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    What's the point of an avatar?

    What's the point of displaying an avatar on JUB if you change it more often than you change your underwear?

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    I feel like citing Shakespeare on this one.

    But, because personalities can change, and an avatar can be a reflection of that change, for starters.

    And yes, i'm "guilty" of changing my avatar as much as I see fit. Monthly, or every 1000 posts. I also change my signature and signature quote with it. Gives me something to do, and maybe it intrigues someone and annoys someone else. All in a day.
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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    Changing your avatar may be OK for strong personalties like you Bender, Mouf and Seeghers.

    But most JUBbers have such hazy, grey personalities that most times I feel as though I'm talking to a ghost-filled room. Like for instance I think there's three Catholic Canadians named Mike, but I'm not sure.
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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    It's fun. Some people use an avatar for easier recognition than just a username. Others enjoy looking at it themselves and change it often. We see our own avatars a lot more than anyone else's (unless you never post) so some of us like variety more than others.

    I've been on here long enough that I'm used to looking at usernames, not avatars or signatures, to recognize members.

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    I would change mine more often but I am lazy. I was looking for a good one of Chaka Khan a while back and then I got sidetracked and forgot about it.....

    I had one of Lily Tomlin at one site for years...it is funny how people react to avatars sometimes. I got alot of comments on Lily from people...apparently she has more fans than I ever imagined...I thought there were just a handful of us

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    It helps breaks up the monotony - especially when the thread is like a wall of text.


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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    I like showing everyone my crotch, so I guess an avatar should be a form of self expression.

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrRochesterNY View Post
    What's the point of displaying an avatar on JUB if you change it more often than you change your underwear?
    let me guess...

    struck out on getting some ass this past weekend and you're cranky



    awww..poor baby

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    Quote Originally Posted by johaninsc View Post
    let me guess......
    One of the more famous JUBbers hinted yesterday that they were about to change their JUBname.
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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    Quote Originally Posted by M10000 View Post
    Adrock JD
    JUST THIS MINUTE, I was looking for your avatar because I like it as well.

    In most gifs you can see the start and end of the gif , but I cant find that in yours.
    Yes, that's one of the things I like about it, too.

    Cheers, M10000

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    Some of us channel spirits


    Some of us have multiple personalities.

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    Quote Originally Posted by HunterM View Post
    Some of us channel spirits

    Some of us have multiple personalities.
    Some of you don't know if you are coming or going.
    http://www.justusboys.com/forum/signaturepics/sigpic216959_1.gif

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    I often rely upon avatars to identify a poster, especially when I'm scrolling up or down. I identify avatars more easily and quickly than the names.

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    I'm not interesting enough to change my avatar, and I bet no one would recognize me if I did.
    Anyway, I like my avatar... and if I changed it, I wouldn't be able to change it back without making a new one, because I lost the original file due to a hard drive crash.

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    I change it, but it's almost always a picture of my face.

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    Quote Originally Posted by SaskGuy View Post
    I'm not interesting enough to change my avatar, and I bet no one would recognize me if I did.
    Anyway, I like my avatar... and if I changed it, I wouldn't be able to change it back without making a new one, because I lost the original file due to a hard drive crash.
    Right mouse click on your avatar. Pick "save as..." and resave your own pic.
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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    I like having an avatar

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrRochesterNY View Post
    What's the point of displaying an avatar on JUB if you change it more often than you change your underwear?
    If changing avatar annoys you, you haven't met WaffleEnchantedSexKittenEuphoriaWhateverNext eh?

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    Quote Originally Posted by HunterM View Post
    If changing avatar annoys you, you haven't met WaffleEnchantedSexKittenEuphoriaWhateverNext eh?
    You're forgetting Elvin. He used to change his avatar several times a day, and always a picture of himself.

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    Quote Originally Posted by gsdx View Post
    ... always a picture of himself.
    That seems like megalomania. Or perhaps it's someone trying to confirm their identity.
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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    I've only had two avatars in 10+ years.

    Both have featured John Belushi.

    The first one was from the Blues Brothers Era.

    The present one is a plainer, simpler Belushi.

    As I resemble him somewhat, that's why I chose him.


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    Adrock-JT is my favorite---find it very relaxing break in a hectic day.

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    Quote Originally Posted by M10000 View Post
    I think PrettyPete's self portrait avatar is good
    So that's actually him in the avatar? Ooh he's hot

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    Sometimes it's fun to see how a different avatar can change the tone of both your own posts and others's responses to you.
    You're so very special; I wish I was special.

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    Avatars mean a lot of things - the impersonation of their character/personality, things they like, or just random things they consider cool. At least I like to think of my avatar expressing these things, whether you get it or not.

    Besides, I get bored with one picture for too long a time, so I just switch it regularly every 500 posts.
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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    I have two avatars that I switch between occasionally.

    The first is Lonely Soul at Night by Liquicity. I feel that it captures my contemplative side, as well as my love for liquid music and solitude.

