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#1 Offline Smooth Jazz

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Posted May 04 2012 - 10:11 PM

How do you imagine other bzp members? I usually imagine them as their avatars, which can be akward for those who change their avatars often.
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#2 Offline HAZMAT

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Posted May 04 2012 - 10:26 PM

As cats with funny captions floating over their heads.
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Posted May 04 2012 - 10:31 PM

I usually imagine other BZP members that have been on this site for a long time as staff for some reason.

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Posted May 04 2012 - 11:05 PM

As people hunched over computer keyboards, cackling maniacally, slapping the refresh button habitually and sweating exclusively through their mouth.Unless I've met them, and then I just know them as crazy people.
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#5 Offline Ballom

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Posted May 04 2012 - 11:20 PM

Sumiki pretty much sums it up. It's mostly cackling, really. Lots and lots of cackling.~B~
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Posted May 04 2012 - 11:27 PM

I imagine them as people. :P
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Posted May 05 2012 - 12:03 AM

I imagine them as awesome people who do amazing things.
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Posted May 05 2012 - 12:42 AM

I pretty much imagine you as your avatar.
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Posted May 05 2012 - 03:42 AM

... I don't imagine them. O.oI mean, usually I associate someone's name with their avatar, but other than that... I don't really see a sense in imagining what they look like. :shrugs:
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Posted May 05 2012 - 06:11 AM

... I don't imagine them. O.oI mean, usually I associate someone's name with their avatar, but other than that... I don't really see a sense in imagining what they look like. :shrugs:

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Posted May 05 2012 - 06:19 AM

What Taka said. Never imagined anyone.
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Posted May 05 2012 - 06:35 AM

For me, it usually has something to do with their proto points gauge.
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Posted May 05 2012 - 06:43 AM

Words. Their words are how they appear to me, and I see the words as them. It's kind of strange.Apart from the staff, who I imagine as the pictures in the staff bios.
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Posted May 05 2012 - 07:02 AM

... I don't imagine them. O.oI mean, usually I associate someone's name with their avatar, but other than that... I don't really see a sense in imagining what they look like. :shrugs:

Same for me.

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Posted May 05 2012 - 12:03 PM

The avatar sometimes comes into play when imagining a member, as does their signoff tag, and their sig. Between those three, I can typically get a rough idea of their interests and then match a general face to those sorts of interests. I guess I'm playing upon stereotypes a bit with that, but it's harmless, I assure you.-Ced
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Posted May 05 2012 - 12:24 PM

The avatar sometimes comes into play when imagining a member, as does their signoff tag, and their sig. Between those three, I can typically get a rough idea of their interests and then match a general face to those sorts of interests. I guess I'm playing upon stereotypes a bit with that, but it's harmless, I assure you.-Ced

I would like to point out that in some cases the interests/about me section on the profile page holds more information than the signoff tag or signature. ;)

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Posted May 05 2012 - 12:31 PM

The avatar sometimes comes into play when imagining a member, as does their signoff tag, and their sig. Between those three, I can typically get a rough idea of their interests and then match a general face to those sorts of interests. I guess I'm playing upon stereotypes a bit with that, but it's harmless, I assure you.-Ced

I would like to point out that in some cases the interests/about me section on the profile page holds more information than the signoff tag or signature. ;)

I think that's the case most of the time. I'm just lazy. =P-Ced

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Posted May 05 2012 - 12:32 PM

The avatar sometimes comes into play when imagining a member, as does their signoff tag, and their sig. Between those three, I can typically get a rough idea of their interests and then match a general face to those sorts of interests. I guess I'm playing upon stereotypes a bit with that, but it's harmless, I assure you.-Ced

I would like to point out that in some cases the interests/about me section on the profile page holds more information than the signoff tag or signature. ;)

I think that's the case most of the time. I'm just lazy. =P-Ced

Aww, but it's just one click! =/I mean, stereotypes can be rather, uh, annoying, but hey, who am I to judge your methods. ^_^

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Posted May 05 2012 - 12:41 PM

I rarely imagine someone basing on something which isn't really reality-based. However, avatars sometimes make me think about a member's overall interests and behavior.
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Posted May 05 2012 - 12:42 PM

The avatar sometimes comes into play when imagining a member, as does their signoff tag, and their sig. Between those three, I can typically get a rough idea of their interests and then match a general face to those sorts of interests. I guess I'm playing upon stereotypes a bit with that, but it's harmless, I assure you.-Ced

I would like to point out that in some cases the interests/about me section on the profile page holds more information than the signoff tag or signature. ;)

I think that's the case most of the time. I'm just lazy. =P-Ced

Aww, but it's just one click! =/I mean, stereotypes can be rather, uh, annoying, but hey, who am I to judge your methods. ^_^

