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Posted by Givera (Member # 234) on 08-07-2001, 01:38 AM:
 
Are there any reasons you won't let us have avatars or images in our sigs? I know of sites that force sizes onto each so that they cann't throw off formatting...
 
Posted by Mr. K (Member # 2) on 08-07-2001, 02:33 AM:
 
Y'know, I was just gonna turn that feature on, but then you posted, so I changed me mind.

But anyway, no there are no reasons whatsoever why I won't let you clutter up the forum with little pr0n images. None at all. I'm just completely unreasonable.
 


Posted by Givera (Member # 234) on 08-07-2001, 08:48 AM:
 
Mr. K: Y'know, I was just gonna turn that feature on, but then you posted, so I changed me mind.

Maybe posting again will counteract the change of mind incurred by the original... prolly not.

Mr. K: I'm just completely unreasonable.

I already knew that...

*checks sig before posting*

[ 08-07-2001: Message edited by: Givera ]
 


Posted by Psybro (Member # 290) on 08-07-2001, 12:47 PM:
 
Let's look at this way-if you didn't want to put something up that you thought would be controversial, you wouldn't be upset about not being able to do it.
 
Posted by Badcrow (Member # 684) on 08-07-2001, 05:32 PM:
 
Thinks of all the graphic porn that would be displayed...


 


Posted by Rolken (Member # 7) on 08-07-2001, 06:34 PM:
 
Psybro... you do realize that disabling avatars also disables perfectly harmless pictures, I hope?

Either way it's pretty superfluous though.
 


Posted by CrystalMeth (Member # 1485) on 08-07-2001, 06:49 PM:
 
I see no point in cluttering up a nice, neat forum with a bunch of pointless pictures that will serve no purpose except to slow down loading time. As if the forum wasn't cluttered enough already with the junk the new software has added. But that's just my opinion, and I don't count for anything.
 
Posted by Givera (Member # 234) on 08-07-2001, 07:24 PM:
 
Badcrow: Thinks of all the graphic porn that would be displayed...

That's done anyways.

CrystalMeth: As if the forum wasn't cluttered enough already with the junk the new software has added. But that's just my opinion, and I don't count for anything.

I'm pretty sure there's a LOT of stuff in UBB 6.0 that K's already disabled besides avatar... I think the member ratings are the only feature added. (The new look isn't a new feature IMO.) Does UBB 6.0 have polls like vBulletin?

And if there aren't, I think AH should switch over to phpBB or vBulletin... I know both of them push that they can reformat UBB databases.
 


Posted by MK (Member # 1445) on 08-07-2001, 08:12 PM:
 
In the words of my whorish durg using bed hopping cousin, "Fight the Power!"

-MK
 


Posted by Mr. K (Member # 2) on 08-07-2001, 08:38 PM:
 
Avatars are a maintenance problem anyway...I don't want to spend time deleting your stupid pr0n or "Jivera Sucks!" images. If I allow outside links, there are going to be all kinds of broken links, slowing down page-loading even more. And I'm not going to store everyone's avatar on our server. It's just a lot of trouble, for no real purpose.

Givera: I'm pretty sure there's a LOT of stuff in UBB 6.0 that K's already disabled besides avatar...

I'm pretty sure there's a lot you don't know squat about. This would be one of those things.

I think the member ratings are the only feature added.

Cutting the storage size in half would be another.

Does UBB 6.0 have polls like vBulletin?

Nope. Again, another good thing.

And if there aren't, I think AH should switch over to phpBB or vBulletin...

Are you going purchase/maintain them?
 


Posted by Rolken (Member # 7) on 08-07-2001, 09:56 PM:
 
Looks like somebody pushed K's button again.
 
Posted by Footitch (Member # 663) on 08-07-2001, 11:48 PM:
 
What is an avatar?

</stupid question>
 


Posted by Mr. K (Member # 2) on 08-08-2001, 12:01 AM:
 
It's just a little picture under where those stupid stars are now. So I could have a little Koffing or something there.

