Your Favorite(Current) Avatars in the TrekBBS

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by cooleddie74, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. Chemahkuu

    Chemahkuu Admiral Admiral

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    I don't know who to choose, most people on the board have funny, witty, well made avatar's or at least something pretty interesting.
     
  2. Count Zero

    Count Zero Watching Moderator

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    I was thinking of changing my av but now that it's been mentioned here twice I'd feel bad about it. :lol:
     
  3. Shaytan

    Shaytan Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Yeps, same thing. Maybe I will keep Jiji a little ;)
     
  4. Count Zero

    Count Zero Watching Moderator

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    I like her (or him), too. :)
     
  5. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    I addressed the file size issue in my post. I even made note of the fact that your avatar was inefficiently large, in terms of file size, for it's dimensions, and made your avatar less than half it's original file size without a significant reduction in quality.

    As for linking larger file size avatars, no. You can't, because the board software will tell you the file size is too big. Quite honestly, a static 150x150 .jpg should never exceed 140KB in file size. If you're wanting to make an animated avatar, it's relatively easy to keep it under 140KB unless it's monstrously complex.

    Here are a few of my previously used animated avatars, all well under 140KB:

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    THESE were under the 65KB animated gif restriction:

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    This was my first animated gif avatar on TBBS, clocking in at a whopping 7KB:
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    There's no reason why one can't create a nice animated gif under 140KB. It's just not necessary to expand that for now.
     
  6. Skywalker

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    I hated it because I was going to make an avatar of that gif until I saw he'd already beaten me to it. :p

    But it wouldn't have been the same without "The Circle is Now Complete," so maybe it was for the best.
     
  7. Deranged Nasat

    Deranged Nasat Vice Admiral Admiral

    Same here. In fact, off the top of my head, that's probably my favourite of the recent bunch.
     
  8. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Skywalker! That avatar is awesome!
     
  9. Skywalker

    Skywalker Admiral Admiral

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    Thanks. :D
     
  10. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    Skywalker has had some very good ones - I remember really liking the "Ghost Rider" av.


    Don't hold on to them forever on my account, though. Both of you generally make interesting image choices, and I end up enjoying them far more often than not.
     
  11. cooleddie74

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    M'Sharak, you came agonizingly close to making my Top 25 but fell just a smidge short. :p I've been a lifelong devotee of WB Looney Tunes shorts and the Elmer/Bugs standoffs and showdowns have always been some of my favorites of those old cartoons. If you do change your avatar anytime soon might I suggest a "What's Opera, Doc?" theme? Elmer in viking horns has always been a priceless memory of my childhood.
     
  12. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Beats and the Shouting Moderator

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    I must say I really liked your Spock-Fro.

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  13. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    teacake reminded me how much I liked my Carl Spock. Im considering bringing him back...not right now, but maybe soon. When the mood hits.

    Can you, like, dig the vibes I'm sendin' out, Brother Binary?
     
  14. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Beats and the Shouting Moderator

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    I'm no Herbert!

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  15. Data Holmes

    Data Holmes Admiral Admiral

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    Indeed.:mallory:
     
  16. flandry84

    flandry84 Captain Captain

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    Who was the guy whose avatar had one female blueshirt ravishing a female redshirt?

    Sorry for lowering the tone.
     
  17. Methos

    Methos Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    possibly one of mine flandry lol

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  18. Agent Richard07

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    I remember that one. It was a picture from Sexy Trek.
     
  19. cooleddie74

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    If we ever start a thread on most controversial avatars of all time then ol' CleverWombat would be in the running for at least one of the prizes in that category. In the middle of trying to remember the really great, commendable avatars from the last ten years my mind keeps getting drawn back to some of the controversial ones, and not necessarily because the images themselves were bad or even borderline offensive per se...but at times because they were used under false pretense. Wombat's marsupial with the headband and ninja weapons was a picture he claimed he made himself and then it turned out it was a photo available on the web that he simply appropriated and decided to pass off as his own brainchild. The guy claimed it was his original creation, which caused a little bit of a verbal shitstorm if I remember correctly.

    That's happened a couple of times over the years. Not. Cool. Avatars should be lots of fun to post and use and it shouldn't matter if you got the image someplace else. If it isn't already obvious, just come out and say "I found this online and thought it was the bee's knees"...don't lie and say you created the image from scratch and that it was your personal baby, because this is the Google Age. It isn't too hard to find out that you've been lying. ;)
     
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  20. RandyS

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    I didn't even make the list?!?

    I'm insulted beyond reason!!

    Who cares if you don't like me, but to NOT like the second best sci-fi show in history is just weird.

    ;)