HD avatars and other site updates

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Pete
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Mon 25 Mar, 2019 20.43

So, having gone all the way to Venice to recreate my old avatar. I have decided to treat you all by increasing the size of avatars on the site. So you can now have bigger ones on desktop, and clearer ones on mobile.

They're still locked to 16:9, but they're now bigger.

Old SD avatars: 150x84. Max file size 80k
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New HD avatars: 300x168. Max file size 200k
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Pls get updating, lest you be judged to be one of the crummier former EMAP music channels which is still inexplicably SD.
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Pete
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Wed 27 Mar, 2019 08.15

oh also, apparently the new version of the media tag embed thingy now doesn't need you to explicitly use the [ media ] bbcode, just pop in the link and it'll magic it into a lovely embedded thing.

Also things with opengraph metadata like links to news websites will now display nicer.
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bilky asko
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Wed 27 Mar, 2019 08.33

Pete wrote:
Wed 27 Mar, 2019 08.15
Also things with opengraph metadata like links to news websites will now display nicer.
The way it was laid out when I first saw it made me think it was an advert initially.
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Pete
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Wed 27 Mar, 2019 09.18

bilky asko wrote:
Wed 27 Mar, 2019 08.33
Pete wrote:
Wed 27 Mar, 2019 08.15
Also things with opengraph metadata like links to news websites will now display nicer.
The way it was laid out when I first saw it made me think it was an advert initially.
yeah, might see about restyling it
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Wed 27 Mar, 2019 20.45

Do you know why Metropol never keeps you logged in on multiple devices? I’ve never had this problem with other forums, but I always have to log in again if I’ve previously done so elsewhere.
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Wed 27 Mar, 2019 21.08

Philip wrote:
Wed 27 Mar, 2019 20.45
Do you know why Metropol never keeps you logged in on multiple devices? I’ve never had this problem with other forums, but I always have to log in again if I’ve previously done so elsewhere.
it's not a setting I've set on here nor is it a problem I've noticed between my devices. Could only suggest cleaning your cookies in case its a dud old one.
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Neil DG
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Mon 01 Apr, 2019 13.24

Pete wrote:
Mon 25 Mar, 2019 20.43
Pls get updating, lest you be judged to be one of the crummier former EMAP music channels which is still inexplicably SD.
You do realise, Mr Hyma, that not everything looks better in HD?

Although it may also be down to not me having changed my avatar in too many years...
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Pete
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Mon 01 Apr, 2019 15.02

I don't age so I wouldn't know
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Tue 02 Apr, 2019 22.06

I'll see if I can replicate my shot next time I'm in Meadowhall.
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Tue 02 Apr, 2019 23.25

I daren't update mine. I'd look old.
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Neil DG
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Wed 03 Apr, 2019 17.41

Nick Harvey wrote:
Tue 02 Apr, 2019 23.25
I daren't update mine. I'd look old.
Never going to happen. ;)
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