Blocking animated Avatars

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  1. combatcolin macrumors 68020

    combatcolin

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    Anyone else block animated avatar's?

    Really narks me off, so i started blocking them a few months ago - now a good half of responses by people are "naked"!!
     
  2. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    What is so irritating about them? I find some of them to be quite entertaining.:)
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    well a way around 'blocking' them would be to just stop them from animating.
    i know in Camino you can have them only animate once, which is typically better than repeating over and over again.

    me? i love most of 'em.
     
  4. elfin buddy macrumors 6502a

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    Mmmmm hmmm, I can't wait to get my very own animated 'tar. It'll be all the more enjoyable knowing that it narks you, combatcolin ;)
     
  5. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816

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    Where is the option for blocking animated avatars? I didn't see it yet.
     
  6. Doctor Q Administrator

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    If a particular avatar is very annoying, let us know. We like to leave people free to pick any avatar they like, within reason, but now and then we've asked someone to change an avatar that's clearly too distracting.
     
  7. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    iBlue's last one was pretty distracting, but for all the right reasons. ;)
     
  8. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    you sure it wasn't iBlue? i could just stare at that avatar for hours.
     
  9. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Eh? I've had the same one for almost three years, almost unchanging... this isn't the first time there's been some confusion so...



    Public service announcement:

    Blue Velvet and iBlue are two different people, with two different avatars. Capice?



    ;)
     
  10. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    Doctor Q, you should animate the Pomodoro sculpture you are using.
    in reality it spins.
     
  11. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    I just use image blocking software to block a few. Although usually the ones I block aren't necessarily animated... they're just ones that could irritate crazy people at work. I blocked a few of iBlue's and I think rdowns' (some animated, some not) for example. They don't irritate me in particular but they're ones that are "more likely" to get me in trouble.

    I don't block any at home.
     
  12. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    imho, i think MR's avatar and signature policy is already quite fair, if not stricter than some other forums.

    it's a browser-specific feature. i.e. - firefox allows you to block images and most flash with the adblockplus extension.
     
  13. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    I knew when I posted it that it sounded funny.....

    My bad. I really did mean iBlue.

    Sorry.
     
  14. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Don't apologise to me, apologise to her; she's far prettier, emotionally-balanced, and also younger than I am. No-one should want to be mistaken for me.

    Animated avatars? Hate 'em. :D
     
  15. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    And who can forget freeny's, extremely distracting avatar (for all the right reasons), that has probably been saved by a few MR users. <wink>

    Yeah the best way to block Avatars is to use Pithhelmet in Safari or Adblock Plus in FF

    But you will find that single blocked avatars keep coming back. To remove a particular users av you need to replace the bits between the two "=" signs, with a "*" (without the quotes) as per the image below.

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    (click to enlarge)
     
  16. combatcolin thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Right, Don't Panic - your about to bit the dust!


    :p

    Dust bitten.

    ;)
     
  17. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Why are you keeping the dateline and not the u(ser number)...? :confused:

    I would use something like

    HTML:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/image.php?*u=30694&*
    where the first '*' takes out the session (if any) and the second '*' takes out the dateline, leaving the user number of the 'tar you want to block...
     
  18. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    OK you got me fair and square Mitthrawnuruodo, I didn't notice because the above still works but I'll revert back to your suggestion.

    I should have checked my own thread


    edit: if you want to block my 'tar you'll need to switch off everyones sigs as well. heh heh.
     
  19. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    I thought iBlue's avatar was ****......... oh hang on :p

    To be fair I've never seen an animated avatar, so I guess PithHelmet's doing its job.
     
  20. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    This thread is an in-joke, right? I mean, all the **** life throws at you, and some joker gets offended at little moving pictures on his computer screen? :rolleyes:
     
  21. combatcolin thread starter macrumors 68020

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    oooh, someone is a bit touchy eh?

    I like to think of a web page as if it was a page from a newspaper or magazine which i can read at my leisure, having umpteen annoying little animated logo's and flash anims (blocked Flash as well - except for youtube anyway) distracting me.

    But, as with most things in life - each to there own.
     
  22. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, because animated 'tar are just so annoying aren't they...


    ..oh, wait a minute...


    :rolleyes:
     
  23. Doctor Q Administrator

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    As long as SilentPanda keeps his avatar the way it is :) I don't care whether or not any others are animated. As long as they don't involve rapidly spinning heads.
     
  24. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    I'm working on a way of getting that 'pixel fixer widget' in to my 'tar.
     
  25. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    I was last night but I'm better this morning. :)

    Gotta say I love the rolling panda avatar.

    PS Just saw 'Edited for language'. Sorry, I could have sworn I put asterisks in. But how come the word 'bollocks' is freely acceptable in numerous posts but not s**t?
     

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