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Poll: How do you remember users by? (191 votes)

Their avatar pictures if they change them it confuses me 64%
Their username 17%
What they write 1%
I remember nothing 9%
Seriously stop making polls you are the worse at it. 9%

Personally I remember people by their avatar pictures and occasionally I get confused when people change them just checking to see if I am the only dope that does this.

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#1 Posted by Video_Game_King (36565 posts) -

I wish this was a multiple choice poll, since I don't do it just one way.

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#2 Posted by JJWeatherman (14897 posts) -

Avatars. My main gripe with the current scaled mobile site is the lack of avatars in the forums. I get so lost.

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#3 Posted by dungbootle (2502 posts) -

Smell

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#4 Posted by pr1mus (4158 posts) -

Mostly with the avatar. As long as they don't change it every other week. It was easier with the differently colored name on the old site.

I've been using my current avatar for a good 5-6 years.

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#5 Posted by joshthebear (2704 posts) -

Avatars, which makes the mobile site kind of rough.

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#6 Posted by Mrsignerman44 (1105 posts) -

I remember users that have wronged me in anyway and label them as dead men.

Or I just look at their avatars.

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#7 Posted by pyromagnestir (4418 posts) -

Sex appeal. Thus I only remember @sexytoad because he's the sexiest.

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#8 Posted by Milkman (18829 posts) -

Their opinions on sexism.

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#9 Posted by crusader8463 (14759 posts) -

I go by their icons. I go by faces in real life and I'm terrible at remembering names.

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#10 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3413 posts) -

Avatars first, then names.

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#11 Posted by LiquidPrince (16810 posts) -

I remember users that have wronged me in anyway and label them as dead men.

Or I just look at their avatars.

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#12 Posted by joshthebear (2704 posts) -
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#13 Edited by Mrsignerman44 (1105 posts) -

@mrsignerman44 said:

I remember users that have wronged me in anyway and label them as dead men.

Or I just look at their avatars.

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Thank you so much, it's been too long since I've seen this. YOHOHOHO

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#14 Edited by cloudnineboya (990 posts) -

shit man is that ryan without a BEARD!!

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#15 Edited by JasonR86 (10148 posts) -

I'd like to think that I'm remembered because of my winning personality.

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#16 Edited by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

  • [x] Their avatar pictures if they change them it confuses me
  • [x] Their username
  • [x] What they write
  • [ ] I remember nothing
  • [ ] Seriously stop making polls you are the worse at it.

VOTE CASTED

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#17 Posted by pyromagnestir (4418 posts) -

  • [x] Their avatar pictures if they change them it confuses me
  • [x] Their username
  • [x] What they write
  • [ ] I remember nothing
  • [ ] Seriously stop making polls you are the worse at it.

VOTE CASTED

My real answer would probably look like that. Although for most users I only remember the name and avatar combination, actually remembering what the users write requires they consistently write something memorable, mostly good memorable, sometimes bad memorable. It throws me a little when users change avatars, but not much.

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#18 Edited by D2Girls (4 posts) -

Well usually by avatars. I'm new here though so I don't know any of you. D:

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#19 Edited by laserbolts (5506 posts) -

Avatars. When people change their avatars I usually just think they left the site.

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#20 Posted by Kinapuff (267 posts) -

Generally by avatars, but some names stick for certain.

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#21 Posted by ChadMasterFlash (1000 posts) -

Usually avatars or username. Sometimes by what people write, like that troll guy, if I see "Black OPs 2 is the best game ever" I instantly know who wrote it.

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#22 Edited by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@d2girls: Welcome to the site!

Also, as a user who's almost obsessed with changing my avatar that poll result makes me really sad. : (

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#23 Posted by TruthTellah (9801 posts) -

People's name is usually what I associate with them, but user image is certainly important.

@cloudenvy: heh. Don't let it discourage you. Your user images usually fall within a range, and your name is pretty identifiable(at least to me). Your posting is also rather consistent. So, as a total package, you're decently memorable no matter what your user image is.

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#24 Posted by Pikawai (137 posts) -

"Their avatar pictures if they change them it confuses me", yep, that's me right there! However, if I ever interact with someone in a meaningful way, I'll make sure to remember their user-name instead.

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#25 Edited by Genkkaku (756 posts) -

Mostly Avatar.. but sometimes I'll just remember a person by the username..

