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Jamanda
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 22 Oct 2006
Posts: 34920
Location: Devon
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 10 8:35 am    Post subject: Avatars  Reply with quote    

These are basically just graphics files (jpegs, or .jpg) to add one click on the Profile button at the top and then scroll down to the section that says Avatar Control Panel there you have the option of uploading an image from your PC, or somewhere on the internet. The image should be less than 170x170 pixels in size. Make sure you press submit to save the changes to your profile.

Our members have voted that we do not permit moving images as avatars.

bibbster



Joined: 17 Apr 2009
Posts: 1233
Location: Just a bit inland from Aberaeron
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 10 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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pookie



Joined: 01 Aug 2006
Posts: 4984
Location: Mid-Wales
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 10 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

what about the moving emoticons? I was very restricted in my choice for Noras' birthday message

Jamanda
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 22 Oct 2006
Posts: 34920
Location: Devon
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 10 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Emote away Pookie. Just don't shove them in your avatar or sig.

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24569
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 10 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jamanda wrote:
Emote away Pookie. Just don't shove them in your avatar or sig.


She's not very good at emoting. Tends to bottle things up.

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35907
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 10 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mochyn wrote:
Jamanda wrote:
Emote away Pookie. Just don't shove them in your avatar or sig.


She's not very good at emoting. Tends to bottle things up.



Chickem



Joined: 27 Mar 2009
Posts: 3958
Location: Sunny Devon
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 10 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mochyn wrote:
Jamanda wrote:
Emote away Pookie. Just don't shove them in your avatar or sig.


She's not very good at emoting. Tends to bottle things up.

Just let it out luvvie....we're all friends here!

Mr O



Joined: 13 Feb 2005
Posts: 5512
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 10 6:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Avatars Reply with quote    

Jamanda wrote:

Our members have voted that we do not permit moving images as avatars.


How did you work that out? 65 votes in total, hardly even a snapshot of the membership. Personaly I am not bothered either way but I did vote. It seems to me that 29 members don't like moving images and the rest dont give a s***, so it is in reality an overwhelming vote to leave the images moving, I would say?

Gervase



Joined: 17 Nov 2004
Posts: 8655

PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 10 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

TBH, 65 is probably more than the number of active regular posters over the past week, so in that sense it is representative. As in real life, if people don't vote, then they can't really grumble about the result of an election. After all, would you be happy if fewer than 50 per cent of the populatilon voted for a change of government, but because the unsung majority didn't express a preference, the government remained the same?

ETA: That said, polls regarding the site itself used to be time specific, whereas the new one is vague. This issue of moving avatars doesn't really register on my flying-fartometer, though, so I have no real views on the poll.

Mr O



Joined: 13 Feb 2005
Posts: 5512
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 10 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Gervase wrote:
TBH, 65 is probably more than the number of active regular posters over the past week, so in that sense it is representative. As in real life, if people don't vote, then they can't really grumble about the result of an election. After all, would you be happy if fewer than 50 per cent of the populatilon voted for a change of government, but because the unsung majority didn't express a preference, the government remained the same?

ETA: That said, polls regarding the site itself used to be time specific, whereas the new one is vague. This issue of moving avatars doesn't really register on my flying-fartometer, though, so I have no real views on the poll.


Wording is equally important. A poll should simply say " If you object to moving Avatars Vote here " those that don't care need not even vote, which is the fairest way I feel. Otherwise we give an over credence to those that do object.

The way it is at the moment, it seems like if you complain, then you get your way, cos no one else is really bothered.

marigold



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
Posts: 12458
Location: West Sussex
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 10 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not giving a sh*t is not the same as being in favour. It could equally be seen as being anti. It's irrelevant.

Mr O



Joined: 13 Feb 2005
Posts: 5512
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 10 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

marigold wrote:
Not giving a sh*t is not the same as being in favour. It could equally be seen as being anti. It's irrelevant.


Totaly disagree," not giving a s888" or not interested etc. etc. means, it is not an issue. Therefore not against the moving bits. Simple really.

Marionb



Joined: 27 Aug 2006
Posts: 5261
Location: Mid-Wales
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 10 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Moving avatars are obviously something that can have an adverse effect on some people.... they may suffer from migraines/epilepsy etc so I think this should be taken into account. Because only a minority of Downsizers are likely to suffer these ailments then only a minority are likely to understand the relevance of such a vote.

I have a disability myself and I like to think that if something that was occuring on this site was giving me problems then others would be sympathetic and make amends to help if possible.. especially if the solution was something relatively simple and achievable.

Mr O



Joined: 13 Feb 2005
Posts: 5512
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 10 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Marionb wrote:
Moving avatars are obviously something that can have an adverse effect on some people.... they may suffer from migraines/epilepsy etc so I think this should be taken into account. Because only a minority of Downsizers are likely to suffer these ailments then only a minority are likely to understand the relevance of such a vote.

I have a disability myself and I like to think that if something that was occuring on this site was giving me problems then others would be sympathetic and make amends to help if possible.. especially if the solution was something relatively simple and achievable.
Hi Marion
I do agree with you, but also feel that the reason this thread has happened is for other reasons.

toggle



Joined: 30 Dec 2006
Posts: 11622
Location: truro
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 10 9:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Avatars Reply with quote    

Mr O wrote:
Jamanda wrote:

Our members have voted that we do not permit moving images as avatars.


How did you work that out? 65 votes in total, hardly even a snapshot of the membership. Personaly I am not bothered either way but I did vote. It seems to me that 29 members don't like moving images and the rest dont give a s***, so it is in reality an overwhelming vote to leave the images moving, I would say?


65 is a fair proportion of the membership that post on a very regular basis.

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