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New avatars for individuals, teams, and Meta contributors

Hi folks,

We just rolled out new avatars for members, teams, and Meta contributors who have not uploaded a picture. There are different image sets for each group, so you can more easily distinguish the type of contributor you're interacting with. Here's a list of the images we are using:

Member Avatars:

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Team Avatars

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Meta Avatar

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If you have any questions or feedback, please let us know!

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Kaykay they look great!

Do you think adding a colored halo ring around the IFIXIT folks avatar might be helpful?

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Thanks Dan! I think that's a good idea. It would be nice to show some sort of distinction for iFixit employees.

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Got one more for you :-} I'm starting to encounter a few doppelgängers (other folks with the same name). I think we need to start looking at adding a digit or something that makes each users name unique. While the avatars are great on the Q's & A's the comments don't have them so its hard to track sometimes who's who.

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KayKay any ideas on moving to unique user names?

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Hi Dan! Let me review that with the team. Thanks again for all the feedback :)

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Moving to unique user names would be a good idea. Unfortunately, it's quite a bit of work. It's something that I want to do, but it may take some time to make it happen.

In the meantime, let us know if someone is behaving improperly and we'll reach out to them.

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KayKay, they look good but what do the different colors signify?

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The colors are completely random!

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Shouldn't they have some connotation? Maybe students, other than English speaker, novice at repair, some repair experience,?

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That would be interesting, but we assign the avatar when folks sign up for an account. And we know almost nothing about them at that point — just their email address. We could certainly do it later, but I'm a little reticent to change people's avatars on them as they earn reputation.

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