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Cygnus
Bree

Nov 20, 8:15pm

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I'm a really low tech guy but my daughter is coming home for Thanksgiving and her and her husband are really good with this stuff. I just got done looking at the avatar section (1-10) in the FAQ and it made my head spin but I'm sure they'll understand it. My question is....can they just google anything I want?....in my case, Anduril?...or does it have to come from a particular place? I got my sword from United Cutlery but I would assume I couldn't put their name on it since that would be advertising. I am also considering another sword I own from a different company. As long as their name isn't on it would that be fine?

"I found it is the small things.....everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keeps the darkness at bay.....simple acts of kindness and love." - Gandalf


Ataahua
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Nov 21, 1:28am

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We don't have a specific rule about brand names in avatars but we do about advertising in general, so it's probably best to go the safe route and use an image that doesn't double as marketing (even unintended).

I look forward to seeing what you come up with. Smile

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Cygnus
Bree

Nov 21, 6:23pm

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Thanks for your response. Maybe I'll just go with an astronomy theme since that is my passion.

"I found it is the small things.....everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keeps the darkness at bay.....simple acts of kindness and love." - Gandalf


CuriousG
Half-elven


Nov 21, 9:42pm

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You can change your avatar whenever you like [In reply to] Can't Post

so don't feel stuck to it. When we were joking around once, I changed mine to cockroaches. I also had one of a fake detergent called Ulmo! that washed away the problems in Tolkien. (Yes, I changed back to the gold leaves after.)


Cygnus
Bree


Nov 22, 2:45am

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My daughter is awesome. All this stuff is easy to her. I'm blissfully low-tech but it's nice to have a daughter who is so smart. Check out the avatar she set up for me. Cygnus the Swan is magnificent under a moonless dark sky.

"I found it is the small things.....everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keeps the darkness at bay.....simple acts of kindness and love." - Gandalf


CuriousG
Half-elven


Nov 22, 2:59am

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