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#257598 - 03/14/13 07:29 PM Re: Avatars and Signatures [Re: spuds]
Jeanette_Isabelle Online   content
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2947
Loc: Nacogdoches, Texas
Thank you for your suggestion. I need an avatar that best represents me for this type of forum.

Though I prefer an adult female character, Fleda best fits my criteria. She is a female geek, like I am, and she has skills common to members of this forum: fishing, gardening and using a firearm.

Jeanette Isabelle
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I'm not sure whose twisted idea it was to put hundreds of adolescents in underfunded schools run by people whose dreams were crushed years ago, but I admire the sadism. -- Wednesday Adams, Wednesday

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#257748 - 03/19/13 07:52 AM Re: Avatars and Signatures [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Chisel Offline
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Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 1562
I am not fond of signatures and avatars in general . I have seen some people spending lots of thinking times about these when they should think of what they write in their posts.

However, if I was to choose a signature,
.... I do not watch much TV, and I am not fond of most of the media
So, the signature I would choose is :

( Media, the weapon of mass distr-A-ction )

It's not my invention, I heard it somewhere and liked it very much

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#257750 - 03/19/13 08:34 AM Re: Avatars and Signatures [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 3151
Loc: Big Sky Country
I like Avatars. It makes it really handy to have a visual representation of people; it's similar to dividing long posts up into paragraphs. It helps me keep track of who's saying what. Sig lines aren't terribly important but they're neat to help personalize the forums or include important links.
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#271327 - 08/18/14 02:44 PM Re: Avatars and Signatures [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Registered: 09/20/09
Posts: 158
Loc: MO, On the Mississippi
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. I loved the book. I have always tried to laugh at myself and the book if full of a peculiar humor that doesn't try for seriousness. And my name is Jim so that makes my life easier.
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#271350 - 08/19/14 02:40 PM Re: Avatars and Signatures [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Registered: 01/04/07
Posts: 339
Loc: New York, NY
This thread made me realize that after seven years on the board, I still hadn't picked an avatar.

The story behind the name goes way back. When I was growing up in Arizona in the 60a and 70s I would read stories in the newspaper about the Desert Fox. It was the nickname given to a former Marine Corps survival instructor who ended up in prison. Some say he beat his girlfriend, the daughter of a politically connected fellow. Others say he was set up because daddy didn't like the relationship.

Either way, the guy would regularly escape from the prison in Florence, which then was out in the middle of the desert. He would manage to elude pursuit by helicopter, mounted patrols etc. for days. Without gear, food or water. In the desert.

Thought it was appropriate for a survival forum.

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#289464 - 06/16/18 01:37 AM Re: Avatars and Signatures [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Continuing with the cliche of the female geek with dark hair and glasses, I'm using this cute image of Margo from the Despicable Me franchise. She is one tough twelve-year-old.

Jeanette Isabelle
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I'm not sure whose twisted idea it was to put hundreds of adolescents in underfunded schools run by people whose dreams were crushed years ago, but I admire the sadism. -- Wednesday Adams, Wednesday

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#289466 - 06/16/18 05:16 AM Re: Avatars and Signatures [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 2322
Loc: Colorado
This thread made me think - I've been hanging around here for a few years now, maybe I ought to post up an avatar? Yeah, took me a while to finally get around to it. The one I chose is "The Flatirons" a few miles west of my house. They look like huge slabs of rock leaning up against the foothills just outside Boulder Colorado.

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#289728 - 07/03/18 01:17 AM Re: Avatars and Signatures [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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I updated my signature with a Floridian proverb that our Torah teacher taught us.

Jeanette Isabelle
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I'm not sure whose twisted idea it was to put hundreds of adolescents in underfunded schools run by people whose dreams were crushed years ago, but I admire the sadism. -- Wednesday Adams, Wednesday

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#291713 - 01/27/19 01:21 AM Re: Avatars and Signatures [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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My current signature is a quote from my favorite engineer.

Jeanette Isabelle
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I'm not sure whose twisted idea it was to put hundreds of adolescents in underfunded schools run by people whose dreams were crushed years ago, but I admire the sadism. -- Wednesday Adams, Wednesday

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#291719 - 01/27/19 03:11 PM Re: Avatars and Signatures [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
pforeman Offline
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Registered: 04/23/08
Posts: 237
Loc: Iowa
I picked the Sheltie as we had a Shetland Sheep Dog (George) and he was a valued member of the family and a likeable loyal dog. I've also worked in several 'criminal justice' / public service jobs and the wife has joked since she met me that I'm always prepared and ready for what ever may come up - the Minute Man from the Revolutionary war is what she claimed I was, being ready to respond within a minute. That was our Sheltie always ready - the whole 'sheepdog' analogy, which I don't fully agree with but it can fit, also comes into play. Thus the little dog avatar.

I've never used a standard signature line but always liked the line from the Terminator movie series: "Come with me if you want to live" - it makes me smile.

Paul -

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