Giantbomb I have just discovered a problem I never knew I had.
It started yesterday when I bought myself a new pet hedgehog and decided that she would make a lovely mascot for my online persona. So I take a couple of photos of her, find the perfect one and set to upload it as my new avatar. The only thing is when I got round to doing it, I found it reallyt difficult. I've been chatting on forums for close to a decade now and the majority of that time I've always used the same avatar.
Granted, I was never the hugest poster on GB but I'm sure there's someone on here that goes, "Hey I know that proifle pic, it's that dude!" and I know when it comes to me, I I look to a persons picture to see who it is talking before I even think to look at their user name. There's certainly people on this forum I can spot and recognise by their avatar andknow exactly what type of post I'm in for reading.
So I eventually pulled the trigger and changed it, but it still feels weird to me....kind of like having a haircut in real life I guess.
So do duders out there have this issue? Could you imagine changing your avatar? Do you routinely change it? Am I crazy or is this a genuine problem people have?