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    Are there any (unwritten) rules on avatars?
    I notice that I try to identify people by their avatar, rather than reading their name. That lead me to the question: how frequently can one change avatars? I changed mine today, but I think it is still fairly recognisable.
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    Avatars should have to be smaller.. I turn them off because seeing them take over the page drives me nuts.

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    If people would make longer posts, it wouldn't be a problem. Besides, why should they be smaller? You can turn them off, like you said.

    I want them bigger. I enjoy subtlety, which is difficult to pick up on or achieve with such small pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana View Post
    Avatars should have to be smaller.. I turn them off because seeing them take over the page drives me nuts.
    ... Says the person whose avatar is animated.

    Edit: And on that note, I'll change my signature as soon as I think of a new one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mippus View Post
    Are there any (unwritten) rules on avatars?
    As long as they aren't offensive, anything goes.

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    Yes, sometimes I use avatars to identify people and can end up being a little confusing when people change avatars or you get two people with similar ones. But you have to admit photoshop edited versions of people's avatars are amusing to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mippus View Post
    Are there any (unwritten) rules on avatars?
    I notice that I try to identify people by their avatar, rather than reading their name. That lead me to the question: how frequently can one change avatars? I changed mine today, but I think it is still fairly recognisable.
    You can change your avatar several times a day if you wish. There's no limit.

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    I identify people by thier avatars and signatures- I rarely look over in the names location

    I get thrown off a bit when people change thier avatars and have to re-memorize them

    I change mine occasionally- I spent a couple of months with similar pics of my dog and now have been going on a bit of having Captain Haddock as my avatar! I like to keep things similar because it confuses people less!
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    The only thing on the Internet that is offensive is pornography, pretty much. And I'd put nude art in there, too, since that's basically pornography before cameras were invented. Just because nude artists are dead doesn't mean that their work shouldn't any less likely be called pornography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    The only thing on the Internet that is offensive is pornography, pretty much. And I'd put nude art in there, too, since that's basically pornography before cameras were invented. Just because nude artists are dead doesn't mean that their work shouldn't any less likely be called pornography.
    Err. I disagree, but that's a whole different thread. However, an avatar that doesn't show exposed naughty bits is a good idea.

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