I'm not sure if it's just me but "X changed avatar" is missing some form of possessive adjective, such as his or her?
The would be the most logical and efficient way to accomplish this.It is extremely difficult to implement a his/her system and maintain language independence in phrases, as there are languages which do not distinguish between male and female, and others that make far more distinctions.
The system did originally say 'their' - I could change it back to that if you would prefer?
not sure whether an average person understands the meaning of the word "avatar". This is merely modern "internet language".
A lot of people know what an "avatar" is. It's not unknown by a majority of internet users.not sure whether an average person understands the meaning of the word "avatar". This is merely modern "internet language".
Maybe "image" or "photo" or "picture" might be more clear.... ?
Facebook names it "Profile Picture".
No need to say sorry, Erich. I think...no, I do not have a problem with it.
I was just asking.....sorry.
... this reaction is maybe a bit to black&white, IMHO. The majority of people know what email is, but trust me, not everyone knows what an 'avatar' is. I know this from experience. Profile Picture or User Picture or something along those lines is directly understandable for everyone and the term 'Avatar' is mostly known to people who use forums (or some social networks) and yes, you are right, that are a lot of people.A lot of people know what an "avatar" is. It's not unknown by a majority of internet users.
If you have a problem with that phrase you could change it on your installation, but otherwise it's not a phrase most people are unfamiliar with. If they are, they probably find "email" unfamiliar too.