Hiding Avatars

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  1. willmtaylor macrumors G3

    willmtaylor

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    #1
    Is there any way to block 1 person's avatar? There's a new user with an avatar of himself shirtless that I'm tired of seeing. Short of blocking everyone's avatars, is there anything I can do?

    Thanks
     
  2. OllyW Moderator

    OllyW

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    #2
    I don't think you can block their avatar but you can add the member to your Ignore list so his posts are not shown.
     
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Hahahaha, there's no way to block a specific avatar. However if you block the user, Jimmy Muscles won't be popping up in your feed anymore. Click their username then click 'Ignore'. :)

    EDIT: Pipped to the post! Olly 'muscled' his way to the comment before me.
     
  4. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

    willmtaylor

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    Went through "Mr. Muscles'" posts and comments and didn't see anything I'll miss. Will go ahead and ignore then. Thanks @OllyW & @keysofanxiety .
     
  5. shadowbird423 macrumors regular

    shadowbird423

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    #5
    You can use an ad blocker to block his avatar. Just tested it out with AdBlock on yours.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I wish the ability not to display avatars in general was available, like it was in the previous version of the forums.
     
  7. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    You can use white out on your monitor, but it is a little tricky getting the posts to always line up right :D

    FWIW I made sure Uga had on his jersey in my avatar so he wouldn't be shirtless
     
  8. grahamperrin macrumors 601

    grahamperrin

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  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yup. It's not something that's part of the current forum software, and it was mentioned at one point (if I recall correctly) that it wasn't really something that was being looked into. Perhaps that will change at some point and that option will be brought back (in the sense of becoming available in the current/new forums software).
     
  10. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

    willmtaylor

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    I wasn't aware that this was something that was altogether unavailable now.
     
  11. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    #11
    You can always do it through a user stylesheet, although it's a bit tricky to set up :)

    These examples are for Firefox, as I'm at work and don't have Safari on hand.

    To hide avatars for all members:
    Code:
    @-moz-document domain(forums.macrumors.com) {
      .avatar img {
        display: none !important;
      }
    }
    For one member:
    Code:
    @-moz-document domain(forums.macrumors.com) {
      .AvMEMBERIDm img {
        display: none !important;
      }
    }
    You'll need to substitute the member ID where specified, eg. to block my avatar you'd need to use .Av13233m (you can get this number from the status bar when hovering over the avatar).
     

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