So...when are we gonna get avatars back?

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  1. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    To be honest I think it's a nice change and I prefer not having any avatars. It kind of puts everybody down on the same level and lots of the time I won't know whos posting. It's kind of like everybody is anonymous right now.

    But with that being said, I started this thread just because I was curious when they'd be back. I figured they were taken down to save bandwidth during and after the keynote.
     
  2. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    I keep wondering where all the non-newbs have gone... :p
     
  3. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I'm guessing in a day or so... once stuff slows back down.

    and I don't know who's posting anymore, either. I'm a visual person. :(
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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  5. After G macrumors 68000

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    I like looking at my avatar. So much so I have a copy open right now. :D

    But no avatars is a nice change. I always look at other people's avatars too.
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    We have to teach you how to read again, that watching the newscaster actually read the newspaper on the air is sort of silly. :(
     
  7. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    As a result, I've read content from posters today whom I usually skip over or pass by. Some were worth the read. Others' comments still reinforced why it's nice to be able to identify who they are ahead of time.
     
  8. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    I feel *ABSOLUTELY* naked without my avatar...oh wait...I haven't posted enough yet....
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Any news on this? I have no idea who to insult anymore. :(
     
  10. Nermal Moderator

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    Is this news enough for you? :)

    By the way, insult me and you'll never insult anything again ... :eek:
     
  11. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Same here, without my 'tar, I feel like I am missing a part of me. ;) :)
     
  14. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    So long as confusion isn't an insult, I'll be fine. :cool:
     
  15. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    I think it is time for Nermal to be worried, you live a little too close.

    But still not quite close enough for personal comfort. :eek:
     
  16. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Where did they go now? They are gone again. Are we experiencing a late rush of some sort?
     
  17. killuminati thread starter macrumors 68020

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  18. Peace macrumors P6

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    Well there's currently 3000 folks visiting MacRumors..
    250 members and 2500 lurkers :p
     
  19. killuminati thread starter macrumors 68020

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    :eek:

    Did people forget about the keynote on monday or something? The whole day, the most I saw on at one time was 1200.
     
  20. Knox Administrator

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    This thread has been linked from digg.com's front page, which is where the majority of the extra traffic has come from. It's almost at the bottom so it'll be off soon and traffic will likely drop considerably at that point. I'll restore the avatars once that happens.
     
  21. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Sniff sniff...and to think...sniff...I only just got mine a few days ago...sniff ;)
     
  22. killuminati thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ahhh, I see. That explains a lot.

    And there's no rush to restore the avatars, I much prefer it like this :)
     
  23. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Just out of curiosity how many new members have joined up today.
     
  24. Knox Administrator

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    You know you can switch avatars off yourself? :) Go to http://forums.macrumors.com/profile.php?do=editoptions and scroll down to "Thread Display Options", you can then disable signatures, avatars and/or attached/embedded images.

    96, so far.
     

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