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Old 04-18-2017, 10:27 PM
Gewehr43 Gewehr43 is offline
 
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I get what you're saying. No one reviews every avatar. People police themselves and when something questionable pops up, a mod either catches it or someone reports them. Going off your statement about anti gun people taking screenshots, The same argument can be applied to peoples posts. Some anti gun person can come on here and read a random post and potentially use it against someone. Do mods read every post? No. They rely on the members to report it so it can get taken down. Or they come upon it on pure luck.

As far as ar15.com goes it actually matters a lot what people post over there. It's not the wild west (although some people may think it is) and we delete/lock a lot of threads.

Again it was just an thought, didn't know if it was an option or not. Like I said before to me it's easier to remember someone's avatar than it is their name.

I don't think this is a good idea.......... We don't need avatars.

The CMP relies on the govt as a source of supply. In the past it WAS part of the Govt. This forum almost got closed down over a hissy-fit about a sale here. For the CMP it is a neutral to lose and some controversy over a #$%^ avatar would shut it down.
There is a reason Mr. Johnson rarely if ever posts here..........

The Mods have enough to do here and I don't want the CMP distracted by this forum...........

Why do you feel the need to "remember" anyone?
You'll get a feel for the knowledgeable ones and the PITA's.
Their moniker is enough..........

Or in another way: Whats the difference between you "remembering me" by a picture of my dog or the "German guy from Denver?"
....................nothing....................... ....
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Old 04-19-2017, 01:17 AM
MIkeb MIkeb is offline
 
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I don't think they are really needed either.
It would most likely cause a problem somehow.
I use an old fashioned way of remembering some ones name.
It's called paper and pencil.
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:16 PM
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I don't think this is a good idea.......... We don't need avatars.

The CMP relies on the govt as a source of supply. In the past it WAS part of the Govt. This forum almost got closed down over a hissy-fit about a sale here. For the CMP it is a neutral to lose and some controversy over a #$%^ avatar would shut it down.
There is a reason Mr. Johnson rarely if ever posts here..........

The Mods have enough to do here and I don't want the CMP distracted by this forum...........

Why do you feel the need to "remember" anyone?
You'll get a feel for the knowledgeable ones and the PITA's.
Their moniker is enough..........

Or in another way: Whats the difference between you "remembering me" by a picture of my dog or the "German guy from Denver?"
....................nothing....................... ....
I feel the need as it jogs my memory of past experiences. Good/bad. I'm a visual guy.

Everyone is different.
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:21 AM
Gewehr43 Gewehr43 is offline
 
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I feel the need as it jogs my memory of past experiences. Good/bad. I'm a visual guy.

Everyone is different.
Yes.......... every one is different.

Just like this is a "different" forum..........

The CMP forum:
-makes no money from this.
-isn't necessary for it to function.
-due to its "sortta-connected" relationship with the US Govt, needs to extremely careful about making political statements.
-already has a means of identifying members.
-already almost got shut down once over some sort of complaint over a sale here.

So it can be "different" and not have avatars..............
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Old 04-20-2017, 09:46 AM
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Yes.......... every one is different.

Just like this is a "different" forum..........

The CMP forum:
-makes no money from this.
-isn't necessary for it to function.
-due to its "sortta-connected" relationship with the US Govt, needs to extremely careful about making political statements.
-already has a means of identifying members.
-already almost got shut down once over some sort of complaint over a sale here.

So it can be "different" and not have avatars..............
It was just a suggestion.
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Old 04-20-2017, 04:33 PM
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I like that this forum doesn't have avatars. It gives it a nice clean look and doesn't look as suspicious if you're viewing the page at work...
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Old 04-23-2017, 03:45 PM
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I prefer it the way it is. Most of the time I read the posts using my cheap phone. I don't think it's neccesary to have an avatar that could be changed multiple times.
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Old 04-25-2017, 07:59 AM
Jack Hammer Jack Hammer is offline
 
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We had avatars on the old CMP forum many years ago. The avatar option was removed for a variety of reasons - all of the valid
What is tasteless about a trebuchet?
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Old 04-28-2017, 11:56 PM
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Nope, no avatars wanted by me, for all the reasons posted by others.
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Old 04-30-2017, 09:49 PM
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Actually, I really appreciate the rendering speed of this forum compared to others that I frequent - which are often overloaded with 'fluff' & exhibit slower page load times, particularly for those with slower computers.

Furthermore, my experience is that extra features make more work for the forum staff with regards to maintenance & troubleshooting. I think that forum support efforts are better spent on maintaining content rather than on extraneous features.

And a shameless plug for forum staff while I'm on the topic.
This is right on the money. Also understand that the old system had avatars which were deleted. Many times these things are distracting. Bad idea!
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