mac wrote:From my perspective I hope you won't be concerned if you can't set a default avatar, KK.
I'm not really concerned about the loss of the default avatar experiment, mac - what has peeved is that all those members who set their own personal avatars have now lost them! That's where my apologies are offered - and hope they are accepted!
mac wrote:Over the several websites where I'm a regular not only do I never use an avatar but I also block every other and any other kind of image or decoration. All I'm interested in is reading what folk say.
Pictures, icons and avatars have absoutely no significance or interest for me.
So, does that mean that you block out and cannot see the avatar in a person's profile?
The benefit of having avatars on a forum, means that you can easily see who has made a post and where else that person has posted - it stands out from the rest, and also separates the posts in a thread, making them easier to read.
It may well be a psychological thing, (or even just laziness on the part of some readers) but posts do tend to hold more attention and clout if they have a recognised image that can instantly be attributed to a specific member.
Not so much on this little forum, but on the larger forums, there have been instances where people have got mixed up with "who said what"
and such situations have been known to create various 'problems'.
I certainly find it easier to negotiate a thread where it is instantly recognisable who has said what in the thread.
(Remember the comment you made in some other post about "vari-focal" or "multi-focal" glasses? I have the same problem (well ... it's not a 'problem' as such, but these little things do tend to make life a lot easier.