We’re working with a famous recording artist’s team to potentially move her public fan forums over to Discourse. One of the requests they had was for cuter default new user avatars.
Right now our default new avatars are simple first-letter plus background color, both associated with the username:
But we were thinking, what if built a plugin (or supported a configuration mode) that allowed a pool of (n) images to be randomly selected as the new user avatars, at the time users join. Then we could have this instead:
We’ve actually had this request before – for a game, it’d be cooler if new users were assigned a random avatar associated with the game, for example.
But since we have someone on the team who is a huge fan, and I don’t want to mention any names, but it is @eviltrout – I think we’ll get to this in the next few months.