Generally everywhere there’s an avatar aside from group walls and the forums, avatars are displayed in circles. These circles do not come close to even remotely matching the rest of the site’s UI, and the miserable attempt at making the website hip and trendy by using circles should be removed.
Edit: btw, you can add these lines to a Stylish style to instantly get rid of these silly things:
The unfortunate thing is that the web team has a history of not taking any user feedback into account when making key design decisions. (cough profile page cough) Since reasonable feedback often doesn’t work at all, people can understandably feel the need to use a different tone to try and draw the web team’s attention.
Regarding the avatar circles, I’m personally indifferent to their appearance. I’m just wondering what this means for the more crucial changes that the site needs - as in, I hope the web team isn’t putting off important things like fixing the profile page & adding profile customization just to make unnecessary cosmetic changes like this.
I like the circles, I just think the shadow should be less irritating.
I just noticed they changed how the tiles on the games page look too… I like having the image be the edge of the tile but holy crap remove the shadow from that part of the box at least. I came up with this concept a little while ago which matched the previous design just altered it to be a bit nicer, I’d prefer to see something like this. (Removes tile ads and changes the sponsored games to just be ads since that is literally what they are)
I like the concept but in my opinion, current game icon/whatever you wanna call them boxes are looking perfectly fine, especially with the borderless icons update.
Regarding the OP, the circles inside box containers seems unnecessarily repetitive. Maybe if they remove the white box or made the circles the same color as the light grey BG. Not sure how to go about it if you’re trying to keep the circles. I do like the use of the circles in the messages and home page (your user icon) though.