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Come Now, It's Really the Proper Thing to Do...

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  1. undecagon

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    Upload An Avatar!!! It is so simple, and really creates a better atmosphere. Having some image to relate to makes conversations much more personal, and I find I simply trust posters with avatars much more. I think many others would agree.

    I tried to bump this one but it went away almost instantly...

    I REALLY wanted to reopen this thread because I really support the OP by Kevin

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    Posted 6 years ago #
  2. barkar

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    Everyone should have their avatar as themselves but some won't.

    Keep your stick on the ice!....Barry....
    Posted 6 years ago #
  3. captainprophesy

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    I can go either way... I place my trust more on what someone post's more than on their avatar... if someone is a big dummy, they're a big dummy regardless wether I know what they look like or not.

    Besides sometimes an non pic avatar can be cooler... case in point DeLeon's avatar is by far my favorite... its actually very bad ass.

    I carry a gun... because a cop is too heavy!
    Posted 6 years ago #
  4. sjpipesmoker

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    sometimes I don't always have a photo of myself, other times I do...and sometimes I put photos of my son like my current avatar is...

    I wish I can take a pic of my butt so you all can kiss my ass

    Posted 6 years ago #
  5. philobeddoe

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    I've tried posting 2 different avatars, following the directions above, no luck. The avatar appears on my homepage but not in my responses, if any suggestions or moderator knows why, I would like to know.

    "So it goes." - K.V.
    Posted 6 years ago #
  6. numbersix

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    I like a little anonymity. It allows me to be more honest and upfront. Remember that even if you leave the forum, your posts will be found by Google searches, etc. for years and years.

    We all make a fool of ourselves now and then, but with a forum, ones foolishness can last forever. Just sayin'.

    "Be seeing you"


    Posted 6 years ago #
  7. pstlpkr

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    Here is an old form letter that I used to send. It will set you on the right track.

    Welcome, here's a hint about Avatars

    Welcome !

    Pipesmagazine.com is growing so fast that the Avatar Generator is running out of Avatars for new members. We are working to alleviate this minor issue. Most New Members will generally upload their own Avatar at their earliest convenience. I wish to help out if I can.

    It is a simple process to upload an Avatar here. I must first inform you that there are two places to do so, because there is a magazine section, and a Forum Section. While not separate entities they are independent of each other. Nothing says that it has to be the same in both places. But, if someone decides to send a PM or look at your "Album", it could cause some very minor and inconsequential confusion.

    The first place is on the PipesMagazine section. Since you have opened this Personal Message you are in your Magazine side Profile. Just click on the words "Change Avatar" and it will take you to the Avatar upload area and just follow the instructions there. Very easy.

    The second is to be found on the Forum Page. Please read the strings at the top of the page that asks you to do so... These are the Forum Rules. Then if you are so inclined please post something in the New Member Introduce Yourself string. After you post there or you have commented in or started a string you will now be able to set your Forum Avatar.

    For the Forum Avatar, as mentioned above you must have at least one post to upload your Avatar.
    On that post (once submitted) simply click on your Screen Name just below the Avatar Place Holder.
    This will take you to your other Profile Page. In the upper right hand corner of that page there are a couple of links just click on Avatar and proceed to upload your Avatar.

    It is worth noting that in the Edit portion of your Forum Profile you can adjust what is there and you can create a "Signature" These are usually very small photos, or Emoticons, some members have sayings, quotes, or links to their Pipe Album. (Remember it is not permissible to post links to your own website, business, or blog in your signature.)

    We are very glad to have you aboard and I personally look forward to reading your questions, comments, and seeing your pictures.

    Welcome my friend,
    Lawrence (Moderator)

    PS: Please feel free to send me a PM if you are having difficulty with anything on the site. It will be my pleasure to assist with any issues that may arise. Last thing, (I promise) there are two ways to PM a member. One is in your Magazine side Profile page. This one will post a notification at the top of the page. (You’ve seen it obviously because you are reading this) The other is in the Forum. It is located in the right hand column near the top of the Main Forum Page.
    If you want to send or receive a PM just click on the "You have "X" New Messages" located there.


