Do you prefer people who have an avatar?

The default avatar of mylot - The default avatar of mylot: I find this boring
Italy
March 22, 2008 1:23pm CST
When you receive a friend request, or read a discussion, do you irrationally prefer people who have an avatar? I don't know why but I find less interesting if someone has the default avatar , instead I'm attracted to flashy avatars. Also if I receive a friend request from someone with a few posts and the default avatar I think "Geez he/she has not even picked an avatar" and click on "deny" I know it's irrational.
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16 responses
@gemini_rose (16193)
22 Mar 08
Oops I guess you might find me less interesting then so I will not request your friendship!! Only joking, but let me just defend the reason that I have the default avatar, the reason I still have it is because I have not figured out how to change it! I know how to put photos on, but I just cannot find out how to do the avatar, and so that is why I appear to be less interesting!!
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
22 Mar 08
I think this is the problem! I did add a picture of my face, and I cannot remember how, as I would like to change the avatar but cannot seem to find the correct way to change my picture! I checked in profile, and edit profile, but it does not ever seem to say, add an avatar or change your avatar!
• Italy
22 Mar 08
"Oops I guess you might find me less interesting" No, don't say like this for the people with a lot of post instead I wonder why they don't put an avatar but you have done a good explanation ;) [i] "I just cannot find out how to do the avatar, and so that is why I appear to be less"[/i] Well to put an avatar you have to press the link "edit your preferences"
• Italy
22 Mar 08
Sorry, I've deleted some text by accident I mean sometimes I deny friend request to people who First of all have a few posts and don't have an avatar coz I irrationally think they are not really into this site
• United States
22 Mar 08
It doesn't really matter what type of avatar they have, but I do know what you mean. You tend to spot or recognize people from different discussions by their avatar. People with the default just seem new to myspace...
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• United States
22 Mar 08
oops sry I meant mylot, I don't even use myspace lol
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• Italy
22 Mar 08
"You tend to spot or recognize people from different discussions by their avatar" Yeah that's what I meant, it's not that I'm doing this on purpose, it's just a natural thing
• Philippines
22 Mar 08
same here... avatar adds up life to our posts and also it gives us a preview of who is this person who's posting this post... i guess avatars made this site more colorful and more interesting... those posters who got no avies please put avies now on your profile...hehe
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• Italy
22 Mar 08
"those posters who got no avies please put avies now on your profile...hehe" Yeah do it guys :). Pretty please ^.^
• Malaysia
23 Mar 08
more interesting the avatar, more I interested in him/her. and yours is very cute is it you yourself??
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• Italy
23 Mar 08
"and yours is very cute is it you yourself??" No, it's evanna lynch, the actress who plays luna lovegood in the Harry potter movies. I think it suits me coz I'm the dreamy type like her :)
• Malaysia
23 Mar 08
LOL i think you was her, hehe but i'm sure you must be cute like her
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@Chey1970 (1193)
• United States
23 Mar 08
Whether someone has an avatar or not really makes no difference to me. It's the value of the input that should be the deciding factor. You can't really automatically determine that with their avatar or lack of avatar. It's sort of like you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover. However without that said, I can understand your thought process on the matter. If they haven't added an avatar, your logic would be that they won't have valuable input either. Here is a suggestion: Maybe add the person whether they have an avatar or not, and say in a week or two if they lack activity, or you don't share common interest you can simply delete them. (Only a suggestion)
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• Italy
23 Mar 08
Maybe add the person whether they have an avatar or not, and say in a week or two if they lack activity, or you don't share common interest you can simply delete them. Good advice, but I'm too lazy to do like you said :D. Maybe the best thing would be to wait the decision till they have got a decent number of posts
22 Mar 08
It's strange but I was thinking about just this earlier today. I came across someone who had over 300 posts and still hadn't gotten themselves an avatar and I wondered why on earth not. You'd think that by that point they'd have gotten round to it and I think most people are more drawn to discussions where the poster has an avatar rather than not.
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• Italy
22 Mar 08
"I came across someone who had over 300 posts and still hadn't gotten themselves an avatar and I wondered why on earth not. You'd think that by that point they'd have gotten round to it " I have your same thoughts, why someone with a lot of posts hasn't picked up an avatar? That's the first thing I've done when I came here.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
23 Mar 08
Hi Rowena, I like to make friends with people who are active and always create discussions which are interesting. It doesn’t matter what avatars they are using. Of course beautiful and attractive avatars are always preferable.
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@twils2 (1812)
• United States
23 Mar 08
Hello Rowena, Of course it matters, avatars are what people use to represent themselves and if they havent done anything to make themselves somehow stand out, how am I going to remember who they are? Something else that bugs me a bit is when people change there avatars to often. When you have a lot of friends here, you kind of have to use their avatars to identify them. If that changes, it takes a while to figure out who they are(especially if your really bad with names like I am). Take care, Terry
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• Singapore
23 Mar 08
doesn't really matter to me. I prefer to see their discussions and interests rather.
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• Philippines
22 Mar 08
It doesn't matter to me though but I do want to see someone with an avatar. If this people don't want to display their own picture why not grab a picture of something they like or something that attracts them.
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
22 Mar 08
The only difference it makes here is if its a unique or great looking avatar. Other than that, nothing. I'll respond to discussions I want (avatar or no). I'll add friends I want (again avatar or no).
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
22 Mar 08
It doesn't matter to me. I find that most people who have participated at all will usually load an avatar, but it doesn't bother me if they don't.
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@carolscash (9501)
• United States
22 Mar 08
It really doesn't matter to me if they have an avatar or not. I will sometimes check to see how active they are or what types of discussions that they have done, but I generally accept everyone.
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• United States
23 Mar 08
In some cases it really does not matter. Then again a lot of times I would rather see a real pic of the person, that way I will know who I am talking to.
• India
23 Mar 08
Dear Friend, Don't worry. Slowly they will upload their avatars and you may have to be prepared to see those awesome avatars.
@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
23 Mar 08
Sometimes I do consider avatars. It really depends. I don't really filter people who wants to be my friends. I always accept any invites that come. Sometimes some users spam you when they get to send you a message. Only this part is annoying.