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Profile Picture Recommendation

  1. TINA V profile image80
    TINA Vposted 6 years ago

    I believe on the value of confidentiality of online writers.  Hubpages do provide that leeway to all hubbers to decide the kind of profile pictures to post.  However, no offense to anybody but I just felt disgusted to see a picture of a half—naked body in our forum.  I am not sure if there are still others with similar pictures.  I agree that it may drive enough traffic to the individual’s hubpage.  On the otherhand, it would be best to get enough traffic because the articles or hubs published are worth reading.

    In lieu of this,  I would like to recommend that Hubpages would still allows members to post their preferred profile pictures BUT with certain limitations.  I decided to propose this in my intent to protect this website and the rest of the hubbers.  Here are some reasons for this recommendation:

    1.    Hubpages is an organization of online writers.  The image of any publishing website can contribute to its success.
    2.    All hubbers contribute to the website image of Hubpages. Thus, hubbers are part of the Hubpages success.
    3.    All write-ups or hubs of all hubbers reflect the kind of an online publishing is for Hubpages.
    4.    Any indecent profile picture can possibly have a negative effect on the image of Hubpages. 
    5.    A negative image of Hubpages affects all hubbers.
    6.    There is a bigger risk that readers will doubt if this website of having a sexual indecorous picture is recommendable to their teens.
    7.    There is a possibility that readers or prospective writers will have some hesitation if Hubpages is the best place to write in the web.

    To All Hubpages Management & Staff,  I am hoping for your kind consideration to look into this matter.

    To my fellow Hubbers,  I would greatly appreciate any comments, views, opinions, or disagreement regarding  my proposed recommendation.  I am sure that this would help Hubpages in considering this concern to come up with a good decision.

    Thank you.

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      zampanoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It is too late Madame.
      Protect Hubbers from false prophets.

      1. tantrum profile image61
        tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        lol lol
        thanks zampano ! wink

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          zampanoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Welcome. Mujer latina, mujer divina.

          1. tantrum profile image61
            tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            wink cool

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      Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for sharing your views. The only problem I have is who will decided what is appropriate? Often it is subjective, especially in profile pics like Tantrum's for example. That pic is no worse then commercials I've seen on prime time TV for women's underwear! In fact I've seem much worse. What about those commercials for the vibrating mini, or for Viagra?

      Personally I think it's best to leave such decisions up to those using the site. Pressure from peer groups is pretty effective at determining what is acceptable.

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        Justine76posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        wait, there's a commercail for a vibrating mini? what's that all about?
        and really, Tantrum's pic?
        do you people NOT go swimming?

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          Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this
          1. tantrum profile image61
            tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            lol

    3. Lady_E profile image83
      Lady_Eposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Interesting post.

      Read a bit and I see you are referring to the lovely Tantrum. I've been here for 7 months and Tantrum has never used such a picture.  She used it for a reason - just for a few days. (see thread - why this pic)

      I personally think it's the Writing that matters. Most people know by now, that the photo of a person doesn't necessarily mean it's them and there are many more on the Website.

      I wish you got to meet "Cabin Girl".

      Welcome to Hubpages.  smile

      1. Misha profile image75
        Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        True dat Elena, I second that lol

    4. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Agreed.  In order to uphold a certain standard and integrity of HubPages it would be a welcome idea if the powers that be would advocate more modest and creative pictures rather than to openly allow pictures designed to get the attention of readers' lurid appetites rather than a reader's genuine curiosity of Hub contents.  HubPages is a great place to express thoughts in the form of words. 

      Perhaps they could categorize pictures.  They could allow all pictures but if they are in a specific category it would take a reader an extra step to view the picture, not the hub content - just the picture.

      Just brain storming.

      1. Jane@CM profile image59
        Jane@CMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        On the other side of the coin, if they were to change a policy on avatars, shouldn't the policy be brought over into the hubs of woman who are showing far more than Tantrum?  If my son were to come up to the computer right now, I wouldn't care if he saw Tantrum's photo, however, there are quite a few photo hubs that I wouldn't want him to see.

