What's up with no forum avatars

Discussion in 'Site Feedback and News' started by cthulhufan, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. cthulhufan

    cthulhufan Well-Known Member

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    Probably explained somewhere in plain sight, how come I can't set an avatar?

    Cheap bastards. ;)

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  2. cloudpuff

    cloudpuff Well-Known Member

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    I'm almost certain that avatars are for developers, mods and admin.
     
  3. cthulhufan

    cthulhufan Well-Known Member

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    Probably. So, maybe, I'll code a tic-tac-toe game in order to get a forum avatar. *grin*
     
  4. Echoseven

    Echoseven Moderator
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    Señor Puff has it right.

    And you'd still need to get your application approved. ;)
     
  5. coolpepper43

    coolpepper43 👮 Spam Police 🚓

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    I know we probably shouldn't get avatars just from being members but how about a new title if you have posted over 5000 posts? I have not made it yet but I think once you past the 5000 mark you have so much more experience and knowledge than us mortal senior members.
     
  6. Echoseven

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    Off the top of my head, there is only a handful of people with 5,000+ posts.
    (I'll be one of them 12 posts from now :p)


    Incentivizing post counts is a terrible idea though - it encourages posting for the sake of making a post, instead of contributing. On a smaller scale, you can see it happening now that active links require 20 posts. Occasionally we catch out members with 20 one-word or one-sentence posts just to raise the numbers. Imagine that on a several-thousand scale.

    Then there's the problem of visibility - those qualifying for an avatar can choose to opt into using one. It gives instant recognition to posts made by that person. That's not always a good thing - and we still have moderators choosing to not use an avatar at all.

    And add to that the amount of work moderating forum avatars as well as posts... Damn.
     
  7. coolpepper43

    coolpepper43 👮 Spam Police 🚓

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    Ya I guess I see what you mean but it would be quite a challenge to make 5000 bs posts and not get banned. Lol.
     
  8. Echoseven

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    Simpler than you think.

    Some people are really good at getting away with it...
     
  9. arn

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    We are going to open up avatars soon.
     
  10. Well that's super exciting. I've been waiting yearssss :p
     
  11. Echoseven

    Echoseven Moderator
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    Oh boy.
     
  12. Anonomation

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    It's been asked for too many times I guess. This is like the 3rd thread I've seen started for this alone within the last few months.

    I need to change mine soon then. Hopefully this leads an update for the whole app with some II improvements and a new look. So 2012.
     
  13. SwipeNova

    SwipeNova Well-Known Member

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    thats cool :)
     
  14. JBRUU

    JBRUU Well-Known Member

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    I be good
     
  15. arn

    arn Administrator
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    avatars are live. Animated avatars shouldn't be allowed, and in theory the system should strip the animation.

    be good.

    arn
     
  16. cthulhufan

    cthulhufan Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely outstanding! :cool:
     
  17. drelbs

    drelbs Well-Known Member

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    I'll do my best! :D
     
  18. KiddToKmart

    KiddToKmart Well-Known Member

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    Where Do I change my avatar from?
    EDIT: Got it - thanks
     
  19. SpungeGames

    SpungeGames Well-Known Member

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    So happy there are Avatars now :)
     
  20. 7lilwhitewolf7

    7lilwhitewolf7 Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah
    Thank you TA!
     

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