Avatars being removed from Alien Soup (Read!)

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  1. Alien

    Alien Regular Member

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    Okay, here is the current list of Avatars being considered for removal from our list.

    Please respond here if you have it, and are desperate to keep it.

    If you have one of these and don't mind changing it, you may via the 'Profile' link in the table of contents to the left. If you are the only one who has the Avatar to date, you may request it to be available to ONLY you as well...

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    Beach Ball
    Birthday Cake 2
    Bowling
    Canon
    Cards
    Cheeks
    Computer Smiley
    Dart Board
    Dinosaur
    Easter Egg
    Easter Egg 2
    Genie
    Handy
    Happy Face
    Ice Skate
    Joystick
    Knife
    Oh Blue
    Oh My
    Pout Face
    Red Buggy
    Red Car
    Spear
    Triangle Face
    Yellow Fish

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  2. eminem

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    Mine is staying .

    Anyone who is unsure of which on that they are using should go here

    <font color="#000000">[Edited by eminem on July 08, 2000 (edited 1 time)]</font>
     
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  3. Prox

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    Bummer mine is gone...Hey Alien since mine is leaving is there any way you could find me either an MP5 or AWP from counter-strike for an Avatar? I would appreciate it. If not I guess I will find another one.

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  4. Alien

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    Hopefully we can find one of those, I haven't seen one around as I recall, but I might not have tried hard enough! .

    Keep your eyes open, and do a search on the web, you might just get lucky...

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  5. Lila

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    So, umm, by chance, am I the only one with the Disappointed face?
    I really do like that face. It kills me every time I see it all crinkled up and sour faced looking that that.
    Buuuuuuuuuut, I'll change.
    Do I have to?
     
  6. possum37

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    Okay, since the only stupid questions are the ones that never get asked, here goes. How in the world do you use an avatar that isn't on the avatar list (ie. CaptKirk's). Personally, I would love a butterfly..they're my fave . (Or, an angel would work.) If someone would just tell me where I could find or make avatars, and then how to use them, I'd appreciate it. Thanks .

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  8. possum37

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    Good question. Is there a file size/format to be used? Any particular dimensions? A certain # of colors?


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  9. CaptKirk

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    I can tell you what I did to make it quick for Alien to put up my custom Avatar:

    1. They are 32 pixels by 32 pixels
    2. I set mine to 256 color (loads quicker) but it appears the board can handle more if needed.
    3. Transparent background- not sure if required, but I think this makes it easier on Alien.
    4. GIF format (easier for Alien??)

    I used Paint Shop Pro and it was a snap. I copied the Trek swoosh and glasses face from here, then edited the swoosh and shrunk it (PSP does this easily with the "resize command". I opened up the face, enlarged the canvas (to make room for the swoosh), pasted it in, cropped as close as possible keeping the image SQUARE, then resized to 32x32, did a bit of cleanup, then reduced the color depth, set a tranparent background, saved as a GIF (supports tranparent background), then emailed to Alien.

    Didn't take long at all. If you are interested, I think you can download a shareware version of PSP at: www.jasc.com

    Not that I need extra work, but I can quickly tune up a graphic for a few friends here who email their rough draft version to kirkb@audiohighway.net. If I get overwhelmed, I'll call "uncle". .

    Good luck! (and sorry about the extra work for you Alien..)

    CK

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  10. mthrlangl

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    I think I'm sticking to the cute cat..

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  11. Alien

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    I'll take a look later tonight for a Butterfly or Angel for you and post my results. .

    Designing them/editing one together is one method, however many users here just have a custom one that I have found for them, or they had found around the web...

    I can probably find something, it takes 2 minutes to give you a custom one, the hard part is finding a NICE one. .


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    &gt;I really like my "yellow weird."

    &gt;q: why are some going away? i SUPPOSE i could change, &gt;but it'll be heartbreaking.

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    whups, didn't read carefully. i thought the ones in your list were the ones staying. sorry.

    is anyone else using "yellow weird?"

    <font color="#000000">[Edited by monsieurjohn on July 19, 2000 (edited 1 time)]</font>
     
  13. mthrlangl

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    Thanks, Alien! Once again, you kick ass .

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    Didn't find any good angels as of yet, but here's some butterflies.

    Let me know if one catches your fancy. .

    <IMG SRC="http://216.10.26.43/images/butterfly.gif" border=0><IMG SRC="http://216.10.26.43/images/butterfly2.gif" border=0>
    <IMG SRC="http://216.10.26.43/images/butterfly3.gif" border=0><IMG SRC="http://216.10.26.43/images/butterfly4.gif" border=0>
    <IMG SRC="http://216.10.26.43/images/butterfly5.gif" border=0><IMG SRC="http://216.10.26.43/images/butterfly6.gif" border=0>

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  15. CaptKirk

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    Alien, check your mail- I sent a so-so angel I worked up...

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    Oh my God..you guys are just *too* nice to me. Alien, I like the monarch butterfly (upper left). And, Capt, you worked an angel up for me?!?!?!? /me kisses Alien's big knobbly alien head and Capt's cute little Starfleet nose

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  17. CaptKirk

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    mthrlangl- Don't get too excited- the full size version I worked up is nice, but at 32 x 32 Avatar size, it loses a lot of detail. I was not overly happy with the result but it might be passable. I'm going to need to keep looking for just the right avatar for an "elvin silver angel"...

    I'm happy to do it- I was moved by your user name and I am moved by your current situation (I've been lurking on other threads and just wanted to do SOMETHING for you...)

    <font color="#000000">[Edited by CaptKirk on July 21, 2000 (edited 1 time)]</font>
     
  18. Alien

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    Here's CaptKirk's thoughtful gift. .

    <IMG SRC="http://216.10.26.43/images/angel1.gif" border=0>

    He was right, you do deserve something.

    Probably a whole lot of somethings. Hmm...

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  19. Alien

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    Just let me know which avatar you want, and I'll make it active for you...

    (I can continue hunting as well when I have some time, if you're not happy with the ones provided).

    P.S. Hang in there, my thoughts are with you during this trying time.

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  20. mthrlangl

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    You guys really are just too cool for words. I love you all to bits and teeny tiny pieces . Capt, you rock . Alien you kick ass . Everybody else, you're awesome . This was a wonderful way to start my day .

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