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Vedren
01-17-2012, 06:09 AM
Why is mine so small when the actual picture is bigger but then I see others who are so much bigger? Does anyone know?

swachski
01-17-2012, 06:17 AM
I think it's if you donate to AW, you get to have a bigger avie. (hint, hint) :D

Plus the moderators probably get larger avies, cuz, well they're awesome.

Medievalist
01-17-2012, 06:21 AM
When you get to 50 posts, you get more PM space and a larger avatar.

You don't have to donate.

Look, there's a stunning and emotionally moving FAQ: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Avatars (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=189978)

thethinker42
01-17-2012, 06:38 AM
I collected a bunch of dirt on all the mods (you should hear the stuff I found on Silver King and ChaosTitan) and paid the mob to frame Mac for a couple of heinous crimes.

I got a bigger avatar in fairly short order...

swachski
01-17-2012, 06:41 AM
I collected a bunch of dirt on all the mods (you should hear the stuff I found on Silver King and ChaosTitan) and paid the mob to frame Mac for a couple of heinous crimes.

I got a bigger avatar in fairly short order...

PM me. The more people who know, the safer you are.

Silver King
01-17-2012, 06:41 AM
This thread reminds me that I should enlarge my avatar in the near future. When it comes to fish, size does matter!

Cella
01-17-2012, 06:41 AM
You don't have to donate.

SSSSSSHHHHH! ;)

Medievalist
01-17-2012, 06:43 AM
This thread reminds me that I should enlarge my avatar in the near future. When it comes to fish, size does matter!

Fish Dude, because unlike Certain Other Mods with feline and doggie and dragon avatars, YOU have never cruelly mocked the deathless prose of my emotionally moving and intellectually stimulating FAQs, or my wretched spelling, I'm at your disposal with respect to increasing your visual impact.

Vedren
01-17-2012, 06:49 AM
Thanks so much, guy! It's not that I think my picture is all that or anything (Smirks), but was just curious!

thethinker42
01-17-2012, 06:50 AM
PM me. The more people who know, the safer you are.

I've written the information on a piece of paper and hidden it under the welcome mat outside your door. Read it, then burn it.

Actually it's two pieces of paper. I needed an extra page to fit everything I have on Silver King.

Silver King
01-17-2012, 06:51 AM
Fish Dude, because unlike Certain Other Mods with feline and doggie and dragon avatars, YOU have never cruelly mocked the deathless prose of my emotionally moving and intellectually stimulating FAQs, or my wretched spelling, I'm at your disposal with respect to increasing your visual impact.
Excellent! I'd prefer something larger, say by about thirty percent or so?

(The existing one was masterfully rendered by you some time ago, if I recall correctly.)

swachski
01-17-2012, 06:55 AM
I've written the information on a piece of paper and hidden it under the welcome mat outside your door. Read it, then burn it.

Actually it's two pieces of paper. I needed an extra page to fit everything I have on Silver King.

I've committed the information to memory and burned the evidence. For some reason my eyes are stinging though. And my brain is scared. Very scared.



Thanks so much, guy! It's not that I think my picture is all that or anything (Smirks), but was just curious!

Girl, your picture is all that. Great name too. :)

thethinker42
01-17-2012, 06:57 AM
I've committed the information to memory and burned the evidence.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i177/thethinker42/excellent.jpg


For some reason my eyes are stinging though. And my brain is scared. Very scared.

Just means it's working. Nothing to worry about. If your spleen starts itching, you might want to meander toward an emergency room, though.

BenPanced
01-17-2012, 06:59 AM
When you get to 50 posts, you get more PM space and a larger avatar.

You don't have to donate.

Look, there's a stunning and emotionally moving FAQ: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Avatars (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=189978)
I loved it. It was better than Cats. I'm going to see it again and again.