        1. goldenpath profile image81
          goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Perhaps so.  I am not shouting REPENTANCE or anything but it does really come down to exactly what standard of excellence and frame of mind does HP want to bring to the site.  There is eventual danger in "free for alls".  Either way it is an interesting topic to consider.

    5. wsp2469 profile image59
      wsp2469posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm sorry but I don't understand some of what you wrote.
      I believe we need to live and let live.
      I believe that before we worry about other people we need to look to ourselves.
      For example, I think we all need to be able to make sure our writing makes total sense before we worry about anything else . . . especially if it concerns someone else.
      Let the paid, trained professionals worry about other people's pictures.
      At least I THINK that's your concern. At some points it's hard to tell.

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        baconmidgetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        LMAO lol well said

        1. wsp2469 profile image59
          wsp2469posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          So did I make my point without being overly mean?  What do you think?
          I don't want to be too much of an asshole, right?

  2. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 6 years ago

    ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT ME ?!!!!

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      Justine76posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      or me?
      or the sexy aunties? or the sexy sweaty armpits, or...
      there ARE limits...no nipples...blah blah..and what teens?
      OK, first of all, the rules are that you have to be 18..legal adult..to join. If your worried about what your kid might see on HUBPAGES...perhaps you shouldn't be letting them use the INTERNET at all?
      If your child is too young to see a person in a swimsuit, or a towel, or a skirt, (dont go to the beach) it is your responsabality as a parent to keep them from said offensive material, not hubpages, nor the users.

      1. tantrum profile image61
        tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Agree smile
        you said it so well !!!
        Love you !

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          Justine76posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          smile

      2. Bovine Currency profile image59
        Bovine Currencyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        no kidding!  Damn swimmers!!! Ruining our waters!!!!

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          Justine76posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          what about fish? they fornicate in our water...

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            bloodnlatexposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Fish aren't the only ones honey!

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              Justine76posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              lol we already discussed swimmers...

            2. myownworld profile image79
              myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              lol besides, I thought they were adulterating instead...

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                bloodnlatexposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                That's really just nit picking at this point.

                1. myownworld profile image79
                  myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  lol lol

            3. Bovine Currency profile image59
              Bovine Currencyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Sailors?

              1. tantrum profile image61
                tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                lol
                I got the picture ! big_smile

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      lyricsingrayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      NOBODY BETTER BE TALKING ABOUT TANTRUM AND LOOK AT ME   yikes

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        bloodnlatexposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Look at you there goregous!

      2. Jeffrey Neal profile image88
        Jeffrey Nealposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I see your fan counter running up as we speak! big_smile

      3. myownworld profile image79
        myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        yes, L that's a pure case of discrimination! Only mention T's name...when you looking so sexy there!! not fair, I say! yikes

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          lyricsingrayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          lol  :Lol:  :Lol:  lol

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        Justine76posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        lol
        lmfao
        omg
        this is tooooo funny.  this thread totally made my day.
        oh, and at Poppa..thanks for the link. (so, before proofreading..that said kink..ahhahhaha) at first when you said commercial, I thought you meant on TV.
        just the same..I may be changing my christmas wish list....

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          Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          It is on TV!!! I can't believe you haven't seen it!

    3. lorlie6 profile image86
      lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Lawdy, lawdy, now we're worrying about out reputations?  Come on, people, this site for grown-ups, and if some can't take boobs, brassieres and cleavage, take a walk!

      1. XTASIS profile image60
        XTASISposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        this is my new avatar and name for the OP's choice !! lol
        Hi lorlie!

        1. lorlie6 profile image86
          lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          How ya doin?