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#26 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5150 posts) -

@ravenlight said:

  • [x] Their avatar pictures if they change them it confuses me
  • [x] Their username
  • [x] What they write
  • [ ] I remember nothing
  • [ ] Seriously stop making polls you are the worse at it.

VOTE CASTED

This sums it up really well. Except it doesn't confuse me when someone changes his/her avatar picture because of the other 2 points.

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#27 Posted by Vexxan (4630 posts) -

Y'all just avatars to me.

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#28 Posted by Fattony12000 (8200 posts) -

Their musk.

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#29 Posted by Winternet (8374 posts) -

There is a way to make polls with multiple choices.

That said, it's a combination of username and avatar. But, mostly username by now.

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#30 Edited by TobbRobb (5865 posts) -

It's in tiers for me.

  • User's I don't remember/recognize.
  • User's I only recognize by Avatar.
  • User's I recognize by name and Avatar.
  • User's I recognize by all that and style of writing, and to some extent understand their mindset.
  • User's I give a shit about.
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#31 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3497 posts) -

I'm an inveterate lurker, so it's easy for me to recognise avatars and the users behind them.

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#32 Edited by LackingSaint (2130 posts) -

The kindness in their heart.

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#33 Posted by DarthOrange (4175 posts) -

I used to use a persons mini bio to remember them so with that gone now I only remember a few usernames.

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#34 Edited by 49th (3443 posts) -

I definately recognise people most by their avatar, coincidentally I just changed mine.

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#35 Posted by Tylea002 (2382 posts) -

Street names.

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#36 Posted by Phatmac (5928 posts) -

Their avatar and name.

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#37 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4748 posts) -

@tobbrobb said:

It's in tiers for me.

  • User's I don't remember/recognize.
  • User's I only recognize by Avatar.
  • User's I recognize by name and Avatar.
  • User's I recognize by all that and style of writing, and to some extent understand their mindset.
  • User's I give a shit about.

Things kinda works for me as well. I'm not surprised by the results honestly. One of the reasons I kept the same Avatar for so long. Main thing I just like it and can't find a better one.

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#38 Posted by Petiew (1413 posts) -

@cloudenvy: Welcome to the site cloudenvy, I like your avatar!

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#39 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@truthtellah: Yay, there's still hope for me! Now to focus on becoming more than decently memorable...

@petiew: GOD DAMN YOU!

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#40 Posted by MattGrant (130 posts) -

By scent.

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#41 Edited by Oscar__Explosion (2936 posts) -

Taste

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#42 Posted by Lind_L_Taylor (4122 posts) -

Avatars. My main gripe with the current scaled mobile site is the lack of avatars in the forums. I get so lost.

I totally recognized you by the avatar...lol...what's up JJ? :)

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#43 Posted by Nightriff (7020 posts) -

Avatar picture and eventually by username, DON'T CHANGE YOUR PICTURE!!!

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#44 Posted by Poppduder (502 posts) -

I recognize OP from their avatar picture. Mechs are fucking awesome. I hate when @animasta changes their profile picture, because I like their opinion and dont really want to miss it. Also the one guy who started the "blame women for rape" thread a few weeks ago. I wont forget his avatar.

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#45 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4316 posts) -

I have more than a 5-second memory. Username.

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#46 Edited by ArtelinaRose (1992 posts) -

Mostly by avatar, but I also remember usernames of people I enjoy and/or respect. If I don't recognize an avatar, I check the username.

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#47 Posted by iam3green (14368 posts) -

their avatar and post count. usually i just think o i have seen this person around from their post count. a few of them from their name.

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#48 Posted by Brodehouse (10827 posts) -

Are we talking in like the first .5 seconds of viewing a post? Probably whatever colors are in their avatar, since the brain processes colors faster than shapes or words. After two seconds the name, because we've made this habit of distinguishing ourselves from other people by using the specificity of certain phonemes to mark ourselves as separate individual entities. Otherwise it would be difficult to differentiate this one from that one, or whether they are different whatsoever.

I'm sure a lot of people remember me because I'm the pedant who says annoying things like the above.

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#49 Posted by Toxin066 (3461 posts) -

I almost exclusively know users by avatars.

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#50 Posted by gogosox82 (452 posts) -

The avatar usually is first for me then their user name and what they write.