Silver King
01-17-2012, 07:05 AM
One of the best avatars ever, supersized:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa62/Silver-King/Tarpon05-14-07038-2-1.jpg

mccardey
01-17-2012, 07:06 AM
Poor little fishie.... :cry:

Or is it just leaping around in a generally joie de vivre kind of way, and not because it's stuck on a fisherman's fishing hook? That would make me happier.

alleycat
01-17-2012, 07:11 AM
Fish Dude, because unlike Certain Other Mods with feline and doggie and dragon avatars, YOU have never cruelly mocked the deathless prose of my emotionally moving and intellectually stimulating FAQs, or my wretched spelling, I'm at your disposal with respect to increasing your visual impact.

What a load of . . . uh, sparkling prose.

KTC
01-17-2012, 07:13 AM
im larger than life

swachski
01-17-2012, 07:18 AM
Just means it's working. Nothing to worry about. If your spleen starts itching, you might want to meander toward an emergency room, though.

Noted. Though I sometimes get my spleen and my ovaries confused, so I'll have to pay special attention to the specific symptoms.

Silver King
01-17-2012, 07:22 AM
Poor little fishie.... :cry:

Or is it just leaping around in a generally joie de vivre kind of way, and not because it's stuck on a fisherman's fishing hook? That would make me happier.
She was angry and fought for her life, then seemed content to be alive after she was released.

mccardey
01-17-2012, 07:25 AM
She was angry and fought for her life, then seemed content to be alive after she was released.

What if she'd refused to leave, though? I often wonder what would happen if the fisherpeople landed a whacking big fish and then released it and it leapt back on the boat. Because that would be scarey, wouldn't it? I'd have nightmares about that.

Not to derail or anything...

rhymegirl
01-17-2012, 07:28 AM
Actually it's two pieces of paper. I needed an extra page to fit everything I have on Silver King.

Wow. What kinds of things has he done?

Silver King
01-17-2012, 07:45 AM
What if she'd refused to leave, though? I often wonder what would happen if the fisherpeople landed a whacking big fish and then released it and it leapt back on the boat. Because that would be scarey, wouldn't it? I'd have nightmares about that.

Not to derail or anything...
Fish almost always run from danger, especially when hooked. It's not unheard of, though, for them to turn and jump toward boats, and even land inside of vessels; but that happens rarely, in my experience.

The fish in my avatar, a tarpon, weighed about 150 pounds. I took that shot while fighting the fish, no easy feat. Soon after, the camera was set aside and the tarpon brought to the boat, where she was revived and set free in good condition.

thethinker42
01-17-2012, 07:47 AM
Wow. What kinds of things has he done?

$25 via PayPal, and I'll send you the list.

Silver King
01-17-2012, 07:49 AM
Wow. What kinds of things has he done?
Troublemaker!

(Places Katho back on Ignore...)

rhymegirl
01-17-2012, 08:05 AM
Troublemaker!

(Places Katho back on Ignore...)

What? Why?

I just asked a simple question.

Inquiring minds wanna know what you've been up to.

Medievalist
01-17-2012, 08:24 AM
What a load of . . . uh, sparkling prose.

You have a nice day, kitty.

alleycat
01-17-2012, 08:26 AM
meow

MsDashwood
01-17-2012, 09:02 AM
I thought 50 posts would help make my avatar bigger.
But mine is still small :D

mccardey
01-17-2012, 09:03 AM
I thought 50 posts would help make my avatar bigger.
But mine is still small :D

Did you try rubbing it?

MacAllister
01-17-2012, 09:05 AM
I thought 50 posts would help make my avatar bigger.
But mine is still small :D

You just have to re-upload a bigger version, is all. It doesn't automagically resize it for you, I'm afraid.

Although that would be cool.

Susan Littlefield
01-17-2012, 09:07 AM
Look at how many postings I have, and how small my avatar is.....

Why? Why! :D

MsDashwood
01-17-2012, 09:10 AM
I tried to upload it again, yes.
Came out the same, and the pic is big enough.

But I'll try another way :)

MacAllister
01-17-2012, 09:11 AM
Post a link, maybe, if you've got it online somewhere? I'll see what I can do. :D

Vedren
01-17-2012, 09:13 AM
Look at how many postings I have, and how small my avatar is.....

