What happened to the avatars?

If you have suggestions for this site, noticed some problems or would like to give us a hand, then please post it here.
  • Author
  • Message
Offline

PilotLN23

Newbie

Newbie

  • Posts: 3
  • Joined: 17 Jan 2007, 01:04

Unread post17 Jan 2007, 01:21

I noticed that there are no avatars on this site. Is it possible for the forum to have it? It would let everyone show a pic of themself or anything else instead of having to cram it into their sig.
Offline

Stefaan

F-16.net Webmaster

F-16.net Webmaster

  • Posts: 2603
  • Joined: 23 May 2003, 11:32
  • Warnings: -1

Unread post17 Jan 2007, 08:48

Hi PilotLN23,

welcome to F-16.net!

We don't support Avatars on F-16.net simply because we feel they distract too much from the content (you end up with avatars in all sizes and colors, some with animation, etc). For the same reason we prefer not to use graphical signatures (I realize it's mentioned nowhere though).

Hope you understand,

stefaan
Stefaan Vanhastel
F-16.net Webmaster.
Offline

akruse21

Forum Veteran

Forum Veteran

  • Posts: 809
  • Joined: 30 Jul 2005, 11:38

Unread post17 Jan 2007, 09:38

I like the no avatars. Less crap staring at you when you're trying to read.
Offline

seat_dreamer

Senior member

Senior member

  • Posts: 278
  • Joined: 08 Apr 2006, 16:49
  • Location: Athens, Greece

Unread post17 Jan 2007, 12:52

It's also the nature of the forum. It's not a flightsimming site (sometimes there are F4.0 questions but that's all), and many people are actively involved in the real military, so it's pretty much useless, since nobody would really have such a picture or notice it.

And with the stuff you can read in here (if you're a civilian fan of the Viper), and the many times vigorous member dogfighting occuring, you'll notice it even less :twisted:
"144-0 kill ratio.....Ok 144-1 but that's 1 compared to your entire airforce."
Offline

Parkeran

Active Member

Active Member

  • Posts: 144
  • Joined: 17 Jul 2007, 10:22
  • Location: Australia

Unread post30 Sep 2007, 02:56

You could give everybody an avatar of the number of posts. By this i mean get pics of viper flight hour patches and give them to the users as they achive more and more posts. eg. 100 posts...give the user a pic of a 100 hrs viper patch as the avatar.
Parkeran
Offline

afnsucks

Active Member

Active Member

  • Posts: 222
  • Joined: 16 Jun 2006, 22:59

Unread post30 Sep 2007, 05:57

That would be a cool idea. Better then random avatars since it actually has something to do with F-16s
AMERICA: numba 1 best!
Offline

Stefaan

F-16.net Webmaster

F-16.net Webmaster

  • Posts: 2603
  • Joined: 23 May 2003, 11:32
  • Warnings: -1

Unread post30 Sep 2007, 15:44

Parkeran wrote:You could give everybody an avatar of the number of posts. By this i mean get pics of viper flight hour patches and give them to the users as they achive more and more posts. eg. 100 posts...give the user a pic of a 100 hrs viper patch as the avatar.


Parkeran,

that's a good suggestion. We're going to do an update of the forum software in the near future, and we'll try to implement the "viper posts" patches!

(Regarding the forum software update: we'll make sure the general look & feel and functionality remain the same. We're more or less forced to switch since our current software is no longer maintained (no new features, bug fixes take a long time, etc.), and this is less than ideal.

Anyway, I'll make sure to keep everyone posted. Thanks again for the suggestion!

stefaan
Stefaan Vanhastel
F-16.net Webmaster.
Offline

Parkeran

Active Member

Active Member

  • Posts: 144
  • Joined: 17 Jul 2007, 10:22
  • Location: Australia

Unread post01 Oct 2007, 12:28

No worries Stefaan. I'm happy to be of assistance.
Parkeran
Offline
User avatar

Lieven

F-16.net Webmaster

F-16.net Webmaster

  • Posts: 3664
  • Joined: 23 May 2003, 15:44

Unread post16 Nov 2013, 19:08

Times have changed and we feel now is a good time to start using Avatars.

We've now started to experiment with them and will roll them out quite soon to all forum members.

Image size will probably be 75px*75px.
Offline
User avatar

Lieven

F-16.net Webmaster

F-16.net Webmaster

  • Posts: 3664
  • Joined: 23 May 2003, 15:44

Unread post11 Jan 2014, 19:47

Every registered forum user can now add his/her avatar!

Should you have any remarks or need any assistance, please let us know!
Offline
User avatar

Lieven

F-16.net Webmaster

F-16.net Webmaster

  • Posts: 3664
  • Joined: 23 May 2003, 15:44

Unread post16 Jan 2014, 21:31

I added transparent backgrounds to the avatars which were currently in use. If you don't like that, PM me and I will undo that. :-)

Return to F-16.net feedback

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests