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Doctor Q
Aug 27, 2004, 11:04 PM
The winners of the 1,000,000 Post Avatar Contest are as follows:


Best Static Avatar

afterglow

http://www.afterglow.ie/images/rumoravatars/maczealot.gif


Best Animated Avatar

medea

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16297


Best 1,000,000 Post Avatar

Decksnap

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15978


Congratulations to these members and to all who participated!

For the enjoyment of all, a gallery of the contest entries (those within the 75x75 pixel limit) are presented in the following two posts.

Doctor Q
Aug 27, 2004, 11:04 PM
Avatar Contest Gallery, Part 1 of 2

Abstract
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16120

afterglow
http://www.afterglow.ie/images/rumoravatars/maczealot.gif ... Winner!

http://www.afterglow.ie/images/rumoravatars/bushbaby.gif http://www.afterglow.ie/images/rumoravatars/clueless.gif http://www.afterglow.ie/images/rumoravatars/guru.gif http://www.afterglow.ie/images/rumoravatars/hopelesslyaddicted.gif http://www.afterglow.ie/images/rumoravatars/joker.gif http://www.afterglow.ie/images/rumoravatars/lurker.gif http://www.afterglow.ie/images/rumoravatars/moderator.gif http://www.afterglow.ie/images/rumoravatars/newbie.gif http://www.afterglow.ie/images/rumoravatars/pcweenie.gif http://www.afterglow.ie/images/rumoravatars/pinkocommie.gif http://www.afterglow.ie/images/rumoravatars/statistician.gif http://www.afterglow.ie/images/rumoravatars/troll.gif

AlanAudio
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16195 ... Honorable Mention

AliensAreFuzzy
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16150

anjaki
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16482 ... Finalist

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16319 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16344 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16348 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16352 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16356 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16374

aus_dave
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16248

benpatient
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15975

Bobcat37
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16262

Buletman
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15986

ChrisFromCanada
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15988

DavemanDeluxe
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16039

Decksnap
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15978 ... Winner!

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16179

dermeister
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16061

Digital Hybrid
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15972 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15998 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16044

Doctor Q
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16154

dontpanic
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16073 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16087

doogle
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16529

DrGruv1
http://www.musicrowsongs.com/drgruv.jpg

edesignuk
http://upload.yo-momma.net/uploads/forums/killbill_tar.gif http://upload.yo-momma.net/uploads/forums/keria_face.jpg http://upload.yo-momma.net/uploads/forums/pancakeonhead_tar.jpg http://www.yo-momma.net/forumstuff/macrumors/avatar/keria_face_1.jpg http://upload.yo-momma.net/uploads/forums/1mil.jpg

evilgEEk
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16301

evil_santa
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16100 ... Finalist

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16420 ... Honorable Mention

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16146 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16209 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16426 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16452

Flickta
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16407 ... Finalist

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16414 ... Honorable Mention

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16413 ... Honorable Mention

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16345 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16346 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16347 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16402 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16403 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16404 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16406

Flying Llama
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16140 ... Honorable Mention

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16026 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16063 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16068 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16080 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16081 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16082 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16096 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16134 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16135 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16136 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16138 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16139 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16141 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16182 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16306 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16424 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16430 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16474 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16475

g4cubed
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16153 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16171 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16331 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16361

gothamac
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15980

HeWhoSpitsFire
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16276 ... Finalist

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15984 ... Honorable Mention

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16245 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16246 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16250 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16278

iJon
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16064

iLikeMyiMac
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16067 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16069 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16070 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16079 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16226 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16092 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16094 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16130 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16196

imacfreak
http://www.imacfreak.net/ducky2.jpg http://www.imacfreak.net/WormyMouth.gif

iMeowbot
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16112 ... Honorable Mention

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15989 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16032 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16105 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16111 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16166 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16167 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16252 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16275 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16283 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16508 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16477

Doctor Q
Aug 27, 2004, 11:36 PM
Avatar Contest Gallery, Part 2 of 2

j33pd0g
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16213

JGowan
http://www.gowan.us/harvey.gif

katanna
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16049 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16051 http://s95220742.onlinehome.us/Fun/avi/2.gif http://s95220742.onlinehome.us/Fun/avi/3.gif http://s95220742.onlinehome.us/Fun/avi/4.gif http://s95220742.onlinehome.us/Fun/avi/5.gif http://s95220742.onlinehome.us/Fun/avi/6.gif http://s95220742.onlinehome.us/Fun/avi/7.gif http://s95220742.onlinehome.us/Fun/avi/8.gif http://s95220742.onlinehome.us/Fun/avi/9.gif http://s95220742.onlinehome.us/Fun/avi/10.gif http://s95220742.onlinehome.us/Fun/avi/1.gif http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16156 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16232 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16277 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16194

