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    Hi,
    This site is really cool..You guys are doing a great job...
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    Alors,I wanted to choose a nice avatar but the few beautiful ones are already taken
    I think the avatars section needs to be up dated, doesn't it?

    Last edited by Gala; 10-May-2005 at 13:18.

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    Re: Avatar

    I would like to put my own avatars, but i don't know how to, Could i do that or not? If not, why not?!!

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    Re: Avatar

    If you look in the UserCP at Avatars, you can upload avatars. I haven't tried it, but the function seems to be there.

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    Re: Avatar

    I cannot make it sir, plz help

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    Re: Avatar

    Sadly, we have had to restrict the use of personal avatars. We do this so that we can control how much bandwidth is used by our site, and also to ensure that appropriate images are used at all times. As this is a family site, we cannot allow the chance that someone puts up images that other people will find offensive.

    Please feel free to select from the predefined avatars. If you really want a specific avatar, PM me and I'll see what I can do for you.

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    Re: Avatar

    I think unique avatars would help to promote our cultural diversity ... suitable for a Site like this. The subject matter of this Site wouldn't seem to attract illicit material or abusive members. If bandwidth is a concern, the avatars could be either selectable from a gallery (current method) or linked from another Site, which does not affect the forum Site's bandwitdth at all. People could then upload their avatars to a free site like http://www.tripod.lycos.co.uk/ and then link to them. The size dimensions could still be controlled here so that bandwidth is not impacted too much on each users computer where the temp files are downloaded.

    But, this isn't my site .... just a suggestion. I really don't like the avatar that I selected from the gallery .... but I made due with what was available.

    Also, the ability to remotely attach images (hotlinking) already exists here (see Google image below) ... why is an avatar any different in terms of site operation concerns (bandwidth or family site issues)?
    Last edited by Central Mexico; 04-Apr-2005 at 23:51.

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    Re: Avatar

    Welcome to UsingEnglish.com.

    On the strength of your well worded argument I've decided to switch custom avatars on again for a trial period. Let's see where this takes us.


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    Re: Avatar

    Just don't switch the ability to have huge annoying sigs on, puleeeeeez.

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    Re: Avatar

    No way!

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    Re: Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    Sadly, we have had to restrict the use of personal avatars. We do this so that we can control how much bandwidth is used by our site, and also to ensure that appropriate images are used at all times. As this is a family site, we cannot allow the chance that someone puts up images that other people will find offensive.

    Please feel free to select from the predefined avatars. If you really want a specific avatar, PM me and I'll see what I can do for you.
    I've noticed some new avatars and I see now what you mean. .I wish if just updated the avatars section..that would just do..

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