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    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
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    Avatar Updates

    Three questions probably all for Dan:

    1. I don't alter my avatar very often but just happened to be perusing the avatars today when I noticed there are scores of new avatars available since last time I checked. How often do you update the Cyburbia avatar pool?

    2. Where the heck do you find some of those images and what criteria do you use in selecting which to make available for the avatar pool?

    3. Every once in a while you'll see a new member select an avatar that is - how should one say - a well known Cyb's signature avatar - Have you ever considered 'retiring' or even 'locking in' avatars once they've become integrally associated with a particular user - sorta like how professional sports teams retire jerseys?

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    Cyburbian Emeritus Chet's avatar
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    I was just thinking we haven't had an avatar week in a long time. Past ones include:

    -College logos
    -Flags
    -Porn stars

    and a few others. So here is a good question -- what avatar week should we have?

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    Ha....

    Seana, Brocktoon and I had our Avatar week this week
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    Quote Originally posted by The One View post
    Seana, Brocktoon and I had our Avatar week this week
    Off-topic:
    Yeah? That's half the cast - what're the rest of us supposed to be red shirts?

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    1. I don't alter my avatar very often but just happened to be perusing the avatars today when I noticed there are scores of new avatars available since last time I checked. How often do you update the Cyburbia avatar pool?
    Not as often as in the past. When I see a cool image that I think would be a good avatar, though, I'll fire up an image editor, make sure it's properly framed (80x80 with a one pixel black border) or has a well-blended transparent background, and upload away. Avatars generally fall under the fair use provisions of copyright law.

    2. Where the heck do you find some of those images and what criteria do you use in selecting which to make available for the avatar pool?
    Again, it's random stumbling. I've got a bunch of images in a "future avatar" folder on my home PC, but it's hard finding the time to edit them.

    The most recently added stock avatar is this ...



    Someone on another message board linked to the comic that was the source of the image. I read the comic, saw the frame with the mitten pointing, and thought it was a natural for Cyburbia, given the representation of Michiganders here.

    3. Every once in a while you'll see a new member select an avatar that is - how should one say - a well known Cyb's signature avatar - Have you ever considered 'retiring' or even 'locking in' avatars once they've become integrally associated with a particular user - sorta like how professional sports teams retire jerseys?
    It may be possible, by assigning avatars to groups. Most such avatars belong to long-time users, so the stock avatar of a long-time user could be "protected" in a way by moving it to a group where newer users won't be able to use it. I think there have only been a couple of times when two users shared an avatar.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Cyburbian Emeritus Chet's avatar
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    Dan I just peed a little seeing that new avatar. Thanks!

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    Yeah, Dan, I want my Trailer Trash avatar trademarked. I've had that, what 8-9 years by now? Oh and maybe the FL Gators one, just in case...

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    ...The most recently added stock avatar is this ...

    ....
    Not...going...to...do it....

    >IDEA<

    HAH!

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    Quote Originally posted by The One View post
    Seana, Brocktoon and I had our Avatar week this week
    Off-topic:
    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Yeah? That's half the cast...
    ^Nah-uh. I'm an Argellian dancer who gets murdered early in the episode.

    ________

    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    I've got a bunch of images in a "future avatar" folder on my home PC, but it's hard finding the time to edit them.
    Would you like me to edit some of them?

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