It's kinda neat, and I'd turn it on if I knew people wouldn't abuse it, but they will, so I won't. Too much work for something that's cute, but useless.
 


Posted by Givera (Member # 234) on 08-08-2001, 12:45 AM:
 
Mr. K: I don't want to spend time deleting your stupid pr0n or "Jivera Sucks!" images.
Then don't. It's not like you delete any now anyways.

Mr. K: I'm pretty sure there's a lot you don't know squat about. This would be one of those things.

Password-protected user profiles; can be modified by user
That feature has apparently been disabled. :P

Private forums and Archives
I don't see any of those!

Set BB fonts, table widths, colors, and graphics and Turn Forums on/off
Those features aren't employed either...

It doesn't seem like you're using the feature to take a user's ability to post away... otherwise I'm sure I'd be silenced.

Mr. K: Nope. Again, another good thing.

How so? Have you ever seen a vBulletin poll? They're much nicer than our current make shift ones...

Mr. K: Are you going purchase/maintain them?

vBulletin costs a fraction of UBB and phpBB is free.
 


Posted by Mr. K (Member # 2) on 08-08-2001, 01:04 AM:
 
...and you wonder why no one likes you...quickly...

Jivera: It's not like you delete any now anyways.

Yes, I do.

Password-protected user profiles; can be modified by user
That feature has apparently been disabled.

No, it hasn't.

Private forums and Archives
I don't see any of those!

They aren't "disabled", they just aren't useful. If I had a private forum, you'd just bitch that you weren't allowed in.

You're grasping at straws.

Set BB fonts, table widths, colors, and graphics and Turn Forums on/off
Those features aren't employed either...

Yes, they are.

It doesn't seem like you're using the feature to take a user's ability to post away... otherwise I'm sure I'd be silenced.

You're an idiot.

How so?

Polls would be annoying, because they would clutter the joint up and immediately be used for what we've seen current polls used for..."Who's the coolest Azure personality?", etc.

I thought for a moment they might have a use for something like determining rules for a Pokemon challenge or something, but even then they're not useful because only the people involved in the match should be voting. A discussion thread is much more useful.

The closest thing we have to a poll now is the user ratings, which you turned off. I guess you're just not interested in the options I have provided you.

vBulletin costs a fraction of UBB...

So buy one and start your own forum. This UBB is paid for.

...and phpBB is free.

...and it's virtually identical to the UBB.

I dunno even know why I'm wasting my time...

[ 08-08-2001: Message edited by: Mr. K ]
 


Posted by Psybro (Member # 290) on 08-08-2001, 07:29 AM:
 
Well I, for one, do not immediately want to have buttsex0r with any boards I see that have avatars. I think they just make a board look slightly cluttered, like CrystalMeth says.

Azure has always been the best laid-out forum I have seen, and having crappy little pictures of anime characters (or whatever) stuck along the left-hand side won't make it any more so.

[ 08-08-2001: Message edited by: Psybro ]
 


Posted by Mr. K (Member # 2) on 08-08-2001, 08:08 AM:
 
Another thing that sucks about avatars is if people post very short messages (as they often do), they look all stupidly-formatted, because the avatar is taking up too much space on the left.

Anyway, Jiv, before you waste any time responding to the above, pay attention:

It's just like when they ban beer in some stadiums and gum in movie theatres and theme parks...the management doesn't do these things because they are fascist sons of bitches who want to prevent you from enjoying simple pleasures...they do it because it's the practical thing to do when there is a big problem caused by something that's not worth the trouble...

...just like when I had to turn off the post count, to stem the endless tide of "This is my 100th post!" messages.

You're just arguing now because you're pissed at me, not because you have any valid points to make...
 


Posted by Givera (Member # 234) on 08-08-2001, 09:22 AM:
 
Mr. K: ...just like when I had to turn off the post count, to stem the endless tide of "This is my 100th post!" messages.

