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Can you identify someone solely by their avatar?

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  1. Sarah

    Sarah Super Moderator EXP: 21 Years Staff Member

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    Glancing at the right of the screen to who is online, do you find it easy to identify a poster from their avatar?

    I have been here a long time and can quite easily identify most posters as I know their favourite characters/tastes etc.

    But some people change their avatars quite a lot and it can be hard to guess who it is.

    So what about you? Do you know who is online at a glance, or do you have to check the names as well?

    (FYI, I'll always have my Sue Ellen avatar so I'm easy to spot. Well until that one time on April Fools when someone changed it to.....well...you know who!)

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  2. Alexis

    Alexis Soap Chat Hero EXP: 12 Years

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    You calling me predictable? :p
     
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  3. Sarah

    Sarah Super Moderator EXP: 21 Years Staff Member

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    Haha very good! :D

    I’m running about Belfast going ‘anyone seen Alexis??’ :brb:
     
  4. Michael Torrance

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    I change my avatars--not frequently but every now and then. But it is always some dark haired hunk so it can't be that hard to spot me.
     
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    Being a little sad and geeky, I do quite regularly work through the avatar thumbs and see how many I can name without hovering over to see the name. I'm usually eighteen or nineteen out of twenty, though it has been known for me to name them all.



    Ha ha . Yes - there's often a bit of a theme that will give someone away.

    Sometimes, though, the theme can also mislead if there are a couple of posters with similar tastes. Before now I've almost mistaken you for @Jason73 who also has dark haired hunk avatars.
     
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  6. Angela Channing

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    As my forum name matches my avatar I'm easy to identify. I periodically change the picture to various ones of Angela Channing, mostly on her own but on different occasions Choa-Li, Julia, Emma and Philip have been in the avatar with her.

    I think I've only ever twice briefly used a photo of someone else: the first was of a young Jane Wyman, which is sort of Angela Channing anyway, and the other time was when I changed it to Jeremy Corbyn in the run up to the last general election.

    I can only identify less than 10 forum members from their avatars and mainly those who like me have a photo that matches their forum name.
     
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  7. Angela Channing

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    You mean the photos haven't been of you? I always thought you were a dark haired hunk.
     
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  8. Sarah

    Sarah Super Moderator EXP: 21 Years Staff Member

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    I’m trying to remain an enigma but I don’t think it’s working. :D

    Sometimes I have it in my head that people look like the person in their avatar. Which in my case is obviously true :D
     
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  9. Alexis

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    I think I have mostly been Joan/Alexis. I cant think of another one I have used except for a brief period a while back when I had my own mug up.
     
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    I have a hat with a veil on even as I type this.
     
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  11. Sarah

    Sarah Super Moderator EXP: 21 Years Staff Member

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    Have you ever seen the movie Clue?? Mrs White?
     
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    My current avatar is actually not a million miles away. Closer than most, anyway, as it's a bit of a rarity for me to have a male avatar.
     
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    So now I’m gonna think you ARE Chief Brody!! @Mel O'Drama
     
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    We do have the same lean, tanned, bespectacled, permanently-worried thing going on. And I have been known to rock a polo neck.








    That's some bad hat, Maddie.
     
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    I can name many, but not those who seldom moves around the same sections as I do.
     
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    I am now even that dark haired, alas. My hair is brown (not even very dark brown) and my skin is white:ironic Austrian features to have growing up in Greece with everybody having black hair and olive skin.

    I remember that. I thought it was quite boyish-sexy. Like one of the secretaries Alexis would have. Of course to be sure we'd have to see you from the back, also. :D
     
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    @Alexis talking about Frankie



    Edited: Darn, I was writing and did not see @Alexis already posted that.
     
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    Hahaha...
    Alexis by name, stenographer by nature.
     
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