Changing Avatar too fast?

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  • KriegerSangre

    Do you ever give up? You're like a relentless little soldier that no one actually cares about and keeps downvoting because no one cares about your puffed-up opinions. Two words for you, my friend: MOVE ON. You're the ONLY one still going, 3 month later, when everyone else has probably blocked you. :) I think you'd do with a healthy dose of reality. Maybe it'll make you stop trolling this forum with your sycophantic views. 'Cause, buddy, that's what you're doing: trolling. Hope you realize.

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  • N0X

    What total nonsense. You clearly have no self awareness. Your posts drip with condescension and you clearly think you're the smartest person in the room looking down on all the simple people, when the reality is far from it, showing that you fail to understand simple concepts.

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  • Big Mamma

    Big Mama likes this idea 

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  • lewd

    at least remove this option for nitro users....its so irritating. 

    sometimes i dont like the look of my icon when its really small in chat, since the preview is the bigger ver.

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  • Cexy

    “The 10 minute cooldown for changing avatars was brought in to stop people from abusing the avatar function using scripts to create a free 'animated' avatar.”

    Is this actually the reason why?

    Holy Hell, that’s dumb. Or at least, it sounds dumb, or at least, like an overreaction.

    I haven’t tried that - nor am I really knowledgeable on the subject - but, I mean...

    1) how many people even did that?
    2) how would a 10 minute cooldown prevent that? Hell, how would a cooldown of any given period of time prevent that?
    3) if they already did it, how would the cooldown fix that? The cooldown seems like an arbitrary non-fix to something that needs other means of repair.

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  • Dbait

    My personal solution to this issue is just if using the actual Discord app, just open Discord in your browser and the cooldown will be reset and the profile picture can be changed from there. Simple. As. That.

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  • tuna star

    this is probably the funniest thread ive had the blessing to read all night

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  • Minecrafter_11

    Brace for text wall:

    I made my PFP (Thats why its kinda garbage). I made the 'M', gave it a circle background (which was ~300px squared), and then exported it and uploaded it. I press the save button, go back to chat, and discover the part of the image discord uses for PFPs is NOT edge to edge. This meant I needed to guess and test to figure out how much I needed to pad the image by for it to be centered and cropped properly. Unsurprisingly, it took more then 2 trys. So yeah, some form of preview, lowering the cool-down to something more like 1 minute, or making some sort of custom cropper that allows you to choose what part of the image is used would be a really good idea. (if you look at my pfp as it shows here it still isnt quite right)

    Now some responses to some of the comments by Darkherald, just cause I am bored and have nothing better to do:

    Firstly, the comments on complexity and serverside strain: I have been programming for 7 years and know very well how quite a lot of things, especially servers work. As far as removing the cooldown goes, the only logical way of implementing it is taking the current timestamp, adding a period of time to it (in this case 10 minutes), then blocking any changes until that time passes. So all that would be needed to change the cooldown is to change how much time is added on. As for server strain, discord is probably getting multiple image uploads a second, 1 more image upload wouldnt be an issue.

    As for the comments about the customer not always being right, yeah you are correct, but that doesnt mean you disregard feedback. (Though that should be rephrased to something like The customers opinion matters)

    Now, I do respect that even though you have very strong feelings about this topic, you were still happy to help that guy who wanted to hide PFPs. You, like me and a couple other people I have ran into have very strong opinions, but are happy to help people who dont annoy them. Also some of your arguments are definitely valid, like the recent one about people changing their PFP to something NSFW, then changing it when or before they get called out. That certainly must be considered.

    So thats my 2 cents on the matter, if nothing else I found reading this thread entertaining, so thank you for that.

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  • Usaya

    Bless this thread for being 10+ minutes of pointless blather to read. It helped me get through two pointless avatar cooldowns in sequence! I am thrilled that anyone else suffering can easily find this thread and bond with the others about how this rule sucks. As a bonus, we also get to reaffirm that the people supporting the cooldown aren't making any impressive arguments. Nice! Can't wait for more updates in this thread for the next time I need to wait around. Keep em coming DarkHeraldMage.

