Do y'all tend to associate the poster with their avatar?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Atros, Nov 11, 2016.

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Does a posters avatar effect how you read their posts?

  1. Yes

    42.4%
  2. No

    24.2%
  3. Sometimes (explain in post?)

    33.3%
  1. Atros

    Atros Well-Known Member

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    Just been having some mindfucks, lately, because I do this. It's not just that the avatar becomes a mental "symbol" synonymous with their name; instead I mentally interpret it as a kind of profile picture. @Parth37955 is a great example of this; when he had his old xianxia avatar I read all his posts in a "From on high" kind of tone; now that he's got gunner chick I usually don't even realize it's him, and instead think its some chick with an aggressive/playful tone. Then when I notice I go "Hahaha waaait what" and my poor little mind does a little snap. This carries through for basically everyone with an avatar. That dude with halloween mercy? Yup. That trollface mask guy? Yup. I always take the tone of the post from the avatar picture.

    Just curious if this is me being bad at forums, or if it's a widespread phenomenon.
     
  2. Lazybum0

    Lazybum0 Cheers darlin'

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    No , unless it's meaningful in some way like the meatbuns avi or animals avi.
    Or someone that always uses ero-avis , they have their own style (?)
     
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  3. Arcturus

    Arcturus Cat, Hidden Sith Lord

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    *shrugs* Not really
     
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  4. asriu

    asriu Well-Known Member

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    sometimes~ it my way to recognize member so when someone change his/her avi that it gave really different image from what recorded on my memory I tend to mistook them for someone else example @akki once I mistook him as @Event horizon 19638.png
     
  5. LtBeefy

    LtBeefy Well-Known Member

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    Wonder how you would read my posts then.
     
  6. Hunta

    Hunta shameless

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    If its cute i read it.

    For ex. yours made me sleepy so i only read the title
     
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  7. Drakaos

    Drakaos Member (Patriarch?) of the Anti-Qidian Sect

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    In that case, what does my avatar remind you of?
     
  8. darknova

    darknova [sennoma]

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    I don't associate the poster with their avatar but I do admit I like looking at the avatars more than their names, and more ways than one the avatar is what sticks in my mind.
     
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  9. demonangelzero

    demonangelzero [Dandy Greeter] [World Watcher] [Bringer of Peace]

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    It is easy to recognize some users by their avis, like @Arcturus or @asriu.
    But others, not so much. I recognize them by their name.
     
  10. Risus

    Risus ✵ Enigmatic Poet ✵ Tiger ✵ Reese's ✵

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    Sometimes. It's more of a merging of how they act/the feels they give me, and the feels the avatar gives me. Once I get to know said person more, or if they just have a strong personality, I start being swayed more by that rather than the avatar. I know a fair amount of people that use avatar's that reflect moods, their personality, things they like, etc so there's that too.
     
  11. Clozdark

    Clozdark "Kuma chan \(≧◡≦)/ "「airhead」「nonsense speaker]

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    I change avatar just for my mood.
     
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  12. replay

    replay ★Milk and Honey smelling Merchant★

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    so . . . what can you say about my avi. . huh!?
    i forgot to change you know. . . i really did. .
    i'm not scaring or opening wounds of anyone ok!!
    i'm a harmless merchant ok!?
     
  13. WeiFish

    WeiFish Eccentric Grey Sword 『WW Vet.』

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    Well it's certainly amusing to see someone with the avatar of some mind-broken ahegao-faced hentai girl comment something serious. :p
     
  14. Estarossa

    Estarossa 《Master of Dessert》《Ultra-Instinct Eater》

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    Im just a dude that smokes IRL
     
  15. Nimroth

    Nimroth Someone

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    Not really with most but there is a few exceptions if the avatars follow a theme like with a certain nekomimi or heavily referenced like with a certain two-headed cat...
     
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  16. Westeller

    Westeller Wise Deepsea Mermaid Staff Member

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    You should! Pay attention to mine! Don't you just love my shiny blue paint?~~

    Anyway, I don't really pay that close attention to people's avis, at all. They're pretty random, after all, and unless I recognize them, they're really only worth a glance or two and quickly forgotten. Sometimes they're more iconic, like @GonZ555 who is essentially only remembered as "that meatbun," but most people aren't remembered for their avis at all, and possibly even change them constantly. Paying close attention to them and trying to judge what they say by their avi will get you nowhere. :ROFLMAO:
     
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  17. Frostypine

    Frostypine Well-Known Member

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    To me it's a similar vibe to people wearing funny T-shirts, sometimes I am like why are you wearing that? Other times I think oh that's neat or pretty or cute etc. Sometimes just because of the femininity or masculinity I can't help but stereotype and think someone is a girl or guy and then I realize/remember that A they seem to be of a different gender then what I had thought based on their avatar and B it doesn't really matter because it is an online person and it's not like they can read my thoughts. On the other hand I feel that just like some T-shirts in real life its kind of situational, if I saw a person at a really formal occasion wearing a t-shirt I would be like eh? Same thing if a person on what I would consider more of a professional site was using a really inappropriate avatar...NUF in general is pretty causal so I usually am not bothered by most avatars. Perhaps I would get annoyed if I was more involved in this community because I tend to prefer continuity over novelty so I would get confused over who was who if people switch avatars often, but since I am not to me everybody is random anonymous peoples so I don't really care that much. Though occasionally a persons avatar is so contrasting in theme to what they are writing/saying that I feel a bit disappointed or find it funny (see it as a more subtle joke).
     
  18. sal880612m

    sal880612m As I thought, love was a status effect! ~ICDS

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    What sort of voice do you read mine in ... out of curiosity?
     
  19. saffu

    saffu dead

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    i'd like to believe i am instantly recognized as a shitposter of magnitude 7
     
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  20. Okuri Ookami

    Okuri Ookami 'Chi Chi Chi' calls the Sparrow

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    Context and content over familiarity but association with appreciation and evaluation towards lengthy threads with familiar avis.