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What is with the snowflake avatars?

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  • I know this is not a Windows 7 forum question.  But, what is with the snowflake avatars?  My eyes are not that good in the first place.  Now, with snowflakes of different colors, I am getting a headache<g>

    Doc
    • Moved by Ronnie VernonMVP Monday, August 31, 2009 10:31 PM Feedback (From:Windows 7 Miscellaneous)
    Monday, August 31, 2009 7:04 PM

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  • I had to learn those are "identicons" (http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000774.html) and serve to identify (?) an avatar (?) better than the generic heads of before. Or something like that. By any means, it seems the snowflakes are intentionally there since the maintenance. I'm getting headaches, too.
    Post your opinion here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/reportabug/threads. That's a forums' forum.
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    Monday, August 31, 2009 7:29 PM
  • Thanks for the link, but it does not work.

    Regarding the identicons, I have not seen Bill.  You remember Bill, the guy with the turquoise snowflake with the square corners? Or, was it lime colored?<g>

    Doc
    Monday, August 31, 2009 7:34 PM


  • I submitted this thread to  Suggestions and Feedback for the Forums:   Thanks. But those patterns give me a headache!


    Monday, August 31, 2009 10:41 PM


  • Already reported as abusive?



    Had I not repeatedly nagged (and been deleted), this thread would not have been moved here.   See the link above.

    Monday, August 31, 2009 10:59 PM


  • Already reported as abusive?



    Had I not repeatedly nagged (and been deleted), this thread would not have been moved here.   See the link above.


    derosnec

    Wrong, again.

    It was moved here because it is off topic for the Windows 7 forums and on topic for the feedback forum.

    Thanks for understanding.

    Ronnie Vernon
    Forum Moderator

    Monday, August 31, 2009 11:05 PM

  • Already reported as abusive again?  Very quick to snipe, but very slow to do your job, troll.



    Why don't you just reinstall my deleted posts, Ronnie, so we can see the timeline.  Eh?

    Monday, August 31, 2009 11:07 PM
  • I had to learn those are "identicons" (http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000774.html) and serve to identify (?) an avatar (?) better than the generic heads of before. Or something like that. By any means, it seems the snowflakes are intentionally there since the maintenance. I'm getting headaches, too.
    Post your opinion here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/reportabug/threads. That's a forums' forum.

    I think they are confusing.  Sometimes they use the same colors and are too similar.  It forces you to look at the names to follow an exchange.

    My avatar is instantly recognizable.

    Btw, the correct link for reportabug is Forum Issues.  I.e. .../en-US/..., not .../en/....
    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 1:18 AM
  • Dood, you are a typical troll!

    You even have your own little puppy dog following you around and marking you posts as helpful.

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    What a joker
    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 4:48 AM


  • Dood, you are a typical troll!



    URMax, you should click the links and do your homework before creating a new account to post your caustic remark.



    Some people are afflicted with debilitating migraines or epilepsy.

    A well known aura that precedes these debilitating episodes or seizures can be triggered by certain visual stimulus including flicker or color patterns.  Just recently, before this new software was installed, there was actually a post from an epileptic discussing this very thing.  That post includes a link to a www test page webaccessibile.org/test/check.aspx which goes to show how serious a subject this is.

    I posted a reference to that epileptic person's post in this very thread.  But it was repeatedly deleted:




    Some of those colors/patterns are known to provoke ocular migraine auras and worse.  See the OP and link in this thread: Win 7 RC and RTM


    On the other hand, some of those patterns are very pretty.  The developers tried to make something nice for us.  Thanks! ...but it gives me a headache!




    Notice that Ronnie moved this thread to this forum nearly 20 minutes after I had already started the new thread here in exasperation.












    Well.  This post got Reported as Abusive.  I think it was done by a cowardly troll who posted above with a brand new alias profile.



    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 11:42 AM
  • I find this snowflake avatar very annoying. even the colors used hurt the eyes.
    Hope this helps !!
    Please close the threads once answered

    Sudeep
    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 12:20 PM
  • I find this snowflake avatar very annoying. even the colors used hurt the eyes.
    Hope this helps !!
    Please close the threads once answered

    Sudeep

    Someone fix this post.  It has an unclosed <strong>, without the closing </strong>.

    This makes the rest of the page BOLD.
    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 10:30 PM
  • A number of them also closely resemble swastikas.
    Thursday, September 10, 2009 5:08 PM
  • I find this snowflake avatar very annoying. even the colors used hurt the eyes.
    Hope this helps !!
    Please close the threads once answered

    Sudeep

    </strong>
    Now, has anyone seen that guy with the purple snowflake with the triangle corners?

    Doc
    Friday, September 11, 2009 2:44 AM
  • Yup thats one of the ones I am referring to
    Friday, September 11, 2009 2:45 PM


  • A number of them also closely resemble swastikas.







    Sunday, September 27, 2009 8:18 PM

  • </strong>
    Now, has anyone seen that guy with the purple snowflake with the triangle corners?

    Doc



    Oh, you meant this one:




    Monday, October 12, 2009 5:31 AM