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    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Yeah I like the people avatars but I also respect guys like flyfishn who doesn't want to see his mug every time he posts. I like the flys and it reminds me of that last string of photos he put up from his 9 to 5 job up north.

    I've always liked numbersix's classy avatars.

    I see some of you guys changing avatars once in a while and I think thats cool too. I just seem to like my original witch I took during a break on a hiking trip with my son. Maybe someday I'll change it but I feel the avatar is a trademark not something to meddle with at every drop of the hat.

    Now Kevin's new one is killer He's probably having to fight off the ladies with that one.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  9. sinister

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    Never really been into having an avatar be a pic of myself for various reasons on any forum I am on. Rather, I choose something that best represents me. I like vehicles, I own a rare turbocharged truck, so a turbo it is at the current moment until I find something better

    Adam
    Posted 6 years ago #
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    I do think that a picture of anything is generally good but I can understand why some don't want their face on a pipe forum. For instance if you are a teacher it is possible to get it trouble for the association with smoking a pipe. Just the way life is today.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  11. undecagon

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    I thought it was Indiana Jones in that top avatar!!!!

    It is.....

    I don't want to have to look at myself......

    That's cool. I'm trying to get people to have ANY Avatar, their own face or some design, whatever is fine by me, just don't like the blank blue/grey outline auto avatar nothingness thing.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  12. ghost

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    Any picture I have of me, I either look mean, nuts, or both so I just roll with it. I yam what I yam.

    If other members don't want to post a picture of themselves I can understand that, but avatars like flyfishn and numbersix's are much better to look at than the generic avatars. As long as it's personalized, I think it's all good.

    Matt.
    Posted 6 years ago #
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    I;m not posting an avatar. Sorry.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Good Lord! What are we all dating around here?

    Posted 6 years ago #
  15. baronsamedi

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    Mine really is me.

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    Posted 6 years ago #
  16. gnatjulio

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    I;m not posting an avatar. Sorry.

    you rebel......

    I think those who choose not to use an avatar photo should at least have the option to change the pipe silhouette shape and the color of their question mark plastered on the face. At least that would set them apart.

    Tho I do respect their option to post nothing at all. I devote my next bowl to the freedom of avatar expression.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  17. smoker49

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    I haven't posted an avatar of me smoking a pipe yet, because I am growing an awesome winter beard. It's not ready for me to debut it yet, so until then, the dog stays.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  18. macattack

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    Is it that big of a deal?

    - Kevin -

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    Posted 6 years ago #
  19. buster

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    I like Buster Keaton

    Think slow, act fast.
    Posted 6 years ago #
  20. captainprophesy

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    It's about the information we share with each other that's important.

    +1

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    It's about the information we share with each other that's important.

    Exactly my point

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    What and make it easier for the the FBI , Interpol and the Mob to track me down . No Thank You .

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  23. sparroa

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    I just don't think it is relevant to have an avatar featuring your person... An avatar helps for name recall, but that is about it.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  24. photoman13

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    Sweet god we have some paranoid members.

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  25. southernbriar

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    I also agree that the main thing is the information shared and conversation. However it does help to become familiar with someone if there is some kind of personalized image is used. Whether it is a pic of the person or their favorite pipe, or something that reflects their personality is not important to me personally.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  26. sjfine

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    I choose to remain somewhat anonymous (is that like saying "very unique?) because I have a reputation to hide.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  27. buzkirk

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    Mine is of Money, and it most resembles the true me.

    Tom

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    My best pictures are when I'm annoyed. I just share those moments with the rest.

    My soul has had enough chicken soup, it needs more TESD podcast.
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  29. philip

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    Some who do not have their pictures in their avatars have shared their photos in one of these threads -

    1. Post Your Picture With a Pipe

    2. A Photo of You

    3. Photos of You

    Posted 6 years ago #
  30. numbersix

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    I just spotted @rothnh on the street—snapped a picture for you all, his avatar is accurate after all!

    (just teasing rothnh!)

    Posted 6 years ago #
  31. schmitzbitz

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    sometimes I don't always have a photo of myself, other times I do...and sometimes I put photos of my son like my current avatar is...

