You mean that the point of an avatar is to 'think different'?Jaffa Cake said:Wouldn't that kind of go against the point of having an avatar a way to show off your individuality?
Duff-Man says....now that's not a bad idea at all - 1 year or 500 posts, whichever comes first....I like it....I have no idea how easy it would be to implement, but I like it....oh yeah!Applespider said:You mean that the point of an avatar is to 'think different'?
I can see it might help those who post slowly and take a while to get to 500 posts but want to feel part of the community. I'd be more open to it if it allowed 'slow' posters who have been around for a year and still have less than 500 to have one.
I agree with you, but I only post when I truly have something to say, I read the site like everyday but only post a few times. What I was saying about the 250 post was not to lower the 500 post but have at 250 some pre-selected avatars to choose from, like 3 different ones people can pick and once they hit 500 posts, they can upload whatever avatar they want.Blue Velvet said:Every so often, someone suggests a way of making a 'tar easier to get because it would be so much more convenient and far less work. Why put in some commitment and effort into the site when you could take the easy way?
To me, 500 posts seems a good number to give that feeling of working towards something. When you get it, it seems more valuable to you because you've earned it by consistently contributing to the forums.
Even to those who contribute...Blue Velvet said:Contributors receive other benefits, some not immediately obvious.
I agree with Blue Velvet on this. I am sympathetic with those who feel like it is an interminable process to get to 500, but it will be a more fulfilling accomplishment once it has been attained. If it helps anyone, view this as the adult version of having to do certain things to get an allowance.Blue Velvet said:To me, 500 posts seems a good number to give that feeling of working towards something. When you get it, it seems more valuable to you because you've earned it by consistently contributing to the forums.