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OberHerr
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1/10/2012 5:13:52 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I dunno if any of you see stuff this way, but peoples avatars really shape my view of them, or at least my first impression.

Is that the case with you?

Do you think its important?
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000ike
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1/10/2012 5:16:16 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
10% of my initial judgement is the avatar. 50% is the username, 40% Big Issues positions.

I don't think avatars are that important, but mine is awesome, so I'm good :P
"A stupid despot may constrain his slaves with iron chains; but a true politician binds them even more strongly with the chain of their own ideas" - Michel Foucault
OberHerr
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1/10/2012 5:17:44 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/10/2012 5:16:16 PM, 000ike wrote:
10% of my initial judgement is the avatar. 50% is the username, 40% Big Issues positions.

I don't think avatars are that important, but mine is awesome, so I'm good :P

Your name confuses me....is there any certain reason for picking it, or did you just make it up? As for your avatar............I wanna keep this thread on topic...
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000ike
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1/10/2012 5:18:45 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/10/2012 5:17:44 PM, OberHerr wrote:
At 1/10/2012 5:16:16 PM, 000ike wrote:
10% of my initial judgement is the avatar. 50% is the username, 40% Big Issues positions.

I don't think avatars are that important, but mine is awesome, so I'm good :P

Your name confuses me....is there any certain reason for picking it, or did you just make it up? As for your avatar............I wanna keep this thread on topic...

My username is the nickname of Eisenhower,...I was more moderate when I first joined. Funny how the libertarians made me more leftist lol
"A stupid despot may constrain his slaves with iron chains; but a true politician binds them even more strongly with the chain of their own ideas" - Michel Foucault
OberHerr
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1/10/2012 5:20:27 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/10/2012 5:18:45 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 1/10/2012 5:17:44 PM, OberHerr wrote:
At 1/10/2012 5:16:16 PM, 000ike wrote:
10% of my initial judgement is the avatar. 50% is the username, 40% Big Issues positions.

I don't think avatars are that important, but mine is awesome, so I'm good :P

Your name confuses me....is there any certain reason for picking it, or did you just make it up? As for your avatar............I wanna keep this thread on topic...

My username is the nickname of Eisenhower,...I was more moderate when I first joined. Funny how the libertarians made me more leftist lol

Well, I know the Ike thing, just wondering n the 0's. I guess that is kinda funny aswell...
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000ike
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1/10/2012 5:22:56 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/10/2012 5:20:27 PM, OberHerr wrote:
At 1/10/2012 5:18:45 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 1/10/2012 5:17:44 PM, OberHerr wrote:
At 1/10/2012 5:16:16 PM, 000ike wrote:
10% of my initial judgement is the avatar. 50% is the username, 40% Big Issues positions.

I don't think avatars are that important, but mine is awesome, so I'm good :P

Your name confuses me....is there any certain reason for picking it, or did you just make it up? As for your avatar............I wanna keep this thread on topic...

My username is the nickname of Eisenhower,...I was more moderate when I first joined. Funny how the libertarians made me more leftist lol

Well, I know the Ike thing, just wondering n the 0's. I guess that is kinda funny aswell...

0s were pretty random. What about you? Whats Oberherr?
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OberHerr
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1/10/2012 5:28:32 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/10/2012 5:22:56 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 1/10/2012 5:20:27 PM, OberHerr wrote:
At 1/10/2012 5:18:45 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 1/10/2012 5:17:44 PM, OberHerr wrote:
At 1/10/2012 5:16:16 PM, 000ike wrote:
10% of my initial judgement is the avatar. 50% is the username, 40% Big Issues positions.

I don't think avatars are that important, but mine is awesome, so I'm good :P

Your name confuses me....is there any certain reason for picking it, or did you just make it up? As for your avatar............I wanna keep this thread on topic...

My username is the nickname of Eisenhower,...I was more moderate when I first joined. Funny how the libertarians made me more leftist lol

Well, I know the Ike thing, just wondering n the 0's. I guess that is kinda funny aswell...

0s were pretty random. What about you? Whats Oberherr?

