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  • Three Plans to Bring Back AVATARS to the OrangeMane

    (Mods I know you gotta move this, but give it it a couple hours to get some traction please?)

    I'm sure everybody's happy the OrangeMane has expanded so greatly, that we have our own reporters at camp ... and we're all looking forward to a great season. But the expanded size has its drawbacks, too. Because of the extra-large number of daily visitors, the site slowed down, and Taco John was forced to disable avatars a few weeks ago to keep the site moving at a reasonable speed.

    For me, the place was a lot less fun, I was actually getting irritated (took it out on bpc - sorry bro). I realized avatars are like "faces" to me. Without them, it's like going to your club, but everybody has a mask over their head. They have nametags on, sure, but you can't see their faces. No fun anymore. Several others have echoed similar sentiments, so I'm presenting here a couple plans to bring back the Avatars:
    PLAN 1 - The moderators give us a dollar figure we need to move the site up to a faster server, with more bandwidth to handle the load, and we do a fundraiser.

    PLAN 2 - Pezman says it's theoretically possible to host Avatars offsite (PhotoBucket or ImageShack), and that might permit avatars while maintaining site speed.

    PLAN 9 (from Outer Space) - Have Plummer drive his Honda Element over to the server building, and when the site slows down, he can back up to the building, flip them off in the mirror and slam into the building in reverse.

    All three Plans sound good to me, but I'm partial to Plan 2.
    PLAN 1 - I have plenty of extra cash to donate
    PLAN 2 - I guess I could take the time to put my Avatar on PhotoBucket
    PLAN 9 - Jake's not busy, let him handle the problem
    I dislike avatars, and much prefer the cold anonymity of nametags
    Whatever Khan says, I'm for that
    I don't care about avatars, why am I even voting in this poll?

    The poll is expired.

    Last edited by BroncoBuff; 08-29-2007, 04:44 PM.

  • #2
    Plan 9 sounds freaking phenomonal. Pluswhich, Jake has plenty of spare time these days, right?

    But I'd be down with the other two plans as well.


    • #3
      Right on JCM ... you and Smalltowngrll and Rohirrim are the inspiration for this poll

      I'm hoping the Plummer option will catch on for polls in the future. Blaming Griese is getting OOOOOOOld


      • #4
        WOO HOO I got Post #4 in this thread!

        I do miss Gene though... :^ (


        • #5
          There are a few people that keep the same avatar theme, like BroncoBuff and Kaylore. However, a lot of people are like me and change their avatar whenever they get sick of looking at it. Therefore, I'm not sure it accomplishes putting a "face" to the name. However, it does add some personality to the board.


          • #6
            Im with Kahn

            or the photobucket thing


            • #7
              FYI, methinks the return of our online dopplegangers will be soon and perhaps with a twist. Stay tuned


              • #8
                Originally posted by Pezman View Post
                FYI, methinks the return of our online dopplegangers will be soon and perhaps with a twist. Stay tuned
                Not the old woman....PLEAAAASSSEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!


                • #9
                  Man ... I've been gone six hours, and ZERO new votes - ZERO new posts.

                  This "Announcements" room is really deserted ... you can actually see the tumbleweeds rolling by:

                  <marquee>t u m b l e w e e d s . . . . . . . . t u m b l e w e e d s . . . . . . . . t u m b l e w e e d s . . . . . . . . </marquee>



                  • #10
                    Would that twist be a minimum post requirement to get said Avy?


                    • #11
                      Well, minimum NUMBER of posts is no good, because lots of very good people mostly read. Actually, there are some posters here who just post, post, post, the first thing that comes to their mind - they post it. I don't know who they are, but ....

                      Maybe 1-year minimum time, plus 200 minimum posts or something, I dunno...


                      • #12
                        Forget the avatars...since they don't want them on.....go with the monster sigs at max dimensions instead.


                        • #13
                          They are fun sometimes.....I would rather have speed


                          • #14
                            "I feel the need for speed"


                            • #15
                              my avatars hosted offsite already anyhow, i use the same avatar for all the boards that i go to, and honestly sigs should be offsite aswell, that and all bobs posts, why waste our good badwidth on junk.