Avatars

Discussion in 'Community' started by tazo, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. tazo macrumors 68040

    tazo

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    Do you feel that avatars should remain stationary for as long as the individual remains at MR, or should they be an act of personal expression, changing as much as the creator?

    I happen to feel the 2nd and I am really happy with my new 'tar, as am I liking the new tars by mr. a and eye

    so what is your view on avatars? Stay stationary so they act as a sort of redflag when scrolling? or are they an act of expression?

    -tazo
     
  2. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

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    #2
    nice 'tar there tazo... ;)

    this could make for a decent poll if we could...

    I'm for changing them up. Sure, they make it easy to identify members by color/specifics, but it's good to change or reinvent yourself from time to time. :D
     
  3. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    #3
    Avatars are definitely a matter of self expression, and "making your mark" on the forums. They distinguish your posts, and make them easy to pick out when scrolling through a page.

    People don't want to be stuck with the same 'tar forever, heck people sometimes want to change their nicknames.

    I've gone through 5 or so, personally, and I'm sure this isn't my last...;)
     
  4. tazo thread starter macrumors 68040

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    heh thanks eye, that was about the 12th tweaking in PS, playing around with brightness/contrast, crop, sharpness, blurring :)

    And is it possible to make a poll after the fact?
     
  5. Phil Of Mac macrumors 68020

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    Whether your avatar changes or not should be up to you. My first avatar freaked people out, so I changed, and then I changed again. I'm sure I'll change yet again sometime. Which is good!

    Please leave us free to change our avatars at whim! :)
     
  6. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    *looks at phil's 'tar and runs screaming*
     
  7. Phil Of Mac macrumors 68020

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    Ha! I have changed it!

    I like to keep my avatar, Mac OS X user picture, and iChat AV buddy icon synced.
     
  8. Zenith macrumors 6502

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    Just a little related to the topic; I wonder when the next avatar contest will be? :D

    Also, I think the 'tars definitively is a matter of self expression too. But right now, I'm starting to get a little tired about my 'tar... And I can't change it too, since I only was allowed to use it caus I won the avatar contest back in 2002.
     
  9. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    You don't wear the same clothes every day, do you? Styles change, you feel like changing....its all good.

    D
     
  10. FightTheFuture macrumors 6502a

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    i think we would all flip out if arn changed his. wait a second, am i qualified to post in here?:confused:
     
  11. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Change it for a bit - was thinking this morning why no one had done this yet.

    You're all slackers!

    D ;)
     
  12. sonofslim macrumors 6502a

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    i kind of like seeing a new 'tar under someone's name. it's the MR equivalent of "hey, nice haircut!"

    or in some people's case, "have you always had that steel post through your nose?"
     
  13. tazo thread starter macrumors 68040

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    goddangit mr. a why'd ya change AGAIN? :)
     
  14. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816

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    Bowie, Bowie, Bowie! Huzzah!

    Seeing him at the Fillmore Auditorium here in Denver on January 19, 2004. Front and center, baby, front and center. I'll grab Slick's ass, rub Gail's head for good luck, and let the show begin!

    THRUSTY!
     
  15. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    as I said - I was thinking why no one had done something so obvious with the iPod commercials.

    I'll be back to the old man soon enough....;)

    D
     
  16. cubist macrumors 68020

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    I liked the one with the cloud and the sun streaming through.
     
  17. tazo thread starter macrumors 68040

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    ya better be man, that face is right out of a story book :)
     
  18. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    You gotta change up every once in a while. Not too often though, or it gets difficult to keep up. I'm about ready for a new 'tar and sig anyday now. Whenever the inspiration strikes I suppose.:)
     
  19. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    I definitely like changing my avatar, almost as much as I like changing my desktop. In fact, I think I'll go change it right now...

    edit: Hmm... Hitchcock...



    irmongoose
     
  20. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    i like to change the 'tar now and then, but i believe in at least keeping with a theme. i've abandoned rena for my current 'tar though.... i don't know how long that will last.

    i also like the "nice haircut" analogy. that's exactly what the 'tar change is like.
     
  21. Foxer macrumors 65816

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    Keep 'em fresh. I only wish that (and signatures, too) they remained static in your old posts, rather than being updated, when you make a change.
     
  22. idea_hamster macrumors 65816

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    I like the changeable 'tar (I've nearly got my own!).

    My only big *sigh* on the subject is that when you change your avatar, it changes for ALL you posts, past and future. Can't ever go back to see someone's old one. Have the same thoughts about the sig. line.

    I know that the storage requirements for all past avatars would quickly get out of hand, but it would be neat to be able to see past ones -- maybe a sticky thread like the photos thread?

    [edit]
    Beaten to the punch by Foxer! Two minutes too slow...rats!
    [/edit]
     
  23. sonofslim macrumors 6502a

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    so does anyone ever get a bad one?

    "hey, is that a new 'tar? it's really, um, interesting..."

    also... am i the only one in this thread sans avatar? man, now i feel like im back in highschool, trying to hang with the older kids.

    edit: negative. there are a few others trying to hang with the big kids. hey dudes, will you buy us beer?
     
  24. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    yes - all the time.

    And when it happens, things are usually done to fix it.

    Bad things: motion too fast or not smooth (this is the biggest one)

    annoying images - scem0's face spinning was one. Motion and an annoying image....;)

    bad color choices

    Usually you can bother enough people that you eventually get the idea to change it.

    D
     
  25. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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