Ironically, the hub it happened on is about Haunted Hollywood. Perhaps the hub itself is haunted? Whatever, it was quite a shock to find I've turned into an older gentleman, albeit a rather nice looking one, that I don't recognize. Oddly, this is the only hub where I don't appear as "me" and my profile isn't affected.
UPDATE: Whatever glitch caused my hitting "Submit comment" to pull a man's profile pic instead of my own has apparently fixed itself and I'm "me" again. Big sigh of relief! But what a lesson in how perfectly sane people get hauled off to the funny farm, as in "No, there really WAS a man there!".
Okay, it's not ONLY on the Haunted Hollywood hub, it's on all hubs where I've left a comment today, even on one of my own. But you can see it's not happening here in the forums. How is this possible?????????
Not to be spooky (or "alarmist") here, but within the last week or two another Hubber had a hacking incident where her a lot of stuff was done with her account, including her picture being changed. (I'm not suggesting something like that happened with your account - only mentioning that's one way that kind of thing can happen.) If you haven't done this, you may want to look at earnings info on here, and make sure it looks like it's set up to go to you.
That was my first thought too - a hacker. But couldn't see how my avatar could remain stay the same on my profile but be somebody else ONLY next to comments on hubs. As for my earnings, if someone is THAT desperate for the piddly amount in my account, they're welcome to it.
Last weekend, (Friday to Tuesday) I was having major problems with my ISP (again!) It was a widespread problem with all their customers in my area and meant my Internet signal was very weak. When I viewed Hub Pages, I could see text only and no pictures. It looked very different!
I know your issue is slightly different but do you maybe have a weak Internet signal that is simply corrupting the pixels in your own photo?
Clutching at straws for you, I know - but not impossible!
Thanks very much for the straw, but even with the weakest signal, my avatar couldn't possibly pixelize into an elderly gentleman with white hair standing at the side of a lake with pine trees in the background.
No... it's just a photo glitch. I blew it up as much as I could, but it's not a MAN! That wasn't what she was referring to anyway. She meant the entire picture was changed and displaying a man. You and AEvans must be in cahoots (or enjoying some cocktails!).
Nope... Definitely not there on my screen... Is this entire thread a little bit of a wind up, crossing Halloween with April Fool's, highlighting all the suckers that fell for it in next week's newsletter...???
I can totally see myself doing that, too. For the record, I don't doubt you for a minute. Stranger things have happened on here. Plus, if it happened to you, no doubt it's happened or will happen to someone else. Hope you have a great weekend.
Logic says whoever's avatar that was had to have been getting mine for awhile too, but I'm not holding my breath for Mr. Manly Man to report that he temporarily turned into a lady in a hat...if he even knew.
You never know... Maybe he is publishing Hubs on how to develop a hard man image, the real man about town taking no nonsense from anyone as the leader of his motorcycle gang... and displaying your wonderfully appealing image to all his followers...
Look a little closer. That's my INDEX finger. ha! Just looks like the Flippin' Finger because of how I cropped the original. Which I did check - the original - before posting this reply after inadvertently making a total fool of myself by starting this thread in the first place. But what the heck. Everybody seems to be having a great time!
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