Avatar Contest

By:  buzz-of-the-orient  •  7 months ago  •  76 comments

Avatar Contest

Avatar Contest

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From the movie "Avatar".

Being a bit bored, I thought I would go through the NT membership list to see how many members we have, and although I arrived at 1052 I know that some have passed away and others have gone completely inactive, although their memberships were not deleted so their user names and avatars remain on the list.  What I noticed is that there were a lot of the standard hat avatars, indicating those who have never taken the effort to create and post a unique avatar. If fact, there were 430 standard hat avatars. I also noted that there were 41 avatars with pictures of dogs in them, but only 29 with domestic cats.

What I did take note of is that there were a lot of unique, creative and interesting avatars, and it crossed my mind, why not have an avatar contest, voting for what each of us considers the most unique, creative and interesting avatar. There is no prize, other than glory, but let's try to do it.  Go through the membership list - click on the word "Members" on the list at the top of the page.  There are 43 pages of 24 member names/avatars each, and a final 44th page that could vary, but when I saw it there were 20 on that page.  Choose the one you think should be the winner, and post the user name and avatar of your choice - please choose ONLY ONE, although I know it will be difficult with so many unique, creative and interesting avatars.  To post the avatar, you may have to click on the avatar to go to the member's page, and then there will be a large avatar that you should be able to copy and post to your vote comment. If you have trouble copying and pasting it, just post the user name and I will see if I can post the avatar on your comment.

Of course , the avatar with the greatest number of votes will be the winner.  Let's leave this contest open until after the weekend, then I'll tally it up and announce the winner.

It may take you a little while to go through them, and probably more than once, but this is just for fun, so take a break from the Front Page bantering and do something relaxing and fun instead.

To get this off the ground, here is my choice as the most creative, unique and interesting avatar.  It is CM's avatar:

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Buzz of the Orient
1  author  Buzz of the Orient    7 months ago

Have some fun and give it a shot.

 
 
CM
1.1  CM  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1    6 months ago

Buzz:  Thank you so much, only you and JR could get me online tonight., I will also include Sixpick and Petrie, actually, you're all good guys..

 
 
sixpick
1.2  sixpick  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1    6 months ago

I've looked everywhere on the Internet and the only avatar or picture I've found that is like CM's is the one she has here on NT.  You say her daughter made it for her.  She was obviously very creative.  I guess dealing with all the musical personalities over the years, you were drawn to this one because it is original, although it is a combination of two pictures, very creative, all the same.  It's not who sings the song, plays the song.  It's the person who wrote the song, although many people may sound a lot better than the original author, creativity is the only way the song every existed in the first place. 

I would vote for CM's avatar as being the most original on the site as well.  There are others that are really good as well, but you can find where they got theirs, with the exception of photos of themselves or other things or places they created.

CM's avatar like some of the others sends a message as soon as you see them.

 
 
Kavika
2  Kavika     7 months ago

Al 316

Al-316

 
 
Spikegary
3  Spikegary    7 months ago

Not that I ever see her here, but I like this Avatar:

GeeGee64.jpg

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
3.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Spikegary @3    7 months ago

Please post the user name as well.

 
 
Studiusbagus
3.1.1  Studiusbagus  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.1    7 months ago

That's Gee Gee 64

 
 
Spikegary
3.1.2  Spikegary  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.1    7 months ago

Sorry, my mistake.....one of those busy mornings.

 
 
Studiusbagus
4  Studiusbagus    7 months ago

I have always liked this avatar, Nona62 also used this on another site and for some reason it affected me in a calming manner.

nona.jpg

 
 
sixpick
4.1  sixpick  replied to  Studiusbagus @4    6 months ago

Nona's avatar would be at the top of my list as well.  I like the message I feel when I look at it.  There are a lot of places you can find this one on the Internet, but it was a great choice and from my experience and observation of Nona, it fits her perfectly.

