1 avatar, but a gazillion choices...
December 29, 2006 1:21pm CST
Hello, I'm pretty new here and am wondering something. I'd like to add a pic to my profile, but I don't know what is the best. I don't even know what, in this situation, "the best" means... In your opinion, which should I use as an avatar: - My own photo - A pic of some favourite famous person - An animal - Something abstract (colors, shapes, that don't mean anything) - Something funny - Something that moves (animated gif) - Something else?... Olivier
30 Dec 06
Thanks everyone for your input, I appreciate it. I have now created my avatar. It's a photo I took, which I quite like because the cat (not my cat) is standing with all four paws on the same spot. Olivier p.s. I am planning on becomming a profesionnal animal photographer, so this pic does actually kinda show who I am.
30 Dec 06
I don't think it really matters all that much, aside from the fact that for the most part each is unique. If you have a picture that maybe defines who you are you might take that route (lol I have my dog at the moment - mainly cause it's the only decent picture I have on my computer that's not of my kids - and I won't use them) but I think often it just makes your name stand out more - people may be inclined to remember a picture easier than what they will a name. Remember too that most images found on the internet are copyright so you can't use them. Yes I know lots do but in reality they could get in a lot of trouble for it.
• Manchester, England
30 Dec 06
It is all a matter of personal preference, so there is no right or wrong decision. You can always choose an avatar and then change it as your mood changes. I started with a cartoon image of a pirate, followed by an animated sand timer, a blue genie, a santa for Christmas and am now using a piper for New Year. As soon as New Year is passed I shall be changing my avatar for something else, but I have not decided what yet as the choice is virtually unlimited.