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Re: Jdaw's New Avatar

Post by DRT » 09:17 Mon 12 May 2014

PhilW wrote:
DRT wrote:...and I much, much, much prefer to old one.
Erroneous and ambiguous; does this mean "prefer it to the old one" or "prefer the old one"?
A typo. Should be "prefer the old one"
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Re: Jdaw's New Avatar

Post by jdaw1 » 09:42 Mon 12 May 2014

jdaw1 wrote:Do people have an opinion about my new avatar?
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By request, shrunk.
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DRT wrote:Should be "prefer the old one"
My handsome visage not working for you? You’d really climb over me to get to an Imperial of 1966 Vintage Port?

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Post by djewesbury » 11:19 Mon 12 May 2014

Too me this is a powerful expression of the beauty of democracy. You asked us a question, JDAW, and we the people spoke. Phil and I expressed our admiration for the manly demeanour in your new avatar. DRT just about managed to communicate his unfathomable dislike for it. He was in the minority, and his view has been cast aside. However, in your beneficence, you have given way to one of his points and reduced the size of your avatar. Everybody is surely happy now, even Derek.
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Post by PhilW » 12:02 Mon 12 May 2014

djewesbury wrote:Phil and I expressed our admiration for the manly demeanour in your new avatar.
What?!! Where?!

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Re: Jdaw's New Avatar

Post by Glenn E. » 16:43 Mon 12 May 2014

PhilW wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Do people have an opinion about my new avatar?
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Someone has talent; very well captured, especially around the eyes and cheeks (though something strikes me as not quite right about the mouth).
I agree. Very well drawn.

I think that what's not quite right about the mouth may have something to do with an apostrophe crime. The expression is perhaps registering disapproval?
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Re: Jdaw's New Avatar

Post by DRT » 17:32 Mon 12 May 2014

jdaw1 wrote:You’d really climb over me to get to an Imperial of 1966 Vintage Port?
Yes, I really would.

The smaller version is better, but not yet small enough to be preferred over the JDAW trademark image.

This might pass that test:
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Post by jdaw1 » 17:53 Mon 12 May 2014

jdaw1 wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Do people have an opinion about my new avatar?
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Previous avatar:
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By request, shrunk.
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By request, shrunk.
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That is the size limit: no smaller.

Larger can be found at www.jdawiseman.com/author.html. (Yes, the JPS who joined us at The Dow Magnumonicon.)

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Post by jdaw1 » 18:07 Mon 12 May 2014

jdaw1 wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Do people have an opinion about my new avatar?
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Previous avatar:
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By request, shrunk.
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By request, shrunk.
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That is the size limit: no smaller.

Larger can be found at www.jdawiseman.com/author.html. (Yes, the JPS who joined us at The Dow Magnumonicon.)
Would you prefer an alternation?
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Re: Jdaw's New Avatar

Post by jdaw1 » 18:40 Mon 12 May 2014

It seems that phpBB has purged some images. I will edit posts to fix.

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Post by Andy Velebil » 15:13 Tue 13 May 2014

jdaw1 wrote:It seems that phpBB has purged some images. I will edit posts to fix.
I don't think it likes the new image. It keeps alternating between your old one and your new one on my computer. Kinda scary.

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Post by DRT » 16:08 Tue 13 May 2014

Andy Velebil wrote:Kinda scary.
Not as scary as this…

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Post by DRT » 16:09 Tue 13 May 2014

A request: could the first frame of the animated GIF be the placemat so that the handsomeness of its owner is subsequently revealed as a delightful surprise to the viewer?
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Post by Andy Velebil » 16:35 Tue 13 May 2014

Not as scary as this…
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Re: Jdaw's New Avatar

Post by DRT » 16:43 Tue 13 May 2014

DRT wrote:A request: could the first frame of the animated GIF be the placemat so that the handsomeness of its owner is subsequently revealed as a delightful surprise to the viewer?
Fixed silently. Thank you.

