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What do you think about someone stealing your avatar?

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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Just wondering what you folks think about someone stealing someone's avatar (as in right click/copy image.... steal and create as my own avatar!)<br><br>
This happened to me at another forum with a personal photo I took and it kinda bugs me!
 

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Beth- you need me to . . . um. . .<i>talk</i> to someone for ya!?!?! (And just in case Ms. Theia is lurking - I very specifically did NOT put quotes there. . .<img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">)<br><br>
Lemme at 'em!
 

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It's some dude in TN. I'm pretty sure we could take him! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> Thanks, Mary!!
 

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I'd keep my eye on them
 

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I got your back, always. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
then we go for beer.<br><br><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Woot! My treat! <img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif">
 

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if it is your photo, that is creepy and wrong. If it was something generic like an M-Dot or something, then no biggie.
 

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It wasn't a photo of me, it's a photo of a sports player I took. I double checked and it IS the exact same photo (at first I thought maybe it was just coincidence) because you can see the markings on the ice under his skates, the angle of his stick, etc... it's the same photo. What's an m-dot?
 

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This happened on another board I was on a few years ago. If you took pictures and posted them to share, it's very uncool for people to copy and use them. But it is done.<br><br>
It would bug me and I'd ask them to take it down.
 

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You mean like our picture of taggy? <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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I sent him a friendly PM asking where he got the pic "out of curiosity" (sorry Theia!) I complemented him on his sig since it was something about my (well apparently his too!) favorite player! Hopefully that will get him to respond. I'm hoping that he just thought it was a google image (since it's so good! <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"> ) and didn't think about it. Still, once he responds I will ask him to change it. There must be a million images of this player he could use instead.
 

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The guy's screen name is "pond scum". I was wondering if maybe he's like their Anty! I'm still new-ish to the board and don't know everyone's stories yet.
 

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oh, ok, i thought it was a picture of you. Here's my concern, if i saw a post by that user, i may think they were you, because it was the same avatar. Just like when PH has tither's picture in his avatar, half the time i thought it was her posting <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Uh, from what I've heard, apparently it's quite popular!<br><br>
Thanks, Eldude.... I knew it was familiar, but didn't know the name! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
And Meri, that's exactly what I thought. I was reading the thread and as I scrolled down I was like "wait? I've responded to this??"
 
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