Why? Why! :D

LOL! Why is it so small?

benbradley
01-17-2012, 09:21 AM
Mac has Magical Avatar Pic Powers.

Don't mess with Mac!

Vedren
01-17-2012, 09:24 AM
Well mine is still small too and I tried re-uploading. I don't know. Let me try another picture!

Medievalist
01-17-2012, 12:31 PM
Well mine is still small too and I tried re-uploading. I don't know. Let me try another picture!

Pm me a link or email me the image medievalistATmac.com

Cliff Face
01-17-2012, 02:00 PM
My avatar isn't actually as big as it seems. The sparkles just confuse your eyeholes.





;)

heyjude
01-17-2012, 03:28 PM
You have a nice day, kitty.

Are you the one that stuffed him in that fishbowl, then? :D


Did you try rubbing it?

:roll: Thread winner.

swachski
01-17-2012, 04:55 PM
^ :ROFL:

I actually think mine is too big. I saved it as a smaller file but it still shows up big.

Maybe I should put it in a cold shower...

Haggis
01-17-2012, 05:02 PM
Fish Dude, because unlike Certain Other Mods with feline and doggie and dragon avatars, YOU have never cruelly mocked the deathless prose of my emotionally moving and intellectually stimulating FAQs, or my wretched spelling, I'm at your disposal with respect to increasing your visual impact.
Oh, sure. Kick the puppy.

Misa Buckley
01-17-2012, 05:06 PM
Did you try rubbing it?

*snickers*

Silver King
01-18-2012, 04:18 AM
Look at how many postings I have, and how small my avatar is.....
Is that a postage stamp of Susan B. Anthony? ;)

If you're nice to Medi (unlike alleycat, who is always mean to her), she might consider expanding the size of your avatar.

See what she did to my fish? Isn't it lovely? That's because I'm nice to Medi (unlike alleycat, of course).

bettielee
01-18-2012, 04:21 AM
...some of us are more awesome than others....

Avatar size all has to do with the amount of awesome you have.

alleycat
01-18-2012, 04:32 AM
If you're nice to Medi (unlike alleycat, who is always mean to her), she might consider expanding the size of your avatar.

See what she did to my fish? Isn't it lovely? That's because I'm nice to Medi (unlike alleycat, of course).

Troublemaker.

Hey, I offered to send medi some beer one time. That should be worth something.

Paul
01-18-2012, 04:38 AM
size of avatar is inversely proportional.

to what,

I'm not saying...

Mclesh
01-18-2012, 04:47 AM
Maybe if you used a picture of an adorable animal as your avatar? ;)

Medievalist
01-18-2012, 04:47 AM
Oh, sure. Kick the puppy.

That's not a puppy . . . that's a demon-dog.

Devil Ledbetter
01-18-2012, 04:52 AM
Maybe if you used a picture of an adorable animal as your avatar? ;)Or an adorable guitarist ...

Silver King
01-18-2012, 05:05 AM
It should be noted that the OP of this thread has been banned from AW. To my knowledge, her fate had nothing to do with requesting a bigger avatar. (I hope not, anyway, or else some of us are in BIG trouble!)

MysteryRiter
01-18-2012, 05:15 AM
It should be noted that the OP of this thread has been banned from AW. To my knowledge, her fate had nothing to do with requesting a bigger avatar. (I hope not, anyway, or else some of us are in BIG trouble!)

This is a funny thread! I really need to come down to Office Party more. :D I've just been wondering this for a long time: what does OP mean? I thought it meant Opening Poster or something but....

alleycat
01-18-2012, 05:16 AM
Original Poster.

alleycat
01-18-2012, 05:17 AM
That's not a puppy . . . that's a demon-dog.

I'm a poor innocent kitty cat.

Who has somehow found himself floating in a fishbowl.

