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Avatars in the next version of IPB

Poll: Avatars in the next version of IPB

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The next version of IPB ditches avatars in favor of thumbnails of users profile pictures. What are your thoughts?

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#16 User is offline   taerKitty 

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:32 PM

I'm all for "whatever makes the M/A team's lives easier". I like avatars in that it makes it easier to see who is saying what, though I do have to be careful two or more people aren't using the same avatar from the same pool.
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#17 User is offline   Daniel Beaver 

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:38 AM

View PosttaerKitty, on 14 February 2012 - 10:32 PM, said:

I like avatars in that it makes it easier to see who is saying what, though I do have to be careful two or more people aren't using the same avatar from the same pool.

That's my main gripe with the current system. There are far too many people using duplicate avatars, and so they aren't a reliable identifier (which is the whole point of having avatars).

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:04 AM

View PostDaniel Beaver, on 15 February 2012 - 08:38 AM, said:

That's my main gripe with the current system. There are far too many people using duplicate avatars, and so they aren't a reliable identifier (which is the whole point of having avatars).


There are at least one hundred avatars in the current catalogue that are unused. You're not complaining about the current system, you're complaining about lazy members.
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#19 User is offline   taerKitty 

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:05 PM

View PostIce Nine, on 15 February 2012 - 10:04 AM, said:

There are at least one hundred avatars in the current catalogue that are unused. You're not complaining about the current system, you're complaining about lazy members.
Not necessarily lazy - they could all be fans of the same source material. Or, they could be new and not realize once was used already. I made that mistake a while ago, using a cat avatar someone else already was using.

Still, the end result is the same - someone gets misattributed for someone else's words.
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:01 PM

I think we should be able to upload our own, or just turn em off. Make people read names for once. I have had too many experiences of seeing my avatar on someone else's post and having to change it, and just disabled mine.
Thanks for listening to the nonsensical ravings of a lunatic madman.

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