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Is it disconcerting to you when hubbers change their profile pics?

  1. Capable Woman profile image80
    Capable Womanposted 7 years ago

    I have changed mine a couple of times lately...but then I got to thinking that I have definitely somehow attached identities to Hubbers and their profile pics...know what I mean?

    So...is it weird when someone "you think you know" changes up the profile pic on you?

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      wordscribe41posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That is so funny, I've had the same experience.  I have a picture of the person in my mind and suddenly they morphed into an animal or a sunset.  Or, their new picture looks nothing like the one before.

    2. TrinaLynne profile image74
      TrinaLynneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I haven't been here long but changing a profile pic isn't that big of a deal for me. Some people have different moods or their feelings change about the original picture. Sometimes I actually like seeing different pictures

  2. Everyday Miracles profile image94
    Everyday Miraclesposted 7 years ago

    Yes.

    Uninvited Writer's recent change didn't bother me since I follow her on twitter and she shares pictures of Boo, but the changes are rather odd. Some people I flat out down recognize in spite of the fact that their writing style doesn't change! Dumb me! sad

  3. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    It is a little for me at least. I have changed mine a couple of times too but I think I look for familiar pictures, so maybe in time it will not matter.

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    wordscribe41posted 7 years ago

    I, myself really do look like a pen, in case you were curious.

  5. goldentoad profile image61
    goldentoadposted 7 years ago

    It bothers me greatly. I can never keep up. A person's avatar is like a brand, a symbol, it should have great value and shouldn't be flipped every ten seconds.

    1. Ivorwen profile image85
      Ivorwenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hahahahahaha!  goldentoad, I love your sarcasm.  big_smile

      A changing profile picture doesn't bother me, because it usually shows another side to the person's personality.

    2. lyla profile image60
      lylaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      WOW!GT..LOL..hmm..ahem..coming from a person who flips his avatar ever so often!LOL smile

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      ralwusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      How about twice a day then? haha

  6. thranax profile image59
    thranaxposted 7 years ago

    Yeah, I get attached to pictures. Although, changes to peoples which keep the same thing don't seem to have that effect. Kinda like ProCW he used to have the Happy Sad mask icon, then he turned it into 4 of them different colors, that was ok. But changing completely just seems...idk taboo maybe.

    ~thranax~

  7. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    These people (that change their avatars) every other day should be banished to the dungeons ,they are clogging up my hubtivity lmao  wink

    1. Capable Woman profile image80
      Capable Womanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ohh! Yikes! Okay, I am guilty then...sorry! I guess since I can't post my real picture (see hub regarding my GF who is in the military with a high security clearance, etc.) I try to come up with creative and interesting avatars.

      I would really LOVE to post our pic, believe me...my GF looks like Angelina Jolie with short hair only way more gorgeous... and I'm told I'm pretty okay too.

      You guys have no reason to buy this as truth, I guess... lol !

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Im playin with ya ,truly I am ,personally I think its just one of those precious freedoms we have , ya know to be able to show ourselves ,however we want. ( Im sure youre hot to trot)!we all are even in our jammies lol smile

  8. kblover profile image91
    kbloverposted 7 years ago

    Note to self: Don't change my icon.

    *Learns from the vets*

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      wordscribe41posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      KB Lover.  While we're on the subjuect, what on earth is in your avatar?  Here are my theories:  a poodle, white mittens, cotton swabs gone wild, or clouds that are very low-lying and enjoy being inside.

      1. kblover profile image91
        kbloverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hehehe, nice theories smile I wouldn't mind have a pet cloud. Talk about housebreaking, though - wouldn't want it to make a little storm on the carpet! big_smile

        You're close with the poodle (or even the cotton swabs in a roundabout way).

        It's Wally. I was trying to take a picture of him jumping up for his bone, but instead of being interested in the bone, he got curious about the camera. The camera flash timer went off and caught his head in the corner of the lens. (the hubscore box makes it hard to see his face)

        With the way the picture looks, it's like he's peeking over the "frame" to see what's going on. I liked the effect and ended up keeping the image even though it was a "mistake". smile

        So why the cotton swabs? Well, he's a Coton de Tulear - "The Cotton dog of Tulear". The French basically thought of these dogs as cotton balls with legs (due to their fur) so that's why your cotton swab theory is close in a roundabout way. smile

  9. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Ok thats my baby pic (Im the one on the left) big_smile

    1. Capable Woman profile image80
      Capable Womanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Gorgeous!

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    wordscribe41posted 7 years ago

    Crap, I suddenly hate my avatar.

  11. Lissie profile image86
    Lissieposted 7 years ago

    Actually I have had more than one person recognise me on another site because of my profile pic which I now use consistently across blogs etc

  12. Anamika S profile image71
    Anamika Sposted 7 years ago

    What Lissie said applies for me too... I am a little bored by my profile picture but still i use only that picture in majority of sites i use.

  13. Innovator820 profile image61
    Innovator820posted 7 years ago

    I look like a Ninja turtle in real life, so I guess I should change my pic to that instead of the blue hills.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Cowabunga dude  smile

    2. nicomp profile image60
      nicompposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Do you look like a Ninja Turtle, or does a Ninja Turtle look like you?