One more request: could both frames be exactly the same size? The current solution is somewhat inelegant.
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Re: Jdaw's New Avatar

Post by LGTrotter » 21:55 Tue 13 May 2014

I have many thoughts on the psychology that underlies this avatar. I am sure Margaret Mead would have something to say about it. On balance I am with Derek.

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Post by djewesbury » 23:54 Tue 13 May 2014

LGTrotter wrote:I have many thoughts on the psychology that underlies this avatar. I am sure Margaret Mead would have something to say about it. On balance I am with Derek.
Do you think of Julian as a rare and exotic anthropological case study?
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Re: Jdaw's New Avatar

Post by DRT » 23:58 Tue 13 May 2014

djewesbury wrote:
LGTrotter wrote:I have many thoughts on the psychology that underlies this avatar. I am sure Margaret Mead would have something to say about it. On balance I am with Derek.
Do you think of Julian as a rare and exotic anthropological case study?
I'm not sure I could agree with "exotic" but the rest of that sentence is hard to argue with.
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Post by Andy Velebil » 15:12 Wed 14 May 2014

DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
LGTrotter wrote:I have many thoughts on the psychology that underlies this avatar. I am sure Margaret Mead would have something to say about it. On balance I am with Derek.
Do you think of Julian as a rare and exotic anthropological case study?
I'm not sure I could agree with "exotic" but the rest of that sentence is hard to argue with.
Merriam Webster Dictionary:
ex·ot·ic
adjective \ig-ˈzä-tik\

: very different, strange, or unusual

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Re: Jdaw's New Avatar

Post by AW77 » 22:32 Wed 14 May 2014

My first thought when I saw the new avatar: Wow, John Travolta is on TPF now (the Travolta of 2014, not the one from SNF).
But that may be due to the fact that I had not yet the pleasure of meeting JDAW in person.
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Post by DRT » 22:33 Wed 14 May 2014

Andy Velebil wrote:Merriam Webster Dictionary:
ex·ot·ic
adjective \ig-ˈzä-tik\

: very different, strange, or unusual
The word exotic is derived from the Greek word for "foreign" and retains that connotation when used in UK English (meaning English). The Webster definition describes only part of what the word means in general usage on this side of the Atlantic.
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Post by DRT » 22:35 Wed 14 May 2014

AW77 wrote:My first thought when I saw the new avatar: Wow, John Travolta is on TPF
By strange co-incidence I am led to believe that JDAW can dance like John Travolta so you're not that far from the mark.
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Post by LGTrotter » 22:55 Wed 14 May 2014

DRT wrote:
AW77 wrote:My first thought when I saw the new avatar: Wow, John Travolta is on TPF
By strange co-incidence I am led to believe that JDAW can dance like John Travolta so you're not that far from the mark.
Should I be thinking Grease or heroin gangster?

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Re: Jdaw's New Avatar

Post by Glenn E. » 05:37 Thu 15 May 2014

LGTrotter wrote:
DRT wrote:
AW77 wrote:My first thought when I saw the new avatar: Wow, John Travolta is on TPF
By strange co-incidence I am led to believe that JDAW can dance like John Travolta so you're not that far from the mark.
Should I be thinking Grease or heroin gangster?
JDAW strikes me as more of a Michael than either of the above.
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Re: Jdaw's New Avatar

Post by Andy Velebil » 14:53 Thu 15 May 2014

LGTrotter wrote:
DRT wrote:
AW77 wrote:My first thought when I saw the new avatar: Wow, John Travolta is on TPF
By strange co-incidence I am led to believe that JDAW can dance like John Travolta so you're not that far from the mark.
Should I be thinking Grease or heroin gangster?
Was thinking an older Kevin Bacon dancing in a barn.

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Re: Jdaw's New Avatar

Post by LGTrotter » 15:58 Thu 15 May 2014

Andy Velebil wrote:Was thinking an older Kevin Bacon dancing in a barn.
*sniggers*

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