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Do you judge someone on their avatar? 

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471 deviants said sometimes it's a bad habbit...
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344 deviants said no *comment please
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255 deviants said yes *comment please tell us the reason*

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:iconlorienstarlight:
lorienstarlight Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If it says something offensive, yes.
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:iconrubersoulbritt:
rubersoulbritt Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
no that ridiculous. but if the avatar is cool i'll check them out. so i guess yes..but in a good way
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alicenpai Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope, imo a person's art tells us a lot more about them than their avatar does. I don't care if is blank or not visually appealing. It doesn't influence me to like their art more or less!
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VICINITYOFOBSC3NITY Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Sometimes. If someone has an avatar of a penis then we tend to think they are a pretty sexual, outrageous person. Your avatar should represent you.
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aquamarinetiger98 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just about everyone's avatars are creative, because they choose it to represent themselves in one way or another. Usually when someone comments I feel like its their avatar or meaning of their avatar is speaking :XD:
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:iconlijj:
Lijj Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Sort of.. If the avatar consists of real pixel art I think they're smart.
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DawningRose Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Photographer
Well I look at someones avatar evn just in a comment and then I'll click on it, because it looks cool, I don't think badly about peoples avatars. I just think they are cool, and they are!
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iAmoret Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Omigosh, no matter how much I hate to admit it, YES. I mean you can tell what their art is like about 80 percent of the time. A wonderful example of an exception to that rule is actually myself. You can thank like four iPod Touch photo editing programs for that. :giggle:
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ashoffeathers Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Avatars give me a clue of what to expect from that person's gallery so, yes
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TheCrazyandInsane Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Somewhat, I'll admit; it also depends on their signature, if they have one, sometimes. /: D If it's a clipping of one of their drawings or it'ms moving or such, I may be interested...y'know, that's just me. :shrug: I say their signature too, since it can be something about 'this person doesn't brush their teeth' and gives a trick link, or a quote off of A Midsummer Night's Dream, or just something that's well thought-up and funny.
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DRAGONHATAKE Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I don't judge by the avatar I judge by their artwork.If you don't give the other person a chance they could have some really coo artwork.
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Laurir Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
If I see someone with an intriguing avatar I'll check out their page (:
Not entirely sure how you can judge someone based on an icon though?
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PainterUnknownRadian Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes an avatar may reflect ones own artistic ability, but that's only sometimes. If it's a drawing of ones own gallery, and it doesn't look too good, it could possibly be taken for granted. You never know until you take a peek. Judging a book by it's cover is often inaccurate. Anyone can be a great artist, regardless how their avatar attracts viewers. It could look really cool! And the art could perhaps turn out to be, not as good as you thought or was hoping it to be.
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:iconbrittam:
BrittaM Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Yes. Because I'm a judgmental prick.
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Peekeeboo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no, absolutely not. An avatar is just a symbol it's the person's art that attracts me.
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2hokage Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
its rediculous to even concider that someones avatar somehow pertains to their ability as an artist..
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lapin-foufou Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Yes. Its a dp, profile image, etc... so i assume it represents what kind of dev page you may have, very much like a group stamp, i expect it to be like the cover of a book
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chipmunk53412 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I wouldn't judge someone based on their avatar! I mean, someone could have a...for le example: They could have a pic of a Littlest Pet Shop, and they're 20 and extremely serious :/ You could refer a sexual avatar to a perv. Yet someone has a avvie like that and they're really not like that. Or nice. :3
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BeyondSenses Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
I wouldn't necessary say "judge;" it's more like avatars give me an idea of what each artist is like or is interested in. It's obviously not the whole picture of their identity, so I'd look at each person's gallery and profile to learn more about them

