The value of distinctive avatars

Discussion created by KJBob on Jan 30, 2016
Latest reply on Apr 11, 2016 by KJBob

    The sunset scene appearing everywhere on EZ is apparently the default member avatar.  It's an improvement over the gray silhouette defaults often found on message boards, but every bit as generic.  The idea behind avatar images is to help members intuitively recognize distinct individuals -- yet the default avatar defeats this purpose.  For example, it renders this graphic rather silly:


     While a distinctive avatar is not required to use this board, it does make our posts stand out.  And it's easy to do.  In order of increasing creativity, we can:

  • Choose one of the many ready-made avatars provided
  • Upload a photo -- yourself, a pet, whatever
  • Draw one!  I've seen a few really cool ones here



     Best regards,