New default user avatars

Discussion in 'Site Announcements' started by sothis, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    Posted by sothis on Nov 4, 2019
    Anime-Planet has many default images that are used when we're missing content. For example, user avatars, default anime and manga covers, and more. As a follow-up to our new brand launch, we've been slowly designing new replacements for these default images that fit our style and theme.

    Today we're announcing the first set of defaults: user avatars! Going along with the space theme that you see on the homepage, and our Planet-kun mascot, the avatars have a similar cosmic personality:


    There are three avatar colors. Any user who doesn't have an avatar receives a randomly colored mascot based on their internal user ID, which isn't changeable. These default avatars appear anywhere you'd see their avatar**, such as comments, a review's avatar for the author, etc.

    **Note: currently, these avatars aren't synced into the forum. We're working on a fix for that.

    We've made major progress on most of the other defaults, and should have announcements for those over the next few months.

    Thanks, as always, for your support of Anime-Planet. We hope you like these new default user avatars, and that they brighten up pages that didn't have any before!
  2. Feinraf

    Feinraf Forum Moderator Developer

    Posted by Feinraf on Nov 4, 2019
    They look great!
  3. randomredneck

    randomredneck Well-Known Member

    ...We had default avatars before now?
  4. Naveen14

    Naveen14 New Member

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  5. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    Posted by sothis on Nov 4, 2019
    We did. They were very, very old. The old mascot, and the V2 font (we're on v4.5 now)
  6. CorlorlessRose

    CorlorlessRose Active Member

    It is better from before
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  7. randomredneck

    randomredneck Well-Known Member

    Ah, right. Guess I forgot since I've been here so long and change my avatar like...a lot.
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  8. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    Posted by sothis on Nov 4, 2019
    Well, and it's not often that they're even seen, because typically users who are active (forum, anywhere on the site) add an avatar first thing :) there's still some active folks who don't add one for whatever reason (two that come to mind are Inu230 and LadyPsychic), plus lots of newbies who are just getting used to the site, so their profiles will now look more colorful and interesting!

    I think it'll be a little more obvious once we fix the forum syncing problem
  9. TsumiMitzuki

    TsumiMitzuki New Member

    They look great.
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  10. Yvonnelim99

    Yvonnelim99 New Member

    What's new avatars by the way?
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  11. hell0emi

    hell0emi Well-Known Member

    Ok so that’s adorable
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  12. Grizz

    Grizz Database Moderator

    Posted by Grizz on Nov 4, 2019
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  13. menherakun

    menherakun New Member

    They're cute
  14. SethTheThing

    SethTheThing New Member

    Very nice!
  15. Jisu

    Jisu New Member

    Posted by Jisu on Nov 4, 2019
    They are so cute!! :love:
  16. cynderandscooby

    cynderandscooby New Member

    They're cute
  17. badgehunter

    badgehunter New Member

    I miss previous one, i quess this is time to grab my avatar that i use in 99% of the platforms... i loved that angel.
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  18. Nimeziz

    Nimeziz New Member

    This is perfect thanks ✨
  19. Starletka

    Starletka Well-Known Member

    Looks nice. I like it. :)

    Maybe the question was what are they supposed to be. Planets? Aliens? Spaceships?
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  20. Fluffs

    Fluffs Database Moderator

    Posted by Fluffs on Nov 4, 2019
    I think they're meant to be (chonky) aliens, but we could assume that they're hybrid of all three ^^
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