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Do you get annoyed when a newcomer chooses the same avatar as you? Is this an unwritten violation of board etiquette?


sheep999 wrote:
Do you get annoyed when a newcomer chooses the same avatar as you? Is this an unwritten violation of board etiquette?

There are not enough avatars for everyone so even though I would rather have my own it is not an issue.

The Exchange RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16, Contributor

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sheep999 wrote:
Do you get annoyed when a newcomer chooses the same avatar as you? Is this an unwritten violation of board etiquette?

Avatar overlap is unavoidable. If someone gets irritated because you snag 'their' avatar they need to do a little growing up.

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Modules Subscriber

I don't know if we have any animal doctors on the boards, mostly we get smurf doctors instead.

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Every now and then I'll change pics. The current one is my 3rd since I started here. When they put out new pics, and I'm in the mood to change, I go with one that hasn't been selected yet, that way I'm the first to use it. I'm content with that.


I get momentarily confused sometimes. "Wait, I didn't say that!"

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hogarth wrote:
I get momentarily confused sometimes. "Wait, I didn't say that!"

I do that sometime with TOZ. For whatever reason, I don't have that problem with any of the other Caydens.

Also, nowhere near a vet.


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Mine's pretty popular so it's hard to get proprietary about it...and I'm almost positive I wasn't the first to choose it. If we could upload our own I'd probably get irritated if someone used the same one as me, mainly since I usually create my own art.
M


a few others use my avatar but we have never posted in the same thread afaik

edit: 24 others use that pic o.o


I think anyone who'd get upset at someone else using their avatar should just do without one.

That said, if we get a proper viking ship avatar, it is mine!, and I'll cut ya for it! ;)

Dark Archive

sheep999 wrote:
Do you get annoyed when a newcomer chooses the same avatar as you? Is this an unwritten violation of board etiquette?

Were the avatars custome-made (eg. personalized, uploaded, etc.), yes, it would be an annoying move, and a netiquette violation.

As they're from a default (even if rather large) selection, some overlapping - in some cases, frequent - is inevitable, so I don't really care.

Now, those smurfs...

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber
Edgar Lamoureux wrote:
hogarth wrote:
I get momentarily confused sometimes. "Wait, I didn't say that!"

I do that sometime with TOZ. For whatever reason, I don't have that problem with any of the other Caydens.

Also, nowhere near a vet.

Oddly enough, it's never my own avatar that's the problem, it's other peoples. I'll be like 'why is he talking like that' and then realize it's not who I thought it was.

The Exchange

TriOmegaZero wrote:


Oddly enough, it's never my own avatar that's the problem, it's other peoples. I'll be like 'why is he talking like that' and then realize it's not who I thought it was.

For whatever reason, I only do that with Jeremy.Smith, 0gre, and Dennis Baker.

Liberty's Edge

sheep999 wrote:
Do you get annoyed when a newcomer chooses the same avatar as you? Is this an unwritten violation of board etiquette?

I used a picture of myself but Paizo took it down and replaced it with a better looking image! They said this Jubilex fella was a whole lot sexier than me. After seeing it I agreed. But eventually decided on a dragon....

Scarab Sages

One could be uninspired and just not choose an avatar.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber
TriOmegaZero wrote:
Edgar Lamoureux wrote:
hogarth wrote:
I get momentarily confused sometimes. "Wait, I didn't say that!"

I do that sometime with TOZ. For whatever reason, I don't have that problem with any of the other Caydens.

Also, nowhere near a vet.

Oddly enough, it's never my own avatar that's the problem, it's other peoples. I'll be like 'why is he talking like that' and then realize it's not who I thought it was.

Yeah, getting confused with TOZ is a bad thing. Makes me wonder why nobody picks the same avatar as Cirno, Ravingdork and Carty. :P

At least Dragonsong is cool enough not only to run with same as mine, but also makes a habit of posting right next to me to magnify confusion :D


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I may not be the first or the only to make use of the Alistair Wade avatar, but I am definitely the best.


Don't like avatars. I dig signatures and status messages though (within reasonable limits, i. e. on sidebars or at most two lines long).

Regards,
Ruemere


I like this avatar. Not too many other folks use it though. :)


To the OP:

No it's not okay ye blasted thief! Gimme back me avatar!

Sczarni

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Lilith wrote:
I like this avatar. Not too many other folks use it though. :)

Same with this one, I've only seen 2 other people use it

The Exchange

Meh. When a lot of people start using the same Avy I get a different one.

Shadow Lodge

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Edgar Lamoureux wrote:
TriOmegaZero wrote:


Oddly enough, it's never my own avatar that's the problem, it's other peoples. I'll be like 'why is he talking like that' and then realize it's not who I thought it was.
For whatever reason, I only do that with Jeremy.Smith, 0gre, and Dennis Baker.

Jeremy mostly posts in places where I don't go so he's safe. I used this avatar long before Dennis Baker showed up. He needs to find his own avatar... I'm doing some research, I know where he lives!

Paizo Employee Developer , Dedicated Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015

The only semi-regular poster I see using this avatar is Evil Space Mantis, but seriously, his name is Evil Space Mantis, how could I mind?

The Exchange

0gre wrote:
Edgar Lamoureux wrote:
TriOmegaZero wrote:


Oddly enough, it's never my own avatar that's the problem, it's other peoples. I'll be like 'why is he talking like that' and then realize it's not who I thought it was.
For whatever reason, I only do that with Jeremy.Smith, 0gre, and Dennis Baker.
Jeremy mostly posts in places where I don't go so he's safe. I used this avatar long before Dennis Baker showed up. He needs to find his own avatar... I'm doing some research, I know where he lives!