          1. XTASIS profile image60
            XTASISposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Fine ! tantrum's resting ! big_smile

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            lyricsingrayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Im teasing too!!!!!!!!!!! hi lorlie just got back

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              lyricsingrayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              from my boob job  lol  lol  lol  lol

              1. XTASIS profile image60
                XTASISposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                lol

              2. lorlie6 profile image86
                lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Well done, lyrics!!!!!!!! lol

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        BadCompanyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Did you say take a walk ? smile

        1. XTASIS profile image60
          XTASISposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Want to take a walk? should I change clothes ? lol

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            BadCompanyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Sounds good to me, methinks Tina wud love Cabin Girls photo smile

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              lyricsingrayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              perfect. Photos

            2. tantrum profile image61
              tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Like this ? big_smile

        2. Uninvited Writer profile image84
          Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You are back! Are you planning on sticking around for a while?

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            BadCompanyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I was never away, I was Healthtips. I am back as BadCo and have sorted out personal crap in my life and am a changed person. Yes I intend to stick around if just to prove that point !

            1. mistywild profile image59
              mistywildposted 6 years ago in reply to this
              1. tantrum profile image61
                tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Hey !! You too. wow !!! Looking great you are !!! big_smile

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                BadCompanyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Jeeeeeeeeeeeez is that you Misty, omg this thread is gonna give me another damn heart attack !!!

                1. mistywild profile image59
                  mistywildposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  aye, that's me.

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                    BadCompanyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Jeeez will you damn women get dressed, Tina was right, yer all raising my pulse rate lol smile

    4. Bredavies profile image70
      Bredaviesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      pretty sure she was talking about me next..ahaha

    5. Lisa HW profile image83
      Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Tantrum, lol  lol  Your response cracked me up.  lol   

      Shhhh....I don't like the weird, white, laying-down, face (the picture the OP has here) that looks like someone just drowned in the bathtub.  My first reaction to that picture was, "Oh, a dead person." 

      In all seriousness, I don't think HubPages should have rules (beyond what they already do) about pictures.  Our individual Hubs are found through searches.  If we send anyone to our own profile it's up to us to decide if we want a business-like look, a "creative" look, etc.  (In my case, a boring look).  Although I see the forums (and the site) as a community; I have to say I don't see all of us Hubbers as "one, big, team".  I see HubPages as a site that acts a vehicle for each individual's choice of writing/expression.  Besides, if we all worked at, say, IBM or Microsoft, we'd all have our cubicles decorated differently, and we'd all have our own style. 

      Like Marissa, I understand the idea about a professional image; but as she said, not everyone here is a professional writer, and I'm not sure HubPages would offer the range of writing it does if everyone were a professional web-article writer and wrote nothing but "yet one more 400-word article about Mp3 players". 

      HubPages is doing pretty well, and a lot of people are earning pretty well on here; so they must be doing something right.

      1. tantrum profile image61
        tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        thanks Lisa for your words !
        Nobody more sensible than you!
        So coming from you, thiswords have a special meaning for me
        Thank you again !

  3. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 6 years ago

    Because if you are, I think you have a 'dirty mind' problem!
    Go get a shrink !!!!

  4. Black Lilly profile image60
    Black Lillyposted 6 years ago

    Tina V, why should you be worried about this?
    If someone decides to post some picture - it's their choice. It's a form of expression, that actually makes HP an interesting place to be wink

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      thanks Black Lilly ! smile
      And I'm not showing anything 'bad'.
      Bodies are God creation ,I think, believers believe ????

  5. alexandriaruthk profile image51
    alexandriaruthkposted 6 years ago

    TINA I am OKAY, even if I am a baby I appreciate the avatar

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks!
      I'm sure ,even you're small, you can appreciate the difference between bad and good. lol

  6. TINA V profile image80
    TINA Vposted 6 years ago

    Yes, I was referring to you and there are still other hubbers with similar profile pictures. As I have mentioned,  it would be Hubpages who will decide on this matter.  If there are hubbers who agrees or disagrees with this recommendation,  I respect their views.  If you think that what you are doing is right, I also respect that.  BUT I know that I am also entitled to my own views.  I hope that you and the other hubbers who believe in you would also respect it.

