Avatars----personal property or freely used by anyone?

Discussion in 'Brown Cafe Polls' started by Sailboat422, Nov 10, 2014.

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Are avatars personal property or can they freely be used by anyone?

  1. Yes, they are personal property.

    13.3%
  2. No, they can be freely used by anyone.

    46.7%
  3. Don't care

    40.0%
  1. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    ...who can't help subconsciously imagining other users as their avatar pic? Anything IVE GOTTA PACKAGE 4U posts I can't help but picture Gumby saying it. And Upstate, I'm sorry but you are a cat in my mind.
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    In the thread "Finally...." a new member selected an avatar that has been used exclusively by a senior member since 2007. The newbie meant no harm but the senior member took offense to the point where he demanded the newbie find a new avatar. The newbie at first thought that he was joking but when he realized that he wasn't he quickly found a new avatar, which is basically a different image of the same person.

    This brings up the question as to whether avatars are considered to be personal property or whether they can be freely used by anyone.

    What do you think?
     
  3. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    It led to confusion and he was told by more than 3 members before I said anything.

    I also messaged him on his profile 2 weeks prior privately.
     
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  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    That's nice.

    You didn't answer the question.
     
  5. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

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  6. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    OMG
     
  7. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    A few months ago several people started using other people's avatars to joke around. They got cheryl smacked for doing it so respecting avatars has been unwritten rule.
     
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  8. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    If someone uses an avatar for a long time on a forum and is known by it, other members pointed it out to him.
     
  9. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Hey Dave. I think I remember someone using the wedding pic of you that you posted as there avatar before. If I remember correctly, you threw a hissy fit........
     
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  10. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    If anyone wants mine, they can have it.

    Be forewarned, it's something of a hate magnet.
     
  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Well, Dave....you practically had a S* fit when I borrowed a mirror image of your Rowdy avatar (courtesy of cachsux) last year...lol. How can any image that a person posts on the internet (unless copyrighted) still be considered personal property?? As long as someone is not stealing your identity....personal pics posted for anyone to see should be fair game.....especialy to make memes. 8-)
     
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  12. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Btw......Hi Heff :)
     
  13. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Hi BB58
     
  14. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Should I?
     
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  15. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    You going to open that can of worms ????? LOL
     
  16. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Don't be skeered. Lol.
     
  17. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Our boy recently reposted a picture of himself inside his, uummmm, condo.

    Shouldn't take long to find.;)






    (Edit: if/when I find it, how many of you want me to send it to you?)
     
  18. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Exactly. More than anything it's confusing as hell for the rest of us.
     
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  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Big difference.
     
  20. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Ta-freaking-da.












    Ninja change, Davey.