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Author Topic: Terry's Distracting Flashing  (Read 9137 times)
vdr
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« on: February 29, 2012, 09:12:48 PM »

Off Topic for Qimage Forum -- but needed.

Terry, suggest you lose your continuing Flash.  It is rather distracting and I fail to acknowledge the benefit you (or anyone) derive from your using it.
Most people have only their original Eyes and would like to keep them healthy as long as possible
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« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 10:16:54 PM »

Are you saying that Terry is a Flasher?
It;s still winter in the UK.
If he flashes now, he will freeze his......... off!

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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012, 07:42:50 AM »

Are you saying that Terry is a Flasher?
It;s still winter in the UK.
If he flashes now, he will freeze his......... off!

Fred

But is unseasonably warm.  He could get away with it

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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2012, 03:11:00 PM »

Since Terry seems to like his flashing image, has anyone found a way to disable it in their browser?

I use Chrome and have installed a couple of different utilities that claim to stop animated gifs, but Terry flashes on unabated.

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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2012, 07:53:57 PM »

Hi Tom,

Turn off all avatars is possible - go to your profile settings (profile tab near top of page), then under 'Modify profile' select 'Look and Layout Preferences', and select 'don't show users' avatars'.

Or easier, slide the window over to the left of the screen, so the avatar and details strip is off the screen.

Seems to be no way to pick on individual avatars.

Best wishes,

Ray

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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2012, 08:40:49 PM »

Thanks Ray. That did it.

I hadn't thought of looking for an option like that.

Tom
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2012, 08:51:51 PM »

Since Terry seems to like his flashing image, has anyone found a way to disable it in their browser?

I use Chrome and have installed a couple of different utilities that claim to stop animated gifs, but Terry flashes on unabated.

Tom

"Sometimes, I go to a current movie and the background music is Rap, or heavy metal, and it annoys me, but when the story within the movie, and the acting is worthwhile and valuable, the annoyance of the sound is of no importance and virtually disappears.
 
So it is when Terry responds with a helpful post to anyone in need. The meat of the post is so worthwhile and valuable, that I don't see any avatar."
 
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2012, 12:14:44 AM »

Hi Fred,

Flashing images can effect different folk in different ways - from not even noticing, through annoyance to physical/mental effects -see http://www.bbc.co.uk/editorialguidelines/page/guidelines-harm-flashing-images/ and other references. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photosensitive_epilepsy and links give more background information, including legislation covering more serious cases on the web and elsewhere.

Best wishes,

Ray
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2012, 09:15:16 AM »

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Flashing images can effect different folk in different ways - from not even noticing, through annoyance to physical/mental effects -see http://www.bbc.co.uk/editorialguidelines/page/guidelines-harm-flashing-images/ and other references. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photosensitive_epilepsy and links give more background information, including legislation covering more serious cases on the web and elsewhere.

Ray,
With all die respect, let's not go down the road of who can find more blue links to support his or her position, because you know full well everyone can find some who vote his way.
The one link you offered had to do with subliminal advertizing or torture.
This is a personalized Avatar that a member has chosen. It is his privilege to select what he thinks depicts his personality.
Brian price uses a death mask of sorts. Mine is a faux jail cell.
Grumpy Jeff uses a tired old man snoozing wearing a fishing hat. Judging from his photos that he sends to me, he certainly is far from Grumpy and tired.

I thought your previous suggestion was excellent. Like everything else in life where you have a choice, select what you prefer.
Avatars can be turned off for people that don't care to see them.
Perfect!
I used to listen to people complain about the bad language carried in the programming material aired on HBO.
Simple: Tune to a different channel, or don't subscribe to HBO.
Same as the Avatar. If it is not suitable for you, turn the Avatars off. Call it the Avatar channel.

You don't have any Avatar. Your choice Ray. I'm fine with that.
I happen to like avatars. They reflect some inner clue to some item in the psyche.  They are cute... leaves you wondering.

I know I'd like to sit in a chair next to Grumpy Jeff some day, and enjoy life.
I know I'd like to go on a photo outing with Terry (if he carried my tripod)
Spending a day with Brian Price and his avatar, well, I'd have to think about it. :-\

Stay well, and let's not fall overboard.

Fred
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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2012, 10:53:42 AM »

Hi Fred,

The link refers to epilepsy, in the main, that can be triggered by flashiing lights, etc. I was pointing out, that some folk are effected _more_ than others. Just because you can't see a problem, flashing lights have no effect on you, does not mean it does not effect others, plus, it's a question of freedom of choice for the viewer. For a static avatar, you can more easily ignore it, but for most folk, their peripheral vision is most sensitive to movement, so a flashing light at the edge of a screen, even if said light is small, will be an irritation to them. Personally, it doesn't bother me, (at least not physically), but that does not mean it may not bother others, and before your penultimate post, the problem was solved for the op - it was just that you appeared to assume that because Terry's avatar caused no disturbance to you, then it should not disturb others. Your initial response to Tom's request, was basically taking the piss, whereas if you knew that the avatars could be turned off, you could have replied accordingly.

The reason I give links is because generally it saves time in summarising the content, gives the reader more background information, avoids plagiarism, etc., and a chance for all of us to learn of other things. 

I do not normally use avatars, I generally view them as gimmicky/puerile, but sometimes I'll use an image of my dog, or other animal, if it aids identity, and I've got something I think is worth saying.

Anyway - in the words of this guy - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broderick_Crawford  who starred in - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highway_Patrol_%28TV_series%29 - your posting is  "ten-four"  Wink

Best wishes,

Fred
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« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2012, 07:27:06 AM »


Grumpy Jeff uses a tired old man snoozing wearing a fishing hat. Judging from his photos that he sends to me, he certainly is far from Grumpy and tired.


I know I'd like to sit in a chair next to Grumpy Jeff some day, and enjoy life.

Stay well, and let's not fall overboard.

Fred

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