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#1 hahnarama

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 11:13 AM

Guys,

PLEASE give us the option to upload/link to our own avatrs. IMO its weak that within a few weeks eveyone will look like a clone.


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#2 Doc Savage

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 12:09 PM

I agree... Hopefully this is an oversight and not a downgrade...


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#3 Antigoth

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 12:21 PM

There's over a hundred avatars already available, and they're going to be uploading more.

Better than some other company websites that don't let you have any avatar at all.



#4 Malechi

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 12:36 PM

 I do not like the fact that we get a small selection of Avatars. Does anyone designing this website ever use forums with Avatars? They are there to allow quick visual reference as to who is in the thread's conversation. Having the same Avatar for multiple members throws that out the window and just gets plain creepy.

 

Or, should I just add this to every post ...



#5 ColtsFan76

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 12:56 PM

I have a custom avatar that I use at everye other site.  i would like to see them here as well.



#6 reapersaurus

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 02:46 PM

ColtsFan76 said:

I have a custom avatar that I use at everye other site.  i would like to see them here as well.

Seconded!
(Or is it 3rd or 4th'd?)



#7 jadrax

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 02:47 PM

I belive they have already said they will look at adding Custom Avatars soon.



#8 littlewars

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 02:55 PM

Adding?

They make it seem like it's not a commonplace concept.



#9 aslum

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 07:01 PM

As long as we don't have to deal with images in the signature file I'll be fairly happy. Hell, add a stetson to my current avatar and you've practically got my previous one.



#10 Talos

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 03:56 PM

Apologies in advance for a little thread hijacking, but with you guys all posting in here, I thought I had logged into hereoscapers.com.

Back on topic, I agree about the Avatars. A nice range here for thos who don't have their customs, but the opportunity to use our own would be much appreciated.



#11 Joram

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 06:59 PM

Another vote for Avatars.



#12 jogo

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 11:57 PM

I like the actual system. So the website has one style. With everyone uploading his own things, there would be chaos.



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Posted 23 November 2008 - 01:55 AM

Another Vote for Avatars on our own, the jester is cool but already taken by too many other people!

 

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#14 jogo

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 03:46 AM

It looks like copy&paste, but good.



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Posted 23 November 2008 - 09:39 AM

jogo said:

I like the actual system. So the website has one style. With everyone uploading his own things, there would be chaos.

I hardly think that is true.  It would just mean that they have a few megabytes of small files that people have uploaded, while the forum members will get their own little representation.  I, like others, use the same name and the same avatar on all the forums that I frequent.  It allows people to read, or ignore, what I write with little effort other than a quick glance.  Admittedly, the name also helps, but there we go.   With everyone having the same picture...?  

No, I don't think that introducing custom avatars would add any chaos whatsoever.  Distinctiveness for posters, maybe, but not chaos.

Thus I too have another vote for custom avatars, and hope that jadrax is correct that they will be adding these sometime in the near future.

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#16 hahnarama

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 11:36 AM

Malechi said:

 I do not like the fact that we get a small selection of Avatars. Does anyone designing this website ever use forums with Avatars? They are there to allow quick visual reference as to who is in the thread's conversation. Having the same Avatar for multiple members throws that out the window and just gets plain creepy.

 

Or, should I just add this to every post ...

 

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#17 hahnarama

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 11:37 AM

jogo said:

I like the actual system. So the website has one style. With everyone uploading his own things, there would be chaos.

 

This is a joke right?



#18 Joram

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 12:52 PM

jogo said:

I like the actual system. So the website has one style. With everyone uploading his own things, there would be chaos.

But you have people all using the same Avatars. Avatars are there to identify people. If multiple people have the same one, then there is chaos. There is a thread in the StarCraft forum where the first four posts all have the same Avatar. People would have to read all the names to make sure they are following the conversation correctly.



#19 Luftwaffe Flak

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 01:07 PM

I dont think it would be a bad idea, but they just got this site up so give them a chance to flesh out the default ones first then move on to getting extra space for us to upload custom ones.



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Posted 23 November 2008 - 01:29 PM

Kage2020 said:

jogo said:

 

I like the actual system. So the website has one style. With everyone uploading his own things, there would be chaos.

 

 

I hardly think that is true.  It would just mean that they have a few megabytes of small files that people have uploaded, while the forum members will get their own little representation.  I, like others, use the same name and the same avatar on all the forums that I frequent.  It allows people to read, or ignore, what I write with little effort other than a quick glance.  Admittedly, the name also helps, but there we go.   With everyone having the same picture...?  

No, I don't think that introducing custom avatars would add any chaos whatsoever.  Distinctiveness for posters, maybe, but not chaos.

Thus I too have another vote for custom avatars, and hope that jadrax is correct that they will be adding these sometime in the near future.

Kage

 

Actually, avatars needn't take up any server space beyond the adress to an off site image hosting such as photobucket.

That's the way I always do it anyway, if possible. I have an off site script that cykles avatars on every load between about 8-9 avatars with very similar style.






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