Yeah, we need custom profile pictures. The usual moderation rules should apply. If someone uses inappropriate/explicit picture, they should be banned. But the vast majority of reasonable people here on the forums should not be punished for the potential exploits of the few disorderly ones
That’s honestly a bit shallow and dodgy answer. Kind of corporate speak. What ways are there to “explore”? Custom forum avatars is something that discourse forum system easily allows, and is something commonly seen in pretty much any other forum out there. Not something groundbreaking that needs to be explored or researched.
I sense some legal issues in regards to Epic’s responsibility for the digital content on the site they are hosting, but honestly as long as we can attach images to our posts, which we can, then this doesn’t seem to be a real obstacle anyway.
No, may point is more to the fact that it wasn’t a native function but something you actually have to configure.
Whereas raytracing is more of a native function. You don’t have to install an extra module for it to work or turn on a plugin…
That doesn’t seem to be the case according to this 2013 blogpost. All you have to do is to turn it on:
I mean, in UE, you also have to first enable ray tracing and restart the engine to turn it on. Bottom line is that even if custom avatars were an external plugin, I still don’t believe it’s nowhere near difficult to achieve, especially for a corporate entity the size of Epic No need to make it look/sound like it’s some significant amount of additional work.
Any news on the custom forum avatars? I am visiting more discord based forums than just this one, and I am usually much more engaged on the other ones simply because of the fact that when viewing the “Latest” section on the homepage, I can spot my favorite users by their usually unique avatar and quickly jump in to see what interesting thing they had to say.
On this forum, it’s mostly disappointment because everyone uses the same avatars so it’s almost impossible to tell if someone I like posted something
The amount of value the lack of custom avatars removes from this forum is significant.