yes, that's why for the most part i've kept to the same avy-character since my 2nd avy change (while infrequently changing the pic, its always the same guy in it, and might be for awhile).
when others change their avatars it takes awhile to get used to it, but i am more of a "relate to the content" guy anyway, so it can be sort of fun, you're answering a post and suddenly you realize the person you're quoting sounds familiar... "oh wait isn't that?" *check the name* oh right...
Do you feel like avatars play a role in the idea you have of other members? How so?
Yes. I do notice them, and do take them into consideration. Not in a deliberate way like I think it's an infallible clue or anything, but in a way that I notice I do it. Your avatar, for instance, gives me a sense of you being a bit playful but thoughtful. I don't, however, take my 'evaluation' seriously in that I think it must be right. Only in that it personalizes the poster in such a way that they feel more real and individual. I can't help but see them as "this is how this person wishes to express themselves. For whatever their reasons, this is still how they chose to do it." So it counts.
Originally Posted by Rasofy
Do you notice a change in the responses according to how friendly/sexy/intellectual your avatar is?
I've always noticed this. Actually, I've noticed it so much that I began, years ago, to start using avatars which are as close to depicting me as possible both physically (blonde, etc.), while still being somewhat abstract to express my personality. They're a blend of those two. Because it feels like the response I'm getting isn't accurate when it's not "me." Which seriously bugs that part of me that needs truth and also makes me feel disingenuous or feel like I'm being a liar.
For the few that annoy me, I use Adblock. It's rare, but it happens.