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Ways to get users to add an avatar?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Simon, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Simon

    Simon Active Member

    As the title states, I have a few members that have not added an avatar to their account.

    Xenforo looks great with avatars and am looking at ways in which I can get members to add an avatar to their account without coming across as pushy, aggressive or forceful.

    Has anyone thought or tried ways to get those without avatars to add one?

    I know at the end of the day it's the users choice if they wish to add one or not but the community looks so much better if everyone had one.

    Ideas, suggestion welcome [​IMG]
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Change the default avatars to something so hideous they're forced to ;)

    Offer free account upgrades to everyone who sets an avatar?
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  3. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    I don't know to which audience your forum caters but in my experience many users have technical problems uploading avatars, resizing them and so on - at least with vb. We actively help users with their avatar problems.
  4. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Well-Known Member

    Just to check: there's not currently a way to make a trophy that gets added if someone has a custom avatar (i.e. if user's avatar =/= one of the default avatar URLs, trophy is awarded)? That'd be a nice way to do it if that's available (but unfortunately, I don't think it is).
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    No there isn't.
    I suggested it before knowing what the trophy criteria was.
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  6. Simon

    Simon Active Member

    Thanks for your suggestions! I'll give them a go and see if it helps. [​IMG]
  7. Flexin

    Flexin Active Member

    Where can you change the default avatar? I would like to change the stock ones for something else.

  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    In the styles directory: styles\<your style>\xenforo\avatars
  9. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

  10. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    that's a really great idea...
  11. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    I've always found a good bare bottom spanking will get most naughty peeps to tow the line.

    That or bribery ;)
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  12. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Or prune them. I see users who haven't set avatars are just lazy members ready to give up some lurking so they are pruned (accounts removed).

    I'm not really fussed on the amount of members at my site but would rather see dead weight accounts removed rather than them being there or running after them to do simplistic tasks to show they want to be part of a forum.
  13. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Or following from that, promoting a member to a group with more privileges once they've set an avatar would be great.

    I know you can extend your own user criteria as per Chris Deeming's guide but it would be nice to have "user has an avatar" built in by default.
  14. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I prune zero posts accounts. For instance, I pruned you lol. Actually, it's more like Floris addon pruned you.
  15. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Where does the line start? :p
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  16. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Chris Deeming's guide is just as good as it being a default option :)
  17. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    As it should be no exceptions. :D Did I register at your site, I don't think I actually did? If memory recalls I helped you out with an issue you had trouble with (sidebar) and you created me an admin account to fix it.
  18. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

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    Mouth Well-Known Member

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    Mouth Well-Known Member

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