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Do users' profile pictures affect your opinion of them?

  

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  1. 1. Do users' profile pictures affect your opinion of them?

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    • No
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Avatars and Sigs are like the outfits of the Internet. I believe you can tell a lot about someone by the avie they choose,not just who the their avie is but the poses and the facial expressions of the character/s in their avie as well. They give away a bit of the user's personality.

Edited by Maple Berry

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Certain user pictures might give away possible personality types, among other traits.

Either way. I refrain from having an opinion based on so little information.

I would feel ignorant otherwise, a judgmental hypocrite.

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When I can actually tell what show or whatever their avatar is from, I find it cool to see if they share similar interests with me or not because of it.

But outside of that, I don't really know how much it affects my opinion on people I haven't met.

Edited by cmarston1

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I tend to make a voice for what you post based on your profile picture. It makes reading the forums rather entertaining lol. 

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It definitely gives me something to remember them by, but it doesn't alter my opinion of someone personally, unless it was something really offensive. If it were that though it wouldn't be around long anyways.

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Well, I just completely misread someone by going from their profile picture and their info in general. But I still think, your profile picture should reflect something about you.

Edited by trademark2

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If it's any kind of porn yeah, but otherwise no. Looked at that stuff when I was younger, found it pretty boring and lame then too xD

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Not really; I care more about the content of your posts than the profile picture and signature. On mobile, the profile pictures are practically pinpricks anyway.

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I used to hide users' join dates and post counts on another forum, Smashboards, because it made me bias a person's post based on them. Older and more active users made me think better of their posts, so I went to settings and hid them. Avatars don't have the same effect on me because they're not measurable

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I used to hide users' join dates and post counts on another forum, Smashboards, because it made me bias a person's post based on them. Older and more active users made me think better of their posts, so I went to settings and hid them. Avatars don't have the same effect on me because they're not measurable

That bring up another question. If someone's avatar doesn't affect your opinions of them or their posts, then how about the little badge under their avatar?

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That bring up another question. If someone's avatar doesn't affect your opinions of them or their posts, then how about the little badge under their avatar?

Me specifically? IDK, I'm not an active user and I don't enjoy using forums anymore. I don't know everything about every badge

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Me specifically? IDK, I'm not an active user and I don't enjoy using forums anymore. I don't know everything about every badge

Well, the badges are awarded based upon the amount of posts you've made (click on one of them to see how many each one is worth.) so it would give you an idea of how seasoned a forum user is. Then there are also admin/moderator/sectional staff badges.

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That bring up another question. If someone's avatar doesn't affect your opinions of them or their posts, then how about the little badge under their avatar?

I don't even notice that badge, only the avatar. Wow... I didn't even notice my post count badge was gone come to think of it. I like this one but it was fun to see how many posts I had

Edited by trademark2

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Sometime, but only because its the first thing you notice about any pony. All in all I love every pony!

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Not in a bad way but voices and personalities are created in my head based on avatars that contain certain characters, it often confuses me because if someone has a Rarity profile picture for example I'll base their voice and personality off her even if they're not even similar.

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Not really. All it says is what they like really.

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No, not so much. Unless it's a profile picture of something I like, in which I'm inclined to like them more.

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I'd really like to say no, but I think it does a little, at least on subconscious level. If someone has an actual drawn image of their OC or persona or somesuch for their avatar, then it's pretty easy to make the conclusion they're putting a bit more effort into how they present themselves than someone who's got a seemingly random screenshot for their avatar. It doesn't outweigh the actual content of their post, but it just might make people pay more attention.

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Not my opinion from them, it affects little bit how I think their personality if I haven chatted with them, but I don't like nor dislike someone because of their avatar. 

Edited by The Cerberus

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To be honest, I'm kinda more interested to interact with people with an MLP related pic. as you however see is that just a first sight moment, because i do have friends too without pony pics XD

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Of course it does, it's natural in normal life too, the more unique the person the easier they attract your attention, you see a profile picture of a different kind you always seem to have your attention caught by it ^^ ORRRR Thats just me, maybe who knows.

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To be honest, I'm kinda more interested to interact with people with an MLP related pic. as you however see is that just a first sight moment, because i do have friends too without pony pics XD

This dude.

This dude gets it :V

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Not really the profile picture by itself but combined with certain ways of typing can cause me to judge them.  IE somebody named Craftman2004 with a minecraft profile picture typing in all caps would either be a troll or a really young child.  Somebody with a historical figure as their profile picture who types out long replies using facts to support arguments would be somebody who knows what they are talking about.  That's kind of how I judge people.

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