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posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 10:12 AM
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It's interesting the assumptions we make and impressions we draw off of people's profile information, isn't it? I've got it wrong so many times. Must have called female posters "Sir" on about 19 seperate occasions by now -- and I nearly called whatukno a "Ma'am." Sorry about that.

Not sure why I first thought Skyfloating was a Jesuit and private contractor for the FSB, either...

Madness.




posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 10:18 AM
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reply to post by Skyfloating
 


Damn that pesky little Law of Attraction!


Lloyd: See my previous post about LDragonfire as that is how I also perceive you. Only a bit more strident.



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 10:40 AM
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to me, one's words hold as much character as avatars do. an avatar is too deceiving, because you do not know the intent of the picture. you do not know the story behind it, the context. UNLESS you know that individual's thoughts, theories, posts, and words.

does anyone remember MUDs? [multi-user dungeons] they were text-based versions of what World of Warcraft now is back in the 90s.

whole worlds, rooms, arenas, homes, and characters were all created just by descriptive wording alone. and other players would log in, and they would simply be a word, a name.

words are meant to draw up images in the brain.

it's like reading a really good book, and then watching the movie of it a year later. the characters never look like you thought of them.

i like words, more than avatars. everyone is unique in my mind because of it.



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 10:42 AM
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My avatars have not been a person or life form. I suppose it is statement but not based on someone's or my perception of another's personality.

Anyone else not use a person for a similar reason?

I tend to try to fit the posts to the avatar of a member as an explanation of the choice made in the picture. I think most of the time there is a relationship.



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 10:46 AM
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Obviously I think there would have to be some relationship between the user and their avatar. If not, they wouldn't have chosen what they did.

I wouldn't go so far as to say their personality or way of thinking aligns with that though.

Me for example, my politics and general way of thinking in no way align with those of Master Shake!



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 10:46 AM
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Originally posted by kosmicjack
reply to post by Skyfloating
 


Damn that pesky little Law of Attraction!


Lloyd: See my previous post about LDragonfire as that is how I also perceive you. Only a bit more strident.

you're fairly close Kosmic. I'm usually a quiet person, until someone does something to rattles my cage. I hate having attention drawn to me in a crowd, but it's unavoidable. My appearance seems to intimidate others even when I'm trying to project myself as benign.

I'm the guy you like having as a friend, but really don't want to engage in a conversation with for more than 30 minutes at a time .


I've always percieved you from your post as being intelligent, somewhat liberal in your opinions, outspoken when crossed, and a good Mom. Physically my image is thirtyish, average height, average weight, and business-like in mannerisms.



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 10:52 AM
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Had the post almost done when computer disconnected. That sucked,lol

Anyway, I hardly notice the avatars. In fact the avatars on this board are so far to the left on my screen that they are half blocked out.

I have though made the same mistake where I have mistaken male for female.

My avatar was made for me by a friend and is one of a kind. I use it on all my boards, as I had my user name put in the bottom of it, and I use the same user name everywhere.

My user name I use , I took the word ametrine ( a stone) and mispelled it on purpose, amatrine, and whalla, no one ever uses that name. I have not once ran into a problem where that name is in use. So no mystery there,lol



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 10:53 AM
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Very interesting what people think of others based on their avatar and profile name.


I've noticed that I can't tell the sex of most posters at all! Especially when some males have avatars of females, and visa versa. Sometimes I'll get a clue from their postings, but then again sometimes the clues seem like they could go either way.

There is one poster on here who's avatar has bright bloodshot red eyes. That photo scares me so much I can't even read the person's posts.


I'm wondering what people think of my name and avatar? What can you tell about me?



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 11:00 AM
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Virraszto, for some reason I'm guessing you are someone with one or more cats. Perhaps its the playfulness.

Wondering what it means about me, that my avatar is not an image at all, it's a deliberately labeled illusion. How do people perceive that?



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 11:13 AM
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reply to post by Ian McLean
 


Why, yes, I do have cats. And playful is a nice description.
Simple things amuse me.


When I see your avatar, I think of the connect four game. lol



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 11:39 AM
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Originally posted by virraszto
When I see your avatar, I think of the connect four game. lol

Heh, I hadn't noticed that. "Here, diagonally"... perhaps I'll add another two rows, make it more square.



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 12:13 PM
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reply to post by LLoyd45
 


Okay so...you sound like my neighbor! You never know... but as for your assessment of me, as close as it gets, I'll take it.



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 12:23 PM
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Well what does mine say? It seems pretty self explanatory to me although I don't like beer at all.



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 12:24 PM
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Heh. This morning this one came up in another thread...

Originally posted by Matrix1111
Josh, are you a Mason? If so, you're not a good spokesperson for Freemasonry. Your character isn't anything like emsed1's character. Even your avatar refects an unsavory character.


So what's the opinion of the peanut gallery? Does the 3 of Clubs reflect an unsavory character? (And if it's not just the picture, but the nature of the writing, feel free to read any of my thread replies and divine whether I'm a Mason, as I claim to be.)


Any other opinions formed by either my presentation or the content I present?

Interesting topic.



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 12:36 PM
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To the last two posters: Judge another avatar before asking to be judged



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 12:38 PM
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reply to post by Skyfloating
 


I would say you must be a chick, laid back, happy-go-lucky; Love the beach on your avatar, seems that you love sun sea and relaxation.

Any one try me ...

Fox



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 12:41 PM
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reply to post by ProTo Fire Fox
 


In this thread I learned that most people see me as a female. Im not though.


Judging from your avatar I would say you are a TinWikiEditor. Am I close?



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 12:44 PM
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This was for fox

You got a Logical side mixed with Humorous like soul, Your a Male, Brwn hair brwn eyes, You see alot of Connections in your wiki work, You like Smores, and People who can Present a Situation in a good light no matter what it is.

Magnifico Must rest......


Who the hell is = Steve

[edit on 16-7-2008 by Trance Optic]



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 12:48 PM
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Originally posted by Skyfloating
To the last two posters: Judge another avatar before asking to be judged


Skyfloating, I would have pegged you as a Lost fan from the graphic alone. Setting your mood to "Oceanic" was overkill.


(Though a Dharma Initiative logo for "The Swirly Thing Above a Planet" Station would be cool...)



posted on Jul, 16 2008 @ 12:48 PM
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Sky! This thread is hilarious. I picture you on a boat, Italian, black hair, writing and mult-itasking between meditating. I see you as living mostly in the mind, but taking breaks to enjoy the beauty around you. I see you moving from once place to the next. I sense some sadness in your childhood. I imagine you as very attractive, kind, calm. I think you need a dog. One that lays at your feet while you type and read.

Ok now me, me, me.





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