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Old 01-23-2004, 11:59 PM   #1
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member photos?


forgive me if this has been asked or suggested before... but i recently came accross a forum ( http://www.film-tech.com ) and was interested at how they have litle pictures of themselves next to their names in the forums, perhaps this could be an option for members to put a picture of themselves (sorta like a signiture, except a small, perhaps 32x32, or 64x64 pixe photo under their names). This shouldn't take up more space than alot of icons just a thought.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 04:09 AM   #2
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You are forgiven This has indeed been asked numerous times, and been answered repeatedly with a resounding 'nope, never'.

Cool
 
Old 01-24-2004, 05:14 AM   #3
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they will have to prise the gun from my cold dead hands when i meet the guy who invented avatars!
 
Old 01-24-2004, 10:58 AM   #4
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Argghhhh.... I'm with acid_kewpie. Avatars are fugly and will never happen on this site. They make the site look so unprofessional.

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Old 01-24-2004, 03:21 PM   #5
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i'm not sure i know what you meen by avatars, but i don't see how a headshot in the name column of the post would look 'unprofessional', but then again it isn't my website
 
Old 01-24-2004, 03:24 PM   #6
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how do you discriminate between "headshot" and "stupid annoying flashing gif animation"?
 
Old 01-24-2004, 04:03 PM   #7
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Bad idea. Personally, I don't see why we need pics. If I want to let someone know what I look like, I send em a pic. If not......I don't

Yay!
 
Old 01-24-2004, 04:58 PM   #8
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The probable reasons there wont be avatars/member photos on this site is that:

1.possibly disruptive
2.Easily abused
3. Two words: Bandwidth hog

Primarily bandwidth hog and abuse. On a small site, avatar bandwidth usage is not a problem, but on this huge site, it would be. And as for abuse, a user at my old message boards abused the feature by putting a well-known offensive pic (real name of the site not used: "goatman") in his avvy. Needless to say, he was banned as soon as I saw it. But a multitude of users doing it would be very bad.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 05:04 PM   #9
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I would remind people that this subject has been done a numebr of times, and there will never be avatars here.... no point asking.
 
Old 01-25-2004, 11:52 PM   #10
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One solution is to host the pic on your site and put a link to it in your sig. Like I do with my screen shot.

-Joey
 
Old 01-26-2004, 07:57 PM   #11
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Hm... I have a nice piccy of me in a Hannible Lecter style mask. Would that do?

Seriously, though. This (type of) question has been asked so many times that it isn't funny. Do a quick search for AVATAR and see what you come up with. I appreciate that the name avatar doesn't really reflect the idea of having a mini photo, but how would you stop someone putting up something really annoying? It is easier to just not use them at all. And besides, it would clutter the pages no end. Let's just stick with the format as it is.
 
  


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