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  1. Jan 30, 2006 #1
    Hello Forum.

    This looks like a great website. I look forward to lots of interesting and challenging discussions.

    How long do you have to be here and how many posts before you get an avatar?

    -- William Thompson
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2006
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  3. Jan 30, 2006 #2
    You can get one now... just pay 25 bucks (US) or what ever the euro or pound equiv is. you get a 1 year contributorship and you get to have an avatar... among other things.
     
  4. Jan 30, 2006 #3
    I was just poking around and I noticed that too. That is a pretty good idea to make money for webmasters. I might borrow that myself in the future.
     
  5. Jan 30, 2006 #4

    honestrosewater

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    Welcome to PF, <enter username here>!!!!!!!!!!!11 :biggrin:

    That's a long name you have there, William Thompson. Do you like Willie T? I think it's catchy.
     
  6. Jan 30, 2006 #5

    arildno

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    What about Thumpy or willie thump, HRW?
     
  7. Jan 30, 2006 #6
    Since I stand by what I say, I like to use my real name and not hide behind a username or nick name or handle. I am not suggesting that that is what people do. I am just saying that I like to use my real name because it keeps me honest and I hope it makes people take me more seriously and think twice before disagreeing with me. It hasn't happened yet, it seems. But hope is eternal.

    Back in college, I used to use "Replicant" because I was a big Blade Runner fan.
     
  8. Jan 30, 2006 #7

    Lisa!

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    Although I'm not forum, but anyway

    Hello and welcome!:smile:
     
  9. Jan 30, 2006 #8

    arildno

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    I'm sure HRW only said what she did out of a desire for replication.
    Don't take her seriously, I'm the only one around here to do so.
     
  10. Jan 30, 2006 #9
    if you didnt have the p in thompson you'd have the name of lord kelvin :biggrin:

    anyway, i dont think people will take you less Seriously because you use nicknames...
    atleast i dont, i base my judgement on what you say regardless of who you are, or who you claim to be.
     
  11. Jan 30, 2006 #10
    For $25 bucks an avtar and contributor medal, for $100 bucks you get a homework helper medal, for $200 a science advisor, for $500 a pF mentor, for $1000 bucks a PF guru badge.
     
  12. Jan 30, 2006 #11

    arildno

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    And, not the least, for £2000, you get Cyrus.
     
  13. Jan 30, 2006 #12

    Moonbear

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    Oh, we'll give him away free if someone is willing to take him. :tongue:

    Welcome to PF William! I wouldn't recommend becoming a contributor JUST to get an avatar. Folks who contribute here usually do it because they believe in the goals of the site and think it provides a valuable educational resource. The avatar and signature are just perks...a way of saying thank-you to those who contribute.

    As for not hiding behind a nickname, that's a lot easier when you have such a common name, isn't it? :biggrin: Around here, we don't take anyone very seriously in General Discussion :tongue2:, but everyone is taken seriously in the science discussions (even if it means we think they're seriously wrong :rolleyes:).
     
  14. Jan 30, 2006 #13
    :frown: Im willing to pay for someone to take me.... :frown:
     
  15. Jan 30, 2006 #14

    honestrosewater

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    Oh, I'm sure whoever takes you will pay, in a manner of speaking.
     
  16. Jan 30, 2006 #15

    Evo

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    How much will you pay? :tongue2:
     
  17. Jan 30, 2006 #16

    Lisa!

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    Could you please tell me what cyruc means?:blushing:
     
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