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Old 2003-12-21, 23:37   Link #41
boneyjellyfish
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Boney, what server do you play on?
Frostfell and Wintersebb

(to all of you interested, we're talking about an MMORPG)

*edit*

I can't believe I went off topic. *embarassed*

Lanthis, please don't reply to me. PM me if you want to say anything more... that's what I should have done. Mods can delete this post :P
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Old 2003-12-21, 23:51   Link #42
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how is my avatar overly flashy?
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Old 2003-12-21, 23:55   Link #43
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Originally Posted by smee
how is my avatar overly flashy?

It has that stupid flashy name, and stupid gat line crap all over it.

I hate it. It just screams out to the world that you're a naruto fanboi.
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Old 2003-12-22, 01:36   Link #44
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Drama drama!
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Old 2003-12-22, 01:55   Link #45
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Avas seem pretty random so I dont really change my view of the person by the ava. The screen names do influnece my perception though. I rarely find myself paying attention to who the poster is anyways.


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well, everyone knows i'm cool like my avatar, also what do you guys think of me when you see my avatar? do you think i'm older or younger than 14?
The ava is pimpin but from your posts it seems like you're 14 and under. I can't really assume anything just from the ava itself, except that you like naruto.
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Old 2003-12-22, 02:40   Link #46
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They definately do...

For example...
A wacky avatar... he's fun loving...
A bloody/gruelsome one... he's violent maybe abit sadistic...

Since I don't know the person in real life, the avatar/signarure will hold some clue to why he choose it and how the person is like. Then my perception of that person will first take shape from there. They won't necessary hold true for everyone though. Usually, more interation with that person and reading their posts will tell me otherwise.

Btw, whenever I think of boneyjellyfish, I think of Ed from Cowboy Bebop.
Ditto. It is not only just their avatars but also their usernames that influence my perception of that person. I usually try to choose characters from an anime I like who has the same personality as me or close to it as my avatar. However, the characters that tend to have personalities similar to mine are mostly female.
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Old 2003-12-22, 03:04   Link #47
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so u ppl say that i'm a hot korean chick blinkin at you ^_^

haha hex naw

flipguy = FILIPINO GUY ^_^

i just picked this gif i found somewhere(think it was somewhere in this forum but not sure and show it to my friends who are obsess w/ this chick ^_^) because her blinking kinda gives me a nice feeling inside and it just makes me smile ^_^


i dont think it influences me because ppl pick avatar to either look cool (strangle boy, no offense but thats kinda psyco) or they like the cute pictures(lots of guyz w/ little girly cute picture, wtf is up w/ that....well i atleast i think they are guyz ^_^)

so anyways, it doesnt influence me, when i see an avatar my reaction to it is just... oo looky nice or eww wtf, why this avatar or......hahahhaaha funny or...u get the idea?
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Old 2003-12-22, 03:08   Link #48
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Originally Posted by FinFangFoom
I think it does to some extent. For example, when you (you=ashibaka) had that bottle fairy gangster advatar (that was you right?) At first I didn't know what it was from so for some reason I pictured you as a 40 year old lesbian with a smokers cough (I honestly don't know why, I had no problem with you personally), but then I watched the series and realized that your advatar was cool so it erased that perception.

Most of the time it has no real effect. Personally I hope when people turn on their TV and happen to see Hercules topless, they will think of FinFangFoom with affection .


*shudders* Even though it scares me that you have the avy and sig it is pretty hilarious.
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Old 2003-12-22, 03:15   Link #49
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I tend to pay attention to the avatars people use. Whereas it probably tells little in itself about them as persons, it combines with the username, custom title and wording of the postings to form a whole. I would guess that with all those hints, it is fairly easy to guess as to the age/maturity/education level of the poster.

Mostly, I use the avatars to quickly identify who has posted what. It is a very immediate way of recognizing someones posts, and also gives the mind some kind of hook to associate with, meaning it becomes easier to remember certain users. This is why I tend to like fairly constant, and distinctive, avatars - I chose Kaga for myself way, way back. Radical changes of avatar style may temporarily thow me a bit. For example GHDpros last avatar change was...Jarring might be an appropriate word
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Old 2003-12-22, 03:26   Link #50
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Ditto. I also associate someone's post with their avatar more than their name. When someone changes avatars I have to try to adapt. I'm glad that ato hasn't changed his avatar for some time.

That's why I also picked a theme for my avatars and haven't varied much. My avatar right now is the biggest change that I have made since I first joined animesuki.
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Old 2003-12-22, 03:36   Link #51
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hmmm time for my opinion I guess.

I look mostly at the avatar to determine what this person's main interest is.
most people here use anime avatars, so that's pretty clear to me, we are all anime fans. and ofcourse particular shows in a special quote.

A username mostly doesn't say anything about the person, but just as above it can determine a common interest.

A signature tells a lot because mostly you'll see journal spams and ofcourse some graphic hints.

But in the end, you can't judge a person on their avatar.

example my own profile, I have Shinobu as avatar, so is my screen name.
My real name is Dante, and I'm 21 years old...

Some people actually refer me as gay. Or a wuss... does that really make me that just by my avatar? I guess not, because I have a wonderful girlfriend and thus not gay.
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Old 2003-12-22, 11:46   Link #52
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and also, jappi, i didnt make my sig, that was actually what a mod wrote after taking off my byukugan sig. i figured i'd keep it since i cant get in trouble for what a mod. did.
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Old 2003-12-22, 12:04   Link #53
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I don't judge people by their ava or sigs... I usually like to talk to people to get a sense of what kind of person they are.
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Old 2003-12-22, 12:21   Link #54
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Yeah its interesting, I partially associate people with their avatar although mostly their personality rather than their physical appearance. Unless of course their avatar is a real photo of a person, then my mind automatically associates the name and image; FingFanFoom, sorry but you ARE Kevin Sorbo .

Erm don't know what my Avatar says about me.......
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Old 2003-12-22, 13:16   Link #55
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I only use the avatar to identify the member. But that's all. I can't actually figure out someone's personality by his/her avatar. I think no one can.
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Old 2003-12-22, 13:25   Link #56
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Erm don't know what my Avatar says about me.......
You like little girls? ^^;
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Old 2003-12-23, 05:17   Link #57
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You like little girls? ^^;
LOL typical F_S straight to the point, (like an arrow to your heart) , at least it wasn't "You pay a lot of child support................"

PS Keep following Narutaru......you'll find out why!
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Old 2003-12-23, 06:10   Link #58
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I personally think that avatar's most likely are here for that : to show off.
Anyway, aren't they bigger than the usename?
And I'm sure that if the avatar size wasn't 100x100 min there would be big big avatars to make sure you see them
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Old 2003-12-23, 06:16   Link #59
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Avatars do reflect peoples' personalities to a limited extent... I would probably never pick a super-bloody gruesome image for my avatar, nor would I pick a hyper-chibi one. At least it's easy to tell who REALLY likes hentai around here

I'm surprised that a lot of people have said they go by avatar to recognize a person posting....a lot of people seem to have been changing their avatars recently, and the only way I knew was that I had commited usernames to memory...that and some people's crankiness makes them instantly recognizable

Nah, but it's what people have to say that influences my opinion of them.
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Old 2003-12-23, 09:35   Link #60
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p3psi's on a roll. Anyway, we all know he's really Santa Saddam.
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