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Can you enable uploading avatars?

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Can you enable uploading avatars?
« on: March 04, 2017, 11:37:56 PM »
And make them 100 pixels by 100 pixels? ;D

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Re: Can you enable uploading avatars?
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 12:07:09 AM »
Enabling avatars upload will cause all spammers to waste our disk space.... each forum will use many gigabytes for this....
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Re: Can you enable uploading avatars?
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2017, 12:17:02 AM »
Then make avatar specification 100 by 100, please.

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Re: Can you enable uploading avatars?
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2017, 12:28:20 AM »
They can be limited by filesize, image format - jpg,png,gif... etc only and total diskspace per forum.
There is no need to limit by image dimension - problem is filesize.
Although even with low limit there still can thousands of users each one can upload just small avatars - so still will be used a lot of space.
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Re: Can you enable uploading avatars?
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2017, 12:41:33 AM »
you can easily even out the space, k?

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Re: Can you enable uploading avatars?
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2017, 12:45:49 AM »
Even disk space is not a problem - for database size we dont put any limits.
But a lot of image files is another story. Users can use free image hosting for this.
It may be useful to enable avatar for some forums only which are not flooded with spam. But it is too hard too monitor all of them.
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Re: Can you enable uploading avatars?
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2017, 12:48:12 AM »
There is also another solution.
I can put some limit per each forum, say 5 mb per forum for all uploads.
So first few users will take all forum upload space. I am not sure that users will like this.
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Re: Can you enable uploading avatars?
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2017, 01:10:40 AM »
Also, the directory isn't available.

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Re: Can you enable uploading avatars?
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2017, 01:28:04 AM »
Directory not good for monitor. Forum directory will only help to find all forum to spam and again to have spammer links accessible from google with even more links.
For forum monitor need good admin panel and background tasks running every few minutes or hours.
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Well, crap.
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2017, 04:01:37 AM »
I guess we'll just stick with URL avatars...