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Postby EvilGrins » Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:29 pm

There's people on this forum that don't have an avatar for their account, and that's their choice... but it bothers me. I don't know why, it just does.

So, in my more active livejournal days I ran a community called Weirdfolks. Going back several years, and maybe a million userpics/icons, I used to do "Icon Dumps" there.

Some of which involved not entirely work safe content, but mostly harlmess fun stuff... and more than a tad insane.

This kinda stuff:
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Here's the 1st most recent page · http://tinyurl.com/358bzqc · if anyone wants to maybe pick something for here.

Give each page time to load, there's easily over 100 icons per.
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Re: Userpics · Icons · Avatars

Postby papercoffee » Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:06 pm

Some people prefer NOT to use an avatar ...and some disable them entirely in there User Control Panel.
As long as the Names are visible. :noidea I don't care.
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Re: Userpics · Icons · Avatars

Postby Dr.Flay » Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:47 pm

Some people are .... mysterious !
and others have no imagination.
I keep a similar collection for my own use, but these days I tend to make my own so they are unique.

yours do tend to reflect you quite well, as your choices are honest :D
I like to think mine are true to my nature
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Re: Userpics · Icons · Avatars

Postby papercoffee » Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:33 am

Dr.Flay wrote:but these days I tend to make my own so they are unique.

:tu: ...I have only three other avatar pictures and many variants of the good old lunatic coffee addict.

This is the avatar I use at Smack Jeeves...
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Re: Userpics · Icons · Avatars

Postby JackGriffin » Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:07 am

I think they clutter things up too much. I've mentioned a couple of times to the phpBB devs that they should institute code that displays the first post in a thread by someone so it contains their avatar, sig, etc but all subsequent posts in that thread that they add will skip displaying them. Too many times forums look like MySPace and it's work to scroll four screens to find the nuggets of posting you are looking for. Generally I just never go back when I run into those. I have minimalist tendencies though so grade me on a curve.
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Re: Userpics · Icons · Avatars

Postby Shade » Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:31 am

Got mine since beginning. Selfmade, simple, unspectacular. Won't change it to the end. :roll:
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Re: Userpics · Icons · Avatars

Postby papercoffee » Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:42 am

For me is an avatar like a face of this particular person ...I recognize them faster.
And it throws me off when ever the avatar is changed.

@ Jack
That's the reason why we don't want to have toooo flashy (and big) signatures and avatars.
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Re: Userpics · Icons · Avatars

Postby JackGriffin » Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:38 am

Yeah, and it's greatly appreciated that you limit them. Yours for instance is about as big as should be allowed.
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Re: Userpics · Icons · Avatars

Postby Dr.Flay » Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:44 am

I notice some of the new style sites aimed at use on mobile devices and tablets allow huge avatars and sigs.
Crazy way to make sites if you ask me.
Give people a smaller screen and present less info at a time ? :omfg:

Thankfully here there are sensible limits we politely encourage, whereas at Beyond Unreal I make good use of Opera content blocker :D

BTW. For those that use avatars attached to various services, Gravatar can be convenient.
You can see the full size version of my current avatar http://gravatar.com/drflay
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Re: Userpics · Icons · Avatars

Postby Carbon » Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:02 pm

I chose the seagoat because it looks like possibly the stupidest animal ever imagined. A wall-eyed bonehead.

Anyhow, I'm not much for animated avatars; they bother me intensely.
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Re: Userpics · Icons · Avatars

Postby UT99.org » Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:26 pm

billybill wrote:I can confirm I am in the no imagination boat rather than mysterious
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Re: Userpics · Icons · Avatars

Postby Chamberly » Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:34 pm

I like mine, it fit for the game. ;)
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Re: Userpics · Icons · Avatars

Postby UT Sniper (SJA94) » Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:07 pm

This is the one I mainly use:
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I did have one of my kittens from several years ago with it's tongue sticking out as an avatar for a while(Not sure where the pic is).
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Re: Userpics · Icons · Avatars

Postby EvilGrins » Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:13 pm

Some may've noticed I've changed my icon for November.

I got it from this old thing · http://weirdfolks.livejournal.com/1846195.html · if anyone else want to do it for the month too.
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Re: Userpics · Icons · Avatars

Postby EvilGrins » Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:20 pm

Christmas is coming · http://weirdfolks.livejournal.com/2061582.html · care to spice up your userpic for December?
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