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Would you find this creepy?

  1. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    I just received an email from another hubber saying simply:

    "you are so beautiful... smile"

    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?

    1. Jeff Berndt profile image87
      Jeff Berndtposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. profile image0
      Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      yep, that sounds creepy

    3. Jane@CM profile image60
      Jane@CMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      this is why i don't use a picture of a person on the avatar

  2. CASE1WORKER profile image77
    CASE1WORKERposted 7 years ago

    yes... would be inclined to totally ignore them and if they comment on your hub, deny any comment

  3. libby101a profile image60
    libby101aposted 7 years ago

    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!

  4. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    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!

    1. pisean282311 profile image60
      pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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 tongue

    2. libby101a profile image60
      libby101aposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LOL! Yeah put those exes to work!!!

  5. skyfire profile image74
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    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. tongue

    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.

    1. WryLilt profile image90
      WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. pisean282311 profile image60
        pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        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...

    2. Joe Badtoe profile image60
      Joe Badtoeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. skyfire profile image74
        skyfireposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        LOL.

      2. profile image0
        DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        most popular response in my book!!

    3. LSKing profile image80
      LSKingposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree! Take it as a compliment and don't encourage further contact if it " creeps " you out.

  6. CMHypno profile image95
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    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

    1. WryLilt profile image90
      WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks...
      I think I will...
      I was just unsure where the actual line was... it's not directly abusive or promotional or anything, like some I've received.

  7. Spacey Gracey profile image36
    Spacey Graceyposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. WryLilt profile image90
      WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Totally understand. I know that you are Catherine Zeta Jones, but I promise I won't reveal this knowledge in public. :-)

      1. pisean282311 profile image60
        pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol

  8. Joe Badtoe profile image60
    Joe Badtoeposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. Joe Badtoe profile image60
      Joe Badtoeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      jeez my writing!!   it should read 'cross your eyes and black out some teeth.

      My fingers too fast for my brain and to clumsy for keyboard.

  9. Spacey Gracey profile image36
    Spacey Graceyposted 7 years ago

    Dammit - now you have blown my cover.

  10. richtwf profile image59
    richtwfposted 7 years ago

    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.

  11. waynet profile image78
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    Not really, but still!

    I once had an email from someone asking if I'd send them some toe nail clippings?!!!?WTF????!????!

    1. pisean282311 profile image60
      pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol hey it was not me who mailed u...

    2. Joe Badtoe profile image60
      Joe Badtoeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      you didn't have a peroblem posting ear wax to me when I asked?

      1. MPG Narratives profile image61
        MPG Narrativesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Now that's creepy Joe!

        @ wrylilt  - I think its creepy, I'd ignore them and if they send more report them.

      2. waynet profile image78
        waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Well, I didn't want to throw it away! big_smile

    3. Spacey Gracey profile image36
      Spacey Graceyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      OK maye toe clipping was a bit weird.....anyway how about some beard trimmings?

      1. MPG Narratives profile image61
        MPG Narrativesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        getting creepier!

      2. waynet profile image78
        waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Ok....they are in the post lol!.....warning.... may look like pubic hair!!!

  12. Joe Badtoe profile image60
    Joe Badtoeposted 7 years ago

    one straighened (CLEAN) pube

    it's for a friend

  13. shazwellyn profile image43
    shazwellynposted 7 years ago

    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

    1. WryLilt profile image90
      WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol

    2. profile image0
      DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol

  14. Pamela99 profile image86
    Pamela99posted 7 years ago

    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!

  15. Stacie L profile image91
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    this is creepy,,I've received many requests for "dates"...I replaced my face photo to deter any more "suitors"..LOL big_smile

  16. Wendy Krick profile image73
    Wendy Krickposted 7 years ago

    Yes, I would find it very creepy!

  17. prettydarkhorse profile image65
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    creepy, one hubber even said I want to have sex with you, st**upid man

  18. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    regardless of whether it's creepy, he/she knows that it got your attention.

    I would ignore it. it's the online world.

  19. Vinal profile image61
    Vinalposted 7 years ago

    You're on the internet  ... Expect too find creepy people and their posts on it.

  20. Bill Manning profile image73
    Bill Manningposted 7 years ago

    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,,,, lol

    Ignore it. Sounds like a shy 16 yr old. BTW I did start following your blogger blog. smile

    1. mega1 profile image80
      mega1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Bill Manning profile image73
        Bill Manningposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Ohhh, that's sweet of you to say, thanks! smile

        Yeah that would be a very pricey date. How far do you go on the first date,,,,,, never mind,,,, wink

        1. mega1 profile image80
          mega1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          well, not THAT far!

  21. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    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!

    1. profile image0
      DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol Im stalking you anyway!!!!

      1. mega1 profile image80
        mega1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You have no fear, right?  and you stalk me because of my inner beauty, right?  that's so cool!

        1. profile image0
          DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          and the love of cheese is mutual, right?

          1. mega1 profile image80
            mega1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            most cheeses - not feta or anything from a goat, though - and definitely cheetos! but that may or may not reveal my inner beauty ? hmm

  22. Mikeydoes profile image75
    Mikeydoesposted 7 years ago

    Maybe hes from France, French people do that all the time.

 
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