Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Mouldy Old Bun

It decays as we do.
 
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When a new account is created the user is presented with a fresh new bun (a picture on the profile page), and as time passes, so the bun decays (maybe every month the picture changes slightly).
This would visually represent the age of the account, and the mental state of the user!
MikeOliver, May 11 2004

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       A piece seems to get nibbled off that 'one' up there every time i log on.
skinflaps, May 11 2004
  

       Alternatively, have someone program some software gubbins that crawls your halfbakery submissions, looking for negative and positive terms, the balance of which is reflected in the state of your croissant:
The Croissant of Dorian Gray.
calum, May 11 2004
  

       It wouldn’t be that hard to do with software on your own machine. Couldn’t you have a cookie to eat the bun? (I say and then realize that’s the typical asinine statement from a mere user.)
ldischler, May 11 2004
  

       I've not really considered how implementable this is.
I suppose a techie could answer that for us.
Would imagine with todays technology though... Hey, if we can put a celebrity corpse on Mars...
MikeOliver, May 11 2004
  

       So what happens to people who take enormously bad pictures to begin with. Or people who just look like my Grandfather, (he's already decayed)   

       [ldischler] Cookies eating buns?? Sounds like a bad horror movie.
elven_pixie, May 11 2004
  

       "So what happens to people who take enormously bad pictures to begin with. Or people who just look like my Grandfather, (he's already decayed)"
  

       Eh?
MikeOliver, May 11 2004
  

       I think that stale, half-eaten croissant at the top of the page stands for us all.
DrCurry, May 11 2004
  

       Shouldn't it start as uncooked dough, gradually change into a bun, gradually have a few bites eaten so it becomes a half bun, then decay?
krelnik, May 11 2004
  

       Yeah, it probably should... Good thinking!
MikeOliver, May 11 2004
  

       How about the decaying process begins after a period without posting new ideas? I'm afraid mine would be somewhere beyond dead by now ...
Letsbuildafort, May 11 2004
  
      
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