Mom! She took my....

United States
May 24, 2007 9:29pm CST
No this isn't a post about my kids fighting and crying and being spoiled brats. It's about me crying and being a spoiled brat. I was browsing through new discussions and saw one of mine I didn't remember writing. I knew it was mine cause I recognized my avatar which, in all the months I have been on myLot, has been unique. But there it was on someone else's profile. Silly, but it really upset, me. Guess it's time to find something new.
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@emeraldisle (13139)
• United States
25 May 07
Believe me I can understand not being happy with it but when you are just using a picture that can be found anywhere it might happen. It's an image I have on my computer actually as well. It happens to be one I like :) If it was a unique one I could see where you'd be really upset. Where it was one you made yourself or someone made for you type thing.
• United States
25 May 07
So maybe the picture isn't as unique as I thought. OK, I'm feeling better now; I'm off to find a new picture.
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@emeraldisle (13139)
• United States
25 May 07
Afraid not. It's one I've seen all over the net I'm afraid.
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@emeraldisle (13139)
• United States
25 May 07
Dragonstar - Image I created for Dragonstar13
Well I decided to take a look in what I had on the compuer:) and of course that got me into PSP. So I made this. If you like it feel free to use it, if not just ignore. I was going to send it via a PM but you can't add images to that :(
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• Malaysia
25 May 07
Don't be mad dragonstar13. You can still find a unique avatar. Trust me! I suggest if you want to have a unique avatar, try to upload your own picture ;).
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• United States
25 May 07
I'm not mad. I've had a rough week (month actually) and this was just one more blow at my self esteem (see my comments above.) I actually have been looking through my portfolio and will use one of my own, copyrighted photos as my next avatar. Thanks for the comments. :-)
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@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
27 May 07
Aw, sorry about that. I've heard of that happening to people and other than to ride your wake I can't see the purpose of ripping off an avatar. I know they say mimicry is a form of flattery, but at the same time, it's a little bit annying, isn't it?
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@ctrymuziklvr (11057)
• United States
26 May 07
Since it's a generic picture I guess it's ok for someone to do that but from a moral standpoint I don't think it's a very nice thing to do. With all there is to choose from and even be able to make on our own I don't see why anyone would have to take someone else's avatar. I find it hard to believe it's just a fluke since I know I've seen it on mylot quite often.
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
25 May 07
Hi, I know how you feel. I found that someone has the same avatar and I thought oh well I didn't copy hers or she didn't know I had it too so I just don't let it bother me. I have been using this avatar for along time.
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@kitkat1 (1227)
• Canada
25 May 07
Well i have never had that problem with someone stealing my avatar. But i would have a real problem is someone did seeing as how it is my mug shot lol. But to me if you had it first then i would consider myself as being very rude to use the same one there are many out there dont have to take someone elses. And that was unique to you to me it is wrong.
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@lingli_78 (12834)
• Australia
25 May 07
i can understand your feelings completely... i will be very upset as well if somebody steal my avatar... stealing is still stealing no matter what it is... i am sorry that you have to experience it... i hope you can report the user to the admin and they will do something to the user... cheer up and take care...
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• United States
25 May 07
I think you got pissed because it was taken period. I would be highly upset to find my avatar on someone profile. It just shows you the person is a thief and their level of morality. I say keep it and move on.
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• United States
25 May 07
You seem to be an artistic and unique individual, who shouldn't be copied. some people who are new here don't understand that noone wants their stuff, especially avatars stolen or hijacked. You desere to have your own stuff. Best of luck finding a new avatar that expresses your personality to others.
@foxyfire33 (10007)
• United States
25 May 07
My opinion isn't going to quite fit your situation and in all reality it might not even be fair. Since apparently your avatar is common (I guess?) I would just chalk it up to "great minds think alike", definitely annoying though but a good excuse to get a new and even more interesting one. BUT if someone stole MY avatar I would be pitching a fit! I would be letting that person know that they had better change their avatar. I'm sure I would sound worse than a 3 year old who dropped her popsicle but oh well! My avatar is extremely special and personal to me and I don't want to change it or have anyone else using it. But I also recognize that that may not be a fair reaction since I am the one that put it out there to potentially get used by someone else.
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• United States
25 May 07
Sorry that this happened to you. I know that most people pick their avatars with great care, to reflect a specific part of their personality. We know there are people who don't think twice about stealing others stuff, whether it is avatars or actual posts, lots of that going on here on MyLot.
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• United States
25 May 07
where did it come from in the first place maybee that person just accesed the same place and didnt even know it was yours why be upset any thing we have do or post on here is worth at the most 2c why let it bother you?
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• United States
26 May 07
Did you read the whole post? Cause seems like I explained that a couple of times already.
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