Avatars

Latest information for Gromet's Plaza, GaggedUtopia's Archive. Off-Topic discussion, suggestions and comments are always welcome.

RE: Avatars

Unread postby Fogane » Mon Nov 14, 2005 7:20 pm

I think feline definately needs a new avatar and Hypercat's offer is such a kind one it would be a shame to turn it down...
Fogane
Tightly Hogtied
 
Posts: 285
Joined: Thu Oct 13, 2005 6:34 pm
Location: United Kingdom

RE: Avatars

Unread postby feline » Tue Nov 15, 2005 2:06 pm

why do i get this strange feeling that you have an ulterior motive here 
feline
Forever Mummified
 
Posts: 3660
Joined: Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:37 pm

RE: Avatars

Unread postby Fogane » Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:49 pm

[quote="feline"]why do i get this strange feeling that you have an ulterior motive here[/quote]
As if...
Fogane
Tightly Hogtied
 
Posts: 285
Joined: Thu Oct 13, 2005 6:34 pm
Location: United Kingdom

RE: Avatars

Unread postby tightleebound » Tue Nov 15, 2005 7:20 pm

Was just going thru the thread:  GU, is there a way you can "flip"an avatar?  (mirror-image)  This would effectively double thenumber of available avatairs, so those with visual remberance (Hypercatand myself included) can use the avatar as a 'signature'.  I havemy own, which I uploaded  (once I found out I had Photoshop on mymachine!) 

This might relieve some of the pressure.
TB
tightleebound
Tightly Hogtied
 
Posts: 151
Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:30 pm
Location: QC of the West

RE: Avatars

Unread postby gaggedutopia » Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:49 am

I would have to recreate every avatar available to do it (flipthem).  It's not a bad idea, but I am not sure it would solve theproblem.  I will give it some thought.

Bondage Junkies: Bondage. Done. Right.
GU's Story Archive: Stories, Galleries and more!
User avatar
gaggedutopia
Site Admin
 
Posts: 2083
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2005 5:26 am
Location: New Hampshire, USA

RE: Avatars

Unread postby Hypercat » Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:57 pm

What about making the avatar frame selectable in other colors besides black?
PART DEMON, PART GODDESS, ALL CAT!
User avatar
Hypercat
Forever Mummified
 
Posts: 2399
Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:08 pm
Location: Italy

RE: Avatars

Unread postby Franzia » Wed Nov 16, 2005 6:38 pm

[quote="Hypercat"] What about making the avatar frame selectable in other colors besides black?[/quote]

Do you mean borders? That could work- with only a limited number of avatars to choose from BUT with different color borders, there would be many possible combinations for individual avatars. Tho' I don't know how difficult that would be for GU to do.   
Franzia
User avatar
Franzia
Hopelessly Suspended
 
Posts: 1299
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:21 pm
Location: United States

RE: Avatars

Unread postby gaggedutopia » Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:47 am

I have given it some thought I still don't think anything needs to bedone to prevent dupes.  Is it really that hard to look at a nameinstead of a picture?   Even if wedid do it, what happens to people without avatars an no picture toidentify them with?  Do we now force everyone to have them? The cycle never ends. 

I really think the problem will weed itself out.  Right now allthe dupe avatars are people who have not posted very much (yet). As people post more, they tend to want to define their identity andmake themselves unique (avatars, titles, signatures, etc...).  Iguess what I am saying is lets address the problem when the top 50posters are using the same avatar and not the people just startingout.  I think once they hang out for a while and see their"identity" is shared by someone else, they will get their own.

EDIT ~ I think the best thing to do is for me to just put up moreavatars.  I already have a bunch that people have sent me andgoogle images has tons to choose from.  It's around 118 now...maybe in the next few weeks I can get it to 200.
GaggedUtopia38673.0369907407
Bondage Junkies: Bondage. Done. Right.
GU's Story Archive: Stories, Galleries and more!
User avatar
gaggedutopia
Site Admin
 
Posts: 2083
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2005 5:26 am
Location: New Hampshire, USA

RE: Avatars

Unread postby Zoe_struggles » Thu Nov 17, 2005 5:07 am

That seems like more than enough to go around - at least 200 people will have different Avatars already!

I chose an Avatar when I joined a few weeks ago, but in a short spaceof time I wanted to make one of my own, so that's what I did! I'm surea lot of the 'regular' members are familiar with how forums work andthey'll probably do the same.

GA, are any images appropriate related to BDSM, bondage and the variousthemes we have on here? Or do we have a rule regarding previouslycopyrighted images from elsewhere? (i'm sure I can contribute an imageor three, hehe)
Zoe_struggles
Tightly Hogtied
 
Posts: 131
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 12:40 pm
Location: United Kingdom

RE: Avatars

Unread postby Darkraptor1 » Thu Nov 17, 2005 11:51 am

There doesn't seem to be any hard or fast rules regardingcopyright.  If it's avaliable on the internet, it seems to be upfor grabs.  I'm trying to use a avatar based on a charachter froma web comic (but I can't get the sizing to work). 

