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Should we allow the use of AVATARS in the forum?

Should we allow the use of AVATARS in the forum?  

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    • Yes
      20
    • No
      54
    • Don't care
      10


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What are AVATARS? They are small images that appear next to your message, typically showing a photo of you. Were we to allow AVATARS, we would have some pretty strict rules on their use. These would include:1.) Images of the poster only2.) No images that could be construed as advertising3.) Images would only be hosted on YOUR website, not AVSIM's4.) Images would be no larger than 125 x 125 pixels in width5.) Images would be no larger than 5 kbytes in sizeWith those constraints, would you want us to allow AVATARS?

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Nononononono! They would really take away from viewing realestate on my 1024x768 monitor even if they are so small.Just as a clarification, what is rule #1 referring to?

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Personally, I prefer NOT. It seems a waste of bandwidth and peoples time. I would also vote to eliminate signatures. :-)

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Tom,To be honest, I see avatars at other forums that I visit, and I personally think that they are a waste of space.Chris Low.

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Chris, that's my opinion too, in addition to them being somewhat childish and smacking of self-ego stroking, but we wanted to give the community an opportunity to vote on the subject.

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> typically showing a photo of you.We can get that done and out of the way this Monday :+ (See Signature)

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"...in addition to them being somewhat childish and smacking of self-ego stroking..."You've also just described signatures. Personally, it wouldn't break my heart to see the sigs dropped, as well as not implementing avatars.Tim13

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I actually wouldn't mind seeing signatures severely limited, meaning no images, and say only a certain number of characters/lines. Sigs are nice because they autopost my name (PMDG forum), but I really don't need this nice image in my sig :)

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I don't see see whats so bad about signatures. As long as they are used properly. They don't do any harm, do they?

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"stay on topic .... Stay on Topic!"- subtle Star Wars reference

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