Sure, there are plenty of obvious ones, like photos of themselves and/or a sample of their gear, while others use video game characters that are known to be proficient in firearms.
However, some avatars leave you wondering, "What is that?", simply "WTF?".
Rather than responding to a PM, or making a side post in a thread unrelated to the explanation of avatars, I have initiated this thread as a sort of self-FAQ, where you post your avatar and explain yourself.
I encourage those with at least somewhat obscure avatars to post here, but those with obvious ones are welcome to join in.
- Post avatar image
Use http://imageshack.us or some other image hosting server to upload your picture.
- Describe and explain
It could be as simple as, for examples:
(1) "It's a picture my own Octo-shot, which I finished last week."
(2) "I like my VB, so here's a photo of it. Taken on my workdesk, 3am on the Sunday morning after a late night out."
But you can be detailed as well. Just don't yak on and draw it out.
"Me with a modded Maverick. AR removed, stack of 5 cents mod, laser and LEDs. Tactical webbing from eBay for XX dollars, including postage. See link. Holds 6 6-round magazines on pouches at the front, plus plenty more on the back pouches for my Longshot slung on my back. I also got the leg holster from Ebay as well."
You get the point.
PLEASE KEEP THIS THREAD CLEAN. ONLY POST TO EXPLAIN YOUR AVATAR!
Also, please avoid crass details as well. So, I recommend that sensitive topics should be avoided.
Though, if you are clever with euphemistic language..........
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