King Cobra
http://andrej.gadgetgaming.com/images/avatars/orbexsunrise/orbexsunrise.jpg http://andrej.gadgetgaming.com/images/avatars/million/anim.gif

Kingsnapped
http://pitythefoo.com/upload/userfiles/brian/million.gif ... Finalist

http://pitythefoo.com/upload/userfiles/brian/domotar.gif http://pitythefoo.com/upload/userfiles/brian/irobot.gif

Koyder
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15995 ... Finalist

Laslo Panaflex
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16360 ... Finalist

LimeiBook86
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16021 ... Finalist

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16086 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16459

MacCoaster
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16122 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16123 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16124 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16125

Mastif
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15991

medea
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16297 ... Winner!
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16298

me_94501
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16217 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16341

michaelrjohnson
http://www.michaelrjohnson.com/media/1a.gif

Mitthrawnuruodo
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16033 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16160 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16161 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16162 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16163 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16164 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16165

Mr. Anderson
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15974 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16152 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16220 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16221 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16292

Mudbug
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15994 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16000 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16104 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16327 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16328 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16332 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16333 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16335 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16336

neoshroom
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16180

neut
http://www.organech.com/images/72x72.gif http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16499 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16467

Omen88
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16004

outerspaceapple
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16359

OutThere761
http://img51.exs.cx/img51/2515/av1.gif

pullober
http://herzoptiker.com/kunibert2.gif

pyrotoaster
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16178 ... Finalist
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15990 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16188

robotrenegade
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16151

RogueLdr
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16312

SallyWattle
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16158 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16159

Santaduck
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16308

skyfex
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15992 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15996 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16002

spasticmutant
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15985

stevehaslip
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16445 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16446

stoid
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16234 ... Finalist
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16216 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16236

streetpreacher
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15987

Sun Baked
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16007 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16237

titaniumducky
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v375/titaniumducky/Photoshop%20Work/Macrumors-Avatar2.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v375/titaniumducky/Photoshop%20Work/Fire-Avatar.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v375/titaniumducky/Photoshop%20Work/Macrumors-Avatar3.jpg

Vector
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16043 ... Finalist

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15997 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16014 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16015

Veldek
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16055

vniow
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15958 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16010 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16018

voicegy
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16440 ... Finalist

windowsblowsass
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16377

win_convert
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16219

übergeek
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16131

yellow
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16040 http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16098

afterglow
Aug 28, 2004, 01:16 AM
I really appreciate the voting folks as this is the first thing I've ever won except for that pub quiz back in 1995. ;)

Thanks again and I'll be doing up a few more sets of these characters in the not too distant future. As I said before I'm a bit of a newbie to these particular forums but I'm going to put in a few more hours in here.
Would be rude otherwise.

As we say down Emerald Isle way---Go raibh míle maith agat

Steradian
Aug 28, 2004, 01:57 AM
congrats afterglow, your work really shows. I am tempted to commission ya to make mine if I ever get 500 posts :-P

medea
Aug 28, 2004, 06:44 AM
Wow, I'm quite honored to be the animated avatar winner. Congratulations to everyone who took the time to enter and a big congrats to the other winners. Enjoy your forum pseudo-fame, heh.

Thanks again to all that participated and to the mods for choosing me as a finalist.

virividox
Aug 28, 2004, 06:52 AM
congrats to the winners i really enjoyed looking at all the entries

medea
Aug 28, 2004, 06:52 AM
Err, how do I use my avatar now? the contest rules were under 40,000 bytes but the regular user cp rules are under 20,000 bytes.

Doctor Q
Aug 28, 2004, 10:39 AM
Err, how do I use my avatar now? the contest rules were under 40,000 bytes but the regular user cp rules are under 20,000 bytes.We will arrange to let you switch to your winning avatar. You'll get a PM when things are ready. :)

medea
Aug 28, 2004, 01:18 PM
Thanks Q.
You know there are a lot of avatars that I missed when they were first posted. I especially like Sunbaked's goldfish bowl.

Mudbug
Aug 28, 2004, 03:31 PM
Congrats to everyone who entered - Judging was definitely not a 'this one, this one, and this one' thing, but actually took us quite a bit of time to narrow the field from so many quality submissions. Everyone's a winner :)

for our winners - I believe things are set now so that you can use your larger avatars - if not, please let me know directly.

Thanks, and again - congrats!
Mudbug

LimeiBook86
Aug 29, 2004, 10:59 PM
I'm happy that I made second place!! Oh yeah! I loved looking at all the icon's above - I saw a bunch of cool ones too. SunBaked's Avatars were awesome!! You know which one I mean ;)

I might change my avatar to a smaller version of the one that made me a finalist - but some people say my current one is good. Plus the new one is almost 40k.

