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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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No,I don't really care what other people look like.

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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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Also agree, NO signatures.Robert J

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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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If you do that, then also drop the number of posts from profiles...Maybe drop usernames as well :)

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Get rid of " Big " signatures - limit them to the size of say - no more than 50x100. No Avatars unless the poster is young , female, and good looking( This will surely get deleted in this PC- politically correct - world).Seriously Large sigs are really a waste of space and , for those on dialup - probably makes the page slow loading- especially if you've selected " view all" in a long long thread with lots of posts.As a lot of( not all) Sigs are a bit self congratulatory perhaps we could have a " rogues gallery"page where users can post their user profile, fancy logo/signature, mugshots if they wish etc etc- then those who desparately need to see what " Mr X" looks like can go and view. Dave

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Can't help but agree with the signature issue.It's probably just me, but I hate seeing some signature declaring Person One as Deputy Chief Director Senior Pilot of XYZ Virtual or something similar.All I am interested in is what people have to say, if I want pictures I'll go to the screenshot forum.

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....NOT "do we ban signatures?" I personally LIKE seeing avatars, although I am clearly in the minority here. :-shy I've seen some clever ones. However if the rule is the avatar can only be a picture of oneself, then I'd have to vote NO. If other images, within the size restrictions, can be used, I would vote YES.Now about the signatures.......... maybe we need a NEW poll. :-roll-Lindy :-rotor :-wave

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well.. i dun think avatars are necessary..cos we already have signatures...just for ur info: The signature can be super big.. but it can also bve compressed below 5kb.. its just the quality..so it does not mean the bigger the size of the sign..the bigger the file size.

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