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Visualizing fellow PF members

  1. Feb 14, 2016 #1
    Drakkith has already initiated a post on this, but I wanted to ask this again:

    How do you visualise a PF member when you interact with them? Do you see them as their avatars? What if they don't have one? Do you visualise them by their names? What if their names and avatars collide (like mine does)?

    I associate most of you guys as popular characters. I will post my views after a few replies (if any come that is).

    PS: There is no point discussing how you visualize me. My profile pic is an authentic pic of mine. Then why the weird name, you ask? I am under cover.

    Shh, don't tell my mom.
     
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  3. Feb 14, 2016 #2

    wolram

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    Like any audience i speak to i imagine them naked, but in reality one gets a notion of their age and sex from posts.
     
  4. Feb 14, 2016 #3

    jim hardy

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    Would it be sexist to observe "That sounds titillating" ?
     
  5. Feb 14, 2016 #4
    For those who I encounter the most, I have invented an appearance of real people. For those who I don't see often, I visualise their avatars. I don't remember nicknames easily.
     
  6. Feb 14, 2016 #5

    jim hardy

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    hmmm you don't come across as an introvert in a shell.
     
  7. Feb 14, 2016 #6

    fresh_42

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    Is this your only nightmare?
     
  8. Feb 14, 2016 #7

    jtbell

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    When I have a nightmare about speaking to an audience, I'm the one who's naked. ?:)
     
  9. Feb 14, 2016 #8
    I visualize all as cybernauts and don't give any gender to them. Or to be more specific I refer to all as "he" unless they make it clear they are "she". Not that I care anyway, I just want to talk.

    Confession:
    @Evo - I must confess I was terrified of this member when I first came here and I still am, a little. I saw her slaying users who broke the rules with great ability (I too was once a moderator in a forum a long time ago) and while I was making this face :bugeye: I was praying: "Please don't make her notice me, please don't make her notice me." And every time I would see this member I would go back to the rules and read them while shaking. This member is very mysterious to me and I am scared of things I don't know or understand. :sorry: I could try to start a conversation with this member and get to know it, but I'm too scared to even try it. :frown: To the main question of this thread: I visualize this member as a militant person (that's my visualization, that doesn't mean this person is like that). She is still a mystery to me, when she writes something, I don't even dare to reply. I want to let you know that I respect you very much... please don't scold me. *voice minimizes*
     
  10. Feb 14, 2016 #9

    Evo

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    Hmmm, Psinter, making a list, checking it twice, is this person naughty or nice?
     
  11. Feb 14, 2016 #10
    Nooooooooooo! I'm dead.
     
  12. Feb 14, 2016 #11

    Evo

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    I accept kitten pictures, well, any cute animal picture as a bribe.
     
  13. Feb 14, 2016 #12

    jim hardy

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    Hey Evo didnt you once have a lovely wooden boat avatar ?
     
  14. Feb 16, 2016 #13
    It's genetics. All that knowledge coming from your 134 year old dad.

    @Evo - Is your avatar an actual pic of yours? I am always confused.
     
  15. Feb 16, 2016 #14
    OK here are the pics I promised:

    1) @ZapperZ : Really seems like a nice guy. Professor Utonium seemed right.

    powerpuffgirlsclone9.jpg

    2) @Drakkith : Didn't leave me much choice. He is obviously Optimus.

    latest?cb=20120212160804.jpg

    3) @mfb : Somehow I don't know where to place him. I flirted with Jack Sparrow and Severus Snape, and decided on JS.

    http://www.disney.co.uk/cms_res/pirates-of-the-caribbean-4/characters/characters_jack.png

    OK. That's it for now. I have to look more people up. ?:)
     
  16. Feb 16, 2016 #15

    ZapperZ

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    HOW DARE YOU! Take that back!

    Zz.
     
  17. Feb 16, 2016 #16
    Okay my perceptions just changed. You get another pic in the next round Zz. :-p
     
  18. Feb 16, 2016 #17

    ZapperZ

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    Find something REALLY ugly, and with bad breath.

    Zz.
     
  19. Feb 16, 2016 #18

    mfb

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    Arrrrr!
    This is CrazyNinja after he met me:

    CrazyNinja.jpg
     
  20. Feb 16, 2016 #19
    Well, technically I'm a free turtle at sea. So I CAN be upside down and still make sense. A small poem in my tribute:

    I am a young turtle
    Free in the sea
    It does not matter, how
    One looks at me
     
  21. Feb 16, 2016 #20

    Drakkith

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    PF members, roll out!
     
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