    My current avatar is a self-pic I took last year. While I was away, so many of my close friends from JUB decided to self-delete or have stopped posting actively. Upon returning, I found myself feeling a little bit like the guy at the party standing in the corner by himself. I don't really share pictures of myself on JUB the way many of the regular posters do, but I figured this avatar might humanise me just a little bit to those who don't know me and encourage them to interact.

    Personal tangents aside, an avatar doesn't have to be an identifier or an image reflective of one's inner self. There's nothing wrong with somebody putting up a different hot guy every day or a random picture they find to be aesthetically pleasing. There are still many ways for them to be identified outside of having a 'signature avatar' (their username, their personality, their writing style).

    I imagine that the reason some people change their avatar daily is because they want to. Good enough for me.


    Quote Originally Posted by Dejavudoo View Post
    It looks like one of those casts at Pompeii.
    It's always made me think of a Han Solo in carbonite getting a bj through a glory hole.
    Last edited by Anders123; June 25th, 2013 at 12:12 AM.

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    I get bored so I switch out an avatar to change things up. And well...because I can.

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    I wonder if I should change mine? Both of them.

    People here seem casual about it yet they were catatonic about Enchanted, Boston etc.
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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    i will say, i get confused sometimes if people change their avatars because i have a pretty visual memory.

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    While I enjoy the creativity and variety of the changing avatars, the unchanging ones are so much easier for identifying people quickly.

    I've had only about 5 since I joined, and the newest is here only because of Lefty's passing. I'm not sure how long I'll leave that one up, but I'll probably restore the one Chaz and I made soon. I make all of my avatars and signatures, usually from a photo I've taken, so they tend to show something about me.


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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    I prefer a self portrait....like mine.

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    I'm glad that posters change their avatars. The more often, the better. It can be a good indicator of their interests or mood of the moment. I get mighty tired of looking at the same ass pic or cock pic on someone's avatar year after year.

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    I really don't mind people changing them.

    But mine is staying as it is; you are stuck with it until I dry up and blow away.
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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    Quote Originally Posted by dpnice View Post
    But mine is staying as it is; you are stuck with it until I dry up and blow away.
    We'll keep an eye on it for you.

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    I've stuck with mine for years

    ^Another kicking English grammar post

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrRochesterNY View Post
    What's the point of displaying an avatar on JUB if you change it more often than you change your underwear?
    Tell that to Seth (Benderboy)!!!

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    Quote Originally Posted by gsdx View Post
    You're forgetting Elvin. He used to change his avatar several times a day, and always a picture of himself.
    Not only that, but he also had a sig pic of himself that he also changed daily, incase we missed the avatar pic of himself.
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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    Maybe I should use a picture of myself in both my avatar and sig so elvin won't be the only one that's done it, so you can collectively get off the long gone mans' nuts.
    "Thereís death on the horizon,

    and Iíll run to behold your sacrifice..."

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    dunno

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    I think they are OK as long as you change them once in a while. I put my rainbow one on for Pride Week but will go to something else after. What I don't understand is why people have the same one 6 years later? Gets old and in the past I just blocked the most irritating ones. The avatar is to enhance your personal expression/profile or make a visual about something that reflect you currently(status, opinion, preference etc). But to each his own. Some don't use any and that's OK!

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    I applause this


    Bender's first furry avatar

    - - - Updated - - -

    My avatar now is to show people that I always reply/post/write in smile..

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dejavudoo View Post
    Floors got glory holes?

    I gotta pull up my carpeting and see what I've been missing.

    BTW, my avatar would like to "do" your avatar.
    So pull up the carpet already!

    I'm waiting...

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    Quote Originally Posted by BENDERBOY View Post
    I'm more than my avatar.
    I know .

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrRochesterNY View Post
    What's the point of displaying an avatar on JUB if you change it more often than you change your underwear?
    I have no idea what idea what talking about.

    (Heeeeey!)

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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    Quote Originally Posted by Native Son View Post
    I have no idea what you're talking about.

    (Heeeeey!)
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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    Quote Originally Posted by Native Son View Post
    …is a pleasin…!
    Yes, your new colour avatar is pleasing
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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    Quote Originally Posted by borg69unimatrix View Post
    Some of you don't know if you are coming or going.
    "He had some liquid coming out of his penis..."

    So, he might have been going to the bathroom, or...

    In other words, I don't know if he was coming or going.

    Quote Originally Posted by gsdx View Post
    You're forgetting Elvin. He used to change his avatar several times a day, and always a picture of himself.
    I was going to mention "a certain well-known Cuban-American in Atlanta..." - but you beat me to it. I remember, once, I happened to be active in multiple threads he was posting in. In the space of **20 MINUTES** I saw three different avatars for his account.
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    Re: What's the point of an avatar?

    I used to change my avatar a lot, but now I tend to keep it the same. I might go back to a pic of Alex Waters soon, though...
    Hockey is life.

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    Minions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    I change mine to suit my mood. This one is awesome frankly because I think Sharon Needles is awesome.

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