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    FYI, this is not something I did, and I'm not aware of which admin or moderator did do it, but I have some guesses as to what happened.

    Recently, there have been a lot of complaints (I receive and read all the "bad post" reports, but in almost all cases let the other moderators deal with them) over "pornographic" imagery in user avatars, and there have been a small number of repeat offenders.

    I wouldn't surprise me that as a result of this, the avatar file size limit has been reduced in an attempt to limit the porno avatars, nevermind that this solution doesn't really address the problem.

    But I can state what has happened at a technical level. The file size limit has been reduced, but that limit is only checked when a new avatar is uploaded. If you have a larger avatar you'll (probably) be able to keep it as long as you want, but if you want to change it, you'll be stuck using the smaller size.

    Unfortunately, this seems to be a case where a few bad apples have spoiled things for everyone else.

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    hang on a mo' to ko the 64 kb for non offenders is a bit harsh. why not just limit the serial offenders, whoever they are?
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    It is ridiculous to choose a solution which punishes everyone for the discretions of a few and does not even remotely solve the problem. So - now if someone was so inclined they have to post smaller porno?

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    ok ppl its real simple use firefox any "bad people" avatars you see just adblock them with this plugin for firefox its simply amazing

    https://addons.mozilla.org/extension...info.php?id=10


    and bring back the large size avvys for all
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    So surely this gives anyone with offending images a reason not to change them? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavC
    So surely this gives anyone with offending images a reason not to change them? lol
    yes but some ppl might find on image fine and others offensive
    welcome to the internet protect yourself from the things you dont like eg. porn viruses etc
    on your own needs and wants if i found kermit the frog offensive i could block him (which i dont BTW) its as simple as that this os not an end all solution gross offenders can have chaned made to thier accounts or be faced with bans for hibitual offenses

    i also agree with the fact that all should not suffer for some
    btw pms would probably help out a bit too the people who hate on avatars shouldnt be closet haters who run to the mods for help.
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    Okay, I know I'm gonna get flamed for this, but c'mon folks - I think I speak for all of us when I say we come here for the content of the posts, not the avvy's. Sure, I spent a bit of time on mine, and yeah - a lot of y'all have some pretty cool ones. But I'm on boards that don't allow 'em at all, which is about as bland as one can get. Then again, I'm also on boards that allow pic's in the sig, but that introduces other problems for the admins (trust me on this - I also host a vB board). While I agree that a few bad apples shouldn't ruin it for all of us, I can say from experience that mods/admins simply don't have the time to 'weed out' the bad apples - it's easier to just do a 'blanket' rule and eliminate the problem (and focus on more important things!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daley
    Okay, I know I'm gonna get flamed for this, but c'mon folks - I think I speak for all of us when I say we come here for the content of the posts, not the avvy's. Sure, I spent a bit of time on mine, and yeah - a lot of y'all have some pretty cool ones. But I'm on boards that don't allow 'em at all, which is about as bland as one can get. Then again, I'm also on boards that allow pic's in the sig, but that introduces other problems for the admins (trust me on this - I also host a vB board). While I agree that a few bad apples shouldn't ruin it for all of us, I can say from experience that mods/admins simply don't have the time to 'weed out' the bad apples - it's easier to just do a 'blanket' rule and eliminate the problem (and focus on more important things!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostreception
    yes but some ppl might find on image fine and others offensive
    welcome to the internet protect yourself from the things you dont like eg. porn viruses etc
    on your own needs and wants if i found kermit the frog offensive i could block him (which i dont BTW) its as simple as that this os not an end all solution gross offenders can have chaned made to thier accounts or be faced with bans for hibitual offenses

    i also agree with the fact that all should not suffer for some
    btw pms would probably help out a bit too the people who hate on avatars shouldnt be closet haters who run to the mods for help.
    yup i would have kindly agreed to a truce with the person who told on me if he had pm'ed me instead of running like a **** to the mods, the ******
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostreception
    if i found kermit the frog offensive i could block him (which i dont BTW)
    Hey, why do you single me out
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