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No avatar replace with random avatar?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

On the older system I never uploaded (or wanted) an avatar.  With this new system my avatar is an IQube.

 

Is this a mistake?  Is the IQube the default avatar now?  Is this a new way to advertise products?

 

I'd like to know so I can upload my own avatar if I need to since I don't even like the IQube!

post #2 of 8
Thread Starter 

Well I'm replying to my own thread since I got my answer.

 

It seems like the forum now picks a random avatar if you don't pick one.  I don't really like this feature but it's a minor quibble since I can pick my own avatar.  What does bug me is that my avatar is a product I don't even like!  If we have to pick an avatar, why not have a few avatars that just say "Head-Fi" or something along those lines.

 

Again, it's a minor quibble.  The admins must be going through a lot sorting the site out and I do appreciate all the work that goes into Head-Fi.

 

post #3 of 8

My random avatar is a Shure headphone.  I wish I could at least pick a product I own.

post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

Yep, it would be nice to pick a product we like or own if we have to pick something.  I just replaced mine with a random puppy.  Who doesn't like puppies? :)


Edited by odigg - 5/6/10 at 5:47pm
post #5 of 8

This whole new forum is a elaborate scheme to add more advertising, coated with a "new look" to make people think it actually is worth it.  Don't lie to yourself, this is what is happening.  I don't think anyone can deny it.

 

Head-fi is officially a marketplace now, not a discussion area.

 

And btw, I wanna buy your puppy ;)


Edited by Crazy*Carl - 5/7/10 at 12:50am
post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by odigg View Post

Yep, it would be nice to pick a product we like or own if we have to pick something.  I just replaced mine with a random puppy.  Who doesn't like puppies? :)


Sounds like a good move :)

post #7 of 8

My avatar is a single white pixel for now until I can think something up. Mine was an iQube as well- strange choice for a default avatar. frown

 

Edit: Make that a single white pixel that was automatically scaled to a white box by the forum software. Buy one pixel, get 9,999 free!


Edited by MCC - 5/7/10 at 3:13am
post #8 of 8

This platform currently requires avatars; so for users who didn't have them, they got a randomly assigned one. But you can upload your own image right from your user profile. Just click "My Profile" and you'll see a "Replace Image" button below your current iQube image.

 

Since the system was going to dole out avatars to those without one, I just picked images out of my Flickr account, most of which I took myself.

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