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What do you think when people change their avatar? Do you still recognize them easily? Do they seemed changed somehow?

Do you come to equate THEM with their picture somehow? Personally, it throws me off for awhile.
Am I alone here?
Yes, I'm reposting. Didn't exactly word it the right way the first time. (Plus, no one answered) And I'm really curious.
This does not apply (in my mind) to those who change their picture often.

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Yes, you and Dave and Marcus changed your Avatar and I do have to look twice when I see it. Daves looks weird, I liked his old pic better. It commanded respect. I like the 1 Marcus has now, it's cool. The pic u have up Rals has too much detail, I can't make it out on my iPhone. I've only changed mine once, only cuz too many people had the American flag and I kept reading other people's answers and thinking,"I didn't say that". I wanna see a real pic of u Rals. Seriously do it.

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Can't do it Fade-man.

I don't see your picture around!!
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I guess we have that in common. Something tells me your pretty though, I am not handsome in the least bit. Seriously
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Look at how I fell for Dave... have I ever laid eyes on him?! Maybe I'm weird, but I fell for 'who he is'.

The biggies that guys get hung up on are: 1- being overweight (then you DO need to start exercising) or 2- baldness (and, in complete honesty, I'm attracted to bald men).

So there! Own up to your own sexiness (most of it comes from inside, not outside).

xoxo!


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Wow, you really fell for Dave? I mean as in you truly have feelings for him? I'm not saying Dave isn't a great guy. He's obviously very intelligent and extremely quick witted.
I hope someday he could take a chance and respond to your advances (if he hasn't already).

As far as my own sexiness.
Yep sounds great, I'll get right on that!
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Hey! You're sounding sarcastic about your sexiness. Exactly what I'm talking about, Fade. Really... confidence is a majority of it; you can not put yourself down!

As for Dave, yeah, I fell for him (or his answers) months ago when he didn't even know I was alive. I hope he takes advantage of me too (oops...I mean, the situation).

Kinda sad he hasn't been around lately. : (
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Meh, sexiness schmexiness... Who needs it?

Dave's been weird lately, not his normal self. You'll find Romeo Rals, wether it's Dave or not
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austinlinda
Which Dave?
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Savorydave
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Do we have to pull EVERYONE into my embarrassing crush?! Should I make an announcement in the form of a question? (As if everyone doesn't know anyhow... I'm sure Linda that you've gotta be the last to know.)

I'm giving up anyhow...
Time to be realistic here.

And, thanks, Fade-man for your encouragement (telling me I'll find my "Romeo"). Sweet.
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I don't think I have ever met someone in real life that was as quick witted and as intelligent as Dave. So you having a cyber crush is understandable, no need to be embarrassed.
I know our friends and Dave can read this but, I'm going to say it anyway. Maybe he's really insecure. Maybe he's afraid that his looks might not live up to the persona that we've all given him? I don't know.
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I should be reading about contracts (but a girl's gotta have breaks!... and stick up for her crush too.)

As for Dave. Sorry I brought him up. I gotta stop doing that! (can't help it --he's so sexy!) Lack of confidence?
Pu-leeeze!! Bad looking-- sorry, nope!!!!!

There's nothing wrong with him... All I'm sayin' is it's silly for me to have a crush on a stranger on Ask. (But... I'm not the only one.)

Now, Fade-man, friend, if I bring him up again you have my permission (and recommendation) to thoroughly chastise me!

Back to contracts. (And if show up again tonite, ask me if I'm finished with my chapter!!)



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Haha yes it definitely threw me off! I'm so used to a pink bordered snowflake for Raleigh. Bring back the flake!

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THEY'RE NOT SNOWFLAKES!!!
THEY'RE FLOWERS!!!

...everyone thinks they're snowflakes : (

... I'm keeping monster dog.
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Hey, but thanks for commenting on the better of the two posts!
What are sisters for, right?

How are the mar-ga-ritas?!?
Tell K I wish I were there to have a sample. (or 2, or...)
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You guys aren't allowed secret stuff . nobody knows what you guys mean..you are gonna get flagged for community guidelines.
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No flag here, I don't know what she means either ;)
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I agree that it can be a bit confusing. It is a good thing that not everyone switches things around.

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FINALLY!
ONE person that agrees with me.
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Yeah, 'cause I am one of them! I sometimes have even confused myself by changing my picture so often. Yes, I totally agree with you on that one. :-)
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It depends. Some changes (like waldorff and austininda) make it easier to spot them, but some are confusing -- especially when they change to stock avatars that many people may share.

Changing names is worse and I scarcely recognise anybody sporting a new name.

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I had changed it to my own photo--but it appears to have changed tonight--I guess my own picture was too fuzzy, and won't show up well on the internet version. I use the iPad/iPhone app.
When I saw my name on the Ask.com Top 100 earlier tonight, I was so surprised to see that I had no avatar or picture at all on that list!
Now I see a "peace" sign. Beats me why!

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Linda- I like your change, a lot... it gives us a little of you- & I appreciate that.
I like TruckerLady's change a lot (its fun).
Like Fade-Man's a lot cause he had used the default flag.
Wish Bubbles would give us a little something more than default dandelion.

I realized I look more at avatars than names. But, I definitely can get used to (most of) the new pics. : )
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Mikale, sore subject... "top 100". Bad subject with the men; not many made it.

Actually, it's not the top 100, it's a "Hall of Fame" thingy & altho I UTTERLY agree that they left off a good 8 or so people that would be obvious selects, I just think the whole thing is a crock really. Who cares? Who selected? It's not a committee of our peers... that question was on the other day: "who's the most popular?" THAT was answered by our peers.

Just one little gal's opinion.
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austinlinda
I noticed that too--hardly any men. You and I made it, Raleigh! But I know lots of guys that should have been there.
I only found out because I get a monthly email from them. Last month they picked one "member of the month" : VirginiaL.
Before that it was Dozy.
Both totally deserved it. But a Top 100? Why? Also, what's with the categories? I was chosen in the Technology category. Me?
I don't know how that happened.
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Lol.. yeah, would never have guessed technology for you!

I looked for 1/2 doz names or so & as soon as I didn't find Dozy or Mahalo or (my fave) SavoryDave, then it seemed arbitrary & frivolous. WAS glad to see some excellent women friends, tho!

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austinlinda
And where is Your picture Raleigh?
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One day I will, Linda.
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