Haggis
01-18-2012, 05:24 AM
Why is mine so small when the actual picture is bigger but then I see others who are so much bigger? Does anyone know?
Check with cray. He has the same problem.

Silver King
01-18-2012, 05:42 AM
...what does OP mean? I thought it meant Opening Poster or something but....
You were damn close. And I think Opening Poster has a nicer ring to it than the accepted standard.

For more fun with abbreviations, check out the AW Dictionary (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21648), an ever-expanding trove that helps members decipher what the heck people are talking about on this site.

KellyAssauer
01-18-2012, 05:44 AM
Hey SK, aren't we supposed to throw the small ones back? :D

Silver King
01-18-2012, 06:05 AM
Hey SK, aren't we supposed to throw the small ones back? :D
Throw? THROW? No, we gently submerge them underwater and urge the fish back to full strength, moving them to and fro as water passes through their gills and energy is restored before they are set free.

Sometimes, however, they sink out of sight belly up instead of swimming away, which is good news for the crabs and other bottom dwellers who are thankful, I'm sure, for the unexpected feast. They gotta eat too, and as we're fond of hearing, the cycle of life continues... :e2fish:

Haggis
01-18-2012, 06:16 AM
Throw? THROW? No, we gently submerge them underwater and urge the fish back to full strength, moving them to and fro as water passes through their gills and energy is restored before they are set free.

Sometimes, however, they sink out of sight belly up instead of swimming away, which is good news for the crabs and other bottom dwellers who are thankful, I'm sure, for the unexpected feast. They gotta eat too, and as we're fond of hearing, the cycle of life continues... :e2fish:
I've tried holding cray's head underwater. He struggles, though.

thethinker42
01-18-2012, 06:38 AM
I've tried holding cray's head underwater. He struggles, though.

Try using a 2 x 4 first. It minimizes the struggling.

Haggis
01-18-2012, 06:41 AM
Try using a 2 x 4 first. It minimizes the struggling.
*puts down ball peen hammer, picks up 2 X 4*

thethinker42
01-18-2012, 06:54 AM
*puts down ball peen hammer, picks up 2 X 4*

That should be more effective. :D

Haggis
01-18-2012, 07:05 AM
That should be more effective. :D
True, but the ball peen hammer is funnier.

thethinker42
01-18-2012, 07:09 AM
True, but the ball peen hammer is funnier.

Anything with the words "ball" and "peen" in its name is funny.


Oh shut up, you all knew I had the maturity of a 12 year old.

rhymegirl
01-18-2012, 08:20 AM
It should be noted that the OP of this thread has been banned from AW. To my knowledge, her fate had nothing to do with requesting a bigger avatar.

I just finished reading some of her posts in another thread (which must be the one that did her in).

Wow. It was fascinating reading.

KellyAssauer
01-18-2012, 04:26 PM
I get the whole 'boys with big avatars' thing, -that's predictable, but the gals with huge avvies? Someone needs to explain that to me. ;)

Ol' Fashioned Girl
01-18-2012, 04:38 PM
...some of us are more awesome than others....

Avatar size all has to do with the amount of awesome you have.

So true...


I get the whole 'boys with big avatars' thing, -that's predictable, but the gals with huge avvies? Someone needs to explain that to me. ;)

'Cause we're even more awesomer than the guys, that's why.

Pyekett
01-18-2012, 04:49 PM
One of the best avatars ever, supersized:



I actually thought your avatar was a picture of a glass sculpture of a fish leaping out of the water. The fish blended perfectly with the water in the background.

I am old enough for new glasses.

mirandashell
01-18-2012, 04:52 PM
So.... can I get a bigger Tardis?

KellyAssauer
01-18-2012, 06:39 PM
So.... can I get a bigger Tardis?

