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9/3/2012 6:08:11 AM
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New Avatars for older members? UPDATE: New Idea

So after changing my avatar 3 times in the past 24 hrs, (it'll probably change again throughout this thread) I thought 'why doesn't bungie give us older members new avatars/upload your own'. I know for obvious reasons uploading avatars are not permitted, but I feel that for those who have been here for 2-3 years minimum should be granted permission to do so. I highly doubt someone who's been here that long will go and upload nudes and take the ban. If that doesn't sound like a good idea, how about pre-approved avatars. Much like how you get titles, you can get avatars. Simple enough. I know this probably won't happen, but just a suggestion. I think this would have had a better chance happening a few years ago, but what the hell. YOLO, right? I just hate not being able to find my post right away and/or being confused by another user with the same avatar. EDITITED: [b]New Idea[/b] In order to prevent the 'elitism' that is [i]sucha big deal[/i] devote a good junk of the 'older members' to a team that is responsible for approving avatars. Each 'avatar mod' is assigned an avatar change request, and if they let one slip, they can lose their privileges (Obviously in the web coding you can say what user went to what 'mod'). To stop abuse and keep a steady pace on accepting/denying avatars, make it so you can only change your avatar every 48 hours, or something along those lines. [i]New thoughts?[/i] [Edited on 09.04.2012 6:10 PM PDT]
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  • Oh, I know what horrors await me if I google my username. And I'm definitely not changing my avatar (if given the chance) to represent that metal band or that horrible old playstation game.
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  • Google :P [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Im SteelAssassn But...where would I find a better Steel Assassin?[/quote]
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  • But...where would I find a better Steel Assassin?
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  • Here's my two cents on a system. Users will be available to earn points to spend on avatars in a shop. Each title upgrade will grant points so that it rewards people who stay on for just a few months. The avatars would cost the same so little elitism would occur. Just my rough quick idea. Probably a bunch of flaws and it's too impractical.
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  • Select a bunch of members, in a process much like selecting ninjas, to have the ability to approve/deny avatar requests. Meaning if someone wants to upload their own avatar, it first has to be approved by an 'avatar moderator'. Obviously give these new 'mods' a title in reward for taking on the responsibility.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Spartan091693 Are you serious? Read the OP dude[/quote] [b]NOW[/b] it finally clicks. When you said 'avatar mod' I was thinking of you trying to designate someone to be an avatar moderator, which didn't make any sense to me. (However, if there's a position for it count me in). So, my real question why would you want an avatar mod in place when you switch avatars? Is it for indecisive people, or is there some other reason behind it?
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  • Are you serious? Read the OP dude
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  • Hah! I'm above you. [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Spartan091693 See the OP, the bottom, where it says, EDITED: New idea [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Unanimate Objec [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Spartan091693 [/quote] I don't understand the new idea. Care to clarify?[/quote][/quote] *Ahem* Moving on, I'm saying I don't understand the new idea, not the old. I'd like clarification on your new idea.
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  • See the OP, the bottom, where it says, EDITED: New idea [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Unanimate Objec [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Spartan091693 [/quote] I don't understand the new idea. Care to clarify?[/quote] [Edited on 09.04.2012 6:20 PM PDT]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Spartan091693 [/quote] I don't understand the new idea. Care to clarify?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Capt Stoneheart [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] LordOfBlah51 We've talked about title-related avatars before, but we haven't heard anything from the webteam on it. It would be cool though. [/quote] I think we should avoid adding any actual incentives to getting a title as they will become even more of a goal rather than a description, if that makes any sense[/quote] We're talking about avatars, not titles. But why shouldn't you be rewarded for your support? The only reason I simply say put a restriction on it is because of the trolls that would abuse it. /\/\[b] [u] New idea, see OP [/u][/b] /\/\ [Edited on 09.04.2012 6:09 PM PDT]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] LordOfBlah51 We've talked about title-related avatars before, but we haven't heard anything from the webteam on it. It would be cool though. [/quote] I think we should avoid adding any actual incentives to getting a title as they will become even more of a goal rather than a description, if that makes any sense
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Tom T [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Nerd Boi Pointless idea. Anyone who has been here long enough to be considered an old member shouldn't be changing their avatar, and those who would make use of such a feature are bad people and we shouldn't be catering to them anyway.[/quote]Do you have a Batman pager set for avatar threads?[/quote]Maybe.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] xXIHAYD0IXx Fine. Give only Mythics with Honorable or above the privilege. I do not begrudge them extra abilities based on their trust rating. They have, for the most part, earned it. Oh, and I won't be Mythic any time soon, so I assure you that there is no benefit for me.[/quote] Being mythic = Join Date + Trust Rating. More join date than trust rating, so I wouldn't think so.
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  • Old members use old avatars, or at least thats what I've seen. They also like to use their emblems from games. [Edited on 09.03.2012 6:42 PM PDT]
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  • I'm totally responsible though I can't change my avatar
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  • YOLOLOLOOLOOLOOOOOL. Also elitism
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Halo53 I say starting in October, anyone who's been here for 10 years gets a custom avatar. Then the policy should end in November, while those with custom avatars are grandfathered in. >_>[/quote]Dont be so obscure about it. [rule]Halo53 gets a custom avatar.[/rule]
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  • I say starting in October, anyone who's been here for 10 years gets a custom avatar. Then the policy should end in November, while those with custom avatars are grandfathered in. >_>
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Fuzzy McDoodle OP, you aren't an older member.[/quote] I browsed bungie since 05, made a few accounts, but I came on so rarely that I would always have to make a new account when I had a question with Halo 2. And still, this account is pretty old as well...
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    I'm good with the public avatar choices.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Xplode441 It definitely shouldn't be based off of account age, but on trust rating.[/quote] Indeed. Being on Bnet for a long time doesn't necessarily mean that you can be completely trusted.
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  • Your missing my point. I mean that people will take their original accounts more seriously and won't just get banned so many times and just go on to make a new account where there is basically no difference than an account that you've had for, say, 4 years. [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Gaara444 I don't see how second accounts do anything to account age, it's not like making a second account will stop your old account from being made in the past. You old account will still be old, you just have a backup. [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Lobster Fish 2 I was going to mention you but seeing that you've posted I don't need. I, along with members like dazarobbo, like the idea of giving account age some meaning (cut down on second accounts, etc). [/quote][/quote]
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  • I don't see how second accounts do anything to account age, it's not like making a second account will stop your old account from being made in the past. You old account will still be old, you just have a backup. [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Lobster Fish 2 I was going to mention you but seeing that you've posted I don't need. I, along with members like dazarobbo, like the idea of giving account age some meaning (cut down on second accounts, etc). [/quote]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] dazarobbo [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] The EAKLE I'm just saying that it seems petty to say that someone is more deserving of something based on title, account age, or anything like that.[/quote]Why? Why [i]shouldn't[/i] someone who has been a member for a long time be rewarded? Why [i]shouldn't[/i] someone who has been well behaved be rewarded? etc...[/quote]I was going to mention you but seeing that you've posted I don't need. I, along with members like dazarobbo, like the idea of giving account age some meaning (cut down on second accounts, etc).
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  • Personally, I'm all for it. But if you want a new mindset on thinking about it, the oldies on the site in a way already do have custom avatars. Sure, They might not be custom uploaded like the Ninjas and their privileges, but the Halo 2 emblems play as a nice reward for the Old Skoolers of the Community.
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