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Old 04-15-2017, 08:54 PM
Tothemax Tothemax is offline
 
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Default Upgrading site to so we can have avatars?

Just curious if this could happen? I am bad with names but remember avatars fairly well. It would help with talking to members and remembering who they are.
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Old 04-15-2017, 09:45 PM
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Many if not most folks would not use a photo of themselves but a picture of something.

I think avatars are not offered is that pictures are not hosted here.

Folks can make a signature and they could likely use HTML photo.
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Old 04-16-2017, 06:58 AM
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The site could use some updating over all.
As could the match results and scoring system.
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Old 04-16-2017, 06:59 AM
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I would rather they update the match result and schedule site first.
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Old 04-16-2017, 09:04 AM
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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.

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Old 04-16-2017, 11:14 AM
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Many if not most folks would not use a photo of themselves but a picture of something.

I think avatars are not offered is that pictures are not hosted here.

Folks can make a signature and they could likely use HTML photo.
I agree that people wouldn't use a picture of themselves. Just picture capabilities would be nice.

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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.
Little more maintenance but usually not bad.

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Old 04-16-2017, 12:16 PM
SEANinMICH SEANinMICH 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
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Old 04-16-2017, 12:27 PM
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How old of pcs are you guys running that they get bogged down on picture loading? I have a 12 year old laptop that loads them just fine.

Avatars just help people recognize the poster. I use them all the time on other forums. Some guys like them, others don't. Just a simple suggestion.
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Old 04-16-2017, 01:32 PM
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How old of pcs are you guys running that they get bogged down on picture loading? I have a 12 year old laptop that loads them just fine.

Avatars just help people recognize the poster. I use them all the time on other forums. Some guys like them, others don't. Just a simple suggestion.
sometimes it is the laptop/PC but usually the main culprit is the speed of the internet probvied, I have fairly fast and it will just sit there on text images. So combination of - server speed - download speed - browser and internet put it together (this is where the slower speeds come from)

Even a newer computer can have slow speeds...

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Old 04-16-2017, 02:09 PM
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No. Most emphatically, no.
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