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Avatars - Appearing At The Side Of Members' Posts ?
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One thing I very much liked about Harman's site, was the use of avatars, that appeared at the side of members' posts.

I was previously a member of his forum, in which I had the well-known portrait photo of Col. Durnford as my avatar.

On looking at my profile here, it seems it might be possible to add an avatar on this forum, though I don't wish to lessen the more serious nature of the topics, but maybe other members could add images of themselves instead - giving faces to names.

If this is considered, could I have Col. Durnford as my avatar again, though I don't know how to add it ? Confused

It'd help identify my posts in discussions quicker too.

Just a thought. Idea

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Avatars are at present not available to members. They could possibly be but in any event,
I'd be unhappy to have images other than that of the contributor. It would not add
anything if there were to be tacky logos or pictures used.
I can check on the feasibility. Anybody else have any thoughts?

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Yes. I understand. The images would have to go through you first, as long as members aren't able to alter their avatar after your go-ahead, to something not acceptable on the forum.

It may be a bad idea, but thought I'd put it forward anyway.

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I wouldn't add a picture of myself but don't have a problem with the concept of avatars.

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I do use avatars on my regular sites, but am continually appalled by some that I see being proudly displayed.

Also, bearing in mind the size constraints, the detail is usually absent and probably, in my humble opinion therefore of little use in displaying one's phizog.

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The avatar that I had was of a reasonable size (1.5" x 1.5" approx.), showing only Durnford's head, instead of trying to fit in a larger photo of him which wouldn't really show any detail, the 'box' being too small.

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Thanks for sorting the writing of the quote at the bottom of my posts. Smile

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It helps to distinguish signatures from text of the topic.

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