What is with these people? They go on myspace, friendster, or even here on hub pages and post a fake picture of some hot girl and claim it's them. They take advantage of these poor old horny men and try to turn them into their own personal ATM.
I'm not going to point out who some of them are, but I think it's obvious to most of us, but to some, they just have no clue.
I don't think it's ethical and I think it's even illegal to portray an image of someone else.
A lot of these people just go to google images, type in something to do with a hot girl and steal the picture, then they sign up on hub pages and start hubbing, spamming fan joins and people have NO CLUE whatsoever.
here is a little challenge for you
go to google images, type in "hot indian girl" without the quotes and tell me which picture shows up first.
Then tell me if you can spot the fraud on here on hubpages. I know who it is, but can you find out?
Hmm, it doesn't bother me much. Here at HubPages it's pretty clear that profile pictures often are real pictures of the hubber, but that's not the norm on many other sites and unless you're actually telling people "that is what I look like" (as opposed to letting them assume it) I think most people assume that profile pictures are rarely accurate representations of what people actually look like. ESPECIALLY if they're "hot."
Check out this thread, for example: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/5692
Re: the copyright issue, it technically is infringement, I believe, but unlikely to be prosecuted, because it's too common and it acts as advertisement for whoever (or whatever) is on the icon. You should have seen how Supernatural took off when people started using icons of Jensen Ackles all over LiveJournal...
I would be careful about saying who you think it is doing this because it might just be a person who uses the same picture because many celebrity pictures are popular. If you have been defrauded of money you need to notify the police.
No i was not defrauded out of money, I'm smarter than that haha. I just think it's wrong. maybe my morals are different
Not really suggesting anything, just putting it out there. This is a place of discussion, so i am merely discussing.
Oh I see.
Well, I think 179 words which say nothing other than you don't know anything about something with 2 clickbank affiliate links in it is worse.
Apart from that it qualifies as spam as far as I am concerned and breaks the hubpages TOS, so I have flagged one of your hubs as spam.
Dead, information-less hubs such as these need getting rid of. The only purpose they serve is to attract traffic based on hubpages authority generated by traffic from "soft porn," hubs in the hopes of an affiliate sale. Waste of space and add nothing to the hubpages' community.
Just putting it out there
We should focus on writing hubs we put a good effort into and not worry about other hubs.
why? I'm here, I'm part of this community just like you. I run into these hubbers and i notice it. I think i have a right to say whatever I want. Do i not? I can make whatever I want "My Business" Who are you to tell me what is and what isn't my business?
Funny how when someone has something honest to say, people jump up and criticize them, but when other people hub about utter BS and are obviously not who they say they are they get kudos and a high five. Is this what this community is about?
Come on, while bringing up such a controversial topic in forums you should be prepared to face various kind of comments. Frankly, in this community nobody is claiming anything about the profile pictures. Profile images are just avatars, some have their own images(faces) manipulated with photoshop and some have celeb pics, toons, pet pics and even nature photos(landscape, mountains, seashore). You can spend your valuable time in some quality hubbing instead of digging out the history behind everybody's profile image.
Then it's all upto you BTW Welcome and Happy Hubbing
yes i understand that, I'm not talking about the people who use avatars to display what they are interested in, or are a fan of. I'm talking about the people who blatantly mis lead people into making them think they are someone who they are not for the means of swindling them out of money or for the sake of popularity.
I do spend my valuable time hubbing and I think this place is great. Although the forums are a way to chat with the community on certain subjects, which is why I post forums topics as well.
If the subject is so controversial then i don't think i should ignore it. I mean controversy is what sparks peoples interests. To be honest, I didn't really spend much time digging into anything, I have seen the picture before, and the person claims to be that picture and i thought i would just post a topic about it.
BURN! I'm flattered that you think my sexy photo is actually a celebrity. tee hee hee!
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