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I haven't done anything bad
      If you think I did, You have a 'dirty mind' problem as I said.
      You should get yourself a shrink !!!

      1. TINA V profile image80
        TINA Vposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        -------------------------------------------------
        If you haven't done anything wrong, then you shouldn't be so defensive.

        To All Hubbers -  As I have mentioned in my recommendation,  I greatly appreciate your comments, views, opinions, and disagreements regarding my recommendation.  This is not an act of disrespect to anybody.

        It would be Hubpages who will make the final decision.

        1. tantrum profile image61
          tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You are a laugh ! lol
          I'm not being defensive.
          I'm angry because you offend me with your pettiness and closed mind!
          So shortsighted!
          Pleasseee !!

        2. Misha profile image75
          Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Actually Hubpages made a decision well before you appeared here. IMHO this thread is extremely condescending. Build your own site, and set there any rules you want. smile

          1. tantrum profile image61
            tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks misha ! wink  smile

            1. Misha profile image75
              Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              you are welcome smile

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            Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            MISHA!!! where have you been? I haven't seen you in a while!

            1. Misha profile image75
              Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I am still around, just not THAT active LOL

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                Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I've missed seeing you around Misha Glad to see you here. you gonna be more active, yes?

              2. prettydarkhorse profile image62
                prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Hi Misha, how are you?

              3. myownworld profile image79
                myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                bet u miss the drama!!

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                  bloodnlatexposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  It's all about the drama!

        3. HubPolice profile image60
          HubPoliceposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Opinions that differ from those of the group are unwelcome here at HP, haven't you figured that out by now. wink

          http://www.edge.org/documents/archive/images/500/lions-eating-buffalo-1-hour-after-kill500.jpg

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            lyricsingrayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            nice

          2. tantrum profile image61
            tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            YUMMY !!!!!

      2. mistywild profile image59
        mistywildposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I have to agree with tantrum on this one, I think her pic is unique to her personality. you don't like it, don't look.

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          lyricsingrayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          respect the avatars or the views? lol lol

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    Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago

    I disagree with you Tina. You are showing disrepsect by even mentioning this at all. If someone wants to have a sexier profile picture then seriously that is up to them.

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ThanksCrazed !!
      My intention is not to be 'sexy'. If that would have been I would have posted Angelina Jolie in a bikini instead of me lol

  8. Himitsu Shugisha profile image76
    Himitsu Shugishaposted 6 years ago

    Lol, this should be a fun discussion to read!!

  9. Bovine Currency profile image59
    Bovine Currencyposted 6 years ago

    MMMOoOoOoOoOoOooooOo


    Read that... Boo.

    This is just wrong.  Get a grip, seriously.

    My parents got junk mail and as a kid I saw more than this every week in the lingere section.

    It is not obscene to show skin.  This is not pornography and it is not indecent.  If you think your kids haven't seen worse, you need a reality check.

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol
      I wonder..... lol

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    Denno66posted 6 years ago

    Hiyall!

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      poetlorraineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      here we go again

  11. Black Lilly profile image60
    Black Lillyposted 6 years ago

    As much as I've seen on HP yet, some avatars make you just ... raise your eyebrows and think - does this person see him/herself in the mirror?
    But it doesn't bother me at all. I do not support any side of this argument. I do what I want, post what I want and where I want. Whilst doing this I appreciate that others might see the world from a different angle, and maybe my way is shocking to someone else. Like - I'm wearing real fur in my avatar now; that may disturb some people, but it's their views.

    Again, this is what makes HP vibrant and interesting - freedom of choice.

    By the way, people who use celebrity photos as their avatars should be banned I think.

    1. Jeffrey Neal profile image88
      Jeffrey Nealposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Do you really or was that last bit some bait?  Double standard, but I agree with everything you said except for the last part.

      1. Black Lilly profile image60
        Black Lillyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I think people here are creative enough to use something else as their avatar than a celebrity. A bit more expressive.

