Bring back avatars!

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How do you feel about avatars?

Avatars would invade my privacy- the animated ones would wink at me when I'm in my underwear.
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5%
Avatars would give my enemy a face, and I usually find that intolerable.
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25%
I might still see the avatars when I close my eyes at night. No!
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5%
Yes! The emoticons are not cutesy enough.
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35%
I don't know how to spell "avatar". What's on TV?
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30%
 
Total votes: 20

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Postby Entropy's Stagger » Fri Nov 26, 2004 11:59 am

Entropy's Stagger wrote:I for one don't give a rip about avatars, but, what I would like to see is an emoticon or something that denotes when the writer of a post (such as I) is using sarcasm. That way it will save the people who take posts using sarcasm seriously all kinds of time in vehement replies.


Oops, I forgot to do this:

[/sarcasm off]

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Postby Genie » Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:21 am

jjoyce wrote:You people have put far more thought into this than I have.

We do things here because it is our preference. I think it's been pretty successful and I don't really want to change the formula much. And this is the part where I say that this Forum isn't meant to appeal to a wide variety of people (for instance, those who take everything literally aren't going to enjoy it much here). We're not going to change to accomodate everyone, because there are thousands of online message boards, which means that there's probably one for you.


By "our preference" do you mean you and the others that run Isthmus or those who use the forums? It seems like most people in this thread do want avatars.

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Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:45 am

You revive a thread that has been dead for four years and then make the claim that most want avatars? Strange.

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Postby juanton » Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:11 am

I'm down with the Avatars too. This one is my favorite.

Image

100% bad ass.

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Postby Shipley » Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:40 am

if we had avatars, then people would make fun of my picture too.

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Postby Peanutbutter » Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:25 am

Henry Vilas wrote:You revive a thread that has been dead for four years and then make the claim that most want avatars? Strange.


Good point. Most of the people who replied in this thread don't even post here anymore.

I guess they took jjoyce's advice and found a better forum. :lol:

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Postby Genie » Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:44 am

Peanutbutter wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:You revive a thread that has been dead for four years and then make the claim that most want avatars? Strange.


Good point. Most of the people who replied in this thread don't even post here anymore.

I guess they took jjoyce's advice and found a better forum. :lol:


With avatars?

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Postby fisticuffs » Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:48 am

Yeah jjoyce. You want us to express ourselves right? How can I express my true self without clip art or offensive .gif files? How?!!


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