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Would you change your profile picture if Fluther supported larger image sizes?

Asked by Grisaille (12048points) June 30th, 2009

I would, to a picture of myself. I tried with a few, but all of them get all bunchy and I turn out looking like a Buddhist Monk, sadly.

I’d like to have a face to my words, but I can’t seem to have a good picture that supports such a teeny little window.

I’d be awesome if Fluther pulled a Twitter and allowed users to expand a profile picture if you clicked on ‘em.

EDIT: Oh, and what would you change it to?

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hearkat's avatar

no – I use this avatar all over

but my photo is on Fluther’s PhotoBucket album

(Yay for cut and paste on the new iPhone!)

DeanV's avatar

You can expand photos. Just right click, say “Open in new tab” and remove the “_thumb” (sans quotations) from the end of the file.

Like this

Jude's avatar

@dverhey beat me to it. :)

Grisaille's avatar

You’re a genius. All of ya.


DeanV's avatar

Johnpowell’s, or should I say Phoenyx’s is easier.

Grisaille's avatar

Or, right click > properties, copy image location, and do what @dverhey said.

Yep, gotcha.

Still not very user friendly, though :[

DominicX's avatar

Well, I like my current one, but I’m pretty much always going to support the whole “larger avatar” thing. I have probably over 50 possible avatars (not counting the ones I’ve used before and on other sites). Half of them I don’t want to use because they don’t look good this small. It doesn’t need to be much bigger, but just a little bit bigger would be nice. A lot of my avatars don’t look that great full size, but 100×100 pixels might be a good idea.

Grisaille's avatar

But now… I kinda don’t wanna change my picture. It’s become a part of me :[

DeanV's avatar

I changed mine for a little while, and when I brought this one back it seemed like I got a few comments like “Oh, wow. I like that avatar better”. It made me feel noticed…

Grisaille's avatar

I’m still new-ish and relatively unknown, so I don’t think that’d be a big deal.

To change or not to change…

DeanV's avatar

I thought I was too…

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

I find the photos of not much importance in comparison to what people have to say.

chyna's avatar

@Grisaille I saved phoenyx’s program in my favorites and just click on it when I want to see someone’s avatar. Pretty quick and simple.

jrpowell's avatar

With the default ones that lots of people use I just got in the habit of always reading names. So it isn’t a big deal if someone changes it to me.

After thinking someone was arguing with themselves and being totally confused I check the names now.

Grisaille's avatar

@The_Compassionate_Heretic Very true, but I take a quick glance over to their profile picture, just to know who is responding and if I know them or not. Some people, like AstroChuck, generally have fantastic/hilarious answers to nearly everything. A profile picture is nothing more than an identification tool – for me, at least.

Obviously, after the glance-over, I check the name.

Facade's avatar

It’d be nice to have bigger ones, but I’m ok with the tiny ones

Tink's avatar

I wouldn’t, I just want all my penguins to come out

Grisaille's avatar

Pictures of yourself are overrated.

Had to go with humor.

Grisaille's avatar

…Aaaaaand, that was incredibly pretentious sounding on my part. Sorry, didn’t mean it that way. I needsta learn me some tact.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

Yeah, fluther actually supports huge files for our avatars. If you use either of the tricks already mentioned to view mine, you can see an example. It’s ginormous; I was really surprised it loaded.I <3 fluther!

Grisaille's avatar

@hearkat You know, flippin’ through the album… I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that Fluther has perhaps the most attractive community on the interwebs.

@Chica Woah, that is pretty big… haha.

Darwin's avatar

I would keep my current avatar no matter wht. I know what Gracie looks like, but it might be nice for others to see her better (if they want).

Jude's avatar

Aww, she looks like a Gracie. :)

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

No. People I want to know what I look like will find out by other means. After an experience of web trolls clipping pics of me and friends to make imposter accounts of us on a previous site, I decided to go very low key for fluther.

Bri_L's avatar

@hungryhungryhortence – by the way, what is with that third eye on the tip of your nose?

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

@Bri_L: I’m going to guess it’s an open mouth rage scowl. A friend designed this jelly to use on fluther for April Fool’s Day 2009 and then gave it to me to use as my avatar.

Bri_L's avatar

@hungryhungryhortence – I was joking about your statement “People I want to know what I look like will find out by other means.”

But I love your icon!

casheroo's avatar

I like my avatar, I have no intentions of changing it (I personally dislike people who randomly change their avatar, I then think they are someone new. Other than Blondesjon and Jonsblond. They are allowed)

Grisaille's avatar

@casheroo …You aren’t gonna hit me or anything, right?

Saturated_Brain's avatar

I was just checking out avatars of users here using @johnpowell‘s link. Amazing… I’m seeing things in such detail (eg @Facade‘s husband digging his nose)!

augustlan's avatar

@Grisaille The cat in your avatar looks exactly like one of mine. :)

I’m pretty much always going to use this avatar, or a variation thereof. I’ve used my picture once, briefly, for a thread on what we look like.

jrpowell's avatar

@Saturated_Brain :: That is some funny stuff.

Grisaille's avatar

@augustlan I’d love to see that thread :]

And it is your cat. I tried to steal him/her, but he/she wasn’t takin’ it. That civil disobedience is a powerful thing.

Grisaille's avatar

Ah, was this what you were referring to?

I totally wanna do another one. Or mayhaps include it in an upcoming “Fluther Social Experiment”... hmm…

Aethelwine's avatar

I’m happy with my avatar at the moment but I would definitely support the idea of a larger avatar. There have been several that I wanted to use in the past but didn’t because you couldn’t tell what was in the picture. In fact, I tried a photo of Baby (my current avatar) in a bikini and cowboy hat but once I uploaded it for my avatar the cowboy hat was cutoff. (like it is now) :(

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