One thing I bet most people who have been on this site don't realize about Nona is she has put up multiples of articles most on here would have put under "Politics and News", but she chose to put them under "Other" instead.  I couldn't believe how many articles Nona has put on this site over the years, screen after screen with 99% of the articles by Nona going back 4 years, which seems to be about as far back as the site has saved articles.

Very inspiring avatar and at the top of my choices as well.

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
4.1.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  sixpick @4.1    6 months ago

Nona also makes great contributions of photos on the Creative Arts group.

 
 
Split Personality
5  Split Personality    7 months ago

Doesn't this one win "by default"? lol

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Buzz of the Orient
5.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Split Personality @5    7 months ago

LOL. The winner is not going to be the number of members USING it, but the number of members VOTING for it in this contest.

 
 
Split Personality
5.1.1  Split Personality  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5.1    7 months ago

Giggle

 
 
LynneA
7  LynneA    7 months ago

Kavika's - Best overall as it instills peace and calm for me.

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After posting realized that's a big bad wolf...don't know how to make smaller, LOL!!

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
7.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  LynneA @7    7 months ago

No problem - I fixed it for you.

 
 
LynneA
7.1.1  LynneA  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.1    7 months ago

Thanks Buzz!  My editing skills are...well they aren't Face Palm

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
7.2  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  LynneA @7    7 months ago

If I had only one word to describe what Kavika's avatar says to me, I would look to the Indian culture and traditions, the word would be "guardian".

 
 
Kavika
7.2.1  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.2    7 months ago

Very good Buzz....

Guardian or Ogichidaa...One who stands between evil and the people. 

The title of this work is ''Wolf Warrior'' or Ogichidaa.

 
 
LynneA
7.2.2  LynneA  replied to  Kavika @7.2.1    7 months ago
One who stands between evil and the people.

All the more reason this image speak to me.  The strength of the wolf, it's loyalty, protector of family and stealthy watching has characteristics I relate to.

 
 
Kavika
7.2.3  Kavika   replied to  LynneA @7.2.2    7 months ago

To the Ojibwe the wolf is a very important part of our existence and our history. 

Thank you for your kind words re the wolf. 

 
 
JohnRussell
8  JohnRussell    7 months ago

Buzz, if I can't vote for the one I used of Donald Trump in a strait-jacket, I will vote for the same one you did, CM's.  It is very cool. 

CM.jpeg

I wish CM would come back here by the way. 

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
8.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JohnRussell @8    7 months ago

I think the contest should be for existing avatars only, John.  By the way, I had a conversation with CM a few months ago, when I complimented her on her avatar. She told me her daughter designed it.

Although so many of them fill the requirements of being unique, creative and interesting, I think her avatar excels in all three.

 
 
CM
8.2  CM  replied to  JohnRussell @8    6 months ago

HI John:  I am not  gone, just taking a break..

 
 
CometRider
9  CometRider    6 months ago

How can I see all the Avatars being used? We use to be able to click on "Members" to see all of the members and their Avatars but now it just shows a few in the upper left-hand corner on the home page.

 
 
pat wilson
9.1  pat wilson  replied to  CometRider @9    6 months ago

Top right on the home page, "members" .

 
 
CometRider
9.1.1  CometRider  replied to  pat wilson @9.1    6 months ago

Thanks, I overlooked it.

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
9.2  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  CometRider @9    6 months ago

Quotation from the article at the top of THIS page:

"Go through the membership list - click on the word "Members" on the list at the top of the page.  There are 43 pages of 24 member names/avatars each, and a final 44th page that could vary, but when I saw it there were 20 on that page.  Choose the one you think should be the winner, and post the user name and avatar of your choice - please choose ONLY ONE, although I know it will be difficult with so many unique, creative and interesting avatars.  To post the avatar, you may have to click on the avatar to go to the member's page, and then there will be a large avatar that you should be able to copy and post to your vote comment. If you have trouble copying and pasting it, just post the user name and I will see if I can post the avatar on your comment."

 
 
Ender
10  Ender    6 months ago

The one of 58rose is kind of sad.

RIP

I always enjoyed his pictorials of the lake and his companion.