Y'know what? Fair enough. The next time I feel like I'm stereotyping a member by the stuff I see in a single post, I'll click their profile for more info. You inspired some change today. :)-Ced

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Posted May 05 2012 - 12:54 PM

I use their avatars and sigs. Example: B6 I see as a cloaked mastermind with flaming hands. Which I'm sure he is.
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Posted May 05 2012 - 12:56 PM

If I've seen a picture of them, I imagine them as looking like that.Unfortunately, this can have unintended side effects. For instance:In my mind, Smeag is always playing guitar. Even while typing.Rayg is always making a rage face.Nuju Metru parkours everywhere.So yeah, my imagination tends to screw with my perception a little bit. :P
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Posted May 05 2012 - 01:29 PM

As people hunched over computer keyboards, cackling maniacally, slapping the refresh button habitually and sweating exclusively through their mouth.Unless I've met them, and then I just know them as crazy people.

Sumiki that would be you........or me.I imagine them as people who are a lot like me.

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Posted May 05 2012 - 02:04 PM

i think of them as people who never eat, sleep, bathe, or shave!
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Posted May 05 2012 - 02:50 PM

i think of them as people who never eat, sleep, bathe, or shave!

That's kind of scary.

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Posted May 05 2012 - 04:35 PM

As people hunched over computer keyboards, cackling maniacally, slapping the refresh button habitually and sweating exclusively through their mouth.Unless I've met them, and then I just know them as crazy people.

I can sweat through my mouth? :PBut as for me, I find it hard to imagine DeeVee, or B6, or Makaru, or anyone else for that matter, hunched over a laptop typing furiously. It just doesn't work. So typically I resort to seeing them as their avatar.

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Posted May 05 2012 - 04:57 PM

As people hunched over computer keyboards, cackling maniacally, slapping the refresh button habitually and sweating exclusively through their mouth.Unless I've met them, and then I just know them as crazy people.

Since I make the vast majority of posts from my iDevice, this image could use some revision. :)

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Posted May 05 2012 - 05:33 PM

I honestly don't really know, but I feel that they're just regular people. :) Pretty straightforward.Although I do admit, I have a few friends here that might not be...
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Posted May 05 2012 - 05:34 PM

Whenever I imagine people on the internet, then see a picture of them, they're nothing like what I imagined. So I try not to imagine them :P
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Posted May 05 2012 - 05:50 PM

I normally don't imagine people. I never really thought of it... Only time I do is when I see a picture of them or a self drawing, that's the only time I imagine them.~Soran
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Posted May 05 2012 - 05:54 PM

As people hunched over computer keyboards, cackling maniacally, slapping the refresh button habitually and sweating exclusively through their mouth.Unless I've met them, and then I just know them as crazy people.

Vice versa for me

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Posted May 05 2012 - 10:39 PM

I imagine them as these medium-sized rectangles with text, in the internet. Weird huh.
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Posted May 06 2012 - 07:06 AM

How do you imagine other bzp members?

As strange people.But aren't we all?

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Posted May 06 2012 - 07:31 AM

I imagine them all as Lovecraftian horrors, tap-tapping away at the keyboard with horrific tendrils and tentacles, or claws or pincers. Whatever seems appropriate.
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Posted May 06 2012 - 10:22 AM

I usually picture BZPower members by the image they set through there posts, so their attitude reflects my idea of who they are. I've also met a good deal of BZPower members at LEGO stores, conventions and one at my own school.
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Posted May 07 2012 - 12:54 AM

Sometimes i do what Toa of Smooth Jazz does. (^ I just did it with Meiko there)Other times i imagine other things that aren't human. Hmm '_'edit: oops.

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Posted May 08 2012 - 04:00 PM

I imagine Storm Troopers. True story.

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Posted May 08 2012 - 04:13 PM

If I've seen a picture of them, I imagine them as looking like that.Unfortunately, this can have unintended side effects. For instance:In my mind, Smeag is always playing guitar. Even while typing.Rayg is always making a rage face.Nuju Metru parkours everywhere.So yeah, my imagination tends to screw with my perception a little bit. :P

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Posted May 08 2012 - 05:04 PM

I don't really imagine other BZPers - if I see pictures of them, I know what they look like, sure, but I just don't see a reason why, I guess. However, Aderia's saying of imagining them as storm-troopers is a humorous outlook. :P
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Posted May 08 2012 - 05:46 PM

I imagine you all as cartoon animals singing folk songs on long roadtrips with Chevy Chase. 'Cuz that's how awesome you all are.P.S. TO THE NUIMOIBLE!!:tohu:
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