  12. myownworld profile image79
    myownworldposted 6 years ago

    In between all the religious debates and these new rules for profile pics, HP might turn into one hell of a dull place! Please, we're all adults here (who can handle sexy avatars!)...so leave us some breathing room at least!

    1. Bovine Currency profile image59
      Bovine Currencyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You are quite right.  Hubpages is a great site but if backwards thinking starts taking over, then maybe you might see a few hubbers backwards stepping into google and taking their business to one of the many other sites than carry on similar services.  There is a terms of service already and if you don't like it, lump it.  A woman in lingere, that is a problem?

      What a sick joke.

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    BadCompanyposted 6 years ago

    Get travel agents to ban holiday makers bringing bikinis on holiday as well. Plus those disgusting people that only wear swimming costumes at the local bathes, what a disgusting lil world we live in, all that flesh on display, shud be all covered up, I loves a good cover up smile

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol

      thanks BC wink

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    Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago

    "Again, this is what makes HP vibrant and interesting - freedom of choice"

    I agree with you there Black Lilly I agree 100%. I love that others can choose what pictures they want. I love seeing all of the pictures people post, whether they are fake, nature, or the actual person

  15. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 6 years ago

    YOU ARE DISRESPECTING ME !

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    Denno66posted 6 years ago

    I always miss the good stuff.....

    1. Black Lilly profile image60
      Black Lillyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      When you were a sheep, you used to be in the centre of events... big_smile

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        Denno66posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        sigh. The good old days....

        1. wyanjen profile image87
          wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          sigh @ the new Denno pic....
          big_smile

  17. Ms Chievous profile image80
    Ms Chievousposted 6 years ago

    A hubbers avatar should be as unique as the individual.  If the pic is sexy that's ok.  Vulgar not ok ( with me anyway smile  )  And if I don't like looking at the avatar ( for wahtever reason) then I just don't read or particiapte in the thread.

  18. alexandriaruthk profile image51
    alexandriaruthkposted 6 years ago

    I see the avatar of tantrum as sexy, i like to be like her when I grow up, nothings wrong with sexy images...

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You're a sweety !! smile

      1. alexandriaruthk profile image51
        alexandriaruthkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I will fan her later too, Can I have my candy now?

        1. tantrum profile image61
          tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          big_smile  lol
          Sure ! wink

          1. alexandriaruthk profile image51
            alexandriaruthkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            thanks I wish my aunt TinaV will be happier now

    2. myownworld profile image79
      myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      And it's not about the avatar anyway, but the hubs one writes here...and if u checked out tantrum's you'll only find pure genius in her work....check that our before judging a book by its cover!

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        zampanoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hi sweetheart.
        Wanna play Daphne with me ?
        smile

        1. myownworld profile image79
          myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          smile not the place...!

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            bloodnlatexposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            There she is!

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            zampanoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Well, this is a kind of garden too.

            1. myownworld profile image79
              myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              nah...too many watching.....! besides, the new rules might ban people from smiling at each other too, so careful! wink

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        Justine76posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        TAHTS SOOOO FUNNY!!!!
        I mean, the whole reason she HAS this pic up, is becuase people DO judge by the cover, but in reverse..."how many people will fan me..NOT based on my work, but based on my pic?" SO here we go with the flip side, how many people will get pissed off based on my pic?
        Man, people are crazy...

        1. tantrum profile image61
          tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Crazy as Hell lol
          No shrink in the premises ?? lol

          Thanks MOW !! Really appreciate that ! smile

        2. Cagsil profile image82
          Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          It may seem like it. lol lol lol

      3. tantrum profile image61
        tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        THANKS !! cool

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          bloodnlatexposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          But I rather like the cover

          1. myownworld profile image79
            myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            ah...dirty little mind of yours blood! it's for the likes of u that we have all the sexy avatars....wink

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              bloodnlatexposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I have a way of corrupting those around me....

              1. myownworld profile image79
                myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                yikes....stop corrupting us innocent naive kids that we are....first the sexy avatars and now this talk! I can't handle it......

