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Doctor Q
Mar 10, 2008, 11:56 AM
The Five Million Post Avatar Contest was held to celebrate MacRumors passing its five millionth forum post (http://www.macrumors.com/2008/02/23/macrumors-celebrates-eighth-birthday-over-five-million-forum-posts/).

The contest winners are as follows:

Best Static Avatar
http://images.macrumors.com/im/contest_winner.pngMember Mitthrawnuruodo: iTunes classic
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/Mitthrawnuruodo-3.gif
Best Animated Avatar
http://images.macrumors.com/im/contest_winner.pngMember kkat69: MacRumors open all day EVERYDAY
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/kkat69-4.gif
Best MacRumors-Themed Avatar
http://images.macrumors.com/im/contest_winner.pngMember xUKHCx: All your avatars are belong to us
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/xUKHCx-1.png

Doctor Q
Mar 10, 2008, 11:57 AM
http://images.macrumors.com/im/contest_runnerup.pngMember acearchie: Macrumors a step back in time!
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/acearchie-1.png
http://images.macrumors.com/im/contest_runnerup.pngMember Cleopatra: What do you see?
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/Cleopatra-2.gif
http://images.macrumors.com/im/contest_runnerup.pngMember designed: My 2 cents
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/designed-1.jpg
http://images.macrumors.com/im/contest_runnerup.pngMember DukeofAnkh: MacRumours in-jokes
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/DukeofAnkh-1.gif
http://images.macrumors.com/im/contest_runnerup.pngMember ehurtley: Joker's Wild
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/ehurtley-1.png
http://images.macrumors.com/im/contest_runnerup.pngMember Hankster: MR: 5,000,000 Posts!
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/Hankster-9.gif
http://images.macrumors.com/im/contest_runnerup.pngMember iBlue: Cs3 MR 5m
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/iBlue-2.gif
http://images.macrumors.com/im/contest_runnerup.pngMember ttopp: Spinny......
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/ttopp-1.gif

Doctor Q
Mar 10, 2008, 11:58 AM
Member andiwm2003: mac mac mac and don't hate me...
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/andiwm2003-1.gif http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/andiwm2003-2.gif
Member blaskillet4: I know its over but... (animated version of xUKHCx's winning entry)
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/blaskillet4-1.gif

(see thread for larger version)
Member Bobdude161: Painted Apple Logo and MacRumors 24/7 (which inspired kkat69's winning entry)
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/Bobdude161-1.gif http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/Bobdude161-2.gif
Member cargoplex: Birth of a Cocoa App (Xcode Icons)
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/cargoplex-1.gif
Member Cleopatra: Apple and Splat 1 and Splat 2 and Real love
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/Cleopatra-1.gif http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/Cleopatra-3.gif http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/Cleopatra-4.gif http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/Cleopatra-5.gif

Apple and pears and Apple grunge and Generic rubber duck
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/Cleopatra-6.gif http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/Cleopatra-7.gif http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/Cleopatra-8.gif

Member creator2456: Old Picture - New Avatar
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/creator2456-1.jpg
Member DuFFy: Entry
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/DuFFy-1.jpg
Member Eric Lewis: Apple and beyond
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/Eric_Lewis-1.gif
Member gr8tfly: Logo Legacy
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/gr8tfly-1.png

Member Hankster: MR: Midnight Blu' and MR: Is it a bird? A plane? No, it's... and MR: US Pride
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/Hankster-1.gif http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/Hankster-10.gif http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/Hankster-2.gif

MR: UK Pride and MR: Breast Cancer Awareness and MR: Back in Time Finder
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/Hankster-3.gif http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/Hankster-4.gif http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/Hankster-5.gif


MR: American Finder and MR: Hobbs and Apple and MR: Old Meets New
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/Hankster-6.gif http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/Hankster-7.gif http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/Hankster-8.gif

Member iBlue: Cs3 MR 5m (a static version of the animated one above)
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/iBlue-1.gif
Member Ish: variation on a theme and definitely snappier!
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/Ish-1.jpg http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/Ish-2.jpg
Member kkat69: Macs Only and Finder guy Fun (bf2142) 1 and Finder guy Fun (bf2142) 2
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/kkat69-1.jpg http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/kkat69-2.jpg http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/kkat69-3.jpg
Member krye: Me as an alien
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/krye-1.jpg
Member LimeiBook86: Jobs the Magnificent!
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/LimeiBook86-1b.png (http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/LimeiBook86-1.png)

(click (http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/LimeiBook86-1.png) for larger image)