Thanks for voting - and like MudBug said "Everyone's a winner!"
(also I like your new avatar MudBug)

Thanks again!!
:)

Don't panic
Aug 30, 2004, 08:56 AM
congrats everyone.
i like the gallery.
If there ever is another contest, you should have the gallery earlier, so we can lobby/vote for the nominee before mods pick them.



p.s.: why do some of the animations not work properly in the gallery?

p.p.s: there quite a few good ones that i forgot about!

Mr. Anderson
Aug 30, 2004, 09:56 AM
congrats everyone.

If there ever is another contest, you should have the gallery earlier, so we can lobby/vote for the nominee before mods pick them.

There will be - and we'd like to come up with a way that would prevent us from having to go through and select finalists.....we'll see when that happens.

D

Doctor Q
Aug 30, 2004, 12:51 PM
why do some of the animations not work properly in the gallery?Which one doesn't work for you? Does it work for you when you look at it in the first post of the thread where that member submitted it for the contest?

If the same animation fails for everyone, there may be something wrong with the gallery. If it works for some and not others, it could be that some web browsers get overwhelmed by so many animations on one page.

jonathanweaver
Apr 7, 2005, 12:27 AM
If it's a QWERTY machine:

... best I can make out is 'unbeayns' or 'imneauns'.

Maybe 'imne[^I]uns' (using [^I] for <TAB>)?

Care to shed some light?

vniow
Apr 7, 2005, 12:35 AM
Holy thread resurrection Batman!

LimeiBook86
Apr 7, 2005, 03:29 AM
Holy thread resurrection Batman!
*blows dust off thread*

I remember this...I lost! :(

Hahahahaha, nah it was pretty close, I still see some cool ones that should have won in my opinion. :D Better go before all those gifs load and make Safari explode! :eek:

liketom
Apr 7, 2005, 03:59 AM
i know blast from the past - i never did do the contest but maybe the time is near for ....


another one?

Doctor Q
Apr 7, 2005, 01:08 PM
I'm glad to see that most of the avatars in the display above are still intact. Since some were links to personal web sites, not all of the links stay valid. And we were too lazy to copy each and every image so we could post a separate permanent copy.

iBlue
Apr 8, 2005, 01:41 AM
those are great!!!

for the fun of it, I'll post a few I've used on other forums (for avatars or signatures)... and at non mac forums mind you. ;) somewhere in my signatures, titles, avatars, et. al., you will find reference to macintosh - gotta love my little nudges at people to "convert".

attached:

Mr. Anderson
Apr 12, 2005, 03:05 PM
Wow, forgot there were so many entries....

I think we'll have to make this a annual event, so the next contest will have to be in several months...

D

LimeiBook86
Jul 17, 2005, 05:56 AM
Wow, forgot there were so many entries....

I think we'll have to make this a annual event, so the next contest will have to be in several months...

D

If this would be an annual event that would be awesome.

When did this begin? August? I say we do another, yeah we might have to make a new theme but, it'll be a blast to see a bunch of new avatars in a another contest.

Maybe an intel theme ;)

iBlue
Jul 22, 2005, 12:18 AM
I'd love to see another contest - intel theme might be a bit challenging though as many entries will be very similar I imagine.

not my call of course, merely my $.02


EDIT: yeah, and what is being typed on Medea's typewriter avatar???

ham_man
Jul 22, 2005, 12:37 AM
I'd love to see another contest - intel theme might be a bit challenging though as many entries will be very similar I imagine.

not my call of course, merely my $.02


EDIT: yeah, and what is being typed on Medea's typewriter avatar???
I tried to figure that out once. Failed miserably...

Doctor Q
Jul 22, 2005, 12:59 AM
what is being typed on Medea's typewriter avatar???There was some discussion of that here, and I remember somebody figuring it out and explaining in another thread, but I don't remember the answer!

iBlue
Jul 22, 2005, 02:09 AM
thanks Doctor Q

:)

MacRy
Aug 17, 2005, 07:08 AM
As excited as I am at the prospect of nearing my 500th post and therefore gaining my very own avatar this thread just makes me realise just how talentless I am in this field :) Mine's going to be total crap I just know it.

mad jew
Aug 17, 2005, 07:13 AM
Mine's going to be total crap I just know it.


I don't think you're allowed naughty potty pictures for your 'tar... Sorry, but you'll have to think of something else.

MacRy
Aug 17, 2005, 08:14 AM
I don't think you're allowed naughty potty pictures for your 'tar... Sorry, but you'll have to think of something else.

LOL Trust you Mad Jew!

LimeiBook86
Aug 17, 2005, 09:11 PM
...we do another contest :D :cool:

MacRy
Aug 18, 2005, 07:56 AM
...we do another contest :D :cool:

I agree. A contest to design me an avatar :)

njmac
Aug 18, 2005, 11:42 PM
I agree. A contest to design me an avatar :)

lol :D me too!

highres
Aug 19, 2005, 12:04 AM
some of those avatars are truly incredible and inspire me to create an awesome one for myself. Just need 486 more posts before I can add one to my profile! :D