I just received an email from another hubber saying simply:
"you are so beautiful... "
They've never had any activity that I can see (despite the account being over six months old).
Also got an alert that they are following me on twitter.
Obviously I don't want to reply since that will display my email address.
So... is that creepy or not?
Yeah, it's a bit creepy, and you're right to be wary, especially since they've engaged in no other form of interaction. I wouldn't reply, but I'd save that email, just in case.
But I wouldn't worry about it overly much. You're doing the right thing by not responding. If the reader was genuine, sooner or later you'll see other emails (that talk about stuff other than how pretty you are), relevant comments on hubs, etc. If not, you'll probably never hear from them again.
this is why i don't use a picture of a person on the avatar
yes... would be inclined to totally ignore them and if they comment on your hub, deny any comment
Very, very creepy! It could be an ex or something! So be very careful! You never know what sort of person is creeping around!
I would not answer anything they send! And I would not allow any of my personal information to be displayed on twitter, myspace, or facebook!
Just be very careful!
Thanks.... yes I think I will go with 'That's creepy' and ignore it and not give out any personal info.
An ex... you made me laugh. My ex is already on hubpages, churning out hubs for me... gotta put 'em to work you know!
I received an email from hubber looking for true love ..she did sent her pic too and wanted me to do so...
Well dont reply or anything...dont know what it is all about..also you are popular writer and so many would email you...forget about it ..and who knows it was serious compliment...since he was not wrong in what he said
You're beautiful and i don't see why you feel that sort of reaction creepy. You just need to get used to it.
When girls put their real picture as avatars then some people just can't resist to comment.
Check some beautiful faces in social media : http://scottbry.wordpress.com/2010/07/0 … testwomen/
Now you can guess how many facebook requests these girls get and also stalked on twitter.
I don't find the compliment creepy.
I do find the fact that someone I've never had any interaction with, EVER, decides to send it with no introduction or even any other comments. There are plenty of things that could have been said with it.
Even something like "I think you have a beautiful picture, and I enjoy your writing, hopefully see you around the site sometime" would be ok.
okie..so give me the email id which mailed you..i would forward this to him so that he can rephrase the compliment ...on serious notes well you are beautiful but if that person did spent time on hub..he would admire you for your writing , your participation and your helping new hubbers too...
That list - could it not be retitled the 100 best female self publicists who pretend not to be vain but secretly relish the attention.
One of them even said 'wow could you imagine all 100 of us together'?
I mean seriously
I can think of thousands of amazing women who do amazing jobs like nursing the sick or looking after handicapped kids and work in third world countries on a voluntary basis. That kind of beauty is what amazes me not a bunch of women in safe jobs gathering fake friends in a bid to become a z list celebrity.
And who says they're 'beautiful'? what does that mean? Beauty isn't all professional photographs and dutiful smiles.
Ok not the most popular response and I am now putting on suit of armour and steel hat in readiness for the impending attack.
I agree! Take it as a compliment and don't encourage further contact if it " creeps " you out.
You can always mark an unsolicited email from another hubber as spam or abuse and let the HubPages team deal with it - I've had some asking me for my picture etc that I thought were creepy, so I just flagged them and then deleted them after a while
Morning / evening Wry - take it as a compliment but don't reply. Isn't it like when a guy shouts out in the street or beeps his car horn at you? T
I agree its coz you've put up a pretty avatar - I am soooo drop-dead gorgeous I daren't put my real picture up as I would be dealing with unwanted attention non-stop.
just change your pic (for a few days) only this time draw a beard on it and photoshop your hair and make it bright blue. cross our ees and black out soem of your teeth.
Then if you still get a 'you're beautiful' message that's when it's time to worry.
Might make you think but don't overt-think, accept it as a lovely compliment from a fellow hubber and do as others have said, keep your most personal details guarded. My wife is at FB and she quite frequently has experienced receiving complimentary messages from admirers so accept the compliments and praise and just be aware that's all I can say. My wife once had a lunatic in her country badgering her constantly with calls and texts etc and she was forced to change her contact details - email and mobile phone. So just be wary.
Not really, but still!
I once had an email from someone asking if I'd send them some toe nail clippings?!!!?WTF????!????!
you didn't have a peroblem posting ear wax to me when I asked?
OK maye toe clipping was a bit weird.....anyway how about some beard trimmings?
I had a couple of those but ignored. The amount of lesbians that seem to want to get off with me is particulary creepy - dont get me wrong, each one to their own - but Im just not that way inclined. Give me a MAN anytime! lol
I think I would ignore them. I have been getting a lot of mail that says they are following me on Hubpages but have never written a hub or maybe just just 1, and they have never made a comment on my hubs either. Also they have written weird things that I find creepy or they are from company trying to get me to click on their link. This has only been happening over the past couple of months.
This is an example of a comment I just got "But in the crowd i have my own identity because i believe if your not born gifted then make sure you die gifted." Creepy!
this is creepy,,I've received many requests for "dates"...I replaced my face photo to deter any more "suitors"..LOL
creepy, one hubber even said I want to have sex with you, st**upid man
regardless of whether it's creepy, he/she knows that it got your attention.
I would ignore it. it's the online world.
You're on the internet ... Expect too find creepy people and their posts on it.
Hmmm, I use my own picture and not once ever got asked out or anything around here. Maybe I'll change it to Johnny Depp,,,,
Ignore it. Sounds like a shy 16 yr old. BTW I did start following your blogger blog.
I can't ask you out Bill, you're in Florida, I'm in California and that would be a very expensive date. So I just have to make do with the elusive contact we have here in the forums. Sorry. I didn't mean to slight you in any way. You are pretty cute and you look like you enjoy life.
That's exactly why I don't post my real pic - I don't want stalkers to obsess over me - and I certainly don't want to break any more hearts. You beautiful/handsome people oughta be ashamed! flaunting yourselves all over the internet the way you do!
oops - that probably qualifies as creepy!
ooo noooo I'm creeping myself out now!
You have no fear, right? and you stalk me because of my inner beauty, right? that's so cool!
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