Outside bigger or inside bigger? :D

Lavern08
01-18-2012, 08:01 PM
Yeah, but my eggplant is bigger than yours. :tongue

swachski
01-18-2012, 08:51 PM
I lurvs how you made eggplant eggplant colored. I just suggest you make it a little bigger. :D

benbradley
01-18-2012, 08:57 PM
My Orlando is Bloomin' quite nicely. ;)

KellyAssauer
01-18-2012, 08:58 PM
So... what do you have to do around here to get an eggplant that big?

and do i really wanna know?

swachski
01-18-2012, 09:01 PM
Fertilize it with crushed blue pills?

Lavern08
01-18-2012, 09:09 PM
So... what do you have to do around here to get an eggplant that big?

I could tell you, but then I'd have to put a *monkey hurt* on ya. :poke:

mirandashell
01-18-2012, 11:31 PM
So.... can I get a bigger Tardis?

Oh that's nice. But I actually wanted my Tardis bigger. The photo of the Tardis that I spent days knitting. Working my fingers to the bone from love and craft.

I want my Tardis .......:cry:

Alessandra Kelley
01-19-2012, 01:08 AM
Oh that's nice. But I actually wanted my Tardis bigger. The photo of the Tardis that I spent days knitting. Working my fingers to the bone from love and craft.

I want my Tardis .......:cry:

Hey, yeah! Give Miranda back her handknit TARDIS!

That was the awesomest TARDIS ever!

backslashbaby
01-19-2012, 01:25 AM
:ROFL:

mirandashell
01-19-2012, 01:28 AM
Who do I have to ask to get my avvie back?

Not that I don't appreciate the thought but I miss my avvie....

Archerbird
01-19-2012, 01:33 AM
I like the one you have now.

mirandashell
01-19-2012, 01:47 AM
Yes, but it's not my choice. I didn't put there. It's not my avvie.

And I just tried to reload my avvie and it keeps failing.

What's going on, mods?


Edit: according to my profile, I don't have an avvie......

Archerbird
01-19-2012, 02:07 AM
Yes, but it's not my choice. I didn't put there. It's not my avvie.

And I just tried to reload my avvie and it keeps failing.

What's going on, mods?


Edit: according to my profile, I don't have an avvie......

Maybe your Tardis is too tiny. Maybe you need to knit a new one. A bigger one.

(Bad mod mob! Bad!)

Alessandra Kelley
01-19-2012, 02:27 AM
Oh my gosh, Miranda, I think your avatar has been overridden.

Hey, Mods, pretty please give Miranda back her nice avatar.

Chrissy
01-19-2012, 07:15 AM
I just want to interject that your avie does not define you as a person.

Who you REALLY are cannot be defined by an avie.

Just... love youreself, people.

(I learned that on The Oprah Nework)

:D

mccardey
01-19-2012, 07:18 AM
I just want to interject that your avie does not define you as a person.

Who you REALLY are cannot be defined by an avie.

Just... love youreself, people.

(I learned that on The Oprah Nework)

:D


This. Also - you can have any avvie you want, as long as you really believe in it.


:e2grouphu:e2cheer::LilLove::e2cloud9:


:flag:




ETA: Except for the knitted Tardis, because, hey - that's miranda's.

Alessandra Kelley
01-19-2012, 07:19 AM
Heh. Mine means ... um, I never bothered to change it after Steampunk April.

Edit: And McCardey's is Awwwwww Charley

Haggis
01-19-2012, 07:21 AM
I just want to interject that your avie does not define you as a person.



Who says?

Chrissy
01-19-2012, 07:37 AM
Who says?


Uh.....

Oprah? Which is almost as good as President Obama? :D

mccardey
01-19-2012, 07:39 AM
Heh. Mine means ... um, I never bothered to change it after Steampunk April.

Edit: And McCardey's is Awwwwww Charley


Char - lieeeee! :cry: Come baaack!!! :cry::cry::cry:

Haggis
01-19-2012, 07:44 AM
Char - lieeeee! :cry: Come baaack!!! :cry::cry::cry:
:Hug2:

Alessandra Kelley
01-19-2012, 07:52 AM
:Hug2:

mirandashell
01-19-2012, 04:18 PM
Hey, I got my avvie back! Yes!


