Page 19 of 19 FirstFirst ... 91516171819
Results 451 to 463 of 463

Thread: Serebii Forums Suggestion Thread - 2010 Edition

  1. #451
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Llantrisant
    Posts
    6,859

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Golde View Post
    Yo~

        Spoiler:- Suggestion in here but possible spoilers:
    Website Suggestions.
    Forum Suggestions.

    Guess out which one you should have posted in. Clue. Not the Forum Suggestions.

    Banner Count: 14

  2. #452

    Default

    I suggest the the serebii forums gets an iPhone or iPod app. That would be awesome.
    3DS FC: 5026.5812.2789
    Shiny Tyrunt: 20 eggs
    MM Hunting: Froakie - 30 eggs

  3. #453
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Bournemouth, England
    Posts
    15,886

    Default

    I find apps incredibly pointless while the site and stuff are accessible on the device, which they are. Plus, it'd be a lot of work for little returns.

  4. #454
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    The Ocean
    Posts
    1,279

    Default

    I can use the site on my iTouch easily, I agree its not nessesary

  5. #455

    Default

    Well you all proved some points
    But I was just suggesting
    3DS FC: 5026.5812.2789
    Shiny Tyrunt: 20 eggs
    MM Hunting: Froakie - 30 eggs

  6. #456
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    The Veldt.
    Posts
    5,934

    Default Custom Avatars!

    Here is a thing.

    • 100,000 users.
    • Custom Avatar size limit of 95x95 and 100kb (I think, correct me if I'm wrong but it's a nice figure for the thing).
    • Subtract 30% of the users to account for inactivity; 70,000 users.
    • Subtract 20% from the original 100,000 users who will not bother to use a custom avatar; 50,000 users.
    • 50,000 Custom avatars.
    • 50,000 x 100 kb = 5,000,000 kb of data.
    • 5,000,000 kb divided by 1024 = 4882.81 MB.
    • 4882.81 MB divided by 1024 = 4.8 GB
    • 13,761 Avatars provided, we'll say these are all 100kb each as well for sake of argument.
    • 13,761 x 100 kb = 1,376,100 kb of data.
    • 1,376,100 kb divided by 1024 = 1343.85 MB.
    • 1343.85 MB divided by 1024 = 1.31 GB

    • Provided avatars = 1.31 GB
    • Using the above, custom avatars = 4.8 GB.


    Naturally this is all just using averages and simplistic figures, and the actual statistics will probably vary, but disk space doesn't come cheap so you can probably start to see why custom avatars aren't incorporated - those figures look small but what's the better option when you're running on a budget? The cheaper one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Serebii View Post
    To add to Josh's point, the forum database at the moment is already over 16GB which is one of the causes for the lag.
    So, why can't we have custom avatars? Mystery solved.
    Last edited by PLANES CURE TOWERS; 25th January 2011 at 8:05 PM.

  7. #457
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Bournemouth, England
    Posts
    15,886

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JoshYEAH View Post
    Here is a thing.

    • 100,000 users.
    • Custom Avatar size limit of 95x95 and 100kb (I think, correct me if I'm wrong but it's a nice figure for the thing).
    • Subtract 30% of the users to account for inactivity; 70,000 users.
    • Subtract 20% from the original 100,000 users who will not bother to use a custom avatar; 50,000 users.
    • 50,000 Custom avatars.
    • 50,000 x 100 kb = 5,000,000 kb of data.
    • 5,000,000 kb divided by 1024 = 4882.81 MB.
    • 4882.81 MB divided by 1024 = 4.8 GB
    • 13,761 Avatars provided, we'll say these are all 100kb each as well for sake of argument.
    • 13,761 x 100 kb = 1,376,100 kb of data.
    • 1,376,100 kb divided by 1024 = 1343.85 MB.
    • 1343.85 MB divided by 1024 = 1.31 GB

    • Provided avatars = 1.31 GB
    • Using the above, custom avatars = 4.8 GB.


    Naturally this is all just using averages and simplistic figures, and the actual statistics will probably vary, but disk space doesn't come cheap so you can probably start to see why custom avatars aren't incorporated - those figures look small but what's the better option when you're running on a budget? The cheaper one.

    That said...
    To add to Josh's point, the forum database at the moment is already over 16GB which is one of the causes for the lag.

  8. #458
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    NW England
    Posts
    6,178

    Default

    16 GB?? and quite a bit of it is needed to be in RAM, to make the site run well. I heard you're doing some things to reduce it.. mentioned somewhere where mortals can not go...

    I did a little look around. There are Mobile forum app for iPhone/iOs Devices and a few for Android. Many are not cheap and require someone (The user or Joe) to buy something, and Joe to add some back end code to the forums, which I don;t think he wants to do yet.

    I have a Wordpress app on my phone, and quite often I find it easier to wait until I reach my PC, and Log in there. (MikeSharpeWriter.com runs a Wordress.org site, and as sole Admin there.)
    Writing LJ Twitter Raptr


    MikeSharpeWriter.com -Project Elfish Jarate

    3DS - 3007 - 8991 - 4413 (VM/PM me to add you)

  9. #459

    Default

    Solution: custom avatars hosted on other image hosting websites (like imgur or ******* or whatever one prefers). Those take up zero space on the forums' server(s?).
    natie respect Takahashi Meijin. He is Champion. He can push a button continuously no less than 16 times in 1 second. It's sooooooooooooo great!!

  10. #460

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by natie View Post
    Solution: custom avatars hosted on other image hosting websites (like imgur or ******* or whatever one prefers). Those take up zero space on the forums' server(s?).
    I don't think that's possible with vBulletin.

  11. #461
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    The Veldt.
    Posts
    5,934

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Empoleon Bonaparte View Post
    I don't think that's possible with vBulletin.
    You are correct.

    Custom avatar debate over

  12. #462
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Bournemouth, England
    Posts
    15,886

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Empoleon Bonaparte View Post
    I don't think that's possible with vBulletin.
    Indeed. In order to make it so there aren't broken images or hijacked images, vBulletin stores it in the server

  13. #463
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Llantrisant
    Posts
    6,859

    Default

    Please find 2011 edition here. There's punch and pie.

    2010 edition is finished now.

    Banner Count: 14

Page 19 of 19 FirstFirst ... 91516171819

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •