Avatars for users

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By Konamito

Paragon (1041)

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18-08-2005, 19:16

Don´t misunderstand me guys but I´m I little bit tired of the avaliable avatars for the FORUM. That´s why I´m proposing you to let any registered user to upload his own avatar to give this thing a more colorful scene...

What do you think about that?

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By cax

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18-08-2005, 20:17

I think in the end all you will see is a big collection of Konami screenshots and MSX bootscreens as avatars Smile
Not so exciting.

By LeandroCorreia

Paladin (963)

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18-08-2005, 20:35

Dunno, Cax. In other retrogaming forums, people don´t use only game screenshots. Actually, it´s what they least use as avatars... Tongue

By Jorito

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18-08-2005, 20:43

Sounds like a perfect way to mess up the otherwise clean layout of the site Wink

Seriously, it sounds like a bad idea, both with regards to the layout of the site (it will get very messy) and security-wise (allowing people to upload avatars is a security risk, which isn't that wise with somebody lame enough to hack the server). Maybe MRC could provide a bunch of pre-determined avatars to pick from or so?


Expert (121)

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18-08-2005, 21:13

Well allowing users to upload only images is not a security hazard when properly implemented IMHO.
The only (client-side) risk would be users uploading 'evil JPGs', but one could allow only GIF and PNG for example.

Anyway, I would also like to see some new & fresh (extra) avatars - provided by MRC,
I don't think that custom user-images would be a good idea - layout & practical wise ...

By Bart

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18-08-2005, 21:35

@SKiLLa, unfortunately there are plenty of security leaks in both windows and internet explorer which allow exploiting through images. Ofcourse this would mean a client side risk as you mentioned already.

Anyway, I must agree with Jorito and SKiLLa on the mess-things-up part. But maybe, as SKiLLa proposes, we can provide some fresh avatars..

By Konamito

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18-08-2005, 21:43

Well I agree with you guys in the point that uploading images could be risky, but there´s a good idea to bring new fresh stuff. So come on! let´s start making new avatars and the make a poll to decide which are the best ones for the site...!!!

And now, what about it? LOL!

By mars2000you

Enlighted (6555)

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18-08-2005, 22:01

Why not simply a link to a file that is on another site (for example on msxblue.com Tongue) ?

By mars2000you

Enlighted (6555)

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18-08-2005, 22:03

Here's my avatar :


By jltursan

Prophet (2619)

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18-08-2005, 23:42

I like the idea, an avatar is always a nice add-on to a forum. Keeping all the security measures, of course.

By DarQ

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19-08-2005, 02:28


no msx avatar here!

MUAHAHAHA, i love this one

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