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    Avatar Limits Reduced

    You now have more freedom with avatars! While previously all avatars could be no larger than 120x120, this has been increased to 150x150. It's not a huge difference, but I want to keep the size sensible.

    The bigger change is file sizes. Previously you could only upload avatars with a maximum of twenty measly kilobytes. Now it can be a maximum of a bit over 2MB (I forgot exactly) allowing detailed animated GIFs.

    Obviously, common sense policies apply. Don't use an avatar that's over-the-top or obnoxious. If you're unsure send me a PM but most GIFs should be fine. Keep in mind that there are plenty of sites that will allow you to easily resize a GIF. Or you might be happy with your current avatar.

    I've had this avatar for over a decade now and I don't plan on changing it. Don't know why, but what the hell. Have fun.

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    Thaaaaaaaaank you very much. Y'all can thank me for bugging him for this. One at a time, please.

    It's a bummer how low the default resolution & file size limits are on forums. I wonder how many popular forums have really low limits for no reason, and because nobody talks about it it goes unnoticed and unaddressed.
    "Out of the ground, raze all greenery with flame! Fire2!"
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    It deals with a demon virus that transforms people into freaky looking fuckers

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    It's because most forums run on code from almost (or over!) a decade ago. That, or most of the code is archaic and a lot of the settings are based on old standards like the really limited avatars. But then again modern forum software is usually pretty shitty, so I'd rather use the older stuff. (Just not "older" in the sense that it looks like it's from the '90s. That's only good with homepages that have that kind of theme rather than a forum.)

    Most modern forums nowadays tend to run XenForo. It's... okay.

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    I'm pretty sure my forum was running phpMyBB or something like that. not sure where that lies on the good <---> bad spectrum
    "Out of the ground, raze all greenery with flame! Fire2!"
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    It deals with a demon virus that transforms people into freaky looking fuckers

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    phpMyBB? What's that, some mutant child of phpBB and MyBB? The former forum Outlaw Star UK ran MyBB which was good. On the other hand, I always found phpBB decent but it lacks the functionality of vBulletin for instance. They're both perfectly fine on a forum you don't intend to soup up much.

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    I looked into both of them so much that I started calling it that in my head and I guess it stuck. I wanted it as basic as possible without looking like a blank page.
    "Out of the ground, raze all greenery with flame! Fire2!"
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