40 PM

lesio1974 ... if you don't have a server where you can host your avatar ... I will be glad to put it on

Just make it 64x64 and email it to me at jhughes at
I don't really care about the size ... but I agree that you can't do much with 64x64 ... that's why I cut my icon in half!

Posted by: lesio1974 May 26 2004, 09:32 PM

thanks a lot hughesjr, will take up the offer as soon as my Core2 is up and running;


Posted by: Joey May 27 2004, 08:12 AM

Personally I don't care about the size. 64x64 is the forum default, I just never bothered to change it.

Would 100x100 make you people happy? smile.gif

Posted by: Termina May 27 2004, 12:02 PM

100x100 would rock. happy.gif

I agree that having too many/too large avatars/pictures would really blow. =/

I just found this great avatar. (I too am willing to host images for people, just email me at with it)

Tell me that isn't the best avatar you've ever seen. biggrin.gif *cackles*

Posted by: Corey Jun 3 2004, 08:06 AM

I'm no longer on dail-up, so i dont' really care anymore.

I realized over the span of the last 4 or 5 months when i was on dial-up, that the internet is no longer suitable for dial-up users. back in 94 when i started on the internet, i obviously had dialup, up to about 98/99 when i got dsl. back then, you could easily use the internet with dial up and not think twice about it. I don't think it was a fact of being spoiled with DSL for the last 4 or 5 years, I think the internet is so broad-band aimed now, that dial-up users don't stand a chance anymore.

Posted by: Termina Jun 3 2004, 11:47 AM

It's a shame, because when I move out I'm probally going ot be using free dialup (Old versions of juno XD)

For most people it's a good thing. They still pay AOL 20-25 dollars a month, when for almost no extra cost they could get DSL and drop a phone line. The reason they don't? They don't belive broadband would make that much of a diffrence. When they see otherwise (ie in a free trial period) they almost always change their mind. (Mom just recently got DSL at her house. Before hand she thought she'd try it for 30 days and cancel. She's had it for 4 months now wink.gif)

Posted by: Corey Jun 4 2004, 01:35 PM

How much does DSL cost in the states for a month? What's included? Transfers?

Posted by: hughesjr Jun 4 2004, 05:53 PM

Here is the yahoo/SBC add:

It is $26.95 USD / month for 384-1500kb/sec down & 128Kb/sec up

$36.95 USD / Month for 1500-3000 kb/Sec down, 384 kb/sec up

This is all PPPOE dynamic IPs.

unlimited transfers

Posted by: Termina Jun 6 2004, 11:05 AM

Good stuff, that.

No vauge things in their TOS, such as "No excessive use of bandwith", as there is in my cable TOS. =/

Posted by: chrisw Jun 9 2004, 02:05 PM

i pay $50/month with a local company where i live, comes with the following

3 email accounts


unlimited bandwidth usage, no restrictions, none, zilch, nada
absolutely nothing you cant do...well except a pr0n site...

static ip address
bridged connection, therefore no need of pppoe or login garbage..

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