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Avatar support?

Unnsse Khan
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Joined: Nov 12, 2001
Posts: 511
Would a future version of the Big Moose Saloon support avatars?
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
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Never. Never. Never. Ever. Ever. Ever.



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Unnsse Khan
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Joined: Nov 12, 2001
Posts: 511
May I ask why not?
Gregg Bolinger
GenRocket Founder
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Joined: Jul 11, 2001
Posts: 15302

A. Very unprofessional. Ok, I know we have the Moose.
B. The site would slow down quite a bit loading an image for every user that had an avatar. We already disabled images in signatures
C. Something else for us volinteers to moderate (wouldn't want crude images)

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Unnsse Khan
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Joined: Nov 12, 2001
Posts: 511
Those were some great points (especially, the crude images; some people would post rude material)...

Sorry for the suggestion... I didn't perceive it to be that "unprofessional".
David O'Meara

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

Don't be sorry, Avatars aren't wrong or evil, we just don't feel they fit into the friendly community feel we try to keep here at the Ranch. Suggestions are always welcome though!

(I'm also in the "Please no, no!" demographic)
Stephan van Hulst

Joined: Sep 20, 2010
Posts: 4615

There's a forum I've been part of for a long time, and in the beginning they used to have a pool of small avatars everyone could use. I always really enjoyed that.

I am very pleased with the professional and friendly feel of JavaRanch, but somehow I always miss that little bit of customization. I can see both sides of the discussion though.

The avatars were a polite 50x50 pixels. I always thought sprites would be amazing.

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Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
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We have bumper stickers now. You can use that for customization.

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Hussein Baghdadi
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Joined: Nov 08, 2003
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Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:Never. Never. Never. Ever. Ever. Ever.



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