I'm not entirely sure how I never noticed you two were one and the same. [/derp]

Liberty's Edge

It's not really "my" property, so I couldn't care less.

Paizo Employee Sales Imp

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I would be highly upset if someone else started using my avatar.

Spoiler:
...since that would indicate that either I've been fired and my exclusive avatar has been cut loose, or that someone is doing unfortunate and unauthorized things to our servers.


Dibs on Cosmo's moustache avatar.


GeraintElberion wrote:
I don't know if we have any animal doctors on the boards...

Well of course there must be animal doctors on the boards. Who do you think looks after the happy shiny sparkly rainbow pony when he gets unwell and grumpy, if there aren't any nice priestesses of Lamashtu around to do it? On those mornings when he's off his hay and nickering, or on those evenings when he just won't have his oats, he needs a kindly animal doctor to give him a sugar lump with some medicine in it to make him feel better and to get his spirits quickly back up.


0gre wrote:
Edgar Lamoureux wrote:
TriOmegaZero wrote:


Oddly enough, it's never my own avatar that's the problem, it's other peoples. I'll be like 'why is he talking like that' and then realize it's not who I thought it was.
For whatever reason, I only do that with Jeremy.Smith, 0gre, and Dennis Baker.
Jeremy mostly posts in places where I don't go so he's safe. I used this avatar long before Dennis Baker showed up. He needs to find his own avatar... I'm doing some research, I know where he lives!

I spoke to him the other day, he says you're to stop bothering his wife.


It would be hilarious if they swapped all the avatars around on April Fools....would be super confusing....


Cosmo wrote:

I would be highly upset if someone else started using my avatar.

Spoiler:
...since that would indicate that either I've been fired and my exclusive avatar has been cut loose, or that someone is doing unfortunate and unauthorized things to our servers.

I wouldn't worry. It probably just means you've picked up another one or more multiple personalities.

Or it's... your mustache! {thunders ominously, horses whinny}


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Xaaon of Korvosa wrote:
It would be hilarious if they swapped all the avatars around on April Fools....would be super confusing....

Heh, replacing everyone's avatars with an animated GIF of the Laughing Man logo from Ghost in the Shell would be a pretty hilarious April Fool's joke. ;)

As far as unique avatars, I very rarely encounter other posters using the same one that I do. Generally I'll get confused for a few seconds (since I'll not remember having said whatever they said) before realizing it's someone else.

It actually throws me for a bigger loop though when it's other frequent posters whose avatars are in use by other people. I remember a couple weeks ago, I thought TOZ had finally snapped and was having a debate with himself over something in a [house/]rules thread. After getting some coffee, I finally realized he was conversing with another poster who just happened to have the same avatar. XD

Either way though, no anger or jealousy, just a bit of confusion since I recognize avatars more quickly than names.


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I don't see too many with my avatar, so don't know if that would bother or confuse me. I have more problems when someone changes their avatars. I do appreciate that many of the staff have unique avatars so you recognize them immediately. I don't know if any one who has been posting for a long time would really need that.


I'm a unique snowflake!

Shadow Lodge

Kajehase wrote:
0gre wrote:
Edgar Lamoureux wrote:
TriOmegaZero wrote:


Oddly enough, it's never my own avatar that's the problem, it's other peoples. I'll be like 'why is he talking like that' and then realize it's not who I thought it was.
For whatever reason, I only do that with Jeremy.Smith, 0gre, and Dennis Baker.
Jeremy mostly posts in places where I don't go so he's safe. I used this avatar long before Dennis Baker showed up. He needs to find his own avatar... I'm doing some research, I know where he lives!
I spoke to him the other day, he says you're to stop bothering his wife.

I've never bothered Jeremy's wife. I haven't even met her!

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber
Laithoron wrote:


It actually throws me for a bigger loop though when it's other frequent posters whose avatars are in use by other people. I remember a couple weeks ago, I thought TOZ had finally snapped and was having a debate with himself over something in a [house/]rules thread. After getting some coffee, I finally realized he was conversing with another poster who just happened to have the same avatar. XD

Are you sure it wasn't me finally snaping?

Shadow Lodge

Well, it couldn't have been us arguing, we have different avatars.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

I'd switch you to match mine, but I've already made jokes referencing the hood. They wouldn't make any sense without it.

Shadow Lodge

Not that they made sense in the first place...

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

Ah, shut it. Get back in the box!


We're through the looking glass here people!

Paizo Employee PostMonster General

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So glad I wrote the "so-and-so aka so-and-sockpuppet" mouseover code.


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Tyler Durden, please pick up the white courtesy telephone, Tyler Durden, white courtesy telephone.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber
Gary Teter wrote:
So glad I wrote the "so-and-so aka so-and-sockpuppet" mouseover code.

It's handy. Not that you need it for us. Me. Whatever.


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Same avatar?

Better drink my own p^$$


CAW!


What?

Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

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Xaaon of Korvosa wrote:
It would be hilarious if they swapped all the avatars around on April Fools....would be super confusing....

Oh Urizen, you're so silly.

Liberty's Edge

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Treppa wrote:
Xaaon of Korvosa wrote:
It would be hilarious if they swapped all the avatars around on April Fools....would be super confusing....
Oh Urizen, you're so silly.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

*AHEM*

Caw! He be lookin' like Urizen, aye says I!

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