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
10.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @10    6 months ago

Just noticed you had not posted the avatar for 58rose.  Here it is:

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Kavika
11  Kavika     6 months ago

I'm going to add Tsula avatar Buzz. For our new members, Tsula was a WWII vet as were his 4 brothers. A gentle man with wonderful photos that he would publish. 

Tsula walked on a few years ago and is missed by most of the ''old timers'' on NT. 

Tsula

Wanakiwin niijii (peace my brother)

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
11.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @11    6 months ago

He was a great photographer.

 
 
1stwarrior
11.2  1stwarrior  replied to  Kavika @11    6 months ago

Great photo of Grandfather Tsula - thanks Kavika.

 
 
Raven Wing
11.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @11    6 months ago

You beat me to it, Kavika. I have always loved his Avatar. Thank you for posting it. (smile)

 
 
Raven Wing
11.4  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @11    6 months ago

I'll vote for Tsula as well, as he was my first choice. 

 
 
Raven Wing
12  Raven Wing    6 months ago

As my favorite choice has already been taken by Kavika, I will vote for my second favorite choice;

WK UsidiAwigina

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CometRider
12.1  CometRider  replied to  Raven Wing @12    6 months ago

You could have voted for the same one as Kavika did. The contest winner will be the user's avatar that receives the most votes.  Change your vote.

 
 
Raven Wing
12.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  CometRider @12.1    6 months ago

Thanks for the heads up. I see people voting for various others, so I thought I had to vote for someone else. 

 
 
Raven Wing
12.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Raven Wing @12    6 months ago

I will forgo my vote for this one for my vote for Tsula. I misunderstood the rules for voting. 

 
 
dave-2693993
12.2.1  dave-2693993  replied to  Raven Wing @12.2    6 months ago

I also, will cast my vote for Tsula.

 
 
Raven Wing
12.2.2  Raven Wing  replied to  dave-2693993 @12.2.1    6 months ago

Thank you. He was one of our most treasured Members here on NT, and still is, even though he has moved on to the next steps of his own eternal journey now. 

 
 
CometRider
14  CometRider    6 months ago

I can't get the avatar to show. I vote for BeastoftheEast

https://thenewstalkers.com/profile/image/profile_image/2092/xxlarge/_v=1507275152

 
 
Raven Wing
14.1  Raven Wing  replied to  CometRider @14    6 months ago

_v=1507275152

There ya go! 

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
14.1.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @14.1    6 months ago

Thanks RW. You beat me to it by 10 minutes. 

 
 
Raven Wing
14.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @14.1.1    6 months ago

You're welcome, Buzz. (grin)

 
 
CometRider
14.1.3  CometRider  replied to  Raven Wing @14.1    6 months ago

Thank you, Raven, and thank you Buzz for your good intentions.

 
 
Raven Wing
14.1.4  Raven Wing  replied to  CometRider @14.1.3    6 months ago

You're very welcome. Glad I could help. (smile)

 
 
arkpdx
15  arkpdx    6 months ago

I dont care what any of you say, I think that the picture of Waldo D. Basset that I use for my avatar is the the absolute best looking one ever .

 
 
321steve
15.1  321steve  replied to  arkpdx @15    6 months ago
the picture of Waldo D. Basset that I use for my avatar is the the absolute best looking one

For me its a toss up yours or Skrekk's 

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
15.1.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  321steve @15.1    6 months ago

Maybe we should have a contest limited to avatars with dogs on them - there are over 40 of them.

 
 
Kavika
15.1.2  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @15.1.1    6 months ago

Ok, if it's dogs then Wiki Warrior Wonder Wiener wins, it's no contest. 

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Buzz of the Orient
15.1.3  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @15.1.2    6 months ago

LOL. Wiki wins OR ELSE!!!!

 
 
Raven Wing
15.1.4  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @15.1.2    6 months ago

The 'eyes' have it, you might say. (grin)

 
 
pat wilson
15.2  pat wilson  replied to  arkpdx @15    6 months ago

He looks like a sweetie.

