Avatars and signatures - useful/entertaining or a waste of space?

Discussion in 'OT (OFF Topic) Forums' started by developer, Jul 26, 2012.

Should we allow avatars and signatures?

  1. Yes, they are ok

    51 vote(s)
    76.1%
  2. No, they are guff

    4 vote(s)
    6.0%
  3. I don't care

    12 vote(s)
    17.9%
  1. developer

    developer MB Club Veteran

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    I noticed while perusing today someone suggested how one might "preference" out signatures and the like when viewing posts, describing them as "guff"

    Are they guff?

    I put a photo and spec of my car that I assumed other MB enthusiasts might enjoy, however, I've seen a couple of signatures that talk about picking up a turd by the clean end, which doesn't sit comfortably with me.

    What do the panel think?
     
  2. SPX

    SPX MB Club Veteran

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    A bit of individuality in the anonymity of the Internet is a good thing.
     
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    I love my avatar. It's about as me as I get..,
     
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    My avatar seems to cheer people up, cant be a bad thing these days.
     
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    martyz Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    just a bit of fun,some are food for thought,let them stay.
     
  6. brucemillar

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    Express your self as you see fit. Our part of the world is free after all.

    A splash of colour harms no one.
     
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  8. markjay

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    Amen to that :D
     
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    Benzster Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I like the Avatars but am with you on unessessary verbiage which is often added.
     
  10. moonloops

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    guff, and adblocked accordingly so I never see them.
     
  11. bpsorrel

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    Why not, as long as they're not offensive.
     
  12. Will

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    If the option to disable them is there as a personal choice when viewing, I don't see why they should be a problem :)
     
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  13. Bosco

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    I like the avatars. They are personal, I'm getting to the stage that I can recognise many of the regulars by their avatars without looking at the name. As long as the signatures are not offensive I have no real problem with them although seeing the same large image many times in the same thread can be a bit off-putting.
     
  14. TDE1

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    I dont see the harm, as you can choose not to look at them.

    Wonder who would be voted as having the most instantly-recognisable avatar...
     
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    Dunno, but I tend to use them to recognise people more easily rather than read. I'd be sad if we could not use them.
     
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    "Feck off, cup!" - one of the funniest moments I have ever seen on telly, closely followed by the advent calendar scene.
     
  18. mika

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    Hi
    i like the avatars / signatures that show peoples cars
    its harmless isnt it?
     
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