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PostSubject: Re: A word about Avatars . . .    Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:17 pm

Airborne wrote:
,,, I know that thereís some pretty cool avatars being used and, generally, I like them.,,,, . However, for me, they seem to put up a slight road block because, truly, I donít know with whom Iím talking. ,,,,,,,, making the communication a little less personal.

Well that's the thing,,,you [generally,,, not you in particular] don't know the person you're talking to. I'm wanted in seventeen states and several provinces, I really don't want my face revealed. Members come and go here faster than a freight train through Lawrence, Kansas,,,,one of them might recognize me. So talk to my avatar,,,Rocky [ my beloved departed boxer] ,or the running puppy, the weird naked guy with the tuba up his butt, or whatever I come up with next and think "I'm glad I can't pick him out of a lineup,,,never seen him before officer",,,

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PostSubject: Re: A word about Avatars . . .    Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:24 pm

Ah, Jason, about your new avatar . . . I mean, eh . . . that is to say, a . . . on second thought, never mind. (Phew!)
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PostSubject: Re: A word about Avatars . . .    Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:26 pm

Cartaphilus wrote:
Cute, you really know how to hurt a guy. At least you can file yours.

Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: A word about Avatars . . .    Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:28 pm

The FBI is looking for me and if any of them were to lurk here, I would be screwed.
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PostSubject: Re: A word about Avatars . . .    Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:32 pm

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PostSubject: Re: A word about Avatars . . .    Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:50 pm

my avatar is me... smoking a pipe...

In nearly all other online venues (facebook, twitter, aim, etc) I use this pictures as my avatar.




A friend scratched it a while ago on an old envelope, while joking with me about how much coffee I drink.

If he happens to scratch down one of me smoking a pipe, I'll probably use it.

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PostSubject: Re: A word about Avatars . . .    Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:00 pm

Carlos wrote:
seeing a fat, old, ugly, curmudgeon.

You look like me? clown
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PostSubject: Re: A word about Avatars . . .    Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:29 pm

I don't so much think folks are trying to hide their identity as much they have a little fun with the avatars. I've put some odd ones up from time to time, but I certainly can respect Airborne's thoughts on this matter, hence my change of avatar for an undetermined period of time. It can be said that a face can be placed with the name, at least for a little while.
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PostSubject: Re: A word about Avatars . . .    Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:49 pm

I to have used a few avatars on other forums as well. I go to a shooting forum and my favorite avatar is this one
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PostSubject: Re: A word about Avatars . . .    Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:06 am

Is Yosemite Sam blowing it out his rear and shooting wildly in the air again? He's such a hoot. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: A word about Avatars . . .    Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:35 am

I currently do not know what I am doing when it comes to pipe smoking...

I plan on getting a better Avatar in the near future.
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PostSubject: Re: A word about Avatars . . .    Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:23 pm

I'm too ugly to post my pic, instead I'm now using the image of one of my favorite charters of my youth. Like me, he is a physicist, but was involved in much more interesting adventures than I.
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PostSubject: Re: A word about Avatars . . .    Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:55 pm

I would use an actual photo of myself, but I'm just so damn good looking. I wouldn't want to inspire jealousy or embarass the rest of you guys or make anyone feel inadequate.

Lol.

Actually what it comes down to is that my wife is afraid i may inadvertently incriminate myself in some way (she has known me well enough and long enough to understand that this is a very real possibility), and prefers that I don't have a photo of myself attached to anything that may come back to trouble me/us. I've explained that it's probably much too late for that, but out of respect I also acquiesced.

I think there is a photo of me floating around the forum somewhere that I posted if anyone is realy that motivated. I've no fear of divulging my identity to anyone on the forum or anything of that nature, but I'll keep my non-photo avatar if it's all the same to you. Besides, I kind of like the idea of someone associating my posts with some giant green disembodied floating head speaking to you out of the blue... Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: A word about Avatars . . .    Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:09 pm

Frost wrote:
I kind of like the idea of someone associating my posts with some giant green disembodied floating head speaking to you out of the blue... Laughing

Hey Frost, I've always been a bit freaked out by that avatar of yours... For exactly the reason you state!
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PostSubject: Re: A word about Avatars . . .    Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:59 pm

Well Doggies!
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PostSubject: Re: A word about Avatars . . .    Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:06 pm

I agree, I like seeing the faces I am chatting with. I understand not wanting to put your pictures up. I've never liked the whole social network thing and maybe have got on face book once in three months, but every one here seems like stand up people for the most part. So i feel comfortable enough to share my mug.
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PostSubject: Re: A word about Avatars . . .    Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:35 pm

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PostSubject: Re: A word about Avatars . . .    Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:39 pm

Regarding so called "Avatars". I do like to know am corresponding with a person. I also donít like (not so much here) cryptic alpha numeric names. I do not spend much time on these ďforumsĒ but in general, if people need to be so clandestine as to look like a say, an abstract fractal image along with a name that is reminiscent of the equation that generated it, I most likely will not respond.


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PostSubject: Re: A word about Avatars . . .    Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:46 pm

Well, it lasted 24 hours.
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PostSubject: Re: A word about Avatars . . .    Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:57 pm

Shoot Simple Man you clean up nicely. You should see me on sunday mornings
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PostSubject: Re: A word about Avatars . . .    Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:01 am

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PostSubject: Re: A word about Avatars . . .    Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:51 am

<<----- This is me
bounce
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PostSubject: Re: A word about Avatars . . .    Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:18 am

I have graced this venue with my visage from
time to time; most recently from a trip to Montreal.

Y'all still have to talk to the Amberjack. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: A word about Avatars . . .    Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:05 am

SweetSmokeLover wrote:
<<----- This is me
bounce

Good on ya--you, lady, make pipe smoking look obviously appealing. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: A word about Avatars . . .    Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:56 am

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