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Discussion in 'Serebii.net Discussion' started by Serebii, Feb 28, 2012.

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  1. Banana Knight Arthur

    Banana Knight Arthur NEGATIVE MINUS

    A voice of reason!

    Ingrate!

    Quoted for the truth…~
     
  2. Cereza

    Cereza Beautiful Witch

    I really know nothing about how forums work so I have a question:
    Wouldn't implementing more strict rules on signatures help the server any? I'd rather change my usersame once a year/have my own avatar that have 25 pictures following me around all day.
     
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2012
  3. Owl

    Owl G-Rank Hunter

    Hey! Play nice. >:I
     
  4. Sarcastic Oshawott

    Sarcastic Oshawott Wow such forum

    I love you, moderation and administration staff. <3 ^_~
     
  5. ellie

    ellie Δ Staff Member Admin

    no. pictures in signatures are hosted on external sites so they don't really affect these forums. the name change issue has nothing to do with server space. there's a glitch somewhere in the process that causes it to lock up when it has to go through and change the name displayed on every single thread, post, visitor message, private message, etc that you have made. we don't know where the glitch is, so we are simply hoping that these updates will repair the glitch.
     
  6. Harmonie

    Harmonie ♫ Ad vivere

    There's something I'm not getting here... I've been a member of many other vBulletin forums and they typically have the option of using an avatar hosted on an external site.
     
  7. Cassiopeia

    Cassiopeia No more massacres.

    For whatever reason using externally hosted avatars creates a vulnerability in the system or something. Also, it might need a hack, which Joe isn't fond of.
     
  8. ellie

    ellie Δ Staff Member Admin

    it's not really about vulnerabilities. iirc joe said somewhere that even if it's an external site it still gets uploaded to the server apparently. i'm not sure where the post was, though.
     
  9. PokemonTrainerKaden

    PokemonTrainerKaden Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the warning!
     
  10. SilverLanayru

    SilverLanayru It's a mystery.

    Well, I do lurk here from time to time (especially since I do have moderation duties on another site to tend to), but I'll keep your update noted. Hopefully, the transitioning process will go well. o:
     
  11. Harmonie

    Harmonie ♫ Ad vivere

    I was wondering if that was the case.

    Anyway, now what really confuses me is why we are allowed to upload profile pictures. Why is that different? It's uploading pictures to the site, right?
     
  12. Hydrohs

    Hydrohs 安らかに眠ります、岩田さん。 Staff Member Super Mod

    Alright. Someone inform me: What will be happening to my lovely Gold and Silver skin, is it sticking around?

    Honestly that's all I care about.
     
  13. ellie

    ellie Δ Staff Member Admin

    well the difference is profile pictures are only displayed when you visit someone's profile and it's only one pic in the whole page. for avatars, every time you view a thread the server has to display 20 different images (or more/less depending on your posts per page view). most of the pages clicked are of threads, not profiles, and it has to gather 20x more pics for a thread page rather than a profile page.
     
  14. Harmonie

    Harmonie ♫ Ad vivere

    Aw... Okay.

    It's a real shame this forum has such major issues with that.
     
  15. Hydrohs

    Hydrohs 安らかに眠ります、岩田さん。 Staff Member Super Mod

    It has a lot of traffic. Even small images being downloaded repeatedly would rack up the bandwidth use.
     
  16. Dragonite77

    Dragonite77 Member

    Cool I can't wait for the New Serebii, It's a new Dawn people! Thanks for keeping us updated!
     
  17. Serebii

    Serebii And, as if by magic, the webmaster appeared... Staff Member Admin

    Game skins are the next to do :) We just need to get this upgrade out of the way quickly so we can't do all the styles straight out
     
  18. PrismaticPrincessAnna

    PrismaticPrincessAnna I'll do my Lilliest

    So its still the same if we host the avatar link from another site to use it for here?
    Its still gonNa lag the forum? :/ nya~
     
  19. Jb

    Jb Tsun in the streets

    Even if you host the avatar link on another site it still uploads it to this one. It didn't really lag the forums, it just took up a massive amount of space.
     
  20. Serebii

    Serebii And, as if by magic, the webmaster appeared... Staff Member Admin

    It'd also fill up the database causing it to be bigger and bigger causing more problems
     
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