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    Avatars

    Every time I open this board, I get started reading new threads and then find myself going through looking at all the little avatars under peoples' names! They are so delightful, and say so much about the person, I think. It makes me want to learn more about who you are and what other quilts you have done. I like the dogs and cats and babies, but mostly the tiny pics of your latest quilt, or your sewing machine, etc. Am I the only one who gets into this kind of thing? After a while I find myself following someone who has sweet things to say, or funny posts, or good ideas. No, I'm not stalking, just enjoying the company here! One of these days I'll have to change my little pic, because I don't only do crazy quilts.
    Lynn in VT

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    Oh I to love the avatars on peoples postings. I think if I ran into someone from the board, I would not know them my name but by the photo they used.

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    oh yes the avarars are great, mine is of my dancing mugs I made for when I had a little cafe' in North Dakota, I hand dyed all the fabrics, it is now hanging in my quilt studio.
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    I love the avatar pictures, and wonder if they are quilts designed, or quilts made, or the top item on the bucket list, or a beloved pet past or present, or grand kids. Just love to look.
    I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.

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    I love looking at the avatars, especially the quilts, I am a slooooooooo quilter with several projects on my 'bucket list' mine is one of my paintings.

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    I also especially like to look at the quilt avatars. Is there a way to make the avatars bigger? I would like to see the detail better.

    Dayle

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    Enjoy looking at them also but just haven't done it yet.

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    I, too, love the avatars and keep trying to enlarge them by clicking on them...never works!

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    Avatars are really, really, small pictures to begin with so when you enlarge them, they become blurry, but you can enlarge them a bit by holding down the "ctrl" key and clicking the plus key (shift and the = key) until its large enough to see, and not so blurry that you can't see a clear picture. To get the screen back down, just hold down the "ctrl" key plus the minus key (key to left of the = key).
    MzzzQuilts aka Ellen

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    I'm with JennieAndMe - I'd love to enlarge the avatars to see more detail. Tried Mzzzzquilts' suggestion, but only got the full-screen option for the entire thread. Some avatars go on my to-do list, some make me smile (pet photos) and some make me really envious (the skill involved in making the quilt shown).
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    I'm with you guys - I always look at the avatars and enjoy them so much.

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    I love the avatars and i would bet that everyone on the QB does. I only wish that with the change in format to the QB the avatars could be a bit bigger. My old eyes can hardly see them.
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    mzzzquilts . That is a great tip . Now I can even see the writing! You rock!
    peace
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    Love the avatars, but haven't learned to post one yet. Always too tired to think about it when I finally sit down to enjoy the QB.

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    Can't tell you how many times I have wished I could enlarge the avatars too. I am usually using my ipad when browsing the board so the tip on how to enlarge isn't an option, but somewhere down the line I'm sure the techs will come up with this feature for us!

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    Glad to hear I'm not alone. Love that red rose painting, Wildwood Flower! Tried the + thing, and it does work somewhat if you do it a few times. I used the + over by the numbers, so it only takes one finger plus the control. Thank you for that! I keep wanting to come up with signature quote, but can't decide on one.
    Lynn

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    So glad others agree! That technique worked for me to enlarge somewhat. I used the + over by the numbers, so you don't need the shift. Now if I could just come up with a signature line - can't ever decide on one.
    Lynn

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    I not only enjoy the avatars, but the signature lines, too. A while back a bunch of people all posted larger pictures of their avatars and posted the history of said avatar. It was very interesting.
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