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Avatars

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:47 am
by John Upham
Carl,
Please implement avatars for this forum.

John :D

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:15 am
by Carl Hibbard
I don't like avatars so they are turned off - do you have a reason to need them?

Cheers
Carl

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:20 am
by John Upham
That doesn't seem very democratic for a forum : do the views of the users matter?

John

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:26 am
by Carl Hibbard
I have already had requests to turn off smilies let alone avatars, do you feel they enhance things in some way then?

Do you allow them on the forum you run?

I await a general consesus from users then...

Cheers
Carl

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:29 am
by John Upham
Why not turn off signatures, locations, URLs, email aliases? Do they enhance anything? Who knows...

John

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:43 am
by Carl Hibbard
I checked the excellent Atticus forum where they are turned on but hardly used and then I checked your own Andrew Martin Chess Acedmy forum where the option isn't even turned on and decided to also leave it off for now

Cheers
Carl

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:54 am
by John Upham
Avatars <em>are</em> enabled on the AMCA Forum and have been since we started it. Not all users have given them self one. Check my posts for example. The Avatar is

http://www.andrewmartinchessacademy.com ... 48b2ac.gif


Also check

http://www.borderleague.org.uk/ and select "Forum" from the menu.

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:05 pm
by Phil Makepeace
I think that avatars which relate to a member's standing in the chess world e.g. a club or county logo or badge, should be allowed. That way, they add to the profile information supplied.

I don't see any need for smileys on a board of this nature - to be honest, the only one that I can think will ever be appropriate in a post is the 'rolling eyes' one whenever Ilyumzhinov drastically shortens FIDE time-limits.

Signatures just get in the way.

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:47 pm
by Carl Hibbard
Ok I agree

:roll:

I have added some samples and also John's request into the available list, feel free to send me any images that you want to include

They need to be a maximum of 80x80 in size

Regards
Carl

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:02 am
by Greg Breed
Hi all,

If the only avatars are hats then you might as well turn them off. They are a bit cack aren't they?

If you stipulate an avatar size then you can allow whatever people want.

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:09 am
by Carl Hibbard
Greg Breed wrote:Hi all,

If the only avatars are hats then you might as well turn them off. They are a bit cack aren't they?

If you stipulate an avatar size then you can allow whatever people want.
Not the best no but all I had time to lookup yesterday to be honest

Let me know what you want added or provide a link to something more suitable

Image size is 80x80 pixels maximum as mentioned above

Or email me whatever you require

Cheers
Carl

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:48 am
by Carl Hibbard
Greg Breed wrote:If the only avatars are hats then you might as well turn them off. They are a bit cack aren't they?
I have uploaded a few more now, the fish aren't bad but I am bored with it now...

Point me in the direction of some more if you want!

Cheers
Carl

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:54 am
by Greg Breed
I-I-I say, that's a-that's a massive improvement. some of those Disney ones are so cute. I'll stick with Yosemite Sam for now. Yee-haw...

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:58 pm
by Mike Gunn
Here's a vote for the removal of smileys.

[vomiting smiley]

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:06 pm
by Carl Hibbard
Comments noted :roll: although this all seems hard work :(

Cheers
Carl