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Arcane Wizard
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Posted: 07 Dec 2003 03:50:52 pm    Post subject:

Just curious.
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62 52 53 53
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Posted: 07 Dec 2003 04:06:11 pm    Post subject:

My vote is the sarcastic one!
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KD5YTX


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Posted: 07 Dec 2003 06:25:31 pm    Post subject:

Wow, this isn't a pointless poll. I think I'll start one!

Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
Ninja pollsters, get ready!
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Matt


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Posted: 08 Dec 2003 05:09:54 pm    Post subject:

Ok . . . .I think I'm gettin' a clue. (I'll change it)
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Jedd
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Posted: 09 Dec 2003 12:30:20 am    Post subject:

I wouldnt ever imagine mine as getting annoying after a while......
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DmitriB


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Posted: 09 Dec 2003 11:05:37 am    Post subject:

your avatar is annoying and i only saw it for a few seconds...they distract you from the actual page cause they are flashing to much.

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KD5YTX


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Posted: 09 Dec 2003 11:49:47 am    Post subject:


Lol, that isn't annoying, it's pretty funny. And since it is pretty much monochromatic, it isn't that distracting (at least to me).

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Arcane Wizard
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Posted: 09 Dec 2003 11:54:24 am    Post subject:

Funny and distracting isn't mutually exclusive, some are funny, some get old very fast and then start getting annoying.

Monochromatic is pretty much the most distracting thing possible, who wouldn't notice black on white or white on black?

Anyway, this poll isn't directed to anyone on this forum in particular, it's just that I often see people on forums complaining about animated avatars and was wondering what the general attitude about it was on this forum.
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62 52 53 53
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Posted: 09 Dec 2003 05:07:41 pm    Post subject:

You know what would be cool, avatars that ran the animation five times or whatever and then stopped, but started again if you held your mouse over them. Then they would a.) move and look cool, and b.) stop before they get annoying.

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Jedd
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Posted: 09 Dec 2003 05:50:20 pm    Post subject:

I bet you could do that. But im going to look for a new avatar...its beginning to annoy even me.
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KD5YTX


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Posted: 09 Dec 2003 05:55:03 pm    Post subject:

The problem with that is that then the avatar would complete its animation before the user had had a chance to scroll down and view it. If you used Flash or some extraneous JavaScript (prohibited by the forum) you could make it so that the viewer of a page sees the animation only X amount of times, but that's just too much people! Come on! You have 1600 advertisements (on average) blasted, read, flashed, flown, shown at/for/for/by you each day! I think we can handle an animated avatar. As far as distraction factor goes, an avatar in itself can be quite a diversion, but we still keep them around don't we? Typing in all caps grabs your attention, but nobody gets booted from the forum for an occasional shouting fit. Grow up and stop whining - the avatars are spiffy.

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Jedd
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Posted: 09 Dec 2003 06:10:05 pm    Post subject:

True. But it is still annoying me. So within a few days i'll have a new one. Anyone: send me ideas on what to change it too if you want (or care).
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b__


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Posted: 09 Dec 2003 06:27:19 pm    Post subject:

Moving avatars are annoying, but who cares you are only reading the page for a minute anyways.


Is my avatar working?


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Jedd
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Posted: 09 Dec 2003 06:32:20 pm    Post subject:

Nope its not working.
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KD5YTX


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Posted: 09 Dec 2003 09:19:26 pm    Post subject:

I don't have any imedeate preconceptions of ideas for a new avatar for you, though I do wish to ask about a point of interest on the old (/current) one. The url to the image is "http://mitglied.lycos.de/skinhead68/mad_dance1.gif"... Skinhead68? Is that your username for some free web host or someone elses or what in gods name would posses someone to obtain such a name? I can only think of the rather disturbing (however obscure) reference to a "ball busting skinhead" who wishes to make a "playground out of [someone's] a" when viewing that url. The emotional damage alone has reapt harsh repurcussions upon my financial assets, which have been transfered fully over to therapy. I can't eat, I can't sleep - that url lays back in the "rincon" (corner, too lazy to add accento) of the twisted cavernous reaches that swell deep past my mind and through my soul into that which is the innermost depths of my psyche.

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Jedd
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Posted: 09 Dec 2003 09:36:26 pm    Post subject:

Yes that is the url. But no, I don't want to a rape you, and no its not my username, and ive never been to that site (i got the pic from google image search). But thanks for flavoring the world with your extensive and colorful imagination!
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Spyderbyte


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Posted: 10 Dec 2003 05:18:41 pm    Post subject:

Um I can change mine if it's bugging anyone. And it is possible to only have a gif play a certain number of times (at least with the software I use.) :D

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anduril66
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Posted: 10 Dec 2003 05:36:22 pm    Post subject:

I don't like animated avatars, avatars (non-animated), smilies, and graphic icons. I also don't like large text. I am very secretive.
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KD5YTX


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Posted: 10 Dec 2003 10:50:49 pm    Post subject:

Spyderbyte wrote:
Um I can change mine if it's bugging anyone.  And it is possible to only have a gif play a certain number of times (at least with the software I use.) :D

Spyderbyte

The problem is though that lets say you have it play the animation 3 times - but your avatar is in the middle of the page. By the time the user scrolls down your avatar will already have gone through its 3 cycles. If you make it more cycles, they may happen to scroll down to your post first and it will seem repetetive. Thus my explanation of it being implausible to make a good and simple image animation repeater mechanism that would base its repeating on what the user is viewing, at least in this forum.

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Arcane Wizard
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Posted: 11 Dec 2003 08:43:32 am    Post subject:

You can set up a flash movie as an avatar in invision boards (like this one) but I forgot how. You can probably just upload it like you do with normal avatars, but I'm not sure.

I remember somebody who did that and the avatar only had an animation (and even sound) for when somebody put their mouse on top of it.
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