Avatars

GretchenGretchen AdministratorModerators Posts: 10,840 Curl Virtuoso
Fixing avatars is on my list.
However, so many of you are complaining about the busyness of the board and the ads (of which there is only one more, incidentally, than on the old board.), I fear that permitting avatars will only add to the "busyness" and therefore the discomfort and complaining.
So, please vote:

Gretchen
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  • MizKerriMizKerri Registered Users Posts: 1,701
    I like avatars. I think the "busyness" that everyone is complaining about is due to the placement of the ads, not the number of them. On the old board, they were across the top of the screen so they didn't really interfere with the layout of the board too much. With them down BOTH sides of the screen, the width of the board is uncomfortably narrow, and I personally feel "squeezed in" and surrounded by advertisements.

    If y'all are unwilling to remove the sidebar ads entirely, then why not move them over to one side, like the left column, and allow the board's width to expand the rest of the page. I think that would somewhat remedy the clostrophobic feeling we are all having right now. And it would also be a sort of "happy medium" at least - I think most of us would prefer the ads entirely gone, but also understand why you need ad space...moving them all to one side is a workable compromise, in my opinion.
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  • Anthro IncarnateAnthro Incarnate Registered Users Posts: 555 Curl Connoisseur
    I think avatars are tacky and cheapen the look of a board. But then again, I'm against overuse of graphics in general.
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  • Sugar Plum FairySugar Plum Fairy Registered Users Posts: 178
    MizKerri wrote:
    I like avatars. I think the "busyness" that everyone is complaining about is due to the placement of the ads, not the number of them. On the old board, they were across the top of the screen so they didn't really interfere with the layout of the board too much. With them down BOTH sides of the screen, the width of the board is uncomfortably narrow, and I personally feel "squeezed in" and surrounded by advertisements.

    If y'all are unwilling to remove the sidebar ads entirely, then why not move them over to one side, like the left column, and allow the board's width to expand the rest of the page. I think that would somewhat remedy the clostrophobic feeling we are all having right now. And it would also be a sort of "happy medium" at least - I think most of us would prefer the ads entirely gone, but also understand why you need ad space...moving them all to one side is a workable compromise, in my opinion.

    I 100% agree.
  • mazeymazey Registered Users Posts: 709
    MizKerri wrote:
    I think the "busyness" that everyone is complaining about is due to the placement of the ads, not the number of them. On the old board, they were across the top of the screen so they didn't really interfere with the layout of the board too much. With them down BOTH sides of the screen, the width of the board is uncomfortably narrow, and I personally feel "squeezed in" and surrounded by advertisements.

    I agree completely. The new layout reminds me of Times Square - in your face advertising. It wasn't so distracting when they were across the top.

    To answer the actual question asked, I vote yes for avatars.
    Madonna getting upset with her daughter for dressing too slutty is like Mr. T getting upset with his son for pitying too many fools.
  • Night OwlNight Owl Registered Users Posts: 26
    MizKerri wrote:
    I like avatars. I think the "busyness" that everyone is complaining about is due to the placement of the ads, not the number of them. On the old board, they were across the top of the screen so they didn't really interfere with the layout of the board too much. With them down BOTH sides of the screen, the width of the board is uncomfortably narrow, and I personally feel "squeezed in" and surrounded by advertisements.

    Exactly! I'm not concerned about the number of ads, it's the placement of them on either side of the board. It feels squeezed in.
  • SherryLSherryL Registered Users Posts: 82
    MizKerri wrote:
    I like avatars. I think the "busyness" that everyone is complaining about is due to the placement of the ads, not the number of them. On the old board, they were across the top of the screen so they didn't really interfere with the layout of the board too much. With them down BOTH sides of the screen, the width of the board is uncomfortably narrow, and I personally feel "squeezed in" and surrounded by advertisements.

    If y'all are unwilling to remove the sidebar ads entirely, then why not move them over to one side, like the left column, and allow the board's width to expand the rest of the page. I think that would somewhat remedy the clostrophobic feeling we are all having right now. And it would also be a sort of "happy medium" at least - I think most of us would prefer the ads entirely gone, but also understand why you need ad space...moving them all to one side is a workable compromise, in my opinion.

