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Why do certain experienced jellies prefer not to change their icon?

Asked by Pseudonym (2542 points ) February 23rd, 2010

I’ve recently noticed a good amount of jellies with considerable lurve with default icons. Though some of their answers are very good, I can never remember their names. Why, if you do this, do you prefer the simple default icons?

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Pseudonym's avatar

anybody?

wundayatta's avatar

Not sure what you’re talking about. Can you give examples of experience jellies who have default icons? Or better yet, why don’t you ask them yourself?

Pseudonym's avatar

@wundayatta I can’t name any, but I keep seeing them around. I hadn’t thought of commenting about it. Good idea, and much appreciated.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

I agree. I hate those things. So many have the same ones & it’s repetitive.

Jennifries's avatar

I’m not an experience jelly, however I was informed in the chat room that I needed to change my avatar before I came back… :D
So maybe they just need to spend more time in the chat room?

CMaz's avatar

I believe that some people see the icon as meaningless.

casheroo's avatar

Just to bother you.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

I would imagine it’s because they wish to retain a bit of anonymity, and have other users focus on their answers, and not on their personality. People use this site in many different ways, and this is just one extension of that.

Arp's avatar

People become known by there icon as well as there username. I can usually tell what users have commented on a question just by scrolling down and watching the icons as they go by. For example, the first thing I think of when I hear ”@Sarcasm” is a picture of a creepy, purple shirted man rubbing his evil-looking beard :)

Val123's avatar

You mean the default Jelly Fish icon? That’s a good question. I associate the avatars before I do the names, and using the default ones does get a little…discombobulating.

Now, are you going to get in my Helen Keller Q and help me??!!

Steve_A's avatar

Lazy is my guess haha :)

filmfann's avatar

Some of the long time contributers, like The Compassionate Heretic, have left the site, and canceled their account. Their posts are still up, but now with default icons.

SeventhSense's avatar

Lack of creativity.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@SeventhSense This is true, too. But there’s a lot of places to find an avatar. Google alone has tons of images to choose from.

SeventhSense's avatar

So why not mix it up…I hear Rocky squirrel’s making a comeback :)

jbfletcherfan's avatar

LOLLL…if you’re talking to me, I don’t do goggles.

gailcalled's avatar

I love my one and only avatar; it is semiotically meaningful to me.

SeventhSense's avatar

I hate avatars that make me question someone’s gender.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@SeventhSense I can’t figure out half of the genders on here. I’ve said it before, I think we should be required to put that in our profiles.

SeventhSense's avatar

@jbfletcherfan
Yes like if you had a brother

jbfletcherfan's avatar

LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL…...OMG! My eyes….my eyes!!!

Leanne1986's avatar

I have kept the same avatar since joining in March 2009. Because I didn’t get into the habit of changing it on a regular basis I am now worried to change it in case people don’t recognise me on here!

filmfann's avatar

@SeventhSense Isn’t that one of those animals constantly looking for nuts?

Val123's avatar

(We’d recognize you anywhere @Leanne1986! Even if you had a sex-change operation and became a cat!)

Leanne1986's avatar

@Val123 Haha…That’s good to know I think.

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