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    I really hate when people change their avatars!

    Not saying I'm stuck in a rut, but I hate when people change their avatars. I usually associate a personality with a recurrent poster based on their avatar. When their avatar changes, it totally #1 confuses me since I usually identify first with the avatar rather than the user name, and #2 Destroys my preconceived notion of their personality.

    So bottom line -- quit changing avatars you long time Ubuntu users!

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    Re: I really hate when people change their avatars!

    Quote Originally Posted by kevdog View Post
    Not saying I'm stuck in a rut, but I hate when people change their avatars. I usually associate a personality with a recurrent poster based on their avatar. When their avatar changes, it totally #1 confuses me since I usually identify first with the avatar rather than the user name, and #2 Destroys my preconceived notion of their personality.

    So bottom line -- quit changing avatars you long time Ubuntu users!
    I like this post. I tend to do the same thing, but I can't help but switch it up a couple times a year. Mine always seem to be robots, anyways.

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    Re: I really hate when people change their avatars!

    I agree. I visually scan posts and think avatar=person. To date, I've not changed my avatar completely (just decorated for holidays) in the 1 and a half years I've been here, and I don't plan on it anytime soon.

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    Re: I really hate when people change their avatars!

    i started with a yankees logo, moved to a sabres logo, moved to black machismo jay lethal, moved to a arsenal penguin,and now a pic of me, i had the pic of jay lethal for the longest though i think thats what most people know cause i get random IM's from people here about it occasionally, but i like this pic showing off my ubuntu love, ive been using it on all webforms since i got the hat

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    Re: I really hate when people change their avatars!

    I'm not a longtime poster, but I also recognize some people by their avatars.
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    Re: I really hate when people change their avatars!

    I've noticed some recent changes myself and had this same thought.
    On the other hand, I've been tempted lately to change my own avatar...
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    Re: I really hate when people change their avatars!

    What do you think of me and my avatar? I haven't changed it for more than one year.

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    Re: I really hate when people change their avatars!

    I change avatars a lot, but I keep 'em pictures of myself so it's at least a little recognizable. ;D
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    Re: I really hate when people change their avatars!

    Quote Originally Posted by kevdog View Post
    Not saying I'm stuck in a rut, but I hate when people change their avatars. I usually associate a personality with a recurrent poster based on their avatar. When their avatar changes, it totally #1 confuses me since I usually identify first with the avatar rather than the user name, and #2 Destroys my preconceived notion of their personality.

    So bottom line -- quit changing avatars you long time Ubuntu users!
    LOL, well the same thing happens to me when I see someone change their avatar. But some good news for you, I haven't changed this one in a long time. Well except for the Santa hat.
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    Re: I really hate when people change their avatars!

    Quote Originally Posted by kevdog View Post
    Not saying I'm stuck in a rut, but I hate when people change their avatars. I usually associate a personality with a recurrent poster based on their avatar. When their avatar changes, it totally #1 confuses me since I usually identify first with the avatar rather than the user name,
    +1 I feel the same.

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