  14. Dolores Monet profile image92
    Dolores Monetposted 7 years ago

    I must admit to cruising new hubs for familiar avatars, they just jump out at you, so it seems like a good idea to keep the same one. Funny, I just scanned in a photo to use as a new avatar. I'm thinking of a seasonal change. I was wearing a jacket and it was obviously winter. So there.

  15. Frieda Babbley profile image79
    Frieda Babbleyposted 7 years ago

    I for one LOVE the new avatar, Dolores.  Very appropriate and fun to boot.  HP is one of the few places I actually remember names as opposed to faces, so I'm okay with it.  I do it myself for the change.

  16. sixtyorso profile image71
    sixtyorsoposted 7 years ago

    I don't change mine but the changing atavars can be fun. If you actually read the hubs , comments or forum posts, then the atavar is not relevant really

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    dennisemattposted 7 years ago

    New pictures are awesome!!!! Changing names is confusing tho. I wanted to change my picture this morning, but my new one wouldn't load......

  18. Ginn Navarre profile image79
    Ginn Navarreposted 7 years ago

    I don't change mine, you are just who you are!  I do find it confusing when some change so many times it seems to take longer for me to find that ole familiar face that I always enjoy.

  19. Pete Maida profile image60
    Pete Maidaposted 7 years ago

    To tell you the truth, and I lot of people won't believe this, but I rarely look at the pictures.  I couldn't tell you which hubber has an avatar and which has what looks like a real picture.  My wife likes to change things around in the house so if changing a picture makes someone feel good; have at it.

  20. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I'm back to my real picture, like it or not smile

  21. Maddie Ruud profile image83
    Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago

    I think it's fine to change your profile picture regularly on sites like MySpace and Facebook with your changing moods, but I see some value in leaving the same profile picture on HubPages for long stretches, for recognition purposes.

    I also believe it's best to have a photo of your real self, because people feel more comfortable with content that comes from someone they can see is a real person.

    So, my preference is to change profile pictures only to keep up with my own aging.

    1. andromida profile image75
      andromidaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with you.Sharing your real picture means your frankness of mind- means you love to share your true feelings with others and quite straightforward.Thank you Maddie.

    2. kblover profile image91
      kbloverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I wish Wally could write my hubs for me smile

      Would save me lots of time, and he can tell what happens during his training and such much easier!

      But, alas, I am not a master trainer and haven't been able to teach him to even like a keyboard (much less type on it).

      I think the keys would be too small for his paws anyway big_smile

  22. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    I'm not thrown when a "well established picture-flipper" changes the image "yet again".  It's when the "seemingly unchanging" images change that I get thrown for a brief moment.

  23. Teresa McGurk profile image62
    Teresa McGurkposted 7 years ago

    I didn't change the photo -- BlondePoet found this one, and so it ain't my fault.  But lots of folk haven't even noticed that it's different, so I guess it's ok.

  24. blondepoet profile image79
    blondepoetposted 7 years ago

    Hahha Teresa I just love that Bubbles, I notice, I notice. Purrr.

    1. Teresa McGurk profile image62
      Teresa McGurkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Just the right shade of gray, too.

      1. blondepoet profile image79
        blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It's those penetrating eyes that reveal your true identity.

  25. donbonifacio profile image61
    donbonifacioposted 7 years ago

    I also agree that's annoying... but hey, there's nothing we can do about that. The ideal would be something like IM programs, where we can associate a nick to a person, disregarding the person's nick. This could be used on avatars.

    1. Teresa McGurk profile image62
      Teresa McGurkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Whassa nick?  as in nickname?

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    Janettaposted 7 years ago

    hmmm.. well, I think I'd have to agree with the toad smile avatar do seem sort of like a brand...you identify the name with the avatar. Even though you know frogdropping doesn't actually look like an over excited frog and BadCo might not really be Johnny Depp-- you associate their name with that. And GT changes his a lot but it is almost always a shaggy haired bum these days smile  so staying within a theme lol

    1. frogdropping profile image85
      frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I don't? Oh. That's that then neutral

      *wanders off musing on what she does resemble*

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        Janettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        well dear, you can't be excited all the time.  Sometimes you just have to resemble a laid back frog wink

        1. frogdropping profile image85
          frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I was told I was green and ugly earlier. So I must look like my avatar smile and neutral

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            J-Maeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            How can u be ugly...Frogs turn into prince charmings. Oh gosh I hope you are a man. smile if not..I think your pretty all green and "ugly". Green is good! smile

            1. frogdropping profile image85
              frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Quite easily actually. Bad breeding. And a few minor incidents involving walking into lamposts smile

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                J-Maeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Can't be that bad....smile

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            Janettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            who told you that?!?!  Do I need to get my shit kicking boots on??

            1. frogdropping profile image85
              frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Simões ... he had a cute smile though ... still , he got a good dig big_smile

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    J-Maeposted 7 years ago

    I can't use my real photo...I am a ghost....a ghost writer..LMAO sorry had to make a funny.

    I change my photo depending on my mood. I think it gives a change for everybody to see something new.

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Totally agree, mood pics smile

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    badcompany99posted 7 years ago

    I love changing from the pirate to the mask to myself, change is good, doncha think ?

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      Janettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      yes, and though I have seen the real you--I will probably always associate you with the pirate wink

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    Janettaposted 7 years ago

    oh. well ok then.  big_smile

 
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