Don't be boring - add an avatar!

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Re: Don't be boring - add an avatar!

Post by pdhunter1987 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:51 pm

lexon wrote:I have a real life outside of Mint.
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What is a "real life"?
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Re: Don't be boring - add an avatar!

Post by MintBean » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:59 pm

lexon wrote:I have a real life outside of Mint. MInt is only a tool. Don't need an avatar.
Wish I could figure out how to stop a avatar from running. Reminds me of many sites now trying to get my attention with Gifs, videos, pop ups.
Lighten up. Adding an avatar probably took me about as long as you took out of your 'real life' to enlighten us with your unsolicited mini rant.

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Re: Don't be boring - add an avatar!

Post by GreenLynx » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:17 pm

I don't have a real life but I hear him on the GIFs and things that flash at me. I see firefox has some add ons that are supposed to stop them but I'm not sure if they stop the avatars from flashing too.

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Re: Don't be boring - add an avatar!

Post by pdhunter1987 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:28 pm

GreenLynx wrote:I don't have a real life but I hear him on the GIFs and things that flash at me. I see firefox has some add ons that are supposed to stop them but I'm not sure if they stop the avatars from flashing too.
True animated pics are annoying, but. GIF and a static avatar are completely different.
I don't mind emoticons used in posts though.

I like static avatars for a forum as it brings a better sense of community and a personal feel to it.

GIF's on the other hand are annoying and distracting. Sorry @inkknife :lol:
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Re: Don't be boring - add an avatar!

Post by xenopeek » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:24 am

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MintBean wrote:3) If there is a real security threat here, shouldn't the board be modified to enforce the https only rule, rather than word of mouth? I bet there are a ton of people on here with plain old http avatars.
Not a security risk, but a privacy / tracking risk. I made the suggestion to block avatars from not secured connections already half a year ago. Not only would it solve the risk, it would also show those users, who still http-connect their avatar, that they missed something.
I don't see an obvious way how I would implement this. What I did do was update all members that used http for an avatar on imgur.com to use https instead. Anyway, shouldn't you be picking an avatar image :wink:
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Re: Don't be boring - add an avatar!

Post by The Old Timer » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:38 am

So where does one find https avatars?

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Re: Don't be boring - add an avatar!

Post by Moem » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:43 am

Most people download or create an avatar, and then upload it to a service like imgur.com, and link to it from there. Imgur supports HTTPS and does not require an account.
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Re: Don't be boring - add an avatar!

Post by Moem » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:46 am

lexon wrote:Wish I could figure out how to stop a avatar from running.
You can press Escape to stop an animated GIF from running. If a certain avatar keeps annoying you, you can use ad add blocker to block the image and it won't bother you again.
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Re: Don't be boring - add an avatar!

Post by The Old Timer » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:11 am

Moem wrote:Most people download or create an avatar, and then upload it to a service like imgur.com, and link to it from there. Imgur supports HTTPS and does not require an account.
Thanks I will look into that. :)

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Re: Don't be boring - add an avatar!

Post by killer de bug » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:43 am

xenopeek wrote: What I did do was update all members that used http for an avatar on imgur.com to use https instead.
Whaouuu ! Thanks for that !
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.

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Re: Don't be boring - add an avatar!

Post by MintBean » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:29 pm

Couldn't ask for a more helpful bunch of mods here. Going way beyond 'the call of duty.'
This forum needs 'thumbs up' smiley...

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Re: Don't be boring - add an avatar!

Post by racer-x » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:04 pm

I made my avatar a few years back. I use it on a couple of forums such as this one. I made a few animated avatars and change whenever I get bored with them.

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Re: Don't be boring - add an avatar!

Post by Schultz » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:59 pm

Moem wrote:
You can press Escape to stop an animated GIF from running.
This doesn't work for me. I tried it in both Firefox and Pale Moon.

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Re: Don't be boring - add an avatar!

Post by xenopeek » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:16 am

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Re: Don't be boring - add an avatar!

Post by killer de bug » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:36 am

In Firefox I use SuperStop. With this addon, I can stop all gif with Shift + ESC. :wink:
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Re: Don't be boring - add an avatar!

Post by Lucap » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:26 am

Cool or annoying?

I'm always in two minds when it comes to animated avatars.

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