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    Quote Originally Posted by Tejano View Post
    Mine is of me racing my bike.. is that OK??
    Only if we can see your face well enough to recognize you as you. Numerious folks are already abusing my statement about it being ok to have a picture of yourself, in the sense that their picture "of themself" is really just a picture of some human of some sort that could be anyone on Earth or even a manequin for all we can actually see in the picture.

    I presumed it obvious the purpose of that is to get some sense of who we are talking with and to recognize the member when encountered in real life. A tiny photo where your face cannot be seen is worthless really, so if all one can conjure up is a "body" shot, then change it to something machine tool related or don't have an avatar at all.

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    Default Avatar Pixels ??

    If I have a 1,000,000 pixel picture will the Avatar process shrink the whole image to 80 x 80 or to allowed size? Or do I have to shrink it first?

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    Is a picture of a lathe dog allowed?


    that could be considered frivolous.

    What about a mill hound?
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecr View Post
    Is a picture of a lathe dog allowed?


    that could be considered frivolous.

    What about a mill hound?
    Excellent idea Joe...makes for a way more interesting photo too.

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    Metalcutter,

    Insert your picture in a word document and save it as a web page. This will give you a folder with the big picture and a thumbnail. The small picture is almost always small enough for avatars, etc.

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    Avatar
    –noun
    1. Hindu Mythology. the descent of a deity to the earth in an incarnate form or some manifest shape; the incarnation of a god.
    2. an embodiment or personification, as of a principle, attitude, or view of life.
    3. Computers. a graphical image that represents a person, as on the Internet.

    Since meanings 2 and 3 seem to apply here, limiting an avatar to a machine or machine related picture would seem in most instances to negate the meaning of the word.

    Or perhaps we are all nothing more than machines.

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    is it ok to have avatar with my machinist crew

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chipsweeper View Post
    is it ok to have avatar with my machinist crew
    It is as long as there are machines in the backgound

    But really the idea of human pictures in avatar is to be able to recognize the face in the avatar and if the face is too small to recognize, what is the point really ?

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    This is an interesting topic of discussion..... very amusing thanks in part to the main antagonist OX..... who would have guessed that one

    I find the avatar guidelines a bit constricting only because really they are so dang small that they make 90% of all interesting pictures a mass glob of nothing. Mine for example is the 1/2 mill of industrial duct work that my crew and I installed in TN. Milacron's I thought was a castle in flames and that always made me wonder about him.....

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    hmmmm . . . time to put my dentures back in.

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    Default Foundry LOL Sand castings, not machining

    Quote Originally Posted by Milacron View Post
    It's pretty much as machining related as it gets.... the genesis of machine tools.... a painting of the first production iron foundry in the world... where what we discuss here all started.

    Most folks that know machine tool history would recognize the famous painting at Ironbridge, UK.... if the uneducated don't, that's their problem, not mine.
    John Parsons (American) invented CNC
    Pouring liquid metal in sand castings isn't machining.
    That goes way back to the bronze age.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CNC EXPEART View Post
    Pouring liquid metal in sand castings isn't machining.
    Didn't say it was. The iron foundry at ironbridge nonetheless represents the genesis of machine tools and machining as we know it today.
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