[JDEV] Avatar images are per-resource

Julian Missig julian at jabber.org
Wed Sep 5 16:29:06 CDT 2001

Jens Alfke wrote:

> How much server space do we really waste? Remember that we have agreed 
> on an 8k limit for the pictures (and in my experience the JPEGs will be 
> about 2k). It takes a lot of those to eat up any meaningful amount of 
> storage.
> I would be sad if we had to make avatars per-account. That prevents you 
> from doing many creative things like
> - showing a picture appropriate for the location (i.e. wearing a suit 
> for at work, a Hawaiian shirt for at home)
> - showing a different picture per state (or just for whatever reason, 
> like happy or sad faces)
> - periodically updating your picture from a live webcam
> —Jens

It doesn't prevent you from periodically updating your picture...

Fine, if the server people are ok with wasting 8k times however many 
non-normal resources each user logs in as, we'll go with that.

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