I don't think people are going to sue you for using a copyrighted picture in an internet forum.
Darkraptor1
Hopelessly Suspended
 
Posts: 1188
Joined: Thu Oct 13, 2005 2:11 am

RE: Avatars

Unread postby gaggedutopia » Fri Nov 18, 2005 3:13 pm

I follow the, "if Google can do it, so can I" philosophy.

Basically, the law allows for thumbnails of an image to be used freelyas long as you are not selling them or claiming them to be yourown. 

The title image used for this forum is pushing the rule quite a bit...but I didn't want to make it too small.  I decided to use itbecause the original image is much larger and the use above is onlypart of the image.

In short, use what you want.  Google has been sued many times overthier thumbnails and won thier suits.  Now Yahoo does it andothers.  I would only ask that people don't "hotlink" the avatars,but host them on something like imageshack or your own host.  It'snot nice to steal someone's image AND thier bandwidth .


Bondage Junkies: Bondage. Done. Right.
GU's Story Archive: Stories, Galleries and more!
User avatar
gaggedutopia
Site Admin
 
Posts: 2083
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2005 5:26 am
Location: New Hampshire, USA

RE: Avatars

Unread postby gaggedutopia » Sun Dec 04, 2005 2:18 pm

I have added a few more avatars in most categories.  Thanks againto Hypercat and other anonymous doners.  There should be around129 available now.

Keep emailing them to me and I will keep adding them.  Don't worryabout sizing or if they are good for the forum, I can take care of allthat.  The only requirement that I have is that they are at least100x100 in size.

One more thing... HyperCat... I fixed the #12 chastity image.  Ifanyone doubted you were a cat, your persistant curiosity on why thisimage was missing certainly confirms it in my book! 
Bondage Junkies: Bondage. Done. Right.
GU's Story Archive: Stories, Galleries and more!
User avatar
gaggedutopia
Site Admin
 
Posts: 2083
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2005 5:26 am
Location: New Hampshire, USA

RE: Avatars

Unread postby Hypercat » Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:59 pm

Excellent!Just one complaint about the avatar you entitled "Bound Girls" (the third last): the one on the right is a boy! A cutest one, but a boy!I hope you will able to do somenthing with the pics of Lupin The Third (one with green jacket and the other with red jacket) I sent you.  
PART DEMON, PART GODDESS, ALL CAT!
User avatar
Hypercat
Forever Mummified
 
Posts: 2399
Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:08 pm
Location: Italy

Re: Avatars

Unread postby Hypercat » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:21 pm

How about this?
Image
Does it make a good avatar?
PART DEMON, PART GODDESS, ALL CAT!
User avatar
Hypercat
Forever Mummified
 
Posts: 2399
Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:08 pm
Location: Italy

Re: Avatars

Unread postby Hypercat » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:08 pm

I built an animated mummy avatar:
Image
If you want to add it to the list.
PART DEMON, PART GODDESS, ALL CAT!
User avatar
Hypercat
Forever Mummified
 
Posts: 2399
Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:08 pm
Location: Italy

Re: Avatars

Unread postby Hypercat » Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:38 pm

Here is another purposing image:
Image
Trivia: In the scene she is actually unable to unstick the tapegag.
PART DEMON, PART GODDESS, ALL CAT!
User avatar
Hypercat
Forever Mummified
 
Posts: 2399
Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:08 pm
Location: Italy

Re: Avatars

Unread postby Hypercat » Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:05 pm

I made another one, and this is history:
Image
PART DEMON, PART GODDESS, ALL CAT!
User avatar
Hypercat
Forever Mummified
 
Posts: 2399
Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:08 pm
Location: Italy

Re: Avatars

Unread postby Hypercat » Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:48 pm

This also would make a good avatar: http://i.imgur.com/ABagiYj.png
PART DEMON, PART GODDESS, ALL CAT!
User avatar
Hypercat
Forever Mummified
 
Posts: 2399
Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:08 pm
Location: Italy

Re: Avatars

Unread postby Hypercat » Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:46 pm

I made another:
ImageImage
Original image:
Image
PART DEMON, PART GODDESS, ALL CAT!
User avatar
Hypercat
Forever Mummified
 
Posts: 2399
Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:08 pm
Location: Italy

Re: Avatars

Unread postby Hypercat » Wed May 06, 2015 3:24 pm

Hypercat wrote:Here is another purposing image:
Image
Trivia: In the scene she is actually unable to unstick the tapegag.

Nevermind I did it myself: Image
Also I made this: Image
Original pic: Image
PART DEMON, PART GODDESS, ALL CAT!
User avatar
Hypercat
Forever Mummified
 
Posts: 2399
Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:08 pm
Location: Italy

PreviousNext

Return to General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

  • Help support the forum by visiting our sponsors below