HilbertSpace, I will definitely remember you by your avatar. That is the best one ever.
I'm still trying to spot the little cancer-ridden human, plaintively gripping the bars of his cage...
Regarding the original question, I prefer to go by avatar, since that's what the member "looks like" in my mind. But as Fortunoodle's Scooby-Doo metaphor so aptly conveyed it, I'm not often given that option.
I propose a rule for this forum: A member may only change their avatar if they morph it gradually over a period of at least a week.
I'm not a procrastinator. I'm a long-term planner.
I don't have avatars switched on right now, just as an experiment. I think that sometimes how much I like or dislike what is in a person's avatar affects the way I see them as a person. After all, it is a representation that they picked for themselves, yes?
Normally, I would glance at the avatar and vaguely associate it with whatever the user name is. Most of the time i'm more interested in what someone has to say than who it actually is...unless it was a particularly good or bad or interesting post.
Originally Posted by Martoon
Don't just assume that every erection is in your honor.