Do you recoginze mylotters by Name or by Avatar??

India
June 13, 2008 7:34pm CST
I have noticed that not mylotter's dont often change their Avatar. That made me think, if we recognize our fellow myloters by their names or their avatars. I think we get so used to seeing the avatar that when we change it, it feels odd. I had changed my avatar 3 times and then i came back to the old one as i felt something was missing from above my name!! Yes ofcourse that would be my avatar. I dont know if you have every felt this way after changing the avatar, but i did. So, tell me is it the avatar OR the Name that helps you remember myLotters???
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@Valenas (1509)
• United States
14 Jun 08
I noticed that someone that I had my eye on changed their avatar today, and I still recognized their name. I think sometimes it depends on what catches the attention more, although I tend to notice both the name and the avatar.
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@laglen (19779)
• United States
15 Jun 08
I check both but I think it is the name more so. They tend to be different, I try to guess what it means. For instance my name - laglen - first two letters of my first name and first four letters of my last name. This has been my user name online for about 10 years!
• India
17 Jun 08
Now i have started to think that unknowingly we all actually try to assotiate the name and the avatar and that is what makes us think about the actual mylotter. The name is important as the avatar! But for me too, i look at the name first so that mylotters have the freedom to change their avatar whenever they want to.
@momalisa65 (1984)
• United States
15 Jun 08
I tend to look at the picture first. But when they change the avatar, I have to look at the name and get familiar with their new picture. Some people's avatars I just love! I would hate it if they changed it.
• India
15 Jun 08
I have started to remember mylotters with the avatar as well as their names! So that they all feel free to change their avatars whenever they want to. It is true though that it is the avatars that catch our attention first :)
@5mayday (1054)
• Norway
14 Jun 08
I actually find it easier to remember their name then their avatar, although some of them will I remember their picture more and that depends on which one stand out more of both of these things and I would want to know if mylotter remember my picture or my name too lol
• India
15 Jun 08
I have realised that it is both the name and the avatar that i remember now-a -days. It is always nice to remember a mylotter by name , so that they feel free to change their avatar whenever the want to without thinking if other mylotters would recognize them or not!!
• Philippines
17 Jun 08
good day.. I more or less remember my fellow mylotters with their names.
@curious888 (1213)
• Malaysia
17 Jun 08
Avatar catch my attention first, then the usernsme.
@ladym33 (11007)
• United States
17 Jun 08
I think it is good once you post an avatar to stick with it. I know several people by their names, but some I only know from their avatar and if they change it it confuses me.
@balasri (26549)
• India
15 Jun 08
Avatars helps a lot in finding my friends here.I have a rapport with avatars.It is a great feeling the familiar avatars.But some of my friends keep changing their avatars.Well let them have the fun.
• United States
14 Jun 08
I useally go by avatar for that's the easiest for me. A couple of my friends have changed their avatars but I reconize the name as well even if they change their avatar. So I guess it goes both ways for me. The ones that are active the most are the ones I can do this with. Others that aren't as active I have to just go by avatar and or look to see in my friends list who they are for I may forget.
@Abby123 (261)
14 Jun 08
Not been here long enough to know any pics yet but im sure that I will learn as time goes on.I will have my own avatar soon I hope.
@myklj999 (26221)
• Olney, Illinois
14 Jun 08
I mostly recognize them by name, although I do associate a few avatars with specific people. That has a certain drawback to it; I have two friends who have the same avatar, and at times I don't really pay attention to the name until after I've posted my response; thankfully, I usually don't use their names in my responses, or it could be very embarrassing at times!
• China
14 Jun 08
i prefer to keep the same.
@lingli_78 (12841)
• Australia
14 Jun 08
i recognise the people here by their names more than their avatars... avatars can change every now and then... but names always stay the same... so it is easier to remember them by their names... it is more personal as well according to my opinion... take care and have a nice day...
• India
14 Jun 08
i think that i remember some by name and some others by avatars and also the fact that i my self do not have a avatar on my profile. then soon i will be adding one and see if more people remember me and respond me.. also the profile seems a bit incomplete without a avatar.
@mtsandeep (1586)
• India
14 Jun 08
i often look for the name to identify the mylotters. but if the avtar is so interesting i will rememberthe avatar. i will remember you by name.
• Indonesia
14 Jun 08
I would first try to recognize them by avatars, but somehow that is often changing. I too have change my avatars not so long ago, I hope everyone who knows me still recognize me. Then I would see the name. Anyway, I have email notifications when my friends start a discussions so I wouldn't really need to see the avatars, just the names.
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
I usually recognized mylotters with their usernames especially those I bumped most often, but the avatar helps alot for recognition too. I used to changed my avatar from time to time, depending on my mood :D but I guess if I would come to a point of a final choice I would stick to that one. Usernames, couldnt be changed (unless one will create a new account) eventually, one will recognize them by names they used here.
@scapula (760)
• Jordan
14 Jun 08
I usually look at the avatar, I know many by the shape, but also I know the name of my friends. Avatar play important role in recognizing mylotter espically for new user.
@vcha_23 (110)
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
i recognize mylotters through their avatar... i'm a visual person... "Oh, there's the potato guy", "hey, it's the coffee mug"... sounds crazy but that's how i recognize them except for my friends of course...
@sameroad (3180)
• United States
14 Jun 08
I recognize most by there avatar but there are a few that i know by user name simply because i've seen them around so many times in mine or there own discussion.