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So Lex or whoever this can be your next big project vbulliten has this mod im talking about having your username as a image> Hope fully you will get what i mean you would of seen it at other vb sites.

Thanks
Too resource intensive for larger forums. Although I guess you could cache the images. I really don't understand the benefit from this. If anything it's a detriment. Every thread now has 10-50 additional images to load. Also search engines will have less to crawl. That's not a good thing.
(Aug 29, 2009, 01:36 AM)labrocca Wrote: [ -> ]Too resource intensive for larger forums. Although I guess you could cache the images. I really don't understand the benefit from this. If anything it's a detriment. Every thread now has 10-50 additional images to load. Also search engines will have less to crawl. That's not a good thing.

It's good if you have a popular forum with a load of resources because it will make it stand out! I'm sure when everybody sees VIP members walking around with cool username images they will be like "Well, I want to get this too!", and buy it.

If you've ever heard of http://fpsbanana.com (This is probably where the idea came from), the owner there, Tom, made something called 'uPics', and this is similar to that, so check it out for yourself if you want.
Ah I see what you're talking about now, does look cool but yeah could be a resource hog. I think a better approach would be allowing certain users to have an image as their custom user title, that would be more reasonable and could be used by those on a shared hosts as well.
We are currently using something similar to this on our forum at http://www.cristal-design.com however it is only staff who have the right to use them.
Meh...not a big deal imho. Sure it's unique but it's not unique when you copy it.