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                  bloodnlatexposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  So what you're telling me is that you want more then right?

                  1. myownworld profile image79
                    myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    lol

          2. tantrum profile image61
            tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            You should look inside sometime. Loooottts of sexy thing in there too ! big_smile

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              bloodnlatexposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I have a feeling I'm going to be opening Pandora's Box...

              1. tantrum profile image61
                tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                give it a try ! big_smile

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                  bloodnlatexposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  How can I resist?

  19. myownworld profile image79
    myownworldposted 6 years ago

    yes, what happened to freedom of choice???!! walk away if you don't like something....stop banning it! haven't we got enough of that in the religious forums?

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I can't believe people like this exists nowadays ! yikes

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    bloodnlatexposted 6 years ago

    Greetings all!

    1. myownworld profile image79
      myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      mmm...in the nick of time! let's offend more people now!!!

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
        prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        HI MOW< miss ya

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        zampanoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        lol

  21. prettydarkhorse profile image62
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    I have an article about Lingerie and they are far more revealing than this avatar, I like sexy images, I am drawn to it, and I am not disturb by it..

    1. Bovine Currency profile image59
      Bovine Currencyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      PDH, I have often thought this but never written it down; you are by far the most amazing christian I have ever met (virtually met in this case).  You are from what I have noticed anyway, so indifferent to politics.  I love it.  Totally not me, but I love it.  Good on you smile

  22. Bovine Currency profile image59
    Bovine Currencyposted 6 years ago

    I think having a bit of fun with some personal photos has provided a pleasant change to the community.

    I have only been here 5 weeks but I am on here almost everyday and nearly all day.  The names coming up on this thread are much the same profile, these are daily hubbers and major contributors to the forums and hub articles.  Not to my suprise, there is not much support for the other side, that being a police state over avatars.  Hubpages staff will support their community, and first will come those whom provide most for that community and hold it together.  These photos are not against any law, no different from any other public media, not against TOS and thus far, not without support from the majority, based on the ratio of opinion.  I am not worried, not shocked but a little irritated.... not worried.

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      Justine76posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      see, there are rules in place already, and if anyone doesnt like the existing ones, dont join. I had to click an "I agree" button when I joined..

  23. 0
    Justine76posted 6 years ago

    HELLOOO Im still waiting to hear about the vibrating mini?...

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      bloodnlatexposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It's small, it vibrates and if you put it in the right place, you'll be hoping it's waterproof!

    2. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Google is your friend wink

  24. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 6 years ago

    AND WHERE IS THE OP ??
    CHANGING AVATAR, PERHAPS !! lol

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this
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        lyricsingrayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        lol lol lol lol :lol;

    2. myownworld profile image79
      myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ah...she didn't know what she was up against!!

  25. Black Lilly profile image60
    Black Lillyposted 6 years ago

    Ok...
    it's all about how you see it. Looking at Tantrum's avatar, someone thinks about:
    1) a person barely dressed;
    2) a beach and swimmers;
    3) sexual invitation (?);
    4) ...any other suggestions?

    Analogy with words - if I say something like "I feel such an urge to play with some lollipop right now"...Should I get banned? big_smile

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      Justine76posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      its not just me? I think aobut lollipops every time I see her pic..

  26. 0
    bloodnlatexposted 6 years ago

    I need to change my avatar to some hot little chic, just to see what happens

    1. myownworld profile image79
      myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      why chic?? hot guy silly! don't u know some of us are starved here.....?! it's all the sex we get... roll

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        zampanoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Just can't believe that from you

        1. myownworld profile image79
          myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          (((shh....I just play with words here...don't tell on me now! wink )))))

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        bloodnlatexposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I'll see what I can do for you!  How about a hemaphodite  (A ot chic with a dick?)

    2. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      tongue lol

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      Justine76posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      you'll get a ton of fans who never read a single hub, some random emails about ..hey cutie..I saw you on hubpages..and a bunch of pissed of self righteous feminists who dont want you to "lower yourself"  begging for you to make them feel less dumpy by changing your immoral avitar......
      plus all of us who already love you will laugh and have your back!!

