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This time via email only.
It's a rehash of the survey everyone seemed to be offended over. The title of the survey is literally "Avatar Style Preferences for 18+ X-Gaians"

Who knows what constitutes an X-Gaian, but onward.

The first survey plucked catwoman pics from the internet and asked you which art style you preferred. This survey does the same thing but has a nice tiny disclaimer added.
See it here

Next page is body types. I don't have a screencap of the old one, but I'm sure by now we all know what it looked like, with derogatory remarks. Well they cropped all that out this time and this is the woman's survey.
See here

And same for men:
See here.

[EDIT: Here are the originals from the first survey, provided by Bob Dobbs.]
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This is the text of the email:
" Hello again!
We wanted to reach out to you today to invite you take a survey for us! We know you have creative and awesome ideas about avatar designs and online experiences, and we'd love to have your feedback.
The survey is only a few questions, and it won't take you long to complete. Thanks in advance for your participation - as always, we cannot wait to hear what you have to say! "


So, I have no opinions on this really, but I'm sure you will.
- New survey: an improvement?
- Still acepting of Gaia's apology?
- what do you think an "X-Gaian" is?

EDIT: So I read through 6 pages of this thread, and from everyone's ideas on what an X-gaian is, I think it is a gaian who has been a member but has not logged in in a long time, or has not logged in frequently. The only email I got this survey on was the one connected to my oldest account(jan 2004), which I have not logged into since... The Valefor event? But before then, rarely if at all.
This would explain why not many of you got the survey. You and your mules are all active.
Possibly.
This is just an idea.

EDIT2:
To any disbelievers.
In the mailbox (trash now, obviously)
The email itself
(Apparently gmail doesn't play nice with my screengrab add-on, so sorry for the weirdness)
I hope they got permission to use the art in the survey. But probably not...

It doesn't seem very professional to use other people's work and crop them...
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Looks better, I guess they should've done it like that from the get go

Still ottermode pride
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              »»» It is not an improvement.
              So what if they edited out the crude names on the body type charts? Was there no better chart that could have been used or found?

              Gaia has an art team with talented artists who design items and RIG art. And I know for a fact that one of the artists draws females in varying body sizes. Why could Gaia not have utilized their own resources to make both art examples for the signature preference AND body charts?

              Still lazy and unprofessional. I do not care how many changes they make to it.
              Shame on you, Gaia.



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i can't wait for this s**t emotion_drool
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I was wondering why I didn't get it. I thought it was because I completed the original.

Do they even track that?
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Are they that incapable of listening to users after people made as big of a fuss about it, made it so perfectly crystal clear why they ******** up in the first place? And they still included the artwork without crediting anyone properly? This is shameful. Like, gross.

I will not accept an apology from them for this. They've proven to not give a s**t about their own ToS or anybody here.

It would be nice if people would come forward to identify the artists of those works and let the artists know what Gaia is doing.
Adnama Lavode

I can identify one of the Cat Woman pictures.
Shunya Yamashita

That style's probably fairly easy to recognize by a lot of people, though.
u.u

Or maybe not. I once had to deal with an artist who was selling art using Yamashita pictures, and basically tracing/coloring over them to make them into avatar art, and people were buying it, seeming not to notice.
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It's still lazy and unprofessional. They should have created their own art to choose from, because then it would be a more accurate depication of how it could be implemented.
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Adnama Lavode

I can identify one of the Cat Woman pictures.
Shunya Yamashita

That style's probably fairly easy to recognize by a lot of people, though.
u.u

Or maybe not. I once had to deal with an artist who was selling art using Yamashita pictures, and basically tracing/coloring over them to make them into avatar art, and people were buying it, seeming not to notice.
Thank you for identifying one of them. I honestly don't know where any of them come from, but I'm very interested to find out. It's just sad that Gaia can't even manage to treat art properly when there's such a huge art community here.

Edit: Found this one (link goes outside Gaia). By Adam Hughes
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whoaho stand back
someone knows how to use mspaint

idk still kind of lame
is visual aid really needed?
and if it is are we really that lacking to not include some samples from the site? (hell even the site artists' previous work)

no not really
we've had site art in quite a few styles

then again
I'm not sure how those things are organized
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I'll just make a new post for this. emotion_awesome

Link to fail survey for convenience.

A - By gabibarbosa
B - "'arschblog' seemed to be where it was, but it is gone now. Couldn't find another blog/site. Referenced from here.
C - By Bruce Timm
D - By vitaminbee
E - By Blitzcadet
F - By kotorikurama
G - By Shunya Yamashita (IGN article about figures inspired by the illustrator. Haven't found an official art site yet.)
H - By digitalinkrod
I - By Adam Hughes
J - By Uri So

If Gaia won't credit them, ******** why not. I will. Thanks to those that helped.
(All the links go outside Gaia.)

How hard was that, Gaia?
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I guess they'll need a second shitstorm in the forums to truly learn their lesson?

Or Gaian's will still be tired from the first one, and won't have the energy for the second one...

Meh. Whoever these new Admin are, they should probably just be fired at this point. That's the only way I can see Gaia saving face.
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I guess I am glad that they won't be using the avatar bases this site uses...
I may be in my twenties, but so far I'm not too interested in being an X-Gaian.

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