Means Overlord in German. I was looking up good usernames, and I decided to try putting words into some translators. I put overlord in a German one, and viola!
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UnStupendousMan
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1/10/2012 5:49:10 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Eh, I don't think that avatars are that big a deal...except when they are making an explicit statement. (Looks at 16ksadams) Otherwise, the only time I've been annoyed by avatars is when people who have had them for a long time change them and when people have exactly the same avatar.
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1/10/2012 6:02:17 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/10/2012 5:49:10 PM, UnStupendousMan wrote:
Eh, I don't think that avatars are that big a deal...except when they are making an explicit statement. (Looks at 16ksadams) Otherwise, the only time I've been annoyed by avatars is when people who have had them for a long time change them and when people have exactly the same avatar.

What do you mean by the bolded statement? Wouldn't that contradict what you just said?
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vmpire321
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1/10/2012 6:29:45 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/10/2012 6:02:17 PM, OberHerr wrote:
At 1/10/2012 5:49:10 PM, UnStupendousMan wrote:
Eh, I don't think that avatars are that big a deal...except when they are making an explicit statement. (Looks at 16ksadams) Otherwise, the only time I've been annoyed by avatars is when people who have had them for a long time change them and when people have exactly the same avatar.

What do you mean by the bolded statement? Wouldn't that contradict what you just said?
No.
The two situations are.
A) Person who keeps of a avatar for a long time, making you get accustomed to it, and then switching it up on you, confusing you.
B) Two people get the same avatar, confusing you.
vmpire321
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1/10/2012 6:51:01 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/10/2012 6:34:45 PM, Thaddeus wrote:
Mines a picture of myself. I don't really judge. Once people get to know me they get over the fact that I am a cat.
An anarchist cat who's in the military?
Chrysippus
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1/10/2012 6:55:33 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/10/2012 6:29:45 PM, vmpire321 wrote:
At 1/10/2012 6:02:17 PM, OberHerr wrote:
At 1/10/2012 5:49:10 PM, UnStupendousMan wrote:
Eh, I don't think that avatars are that big a deal...except when they are making an explicit statement. (Looks at 16ksadams) Otherwise, the only time I've been annoyed by avatars is when people who have had them for a long time change them and when people have exactly the same avatar.

What do you mean by the bolded statement? Wouldn't that contradict what you just said?
No.
The two situations are.
A) Person who keeps of a avatar for a long time, making you get accustomed to it, and then switching it up on you, confusing you.
B) Two people get the same avatar, confusing you.

There was a few times, back when we had regular Avvie weeks, that just about everyone had the same avatar. Fun, but a bit confusing at times; the radical switches in ideology could really through you off if you didn't pay attention to the usernames.
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Thaddeus
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1/10/2012 6:57:01 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/10/2012 6:51:01 PM, vmpire321 wrote:
At 1/10/2012 6:34:45 PM, Thaddeus wrote:
Mines a picture of myself. I don't really judge. Once people get to know me they get over the fact that I am a cat.
An anarchist cat who's in the military?

Hmm. I need to update that. I left the military a few months ago.
Thaddeus
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1/10/2012 6:58:45 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/10/2012 6:51:01 PM, vmpire321 wrote:
At 1/10/2012 6:34:45 PM, Thaddeus wrote:
Mines a picture of myself. I don't really judge. Once people get to know me they get over the fact that I am a cat.
An anarchist cat who's in the military?

Also I can explain the apparent contradiction my anarchism and job with the MOD - but it is long and boring and stupendously off topic so I shan't post it here. Anyone may pm me if they want to hear it.
tvellalott
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1/10/2012 7:11:44 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
It's about time we had another Avvie week... what about Memes?
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UnStupendousMan
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1/10/2012 7:12:50 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/10/2012 7:11:44 PM, tvellalott wrote:
It's about time we had another Avvie week... what about Memes?

Sorry, NO idea what you are talking about.
DetectableNinja
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1/10/2012 7:13:54 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/10/2012 7:11:44 PM, tvellalott wrote:
It's about time we had another Avvie week... what about Memes?

