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Joe Grundy
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Can we have a sensible size limit on advertising files?

Please?

The current banner ad from Alesia Games for Princeps Machiavelli (?) is 1.3MB!

There's also:
Age of Empires III - 500KB
AZA-Sports Games Unplugged - 300KB
One-Games (d20 publisher) - 170KB

I have the impression these bypass the usual cache check, since (a) it's taking (relatively) forever to load pages and (b) if I turn off images many of the ads still load (being returned from php rather than simple image requests).

I don't mind having the advertising around. Sometimes it's interesting. But basically this has killed my download limits for the month already. I've ramped down to 56kbits, and it's painful.

Most of these ads could convey extremely similar content in vastly smaller files.
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1.3MB for an ad? Or even only 170k? Doesn't sound much to me.

As long as people can have avatars with a size of several MB, i see no point in limiting the size of ads to a much smaller number.
 
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You're right--that's ginormous. Ad sizes are usually checked to make sure they are reasonable, but obviously a few slipped through. It'll be fixed pronto!

Edit: avatars of over a MB? That seems like a serious problem to me! I had no idea the were allowed that large. May have to do something about that as well... Apparently the size limit is 64x64, but there isn't a file size limit. Something definitely should be done about this.
 
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dakarp wrote:
Edit: avatars of over a MB? That seems like a serious problem to me! I had no idea the were allowed that large.
An example of a 2MB avatar: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/JohnnyD
Derks animated avatar has only 60k: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/Derk
And an example for a nice animated avatar with 4k: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/kittyangel
 
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Hmm.. those are big. Im guessing that the owners had these made as animated gifs which tend to be huge if they are long enough. These ads should have been done in flash, but alas, not so many people are compitent with the program... I know I barely am.
 
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JohnnyD's avatar is not helped by the fact that it's a 332x200 gif with 68 frames.

Reducing the frame size to 106x64 helps by reducing it from 1.8megs to 352kb -



Reducing it again to standard avatar size of 64x64 makes it 232kb -

 
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dakarp wrote:
Avatars of over a MB? That seems like a serious problem to me! I had no idea the were allowed that large. May have to do something about that as well... Apparently the size limit is 64x64, but there isn't a file size limit. Something definitely should be done about this.
Any idea about what the size limit should be?

(My current avatar has over 170 frames and is approx 450 kb.)
 
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Lajos, just saving your avatar at 256 colours makes it 237kb -

 
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talismanisland wrote:
Lajos, just saving your avatar at 256 colours makes it 237kb
Thanks. I replaced it.
 
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(Psst, Aldie: in php.ini, set upload_max_filesize to 30k.)
 
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