New Users Not Having Avatars

Discussion in 'TW Questions/Comments' started by Lakoste, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Lakoste

    Lakoste Professional

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    Theres a new thread every week from a new user asking why they can't have an avatar, and at first I brushed it off but now I'm wondering why they can't have avatars? Signatures I can kind of guess, they can spam in them, but avatars? Same with editing posts, I've never heard of a spammer actually coming back after they spam to edit their posts and get rid of the "evidence".

    Just some food for thought...
     
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  2. KOPT

    KOPT Rookie

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    when can you actually have avatar?Is it a post count or you have to wait untill youve been a member for some time?
     
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  3. Mastadon_10S

    Mastadon_10S Guest

    you can have a signature before you can an avatar...
     
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  4. You need to have at least 50 posts, and you're almost there.
     
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  5. KOPT

    KOPT Rookie

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    5 more posts and im there....need to start working
     
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  6. Fee

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    read the thread stickied above this one.
     
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  7. Sentinel

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    i really would recommend that users be allowed an avatar as they join. Would save a lot of threads.
     
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  8. diredesire

    diredesire Super Moderator

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    It would also save a lot of threads if new users were forced to read the stickies ;)
     
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  9. Lakoste

    Lakoste Professional

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    Sadly, I can't think of any way to force them to read it. Even if you incorporate it somehow into the registration process, people will just scroll right by it... similar to the Terms of Service we have to agree to.


    Easiest way is to just give Newbs the ability to have Avatars...
     
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  10. TW Staff

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    We had issues in the past allowing new users to have avatars. New user names now appear in green and avatars are not allowed until a post count of 50 has been reached.

    This policy is not going to change.

    Chris, TW
     
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