Elaborate, criminal scum!
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Andromeda_Z
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1/10/2012 7:14:06 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/10/2012 7:12:50 PM, UnStupendousMan wrote:
At 1/10/2012 7:11:44 PM, tvellalott wrote:
It's about time we had another Avvie week... what about Memes?

Sorry, NO idea what you are talking about.

Yeah, we definitely need an avvie week. Memes sounds good to me. USM, just change your avatar to a meme pic for the week.
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1/10/2012 7:17:44 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/10/2012 7:14:06 PM, Andromeda_Z wrote:
At 1/10/2012 7:12:50 PM, UnStupendousMan wrote:
At 1/10/2012 7:11:44 PM, tvellalott wrote:
It's about time we had another Avvie week... what about Memes?

Sorry, NO idea what you are talking about.

Yeah, we definitely need an avvie week. Memes sounds good to me. USM, just change your avatar to a meme pic for the week.

What's an avvie week?
Think'st thou heaven is such a glorious thing?
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Or any man that breathes on earth.

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Andromeda_Z
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1/10/2012 7:19:54 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/10/2012 7:17:44 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
At 1/10/2012 7:14:06 PM, Andromeda_Z wrote:
At 1/10/2012 7:12:50 PM, UnStupendousMan wrote:
At 1/10/2012 7:11:44 PM, tvellalott wrote:
It's about time we had another Avvie week... what about Memes?

Sorry, NO idea what you are talking about.

Yeah, we definitely need an avvie week. Memes sounds good to me. USM, just change your avatar to a meme pic for the week.

What's an avvie week?

A theme is chosen, and then people change their avatars to match that theme.
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1/10/2012 7:21:30 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/10/2012 7:19:54 PM, Andromeda_Z wrote:
At 1/10/2012 7:17:44 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
At 1/10/2012 7:14:06 PM, Andromeda_Z wrote:
At 1/10/2012 7:12:50 PM, UnStupendousMan wrote:
At 1/10/2012 7:11:44 PM, tvellalott wrote:
It's about time we had another Avvie week... what about Memes?

Sorry, NO idea what you are talking about.

Yeah, we definitely need an avvie week. Memes sounds good to me. USM, just change your avatar to a meme pic for the week.

What's an avvie week?

A theme is chosen, and then people change their avatars to match that theme.

I say let's do it. Who chooses the theme?
000ike
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1/10/2012 7:23:18 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/10/2012 7:21:44 PM, Thaddeus wrote:
I believe that everyone should change their avatar to pictures of my fine self.

No, i think political cartoons would be good
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1/10/2012 7:23:22 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/10/2012 7:21:44 PM, Thaddeus wrote:
I believe that everyone should change their avatar to pictures of my fine self.

Please note; this is a general belief and has no bearing on the discussion at hand. However, I must warn you all that I am incredibly sexy and maps for my eyes should be sold at retailers world wide - you see, so many people get lost in them.
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1/10/2012 7:25:00 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/10/2012 7:23:22 PM, Thaddeus wrote:
At 1/10/2012 7:21:44 PM, Thaddeus wrote:
I believe that everyone should change their avatar to pictures of my fine self.

Please note; this is a general belief and has no bearing on the discussion at hand. However, I must warn you all that I am incredibly sexy and maps for my eyes should be sold at retailers world wide - you see, so many people get lost in them.

Well done. Well done.
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UnStupendousMan
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1/10/2012 7:25:47 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
If I had to change my avatar, I would change it to a pic of a Lego minifigure of a mafia guy. Because I am nearly ALWAYS mafia. *get lynched in every game that I am currently in*
Jordan56
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1/10/2012 7:26:23 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I tend to judge people based on their avatar *Bad habit, but true*. When i look at someones avatar, its like putting a voice to a comic book character. That avatar is the persons personality to me. Speaking of which, I really need to change my avatar, lol.
UnStupendousMan
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1/10/2012 7:28:48 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/10/2012 7:26:23 PM, Jordan56 wrote:
I tend to judge people based on their avatar *Bad habit, but true*. When i look at someones avatar, its like putting a voice to a comic book character. That avatar is the persons personality to me. Speaking of which, I really need to change my avatar, lol.

Except for the last part, this is true about me, also.