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Old 09-28-2009, 10:06 PM   #1
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No animated Avatars please

They are so annoying, can you exclude them?
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Old 09-29-2009, 12:23 AM   #2
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Old 09-29-2009, 01:01 AM   #3
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They are so annoying, can you exclude them?
Yes, you can.

If you edit your options in your UserCP:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/pro...do=editoptions

You will see there is a checkbox to "Show Avatars" under "Thread Display Options".

Alternatively, use Adblock or similar/equivalent (with whatever browser you're using) to block those elements you don't like.

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Old 09-29-2009, 04:55 AM   #4
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:26 AM   #5
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Yes, you can.

If you edit your options in your UserCP:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/pro...do=editoptions

You will see there is a checkbox to "Show Avatars" under "Thread Display Options".

Alternatively, use Adblock or similar/equivalent (with whatever browser you're using) to block those elements you don't like.

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Sure you can turn off avatars. But you turn them ALL off. That's not the issue. The issue is that some people are finding animated avatars annoying. So static avatars are fine.
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Old 09-30-2009, 04:10 PM   #6
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Why???
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Old 09-30-2009, 04:16 PM   #7
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They are so annoying, can you exclude them?
My post from another thread
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If you use Mozilla firefox or Opera you can disable animations in animated gifs.

You can also install adblock plugin into Mozilla Firefox.
You can then right-click the image and add it to the adblock. Be careful and block only single image and not all images from server (which is a default action)

You can also use lots of interesting settings / third party tools for MS Internet Explorer. I just haven't used MSIE for browsing for a very, very long time. Last time I had to use MSIE I used Privoxy to block unwanted stuff.
It is not a good solution to block all avatars or animated images (I like some of the Smilies )
I have blocked that atrocious animated avatar using adblock and I am happy mobilereader again.
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:11 PM   #8
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Sure you can turn off avatars. But you turn them ALL off. That's not the issue. The issue is that some people are finding animated avatars annoying. So static avatars are fine.
...and, as you quoted, the second part of my post was to use something like Adblock or similar/equivalent to remove those elements that are found subjectively "annoying".

Obviously, being able to solve for oneself a personal, subjective annoyance is far better than the notion of implementing a "static" imposition on other peoples' preferences (eg. those who use or like the animations). It is just such a personal solution that I assume people are trying to help with by offering their suggestions here.

Cheers,
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Old 10-02-2009, 07:51 AM   #9
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I second the OP's motion. While some of them might be not exactly annoying, they all are distracting.
BTW, while we're at it, how about limiting signature size? I think it's a bit unfair when a one-line post takes up as much space as a ten line long thoughtful reply. I'd say three or four lines should be enough.
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:00 AM   #10
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With Opera you can disable animated GIFs on a per-site basis, if that's of any help.
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:08 AM   #11
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BTW, while we're at it, how about limiting signature size? I think it's a bit unfair when a one-line post takes up as much space as a ten line long thoughtful reply. I'd say three or four lines should be enough.
Agree with it.
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:12 AM   #12
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..... while we're at it, how about limiting signature size? ....
I agree with both!
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:45 AM   #13
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Is there some degree of autism required to disallow certain features for most users because some users find it annoying?
How about we remove avatars all together since their color and presence alone is preventing my oh so easily distracted eyes from looking at the rest of the post?
Or how about only disabling ANY avatars that evokes any emotion?
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:59 AM   #14
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:06 AM   #15
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Is there some degree of autism required to disallow certain features for most users because some users find it annoying?
How about we remove avatars all together since their color and presence alone is preventing my oh so easily distracted eyes from looking at the rest of the post?
Or how about only disabling ANY avatars that evokes any emotion?
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