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  • Avatars Don't bother me.

    22 43.14%
  • Some avatars bother me.

    6 11.76%
  • I might be turned away from this site if avatars are offensive to me.

    4 7.84%
  • Some avatars bother me but I just deal with them.

    14 27.45%
  • Dennis, you're the best.

    16 31.37%
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    I had to ask - what is an avatar anyway?

    Well, I've learned that primarily it's the embodiment, bodily manifestation, or incarnation of a God in Hinduism, it's also an icon or representation of a user in a shared virtual reality, it's also a protocol (Advanced Video Attribute Terminal Assembler and Recreator) which is a system of escape sequences occasionally used on Bulletin Board Systems (BBSes). (courtesy Wikipedia)

    As I understand it, the inclusion of an avatar was to uniquely identify a user - the intent was people could post a pic of themselves - and thus was a way to combat the facelessness and anonymity of the internet. This goes back to the days when Al Gore invented the internet, I hear it was his idea.

    I have tried to make my avatar something that is relavent to site content - I don't have a fish avatar on any of the shooting forums I participate in.

    So, does it matter to me what people use as their avatars? Nope. Although some of the animated ones get irritating after a while, ultimately I think an avatar is an expression of individualism that can also help to represent the personality of the user.

    Thus endeth my pedantic diatribe. Apologies and pints of Guinness all around...

    Blackflies - Defenders of the Wilderness!

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    OK. Guiness is Ok.

    Quote Originally Posted by RickW
    I'll change it if you give me that shirt.
    Yeah. Nice try.
    The Shirt is Not-For-Sale. Nor for Barter.
    It's like a mother's twelve-month secret recipe.

    However, in the Spirit of Community, I am willing to tear a few pieces off and tie them to a hook. For you.
    Perhaps a dozen...? With the assurance that they work. Provided you fish.

    Now I don't wanna offend anyone, but can I still call these things flies...?

    Either way,
    Works better than Powerbait....


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    Quote Originally Posted by serotonin
    This site would be a much better (and safer) place if a few things were implemented.
    Any great achievement must begin at the beginning.

    Here are a few suggestions:

    ban fat people
    ban skinny people
    ban smokers
    and clowns

    ban cling wrap
    ban jock strap
    ban humor when found

    ban dashers
    ban dancers
    ban prancers and vixens.
    ban comets and cupids
    Und DONNER UND BLITZEN !!!!!

    *ban all books
    un-related to flyfishing.
    ban breathing...
    unless performed through the use of gills.
    I think all those pics of those Big Nasty Hook Jawed Slobs you call trout spitting up "Obscenity's" should be Banned....

    GBS


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    ....Agreed.

    Guilty.


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    GBS, you got balls!


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    Icon26

    Dennis, ... Did we answer your question ??

    The Av's only give me headaches in one situation, ... on some boards, the avatars are sooo big, they take up more space on the page than the discussion. (my 0.02$)


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    Ralph you have great taste in business attire! ESPECIALLY THE SHOES.


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