What's in a name?

Discussion in 'General Industry Related Topics' started by Cloud Nine, Jan 15, 2003.

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  1. Wwanderer

    Wwanderer Kids, don't try this at home

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    Wooosh! It went right over my head...or, rather, right by my proof reading ability.

    -Ww
  2. JackT

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    sorry, Ww, I was just ribbing you for using the acronym AMP instead of APM.....
  3. Wwanderer

    Wwanderer Kids, don't try this at home

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    Maybe SB intended it as a prediction!?

    -Ww
  4. JackT

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    For the record, no massage parlor (asian or otherwise)has ever Banned me from the premises!
  5. justme

    justme <i>pop and click tainted</i> Vinyl ( is dead )

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    Aspd uses avatars. Before I got my high speed connection, it significantly slowed down page d/l's.

    As noted, epithet does often come with a negative connotation. My introduction to the word, however, came when studying the classics. Homer often used epithets (swift footed Achilles) with absolutely no negative connotation. I see the User Titles that SB uses as being completely analogous to Homer's epithets.
  6. Wwanderer

    Wwanderer Kids, don't try this at home

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    Personally, I was hoping for "Crater's Bane", but I can't complain. I think it is better that the AMP assigns them than if users pick their own; it adds an element of quirkiness to the proceedings.

    -Ww
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  7. JackT

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    According to justme's link, that WOULD be an avatar if that is what Vishnu looks like in "animal" form.
  8. buddyyy

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  9. Slinky Bender

    Slinky Bender The All Powerful Moderator

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    I think the confusion is that many version of 'board software' allow for avatars, which are little pictures and show up under poster's handles. vBulletin calls the things we are talking about here User Titles.
  10. Cloud Nine

    Cloud Nine I had to open my big mouth.......

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  11. justlooking

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    I could see a picture being called an "avatar". I just can't see an ephithet being called an "avatar".
  12. JackT

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    Avatar

    While I agree with you that a tag-line of words is probably not properly called an "Avatar" . . .

    I'm quite sure that in internet lingo, "Avatar" is the proper word for a "character" or picture assigned to a participant in a message board or chat room. (and I'm not surprised the American Heritage Dictionary link did not contain that definition)

    Besides, "epithet" usually has such a NEGATIVE connotation... uh um, never mind.
  13. justme

    justme <i>pop and click tainted</i> Vinyl ( is dead )

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    (The smart ass thing would have been to post a link to your post...)
  14. justlooking

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  15. justme

    justme <i>pop and click tainted</i> Vinyl ( is dead )

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  16. Cloud Nine

    Cloud Nine I had to open my big mouth.......

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    Don Quixote:

    I peirced the void and all I got was this lousy avatar!
  17. Cloud Nine

    Cloud Nine I had to open my big mouth.......

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    Ozzy:

    Never wrong.

    Occasional Hobbyist:

    Define "occasional"
  18. Cloud Nine

    Cloud Nine I had to open my big mouth.......

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    Kimmie:

    Mrs. Looking


    Justlooking:

    Mr. Kimmie


    Sexywhore:

    Cloud Nine's long lost sister

    Warning: Do not fluff!
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  19. Cloud Nine

    Cloud Nine I had to open my big mouth.......

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    Since Slinky doesnt deem me significant enough to crown me with a glorious and shining avatar, I have created this thread to "knight" myself and others with avatars who dont have one (or rename others with one.)


    Cloud Nine suggestions:

    Kimmie Whipped

    Look ma, no claws!

    or

    " "
    (a blank space, -since I want one and SB won't give me one)


    BigMadM suggestions:

    BBM

    Over 1 Billion Serviced

    More later....