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Old 11-22-01, 11:36 PM
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Avatars

What are the chances of getting avatars?

Suggestion: maybe make them available to registered users once they reach a certain status?
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Old 11-23-01, 01:31 AM
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I voted no

It's a cool idea but there are a lot of modem users, and the avatars would just suck up bandwidth and make the load time unnecessarily slow.
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Old 11-23-01, 02:30 AM
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Wasn't Geoff having problems with Bandwith, wouldn't this hurt it more.
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Old 11-23-01, 02:38 AM
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Way too easy to get really annoying avatars, imo.
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Old 11-23-01, 02:41 AM
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I'm on a 56k and don't really notice a difference in page loading time on boards that use avatars. I have a feeling it will never happen here because it would greatly increase the amount of bandwidth on a site like this.

Here's an idea... offer it as a perk, people donate a certain amount per year, maybe $20 and get an avatar.
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Old 11-23-01, 12:23 PM
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Originally posted by kilcher
Here's an idea... offer it as a perk, people donate a certain amount per year, maybe $20 and get an avatar.
That's an interesting idea, actually.

I voted no. Too much bandwidth.
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Old 11-23-01, 01:15 PM
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Voted 'No'...
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Old 11-23-01, 04:38 PM
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Also voted against. I'd even get rid of them fool smilies.
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Old 11-24-01, 02:44 AM
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Re: Avatars

Originally posted by popcorn
Suggestion: maybe make them available to registered users once they reach a certain status?
That's a sure way to encourage padding.

They're a pointless waste of Geoff's bandwidth, so I voted "No."
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Old 11-24-01, 03:32 AM
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I should have clarified, even though it sounded like I'm for it in my post above, I don't like avatars and would rather not see them here (and I don't think we will anyway).

I do let people use them on my board but only if they use a picture of themselves. I have no desire to scroll through a bunch of cartoon characters, animated images, etc.
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Old 11-24-01, 03:46 AM
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Originally posted by kilcher

I do let people use them on my board but only if they use a picture of themselves. I have no desire to scroll through a bunch of cartoon characters, animated images, etc.
cartoons and animations are horrible by nature. If that became a constant part of dvdtalk, i wouldn't be. I know Geoff, like you, would probably never allow that to happen though. Thankfully!
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