The system user needs a cool avatar


(Kane York) #1

Currently, the system user’s avatar is this:

(note - I had to add a hack to get that to onebox - I added &x=.png to the end of the URL. :pencil: that down as a bug)

I think it would be cool if we could come up with some themed avatar for the system user.

Thoughts, ideas, specific images?

:wrench: :wrench: :wrench:


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(Sam Saffron) #2

Yes totally, @awesomerobot any ideas :feelsgood:


(Erlend Sogge Heggen) #3

I’d love to see a CC derivative of this:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f6/HAL9000.svg


Found some:
https://openclipart.org/detail/20008/hal-9000-lens-by-rg1024

https://openclipart.org/detail/140461/hal9000-by-marauder

https://openclipart.org/detail/167722/hal9000-whitebg-by-rduris


(Kris) #4

Hah, that was my first thought too and I built one of my own.

Though… does anyone think that it’s too foreboding?

license: use this on your own installs (or anywhere else) if you’d like, credit me if you can. Don’t worry about it if you can’t.


(Jeff Atwood) #5

Yeah that is a bit creepy. I was thinking of a friendly, fuzzy-animal-ized version of the Discourse logo.


(Kris) #6

Birdcourse

Discat?


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(Erlend Sogge Heggen) #7

Very nice. I think you should upload it to openclipart :wink: I’ll definitely use that one for my own install, but I guess it might be a bit too creepy/geeky for the average user.

:thumbsup: for the Discat!


(Jeff Atwood) #8

I was thinking more of a “fuzzy” logo like (forgive the crudity of the drawing):

Discat isn’t bad though!


(Trevor Ratliff) #9

How about this for Discat … arrgh - I can’t attach things yet.

What needs to happen to let me upload a file (svg)

Anyway you can see it at Discat


(Trevor Ratliff) #10

I tweaked your Discat and liked it so much I changed my avatar to it. I hope you don’t mind.


(Jacob) #11

I think that’s creepier than the Hal one.


(Trevor Ratliff) #12

you just think it’s creepy cuz my kitty will eat your ducky :wink:


(Kris) #13

haha I don’t mind at all - I like it!


(Dave McClure) #14

:cat: :speech_balloon: discat is at the disco


(Dave McClure) #15

:dog: :speech_balloon: which cat?
:cat: :speech_balloon: DIS cat!


(Jeff Atwood) #16

The “whiskers” look like “legs” and make it seem a bit too bug-like IMO. I recommend dropping the whiskers.


(Trevor Ratliff) #17

I was going for a fuzzy cheek look - but I can see how they look a bit like legs on the small image. I’ll rework it a bit an post again.


(Trevor Ratliff) #18

All right, which do people prefer?

Version 1

Version 2

Version 3


How should we implement polls?
(Jeff Atwood) #19

I don’t feel like you need the whiskers at all, so V3. Too bad we don’t have polls yet…


(Trevor Ratliff) #20

I’m guessing the polls are in the works. Why can’t svg images be pasted in and show like .png’s or .gif’s?