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More members use avatar with Xenforo

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Andy.N, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Have you noticed?
    In most forums I see, new members don't bother put up an avatar and just use the default for years.

    The way Xenforo is set up here, it seems to me the majority of people have their own avatar which is a good thing since it will encourage people to use their real name, real pic.

    Lior, krstep, FreshFroot and 2 others like this.
  2. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    That's true.
    I'm one of those people who don't bother to put an avatar. But here it was kinda weird to be without one. I first put one of mine which was not good enough, then changed it this one. :D
    FreshFroot likes this.
  3. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    I think that may be in part because of who the members here are.
    Dragonfly likes this.
  4. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    I think part of that is because a good chunk are probably signing up via Facebook or syncing with Gravatar., so a picture is automatically being snagged from there.

    There's still a few members who don't use an avatar, and a bunch more who've signed up and posted a few times or none at all. I think you'll see a lot of similar faces if you spend a small amount of time here.
  5. Rhydian

    Rhydian Active Member

    and + you don't have to re size them :)
  6. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    I used to recognize people from vb.org and TAZ and other VB-related sites but I haven't actively moded my site so a few people here I know seeing them over at vb.org but couldn't recall they are a Mod/designer/coder/etc.

    But I look forward to seeing XF designers and coders ;)
  7. random

    random Active Member


    Btw, I love my avatar :p
  8. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I've changed mine about 20 times. My avatars generally last a week and then it's time for a change. :)
  9. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    You never use the same one twice?

    I should bring back the bunny avatar I used on vBcom... maybe when XF is closer to gold. :D
  10. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    On rare occasions I'll use an old avatar. Like those monkey themed avatars I designed. Not sure whether you seen them? But I have thousands upon thousands of custom avatars I made. Signatures on the otherhand I don't waste my time with.
  11. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I think it's because the default avatar is ugly. (Sorry Kier)
    dieketzer likes this.
  12. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    I don't like them myself much either, but I think they're place holders for now... right?
  13. hcmagix

    hcmagix Active Member

    I think without avatar here u are an default nick ^
  14. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    I recognized it as well and wondered when I should put my real face up... :eek:
  15. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I think they should leave them. Gives members incentive to use an avatar. :p
  16. Hornstar

    Hornstar Well-Known Member

    I must be the odd one out. hmmmmm
  17. Princeton

    Princeton Well-Known Member

    Working as designed ;)
  18. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    Exactly my thoughts. :p
  19. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Ugly? I mean, you can not argue about taste... but I believe it's more then fine how they look. In fact, I understood (but this is not the design, okay) that you get an Avatar assigned based on your sex? I mean, how thoughtful is that? I am in love with XenForo. :cool:
    Dragonfly likes this.
  20. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Anyone has tried to use unattractive default avatars to encourage their members to change it?
    How did it work out?

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