Interesting avatars do catch my attention, though :)
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Sarah-BK Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Some people have avatars which have nothing to do with their actual art, so I've learnt it's pointless to judge from avatars. For those that do judge however, I've made mine specifically for them :)
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thelittleone Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I use my avatar as a mini advertisement of my capabilities. Mind you, the particular image i'm using now was colored by someone else, I drew the original and chose the composition in a way I felt expressed who I am. I feel others should understand this concept of "self advertisement" and showcase a teaser of their greatest works in their avatar, not some stupid fandom they like that tells me nothing of what they're capable of. Give me a reason to click!!
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Mominer Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
There are many avatars consisting of artistic images a woman's face, but the artist is a dude. So not really.
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curlandgrazes Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Avatars are designed to be a summary of your profile. By design we are so, so much inclined to judge the owner on the profile through this. More often than not too it is a relatively accurate indication of the kind of profile you would see should you click on it to explore. On the flip side too, I know that my own avatar is chosen by me to portray myself in a particular way, and I expect it to be "judged" as it were based on the avatar I chose too.
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BMelon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I do it... but only if the avatar calls my atention, for example: if the avatar looks reaaally cool then Iīll go to the profile to check his/her work.. But I donīt usually judge the personality or stuff like that because u canīt tell almost anything but the taste for certain things :)
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:iconarnald23:
Arnald23 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Filmographer
I do sometime depending if their avatar is....strange
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:iconlosijana:
Losijana Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I think it kinda reflects on what they might be like.

But I usually judge them by their art and their descriptions. XD

Cuz people usually draw how they feel and their style~

Lol,it's very hard to explain...but I think you get what I mean,right?^^''
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WinglessFairy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
A leetle~ but I judge them on the gallery MOOOUR MUAHAHAHAHA >8D
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A-n-t-e-n-o-r-A Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, but only as a sign of what they might like
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fafranca Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No I donīt, we are all creatives. ;) :)
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:iconfantreasureplanetljs:
fantreasureplanetljs Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Never. :no:
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c00kie-l0ver Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student General Artist
no not really:heart:
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JasminnimsaJ Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
I have a weird avatar myself so i don't judge by avatar, i really hope you don't eighter :3
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TheNanners Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
if they have a cool avatar (that looks like something they made) I guess I'm more likely to check out their profile, but other than that i dont really care
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:iconkattugglan:
kattugglan Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah, what you Said.. ^^
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:icononigiripandah:
OnigiriPandah Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Artist
NO it'll only tell me if they are a photographer, cosplayer, or an artist
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:iconpossumfan:
PossumFan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No, I don't.
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ARTificialphanTOM Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, I never make a judgement based on an avatar but the psychological analysis of why people choose their avatar would be fascinating.
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Van-Dunkelschreiber Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no but I have noticed how an avatar can influence a comment
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shlebby Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do sometimes. If they have an icon with Edward or something like that on it, I automatically don't want to talk to them.
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Lakikana Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
only in the sense that, if I think someone's avatar is kick-ass, I will be more likely to check out their gallery to see if there's more like it/the original picture
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I-Love-To-Comment Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Nu, I don't really talk to others on here, I just look at peoples work and if I like it I comment/fave and if I love it I watch them XD
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I-Love-To-Comment Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Nu, I don't really talk to others on here, I just look at peoples work and if I like it I comment/fave and if I love it I watch them XD
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KrystinaLeigh Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't usually judge somebody by their avatar, it is kind of like judging a book by their cover. However, I don't like the avatars with breasts and butt bouncing or anything in that regard. I don't mind nudity as an art form, but I do believe in crossing the line and objectifying men and women.
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:iconyllari:
Yllari Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
No, an avatar is just a picture.
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:iconnefere:
Nefere Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Oh and I hate avatars with bouncing breasts and big butts :grump: It makes the deviant look like a total pervert, even if they aren't.
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Nefere Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Usually no, but it gets a bit annoying when someone who can't draw that good has an amazing avatar. That can get really confusing.
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myevilgoodies Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I judge only based on whether I think the person is male or female, sometimes it is hard to tell with the usernames and the avatar really helps!
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FireFlyExposed Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope, don't care (unless it's something blatantly insulting someone or something)
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Celia94 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I do it, not in order to guess their personality but to see their tastes. For example, if I see someone with a Dragon Ball avatar I asume that he/she likes Dragon Ball xD Just that.
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Orkekum Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i judge people by art, since i can't see them, but first impression is done by the avatar, yet it's not a strong impression
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