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tony.lee
Isidore
fleshmeatdoll
neocactar
Masakari
Iron_Fist
Kevlar
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Josephschembri
Adversus
skutchy
corne_mo
Stormbringer
keir
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Keep avatars enabled?
Yes
Keep avatars? Vote_lcap45%Keep avatars? Vote_rcap
 45% [ 29 ]
No
Keep avatars? Vote_lcap19%Keep avatars? Vote_rcap
 19% [ 12 ]
I don't care
Keep avatars? Vote_lcap36%Keep avatars? Vote_rcap
 36% [ 23 ]
Total Votes : 64
 

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dmaxx
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PostSubject: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeSat Mar 22, 2008 10:31 pm

Should avatars remain enabled? Or disable them?
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deejsasqui
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deejsasqui


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PostSubject: Re: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeSat Mar 22, 2008 11:06 pm

Alternatively, we could use avatars to list a lot of personal information in an easy-to-read way, like country/countries where you reside, languages you know, and maybe more.

But that means that people need to make them, which means taking time to make graphics, unless someone has a handy bit of code for that, or a function that would display this info under nicks.
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dmaxx
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PostSubject: Re: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeSat Mar 22, 2008 11:20 pm

deejsasqui wrote:
Alternatively, we could use avatars to list a lot of personal information in an easy-to-read way, like country/countries where you reside, languages you know, and maybe more.

But that means that people need to make them, which means taking time to make graphics, unless someone has a handy bit of code for that, or a function that would display this info under nicks.
It would be easier to enable specified labels in the forum settings. I can select up to three specified labels to be shown under the nickname (+ gender, but that's useless).
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keir

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Number of posts : 90
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PostSubject: Re: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeSun Mar 23, 2008 2:16 am

dmaxx wrote:
gender, but that's useless

speak for yourself! Razz
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deejsasqui
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PostSubject: Re: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeSun Mar 23, 2008 2:20 am

I'm guessing that you can choose the specific label names / categories? Maybe we could try that for a bit and see how it works?
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dmaxx
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PostSubject: Re: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeSun Mar 23, 2008 2:21 am

Sure, no problem. What one(s) do you want?

Languages could be useful.
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deejsasqui
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PostSubject: Re: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeSun Mar 23, 2008 5:24 am

Languages, locations, expertise maybe?
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Stormbringer

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PostSubject: Re: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeSun Mar 23, 2008 8:03 am

I think most of us are so used with the Discogs system without avatars that it isn't something we really need, but the idea to list important information in the avatar field rather than an image is cool.
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corne_mo
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PostSubject: Re: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeSun Mar 23, 2008 12:58 pm

dmaxx wrote:
+ gender, but that's useless
I thought this was a dating site. ;-)
I don't care for avaters though.
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skutchy

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PostSubject: Re: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeSun Mar 23, 2008 3:26 pm

Not bothered one way or another to be honest.
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PostSubject: Re: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeSun Mar 23, 2008 7:37 pm

corne_mo wrote:

I thought this was a dating site. ;-)
I thought that was the old Discogs chat forum =)
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Adversus

Adversus


Number of posts : 11
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PostSubject: Re: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeSun Mar 23, 2008 8:25 pm

I'm only here to meet girls.


seriously, I think avatars is a nice thing but absolutely not important.
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Josephschembri

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PostSubject: Re: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeSun Mar 23, 2008 9:45 pm

I say keep avatars but no signature.

Avatar helps you finding quicker the post of the member because you get used to the image.
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blach

blach


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PostSubject: Re: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeMon Mar 24, 2008 6:10 pm

Voted no - messes up the threads, making them hard to read. Any personal stuff to the profile page, please (do enjoy whenever Larks' Tongues in Aspic comes around though).
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Kevlar

Kevlar


Number of posts : 63
Age : 35
Registration date : 2008-03-18

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PostSubject: Re: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeMon Mar 24, 2008 6:34 pm

Adversus wrote:
I'm only here to meet girls.

