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Should CFC allow animated avatars?

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by CartesianFart, Feb 16, 2006.

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Should Civfanatic allow animated avatars'

  1. Yes

    17.9%
  2. No

    82.1%
  1. CartesianFart

    CartesianFart Deity

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    I was thinking,should we stress the issue to Thunderfall of upgrading the use of the avatars for our profiles?I've seen sites where people freely use them.Why can't we?


    Here are some example if you don't know what an animated avatar look like;








     
  2. IglooDude

    IglooDude Enforcing Rule 34 Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Yes, but only if it doesn't affect current forum server performance.
     
  3. phoenix_night

    phoenix_night Deity

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    No, they're annoying and tacky.
     
  4. Till

    Till Adventurer

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    They are also distracting. The second gif is hurting my eyes already.
     
  5. Urederra

    Urederra Mostly harmless

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    Not if they are like the second one of the first post.

    BTW, wrong forum. This should be here.
     
  6. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    Absolutely not. Animated avatars are annoying and distracting.
     
  7. Rambuchan

    Rambuchan The Funky President

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    I coudn't care less. Let's bear in mind that server performance is more important.
     
  8. carlosMM

    carlosMM Deity

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    no. (101010)
     
  9. FredLC

    FredLC A Lawyer as You Can See! Retired Moderator

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    Moderator Action: Moved to Forum Feedback.
     
  10. Padma

    Padma the Absent Admin Administrator Supporter

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    NO! NO! NO! A THOUSAND TIMES NO!

    They are evil!!!

    They are way too annoying. I hate having them on forums I visit!
     
  11. Abaddon

    Abaddon Deity

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    i like the very simple ones (kinda like the third) That enable your avvy so sparkle, or wink...

    But id prefere to keep forum performance up.. then again i have never experienced slowdown appart from that mad cIV influx a few months back, so why not?
     
  12. De Lorimier

    De Lorimier North American Scum

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    No!

    They're annoying and reduce forum performance.
     
  13. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    Hell yeah! Do you know how much fun I could have with animated avatars? :evil:
     
  14. Kuningas

    Kuningas Deity

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  15. BCLG100

    BCLG100 Music Master

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    no they just make the site look a mess.
     
  16. Lozzy_Ozzy

    Lozzy_Ozzy Rapture

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    No! No! No! No!

    They're irritating, a distraction, and means people put all kind of stupid ones on... I saw one of someone disecting an eye!

    It also means that people will want to have larger avatars, and banners in their sigs etc.

    This forum has a reputation for being more "mature"... lets keep it that way.
     
  17. nonconformist

    nonconformist Miserable

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    Quoted for truth.
     
  18. madviking

    madviking north american scum

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    No!
    No!
    No!
    No!
    No!
     
  19. Zarn

    Zarn Le Républicain Catholique

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    Calm down, man.

    Inhale......... Exhale......... Inhale......... Exhale.........

    Now go have a drink.

    I say no to this. Most animated avatars are annoying. At the same time, I am registered at a site, where they aren't bad at all.
     
  20. Reno

    Reno The Studio Ghibli Fanatic

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    Good god no, they are annoying distractions.

    The main point of the forums is to view posts and to reply to them, not sit around watching people's avatars.
     

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