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Old 11 May 2007, 07:46   #1
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Can RIB.net allow custom avatars to be displayed under your username whenever you post?

I know it is a feature incorporated in vBulletin.

It would brighten things up somewhat.
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Old 03 June 2007, 06:15   #2
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Can RIB.net allow custom avatars to be displayed under your username whenever you post? I know it is a feature incorporated in vBulletin. It would brighten things up somewhat.
JK wasn't keen the last time we asked because the server space it would take up and add nothing to the posts. However you could ask him for green blobs (worthy of a search on Ribnet for the full story as world wars have been started over lesser arguments)

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Old 03 June 2007, 14:34   #3
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It's a quesion that comes up from time to time, but it's not something that I plan to add any time soon. Server space isn't a problem, but I have still to be convinced that they add anything other than a bit of pointless fluff.

I think that most people are happy with things as they are, but as ever I'm open to persuasion!

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Old 03 June 2007, 15:37   #4
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No I ain't

I like Avatars why don't we have a poll. I have always been fond of pointless bit's of fluff......just as long as they weren't looking for a long term relationship.

Anybody that cares to look on the Boatmad site can see how charming and entertaing they can be. I love my Boatmad Avatar it makes me happy evry time I see it.

It's a picture of Johnny Fuller when he was in college

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I like Avatars why don't we have a poll. I have always been fond of pointless bit's of fluff......just as long as they weren't looking for a long term relationship.

Anybody that cares to look on the Boatmad site can see how charming and entertaing they can be. I love my Boatmad Avatar it makes me happy evry time I see it.

It's a picture of Johnny Fuller when he was in college

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jk... ...please don't do it - unless there is an option for each user to turn them off in the view they see - I think they look tacky - just look at how crap boatmad looks
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Anybody that cares to look on the Boatmad site can see how charming and entertaing they can be. I love my Boatmad Avatar it makes me happy evry time I see it.
The case for the prosecution rests m'lud . . .

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Old 03 June 2007, 18:20   #7
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jk... ...please don't do it - unless there is an option for each user to turn them off in the view they see - I think they look tacky - just look at how crap boatmad looks
Shock horror I actually agree with you for once!!!
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C'mon Lanky... bring on the "fluff".... and bring back the Blobs... or I'll be forced to take pictures of your humiliation on the 15th......
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Who would you rather invite to a party guys me or Codwart and Polprawn

C'mon lets habe some fun.
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Old 04 June 2007, 08:17   #10
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C'mon Lanky... bring on the "fluff".... and bring back the Blobs...
I've been considering reinstating the blobs on an individual basis for special people
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or I'll be forced to take pictures of your humiliation on the 15th......
You reckon? You'll have to wait for me to catch up first!

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I think the idea of being able to choose to turn them off is a good one. If it is possible.

I personally think they can be a bit of fun, but as always some people take the fun a little nearer the limits than others.
The consequence of this is that I allow my 8 and 10 year olds to browse Ribnet freely, but do not allow them access to Boatmad unless I am there to supervise, which is a shame because they like the videos of fast boats with rock music backing tracks.
Although the avatars are of course not the only reason, as the content of posts on Boatmad can also be a little less suitable.

I’m not moaning by the way, as I realise that neither site is specifically targeted at a family audience.

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Old 04 June 2007, 14:02   #12
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Well John can Admin what Avators are not suitable anyway, I for one would like to see them, as many are an amusing addition to someones profile, and it will brighten the place up a bit. I dont think we should judge ourselves by other forums... saying that I've never surfed boatmad
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Old 04 June 2007, 17:11   #13
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itsa god place Theres a lot of knowledgable people on Boatmad and me.
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Old 04 June 2007, 17:24   #15
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Well it wouldn't be a genuine post from me if it didn't have one typo or granmatical error .... But I suspect it will cheer the FGT up !
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I'm not opposed to "fun" I just find that brightly coloured and animated avitars distract from the supposedly interesting and useful content of the pages... perhaps its just me - in which case so long as I can turn it off then I don't mind. If there is a funny picture or image that is relevant - then stick it in the thread...
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I think the idea of being able to choose to turn them off is a good one. If it is possible.

I personally think they can be a bit of fun, but as always some people take the fun a little nearer the limits than others.
The consequence of this is that I allow my 8 and 10 year olds to browse Ribnet freely, but do not allow them access to Boatmad unless I am there to supervise, which is a shame because they like the videos of fast boats with rock music backing tracks.
Although the avatars are of course not the only reason, as the content of posts on Boatmad can also be a little less suitable.

I’m not moaning by the way, as I realise that neither site is specifically targeted at a family audience.

Nasher.

Totally agree Boatmad is for the grown ups, Ribnet forums probably more for the family boaters,When the young uns get older and get more into boats they then can change over to Boatmad.
There you are that'll get a reaction!
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Totally agree Boatmad is for the grown ups, Ribnet forums probably more for the family boaters,When the young uns get older and get more into boats they then can change over to Boatmad.
There you are that'll get a reaction!


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