    I wish I can take a pic of my butt so you all can kiss my ass [:rofl:]

    You mean you're NOT Spiderman? *mind-blown*

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    Cute, Six!

    Hey, it's all about what each of us want and feel comfortable with. And I am comfortable with that.

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  33. numbersix

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    Hey, it's all about what each of us want and feel comfortable with.

    Yep, I do agree — hence my avatar!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  34. jah76

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    I'm not paranoid. Just ugly.

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  35. wagnon85

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    My avatar IS me! Only thing is I am covered in a Boba Fett costume! But that is me underneath! hehe

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  36. cigrmaster

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    I think that everyone should show their face with their home address so that way if you piss me off I can track you down.

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  37. numbersix

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    I think that everyone should show their face with their home address so that way if you piss me off I can track you down.

    lol!

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  38. johnny

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    Uploaded an avatar of my beautiful bald head for you!

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  39. johnny

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    I didn't think I was that ugly!

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    I should change mine to "I am The Stig's fat American cousin" but I'm too lazy.

    Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
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    I try not to let who is saying something effect how I interpret the information. All opinions should be given equal weight. This is why I don't want people to know if I'm a 20 year old black female or a 89 year old white Chinese man. Keeps the playing field balanced, in my opinion anyway

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  42. jogrefoln

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    "I don't always use an image of myself in my avatar.

    But when I do it's Robert Conrad."

    "Smoke good!" - Monster
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    Since St Patty's Day is over I have said goodbye to the pipe smoking leprechaun and replaced it with a pipe smoking bunny. I'm so cute I make myself want to puke.

    Arrrrr, shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September the 19th!!!
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  44. ghost

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    I don't know why so many use a picture of rothnh as their avatar. Weird.

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  45. kanaia

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    I downloaded my avatar jpg. years ago not knowing wtf I was ever going to do with it so I'm using it now.

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    I like my avatar a lot. Downloaded it with no problems. It's perfect -- a shadow of my former self.

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    Took a picture of myself to make everyone feel better.

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    Good one roth

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    Poop to your anonymity.

    Just poop.

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  50. allan

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    I thought the pic of myself underwater was kinda cool

    Allan
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  51. yadan

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    My avatar clearly reveals my preference in pipes, and indicates, perhaps, that I am magnetic.

    "I'm always easy to please since I'm always satisfied with the very best." - Oscar Wilde
    Posted 6 years ago #
  52. jmmize

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    Posting an avatar gives everyone a glimpse into the persona of the person!

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  53. woodsroad

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    Keep in mind that facial recognition allows all of your posts here to be quickly tied in to all the rest of your personal data that's floating out there.

    If you are buying life insurance, or health insurance, or looking for a new job, that may not be what you want to have happen.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  54. cobguy

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    Mine's close enough without actually being me.

    I had my own photo up for awhile, but as Dan said ...

    Posted 4 years ago #
  55. daimyo

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    My avatar is better looking than me... there, are you happy?

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    Facial recognition is the reason I put a mask on my avatar. Otherwise the gubbermint would know I look exactly like Lincoln.

    And when I say "gubbermint", I mean the Chinese, of course.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  57. woodsroad

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    When you say "gubbmint", I know that you are speaking the coded language of Walt Kelly.

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    I thought that was really you in your avatar woodsroad. Now I'm disappointed.

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    What can I do to make it up to you?

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    I was hoping that's what yaddy306 actually looked like. Darn disappointed again.

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    This is a time of great sadness, truly.

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    I'm the one wearing the hat in my avatar.

    Woods: What are your three sons doing now? I suppose the usual child star things eh?

    A man without a shillelagh is a man without an expedient.
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    I thought that was really you in your avatar woodsroad.

    Well... it sort of looks like him, if you take your contacts out, close one eye, squint the other one and have a couple glasses of scotch..... sorta... maybe. Though, at that point, you might not remember his name anyway.

    Who was this about?

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  64. literaryworkshop

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    My avatar really is me. My wife says it's all she ever sees of me, so it's all you'll see of me, too.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  65. woodsroad

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    Thanks, Sparks. I saw the resemblance, nice that you picked it up, too.

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    While being animated, mine is stunningly representative.

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