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Should we only be able to use main site avatars on the forums?

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Main Site Avatars Only?
« on: April 07, 2020, 12:57 pm »
Hi all. I didn't really bring this up in the LL or anything since I felt like it would be more appropriate as a community vote.

Quite simply, Sploder forums has always defaulted your avatar to your main site avatar. I believe it still does this, however you also have the option to change it (as of this backup). Personally, I would like to see this changed so that you have to use your forum avatar.

Why?

It makes avatars look more uniform in terms of shape and the idea behind them. I just think it looks inconsistent when most people use their Sploder avatar and then one or two people who don't. This change wouldn't even affect most people for that exact reason.

Please vote in the poll. If you have any additional thoughts, leave them in a post below.


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Re: Main Site Avatars Only?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2020, 01:06 pm »
No. It removes the freedom we have in the new forum.

It does not need to look organized or professional or uniform, the final few months of the forum should be memorable, which can be done by giving freedom to users. With the Mainsite Avatar Glitch going on, we cannot change our avatars. People stuck with bad avatars would not want to show it here, so they should have the liberty to use what picture they want.

If the mainsite avatar editor worked, this could be possibly a good idea, but with that broken, like I said before, certain bad avatar people would be disappointed to show them here.

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Re: Main Site Avatars Only?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2020, 01:19 pm »
No. It removes the freedom we have in the new forum.

It does not need to look organized or professional or uniform, the final few months of the forum should be memorable, which can be done by giving freedom to users. With the Mainsite Avatar Glitch going on, we cannot change our avatars. People stuck with bad avatars would not want to show it here, so they should have the liberty to use what picture they want.

If the mainsite avatar editor worked, this could be possibly a good idea, but with that broken, like I said before, certain bad avatar people would be disappointed to show them here.

I will disagree with your first point. You say you have the freedom to change it, but you haven't. So it doesn't really matter that you have it. And barely anyone else uses the freedom to change their avatar anyway, so it wouldn't affect anyone really.

Your second point makes sense, I guess. But hopefully that will get fixed soon. Doesn't it take like a week to reset anyway?


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Re: Main Site Avatars Only?
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2020, 01:23 pm »
Doesn't matter to me either way but I think it was changed because people wanted it and given that avatars can't actually be changed I think it's fine as it is.

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Re: Main Site Avatars Only?
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2020, 01:24 pm »
Doesn't matter to me either way but I think it was changed because people wanted it and given that avatars can't actually be changed I think it's fine as it is.

What would your opinion be if the avatar creator was fixed? Still abstain?


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Re: Main Site Avatars Only?
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2020, 06:37 pm »
No. It removes the freedom we have in the new forum.

It does not need to look organized or professional or uniform, the final few months of the forum should be memorable, which can be done by giving freedom to users. With the Mainsite Avatar Glitch going on, we cannot change our avatars. People stuck with bad avatars would not want to show it here, so they should have the liberty to use what picture they want.

If the mainsite avatar editor worked, this could be possibly a good idea, but with that broken, like I said before, certain bad avatar people would be disappointed to show them here.
I agree with everything Rocky said.
I will disagree with your first point. You say you have the freedom to change it, but you haven't. So it doesn't really matter that you have it. And barely anyone else uses the freedom to change their avatar anyway, so it wouldn't affect anyone really.
What Rocky means is that people are allowed to; it's not a rule that people aren't allowed to.

And just because most people don't do it doesn't mean it won't affect some people.
Your second point makes sense, I guess. But hopefully that will get fixed soon. Doesn't it take like a week to reset anyway?
When you make yourself a new avatar, it's supposed to be changed right away, not in a week. And even if it was, it's been more than a week for many people and their avatars still haven't changed.

As for it getting fixed; it's clear only Geoff can do it, and we all know the likelihood of Geoff doing anything to help the main site.

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Re: Main Site Avatars Only?
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2020, 07:19 pm »
Weird.

And Lord is going to DM Geoff on Twitter about a few things. Those two have always been in contact (even if not that frequently), so he might come back to:

- fix avatars
- give him extra permissions such as badge giving


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Re: Main Site Avatars Only?
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2020, 07:52 pm »
I personally don't care, but I voted no because, maybe we can get more people here? But I do not know how.
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Re: Main Site Avatars Only?
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2020, 07:57 pm »
I personally don't care, but I voted no because, maybe we can get more people here? But I do not know how.

We will only be getting people from the main site to join.


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Re: Main Site Avatars Only?
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2020, 08:44 pm »
Weird.
What is?
And Lord is going to DM Geoff on Twitter
You can't Discord message someone Twitter; it's Twitter, not Discord.

My perfectionism is being killed over here by you every time you say "DM" instead of "PM" when it's not Discord. >_<
And Lord is going to PM Geoff on Twitter about a few things. Those two have always been in contact (even if not that frequently), so he might come back to:

- fix avatars
- give him extra permissions such as badge giving
(I changed "DM" to "PM")

Okay, that's good.

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Re: Main Site Avatars Only?
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2020, 08:47 pm »
What is?You can't Discord message someone Twitter; it's Twitter, not Discord.

My perfectionism is being killed over here by you every time you say "DM" instead of "PM" when it's not Discord. >_<(I changed "DM" to "PM")

Okay, that's good.
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Re: Main Site Avatars Only?
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2020, 08:51 pm »
Bols, people call Twitter messages DMs usually. Also, you know that DM means Direct Message and not Discord Message, right? We call it PMs specifically on this forum though. :))


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Re: Main Site Avatars Only?
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2020, 09:02 pm »
Bols, people call Twitter messages DMs usually. Also, you know that DM means Direct Message and not Discord Message, right? We call it PMs specifically on this forum though. :))
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Re: Main Site Avatars Only?
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2020, 09:03 pm »
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Re: Main Site Avatars Only?
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2020, 09:05 pm »

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Re: Main Site Avatars Only?
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Re: Main Site Avatars Only?
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2020, 07:30 am »
I will disagree with your first point. You say you have the freedom to change it, but you haven't. So it doesn't really matter that you have it. And barely anyone else uses the freedom to change their avatar anyway, so it wouldn't affect anyone really.

Your second point makes sense, I guess. But hopefully that will get fixed soon. Doesn't it take like a week to reset anyway?

Not much possibility in getting fixed, We know geoff doesn't update the MS anymore.

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Re: Main Site Avatars Only?
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2020, 07:30 am »
We will only be getting people from the main site to join.

Wait, is it possible to get a random person to join who is not on the MS?

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Re: Main Site Avatars Only?
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2020, 11:44 am »
I decided to close this since it's clear that people don't want this at this time. If main site avatars ever get fixed, we might do a re-vote.


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Re: Main Site Avatars Only?
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2020, 04:51 pm »
Wait, is it possible to get a random person to join who is not on the MS?
Well, if someone wants to join, they'll have to first make an account on the mainsite and be active there for a bit or someone confirm for us that they're a legit person.

At the very least, they need to have a mainsite account.

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