I thought it was 700th post by AECG... regardless it took me a week to notice that post count was gone. :-/
 


Posted by ickle (Member # 1454) on 08-18-2001, 02:28 PM:
 
As far as I can see adding the avatar option to the forum will only create the opportunity for people to make pointless conversation on eachothers avatars, like the ratings have done.

Azure Heights has always been the best looking forum, in my opinion, and it doesn't need these avatars and icons cluttering the place up, and removing a part of the forums unique-ness (is that a word, ah, who cares).
 


Posted by OmegaLegend (Member # 2118) on 08-18-2001, 02:35 PM:
 
I like the way this forum flows. It's one of the quickest vbulletin's on the net. Enabling the avatars would undoubtedly hinder that. Besides, like most people have already pointed out, most people would slap porno pictures below their names. *Looks at pornbot"

Gamewinners has just recently upgraded to Vbulletin. Al has already disabled the PM, custom rankings, member rankings, and avatars. He has left the color text on, though. What a fun thing indeed....

Basically, we can live without the little pictures, people. We have for this long. I guess it's the thing about knowing something is there, and knowing you can't have it. Deal with it.
 


Posted by Givera (Member # 234) on 08-18-2001, 04:00 PM:
 
OmegaLegend: I like the way this forum flows. It's one of the quickest vbulletin's on the net.

This is UBB, not vBulletin. :P

It doesn't bother me that font stuff is disabled... I think some of it ends up looking just plain stupid when people insist on using poor contrasting colours.

- - - - -

 


Posted by Givera (Member # 234) on 08-18-2001, 04:02 PM:
 
I take it back. You can leave off sig pics and avatars... They just don't fit into AH's UBB.
 
Posted by OmegaLegend (Member # 2118) on 08-18-2001, 07:40 PM:
 
I wasn't aware that the pics in sigs option was on. Nice banner, though.
 
Posted by Givera (Member # 234) on 08-19-2001, 01:17 AM:
 
OmegaLegend: I wasn't aware that the pics in sigs option was on.

They aren't. I just added it to the end of my message which you couldn't really prevent unless you removed images all together.

Nice banner, though.

Thx. Just screwing around with Photoshop s'more.
 


Posted by Rolken (Member # 7) on 08-19-2001, 07:12 PM:
 
I wonder if Givera's trying to get pics turned off in posts too.
 
Posted by Givera (Member # 234) on 08-20-2001, 07:09 PM:
 
Yup. And you know if I ask enough K'll leave 'em on just to spite me.
 
Posted by Crazed Aipom (Member # 1575) on 08-20-2001, 07:19 PM:
 
Considering the only thing pics are used for right now are... yeah. Turning em off might not hurt too much ;]
 
Posted by XxMuDkNoTxX (Member # 2136) on 08-22-2001, 01:03 PM:
 
As far as I can see adding the avatar option to the forum will only create the opportunity for people to make pointless conversation on eachothers avatars, like the ratings have done.

Well isn't that why Karp Park is there for? not to just talk about avatars but I mean like nything in general. .
 


Posted by Rolken (Member # 7) on 08-22-2001, 09:17 PM:
 
And you know if I ask enough K'll leave 'em on just to spite me.

I don't think you're worth that much in his eyes.
 


Posted by Jumpman16 (Member # 1089) on 12-02-2001, 01:37 PM:
 
Looks like I'm not the only one that's argued with K.

But seriously...I know what's bad “about avatars is if people post very short messages,” but can you/what if you disable the “i have mah pwn avatar i r 1337!” function, and only make it (by restricting the size to like 32×32 or something) so we can use this size for avatars or smaller?

You could have it that we can only have pokémon avatars as well—

This just came to me! You wouldn't even have to find new pics to kill both birds with one stone!

Jumpman16

[insert one-liner here]

Just an idea—don't bother if it's not worth your time to restrict avatars to these /looky/icons/*.gif images. I just think it'd be pretty cool to at least have a pokémon avatar.
 


Posted by o_O (Member # 1916) on 09-21-2002, 11:06 AM:
 
KOFFING
 
Posted by Donald (Member # 1551) on 09-21-2002, 11:35 AM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Mr. K:
Polls would be annoying, because they would clutter the joint up and immediately be used for what we've seen current polls used for..."Who's the coolest Azure personality?", etc.

