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HD avatars and other site updates

Posted: Mon 25 Mar, 2019 20.43
by Pete
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.

Re: HD avatars

Posted: Wed 27 Mar, 2019 08.15
by Pete
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.

Re: HD avatars

Posted: Wed 27 Mar, 2019 08.33
by bilky asko
Pete wrote: Wed 27 Mar, 2019 08.15Also 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.

Re: HD avatars

Posted: Wed 27 Mar, 2019 09.18
by Pete
bilky asko wrote: Wed 27 Mar, 2019 08.33
Pete wrote: Wed 27 Mar, 2019 08.15Also 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

Re: HD avatars and other site updates

Posted: Wed 27 Mar, 2019 20.45
by Philip
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.

Re: HD avatars and other site updates

Posted: Wed 27 Mar, 2019 21.08
by Pete
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.

Re: HD avatars and other site updates

Posted: Mon 01 Apr, 2019 13.24
by Neil
Pete wrote: Mon 25 Mar, 2019 20.43Pls 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...

Re: HD avatars and other site updates

Posted: Mon 01 Apr, 2019 15.02
by Pete
I don't age so I wouldn't know

Re: HD avatars and other site updates

Posted: Tue 02 Apr, 2019 22.06
by WillPS
I'll see if I can replicate my shot next time I'm in Meadowhall.

Re: HD avatars and other site updates

Posted: Tue 02 Apr, 2019 23.25
by Nick Harvey
I daren't update mine. I'd look old.

Re: HD avatars and other site updates

Posted: Wed 03 Apr, 2019 17.41
by Neil
Nick Harvey wrote: Tue 02 Apr, 2019 23.25 I daren't update mine. I'd look old.
Never going to happen. ;)