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Avatar changed for folks who don't have one?

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OK.I know not everyone is a person who selects an avatar for this site. In fact, I am sure great content posters here don't have an avatar. Many sites just give a generic one. As did CH here. The little blue man. It's changed! Why?
What do you think? They want to be more "modern"? less bathroom sign-ish?
Interesting.

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  1. just noticed it tonight, wham a red knife and fork logo!

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    1. re: smartie

      That's exactly what brought me to this board about 30 min. ago, and there was nothing about it, so I wandered and read other threads. Come back and find, glory hallelujah, the thread I was looking for previously. So, does anybody know what brought this on? This thing really leaps out. I think I liked the little blue guy better. Maybe it's time to roll my own.

    2. theres also another thread about it already as well

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      1. re: srsone

        OK, it inspired me to upload my own. Problem solved.

          1. re: johnb

            I don't know if it's the case anymore but when we first got avatars, I played around w/ it and then found I couldn't go back to the original. Not a big deal but for those who want to keep their anonymous fork and knife, don't change it.

            1. re: chowser

              Though not exactly intuitive, it is possible to return to the default avatar on your profile by selecting "Upload Avatar", then clicking "Upload" without selecting a file.

              1. re: Engineering

                Hey thanks Engineering! Why the change anyway? Didn't seem like a tweet that was needed, I mean dated thread headers would be really cool to have. Just saying TY.

        1. Seems now to have changed back to little blue man, what up with that ?