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Poll #211622 Icons

Which picture should I use as my default user icon? Check all the images you like.

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Personally, I'm inclined to just stick with the one I'm using now. It always messes with my head when folks keep chopping and changing their icons.
 
 
 
 
 
 
It always messes with my head when folks keep chopping and changing their icons.

Sorry :)
Hmm. For some reason, when you do it it doesn't bother me so much! Maybe because I've never associated you with a particular icon. Unlike, say, brassyn and Afro Ken...

Also, there was a time when hawleygriffen started using one of despotliz' icons (or possibly vice-versa). That confused me. :)
Yeah, I do chop and change a lot :) Oh yeah, parking's fine btw. We're going to cycle there so we won't wait for you particularly. See you there, probably :)
Having realised that the party is at Somerville, I might attempt to park a little bit closer. But yes, I'll have to see you there - I probably won't make it to Oxford until 9pm or so.
I'd like to steal the Whuffie one...
Feel free. Credit goes to snowking. :)
It's not stealing, it's copying.

No need to credit in the keywords or anything, I do it solely for whuffie. :)
Bits not atoms.

Will have to tell Cory about it next time I see him...
Personally, I'm inclined to just stick with the one I'm using now. It always messes with my head when folks keep chopping and changing their icons.

Yes. Icons help me identify people, and if they're constantly changing it makes identification that little bit harder. I do love the "Whuffie" icon, but I'm used to your swirl now. It'd look wrong (and be confusing) if you switched.

Generic fandom icons are especially confusing, as so many people have ones that are similar in style. And I'm getting especially confused with snowking's new Keira Knightley fandom icons as they make me think that he's a girl, for two reasons: 1) it's mostly girls who have generic fandom style icons, and 2) it's a picture of a girl. (Sorry snowking - they are lovely pictures, but the fact that it's you using them messes with my head.)
Icons help me identify people, and if they're constantly changing it makes identification that little bit harder.

I've toyed with the idea of having particular icons for particular types of post - so one icon for reviews, one icon for random links, one icon for random polls, and so on. If I had a coherent set of icons, like fba's lovely Iain Banks set, I could even see this approach working...

Icons made from Stephen Baxter covers, anyone? :)
I've toyed with the idea of having particular icons for particular types of post

Yeah, that might work.

If I had a coherent set of icons, like fba's lovely Iain Banks set, I could even see this approach working...

Have to say that I do love fba's Banks icons. And they don't confuse me because they're all identifiably in the same highly recognisable style.

Go with the Baxter covers!
I try to have them for that purpose. I end up using the default most of the time...
I kinda use the icons to reflect my mood. If things are angsty then I might use the 'Use of Weapons' icon, the 'Inversions' icon is quite calm (as is the current default from 'Consider Phlebas') etc..... I used to do a similar thing with the Warcraft III icons - they indicated my increasing stress levels - Nightelf, Human, Orc, Undead!
Hey, maybe I want to mess with your head. Next up: kittens!
your current default icon is my favourite by far. in fact, it's one of my favourites out of all of my friends' icons!

oh, and by the way *messes with your head* :p
That photo of you makes you look Vanilla Ice.