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Shawnaisus
 
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Shawna
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3/30 3:27am
Look, I know that ACC is doing their best expanding the variety of AC avatars for us to use, but I never understood why we don't have an option to upload our own.  
I understand the part where members may upload an avatar that isn't ACC-appropriate, but why can't we just make a rule for it?

There are may people here that would love to upload their own avatar.  I think that would allow people to be more original.  We all love Animal Crossing, but I don't think everybody should have to only use Animal Crossing-related avatars (unless they want to).
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I like it the way it is because it gives the site a more uniform look.
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I also like the way it is. It makes the site look better.
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Shawnaisus
 
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Shawna
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I'm NOT requesting for them to remove the premade avatars.  I know a lot of people have their reasons for only wanting to have a premade image for their avatar.  This is simply just adding an option to upload one's own image.  No removal of anything whatsoever.

I think if they add an "Upload Image" option, it will help everybody.  That way we can still have the premade ones for the people who like "neat" and "uniform", but the option for people that like "variety" and "originality".
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3/7 3:40pm
I also like it the way it is, because it does give a sense of unity, and a "more uniform look" like Croconaw said.
I feel like it would make the site less uniform if we allow people to upload their own avatar, especially if it is not from Animal Crossing, because that kinda makes ACC less themed, and I feel like the theme is a key part of the site.
Also, uploaded images are a privilege for Modmins, so I feel that it would decrease the exclusivity of them.

The fact that this system is in place is one of the reasons I prefer this over Bell Tree Forums, because people there can just upload whatever they want.

I like your idea, and agree that variety and originality is a good thing, but I don't think that it would be a good thing for ACC.
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9/29/2018 2:36pm
Our Staff Reasoning™ has always been that ACC's custom avatars make the site look very clean and uniform, and that allowing custom avatars would be tedious to moderate. Moderation would definitely be necessary considering we take pride in operating a family-friendly forum. Needless to say, they just aren't for ACC at the moment.

We definitely aren't like most forums, and that's okay. We don't have signature banners or avatars of ranging sizes and aesthetics. Perhaps this will change in the distant future when ACC 2.0 comes underway---it's also important to note that ACC's old coding makes creating new features quite arduous in some cases. I can't confirm with direct experience, however---perhaps a Dev could comment on that.
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LauraValentine
 
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4/26/2018 11:44am
I also agree with the system the way it is now. Being able to choose my favourite villager and   have a custom background is enough for me! It's not like there isn't plenty of options to choose from either.
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yankees24cano
 
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In order to have that neat and uniform look, everything needs to fit together - even if my avatar is one of the premade ones, if someone has a custom one that doesn't fit with the look of ACC, it will look bad to everyone who values that neat and uniform look.

Even for modmins, who can choose their own avatars, there is either a rule or a custom (not sure which, but I've never seen it broken) that the avatars conform to a certain style. All of them are carefully made so that they fit in with the rest of the site.
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