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alnilam
Nov 10, 2009





Let's be honest here. The current default newbie av is.... unfortunate. I know I'm not alone in worrying that it might give newcomers the wrong impression if they don't know that it's just a joke default av. I've already known several posters to mistakenly think it was genuine, and I've heard a secondhand story about a lurker / SA newcomer being scared off thinking that SA was super into... that guy.

ITT please brainstorm, discuss, and create/propose new default newbie av. I can't guarantee it'll get used but it's more likely to if I can offer an alternative!

Some thoughts:

It should be slightly diminuitive - it can't be too nice! Channel your inner a little. Like we want it to encourage people to buy a new av. But it doesn't have to be horribly mean or ugly either.
Who knows maybe we can strike the perfect balance between nice to look at, and still bad enough that people want to buy an av

It probably should not be animated or minimally animated

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alnilam
Nov 10, 2009





To be more clear: higher ups seem receptive to a new newbie av, I'm not the only one who doesn't love the current one. But nobody's going to change it until they have an easy replacement. i can't guarantee that i can get it changed at all, let alone to what we come up with, but it's worth a shot

Farecoal
Oct 15, 2011

???


What was wrong with newbie baby?

Hugh Malone
Nov 20, 2007





something with this maybs


thx manifisto for the sig

Farecoal
Oct 15, 2011

???


Maybe a cat wearing a dunce cap

Hugh Malone
Nov 20, 2007



nevermind the baby doll is actually good


thx manifisto for the sig

Hugh Malone
Nov 20, 2007



Farecoal posted:

Maybe a cat wearing a dunce cap

yes, like sickeningly offensively over-the-top cute w/ giant shiny watery eyes


thx manifisto for the sig

alnilam
Nov 10, 2009





Farecoal posted:

What was wrong with newbie baby?

idk I'd be happy going back to the baby or garbage dick, but hey a totally new one might be fun too, if we can convince the powers that be

all i know is the current one is really not my fav to saay the least, though it has made me laugh a few times i think it does give ppl the wrong impression if they don't know it's a joke newbie av

FluffieDuckie
May 11, 2005


Hugh Malone posted:



something with this maybs

this made me laugh

(but does it look too much like a real deformed baby out of context?)




TVsVeryOwn
Jan 9, 2011





?

FluffieDuckie
May 11, 2005


Farecoal posted:

What was wrong with newbie baby?

i wasn't present for the decision meeting, but i've always assumed these increasingly awful newbie avs are to generate new av purchase revenue




Hugh Malone
Nov 20, 2007



FluffieDuckie posted:

this made me laugh

(but does it look too much like a real deformed baby out of context?)

not being a child-haver i didn't think of that

but yeah it reminds me of when photoshop was new and it was hilarious to squish me and my friends faces


thx manifisto for the sig

Hugh Malone
Nov 20, 2007




thx manifisto for the sig

Hugh Malone
Nov 20, 2007




thx manifisto for the sig

alnilam
Nov 10, 2009






horizontal flip so he facing da post lol

Hugh Malone
Nov 20, 2007




thx manifisto for the sig

albany academy
Mar 6, 2013

I can't see shit!

Manifisto
Sep 18, 2013



Pillbug

wow some good options here

rather than suggesting something I think we should go with one of these

I esp like deformed baby and aye aye

maybe we could do a poll with popular options appropriately cropped/sized?


thanks to Splatmaster for the sig!

alnilam
Nov 10, 2009





i like several of these too but the thread just started let's let it ride a little before we start talking about polls

i flunked out
Jun 21, 2009



TVsVeryOwn
Jan 9, 2011






With the text Bitcoin Lover

Chasterson
Aug 16, 2013



My vote would be for stupid newbie, it's a classic that works

but here's my submission for your consideration

spectres of autism
Feb 12, 2011


Hugh Malone posted:

yes, like sickeningly offensively over-the-top cute w/ giant shiny watery eyes

if we give everyone anime avs they wont be able to change them fast enough

420 SWAGLORD
Apr 20, 2014

saban bajramovic


alnilam posted:

horizontal flip so he facing da post lol

He winces, averting his gaze from him own posts in shame

Macnult
Jul 7, 2013






Newbies will ask what the rock means and suddenly we have another byob poster


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cda
Jan 2, 2010




Hahahah

cda
Jan 2, 2010



Slap "Stupid Newbie" under that and it's ready to go

TVsVeryOwn
Jan 9, 2011





Macnult posted:




Newbies will ask what the rock means and suddenly we have another byob poster

City of Glompton
Apr 21, 2014


Grimey Drawer

I love all these so far tho I do miss the original baby

RazzleDazzleHour
Mar 30, 2016



spectres of autism
Feb 12, 2011


lol

Chasterson
Aug 16, 2013



krampster2
Jun 26, 2014



maybe it could be a photo of someone nice like Ray Romano, whom everybody loves. but then that guy, the one from the current pic, could be lurking in the background, maybe giving Ray the bunny ears. so he's not front a centre but still there and gives you the creeps a bit so you go buy a new av.

TVsVeryOwn
Jan 9, 2011





krampster2 posted:

maybe it could be a photo of someone nice like Ray Romano, whom everybody loves. but then that guy, the one from the current pic, could be lurking in the background, maybe giving Ray the bunny ears. so he's not front a centre but still there and gives you the creeps a bit so you go buy a new av.

I like this concept, but lol at Ray Romano's universal appeal.


Tiberius Thyben
Feb 7, 2013

Gone Phishing



Here's my design.

TVsVeryOwn
Jan 9, 2011





Tiberius Thyben posted:

Here's my design.


Miss Psychosis
Feb 16, 2009



Tiberius Thyben posted:

Here's my design.

This is the kind of content I come here for. +1

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Feb 20, 2016

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Sham bam bamina!
Nov 6, 2012

ƨtupid cat


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Twenty Four
Dec 21, 2008

HAIKOOLIGAN

I would say go back to the old classic baby, or even the garbage dick or toilet lord or whatever, pretty much anything is better for the site then that orange guy, even though I get the concept of having something bad to convince people to get something else. There is a difference between "silly and playfully shameful" and "people would not like to join the forums because this just looks bad out of context".

spectres of autism posted:

if we give everyone anime avs they wont be able to change them fast enough

I think this is hilarious but I bet a bunch of people would just like it and I don't know what to say about that!


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