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I have already asked for this, but please re-institute the avatars in replies to posts. It is particularly annoying when reading heated conversations - the avatar used to be an instantaneous clue as to whether a post was a rebuttal or a brand-new poster chiming in. It is also jarring from a design perspective - if you have avatars, have them everywhere we participate. It makes no sense to eliminate them in some contexts but not others.

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    1. re: Servorg

      Yep, I'm aware of the existing thread, and once upon a time, I addressed this in the general threads about the redesign. Since nobody seems to be answering this particular request, I figured I'd just be annoying with yet another new thread. Maybe not the most effective approach, but I'm sick of being ignored when it's such a simple request that nobody seems to be arguing against.

      1. re: Wahooty

        Exactly. Very disappointing to have had something that most people appreciated and used removed in this redesign. So we see avatars on the original post and any first-level replies, but not having avatars on any secondary or tertiary replies is very frustrating.

    2. i agree

      1. Hi Wahooty,

        Avatars are back as of today's release. Thanks so much for your interest and your request!

        Meredith of CHOW

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        1. re: mudaba

          I actually JUST noticed that on my own and was coming here to thank you! THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU!!!

          1. re: mudaba

            Outstanding news Meredith...I feel that our community just got an important part of its identity back. Love the avatars. Sincere thanks.

            1. re: mudaba

              THANK YOU!!!! Very much appreciated!

              1. re: mudaba


                1. re: mudaba

                  Ugh, liked it better when there were no avatars at all for anyone.

                  1. re: Jase

                    And I liked it better when playing in a bowl game on New Year's Day actually meant something.


                    Look...I get it. But if yer gonna have 'em...why do it half-assed?