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Offline SaladBadger

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Re: A little info about this forum.
« Reply #30 on: July 13, 2010, 08:30:17 PM »
If I hotlink an avatar that's smaller than 65x65 (like my previous one), it always gets resized to 65x65. This does not apply to uploaded avatars.

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Re: A little info about this forum.
« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2010, 07:27:12 AM »
Isn't 65x65 the max size for avatars?
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Re: A little info about this forum.
« Reply #32 on: July 14, 2010, 07:41:28 AM »
yes, but if I hotlink an avatar that's smaller than that, it's resized anyways. (this does not apply to my current one). If I upload the same avatar instead, this does not happen.

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Re: A little info about this forum.
« Reply #33 on: July 14, 2010, 10:42:41 AM »
AFAIK ...

"Hotlink" avatars (referenced by html link to a different site) will always get resized if they are not 65x65 because 65x65 is the size specified by this site's code.  You might be able to assign the size in your html link code ... but I do not know if this site will accept that coding in your avatar link code. 

The site has to specify (or allocate) 65x65 for the avatar in order to maintain consistent structure and arrangement from post to post.  This also allows the site to enforce avatar size rules (as set by the site administration).

When an avatar is uploaded to this forum, the site code works off of the size of the graphic from the file details (which is something it cannot readily obtain of graphics through an html "hotlink") ... which allows uploaded avatars to be properly sized.

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Re: A little info about this forum.
« Reply #34 on: July 14, 2010, 11:42:36 AM »
That's odd. It seems that DXX-Rebirth (A PHPBB forum) is able to pull the information just fine. My avatar is hotlinked to my webserver and in the generated HTML the size is set properly.

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Re: A little info about this forum.
« Reply #35 on: July 14, 2010, 01:10:48 PM »
What, would you rather be using phpBB? Of course not.  ::)
We don't want bigger avatars. It's the way it's set up, to resize avatars:
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Re: A little info about this forum.
« Reply #36 on: July 14, 2010, 01:19:18 PM »
I'm not talking about bigger ones. I'm talking about smaller ones.

Let me demonstrate. The base image is http://basementnet.us/ryan/ricard_sprite.png. The sprite is 48x52. Smaller than 65x65, right?



Techpro's post made some sense, but why is PHPBB able to handle the undersized hotlinked avatar fine?
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Re: A little info about this forum.
« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2010, 05:11:25 AM »
ok, I changed a setting, try it again.
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Re: A little info about this forum.
« Reply #38 on: July 15, 2010, 07:45:29 AM »
It works now. Thanks.

 

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