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Old 05-09-08, 03:29 PM
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Avatars: New Owners, Old Question

Since we have new owners, I thought I'd ask if the official policy against avatars still stands. Other sites under the IB umbrella allow their users to have avatars.

Will wait patiently until the weekend is over for a response.
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Old 05-09-08, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by lotsofdvds
Will wait patiently until the weekend is over for a response.
What happens if Monday rolls around and still no answer?
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avatars make a site look trashy
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Old 05-09-08, 04:14 PM
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Trashy? So avatars are the equivalent of celebrities not wearing underwear?
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Old 05-09-08, 04:36 PM
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Close.

I just think they clutter up a site. There are tons of forums out there that are just covered with random images from avatars and images in sigs and all kinds of crap like that.
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I have my avatars turned off. I don't even want to see the mods' avatars. I had an avatar for a little while when I became a mod, but got rid of it.
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Old 05-09-08, 07:59 PM
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God no. I hate forums that allow that crap. I don't even like the ones that are allowed here.
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Old 05-09-08, 10:56 PM
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I can't say I miss having one, but I do have one I use on other forums if we are ever allowed one.
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Old 05-09-08, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by VinVega
I have my avatars turned off.
isn't that what's cool?... if you are unusual, and don't like avatars, you can turn them ALL off... and never know they are there...

yet most of the other people, who do like avatars, can see the avatars since they dig them...

they are, after all, on almost every forum on the internet for a reason...

they're kinda cool...
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Old 05-10-08, 09:02 AM
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I'm seriously not trying to threadcrap or be cruel, but avatars? Aren't those for kids? I don't see them except on the more immature aimed forums. I thought most people here were adults.
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Old 05-10-08, 12:34 PM
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Not keen myself - but since they can be switched off (and I have) it won't bother me.
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Old 05-10-08, 06:29 PM
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I don't necessarily miss them but I think it makes for more of a community, being able to put a "face" to the post. As it is now I just read the forum and don't notice who posts what.
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Originally Posted by kilcher
I don't necessarily miss them but I think it makes for more of a community, being able to put a "face" to the post. As it is now I just read the forum and don't notice who posts what.
I have no problem putting a "face" to the usernames of members here without seeing pictures. Heck, half the time I can just read a post and automatically know who posted it without even looking at the name...Sarcastic one liner? yup, I know who posted. Right-wing ranting in every non-political thread? yup, know who posted. Nonsensical post filled with smilies? Yup, I know. Thread title with a question mark? yup... I think I've been here too long.

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Old 05-10-08, 10:10 PM
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count me in the group against avatars
they do make a site look trashy, they clutter up the screen, and they are pointless

yes, you have the option to turn them off.. but i dont get the option to turn off the strain the add to the forum servers.. and if that effects my browsing, then its a bad thing!
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Old 05-11-08, 08:56 AM
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I have avatars turned off because I don't like them. But some people do. Some people also like to put lots of bumper stickers on their car.

If a post is a sarcastic one-liner, who is it? One of a couple dozen members. If it's really funny it still only reduces the count by half.
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Close.

I just think they clutter up a site.
Just like ads that take up half your fucking browser and shoot sound blarring out your speakers? This place fucking sucks.
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Old 05-12-08, 01:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse
isn't that what's cool?... if you are unusual, and don't like avatars, you can turn them ALL off... and never know they are there...

yet most of the other people, who do like avatars, can see the avatars since they dig them...

they are, after all, on almost every forum on the internet for a reason...

they're kinda cool...
Exactly. Allowing them COULD make everyone happy, if only some would make three extra clicks.

Hell, make it so that Avatars are, by default, off, and we actually have to go turn them ON. I'd be for that, if the clicking is too much of a pain for the opposers.
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Just like ads that take up half your fucking browser and shoot sound blaring out your speakers? This place fucking sucks.
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What happens if Monday rolls around and still no answer?
We riot.
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Originally Posted by twikoff
count me in the group against avatars
they do make a site look trashy, they clutter up the screen, and they are pointless
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I'm seriously not trying to threadcrap or be cruel, but avatars? Aren't those for kids? I don't see them except on the more immature aimed forums. I thought most people here were adults.
You have obviously not seen lotsofdvds classy avatar.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
not a forum.. if you dont put something there, you get that ugly 'no image' image

not even comparable

edit.. i see that they do show up in the forums over there.. and look cluttered and trashy

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Old 05-13-08, 09:45 AM
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So, uh... hello?
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Originally Posted by lotsofdvds
So, uh... hello?

It's only tuesday.
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Old 05-13-08, 05:01 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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