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filmyak
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OK, I know the rules on avatars here, but I was just wondering if you would consider loosening the restrictions a bit? (Not trying to pick a fight, just asking) Smile

Don't get me wrong -- I totally understand the problem with copyrighted images. But I'd love to put a piece of personal artwork up as opposed to the generic bunny, and I have no interest in making it a photo of me. One of the things I love most about the web is that it forces you to judge someone based on their content, not their appearance. Not that I mind when others post their pics, I'd just rather not post my own.

I know, it's your board, you make the rules. But if you change this one, I'd love to add some personal touches to replace the generic sillhouette, and others might as well.

(Regardless, the board ROCKS. This is certainly not a make or break issue, just a minor thing.) Smile
Steve Brooks
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We always appreciate ideas and/or input from our various members. We may not always agree, but we are always open to new ideas. Smile

That said, the subject of Avatars is a very personal one with me. In the early planning stages of The Magic Café, I had decided not to allow avatars at all, because of possible copyright issues, and also because many of the avatars I have seen on other boards were either in very bad taste, or just plain silly.

However, a few folks finally talked me into allowing avatars, and I did agree to this on a trial basis. There was one stipulation, if members were going to have avatars, the pictures would have to be the members themselves.

You see, I felt this would give our magical community a more personal touch as it were, and it has.

There are those who disagree with the policy, and I can live with that. Plain and simple, my board, my rules. Most folks however do comply and appreciate the purpose of our avatar policy, and it's a great feeling to see all the different faces that make up our magic family.

Though I do not forsee us changing the policy anytime soon, ya just never can tell.
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For those of you unaware of the rules regarding avatar use, please see this topic:
Avatars:What is allowed, what is not...
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