Are there any girls here then Question
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Iron_Fist

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Number of posts : 201
Age : 34
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PostSubject: Re: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeMon Mar 24, 2008 7:16 pm

Kevlar wrote:
Adversus wrote:
I'm only here to meet girls.

Are there any girls here then Question
Elisel's the only one that I know of.
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PostSubject: Re: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeMon Mar 24, 2008 7:24 pm

OMG! A real girl! =)

This reminds me of an animated GIF I've seen, supposedly based on an actual post from a gaming forum, where the "hi! I'm a girl Wink" thread suddenly became the most popular, with no real content or other details about the girl.
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Masakari




Number of posts : 212
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PostSubject: Re: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeMon Mar 24, 2008 7:37 pm

Don't forget spacegirl3. And ShampooCell is a lady, too (Me thinks! please don't shout at me if I'm wrong - I've seen so many posts where others refer to ShampooCell with a male pronoun).

I suggest we throw over our plans of the new DB and start a dating site (273 male vs. 3 girls)!!
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Kevlar

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PostSubject: Re: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeMon Mar 24, 2008 8:28 pm

deejsasqui wrote:
OMG! A real girl! =)

This reminds me of an animated GIF I've seen, supposedly based on an actual post from a gaming forum, where the "hi! I'm a girl Wink" thread suddenly became the most popular, with no real content or other details about the girl.
Yee, I have that pic in my Funny Pics folder Very Happy
https://2img.net/h/oi27.tinypic.com/6tedj8.gif
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deejsasqui
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PostSubject: Re: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeMon Mar 24, 2008 8:38 pm

Yup, that's the one =)
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neocactar




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PostSubject: Re: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeTue Mar 25, 2008 7:57 am

Voted no, as avatars are generally just a distraction for me (although that's fine in the chat forum for example - maybe database stuff off, other forums on?). Same for signatures and stuff. I like the idea of using it to show info about the user tho.
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fleshmeatdoll

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PostSubject: Re: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeTue Mar 25, 2008 10:49 am

i hope you are aware that avatars can be switched off by preference...
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Isidore




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PostSubject: Re: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeTue Mar 25, 2008 10:26 pm

Not important, you dont want to see my gruesome face all the time, do you? Smile
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tony.lee

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PostSubject: Re: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeTue Mar 25, 2008 11:40 pm

For me it's not important and I've given a no vote.I could have given a don't care but I'm just leaning slightly more to the no side. Surprised


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FLuViRuS

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PostSubject: Re: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeThu Mar 27, 2008 10:23 am

Masakari wrote:
And ShampooCell is a lady, too
Nope, male.
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PostSubject: Re: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeThu Mar 27, 2008 1:55 pm

FLuViRuS wrote:
Nope, male.
Embarassed
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neocactar




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PostSubject: Re: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeFri Mar 28, 2008 6:17 am

fleshmeatdoll wrote:
i hope you are aware that avatars can be switched off by preference...
I thought that's what this poll was about?

Or do you mean on a individual user basis, and if so, where? I can't find it under the Profile prefrences.
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Da_BaszMo




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PostSubject: Re: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeFri Mar 28, 2008 10:34 am

Voted yes. I think it makes the site more user-friendly, but I think it has nothing to do with functionality.
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tony.lee

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PostSubject: Re: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeWed Apr 02, 2008 11:56 am

Can I change my vote?
After finding this rather cool (uncool) avatar I quite like the idea now.

Seriously, I which I had voted yes as I now beleive they are a very nice way to identify other members.
Also when trying to view my own posts for a second time these really speed up the process.
They add color and fun to the forums too and no matter how serious things may get they lighten the mood somewhat.

So please let me change my vote, please, please.
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deejsasqui
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deejsasqui


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PostSubject: Re: Keep avatars?   Keep avatars? Icon_minitimeWed Apr 02, 2008 6:39 pm

I think they're staying - 23 vs 9.

A few days ago I realized that the little Keep avatars? Icon_minipost icon next to each post subject line is Keep avatars? Icon_minipost_new green when you haven't read the post.

Yeah, I'm a swift one =)
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