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  • 

    How can DarkHerald lack this much awareness? He thinks he is some sort of business master or techgod but doesn't even understand that this function is literally standard in all social media websites. Doesn't understand pleasing the user and prioritizing them. Absolutely stubborn as hell, will go nowhere in life with such a closed mind. 

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  • 

    You literally can't stop arguing, lmfao. You've been on here arguing about a simple upload feature for MONTHS. How  stubborn can you be? No one agrees with your points not because we're stupid, but because your points are poorly thought out. Acting like you understand business better than everyone else is a result of your ego, nothing more. 

    If you can't understand that pleasing your users is the most fundamental concept of most successful businesses, then that's on you. Jeff Bezos fully focuses on the customer and prioritizes them, which is the basic principle Amazon was built on. You've also been projecting this entire time. You think you're superior to everyone and that you're unbothered, yet you've been here for 3+ months absolutely embarrassing yourself, which contradicts everything you say. 

    "I'm capable of cropping" lol okay, you're being condescending again. You think so highly of yourself because you can crop a photo? You realize we can all do that, but we don't, because it is INEFFICIENT. Discord can IMPROVE on themselves and their client by adding this, because it is clearly an annoyance to MANY users. It'd be a good change because this is a COMMON complaint. If you can't understand that then you're just too thick skulled to accept any idea that opposes yours.

    Realize you are wrong. You won't though, you're too stubborn. 

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  • 

    Oh wow, a passive aggressive smiley face. Typical of people like you, lol. 

    "I'm not arguing with anyone" LMAO, you literally are the least self aware person I have encountered. You are arguing about not arguing. Get a grip on yourself. 

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  • FriendXPrime

    How about allowing unlimited uploading of avatars into the previewer when preparing to change avatars then starting the cooldown on when the avatar is actually implemented.  Also the addition of a link like http://gifgifs.com/crop/ on the avatar page that could allow users quick access to a free gif cropping service wouldn't hurt.

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  • OptionalJoystick

    I think raising it to 3 attempts is probably fine. I keep forgetting about this and so this situation plays out:

    Hey guys, I'm trying to decide between two avatars.
    This one? Or this one?
    Yeah, the first one definitely looks better. Wait, now I can't switch!?

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  • Blackice

    DarkHeraldMage, I'm curious why you think a one minute penalty would be asking for too much? It would still ruin the scripts function and it wouldn't leave non-abusers with misdirected punishments. Thoughts?

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  • 

    More sarcasm and passive aggression. Are you incapable of discussing in a civil manner?

    Yet more lack of self awareness. You can't even realize that you were being passive aggressive, like you have been in this entire thread, yet you insinuate that OTHERS are the dumb ones. Literally in your opening line you said it was "my thing" to be rude and not read things, even though I read ALL of your replies. So NO, you were NOT being polite. And nah, I like this photo that's why I use it. 

    You will never drop this argument, it's why you're in here after 3 months. Imagine being you and spending all your free time arguing with random people online and never dropping the topic LOL.

    Bet $100 you'll respond to this with more passive aggression and with additional displays of no self awareness. 

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  • Flershnork

    You know I somewhat understand where you’re coming from with this DarkHerald but there are times where mistakes can be made that you urgently need to fix and sometimes not so much. When I did mess up framing my image I just waited it out and got an idea for how much blank area around should be present; this situation didn’t matter and shouldn’t be worried too much about. But, when I was setting my profile picture recently I almost set it to a picture of my face which I don’t want people seeing. So just remember situations can arise where that cooldown can be an actual worry.

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  • Flershnork

    Really I can see both sides of the argument; personally I would prefer a shorter cooldown but, whether it gets changed or not it would seldom affect me.

