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Old 25 May 2014, 16:44
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How to encourage members upload their avatar?

Hello,

Are there any ways/mode how to encourage members upload their avatar?

I think if members use their avatar on forum, it will be better for looking

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Old 25 May 2014, 20:05
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Originally Posted by webmastersun View Post
Hello,

Are there any ways/mode how to encourage members upload their avatar?

I think if members use their avatar on forum, it will be better for looking

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Just use a default avatar that looks nice with your style and does not stand out.
Some folks do not use an avatar -- notice my avatar here.
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Old 26 May 2014, 15:17
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I use a notice and it works great. Since using the notice all new members upload an avatar shortly after joining.
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Old 28 May 2014, 07:54
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Originally Posted by CharlieDelta View Post
I use a notice and it works great. Since using the notice all new members upload an avatar shortly after joining.
Cool! I am applying this mod for my forum http://www.webmastersun.com and feel good with it. I'm wondering if someone can register and test it showing a notice on top header, under forum statistics ?

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Old 28 May 2014, 15:59
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Working fine.notice.jpg

Nice site BTW.
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Old 28 May 2014, 17:13
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Make the default avatar show any and everywhere you can (Zachery/GeekyDesigns has a default avatar mod btw and one or two others too if I recall correctly) but ensure it shows the default avatar. Now take that default image and make it something funny but also "meh" and by that I mean - Make some really nice custom avatars, ones they will see and go "ohh wow I would like to have one of those" and then the default one is a silly frown smiley face w/ a mustache or something, it would scream "replace me" but still not look odd on the forum as it should match the style in a sense but the new avatars would be spot on and make them want to replace it.

Other ways to do this but I've found that making them see a "meh" image inclines them to replace it sooner rather than later and the default white/grey silhouette does not prompt you to, want to do anything but read a drivers education manual because it reminds you of a street sign related to pedestrian crossings .

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Old 28 May 2014, 18:01
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Or even use a gravatar mod from here, that waythey get a default avatar based on their email address or they can go to Gravatar and upload one they want to use.
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Old 29 May 2014, 14:01
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Working fine.Attachment 149213

Nice site BTW.
LoL thanks for checking and taking a screenshot here.
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Old 01 Jun 2014, 15:58
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Or even use a gravatar mod from here, that waythey get a default avatar based on their email address or they can go to Gravatar and upload one they want to use.
I think gravatar is better to use for wordpress, instead of vb, right?
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Old 01 Jun 2014, 20:39
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Originally Posted by webmastersun View Post
I think gravatar is better to use for wordpress, instead of vb, right?
That depends on you, if you check any thread at my site www.thecodecage.com/forumz you'll see that users are automatically given an gravatar or they upload their own avatar, I don't know why you'd think it's only good for wordpress?
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