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        bloodnlatexposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        As long as I can piss off the masses, I'm in!

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          Justine76posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          lol
          I have no idea if they are the masses. I get mostly "hey baby" emails...so, I guess once they find out your a dude...you would be pissing off the masses!!

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            lyricsingrayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I just fanned you Justine - and proud to big_smile

      2. myownworld profile image79
        myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        (((someone's in full form...I like it..!!)) smile

  27. Dr23 profile image60
    Dr23posted 6 years ago

    It doesn't break the rules so who cares?
    What place does anyone have to call out someone's picture and say it should be changed?

  28. alexandriaruthk profile image51
    alexandriaruthkposted 6 years ago

    I want to change my avatar now to a grown up lady like my idol tantrum

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      big_smile

  29. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 6 years ago

    I'd love some other 'dirty minded' people come here and say their piece ! lol
    In the end this is a free forum big_smile

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    bloodnlatexposted 6 years ago

    Perhaps a close up of a vampirella?

    1. alexandriaruthk profile image51
      alexandriaruthkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      cool

  31. Bovine Currency profile image59
    Bovine Currencyposted 6 years ago

    I am a dude... Or am I? MMOooo Moo mOooM OOODddm MOodod MOOoOd.

  32. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 6 years ago

    @tina
    from your hub: Factors why people fight

    If a person who is pessimistic about life is usually someone who has a poor outlook about himself. Sometimes we cover up our lack of self-confidence by being too aggressive and arrogant. We boast too much to be recognized by others. Our uncertainty contributes to our self-centeredness that eventually leads to a fight. Being a self-centered person, we tend to become selfish and self-righteous. We tend not to listen to other people’s ideas. Our listening ability becomes inferior. So we tend to fight for what we believe is right.


    Doesn't ring a bell ?
    lol

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      lyricsingrayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      and a bong ?  lol

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      Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Is that what her hub really says? Because that is a load of bull! I am a very shy person with low self esteem and I don't go out of my way to boast or attack ppl. Wow do better research Tina. Bogus!!!

      1. tantrum profile image61
        tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I think she was picturing herself. Don't you agree ??

        1. tantrum profile image61
          tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Some people can't see beyond their tiny world lol

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            lyricsingrayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            sad sad

            but we can smile

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        lyricsingrayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Maybe try looking at yourself first - interesting - are you stuck pondering that?

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    lyricsingrayposted 6 years ago

    Tina you seem to be a factor why people fight, is that your goal here to have a fight?hmmm  GAME ON

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    Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago

    I just hate when ppl write stuff when they think they know others. that's not the case. they need to stick to stuff they know not try to step on other ppl's toes with their BS writing.

  35. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    What's up everyone? lol

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    Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago

    Welcome cagsil any remarks on the original post about pics?

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well now we have new evidence of the crime, don't we ? lol

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        Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        lol evidence where?

        1. tantrum profile image61
          tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          In her hub, silly ! lol

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            Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Oh yea....that thing lol hehe yea I am blind sometimes and clueless sorry...maybe she should add that to her hub too

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    lyricsingrayposted 6 years ago

    bobs boobs boobs big_smile

  38. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Back! lol

  39. blondepoet profile image80
    blondepoetposted 6 years ago

    oooooo so glad I didnt choose my Baywatch costume as my avatar

    http://worldoffancydress.com/images/Baywatch%20Padded%20Costume%2036735.jpg

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      lyricsingrayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. blondepoet profile image80
        blondepoetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        LMAO it s more sizzling than a sausage on a hot plate smile smile

  40. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    My opinion, seeing it was asked for by the starter of this thread, is that there is absolutely nothing wrong with a semi-naked avatar. I think the girls that have those avatars, and there are several, have just done it for a laugh or to prove a point or whatever reason. Maybe they are camera shy!
    But I have absolutely no issues with it. Good on them!
    I think those who object might have a problem.

