Avatar image file sizes are currently limited to 25 kilobytes. … Would bumping that up to 256 kb be acceptable?
Please bear in mind, that several people pay their ISP bills per consumed data volume.
I haven't forgotten that, but most people have vastly improved Internet capacity since the early 2000s.
In the year 2000 I had a (seen from tody) very slow connection with unlimited traffic. Now, 18 years later, I have a much faster connection with a traffic limit. Enlarging avatars is IMHO nothing else than a waste of traffic. Not only for me, not only for further forum users, having contracts with a traffic limit but maybe also for the server operator because of possible traffic costs.
Redirect Left wrote:
The majority of metered connections will probably be phone connections / data. There are simple ways of limiting the bandwidth used by sites, such as using the Chrome browser and data saver enabled.
Here in Germany many rural areas one can have fast internet connections only by mobile phone conentions, even for the stationary devices and only with traffic limits. So it's not only a task for the mobile browser on the phone to handle this.
And in generally it's IMHO valid to ask, if someones wish should affect someone else by leading to problems at her/his side.[/edit]