:snoopy:

Thank you!

backslashbaby
01-19-2012, 04:24 PM
:ROFL: :ROFL:

I'm sorry that amused me so much, Miranda :ROFL: ;)

KellyAssauer
01-19-2012, 04:34 PM
*wonders if I could knit my own David Tennant*

swachski
01-19-2012, 06:00 PM
Who? :D

I like your knit sweater, Kelly.



*considers knitting a tardis sweater...

mirandashell
01-20-2012, 02:43 AM
I have a pattern for a cyberman sweater......

BeatrixKiddo
01-20-2012, 03:30 AM
It should be noted that the OP of this thread has been banned from AW. To my knowledge, her fate had nothing to do with requesting a bigger avatar. (I hope not, anyway, or else some of us are in BIG trouble!)


I just finished reading some of her posts in another thread (which must be the one that did her in).

Wow. It was fascinating reading.


Well geeze, that's disappointing. She only made it to 99 posts. Now she'll never have a big avatar! Oh, the tragedy of it all.

AJ Valliant
02-14-2012, 07:17 AM
I just figured the site somehow detected my real life tiny head and was somehow penalizing me.

Cella
02-14-2012, 07:21 AM
Well geeze, that's disappointing. She only made it to 99 posts. Now she'll never have a big avatar! Oh, the tragedy of it all. I often wonder where the banished go...? Do they end up bouncing around to various forums all over the Internet, getting banned all over the place? Is that how they got here?


I just figured the site somehow detected my real life tiny head and was somehow penalizing me.
:ROFL:

Haggis
02-14-2012, 07:49 AM
I often wonder where the banished go...? Do they end up bouncing around to various forums all over the Internet, getting banned all over the place? Is that how they got here?


When we ban them they disappear into the iEther. :e2teeth:

Medievalist
02-14-2012, 08:02 AM
I often wonder where the banished go...? Do they end up bouncing around to various forums all over the Internet, getting banned all over the place? Is that how they got here?


:ROFL:

A lot of times, yes, that's exactly how. And then they go post about how Buster is Big Giant Meanie, and That Way and Marxist, and etc. etc. etc.

And then they try signing up five, eleven or twenty times under new names.

It's all terribly wearing.

Haggis
02-14-2012, 08:07 AM
When we ban them they disappear into the iEther. :e2teeth:


A lot of times, yes, that's exactly how. And then they go post about how Buster is Big Giant Meanie, and That Way and Marxist, and etc. etc. etc.

And then they try signing up five, eleven or twenty times under new names.

It's all terribly wearing.
Dammit, Lisa. You're making us look like we're not all knowing and all powerful. Don't share that with the commoners.

thethinker42
02-14-2012, 08:20 AM
When we ban them they disappear into the iEther. :e2teeth:

I thought they were all flushed down that half-clogged sewage tube that dumps out in Silver King's basement.

Huh.

Learn something new every day...

AJ Valliant
02-14-2012, 06:25 PM
And appropriately enough the post bemoaning my tiny head was the one that embiggened it. Glorious day.

kayleamay
02-15-2012, 01:30 AM
Oh that's nice. But I actually wanted my Tardis bigger. The photo of the Tardis that I spent days knitting. Working my fingers to the bone from love and craft.

I want my Tardis .......:cry:

http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz56/kayleamay/mirandashell.jpg

John R. Gambit
02-15-2012, 10:08 AM
I'm pretty sure avatar swelling is a sign of a forum STD. If it burns when you post, see a doctor.

mirandashell
02-15-2012, 10:56 PM
Thank you, Kayleamay! That's cheered up a bad day!

BeatrixKiddo
02-16-2012, 01:52 AM
This thread has taken an odd turn.

mirandashell
02-19-2012, 04:04 PM
Just the one?

brainstorm77
03-03-2012, 02:18 AM
bribes

underthecity
03-03-2012, 02:58 AM
I read the last page and the first page of this thread and saw the OP has been banned.

So, I will not be asking about avatar size lest I get banned, too.