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What do you do with three avatars?

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léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,460 points)
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Mar 12, 2012 8:29 AM

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
  • b j t Level 4 Level 4 (3,670 points)
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    Mar 12, 2012 8:34 AM (in response to léonie)

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

  • Michael Wasley Level 5 Level 5 (6,810 points)
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    Mar 12, 2012 8:48 AM (in response to léonie)

    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.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,770 points)
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    Mar 12, 2012 9:16 AM (in response to léonie)

    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

  • b noir Level 9 Level 9 (71,990 points)
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    Mar 13, 2012 3:22 PM (in response to léonie)

    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.)

  • b noir Level 9 Level 9 (71,990 points)
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    Mar 13, 2012 3:41 PM (in response to léonie)

    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.)

  • b noir Level 9 Level 9 (71,990 points)
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    Mar 13, 2012 4:08 PM (in response to léonie)

    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.)

  • b noir Level 9 Level 9 (71,990 points)
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    Mar 14, 2012 12:45 PM (in response to léonie)

    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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