Should we enable avatar support in the Uplink forums?

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Do you want avatars enabled in Uplink forums?

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Should we enable avatar support in the Uplink forums?

Postby John » Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:16 am

Traditionally only signatures have been enabled, however, if this is generally desired, I can enable the avatar support as well.

The main thing to realise is that the avatar you choose in your profile is global to all forums. Signatures, however, are only enabled on the Uplink forums and are not visible on the other forums.
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Postby Lord_Doskias » Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:18 am

aha! see i was right, avatars are global, as are sigs, even though sigs dont show anywhere but in uplink forums
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Postby coolsi » Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:23 am

Lord_Doskias wrote:aha! see i was right, avatars are global, as are sigs, even though sigs dont show anywhere but in uplink forums


Yes, that's what I said - and it wasn't the point of my post in the IV lounge.
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Postby D3adKl0wn » Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:23 am

i kinda like the no avatars... keeps it cleaner looking
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Postby xyzyxx » Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:06 am

Perhaps, could we choose a separate avatar for each forum?
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Postby Darksun » Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:12 am

I actually prefer avatars to sigs, they break up the flow of the page less. Is it possible to let the user choose to not view sigs?
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Tue Feb 21, 2006 2:18 am

I don't think it is a good idea to have both avatars and sigs enabled (too many pictures). Of the two I prefer sigs (though without images if it were up to me). At least sigs can be somewhat useful (links to websites and such) whereas avatars are pretty much useless. :)
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Postby Rkiver » Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:33 am

Personally no avatars for me. The Uplink forums has never had them, so why bother. Keep it a bit old school.

That being said they wouldn't change the forums that much, so why not?
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Postby Babylon5 » Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:29 pm

I prefer avvies to sigs.
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Postby Darksun » Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:13 pm

Well, since opinion on the matter is divided

Would it be possible to let each choose whether they want avs or sigs to be displayed. Also allow each user to set both. That way, as far as I can see, everyone would be happy.

Just I'm not sure if it's possible with phpBB
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Postby prophile » Wed Feb 22, 2006 3:13 am

I'm sure NeoThermic could hack it to do that if he put his mind to it.
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Postby dunetrooper » Wed Feb 22, 2006 6:44 am

Ya but what makes you think he'll use his mind for something useful?
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Postby Kid Shenck » Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:54 pm

Nope, don't enable avatars. It fits the tone and style of the game to have as little graphics as possible on the Uplink forums.

I like the way it's been for the past half-decade. Just info and title over there.
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Postby N0ught » Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:11 pm

I think we should all change our signatures to avatars, just to confuse people...

Seriously though avatars are great, and anyone who doesn't want one doesn't have to use one. :D

For then we of the social elite may look down upon the "non-avatar" pariahs with enmity, incredulity, general disapproval, and incessant grammar- and punctuation-correcting (ha!).

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Postby Babylon5 » Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:54 pm

Actually, I've changed my mind.

I prefer the sigs in the Uplink forum, keeps some originality.
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