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The_BuffaloThe_Buffalo Posts: 274
edited September 2011 in Forum Feedback
With or without pictures??

Or just get rid of it all together?
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  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,948

    I never pay attention to it.  I don't like that far left column anyway.  Wish you could get rid of it to leave more remove for forum posts.   The avatars do take up less space.    See what others think.  Thanks for asking. 


    Any ideas on search?  I'm not getting a warm adn fuzzy feeling after wading through the Vanilla forums.  Sounds like it is on the way though.

    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: and  and
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
  • The avatars would have to be bigger for me to see them.  Also, if you want to know who's online, avatars might be a nice addition, but you need to see the name really.  If I'm looking for someone in particular, the names should be alphabetized and of course, you can't alphabetized avatars.  So, I'd prefer a list of names, and if it gets in the way of things, it could be a link to the list of names.  Right now, I'd say the width of the posting area is wide enough.  If it gets any wider it gets hard to read.  So, I don't mind the list being on the right side under the forum lists.
    The Naked Whiz
  • Right, but if I don't know what the avatar is for "Joe Blow", I'd have to hover over lots of them until I found him. Avatars might be nice and pretty, like you say, but I'd like to see names/handles.
    The Naked Whiz
  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,948
    I'm fine either way....see no value in knowing or not knowing who is online.  And what does online mean?  The last 1 minute or 1 day?   Forget this stuff.  Give us a better search function.....then you can work on the small stuff.
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: and  and
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
  • If you're going to keep the avatar list in rows & columns, would it be possible to put the name below each avatar, and have the names in alphabetical order?  Or, if you're going to just have 1 column vertically, perhaps you can put the name next to the avatar? 

    Either way, I personally don't have a big opinion on it, and I think there's a lot more important things to fix (that I posted about in another thread)...

    Anyway, thanks for seeking input!!
    Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup... Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. - Bruce Lee
  • I just looked at the who's online (8:15ish on a Thursday evening) and 20 of the 28 people online don't even have an avatar.  I'd say ditch the avatar display until you can put a name on each one.
    The Naked Whiz
  • geegee Posts: 71
    I'd rather  see the Names. Just my opinion
    Who cares I'll post where I want
  • Mark0525Mark0525 Posts: 1,232
    I also would rather see the names
  • Names please
    Fred V. Smyrna,Ga.
  • Please list who is online in alphabetical names. The Avatar's are time consuming to hover over each one to see who is online and 90% of posters do not even have an Avatar so it is not like it would be easily recognizable since they all look the same

    BGE'er since 1996 Large BGE 1996, Small BGE 1996, Mini BGE 1997
  • onedbguruonedbguru Posts: 1,552
    names only, alphabetic order. Avatar's are a complete waste of bandwidth - even when displaying the actual comments in the forum.  Especially the animated avatars.
  • LDDLDD Posts: 1,225
    4Runner  what far left column?

    I'm fine with names and/or avatar. I would like to see an improvement in the search :)
    context is important :)
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,982
    Names preferred over avatars.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs, Humphrey's Weekender, Superior Smokers SS-Two, MAK 1-Star General, Hasty Bake Gourmet, Santa Maria Grill, Thai Charcoal cooker, Webers: 18.5" WSM, 22.5" OTG, 22.5" Kettle Premium, WGA Charcoal, Summit S-620 NG

    Bay Area, CA
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