These are the two topics I want to bring up in this thread Avatars There are two things that I want to bring up on this topic A file size limit increase Enabling animated gifs With regards to the former, I think the minimum should be increased to 100 kb for normal users. I have tried to upload regular images before and found that I have to size them down just to use them as an avatar, and this very rarely happens with a 100 kb limit. I also suggest having a graduated system which ties into point two, which increases the file size limit based on a person's highest ranking user group to act as a user perk to encourage contribution a little more. Just as an example: Normal user: 100 kB Lemon: 1 MB Moderator/Administrator: 3 MB Note how I have included lemon in there. That kinda ties into my next topic, so I'll just leave it there for now. The values can be re-jigged and ironed out and talked about itt, but using that as a starting point is just why I've included it. As for enabling animated gifs, what currently happens is that you can upload an animated gif as your avatar but it will be locked to the first frame once you set it as your avatar. I know for a fact that XenForo can support animated gifs because Smogon supports them and it also uses XenForo, and I am personally a fan of animated gif avatars and enjoy making them only to be unable to use them on this site, which is a shame honestly. This is also why I have suggested the graduated system, as it gets easier to get gifs which are usable with larger file sizes and as such being able to use better gifs could act as an incentive to contribute to the community. Donor, Lemon and Moderator Perks The reason that I have brought this up is because currently the donor banner and the lemon badge feel very much novelty items that don't serve that much purpose. While I definitely feel that the lemon badge is definitely worth more than the donor banner is, I do feel that the current perk for donor isn't that great and I also feel that having no perks after working for lemon makes it feel really pointless in general. The added stuff for moderator is more because I felt like adding it on while I was writing up lemon, but it is very much an afterthought so please just reject it if you think its just me being greedy. Anyway, I have got suggestions for perks that become available to a user after obtaining the respective item: Donor: Profile banner Ability to change CT at will Lemon: All donor perks, plus: Increased avatar file size limit Custom post background? (This one I'm kinda sketchy on) Moderator: All lemon perks, plus: A lemon (if they don't have one already) Further increase to avatar file size limit Custom moderator banner Custom post background (if not included in lemon) There could be one more perk for Lemon to make it feel like a bit more of an upgrade from donor than just that, but IDK what other features there are that we could provide them with. ==================== Any thoughts/alternative suggestions? I particularly want input from other site staff, but if you have any input please go ahead and respond to the thread too.