I tried to update my Avatar and the choices are limited and the custom avatar option is not available.
Yes, custom avatars are turned off. We do that to keep the forums clean and easy to read - otherwise they tend to get filled up with blinking gifs and such.
I think getting rid of this bit of text will help with some of the confusion:
I'm sure you guys have bigger fish to fry, but seeing that "Note:" had me hunting around for a while before I found this post.
A simpleshould fix it without affecting anything else on the site.HTML Code:<p style="display: none">Note: if you have a custom avatar....<p>
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just limit the selection to jpg
btw i have never seen a custom avatar
but you can have a custom image on your profile page
Some pre-selected avatars have vanished from the selection list, but still exist on the forum server. Like the one I currently have : .
I'd like to switch to : , but that one has vanished from the selection list as well.
There are easy ways to check if a GIF is animated or not... but certainly the size constraint limits a lot there already. But of course, limiting to JPG means you've got less room to play with for an avatar (byte to byte, GIF is much more efficient for avatars).
Was it really a big problem when users could set their own custom avatars? Other forums don't seem to have issues in that department.
For me, personally, my online presence is somewhat defined by the screenname and avatar I've been using for years across all forums. It's a little weird to not be able to use it on just one forum.
EDIT: I laughed, but... Seriously. Is this all just some kind of mod/admin power trip?
Last edited by JediJoker; 10-02-2018 at 10:14 PM.
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