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#1 robbydesigns

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 03:02 PM

Just wondering what you guys think is best for an avatar  - a logo which people will recognise when visiting my website, or a photo of my ugly mug?

I'm talking about on forums, Twitter, etc.

 



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Posted 20 July 2017 - 11:09 AM

Might sound obvious but it depends on whether people think they are reacting with the company or a person. On twitter (and here) I represent the company so use a logo but on LinkedIn I use a mughsot for my profile and logo for the company page.

 

I'm told people don't like dealing with faceless individuals so I'm probably mistaken but as we all know people use fake portraits too. For me the activity from the avatar will speak louder than the avatar image IMO.

 

 

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 01:58 PM

Nobody cares what you use



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Posted 21 July 2017 - 04:07 PM

It's best to pretend to be a woman. People will be nicer to you.



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Posted 21 July 2017 - 04:36 PM

I read a post somewhere a while back that if you are stuck with some code or CSS or whatever, join a coding forum as rainbow-daffodill or some other girly name with a kitten as an avater and post your problem with the 'I'm a girly girl noob' message. You will be inundated with solutions.



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Posted 21 July 2017 - 05:17 PM

Imma try that.



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Posted 26 July 2017 - 11:15 AM

...or you could follow fisicx' lead and use a snippet of Roger Dean art to show what fine taste you have.  But then your customer base might tend towards ageing prog rock fans  ;)



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 03:39 PM

Nothing wrong with aging rock fans. They usually have a lot of cash to spend.

 

Saw Mr Wakeman last month - magnificent as usual.



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 05:34 PM

Saw Mr Wakeman last month - magnificent as usual.

 

He's coming this direction in November - might well wander along if the zimmer frame isn't in for a service. 







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