Just a thought guys.
If this is to be the default avatar, its going to show up a zillion times in each sub forum and in each thread for all the people that never bother to choose an individual personalized avatar.
Maybe instead of something bright and flashy and overwhelming colorful or flashly maybe it should be something more subdued and elegant that would more blend in or not be distracting so that those more active members that have a personalized vatar and want to stand out can do so.
Or the posts of epic wisdom from more active members with personalized avatars could be more highlighted and stand out from the guys that went with the system generated default avatar?
I mean if the chosen default avatar is cartoonish or colorful instead of subdued it could be distracting by itself right?
Something along the lines of these submissions I would not mind being the default from multiple users in a thread as they would not be too distracting and look rather elegant. Especially the generic outline figure in the first image. Having the multiple dark red curtains on the side of the thread and a generic person icon for posters that did not choose a personal icon seems appropriate somehow to me.
Can you guys come up with more icons along those lines?