Member Mitthrawnuruodo: Think Different and Peace, man...
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/Mitthrawnuruodo-1.jpg http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/Mitthrawnuruodo-2.gif
Member netdog: Mac Rumor Mascots
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/netdog-1.gif
Member shrewsburywolf: 'Endless' apple
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/shrewsburywolf-1.jpg
Member smythey: Stew-o
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/smythey-1.gif
Member tgildred: A modest entry
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/tgildred-1.jpg
Member tivoli2: My avatar and me: a retrospective
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/tivoli2-1.jpg
Member werther: my shot
http://images.macrumors.com/im/5mcontest/werther-1.jpg

Doctor Q
Mar 10, 2008, 11:59 AM
xUKHCx's winning avatar is a collage of all MacRumors avatars.

In the All your avatars are belong to us thread you will find other versions of this image, including one with colors matched to the MacRumors logo, one sized to be a desktop background, and a very large version with full-size avatars.

iBlue
Mar 10, 2008, 12:08 PM
Oooooooh, oooooh, I want a red ribbon! (do we runners up get ribbons though? I'm guessing not) I do love red (in spite of my name) :o :p

edit: crikey, ok, I sounded a bit hyper there. yeah, I'm curious though and got a bit excited over the red thing. </dork>

Mitthrawnuruodo
Mar 10, 2008, 01:59 PM
Great contest, very nice entries everybody! :cool:

Congratulations to kkat69 and xUKHCx!

Thanks to all that voted for me, I appreciate it... :)

Doctor Q
Mar 10, 2008, 06:05 PM
Oooooooh, oooooh, I want a red ribbon! (do we runners up get ribbons though? I'm guessing not) I do love red (in spite of my name) :o :p

edit: crikey, ok, I sounded a bit hyper there. yeah, I'm curious though and got a bit excited over the red thing. </dork>
The badge graphics in post #2 above appear only in our gallery, not next to posts in the forums as the post #1 badges do. Luckily, you already have a nice badge. :)

P.S. I'm always glad to answer questions about red things to the best of my ability. :cool:

Hankster
Mar 10, 2008, 10:12 PM
I received a few messages regarding members using the avatars I created above. To make it easy, all members are free to use the ones I created as they wish :cool: Enjoy! If you want variations PM me, I'll see what I can do.

Doctor Q, is there any thought of keeping a public avatar gallery on the boards? One free for members to use?

Doctor Q
Mar 11, 2008, 12:26 AM
Doctor Q, is there any thought of keeping a public avatar gallery on the boards? One free for members to use?Please start a Site and Forum Feedback forum thread and explain what you have in mind.

iBlue
Mar 11, 2008, 03:05 AM
The badge graphics in post #2 above appear only in our gallery, not next to posts in the forums as the post #1 badges do. Luckily, you already have a nice badge. :)
I knew better, don't know what came over me asking that silly question. </greedy>

P.S. I'm always glad to answer questions about red things to the best of my ability. :cool:
yeah that was pretty insensitive of me. :p

alphaod
Mar 13, 2008, 09:57 PM
Congrats guys. These are all very nice.

acearchie
Mar 14, 2008, 01:21 PM
The badge graphics in post #2 above appear only in our gallery, not next to posts in the forums as the post #1 badges do

Damn those red ribbons do look mighty nice!

AndyClarke
Jun 3, 2008, 07:11 AM
Some of these are great.

Balty
Jul 9, 2008, 09:22 PM
Spectacular.

They are great! :)

PowerFullMac
Jul 10, 2008, 02:17 AM
Why was I randomly subscribed to this thread? :confused:

Congratulations to all who have won!

WildCowboy
Dec 2, 2008, 03:21 PM
Keep up...we're approaching 7 million. :D

jennyquatro
Jan 5, 2009, 11:42 PM
Keep up...we're approaching 7 million. :D

I tried to upload an animated avatar and the forum wouldn't allow it. Help? Although definitely no big deal, just curious.

Aha, just read that you have to have 500 posts to have an avatar. Strange rule, never run across something like that before. Well, if I'm in your playground, I guess you get to make the rules. Hardly the big story of the day.

mikeinternet
Jan 9, 2009, 04:40 PM
5 million posts? and i'm still waiting for my 600th. congrats to the winners.



...the joke is i think they personally made 5mil. posts.

alphaod
Jan 15, 2009, 10:53 PM
Aha, just read that you have to have 500 posts to have an avatar. Strange rule, never run across something like that before. Well, if I'm in your playground, I guess you get to make the rules. Hardly the big story of the day.

That's nothing strange; it's the reward for contributing to the community.