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    lyricsingrayposted 6 years ago

    why doesnt she just write HubPages and bore them with this intriguing and mystical point of view, I for one would love to see their reaction

    1. XTASIS profile image60
      XTASISposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think she did!
      She said so ! lol

  42. XTASIS profile image60
    XTASISposted 6 years ago

    lol lol lol

  43. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    I'm not judging anyone but I can get what the OP is saying,  that if you want to be taken seriously as a writer, certain avatars may turn people of.

    Personally I don't care what your avatar looks like.

    Making fun of her is not necessary.

    1. XTASIS profile image60
      XTASISposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      well if she offends me, I'm going to react.
      Instead of fighting a take a laugh!
      don't you think that's healthier ?

      BTW ,I'm tantrum

  44. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    bump lol

    1. XTASIS profile image60
      XTASISposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      hi! what's up ? big_smile

      1. Cagsil profile image82
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Not much here. Considering writing an story and trying to figure out where to draw the line. lol

        How are you today?

  45. XTASIS profile image60
    XTASISposted 6 years ago

    just fine! Tantrum went to rest ! lol

    1. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry, sometimes I forget this is your second name. lol

      1. XTASIS profile image60
        XTASISposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        lol
        I know! People that don't know snubs me all the time ! lol

  46. K Partin profile image60
    K Partinposted 6 years ago

    Last time I checked this is still a free country. You have every right to express your feelings, doesn't mean everyone is going to agree with them.
    I have no problem with anyones avatar as long as it isn't pornographic, which is NOT allowed on hubpages. I do once in awhile have family members read these, and wouldn't want them offended with that either.

    It's ok to disagree that's what makes this such a great country!

    If you're that offended by certain avatar pictures, maybe you should take a break from the forums or just move on from hubpages. I would hate to see you go but it might be for the best, rather than you getting all upset over this issue.

  47. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    I just read this entire thread because I wanted to know what the consensus would be.  Well, I like that we don't seem to want to be censored too much here - so glad I will probably not be banned for the kind of silly avatar I've been posting sometimes for fun, and the kind of silly conversations we get into.  But I don't see why there would be a problem - outsiders don't see the forums which is where we really talk some jive - and the hubs get viewed by HubPages before they are published.  If I had a problem with sexiness I would not be on HubPages - period.! so - I agree with youses.  It is however, distracting (not such a bad thing, actually, being distracted) to see all the lovely bodies - I deal with it!

    1. XTASIS profile image60
      XTASISposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well now I'm covered in feathers. lol

      1. mega1 profile image80
        mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this
  48. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    Actually, anyone can read the HubPages forums.

    1. XTASIS profile image60
      XTASISposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Is there any problem ?

  49. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    Good grief - more hullaballoo. To the OP - I understand you have your point of view (and I even understand that too) but I honestly wouldn't worry too much about other hubber's avatars. Or rather - tantrums.

    Her avatar is her choice and is a great expression of 'this is me'.

    And as you're worried about pictures that appear to give the 'wrong impression', I'd bugger off to the hundreds (or thousands) of picture hubs and take a butchers.

    But before you do, make sure you're prepared for some of what you'll find. Tantrum's avatar is positively virginal next to some of them. You have been warned tongue

    1. XTASIS profile image60
      XTASISposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      and I can be a winged Medusa as well.
      Maybe this is more the OP's choice ? lol lol

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      lyricsingrayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      very cool christmas decorations FD I'm impressed

  50. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    @ XTASIS - I don't know ... some folks don't like bare flesh. My mother would have a mad ig at a picture such as yours. She's some kind of puritan. She once called me a 'haridan' when she saw a pair of my knickers on the washing line. They had a little lacy edging. She suggested I wore 'proper knickers'. Proper knickers meant the passion killer type - that also kept your armpits warm big_smile

    @ lyric - my avatar is decorated instead of a tree. I don't have one to bling up this year, so I blinged up me instead smile

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