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Old 05-14-08, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by abrg923
We would probably have avatars, but that might take a tiny little bit of caring/effort on the part of the shitty ass company who bought this site, and of course that's not going to happen.
We didn't have avatars before, so I guess Geoff didn't care either.

You sure do have it out for Internet Brands when they have yet to really do anything different from Geoff running the site.
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Old 05-14-08, 03:49 PM
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Yeah. Nothing is different at all on DVDTalk. Uh huh. Keep telling yourself that.
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Old 05-14-08, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Mopower
I'm not really trying to argue. But what is silly is saying that avatars clutter up a site but having a encyclopedia like amount of rainbow colored links and small print under your (and others) names doesn't.

Avatars let users express themselves to others just like your links do. No difference.
They are different colored to make them easier to see and click on them. They are information tools, quick links for people to click to the threads I maintain, and quick links for me personally to go to posts I update weekly or so. They have nothing to do with me expressing myself.

Other people's sigs may be creative or expressive, and thus similar to avatars, but not mine. Mine is boring and functional.
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Old 05-14-08, 04:21 PM
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Good news everybody! We've worked out an arrangement where all users can now have avatars. You'll be able to select from a wide variety of images from Frontier(s) the new film from Lions Gate Entertainment that isn't for the faint of heart. Enjoy!
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Old 05-14-08, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by nateman
My god look at all that clutter.
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Old 05-14-08, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by abrg923
Yeah. Nothing is different at all on DVDTalk. Uh huh. Keep telling yourself that.
So what's different? Did Geoff allow avatars? Did Geoff pull all the ad testing right away when people complained?

No offense, but it just seems like you've been really bitter from your posts here towards the mods and admins, and now the owners.
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Old 05-14-08, 04:59 PM
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Geoff would switch the annoying ads so you would only see it one time daily.
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Old 05-14-08, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Venusian
Same answer as before. Server load
[COUGH]Bullshit![/COUGH]

It's an answer, but not a real one. Come on, look at all the pictures ads and all that useless, utter crap I have to load to see a thread...

You're telling me teeny tiny pictures are too much for our new, sleek servers to handle? I find it incredibly hard, scratch that, impossible, to believe. I'm surprised people actually DO believe it...

I like how my speed can be slowed down for the latest review I don't want to read and all the links to someone's weekly movie blog, but heaven forbid it slow down for something that members want. Nice kick to the crotch.
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Old 05-14-08, 05:54 PM
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I for one like that there aren't avatars here and that signatures are pretty tame when compared to what can be found on the rest of the internet. Even if the reason given is a little "suspect".
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Old 05-15-08, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by DarkestPhoenix
[COUGH]Bullshit![/COUGH]

It's an answer, but not a real one. Come on, look at all the pictures ads and all that useless, utter crap I have to load to see a thread...

You're telling me teeny tiny pictures are too much for our new, sleek servers to handle? I find it incredibly hard, scratch that, impossible, to believe. I'm surprised people actually DO believe it...

I like how my speed can be slowed down for the latest review I don't want to read and all the links to someone's weekly movie blog, but heaven forbid it slow down for something that members want. Nice kick to the crotch.
Every forum I frequent allows avatars but this one.
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Old 05-15-08, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by covenant
Every forum I frequent allows avatars but this one.
It reminds me of the spin they feed you when you go to this bar called "The Tap" in Brooklyn, Iowa...they proudly state that they are the only bar in Iowa which doesn't have stools, like that's an attraction. It leads to a whole bunch of drunks standing around. The real reason they don't have them is because either they're too fucking cheap or they don't have room.

But, some people try to take a negative and turn it around as if it were a positive. Some people eat it up.
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Old 05-17-08, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Venusian
avatars make a site look trashy
So does endless ads for shitty looking films like "Frontiers".
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Old 05-17-08, 01:07 PM
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Don't we have some members who have avatars that are not mods, admin, or reviewers? Why is that?
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Old 05-17-08, 05:15 PM
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I hate avatars..
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Old 05-17-08, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
Don't we have some members who have avatars that are not mods, admin, or reviewers? Why is that?
There are none that I'm aware of...
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Old 05-17-08, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by nemein
There are none that I'm aware of...
[email protected] had an avatar. I could have sworn a few others that were Geoff and Houston D's porn cronies had avatars shortly before the xcritic split.
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Old 05-17-08, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by CaptainMarvel
[email protected] had an avatar. I could have sworn a few others that were Geoff and Houston D's porn cronies had avatars shortly before the xcritic split.


How does one become a pronie? Sounds like a club that I would be interested in joining.
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Old 05-17-08, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by CaptainMarvel
[email protected] had an avatar. I could have sworn a few others that were Geoff and Houston D's porn cronies had avatars shortly before the xcritic split.
I think official reps have avatars, I know Dave from DeepDiscount does.
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Old 05-17-08, 09:38 PM
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There are several former reviewers who still have them.
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Old 05-17-08, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Mopower
Are they any more silly than all the crap people have in their signatures that no one else cares about?
Man, I hate signatures, I find them more distracting then avatars. I like that I can turn them off though.
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Old 05-18-08, 04:59 AM
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[Not sure where this is leading but anyway]

Originally Posted by William Fuld
There are several former reviewers who still have them.
I believe that the review editors are working through a list of former/inactive reviewers in order to change their member/avatar status. Maybe some have slipped through the net. If you could list any that you've spotted....
Originally Posted by WallyOPD
I think official reps have avatars [....]
That is my understanding also.
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