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Avatars v Signatures - help decide...

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Would you like avatars to be reintroduced?

  • Yes - I want avatars back

    Votes: 110 59.5%
  • No - I am happy with the existing arrangement

    Votes: 52 28.1%
  • Not bothered

    Votes: 13 7.0%
  • What's an avatar?

    Votes: 10 5.4%

  • Total voters
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To all members,
We are considering reactivating the avatar option now that we have improved our servers. We feel that you should have a say in whether we reintroduce avatars to the iPodlounge Forums. So here is your choice.

If avatars are allowed they will be restricted to a size of 75 x 75 pixels and no larger than 8k. If you can animate an avatar within these limits they will be allowed.

Unfortunately if avatars come back then the signature graphics and text will need to be restricted.
We cannot have both graphics and text as some currently have, so you can have either a 300x50x5kb graphic sig OR a 200 character system profile/member profile/profound quote, but not both. Graphic sigs will still have to be hosted on your own site or free host.

This could of course open up a whole new industry of Free Avatar Design from the existing Free Siggers!!!

Vote in the poll and leave your thoughts or suggestions on this idea.
 
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Seems like a fair deal if you bring back avatars, at least everybody could then choose whichever they prefer.
 

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so we could still have the same sig, just no accompanying text...?
 

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Signatures:
Anyone can do an avatar, to have a signature only makes more sense, because you dont have people signing up, having you host the Avatar, then losing bandwith w/o having an active member.

Also:
75x75 pixels under 8k is not nearly enough to represent a person.

There would be so many of those GIF iPod's as avatars everyone would be thrown into epileptic fits eveytime they viewed a page.

If we are going to do Avatars it should be only after 500 posts.
You need to EARN it. Like other forums.

I also move to have ONE line of text under your sig, and can not go beyond 300 pixels.
 
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enjoilax said:
Signatures:
Anyone can do an avatar, to have a signature only makes more sense, because you dont have people signing up, having you host the Avatar, then losing bandwith w/o having an active member.

Also:
75x75 pixels under 8k is not nearly enough to represent a person.

There would be so many of those GIF iPod's as avatars everyone would be thrown into epileptic fits eveytime they viewed a page.

If we are going to do Avatars it should be only after 500 posts.
You need to EARN it. Like other forums.

I also move to have ONE line of text under your sig, and can not go beyond 300 pixels.
Well if someone wanted to put a picture of themselves as part of their profile it would look much better as an avatar at 75x75 than at 300x50 I think.

The idea of having only members with 500 posts is a good idea, but could entice many people to spam and post wh0r. Perhaps it could be 500 posts and at least having registered 2 months ago?

-Dan
 

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i dont like the idea of this site becoming a 'number-of-posts' competition...which i feel it will be if we 'reward' lots of posts with avatars.
 

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Reward/ Count systems are a bit iffy IMHO, someone could be a member of a forum for a couple of years and not reach 500 posts although their contributions might be valuable/ interesting.

On the other hand you could have someone reaching 500 posts in a few months by spouting cr*p at every chance.

Doesn't make sense really
 

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aquatika said:
Reward/ Count systems are a bit iffy IMHO, someone could be a member of a forum for a couple of years and not reach 500 posts although their contributions might be valuable/ interesting.

On the other hand you could have someone reaching 500 posts in a few months by spouting cr*p at every chance.

Doesn't make sense really
Good point. Perhaps it should be all members? Or just have a timeframe such as 3 months and than you get rewarded with an avatar.

-Dan
 

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Well now wait a moment. Could we still have the plain Text sigs as well...?
 

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All I want, and have wanted for a LONG time, is to move the rednek Avatar BACK to the Avatar spot and just have the rest of my sig as my sig. That is how it was in here originally, and how most other forums are.....
 

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I guess I would support iPodlounge on any decision for whatever kind of signature/avatar you (iPodlounge) likes. I'm all for saving you guys bandwidth, afterall more bandwidth = more expence for iPodlounge.

So, if avatars save you money, I'm for it. I did vote stay the same, but I can always tell my wife "I had to buy Photoshop, iPodlounge made me do it.........."
 

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Look at the little picture in my sig. That originally went below my user name and above the "stoopid American Rednek" part. That is called an Avatar. They are usually between 50 x 50 pixels to 100 x 100 pixels on most boards. I just moved mine down when they turned the Avatars off a few years back. If they turn them back on, it will go back up by my user name...
 
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