wild idea relating to the avatar system
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130261
Level 30 Chipist
kfaraday
 
 
 
post #130261 :: 2020.11.09 2:02am :: edit 2020.11.09 2:03am
  
  mk7, xterm, aji, Quirby64, YQN, s nakai, ASIKWUSpulse, Razerek, mirageofher, amelia, sean, argarak, now_its_dark, Jakerson and kleeder liēkd this
my idea is: it would be cool if any old posts or entries made with an old avatar kept the avatar that was there at the time of posting. i ALWAYS wanted this to be the case for soundcloud and twitter, but sadly it is not. historically accurate avatars bring great context to the people we were and how places used to be... we can be pioneers of a new enlightened age...
 
 
130262
Level 30 Chipist
kfaraday
 
 
 
post #130262 :: 2020.11.09 2:04am
  
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(really, its because i was looking at comments of myself from 2012, and hoo boy i was a snippy person back then. it doesnt gel with my current gentle NYN aneki avatar at all...
 
 
130263
Level 30 Chipist
kleeder
 
 
 
post #130263 :: 2020.11.09 2:08am :: edit 2020.11.09 2:09am
  
  Quirby64, mirageofher, sean, kfaraday and Jakerson liēkd this
thats a cool idea, and i was actually thinking about it a few days ago as well!
 
 
130282
Level 16 XHBist
mirageofher
 
 
post #130282 :: 2020.11.09 10:04am
  
  Quirby64 liēkd this
historyyyy!!!!! :O
 
 
130284
Level 23 Chipist
Tilde
 
 
 
post #130284 :: 2020.11.09 10:32am
  
  Quirby64, Trreck, sean, Razerek, argarak, Jakerson and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
  
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i think botb goes a little too far in making every single thing you do here immediately and permanently available as an archive and signal boosted by forces beyond your control. stuff like this isn't a big deal at all but imo it continues that philosophy and I'm bleh on it. if i changed my avatar it's probably because i didn't want to use my old ones anymore
 
 
130285
Level 26 Chipist
raphaelgoulart
 
 
 
post #130285 :: 2020.11.09 11:08am
  
  amelia, Quirby64, sean, mirageofher, Razerek, kfaraday and Lincent liēkd this
i agree with the "if i changed my avatar it's probably because i didn't want to use my old ones anymore" bit - if this ends up being implemented, at least make it so the user can disable it
 
 
130286
Level 25 Mixist
Xaser
 
 
 
post #130286 :: 2020.11.09 11:13am :: edit 2020.11.09 11:13am
  
  Quirby64, Yung Gotenks, YQN, sean, mirageofher and Razerek liēkd this
Having this as a user-settable option would be perfect...

...says me, the guy who hasn't changed his on any site in like a decade. :P
 
 
130292
Level 22 Chipist
YQN
 
 
 
post #130292 :: 2020.11.09 12:02pm
  
  Quirby64 and sean liēkd this
when i read the title this exact idea sprang to my mind :D
 
 
130375
Level 21 Playa
xterm
 
 
 
post #130375 :: 2020.11.10 3:13pm
  
  mirageofher, Mercia and Lincent liēkd this
i like it. if i'm not mistaken, youtube videos of old entries follow this logic :)

i agree with user-toggling of this if it's implemented, but if we wanted to take it even a step further, each user could enable/disable the use of each individual one of their prior avatars. if an avatar is disabled for historical use, a post/entry could display the next avatar (forward in time) that is enabled. and disabled old avatars would be hidden from the avatar display on your profile, for anyone but you and admins.
 
 
130651
Level 9 Playa
VirtualMan
 
 
post #130651 :: 2020.11.15 8:21pm
I reckon the back end would require a huge overhaul in order to accomate this.
 
 

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