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    Hi,

    I do not get it: why all forum members are not using this hint?

    You know that each forum member can attach a picture - avatar. I have visited hundreds of forums. And you know I still remember some of the pictures, over the years.

    This is my personal opinion only, but look what stuck in my memory. I figured out three types of pictures:

    (1) Your photo that describes your profession or personality. If you are a business person, good suit that looks fine on you would be fine. If you are a racer, put on the helmet, but people must see your eyes - eye contact is very important. I don't think that if you are a butcher, an axe in your hands wouldn't be a great idea. Trust be, I still remember a guy sitting at the truck wheel, whom I have been foruming with a year and a half ago.

    (2) Your photo at rest. Better with some amazing ocean view at the back. Just think of it, people are sitting at the computer and typing the whole day long. They are tired. And them they see a vacation of their dream at your photo background, and you in the shorts. 'Hm, this guy is having good rest. Maybe he is making good money?' But the point is not catching someone with your profit level. When they scroll down the replies to their post and see this picture, the eye just sticks to it and can't get away.

    (3) Freestyle. Well, this is the most difficult. The picture can be anything, but VERY stylish. If you are Salvador Dali, or Picaso, or you feel real talent for drawing something, or your friend has - then give it a try. Make any picture you wish, but it must be a magnet; people must stare at it saying 'Wow, this is ******* amazing! Who made it?!'

    One more time I will say, this is my personal opinion only. But these are the things I remember over months. All other smilies, little squirrels, dancing bananas, flowers - they all blended into one coctail in my mind. Today when I scroll the forums, my eye skips them. This is all.

    P.S. Don't want to get creative about your forum photo? There is a safe solution. Put your company or product logo. Give it more publicity.

    P.P.S. Don't take my suggestions about the picture personal. I do not want to offend anybody.

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    >Increase Clicks on Your Forum Posts

    I'll be sure to make THAT a priorty...

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    I have invested many hours in getting my Icon and Domain branded at ABW. Some actually recognize and seek out my Branded posts ... most just place me on ignor and miss out on all the goodies.
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    If that all doesn't work to start a buzz, you can always start a Google update thread. Even if there's no update, it's good for at least 500 posts about how Google is broke and ruining people's lives so they have to go live in boxes under a bridge.

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    how Google is broke and ruining people's lives so they have to go live in boxes under a bridge.
    THATS ME !!!
    my picture is not realy me , i took it from a business weekly mag.
    i live in that box under the bridge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by webworker
    If that all doesn't work to start a buzz, you can always start a Google update thread. Even if there's no update, it's good for at least 500 posts about how Google is broke and ruining people's lives so they have to go live in boxes under a bridge.
    now that's hilarious...
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    Quote Originally Posted by webworker
    If that all doesn't work to start a buzz, you can always start a Google update thread. Even if there's no update, it's good for at least 500 posts about how Google is broke and ruining people's lives so they have to go live in boxes under a bridge.
    I'm making a lot of money selling boxes to those people. Btw Neil, your box payments are behind. If you don't pay soon, I'll have to show up there with my box crusher. No box for you! One year!!
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    Click for Sexy Clicks
    • I use that one for all my product descriptions.
    • It usually works 1 time. But man, the clicks...
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    why all forum members are not using this hint?
    I don't know...maybe the same reason you don't have an avatar here?

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    ... or a picture in his/her profile? LOL
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    Personally I think *I* have the best avatar on the boards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellie aka Ms. B
    Personally I think *I* have the best avatar on the boards.
    Kellie,

    You are definitely "A Best Snoop". With an avatar like that, no wonder the networks and parasites shake in their boots when they see you lurking around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellie aka Ms. B
    Personally I think *I* have the best avatar on the boards.
    Nope...MINE is the one that's out of this world!
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    LOL Leader. All that's missing from mine is to have him open that trenchcoat and flash my AFP logo.

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    Ok that's it .... Contest!
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    Here's how *I* think the contest should go: A poll as stated below:


    How has the best avatar on the board?

    1. Kellie
    2. Ms. B
    3. BLFH
    4. aka
    Number 4 is so Billy K can vote. I think this would make for a very fair contest.

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    Contest, great.

    Looks like I gotta run and find an avatar now for my forum, someone asked me about that once.

    Neil, can I borrow yours and make a small change, since that's not really you.


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    Continued Success,

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    It's all a matter of branding. I'll leave mine alone as just a head shot would not do me complete justice.
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    Neil, can I borrow yours and make a small change, since that's not really you.
    only if you promise to take 10 years and 20 kgs of me please ...ooopss..
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    What do you think of my Heinstein avatar?

    Unfortunatly it's quite the opposite to the stage i'm at with marketing and how people perceive me to be at the moment but my avatar gives me motivation which i really need.

    Jonah!

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    How I like it is very relative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellie aka Ms. B
    How has the best avatar on the board?

    1. Kellie
    2. Ms. B
    3. BLFH
    4. aka
    Number 4 is so Billy K can vote. I think this would make for a very fair contest.
    5. Tj <-- Choose my baby! LOL

    I'll overlook your typo Ms B.
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