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Poll Results: Do you think you should be able to use avatars in forums?

 
  • 0% (21)
    Yes
  • 99% (5136)
    No
5157 Total Votes  
post #1 of 30
Thread Starter 
Is it possible for Forums to use avatars? This is vBulletin Powered so it should work.
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post #2 of 30
Click me.
It's just an object. It doesn't mean what you think.
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post #3 of 30
It would work, but we're not going to do it. We even did a trial run on moderator/admins and nobody was a fan.
post #4 of 30
Thread Starter 
Too bad I want an avatar, oh well.

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post #5 of 30
Quote:
Originally posted by KingJobs
Too bad I want an avatar, oh well.


sorry, you cant upload images from geocities, they suck
post #6 of 30
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Originally posted by MacUsers
sorry, you cant upload images from geocities, they suck

Then what should I use?
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post #7 of 30
well i would recomend .Mac but that costs money, i dont know of any better free service
post #8 of 30
i don't want avatars for everyone, but i DID like administrators and moderators having them. conveyed a sense of "don't f*ck with me" that is sometimes necessary and may be overlooked in a simple text title.
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You're made to feel as if your love's a crime.
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Gotta kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight.

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post #9 of 30
You rock, rok.

post #10 of 30
I voted yes, but If I Were Admin, I'd allow for avatars only 20x20 or smaller in size.
post #11 of 30
wow i guess no avatars, look at the votes it is 0.06% to 99.94% and there were 5113 votes, something looks fishy here to me
post #12 of 30
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Originally posted by MacUsers
wow i guess no avatars, look at the votes it is 0.06% to 99.94% and there were 5113 votes, something looks fishy here to me

A lot of Votes, is that a record?
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post #13 of 30
Considering there's only 118 total views to this thread, I'd say yes, that's a record.
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post #14 of 30
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Originally posted by 709
Considering there's only 118 total views to this thread, I'd say yes, that's a record.



hmmm... what is the little Mac OS X down arrow next to the thread that only a few threads at the top have? Is that a vbulletin pin?
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post #15 of 30
no it lets you see the new posts
post #16 of 30
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Originally posted by MacUsers
no it lets you see the new posts

oh I see
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post #17 of 30
I liked it when the Mods and Admins had them too. Especially since they were reasonably sized. I wouldn't want everybody to have them, I think the mods and admins have a good idea about what is a tasteful avatar, while a lot of people here would not.
post #18 of 30
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Originally posted by iBrowse
I think the mods and admins have a good idea about what is a tasteful avatar.

Judging by what they used as avatars before, I must beg to differ.
post #19 of 30
I don't mind avatars, but I think that they should be reserved for people that either have A) over 1000 posts, or B ) paid to support the site.

the second option would only be applicable if the site had a supporting member program.

but, at AI, I think avatars would be tacky. There is a sophistication about these forums, I think it's the color scheme(it sure as hell ain't the users that makes me not want avatars.
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post #20 of 30
You think *our* avatars were bad, der Kopf?

I take it you haven't seen many other sites with avatars and signature images enabled. Take a look at either of these:

http://homestarrunner.net/melonade/v...ic.php?t=10068
http://www.ocremix.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=21931

That doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of awful avatars there are out there. I usually don't frequent such forums; so, I just don't have any really good examples for you.
post #21 of 30
Actually, I don't think that the avatars we used before were that bad. They were reasonably sized, easy on the eyes, no offensive content.
post #22 of 30

Just like these thats an example of a good idea gone horrible wrong.
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post #23 of 30
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Originally posted by Brad
You think *our* avatars were bad, der Kopf?

I take it you haven't seen many other sites with avatars and signature images enabled. Take a look at either of these:

http://homestarrunner.net/melonade/v...ic.php?t=10068
http://www.ocremix.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=21931

That doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of awful avatars there are out there. I usually don't frequent such forums; so, I just don't have any really good examples for you.


uuugggh...I can't believe some Webforums even allow that. I think forums like that are either A) neglected, or B ) run by teenagers.

yeah, I thought the mods/admins temporary avatars were just fine, but still avatars generally look out of place here at AI, if more people had them maybe they wouldn't but overall, they aren't that important.

I would like to be able to change my user title though
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post #24 of 30
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Originally posted by Wrong Robust

I would like to be able to change my user title though

ditto. the 1000 posts threshold seemed fair for editing user title.

some days I'm more Curious Member than others.
some days I'm more Suburb Member than others.
though that might sound like an outsider to the AI community limits,
we know that as an Internet forum, there's no here or there there to demarcate.
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post #25 of 30
I want an avatar in the real world. Oh sheet, sleep dep again. My avatar will be a pair of golden boxers, they will float before me to herald my coming and float behind me to tell o my passing. And when my avatar speaks it shall a voice as sweet as moss on a stone.
"Beware the Jabberwock , my son! The jaws that bite, the claw that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun the the frumious Bandersnatch!"

from Jabberwocky, excerpt from Alice through the looking...
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"Beware the Jabberwock , my son! The jaws that bite, the claw that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun the the frumious Bandersnatch!"

from Jabberwocky, excerpt from Alice through the looking...
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post #26 of 30
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Originally posted by LiquidR
I want an avatar in the real world. Oh sheet, sleep dep again. My avatar will be a pair of golden boxers, they will float before me to herald my coming and float behind me to tell o my passing. And when my avatar speaks it shall a voice as sweet as moss on a stone.

Mine would probably be a little whiskey tumbler with wings...and a flame coming off the top of the glass..
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There are 3 types of people in the world.

Those who count.

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Those who can't.
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post #27 of 30
Quote:
Originally posted by Brad
You think *our* avatars were bad, der Kopf?

I take it you haven't seen many other sites with avatars and signature images enabled. Take a look at either of these:

http://homestarrunner.net/melonade/v...ic.php?t=10068
http://www.ocremix.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=21931

That doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of awful avatars there are out there. I usually don't frequent such forums; so, I just don't have any really good examples for you.

Those links are dying, apparently. Anyway, my displeasure with your avatars will also be induced by the fact that they were so horribly out of place as much as by their esthetic quality. I know of other boards where I don't mind the avatars at all, and I am not one to be easily offended, so that helps too.
post #28 of 30
TROGDOR!!!!!1!
post #29 of 30
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Originally posted by curiousuburb
ditto. the 1000 posts threshold seemed fair for editing user title.

some days I'm more Curious Member than others.
some days I'm more Suburb Member than others.
though that might sound like an outsider to the AI community limits,
we know that as an Internet forum, there's no here or there there to demarcate.

You 1000+ posters: contact me via PMs if you would like to change your title.


Or post a new thread titled Custom Title Request in this forum, and I'll take care of it.
post #30 of 30
I really think that avatars are a good idea...just like with iChat, instead of a name, you can have a picture to go by.
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