Forum avatars?

rconn

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May 14, 2008
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#1
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When I originally configured the forums I disabled avatars, because to me they seemed inappropriate for a support forum.

However, all of the new forum software packages seem to treat avatars as a fundamental part of the forum. (For things like displaying which threads you've posted to, and who started a thread.)

How do people feel about avatars? Did you always want one in this forum? Or would you always leave yours blank?
 
#2
On Sun, 04 Dec 2011 23:24:24 -0500, rconn <> wrote:

|(Email only users, ignore this message. I already know what you're going to say.)
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|When I originally configured the forums I disabled avatars, because to me they seemed inappropriate for a support forum.
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|However, all of the new forum software packages seem to treat avatars as a fundamental part of the forum. (For things like displaying which threads you've posted to, and who started a thread.)
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|How do people feel about avatars? Did you always want one in this forum? Or would you always leave yours blank?

I'll do without one.
 
May 31, 2008
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#4
I'll do without an avatar. Hopefully Rex will be able to hide avatars completely to pack more text on a single web page. Keep HTML signatures with hyperlinks; they are nice to occasionally add one's configuration info or links to important threads, etc.
 

samintz

Scott Mintz
May 20, 2008
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#5
If they're there I usually set them up. However, it's not high on my wish list. So, basically I don't care.

-Scott

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(Email only users, ignore this message. I already know what you're going to say.)

When I originally configured the forums I disabled avatars, because to me they seemed inappropriate for a support forum.

However, all of the new forum software packages seem to treat avatars as a fundamental part of the forum. (For things like displaying which threads you've posted to, and who started a thread.)

How do people feel about avatars? Did you always want one in this forum? Or would you always leave yours blank?
 
#13
(Email only users, ignore this message. I already know what you're going to say.)

When I originally configured the forums I disabled avatars, because to me they seemed inappropriate for a support forum.

However, all of the new forum software packages seem to treat avatars as a fundamental part of the forum. (For things like displaying which threads you've posted to, and who started a thread.)

How do people feel about avatars? Did you always want one in this forum? Or would you always leave yours blank?
I've seen many sites where avatars go beyond the ridiculous - and most of the time it's kids or teenagers with nothing better to do. Old farts like (most of) us tend to ignore this (for the record, I *did* make the effort of putting a picture as the avatar for the feedback site... a 16-year-old picture of myself!).

I'd rather keep it as an optional thing.

And just to be a d*ck, I'll remind everyone that X-Faces *were* supported a looooooong time ago in both e-mail and selected news clients.