Personally, it's kinda freedom of choice. Look, I would definetly be upset if someone took my avitar (and trust me, IT WOULD), but making a thread as big as this seems a little...well, overdramatic. A PM would have been nice, just as Charlie suggested. There are avitars all around us; there's no such thing as the perfect avitar...or yet, not that I know of.
Are you aware that this is also the second time you've made a thread complaining about it instead of sending the person a PM, which is much better than making the issue public in an unnecessary fashion?
Hmmm Are we talking about using copywrited images without permission? I would guess not... If we are talking about stealing an idea from another member, I don't think we can do any more than say you shouldn't use an identical image. The previous forum had more than one masterchief image and I don't recall anyone complaining... I wouldn't mind seeing other people calling themselves some variation of resident raccoon, and using a raccoon image. (Think of all the foxes around. Surely they may all use fox images as avatars.) The main thing to avoid is identity theft, where there's confusion over identities. If this doesn't happen I see no grounds for complaint. Email, domain names and many other properties default to the original user/registrant.
Being someone who knows users by their avatar just as much, if not MORE than their username at times, it would really annoy me to have 2 people with the same pic. But like the others said, a PM would have sufficed.
wel good point guys but we cant PM each other with blue status isnt that right?or was that in the old forum?
and i also go post and read threads with avitars as my gaudance as to whome wrote them ,so thats why i wasnt happy about it.sorry guys/girls for me making a thread about it