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[No thanks] Lose the avatar next to quick reply

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by AndyB, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Every time I'm viewing a thread, I get to the last post and see my avatar next to the quick reply. This always confuses me because it looks like I made a post in the thread which I know I have not.

    Wouldn't it be better to remove the avatar next to the quick reply?
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  2. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    I like it the way it is. The idea is "the next post can be yours". Also it is differentiated from a real post because your user name and user title are not present.
    Princeton, Shelley, Booth and 6 others like this.
  3. Nix

    Nix Well-Known Member

    I like it too :)
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  4. AdrianH

    AdrianH Active Member

    Exactly, it is a good feature and should be left in place.
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  5. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

  6. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    That is my impression as well. It creates a warm and inviting atmosphere where people would people would be more encouraged to post.

    Subtle + effective = elegant.
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  7. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    That's exactly why it's there and i like it. You can always remove the code from the template system.
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  8. GodForum.com

    GodForum.com Well-Known Member

    This is a GOOD feature. :)
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  9. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Here is an example of how it currently looks:


    And here is how it would look like if we loose the avatar:

  10. GodForum.com

    GodForum.com Well-Known Member

    I still think no change is in order. :)
  11. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    And the fact that it's displayed right next to an editor box :)
  12. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    But the second option doesn't give you the best view of what your post would look like when it gets added to the thread.
  13. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Maybe a better solution would be to not show the avatar until you click inside the Quick Reply box.
  14. GodForum.com

    GodForum.com Well-Known Member

    This brings up a good point ...

    it would be interesting if XF had a way of providing statistics on which feature/layouts perform better and base implementation on hard statistics. :)
  15. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Like I said here I really don't think it's confusing or hard to tell that it isn't a reply from you.
  16. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    View before you click inside the Quick Reply box.


    View after you click inside the Quick Reply box.

  17. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

    Or, keep the avatar but place it on the right side of the editor?
    cornishman and EQnoble like this.
  18. Gunblaza

    Gunblaza New Member

    You could always just remove it from the templates.
  19. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I like this. It gives the feeling that your reply is "live" and that it's already part of the thread. It shows consistency (to an extent, there's no username/usertitle) and I'm really getting used to it being there.

    (I even like that if you click it, it brings up your member card)
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  20. skhms

    skhms Active Member

    I wasn't a big fan at first but now I kinda like it.

    Think the turning point was when they moved the page navigation above the editbox.
    That was huge improvement imho.

    CBI Web likes this.

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