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Icon Junkie Meme

Default Icon:
In the body of your message:
1) How did you get your primary icon?
2) What does your default icon signify (what does it mean to you, what does it represent?)

Top 5 icons:
In a series of responses/comments to your message, show your five favorite or most common icons. How did you get them? What do you use them for? Why do you use that image? Respond to your message with Icon #1, then comment to that one with #2, and so on.

Rarely Seen icons:
In a series of responses/comments to your message, show your five favorite least commonly used icons. How did you get them? What do you use them for? Why do you use that image? Do you think you'll delete that icon?

Comments

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jenna_thorn
Sep. 5th, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)
My thought - based on how I would react, not on any actual specific experience - is that the first question will get a bunch of answers and folks will start skipping past on the second. I don't really put all that much thought into my usual rotation. My default's easy. I use it for a specific purpose. I was surprised when I had to re-up my paid user time at which icons LJ thought I used most often and which ones I thought I did. So unless there's an lj tool that tells you which icons are most used...I'm thinking what the second question would actually get you is more of what folks think they use, rather than a discussion of what they actually use.

ditto but to an lesser extent for the least used icons, although I suspect that i cuold probably pick five icons that i've used seldom if at all. I have an embarassment of riches, though. I never thought I'd fill all those icon spaces, and yet, I have.

All that to the side, I kind of hope that you do initiate this meme and that it catches on, because I like icons, and I like to see them pop up in threads. I'd sort of like to see a "adoptable/shareable" on the least, because I think it could turn intoa share-fest. I like sharing.
spottylogic
Sep. 5th, 2006 09:28 pm (UTC)
Hmm--well, maybe instead of least commonly used, the second question should be about getting your rare icons out in the public eye (I never use my "angst" icon, above, even though I'm proud of it). And I wanted the "top five" to be more what you thought, not what was actual--more "your favorites" than "your statistical favorites." So I'm okay with that being biased by personal opinion.
jenna_thorn
Sep. 5th, 2006 09:39 pm (UTC)
Ah, more of a "which icon do you like, but wind up not using for whatever reason?" sort of question then. I think that would get some interesting answers. I catch myself using the "Bean smile" rather than "Joy" for the simple reason that b is higher than j on the alphabetical list and so I don't have to scroll to get to it. Sometimes the answers are shallow. 8-)
spottylogic
Sep. 5th, 2006 09:54 pm (UTC)
*nodnod* I don't have a huge collection, but I have a few for special needs that I just never get around to using. Or just shouldn't use.
poppinjaye
Sep. 6th, 2006 03:34 am (UTC)
Default icon
Cabbage patch kid. I've long done a straight-on impression of one.
poppinjaye
Sep. 6th, 2006 03:36 am (UTC)
Re: Default icon
I love this pic of me, and it's the only actual pic of me I use as an icon, here. I love that dress!
poppinjaye
Sep. 6th, 2006 03:37 am (UTC)
ganked icon
This is the only other icon I have. Someone else had it, and I loved it, so I bogarted it...
poppinjaye
Sep. 6th, 2006 03:38 am (UTC)
The More You Know
The More You Know.. I tend to use it for PSAs, though not always. It's barely legible, anyway.
poppinjaye
Sep. 6th, 2006 03:41 am (UTC)
Re: The More You Know
This was earlier, but too typo-ridden (which is why the above says "the only other..." I don't have a paid account, so here they all are, laid bare before you. And I am typing this in a towel! Didn't you help me make an icon once, a long time ago?
spottylogic
Sep. 6th, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC)
Re: The More You Know
I did! I cropped down your photo of you :)
poppinjaye
Sep. 6th, 2006 02:31 pm (UTC)
Re: The More You Know
I thought so! My Miss Scarlet picture from Clue. Since I'm too cheesy to get a paid account (but I don't want ads on my page), I'll probably just rotate my pictures.
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