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horrible animated avatars and signatures

Postby Anna M » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:03 pm

How can I disable those distracting avatars and signatures that you see on some bulletin boards? You know - people mugging for the camera, sticking out their tongue, moving animations, weird little scenes and the like. Not like the little smileys on here, but big annoying avatars and strips. I have Safari 5.1.2 - OS X 10.6.8.

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BTW, I unchecked "Enable Java" in Preferences, but it had no effect.
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Re: horrible animated avatars and signatures

Postby Scenario Thinker » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:39 pm

On this board go to:

User Control Panel (link right below Board index)
Board Preferences (tab)
Edit Display Options (link)
Display avatars: Click NO
Submit (button)

It could be similar on other boards if you have access as a subscriber.
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Re: horrible animated avatars and signatures

Postby Anna M » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:24 pm

Thank you, ST. That answers my question. I only belong to a few boards. Unfortunately, then, you have to be a member to disable animations on the board you are reading. I guess a blanket disabling wouldn't work because it would interfere with other things?

This board is no problem, however. Everyone's avatars seem to be very tasteful, even the moving ones.

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Re: horrible animated avatars and signatures

Postby Scenario Thinker » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:17 pm

Anna M wrote:I guess a blanket disabling wouldn't work because it would interfere with other things?

I think every board would be independent.
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Re: horrible animated avatars and signatures

Postby kdb » Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:48 am

Install the "Adblock" and "Flashblock" browser add-ons. Do a search to get the correct version for your browser, i.e. Firefox, Chrome, etc.

With those two, I don't see any distracting ads or animations at all - even in my Gmail pages.
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