I Don't Read Discussions From The Generic Green Avatars

@marlina (73886)
Canada
December 15, 2015 7:31am CST
I don't read discussions fromm the generic green avatars as most of them seem pretty boring to me. It's like the person has just put a few words together in order to get paid somehow. Sometimes, like this morning, I see the same avatar in a few posts, one after the other one. Not a very good strategy. Do you bother with those posts or do you just go on your merry way?
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@BelleStarr (38216)
• United States
15 Dec 15
Hohoho I go along my merry way and yesterday and today there is a new user who is just writing one line post one right after the other he had more than 30 that I saw. I reported him.
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@marlina (73886)
• Canada
15 Dec 15
Good morning @BelleStarr, Thanks for reporting him or her.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
16 Dec 15
@marlina I love this and I love that over and over again.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
15 Dec 15
If there are one after the other by the same person, I usually pass them by.
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@marlina (73886)
• Canada
15 Dec 15
There is one this morning that has posts after posts and that's why I wrote this one.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
15 Dec 15
@marlina Yea I saw it too.
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• United States
15 Dec 15
@marlina I know the ones you mean, I saw the title and the name and moved on.
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@Platespinner (16492)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
15 Dec 15
My sister, who goes by MorleyHunt, currently has one of those generic green avatars. I know in her case it's because her life is currently stuck on spin cycle (if you read her posts and mine from a couple of weeks ago you'll understand why). For that reason I try to give the stock avatars the benefit of the doubt...there are a couple of folks with photo avatars that I feel are guilty of the stringing a few words together charge. Those I unfollow.
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@RonElFran (892)
• Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
15 Dec 15
Having a distinct avatar makes me more likely to read a post. But the real determining factor is the title and first words. If those don't catch my interest, I'll pass it by.
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@marlina (73886)
• Canada
15 Dec 15
Of course some titles are very misleading too.
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• Pattaya, Thailand
16 Dec 15
I am pretty much the same, Ron. If I don't recognize the person or avatar, it has to be a good line!
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@PainsOnSlate (20254)
• Canada
15 Dec 15
That one this morning was a spammer who posted 63 over the night. He had been removed before so I think he was getting even...in his eyes only. I do respond to the green guys if they are asking for help or their title shows promise. They should know how to make their post look more interesting..so I know what you are saying...
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@marlina (73886)
• Canada
15 Dec 15
Wow! 63 posts overnight? Is it a record?
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• United States
15 Dec 15
I ave a few followers who use the green avatar and I will read their discussions.
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@Morleyhunt (19750)
• Canada
15 Dec 15
I have been trying (unsuccessfully) to add a picture to replace the green avatar. Please, it isn't my fault.
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@BelleStarr (38216)
• United States
16 Dec 15
You may have to size your photo down, I did.
@Morleyhunt (19750)
• Canada
16 Dec 15
@BelleStarr it won't even let me choose a photo.
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@BelleStarr (38216)
• United States
16 Dec 15
@Morleyhunt Wow I am surprised I just changed mine and had no problem. Maybe try a different browser. I use Firefox
@gudheart (12752)
15 Dec 15
I have not even noticed to be honest! Sounds rather annoying though.
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@marlina (73886)
• Canada
15 Dec 15
It is a green avatar and is easily noticeable.
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@gudheart (12752)
15 Dec 15
@marlina I was off here for a week so prob why not seen it yet lol
@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
15 Dec 15
I think people should take the time to put up some kind of avatar and if there isn't one, I tend to assume that the posts wil be somewhat generic, too.
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@marlina (73886)
• Canada
15 Dec 15
I have an avatar not a real photo, at least other readers can recognize the avatar. The "standard" one could be anyone.
@Jessicalynnt (47854)
• Centralia, Missouri
15 Dec 15
I know a couple with the loaner avatars, but for the most part unless they are super new, I avoid em
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@marlina (73886)
• Canada
15 Dec 15
I might check them once and then I know to forget about them.
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@Juliaacv (30226)
• Canada
15 Dec 15
I go about my merry way for the most part, but some days there are just more of those discussions, and I just report them and then move on.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
15 Dec 15
The majority do seem to fall into the pointless category, but there a still a few worthy ones around.
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@Missmwngi (9572)
• Nairobi, Kenya
16 Dec 15
If i see many posts from one person i check a few and skip the rest
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@marlina (73886)
• Canada
16 Dec 15
Same here, unless the posts would be extremely interesting or informative.
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@Missmwngi (9572)
• Nairobi, Kenya
16 Dec 15
@marlina Sure they got to be catchy to draw me
@JudyEv (123138)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Dec 15
I check the names as there are a couple of people without avatars that I keep track of. But I agree, in the main they just seem to be looking for the money.
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@UncleJoe (9925)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
16 Dec 15
My time is too limited to extend my reading any farther than my friend's posts.
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• United States
16 Dec 15
Well gee what did I just read by a person who has a purple musical note filled avatar ?
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@jaboUK (53917)
• United Kingdom
16 Dec 15
I wouldn't discount them just because they have no avatar, I like to give them a chance. I hope they learn that it's in their best interests to have one, because as you say, it makes you more easily recognised.
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@MALUSE (40031)
• Germany
15 Dec 15
I check them occasionally. Usually I find out that doing so wasn't worth my while.
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@marijuana (576)
• Tel Aviv, Israel
16 Dec 15
I have not seen such yet :) But I just ignore senseless posts in general.
• Hidden Valley Lake, California
16 Dec 15
It would depend on what the topic is. Everyone deserves a chance to be heard and get feedback so that they can get better.