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  • PhantomFuryYT

    I’m having trouble uploading a profile picture to my discoed account. I’m on the mobile app and every time I go to change the picture, it doesn’t apply and there is no save button in the options menu

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  • FriendXPrime

    @Lady Quacks this is even a problem for coders and engineers since I am both.

    @DarkHeraldMage I agree with the need of the lock for server security and resource savings.

    Also I know how easy it would be to code a few text lines in of warning if nothing else.  So users are not surprised by the lock.

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  • DarkHeraldMage

    Thanks for your super courteous opinion, it was very helpful. lol

    As mentioned too many times in this thread to count, I'm not against an improvement to the upload process that helps people crop their pictures. Do I think it's necessary or a good use of dev time? Not personally. I'm capable of selecting a photo that works as a PFP without difficulty, or cropping one that needs to be resized. But would it help others? Sure.

    What I've stated since the beginning is that changing the process to allow for constant changes of your profile picture with a shorter or even nonexistent cooldown would be a bad change.

    So you can keep up the flame wars, and keep up the downvotes, they don't hurt my feelings. It amuses me how much you're getting riled up about something as goofy as how fast you're allowed to change your picture. More power to you, enjoy. :)

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  • DarkHeraldMage

    And again, if you wish to continue being negative then that's up to you to do so. I've had plenty of great conversations with people who want to actually discuss, and have ideas of how things currently are and how they could be changed effectively, and all without anyone being rude.

    Have fun. :)

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  • DarkHeraldMage

    Cexy, what that's saying is that by scripting the upload of a series of images back-to-back in a loop, they can create the appearance of a gif without paying for nitro to get that functionality. Which would indeed put a strain on the backend. Even if it's only a handful of people that did it, stopping those few from circumventing the paywall for that feature is worth the small delay.

    If Discord added a preview option it would help with the bulk of the legitimate complaints, for those incapable of simply cropping the image themselves before uploading. But the delay itself should stay as-is.

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  • DarkHeraldMage

    It's funny, you few insist on tossing out insults when none have been levied at you, and thinking your downvotes are going to hurt my feelings even when my posts have nothing derogatory in them. It's stuff like that which is why the voting system can never be taken seriously - people will meme downvotes because they don't like someone, not because the post is actually bad.

    I wish you the best, I have nothing against any of you; I simply disagree with what you're asking for.

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  • DarkHeraldMage

    Sure thing man. I'll get right on that. Thanks for your constructive and positive feedback. Were it not for your continued helpful responses, I'm not sure where I'd be.

    You complain that I reply and use smiley faces and am polite, yet you respond with "people like you" comments and insist on rudeness. Might want to check on that self aware thing you seem concerned with, you might be missing it.

    Have a great day man. I'd try and use your name in my well wishes, but you don't have one and for some strange reason are commenting on a thread specific to user profile photos but choose to have left your blank account with a default generic photo. Really seems like a throwaway account meant solely for trolling, but hey, who knows for sure?

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  • DarkHeraldMage

    Good stuff Minecrafter_11, all good points across the board. /thumbsup

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  • DarkHeraldMage

    Why not just post the two images in chat and then select the one most well liked? Seeing it in a circle isn't *that* different. lol

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  • truth-4-sale

    HIDE AVATARS
    I would just like the option to hide people's avatar's. They change them so frequently, that it's of no real value to me to see it anyway. I just read their User Name, and go with that. How about adding that as an option?? Most forums I frequent allow you hide a members Avatar and/or Signature. Being able to not see member's avatars would improve my Discord experience. The flashing motion avatars are particularly annoying.

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  • truth-4-sale

    Thanks DarkHeraldMage, I found the settings wheel and changed that with no issues!!

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  • DarkHeraldMage

    No I'm not paid by Discord, but here's a life lesson - sometimes people are going to disagree. They'll often offer up counterpoints to show why they disagree. It's called intelligent conversation and debate. lol

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