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Do you find the use of animated avatars intensely annoying?

 
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Would you ban animated avatars?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:28 pm    Post subject: Do you find the use of animated avatars intensely annoying? Reply with quote

And a possible waste of bandwidth, especially if you are only getting from 500k to 1 meg on a good day?

Should they have a health warning before they are displayed as in the case of flash photography? Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find them annoying. But not intensely.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have mixed feelings about them. Some are in extremely poor taste, but are free speech and do advertise that the poster is on that level.
I'd like a switch to permanently shut off the ones I'm tired of seeing.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry guys, do you want me to change it?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find them effin irritating flickering about on the perifery of vision, and for what? As an indicator of the insecurity of the poster/owner.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

careful_eugene wrote:
Sorry guys, do you want me to change it?
Thay would be lovely, yes.... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

woodburner wrote:
I find them effin irritating flickering about on the perifery of vision, and for what? As an indicator of the insecurity of the poster/owner.
That's over the top as an all-encompassing description of all users who employ animated avatars and is least likely to encourage said posters to change their avatar, I am bound to say.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find them irritating and a waste of bandwidth, but can think of more important issues in the world.

And what is wrong with a nice picture of a railway station.?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, please C-E, that would be great. It was amusing at first but became not so later.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

adam2 wrote:
I find them irritating and a waste of bandwidth, but can think of more important issues in the world.

And what is wrong with a nice picture of a railway station.?


I agree, Adam, but we can do something about some minor irritations. If there are fewer minor irritations we will be stronger to attack the major ones.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the interest of keeping the peace, I've changed it. I'll only put it back up on days when I feel really insecure Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks very much C_E. For your benefit, of course, we hope you don't feel insecure too often. Wink
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