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Avatar 3 9.68%
Username 8 25.81%
Both-ish 18 58.06%
I dont really care who you guys are 2 6.45%
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:12 PM   #1
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Default How Do You Recognize Other Posters?

I'm just wondering, when you're reading a thread, when you recognize other people within the forum, is it moreso because you recognize their username, or because you recognize their avatar?

For me is usually the avatar, though there are a few usernames i recognize as well. But I find that when someone changes their avatar it takes me a while to realize, oh wait, thats so and so.

Just wondering...
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:26 PM   #2
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Both, but when I start out on the forum I usually tend to learn the avatars first then put names with them. Now I know people by their user names.
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I voted avatar, but that was before I saw the both-ish option
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Both, but when I start out on the forum I usually tend to learn the avatars first then put names with them. Now I know people by their user names.
Yeah, I gess that kinda what I've started to do. The people that post often, I recognize their usernames, and the people that I don't see posting as much I recognize their avatar.

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I voted avatar, but that was before I saw the both-ish option
lol, true.
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:51 PM   #5
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I HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE CHANGE THEIR AVATARS

but since a lot of people tend to do it fairly often, i end up looking at the username if its a post i care about.

Lots of times i dont really care or i simply notice subconsciously
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I do by both but i voted, I don't really care who you guys are.
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i look at names primarily, but only because it's above the avatar, i look at both. and i hate it when people change avatars, but, it's there/my choice, so haha. when geoff changed his it took my like five minutes to figure out who the hell it was.
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On other forums, i use name mostly and avatar to help. But sometimes they change their avatars so it throws me off for a brief moment.
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I'm quite proud to say that I've had my avatar for an extremly long time (years).
And it has my name in it

TBH, i made the avatar in like 3 minutes as a temporary thing but never got around to changing it. I still dont like it, i would just feel incomplete if I changed it.
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well no good remembering me by my avatar because i change it so much lol

anyway i Recognize Other Posters by their Avatars,
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