#1 Posted by Desiderina Redhead (4413 posts) - - Show Bio

So im interested to know and please feel free to point me to the right thread if it has already been asked.

If one viner is using a certain character for their avatar as an ongoing thing (like when i was using Jessica rabbit) is it poor form to use the picture? Not only that is it really fair for a viner to hold onto a certain character as a constant avatar, esp one from a comic? I mean yes, it is poor form to steal the EXACT av that someone is using, but is it ok to use the same character?

and no this is not aimed at anyone, i was simply thinking about it the other day when i wanted to use a pic of a charrie but i stopped cause i know another viner uses that character

#2 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio

i don't see anything wrong with people having similar or the same avatars....It can be annoying, but unless you hold some copyrights to the image then it's free for anyone to use.

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#3 Posted by Hawk (15833 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes it is poor form.....but only if both the Viners have been around for a while. Noobs don't count they don't know....or are expected to.

Personally I'd be pissed if someone started using the Icarus pic. Or If someone started using Gambit, or Havok, or Cyclops, or Anita Blake, ect.

#4 Posted by Slinger (7640 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't have a problem with it. Then again, there isn't anyone jacking my avs.

#5 Posted by Desiderina Redhead (4413 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh I agree that it is poor form to use the exact same picture, but quite often there are hundreds of pictures of big characters and for someone to use an alternative one.. why is that not ok?

But I want to know who made up the rule? why did it become poor form? I mean yes of course DONT EVER use the EXACT same av someoen is using, but hell if your anything like me and Sha your avs change almost daily, I have seen others use old pics of mine and had no problem with it, hell we all pass them around too.

Im just concerend about people deciding characters are THEIRS.. idk Im just trying to ease up the ownership and bitchiness that goes on around here.. starting at the bottom.

#6 Posted by Rider Davidson (364 posts) - - Show Bio

If someone takes my bad ass avatar I'll kill you!

#7 Posted by Desiderina Redhead (4413 posts) - - Show Bio
Rider Davidson said:
"If someone takes my bad ass avatar I'll kill you!"
yeah but its lame ... who would want it :-P jkjk
#8 Posted by Rider Davidson (364 posts) - - Show Bio

You know it's awesome and homemade. So it's mine!

#9 Posted by Slinger (7640 posts) - - Show Bio

The only reason I could see to get upset is if you photoshopped a custom av and somebody blatantly ripped it off out of your own gallery. Anything on the site though should be fair game.

#10 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio
Desiderina Redhead said:
"Oh I agree that it is poor form to use the exact same picture, but quite often there are hundreds of pictures of big characters and for someone to use an alternative one.. why is that not ok?

But I want to know who made up the rule? why did it become poor form? I mean yes of course DONT EVER use the EXACT same av someoen is using, but hell if your anything like me and Sha your avs change almost daily, I have seen others use old pics of mine and had no problem with it, hell we all pass them around too.

Im just concerend about people deciding characters are THEIRS.. idk Im just trying to ease up the ownership and bitchiness that goes on around here.. starting at the bottom."
I think some people may associate certain emotions with certain characters...I.e..Like Lets say Babs uses nothing but barbara gordon, and then i start placing those feelings i have toward babs to the character of barbara gordon, so seeing someone else use A barbara gordon picture..could weird me out and make me angry. 
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#11 Posted by Rider Davidson (364 posts) - - Show Bio
Slinger said:
"The only reason I could see to get upset is if you photoshopped a custom av and somebody blatantly ripped it off out of your own gallery. Anything on the site though should be fair game."
Agreed. I think people with pretty set AVs though you should have curtiosy to not use. Such as Methos using Dr. Who or whatever. I really can't think of anyone who uses just one.
#12 Posted by Carter Legacy (273 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree with those who say its "poor form" to use thee Exact same avatar. But lets be honest, most of the time that only happens when someone is trying to get a reaction from someone else. Also you cant really expect to be the only person who likes a certain character, especially the popular ones. There's some users on here who ONLY use avatars they see other  Viners using. In my personal opinion, its bound to happen and no one has exclusive rights to one particular character (Gambler :P j/k).

#13 Posted by The Boss (450 posts) - - Show Bio

This one too. I'd be mad if someone started using it.