 
 
CometRider
15.3  CometRider  replied to  arkpdx @15    6 months ago

Best dog avatar perhaps, not the best of all the avatars

 
 
arkpdx
15.3.1  arkpdx  replied to  CometRider @15.3    6 months ago

I am just a bit biased I think.i think Waldo is the best in all possible categiries. 

 
 
lady in black
16  lady in black    6 months ago

Newer picture of Shadow for the contest

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
16.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  lady in black @16    6 months ago

So many members have dogs, although I no longer do I think I should do an dog beauty contest article. That should be fun - I would post a photo of the dog I once had for 17 years, and my daughter's two dogs that also passed on.

 
 
arkpdx
16.1.1  arkpdx  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @16.1    6 months ago

Between my beautiful Miss Molly the terrierist and Waldo D. Basset my dogs would win hands down .

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
16.1.2  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  arkpdx @16.1.1    6 months ago

LOL. You just made me realize that maybe I shouldn't do it. It could lead to some big verbal arguments, and even CoC violations on NT.

 
 
lady in black
16.1.3  lady in black  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @16.1.2    6 months ago

Lol....Of course we would all be biased.

 
 
CometRider
17  CometRider    6 months ago

This is my new avatar for the contest

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
17.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  CometRider @17    6 months ago

A little scary but interesting.  What is the significance, with respect to yourself?

 
 
CometRider
17.1.1  CometRider  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @17.1    6 months ago
What is the significance, with respect to yourself?
None, I'm just trying to win the contest LOL
 
 
kpr37
17.2  kpr37  replied to  CometRider @17    6 months ago

SALVADOR DALÍ  Dan (Twelve Tribes of Israel)Cool dragon, Here is mine

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
17.2.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  kpr37 @17.2    6 months ago

Your avatar didn't show up on my screen, so in case anyone else had the same problem, here it is again. kpr37's avatar.

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IceMan
18  IceMan    6 months ago

I vote for PJ5850s avatar that's a cool dragon. Sorry, I don't how to copy and past his avatar.

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
18.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  IceMan @18    6 months ago

And the NT glitch monster strikes again. I posted this already, and it disappeared.  Here is PJ5850's avatar:

PJ5850

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
19  author  Buzz of the Orient    6 months ago

We have a winner!

As I had originally said, the winner would be declared after the weekend.  At this point no comments have been posted for two days.  On adding up the thumbs-up on the submissions, Nona's avatar has far exceeded any other, as deserving as all are of being prize-winners.  Nona's avatar, submitted by Studiusbagus is therefore the winning avatar - chosen to be the most unique, creative and interesting.

nona.jpg

Sure as hell I'm going to stay outside of Wiki's reach for a while.

 
 
Raven Wing
19.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @19    6 months ago

Nona will be very proud!! And she deserves the win. Clapping

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
19.1.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @19.1    6 months ago

Perhaps she will explain to us her concept, why she created (or copied?) it, what she wanted it to mean. I have not seen her comments for a while, so I notified her by PN.

 
 
Raven Wing
19.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @19.1.1    6 months ago

She is still around here, she has commented on the Cat Adorers group, and my latest posted creation in Kavika's group. So I know she is still with here, even if she may not comment much.

 
 
Krishna
19.1.3  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @19.1.1    6 months ago
Perhaps she will explain to us her concept, why she created (or copied?) it

By Anna Sabotina. There are several versions. I've seen it titled "Winter Beauty Woman" and also "Diamond Girl". Here are a few versions.

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
19.1.4  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @19.1.3    6 months ago

Thank you Krishna.

 
 
Nona62
20  Nona62    6 months ago

Thank you for choosing my avatar !!  I found it on the internet several years ago, and it jumped out at me.. I found it to be extremely pretty and unusual.    (plus, blue is my favorite color)   Winking 2

 
 
sixpick
20.1  sixpick  replied to  Nona62 @20    6 months ago

Nona, your avatar is astounding and gives on the feeling of serenity.  Congratulations!!!

 
 
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