    I absolutely agree with the above.... and I love the idea of enabling the avatar feature!!!
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  • wavygirltoowavygirltoo Registered Users Posts: 7
    Okay, *DUH*, exactly what are AVATARS?
    2a/2b with a little 3a thrown in there; depending on length and whether or not color has stripped the curl :)
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Moderators Posts: 10,840 Curl Virtuoso
    Little pictures you can put under your name over there to the left next to your post

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • Strand-edStrand-ed Registered Users Posts: 8
    Avatars = :D

    (I voted Yes)
  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Registered Users Posts: 8,002
    mistaken post. my bad. never mind.
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  • BurtBurt Registered Users Posts: 196
    I personally dont like them because they clutter the board. As long as we have the option to turn them off on our end, I see no problem with having them.
  • msrandeemsrandee Registered Users Posts: 61
    Eot Lemak wrote:
    I personally dont like them because they clutter the board. As long as we have the option to turn them off on our end, I see no problem with having them.

    Yeah, I agree.
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Moderators Posts: 10,840 Curl Virtuoso
    The ayes have it. I'm working on it.

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Moderators Posts: 10,840 Curl Virtuoso
    Ok. I've put a few in the galleries. They're pretty pitiful.

    I haven't figured out how to enable you to upload your own; I think I have to go in and fool w/ code and I'm too wiped to do that right now.

    If you know of some cool avatars somewhere, zip 'em up and email 'em to me. I can upload to a gallery.

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • BookishCurlyBookishCurly Registered Users Posts: 75
    We'll see if my avatar works or not right now.
    "A thing of beauty is a joy forever: It's loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness; but will still keep a bower quiet for us, and a sleep full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing."... John Keats. (Endymion, Book I, 1-5)
  • PeppyPeppy Registered Users Posts: 3,290
    test
  • mazeymazey Registered Users Posts: 709
    test
    Madonna getting upset with her daughter for dressing too slutty is like Mr. T getting upset with his son for pitying too many fools.
  • NetGNetG Registered Users Posts: 8,116
    Let us know if you figure out a way to let us upload our own avatar? I just made my own, so I'm hoping to get to use it!

    It's a picture of my old horse's head, so you wouldn't want it for everyone to use, just wouldn't make sense!
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  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Moderators Posts: 10,840 Curl Virtuoso
    I will let you know. Probably won't be for a few days. i have a million things I'm trying to work on right now and about 15 minutes a day to do it! You know the drill.

    But do know it's on my list, and thanks for your patience. :)

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • NetGNetG Registered Users Posts: 8,116
    Gretchen wrote:
    I will let you know. Probably won't be for a few days. i have a million things I'm trying to work on right now and about 15 minutes a day to do it! You know the drill.

    But do know it's on my list, and thanks for your patience. :)

    Sounds great! Thank you!
    The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
    -Speckla

    But at least the pews never attend yoga!
  • poodlehairpoodlehair Registered Users Posts: 12
    test. Uploaded my own Avatar
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  • msrebamsreba Registered Users Posts: 143
    :wink:
    testing something
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Moderators Posts: 10,840 Curl Virtuoso
    Try now, everyone. You'll have to reupoad your pix.

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • PeppyPeppy Registered Users Posts: 3,290
    test
  • NetGNetG Registered Users Posts: 8,116
    Gretchen wrote:
    Try now, everyone. You'll have to reupoad your pix.

    Thanks! It worked great!
    The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
    -Speckla

    But at least the pews never attend yoga!
  • poodlehairpoodlehair Registered Users Posts: 12
    No problems this time. Thank you so much!
    3B-3C, Corkscrew
    CG routine since about 7/7/2003.
    All I need from life are the 3 c's: Caffeine, chocolate and curls!
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Moderators Posts: 10,840 Curl Virtuoso
    My pleasure; everyone. I appreciate the "thanks"!

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • Strand-edStrand-ed Registered Users Posts: 8
    :( Help! Mine won't work. It's a Jpeg file. It says it's too big. How can I re-size it?
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Moderators Posts: 10,840 Curl Virtuoso
    You'll have to open it in PhotoShop or other image editing software and resize it.

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • Zoey5Zoey5 Registered Users Posts: 1
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