#14 Posted by Maya_Liafador (4299 posts) - - Show Bio

If you do it out of spite then yes i would be upset

#15 Posted by Desiderina Redhead (4413 posts) - - Show Bio
Carter Legacy said:
"I agree with those who say its "poor form" to use thee Exact same avatar. But lets be honest, most of the time that only happens when someone is trying to get a reaction from someone else. Also you cant really expect to be the only person who likes a certain character, especially the popular ones. There's some users on here who ONLY use avatars they see other  Viners using. In my personal opinion, its bound to happen and no one has exclusive rights to one particular character
here here, that is exactly what im saying ^_^
#16 Posted by Hawk (15833 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess I"m the only one who would be mad. lol It's cool.....i guess

#17 Posted by Maya_Liafador (4299 posts) - - Show Bio

No i would be too

#18 Posted by Desiderina Redhead (4413 posts) - - Show Bio
Hawk said:
"I guess I"m the only one who would be mad. lol It's cool.....i guess"
OH noo noo i would be hell mad if someone stole the av i use all the time, like if i started using the one you have.. thats poor form

Im more talking about the character behind it
#19 Posted by Andferne (38808 posts) - - Show Bio

It is definitely looked frowned upon and looked down on. Especially if you rip it right from their gallery. The icon they are using as a Avatar or it be the one that is the main picture on their page. When it is done out of spite, which happens a lot recently that's just out right not called for. Besides that I think Gambler, Hawk, and Slinger hit on some good points.

#20 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio
Maya Lopez said:
"No i would be too"
Lol....We're supposed to share [=
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#21 Posted by TheDrifter (26555 posts) - - Show Bio

I use Alucard....

I'm pretty sure Arrow does not mind.

But if it did matter, I hope he would tell me...

#22 Posted by Hawk (15833 posts) - - Show Bio

How's this AV looks?

#23 Posted by Shanana (53023 posts) - - Show Bio
pixelized said:
"Maya Lopez said:
"No i would be too"
Lol....We're supposed to share [="
HELLZ no find your own concept
#24 Posted by Carter Legacy (273 posts) - - Show Bio

I stole Gambit from Marvel fair and square.

#25 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio
Sha said:
"pixelized said:
"Maya Lopez said:
"No i would be too"
Lol....We're supposed to share [="
HELLZ no find your own concept"
Not you and i...nvm
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#26 Posted by Shanana (53023 posts) - - Show Bio

-_- mocks with head motions

I stole Gambit from Marvel fair and square.

#27 Posted by Carter Legacy (273 posts) - - Show Bio
Sha said:
"-_- mocks with head motions

I stole Gambit from Marvel fair and square."
drop kicks you out a widow
#28 Posted by Shanana (53023 posts) - - Show Bio

O_O

get's kicked out the window and lands on her butt


MUTHA!!

#29 Posted by Shanana (53023 posts) - - Show Bio
pixelized said:
"Sha said:
"pixelized said:
"Maya Lopez said:
"No i would be too"
Lol....We're supposed to share [="
HELLZ no find your own concept"
Not you and i...nvm"
playing ha ha laugh

#30 Posted by Gloom (3653 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it's sort of poor form, kind of like when you walk into a room and someone else has the same clothes as you. O_O

It's not too big a deal, though, especially if the other person uses it for a secondary account (I mean, with all the Sha accounts out there, some people are bound to use one of the 175 characters Sha used for her accounts :P).

#31 Posted by TheDrifter (26555 posts) - - Show Bio

Is it really that bad if the person is okay with it? Honestly, It's bound to happen someway or another....

Look at Deathstroke :

Platinumwarrior

Gambler

Nighthunter

and even myself (once) awhile back used DS.


He's a popular char.

#32 Posted by Shanana (53023 posts) - - Show Bio

i know that why i only get mad if some one takes my custom av

like my mexigirl!

#33 Posted by Carter Legacy (273 posts) - - Show Bio
TheDrifter said:
"Is it really that bad if the person is okay with it? Honestly, It's bound to happen someway or another....

Look at Deathstroke :

Platinumwarrior

Gambler

Nighthunter

and even myself (once) awhile back used DS.


He's a popular char."
Bites tongue
#34 Posted by TheDrifter (26555 posts) - - Show Bio
Carter Legacy said:
"TheDrifter said:
"Is it really that bad if the person is okay with it? Honestly, It's bound to happen someway or another....

Look at Deathstroke :

Platinumwarrior

Gambler

Nighthunter

and even myself (once) awhile back used DS.


He's a popular char."
Bites tongue"
Your G right?
#35 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio
Gloom said:
"I think it's sort of poor form, kind of like when you walk into a room and someone else has the same clothes as you. O_O
LOLOL...And the other occupants of the room better watch out if they are somehow wearing it better than you
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#36 Posted by Desiderina Redhead (4413 posts) - - Show Bio
Andferne said:
"It is definitely looked frowned upon and looked down on. Especially if you rip it right from their gallery. The icon they are using as a Avatar or it be the one that is the main picture on their page. When it is done out of spite, which happens a lot recently that's just out right not called for. Besides that I think Gambler, Hawk, and Slinger hit on some good points."
I totally agree with most of what you said.

Gloom said:
"I think it's sort of poor form, kind of like when you walk into a room and someone else has the same clothes as you. O_O

It's not too big a deal, though, especially if the other person uses it for a secondary account (I mean, with all the Sha accounts out there, some people are bound to use one of the 175 characters Sha used for her accounts :P)."

hee hee