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I dont know about everybody else but there is something about going to someones profile and seeing the generic Hubpages profile on there thats a bit creepy.
When I dont see a profile picture to me it screams scam. I know this isnt true in all cases but let me know how all of you feel about this.
I guess there has to be some picture. The generic one is not good enough (for me). But I would not like to show my real photo, since I don't want my colleagues and peers to know who I am.
Also having your real photo might lead to prejudice. That's my opinion.
It really doesn't bother me at all either way, real photo or some graphic picture. But after some time communicating in forums, I do think it would be nice to have a real photo of that person. I guess it is a choice.
Generic seems to be rather slap dash. I enjoy seeing an actual photo, but a well-chosen avatar can speak volumes about character.
Not having an up-to-date pic, I opted to use a close-up of one of my pen and ink sketches that has resonances for my sisters and me.
I think you are right. I too dont like the generic picture not to mention its a bit of a trust issue. If I see someone with a whole bunch of hubs, no fans and that picture I get feelings of someones up to no good.
Anyways I guess altogether it is up to them. I choose not to use my real picture while others like yourself obviously choose the real picture.
It is what it is
I can't say that I like a real photo more than a graphic image, or vice-versa. I do agree that I'm not fond of the generic default image myself. Such a hubber would have to explain their lack of an avatar right at the beginning of their bio (or have a really intriguing/well-written bio) or I'd probably click away.
There does have to be something there for me, too.
I sure do like your picure. Woo-hoo
I like the adventure in the many avatars, such fun and all that rot. But id one chooses a generic, it's their right.
First, thank you - always making me smile!
True, it is their right. Selfishly though, I want to tie something to the person - be it a pic of a flounder or a recent headshot. I really like yours, too ralwus!!
It looks like that donkey has bitten her hand clean off.
by Sydney J3 years ago
What does the number next to my profile picture mean?
by Salini5 years ago
Hello Beautiful people of this wonderland Hubpages......Let us play a new game. Game Name: Describe the person above from their...
by Catherine Giordano2 years ago
I spend endless hours maybe two months ago redesigning my first photo so they would look good on the thumbnails on the profile pages and also on facebook. The latest change has made all that work a waste.A few of the...
by Whitney9 years ago
I've been debating this for a week or so now...Do you guys prefer to use a picture of you or a picture of something else?I see that many of you use picitures of yourselves, your children, spouses, pets, or other...
by TINA V8 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...
by Carolee Samuda6 years ago
I know a lot of people will say that this isn't necessary but wouldn't it help reduce spammers. Admit it, most of the people on HP who spam are without a bio and avatar. I know there are some sock pockets that go...
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