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Try Recommending instead of showing equal choices. The paradox of choice is a funny thing. You can give someone so many options that they no longer have any options at all. There are plenty of psychological studies that show how paralyzing too many choices can be. Presenting tons of options can be a barrier to entry. In order to combat such analysis ...
If I got you right, what you are looking for is an Identicon. It is similar to the text based representation you mentioned, and it's widely used on the web (take Stack Exchange for example). Here is an example:
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