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xsedrinam
Jan 4, 2005, 01:55 PM
Hi all,
Pardon a perhaps misplaced, newbie question, but are there avatar policies in MacRumors (like a required minimum of posts to be able to, etc.)? I can't seem to be able to modify my avatar setting from anything other than "do not use". Thanks.
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Sun Baked
Jan 4, 2005, 01:58 PM
Is is too hard to read the Forum FAQs or check out the GUIDE/FAQ: Hay guys, how do I get an avatar? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=90468)?

jsw
Jan 4, 2005, 02:00 PM
In all fairness, the restriction (you need 500 posts or more) should be mentioned somewhere in the area around the avatar setup, since so many new users have problems with it. It's not remotely intuitive, and I don't think we should expect everyone who joins to read a FAQ about everything on the site before they go exploring their account options.

edesignuk
Jan 4, 2005, 02:01 PM
In all fairness, the restriction (you need 500 posts or more) should be mentioned somewhere in the area around the avatar setup, since so many new users have problems with it. It's not remotely intuitive, and I don't think we should expect everyone who joins to read a FAQ about everything on the site before they go exploring their account options.
Are you going soft? :D :p

Sun Baked
Jan 4, 2005, 02:04 PM
Are you going soft? :D :pSenility is always a possibility. :(

Of course many companies make loads of money doing stuff for people when they are too ********* to read the manual or the Help screens.

Hey, if they're *********s lets charge them $100 per hour, or a $1000 per incident.

kettle
Jan 4, 2005, 02:06 PM
FAQ (http://forums.macrumors.com/faq.php?faq=vb_faq#faq_new_faq_item) :)

edit: ok. I opened a load of new posts in tabs and it took ten minuites to get to this one..... :p

jsw
Jan 4, 2005, 02:10 PM
Are you going soft? :D :p
No, just busting on Sun Baked. :)

Sun Baked
Jan 4, 2005, 02:12 PM
No, just busting on Sun Baked. :)http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=12945&stc=1

grapes911
Jan 4, 2005, 02:15 PM
FAQ (http://forums.macrumors.com/faq.php?faq=vb_faq#faq_new_faq_item) :)

edit: ok. I opened a load of new posts in tabs and it took ten minuites to get to this one..... :p

I hate when that happens. I do it all the time.

xsedrinam
Jan 4, 2005, 04:04 PM
Thanks, JSW.
I did make my way finally into the FAQ to confirm your kind and helpful reply. I also read on to make note of another important bit of info: "Becoming a moderator for a specific forum is usually rewarded to users who are particularly helpful and knowledgeable in the subject of the forum they are moderating." Nice to have a friendly welcome. Obviously, there are others who post in here who apparently have neither the same aspirations, agenda nor people skills. Not to worry. I don't get mad....just even.
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In all fairness, the restriction (you need 500 posts or more) should be mentioned somewhere in the area around the avatar setup, since so many new users have problems with it. It's not remotely intuitive, and I don't think we should expect everyone who joins to read a FAQ about everything on the site before they go exploring their account options.
;)

Mertzen
Jan 4, 2005, 04:37 PM
In all fairness, the restriction (you need 500 posts or more) should be mentioned somewhere in the area around the avatar setup,

I am not sure why other see this as foolish ,, this would prevent a lot of trouble ..

Thomas Veil
Jan 4, 2005, 10:15 PM
I think we should also mention that posts in the Political forum don't count towards your total. Took me a while to find that out when I first came here.

Hoef
Jan 4, 2005, 10:22 PM
Pardon a perhaps misplaced, newbie question, but are there avatar policies in MacRumors
No animated body parts please

MacNut
Jan 4, 2005, 11:52 PM
Why do I get the feeling that this won't be the last time someone asks about why they can't get their avatar to work. :rolleyes:

5300cs
Jan 4, 2005, 11:57 PM
People who ask for help rudely, or ask for help then don't say "Thank You" tend to piss me off rather quickly. People who are nice and say "Please" and "Thank You" are more than welcome here. The more the merrier.

Welcome to the forums, xsedrinam

MacNut
Jan 5, 2005, 12:07 AM
Since this topic comes up so often, what seems to be daily, :rolleyes: It should be clearly posted in bold letters as soon as a newbie registers that it takes 500 posts to receive an avatar, that way they wont have any excuses to ask. Just a suggestion.

And for the record this should be posted under site comments. ;)
edit:nevermind :)

Rower_CPU
Jan 5, 2005, 12:10 AM
...

And for the record this should be posted under site comments. ;)

It has been for the last 11 minutes. :p

[edit - I see your "nevermind" and raise you an "aha!" :D]

MacNut
Jan 5, 2005, 12:14 AM
It has been for the last 11 minutes. :p

[edit - I see your "nevermind" and raise you an "aha!" :D]

I never refreshed, I raise your aha with a Do'h and call. :cool:

Rower_CPU
Jan 5, 2005, 12:16 AM
I never refreshed, I raise your aha with a Do'h and call. :cool:

Well played. ;)

bousozoku
Jan 5, 2005, 08:50 AM
Perhaps, there should be a week-long training period for newbies where they can't post and are repeatedly directed toward sticky threads. ;)

solvs
Jan 5, 2005, 07:50 PM
You guys are being so nice! :eek: :confused: :p

Frankly, I'm a little disappointed. :(

mms
Jan 5, 2005, 09:28 PM
Perhaps, there should be a week-long training period for newbies where they can't post and are repeatedly directed toward sticky threads. ;)
That would be awesome. Just cram that whole courtesy/site rules thing into their head constantly. Actually, it should happen as long as they are newbies. Once they post enough quality posts to move up in rank we can assume they've had enough and they would've learned.

Mechcozmo
Jan 6, 2005, 12:14 AM
I hearby nominate this to be added to the newbie training curriculum. Linkety away! (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=102527)