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Does it throw you out when Flutherites change their avatar?

Asked by shrubbery (10251points) May 25th, 2008

Do you get used to people’s pictures? Does it unnerve you when you go back to an old thread and have to double take because you think you don’t know who that person is when really you do?

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jstringham21's avatar

Not really. I remember people by their names, not pictures.

wildflower's avatar

It does. Not for long though, you just have to get used to the new one. I’ve gone through a few, but this is my favorite and keeps coming back…

delirium's avatar

Yeah, but not if they keep the same theme with their avatar.

marinelife's avatar

Yes, playthebanjo’s recent change was particularly jarring for me. I guess because the new look is so different.

On the other hand, I can’t say anything, because I changed mine. (I liked my assigned one, but then I saw someone else with my “face” and I was outraged.) :)

Hey, our look changes in the real world so why not our avatars?

lovelyy's avatar

yes; for example when delirium changed her avatar i had to take a double take. i see nothing wrong with the changing of an avatar, it somehow lets you see more of the real person.

AstroChuck's avatar

Yes. So all you lurverts out there, STOP DOING IT!

wildflower's avatar

hahaha….just for that I think I feel a change coming on…and to marina’s point; I was planning on colouring my hair tonight, so it would make sense…

arnbev959's avatar

peedub threw me off for a minute the other day.

marinelife's avatar

@petethepothead Never change yours; it is too adorable.

jrpowell's avatar

I should change mine. I’m sick of it.

DeezerQueue's avatar

I admit it does throw me off a bit, I get used to them. I think there should be a Fluther statute that makes it a criminal act, punishable by the loss of 1000 lurve.

iwamoto's avatar

i like changing mine like once a month or less, keep it fresh

Awww's avatar

It throws me off pretty bad actually because I do get used to peoples pictures, only because I don’t even look at the names.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Yea it throws me off when people have new ones, but i still change mine every month or two.

wildflower's avatar

@uberbatman
I like your current one, it reminds me of M&M’s :)

El_Cadejo's avatar

psh forget M&M’s. my avatar is cool spot man they need to bring him back. :(

the sega game was the best :P

iwamoto's avatar

ooh damn, that takes me back jackson, hahaha, but, i liked fido dido better TBH

wildflower's avatar

oi! Don’t “psh” chocolate :p
Although that ad’s pretty cool too.

Alina1235's avatar

Delirium threw me off, but I like her new avatar.

Bri_L's avatar

A little at first

breedmitch's avatar

@JP: yeah, I’m ready for you to change your’s too! :)

playthebanjo's avatar

@Marina: Sorry it threw you off! The dang image was so small I wasn’t sure if anyone but me knew what it was. LOL I do get sick of the same image pretty quick though…I really wish there was a fluther avatar image gallery where you could see an enlarged version.

But the burning question is…do you like my new avatar?

wildflower's avatar

I’ll admit I preferred the old one. He looked like such a friendly chap. There’s something Clockwork Orange about this new one of yours….it’s a bit unsettling.

skfinkel's avatar

It’s a jolt when people change theirs, and also strange for me to find others with mine. So, perhaps a change is due.

breedmitch's avatar

The fluther gods might not like it, but you can check out this. I often use it to see the images larger.

DeezerQueue's avatar

@breedmitch I, for one, thank you immensely. For the life of me I could not figure out what your avatar was, it looks definitely like a cat, but with some kind of bizarre, huge tongue hanging out. You wouldn’t believe how many times I’ve peered at your avatar, close in, zoom out, close in, zoom out. What a relief.

breedmitch's avatar

You can also see my face pic there too!

wildflower's avatar

I can honestly say it does now! Never expected to see johnpowell actually change his…..and it’s quite a change!

jonno's avatar

Damn, breedmitch’s link doesn’t work anymore. Oh well, I guess it’s better for people’s privacy.

playthebanjo's avatar

try again…I just clicked and had no problem with it.

jonno's avatar

Nope, even after a hard reload I still get “404 – Not Found”. You might still have the index page in your cache, or maybe I’m doing it wrong.

playthebanjo's avatar

I am on an iPod touch- is there a cache?

edmartin101's avatar

I think is a great idea to change it once in a while, let me look for a good one, any suggestions?

shrubbery's avatar

Haha isn’t that sweet, you actually used it!

playthebanjo's avatar

lol (it looked appropriate with the electrical engineering in the profile) Now it kinda looks like the chest icon on a superhero costume.

shrubbery's avatar

What is it? Is it a brand or something? Cause a guy in my maths class has a similar picture drawn on his books and diary.

playthebanjo's avatar

I typed in a search for electricity on tinypics and that was something that came up. I don’t know if it’s a brand.

shrubbery's avatar

Oh ok, thanks anyway. I had a browse around and found it. It’s the logo for a brand of sunglasses called electric visual. I guess my friend must have a pair :P

playthebanjo's avatar

sorry edmartin…didn’t mean to brand you…

edmartin101's avatar

hey, it was my choice to use it…...you didn’t force it on me at gun point…..don’t worry, be happy…..lalalalala, lalalalala, don’t worry, be happy!

iwamoto's avatar

wildflower changed hers again….now i feel like a pedophile…

wildflower's avatar

hahaha!!......have you looked more closely at my new pic? I want an iPhone like this!!

iwamoto's avatar

oooh, yeah, now i see….still feel like a pervert

wildflower's avatar

I’m not sure that’s so much because of my avatar…....

edmartin101's avatar

@wildflower your new avatar doesn’t resemble your personality since you are grown up already…....lol

iwamoto's avatar

…on the outside

wildflower's avatar

This more appropriate?

edmartin101's avatar

@wildflower yeah!! this will do, a kitty cat

wildflower's avatar

It’s still Hello Kitty – but this one has a punker ‘tude (check the hand gesture – I think it’s a nice touch)

edmartin101's avatar

@wildflower You are right, this is a much cooler kitty, it has a bow too, like a girly girl kitty, huh!!

wildflower's avatar

oh crap, so I’ll have to change again! huh

playthebanjo's avatar

love the new hello kitty. if she was only flicking people off instead.

wildflower's avatar

It’s kinda hard to give people the finger when all you have is paws….

edmartin101's avatar

Hey!!! don’t go there, I am all for new avatars, but show them the finger in your new avatar…......hmmmm that’s out

wildflower's avatar

why? I like the punker-tude.

edmartin101's avatar

You are too funny wildflower, ok show me your finger

wildflower's avatar

just view the picture in full size….

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