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Are avatars required?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by RCONN, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. RCONN

    RCONN Member

    My current (vBulletin) board (a product support forum) doesn't use avatars, so (1) my users aren't accustomed to them, and (2) most of them wouldn't bother to add one.

    I know that avatars are more integral to xenForo, but is it possible to either disable them (and admittedly losing some functionality), or at least make them smaller? (And change the default?)
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    There are a few template edits and an add-on to remove avatars.
     
  3. RCONN

    RCONN Member

    OK, thanks.

    What about resizing them (smaller)?
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's possible with template edits.
     
  5. I would actually like to do the opposite and require them. Is that option available?
     
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  6. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    template edit will do that.
    No. You probably wouldn't want that. Noting wrong with giving people a bit of time before deciding which avatar is right for them.

    Maybe you could setup a cron job where 3 weeks after registering if you have over 20 posts but haven't uploaded an avatar .... a random ugly avatar is inserted.
    - a picture of britney spears with her head shaved.
    - random pictures of Wayne or Garth look alikes
    [​IMG]

    People will detest their image enough to change it ! :)
     
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