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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Fri May 02, 2008 11:45 am

Well my next project for asap will probably be to get an avatar.
I wanted to either use a photo of a cool drawing I have.
Or a Photo of a sword I made or the only sentimental object I own which is a statue of David and Goliath.

Also I have noticed that some new members' usernames are kind of goofy sometimes.(IMO)

First I thought it would be a bad idea if we suggest some for people(because they help you know people's style)
But now I am thinking we can't let new spud member buddies have goofy username or avatars right?

So I am wondering what you guys think would make cool avatars or usernames :?:

I hope this post will help people becoming members here decide on something maybe. :wink: 8)
Edit: also I wanted some ideas for signatures maybe there's something you think would be cool but are not going to use.
Also with the avatar I was thinking it would be cool (or funny) to have a picture of prince William or Bruce Lee or maybe Ghandi or something!!!
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Unread postAuthor: JDP12 » Fri May 02, 2008 11:55 am

why can't we let them have goofy usernames?? I don't really see a problem with that, its more of how and what they post IMHO
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Fri May 02, 2008 12:01 pm

I think we should let new members decide their own username / avatar / signature for themselves. It is their expression to what they think is cool.

A better suggestion would be to ASK new members why they chose the name / avatar / signature they chose.
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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Fri May 02, 2008 12:02 pm

Yeah but a username is very important. IMHO it should involve serious thought because it will be hard to change once someone becomes an established member of this great forum.
I was just thinking to help give people ideas/ examples of what we think would be cool.

BTW when I made my username I was on an unfamiliar computer and the caps lock was on but now I kind of like it.
Also I like to think it's my alter ego even
(sounds schizo a little but it's fun).
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Unread postAuthor: rcman50166 » Fri May 02, 2008 12:03 pm

Well as you can see I like themed avatars/signatures. It make everything easier on the eyes. My signature is a quote by the man who invented the tesla coil himself: Nikola Tesla. The only reason my username doesn't match is because it is the one I use for everything else too; youtube, email, xbox, and other forums.
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Unread postAuthor: JDP12 » Fri May 02, 2008 12:13 pm

i really think that it doesn't need a lot of serious thought. It should be something that expresses you, so lets just leave it at that.
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Fri May 02, 2008 12:22 pm

Well, some people need to do some serious thinking to know who they are.

Deep.

My username is what it is, because I thought it was cool.
My avatar is what it is, because I thought it was hilarious.
My sig is what it is, because I support the idea fully.
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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Fri May 02, 2008 12:22 pm

rcman50166 wrote:Well as you can see I like themed avatars/signatures. It make everything easier on the eyes. My signature is a quote by the man who invented the tesla coil himself: Nikola Tesla. The only reason my username doesn't match is because it is the one I use for everything else too; youtube, email, xbox, and other forums.


Cool, but you are "the RC Man" !!! (jk) I like your avatar and username btw.

That's good advice I hadn't thought of to use the same thing for more places such as e-mail etc.

That's also one reason I feel a lot of thought should be given.Thanks 8)
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Fri May 02, 2008 12:31 pm

I use one of two aliases, depending on what I'm doing with it. Makes things so much simpler.
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Unread postAuthor: sniper hero » Fri May 02, 2008 12:32 pm

let them choose it for them self
I agree some are a little strange
and I had some problems finding a good enough avatar in the correct size.

but I think everyone needs an avatar because then you can have a kind of image about who wrights it and you can easy recconise it
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Fri May 02, 2008 12:38 pm

Indeed sniper. I'm sure most people around here are familiar with my pancake bunny. Matter of fact, when I tried to change it a while back, a couple people even demanded that I change it back to the bunny.
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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Fri May 02, 2008 12:49 pm

paaiyan wrote:Well, some people need to do some serious thinking to know who they are.

Deep.

My username is what it is, because I thought it was cool.
My avatar is what it is, because I thought it was hilarious.
My sig is what it is, because I support the idea fully.


Indeed, I agree with that. It's a good presentation you have (IMO).
I think having an avatar is important just because they help someone remember your post or reply.

By having the bunny for example, people will remember easier and get a laugh maybe too. which is good.

With your signature, I was thinking the same view when the VA Tech incident occured. Someone could have possibly saved the lives of all but one of the students who were so tragically lost.
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Fri May 02, 2008 12:54 pm

Shameless plug, you should check out their site. There is a LOAD of information and links to studies.

I use the bunny on a gaming forum as well, and anytime I go to our gaming servers people remember me that way. Hey aren't you the bunny guy? Yea. OK.
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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Fri May 02, 2008 1:20 pm

hubb017 wrote:I think we should let new members decide their own username / avatar / signature for themselves. It is their expression to what they think is cool.

A better suggestion would be to ASK new members why they chose the name / avatar / signature they chose.


I think some people misunderstood, I don't mean to pick for them. That's why I did state:
"I hope this post will help people becoming members here decide on something maybe" in the post.

That's a good suggestion hubb017, to ask new members why they chose whatever if it's not to your liking.

Personally there's very little someone could say in a computer response that I would feel seriously offended about myself.
Also, @sniper hero that's a cool username and avatar.(IMO)
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Fri May 02, 2008 1:24 pm

How many of you pronounce it "Eff-Nord"?
You're wrong. :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fnord

My avatar is anything random/funny I find when I go looking for a new one every month or two.

I may stop using the current projects list as a sig, as my current projects have grow far past what's listed there.
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