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Old May 6 2009, 10:01 PM   #196
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Since this seems like an appropriate thread to ask, how old do you think I am? I've gotten some hilarious responses in real life, so I wanted to ask while my Av sports a week old picture of me.
Based on that picture, I would say early to mid-20s.

I usually get weird reactions to my age as well. When I started my job 3 years ago, most people thought I was in my 30s, when I had actually just turned 21.
You guys sort of got it close, I'm turning 26 this Sat. A year ago, however, I had some people think that I was in Highschool Though I was clean shaven at the time which accentuates my baby-face.
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Old May 6 2009, 10:01 PM   #197
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Ha, I bet one of them was me. People used to know I was a girl before I did my vanishing act from the board...but most of those people also vanished.
With you, I'd always thought girl. I can't remember if it's something you've posted or not... but then, I can barely remember breakfast.

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Since this seems like an appropriate thread to ask, how old do you think I am? I've gotten some hilarious responses in real life, so I wanted to ask while my Av sports a week old picture of me.
Mid twenties. Though... could be deceptively younger.

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As for the rest of you, you're all adorable, lovable and I would gladly snuggle with any of you, except for the guys who aren't into that kind of thing, I would give you a manly handshake.
I'll take a handshake. As for the hugging, two bottles of wine and I'm anybodies
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Old May 6 2009, 10:01 PM   #198
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Old May 6 2009, 10:03 PM   #199
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huh, i shoulda stuck with the Corvette. everyone ignored me.
I was going to respond, but I get you confused with Calhoun24.

Are you the NASCAR fan?

Either way, nice picture. Where were you 20 years ago?
no.

i was eleven. i was in my final year of primary school. i wasn't really into girls. i was mad keen on Transformers and GI Joe. (that last hasn't changed - someone)
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Old May 6 2009, 10:05 PM   #200
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no. i'm the Punisher.
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Old May 6 2009, 10:07 PM   #201
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huh, i shoulda stuck with the Corvette. everyone ignored me.
I was going to respond, but I get you confused with Calhoun24.

Are you the NASCAR fan?

Either way, nice picture. Where were you 20 years ago?
no.

i was eleven. i was in my final year of primary school. i wasn't really into girls. i was mad keen on Transformers and GI Joe. (that last hasn't changed - someone)
Apologies - there were so many new posts overnight (for me) - I knew I'd forget to multi-quote one of them!

I was going to say that I think that pic of you makes a good avatar. Your frown suits the t-shirt
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Old May 6 2009, 10:07 PM   #202
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Thank you.

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huh, i shoulda stuck with the Corvette. everyone ignored me.
Well, I figure it's not a good idea not to draw the attention of the Punisher.
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Old May 6 2009, 10:12 PM   #203
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I was going to respond, but I get you confused with Calhoun24.

Are you the NASCAR fan?

Either way, nice picture. Where were you 20 years ago?
no.

i was eleven. i was in my final year of primary school. i wasn't really into girls. i was mad keen on Transformers and GI Joe. (that last hasn't changed - someone)
Apologies - there were so many new posts overnight (for me) - I knew I'd forget to multi-quote one of them!

I was going to say that I think that pic of you makes a good avatar. Your frown suits the t-shirt
truthfully, it's cuz the sun was in ma face.

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Old May 6 2009, 10:20 PM   #204
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Hey folks, an idea for something we could do on this board crossed my mind the other day and now I'm eager to know what my fellow Trek BBS posters think about it. And please be nice to me, as I'm not prepared for my idea to be shot down.

I like to think of this whole site as a true community. Now, I know that many here despise the mere thought of social networking sites. And really, I do, too. If it wasn't for my band's MySpace profile I'd probably not come anywhere near MySpace. But I found that this board can serve similar functions. Granted, I don't know everyone around here. Hell, I don't even like everyone. But I found many posters that I like and a few I now consider friends. Well, and I think that is a wonderful thing!

However, I was thinking about a way to celebrate the thought of this site as a community. I often found that many posters (myself included) use avatars to (visually) define themselves around here. And just think about it, many times you don't even have to read people's screen name to recognize them; you already know them by their avatar. I know I do. I got this idea when I witnessed a conversation in another thread the other day where one poster found it questionable that another used a picture of himself as his avatar. This had me thinking how many of us (kind of) hide behind funky avatar images. And I don't mean this to sound disdainful. That's basically why I use avatars, too. Because you can show off your interests. But what if only for once we would show ourselves?

So, finally, here's my idea: What if for one week we all try to use just an image of ourself as an avatar? Wouldn't that be nice? Wouldn't that make our posts even more personal? We'd get to know each other more. And these avatars wouldn't even have to be simple portrays. You could be creative! You could do virtually everything you'd like. Have you seen J. Allen's current avatar, for example? That's what I'm talking about. I'd love to see you all in your avatars. Even if just for one week.

So, what do y'all think? Is this even feasible? Any suggestion for improvements? Am I an idiot?
1.) If you really hate MySpace, try using Facebook for your band instead. It's at least more professional looking than MySpace. There aren't very many stupid surveys going around, either.

2.) My avatar, more often than not, is used for comedic effect. It will stay that way.

3.) I don't feel like revealing my face to anyone. You people can't handle something that beautiful anyway.
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Old May 6 2009, 10:23 PM   #205
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I'm looking kinda Romulan in my pic.

Explains a lot.
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Old May 6 2009, 10:24 PM   #206
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^Actually, you look like Captain Braxton.
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Old May 6 2009, 10:28 PM   #207
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^Actually, you look like Captain Braxton.


Actually, that's not entirely wrong!
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Old May 6 2009, 10:41 PM   #208
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Flukie, why are you in 1981?
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Old May 6 2009, 10:46 PM   #209
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Flukie, why are you in 1981?
Could be worse. I'm in 1985.
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Old May 6 2009, 10:47 PM   #210
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It's a leftover from my Gene Hunt Ashes to Ashes avatars.
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