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léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,645 points)

I noticed, that I can add more than one avatar, but I am not sure how to put them to a good use - so how do you use your three avatars?

I like avatars - in a lengthy discussion the avatars help to find posts by a specific person at a glance, but that purpose surely would be defeated if everybody kept changing the avatars at will - so what to do with three of them?

 

  • Use different avatars like emoticons?
    • using a fierce looking avatar when answering a recalcitricant poster who is unwilling to answer any questions and refuses to read the manual
    • and switching to a  friendly, cute, angelic avatar when taking to a shy newbie?
  • Use a new avatar to celebrate a new reputation level?
  • Use different avatars for posting in different communities - a musical avatar in the GarageBand forum, a technical one in the System oriented boards, cool pictures in the Aperture and iPhoto communities?
  • Change your avatar as "Season's Greetings"?
  • Ignore them, but enjoy the knowledge and the privilege that you just might use them some day?

 

So what do you do with them? Just curious.

 

Regards

Léonie


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 17'', 2,2 GHzIntel Cor i7, 8 GB RAM
  • 1. Re: What do you do with three avatars?
    b j t Level 4 Level 4 (3,670 points)

    I have the same problem choosing ...... I will probably just keep using the "Apple Issued" ones.

  • 2. Re: What do you do with three avatars?
    Michael Wasley Level 5 Level 5 (6,810 points)

    Seeing as how they are no more than eye-candy for the kiddies, distract, add clutter and serve no useful purpose whatsoever the best thing to do is to ignore them.

  • 3. Re: What do you do with three avatars?
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,800 points)

    leonieDF wrote:

     

    • Use different avatars like emoticons?
      • using a fierce looking avatar when answering a recalcitricant poster who is unwilling to answer any questions and refuses to read the manual
      • and switching to a  friendly, cute, angelic avatar when taking to a shy newbie?

    Won;t work the avatars aren;t sticky. The avatar shown is always the current one not the one set when you created the post.

     

     

     

    • Use a new avatar to celebrate a new reputation level?

     

    Possible we'll see

     

     

     

    • Use different avatars for posting in different communities - a musical avatar in the GarageBand forum, a technical one in the System oriented boards, cool pictures in the Aperture and iPhoto communities?

    Like  above, won;t work.

     

     

     

    • Change your avatar as "Season's Greetings"?

    Or for 'Hitch Hikers Guide Day'

     

     

     

    • Ignore them, but enjoy the knowledge and the privilege that you just might use them some day?

     

    And miss have scintillating conversations like this!

     

     

     

    I like avatars - in a lengthy discussion the avatars help to find posts by a specific person at a glance, but that purpose surely would be defeated if everybody kept changing the avatars at will

     

    Perhaps this is actually the best reason to change them!

     

    regards

  • 4. Re: What do you do with three avatars?
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,645 points)

    Won;t work the avatars aren;t sticky. The avatar shown is always the current one not the one set when you created the post.

    I know, it would only work for the present, while browsing past posts the reference to any avatar is very confusing.

     

    Or for 'Hitch Hikers Guide Day'

    I couldn't get online when that happened and missed it - do it again, Sam!

     

    And miss have scintillating conversations like this!

     

     

    Use a new avatar to celebrate a new reputation level?

     

    Possible we'll see

    I'll hold my breath and wait for your 8k!

     

    Cheers, and thanks for your input!

     

    Léonie

  • 5. Re: What do you do with three avatars?
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,645 points)

    Oh, a Babel Fish! Magnificent!

     

    Thanks!

  • 6. Re: What do you do with three avatars?
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,645 points)

    Won;t work the avatars aren;t sticky. The avatar shown is always the current one not the one set when you created the post.

    Wrong - they DO stick (in some fashion), see here: Edit in External Editor (photoshop)?

     

    Gomez and Babel Fish happily united on Hitchhiker's Guide Day:

    TheyDoStick.png

     

    So long, and thanks for all the fish

     

    Cheers

    Léonie

  • 7. Re: What do you do with three avatars?
    b noir Level 9 Level 9 (71,995 points)

    That's interesting. I didn't realise you could capture a "fossil" avatar with a green-star assignment. (Just at the moment, I'm seeing the Gomez + babel fish combo in this thread too.)

  • 8. Re: What do you do with three avatars?
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,645 points)

    I am not sure, which avatar will be captured by the green-star assignment: This post captured my first avatar - the little lioness, not the dolphin-avatar I have been using, when the post was marked "solved":

    how to delete trial version of Aperture 3.2?

  • 9. Re: What do you do with three avatars?
    b noir Level 9 Level 9 (71,995 points)

    Interesting again.

     

    Did you change your avatar from lion to dolphin before or after the green tick was given to you?

     

    (I should have said green tick rather than green star before ... I was thinking of the old "Solved" stars from AD.)

  • 10. Re: What do you do with three avatars?
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,645 points)

    I changed the avatar about half an hour before the OP marked the thread as solved (according to the congratulations email - now I know when they might come in handy )

  • 11. Re: What do you do with three avatars?
    b noir Level 9 Level 9 (71,995 points)

    Good detective skills.

     

    I wonder if it's a deliberate server lag thing? Delaying some of the implementation of an avatar change until there's a quieter moment?

     

    I did worry the first time that I changed avatars at ASC that I might have crashed the servers. (Tens of thousands of database changes after all ... everything here went very slowly for a while.)

  • 12. Re: What do you do with three avatars?
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,645 points)

    Good detective skills.

    Thanks for the compliment

     

    Delaying some of the implementation of an avatar change until there's a quieter moment?

    Good point, that would make sense. I'll check tomorrow if the "frozen" avatars will change after all.

     

     

    I did worry the first time that I changed avatars at ASC that I might have crashed the servers.

    Then I am even more puzzled why we are encouraged to change avatars, by being given three of them

  • 13. Re: What do you do with three avatars?
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,645 points)

    I wonder if it's a deliberate server lag thing? Delaying some of the implementation of an avatar change until there's a quieter moment?

     

    You were right! It has happened just now - Gomez has vanished from the captured, solved post and mutated into a Babel Fish! 

  • 14. Re: What do you do with three avatars?
    b noir Level 9 Level 9 (71,995 points)

    Bang goes the "fossil" metaphor.

     

    Perhaps it's a refrigerator ... it keeps the dead avatars fresh for a while, but they'll eventually go off ...

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