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View Poll Results: Shall The Cellar use avatars?
Yes, they are a necessary part of forums in the modern day 2 9.52%
Yes, but I'll be sad to see the "plain" look go away 3 14.29%
No, I just prefer a plain look and feel 4 19.05%
No, they make any forum look like ass 9 42.86%
I have no opinion either way 3 14.29%
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:52 PM   #16
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I want avatars. I want avatars now.
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:55 PM   #17
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A previous time this topic came up, I found the most jarring image I could as an example of my potential avatar. Alas, I hotlinked it, and it is gone. As I recall, it was some sort of animated rooster.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:24 PM   #18
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Score two for Happy Monkey, both size and animated avatars.

In another forum they have a mandatory avatar/info box on the left, and if your post is shorter than the new testament, there's a lot of white space to scroll through to get to the next post.

Blinking/animated avatars are especially annoying.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:47 PM   #19
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The gerbil powering my interwebs begs for mercy at the thought of having to fetch avatars from overseas.

Please, think of the gerbils.

Also, my avatar would be the word Zengum against a plain background.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:23 PM   #20
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I have visited forums where avatars are polite and petite, but unfortunately the majority tend towards ugly, large, and animated. And, because people have short attention spans, they get changed do often they become statements of personality rather than true identifiers. We have user titles for that.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:55 PM   #21
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I've always liked avatars, and I think I'm the only one. I think this question has come up twice in the past.
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:50 AM   #22
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No avatars for me please.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:09 AM   #23
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Wait, are there going to be naked blue native chicks?
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:39 AM   #24
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Jeez Zen, you and your Smurf porn.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:02 AM   #25
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I'm a visual person. Avatars on other sites help me to distinguish the speaker. If we had avatars here, maybe I'd finally be able to keep Glatt and Griff straight.

I would be against allowing gifs though. No animated avatars.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:57 AM   #26
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If they can be turned off, sure. If not, no.
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:05 PM   #27
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Lab!!!! *hugs* hope you well chika
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:15 PM   #28
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Don't our profile pictures count as avatars. I have been on other boards that have avatars and have found them to be cluttered and unattractive.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:22 PM   #29
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If we have avatars, I'll just go to the You RFN thread or User Profiles and pluck a picture of someone different out each week. I might even use a pic of Aliantha for a couple of weeks. It'll be interesting to see if anyone no longer posting here finds out about their picture being used and comes back!

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