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  1. wesleycox profile image81
    wesleycoxposted 8 years ago

    The symbol I used previously vs. an actual picture?

    Which one adds more credibility or do you think it matters?

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      badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I like that one Wesley although I am Irish I am proud of you American soldiers !

    2. Maddie Ruud profile image78
      Maddie Ruudposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      An actual picture builds more credibility.  Visitors like to be able to see that a real person is writing the content; it makes it more personal and believable.

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        badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Always love yers Maddie, red hair and amazing smile cud a guy ask for more !

      2. Elena. profile image85
        Elena.posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I am in doubt of that, Maddie.  It can work as you say for part of the audience, but it matters not one bit to another part, IF your picture and your content are not in total conflict.  My opinion only, but I have to say I "experimented" a bit with it, here on HP smile

      3. marinealways24 profile image60
        marinealways24posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Who wouldn't believe a Saint? lol

  2. wesleycox profile image81
    wesleycoxposted 8 years ago

    Thanks badco, I appreciate that.

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      badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      You are welcome my friend, I have seen it all here in N Ireland and I know what a raw deal soldiers get. On here I have found you someone I feel privliged to know and someone who like me is proud of their country, you have my total respect !

  3. Lisa HW profile image81
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    In general, people say that a real photo adds credibility.  I'm not all that sure it does (but who am I to dispute what most people say?).  As you can see, I have a non-me avatar (but a "serious" one, as opposed to a comical or "weird" one).  I don't exactly recall your other avatar, but I think I have a rough idea about what it was.  I think your "real-you" one is more credible and nicer.

    1. Elena. profile image85
      Elena.posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Well, here's to one that has the same doubt as I do, cheers Lisa!

    2. wesleycox profile image81
      wesleycoxposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      It was a superman symbol

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    CabinGirlposted 8 years ago

    It really depends on both the person and the topics they write about !

  5. Aqua profile image76
    Aquaposted 8 years ago

    I like your current avatar Wesley.

  6. Haunty profile image82
    Hauntyposted 8 years ago

    In my opinion a picture that adds the most credibility would look something like this:

    http://www.gomaya.com/glyph/archives/images/mayajagb.gif

  7. wesleycox profile image81
    wesleycoxposted 8 years ago

    This one is old and I need to get a new one up, maybe closer.  I don't really know which dierection to go with this.

    1. Elena. profile image85
      Elena.posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Here's the thing with real photos, wesley: no one will be the wiser if you use a, say, -+20 year old photo of yourself in Desert Storm.  Nor will anybody be the wiser if you use a "human" photo that's from a buddy of yours but not really you.

      That's why I think the statement that photos add credibility is really odd.

      Having said all that, I like the photo of you I see now smile  And I also liked the superman logo. Had I my way, you'd keep that logo, because it's a perfect symbol of what you want to represent, I really don't care what you look like, but the underlying personality who's writing out to me, that matters a lot more. To me. Ding dong! smile

      1. wesleycox profile image81
        wesleycoxposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I understand, the symbol represents what I want to portray more than my picture does.  I'll keep that in mind.

  8. Aqua profile image76
    Aquaposted 8 years ago

    You might also be surprised to know that some folks here don't use their real pictures, but instead choose pictures of models from the net! I have seen this a couple of times and it always makes me chuckle smile

    1. Elena. profile image85
      Elena.posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Precisely, Aqua.  May I just continue to be puzzled by the statement that "real photos" add credibility, then? smile

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    PJ_Deneenposted 8 years ago

    I personally like photos better, but I don't know about the credibility argument.  There are plenty of articles I've read on the internet that don't have a face attached to them.  I've judged each article on their content.

  10. tobacco lover profile image58
    tobacco loverposted 8 years ago

    Pictures are fine for people who look ok.  Everyone tells me I'm too mean looking in the face even though I'm not a mean person.  I'm about as easy going as you will ever see.  The picture you've got up is just fine.

  11. dohn121 profile image89
    dohn121posted 8 years ago

    Don't worry, Wes, you'll always be "Super" in my book big_smile

 
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