Old 08-18-2006, 07:31 AM   #1
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Brian's at work, so I'm just posting a little blurb so you know what's going on.

As I'm sure most of you noticed, we moved to a new server a couple of weeks ago. It was very frustrating for me to have the forums and website down for nearly a week (I consider 1 day of downtime to be a long time), but we stuck with it and worked hard to get situated on the new server, but issues kept cropping up that we couldn't ignore. We have now moved yet again, this time to a standardized well-documented server with plenty of room and speed.

There should not have been any posts or threads lost from the previous server. We'll be monitoring forum performance over the next few days to make sure everything is running smoothly. Please feel free to post whatever thoughts you've been saving!

Looking forward to that Season 5 DVD.
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Old 08-18-2006, 10:06 PM   #2
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Thanks, Morgan!

Group, Morgan has generously devoted his time and much energy to getting us moved yet again. He is sharing his own server with me, so we're sure to have all the support and features we need.

We'll not be moving again anytime in the forseeable future, so downtimes should be minimal and everything should be functioning better than ever!

Also, for those who asked, the chat rooms are now operational again - I know a few tricks as well. Ok, so I just reinstalled it. It's still fixed, lol.

Thanks again, Morgan!
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Thanks Morgan and Brian for all your hard work
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I know there was a time where we could upload animated avatars, but I see Brian's is still the same. Can we use them now or is that a perk of the bartender?
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Old 08-20-2006, 08:46 PM   #5
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I know there was a time where we could upload animated avatars, but I see Brian's is still the same. Can we use them now or is that a perk of the bartender?
You can sue an aminated one, it just has to be a certain size - not sure how large you can go. Just try it out and see!
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I just tried to upload an animated one, and it said that "I cannot upload animated images"
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*hits the handlink*

That feature is now available.
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I just tried to upload an animated one, and it said that "I cannot upload animated images"
I have been getting that since before the server change. :P
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Thanks Gooshie! I mean, Feldon!

Incidentally, did you know that there was going to be a character named "Sheldon" in A Bold Leap Forward that sort of took the place of Gooshie?

Feldon... Sheldon... coincidence? I think not.
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I have been getting that since before the server change. :P
ok, so I got the image to uplaod this time, but the animation part is not working :P
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If the image was bigger than 80 x 80, then it scaled it down, which removes the animation.

Can you post the avatar here in an Attachment and then we can maybe resize it for you?
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Okay, but it was really small to begin with. Here it is:

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Samantha, you should be able to put that one up. I was directing my comment towards Sam Beckett Fan.
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If the image was bigger than 80 x 80, then it scaled it down, which removes the animation.

Can you post the avatar here in an Attachment and then we can maybe resize it for you?
oh yeah sure. here it is Morgan:
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After resizing and optimizing, it's still 100kb, which is 4 times as big as avatars are allowed to be. Sorry.
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why can't it scale down to 80?
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I scale the animation (which is 225kb) down to 80 x 80 and reoptimize it and it's still over 100kb. Avatars may not be over 30kb.

That avatar is more of a short movie than an avatar.
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