Can avatars be square?

would such a heinous act be possible?

after all, what image comes premade in a perfect circle?

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But I like the circles…

…it keeps continuity.

:wink:

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I’m pretty sure they can be, it’s just that the admin has to toggle that setting. (Correct me if I’m wrong.)

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I think the movement overall to circular avatars is because a lot of them are faces, be them from anime, cartoons, or real life.

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I don’t mind circles, but I don’t think that this forum software also has square avatars already built in as a feature that can be activated. I can’t imagine it in a way that it would fit to the theme, unless the corners are rounded. I have yet to see a Discourse forum with square avatars.

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I like the circular avatars, it’s a nice change from what I usually see

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(As you can see) I’ve made mind so it looks cool in a circular format. But you can make a edit which has blank spaces around it with a square in the middle

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funny, I’ve been seeing a crapton of websites using circular avatars now. I can’t think of any examples off the top of my head but I assume it’s because of the recent minimalism craze.

Not that it’s bad or anything. But it’s certainly getting a little old. That, and circular avatars tend to crop out more of the image than they should, unless it was designed with circles in mind in the first place.

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It’s actually really easy to do it on Discourse forums. All the admin has to do is add a couple of lines of CSS, seen here: https://meta.discourse.org/t/how-to-make-profile-pictures-square/29028

Also, I’m curious: which avatars do you guys prefer?

  • Circle avatars
  • Square avatars

0 voters

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Everything uses circle avatars nowadays.

nooo my legacy

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It’s squares now. See how you like it. I personally don’t like it.

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I need a moment to absorb all of this

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Not really liking it, either.

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4 minutes of squares. Now over.

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Man we should do this again next year

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1/16 National Square Avatar Day

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I’ll remember it like my own birthday

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Glad I missed that.

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I guess I should add some sort of secret in the 4 hidden corners of my profile picture if and only if the square avatars will be present every year on the 16th of January…