That's pretty much what they became, so what caused K and the toad to change their minds?
 
Posted by Mr. K (Member # 2) on 09-21-2002, 01:12 PM:
 
They just came standard with the next version of the UBB. Kinda like the rating thing, I thought I'd just leave it on, cos it's kinda fun and easy to implement.

Of course, anything that can be abused will be abused.

About the first 6 polls were "Do polls suck?".

Personally I think the polls are pretty useless, because the thread is the interesting part. I usually check out the polls once, when the thread is new and only a few people have voted. I never remember to see what people said like a week later, when the results might be interesting.

I don't think the polls have been all that disruptive (deleting threads is easy), but I am considering nuking the user ratings what with all the "X gets a 5!" posts.

Oh great, some user I've never heard of is giving some other dude I've never heard of a 5 because he posted a picture of a squirrel. Joy.
 
Posted by Badcrow (Member # 684) on 09-21-2002, 09:00 PM:
 


Sorry I had to... Tars are a great idea... but easily abused, just like the polls. It'd take about three seconds to have goatse... ah you know the rest.
 
Posted by ceoalex316 (Member # 338) on 10-17-2002, 04:20 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Mr. K:
It doesn't seem like you're using the feature to take a user's ability to post away... otherwise I'm sure I'd be silenced.

You're an idiot.


You should ban yourself.
 
Posted by EspeonNidoking (Member # 2028) on 11-14-2002, 11:42 AM:
 
yeah, that would be breaking da rules
 
Posted by ceoalex316 (Member # 338) on 11-16-2002, 09:31 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Mr. K:
Y'know, I was just gonna turn that feature on, but then you posted, so I changed me mind.

But anyway, no there are no reasons whatsoever why I won't let you clutter up the forum with little pr0n images. None at all. I'm just completely unreasonable.

Why don't you just ban who ever posts porn?
 
Posted by Mr. K (Member # 2) on 11-19-2002, 08:19 AM:
 
ceoalex316: Why don't you just ban who ever posts porn?

1. Too much work.
2. It would just cause more whining.
3. Avatars suck anyway.
 
Posted by Dftonz645 (Member # 1901) on 12-01-2002, 06:35 AM:
 
Avatars are sux0r. End of discussion.
 
Posted by Badcrow (Member # 684) on 12-01-2002, 10:53 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Dftonz645:
Avatars are sux0r. End of discussion.

I'm glad you choose when the end of discussions are...

Maybe nearly a month of no replies actually ends a discussion.
 
Posted by Dftonz645 (Member # 1901) on 12-05-2002, 06:43 PM:
 
*continues to look like an ass*

Eh. Lack of sleep and such.

*parades his assness*
 
Posted by Mewone (Member # 1694) on 01-08-2003, 10:24 PM:
 
Our lack of avatars and 52 foot long sigs is what divides us from what TPM used to be. I can just imagine the amount of space used up from avatars...
 
Posted by Rolken (Member # 7) on 01-14-2003, 09:22 PM:
 
I was hoping it was more along the lines of intelligent thought, or something like that...
 
Posted by Kid Vid2 (Member # 2514) on 01-14-2003, 09:48 PM:
 
Intelligent thought on Azure? What you been smoking?
 
Posted by AnnieKat (Member # 3202) on 01-15-2003, 01:04 PM:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Kid Vid2:
Intelligent thought on Azure? What you been smoking?

Crack. At my place. Sunday night.

......
 
Posted by Anthrax (Member # 335) on 01-15-2003, 10:15 PM:
 
hey so when do i get my damn avatar?
 
Posted by Donald (Member # 1551) on 01-15-2003, 11:24 PM:
 
You have a custom title, which puts you ahead of 98% of this board's posters.
 
Posted by veloS (Member # 2636) on 02-06-2003, 08:18 AM:
 
Mr. K, could you change my title into: A1337 clAn member" ?
 


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