do you post your real pic?

Philippines
July 3, 2008 10:08am CST
in your avatar in any sites that you have membership do you post the real you? i always post my real pic becoz i also get to meet my friends online personally so i dont want to give any confusion and i hate surprises in regards to how you look... for me it is better to post nothing at all than posting a pic of person who is not really you...
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22 responses
@bieke81 (1069)
• Belgium
3 Jul 08
I've posted a picture of my two boys. They are the most important in my life, so that's why they are in my avatar. That's my way of including them in a part of my life they haven't have access to for the moment.
• Philippines
3 Jul 08
yeah sound like a one proud parent there...your boys are really cutie esp the little one... thnks...
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@bieke81 (1069)
• Belgium
4 Jul 08
Yes, I'm a very proud parent. My youngest is a bit of a cutie, he has those wonderfull blue eyes. You don't see that colour much, I hope they stay that way. The oldest one is at that age that he engages in discussions with me about everything. I enjoy that 'cause it shows me how his brains work. Have a nice day.
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• Philippines
14 Jul 08
indeed proud mama!!!hehehe....i woder how well will i be as mom if time comes hahaha..
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@Wolfechu (1193)
• United States
3 Jul 08
Occasionally. The one I use on here is pretty much my default pic anywhere, though I use my actual pic on places like Facebook and Friendsreunited.
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• Philippines
3 Jul 08
hmmm...y dont you post your real pic here since you managed to post it in other sites?? just asking dont get me wrong on that...
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@Wolfechu (1193)
• United States
3 Jul 08
Nah, I don't post my pic here especially because they're not especially interesting. This seems more the sort of place where a vaguely humorous avatar would be more attention grabbing. Anyone who's particularly interested in seeing what I look like could find me with about a minute's effort of casual googling ;)
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@zeroflashx2 (2491)
• Philippines
3 Jul 08
Well, for me, it really depends on what site I would post my real picture. Mylot, friendster, and myspace are usually the sites where I post real pictures of me, my friends and family. But for some other sites which doesn't deal much about socializing, I tend to just have avatars. I did post pics of celebrities but they usually are my favorites and where some of their characters in movies/tv relates to me well.
• Philippines
3 Jul 08
yeah i remmeber myself posting the pic of avril lavigne in one of my avatar and one would be drew barrymore but i always have the pic of real me with it....esp if it is a social site... thnks
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• Philippines
3 Jul 08
Yeah, that's right. It may not be the featured pic but it could always be in the galleries. Social sites are fine to post real pics on. Good pm!
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@cottonm (753)
• Malaysia
19 Jul 08
i always post the real me...it's me, it's me, I M WHAT I M, and i dun like those ppl who post celebrities's photo, coz for me, no matter how u look, the way u choose to face the things in your life is really matter. ^_^ it's more lifely to be yourself either in the real world & in the cyber world...
• Philippines
19 Jul 08
yeah good point...well your smile look very cool...keep smiling...
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• United States
12 Jul 08
My avatar is a real picture of me. That was taken my junior year of college, about 2 years ago. I'm a pretty big OU fan, as if you couldn't already tell by the avatar (Didn't attend OU though, but that's beside the point). I agree with you peiksmode, I would rather meet people online personally and not be surprised in terms of appearance, especially if I have already pictured you in my mind. That can get annoying. I follow the "be yourself" attitude and yeah, I'm not going to lie about what I look like cause if there ever was a time that we would meet, well then that time you lied about how you look would really bite you in the booty.
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• Philippines
14 Jul 08
hahaha...yeah i will never lie on what i look like it will only bring me mess in future... when i meet peeps online in person there are really some surprises on how they look..and i dont want to surprise them more hahaha
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• United States
3 Jul 08
I always do. There's no reason to post a fake me if I'm looking for friends. I'd feel weird in the process. I've done this once in my life as a joke, but that's it. I would never seriously hand a fake photo of me. And most people who have seen me think I'm cute, so that's cool, lol.
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• Philippines
3 Jul 08
wow your avatar is a real cutie though...lols...yeah i really dont see any sense making up photos that are not really you..i didnt tried that i never hve any plans to do so...if thy feel i am not pretty at all in my pic that is real just fine...heheheh
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@sk66rc (4264)
• United States
3 Jul 08
I usually don't but some where in the site, like profile, I have a picture of myself... Even here, I put up my picture with my daughter & my dog in my profile... Only place I got a picture of myself is myspace...
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• Philippines
3 Jul 08
hmmm..i dont know what it is with m that myspace dont interest me at all....i once had an account there but for some reasons i wasnt able to maintain it... btw thnks for sharing
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@roanne05 (1292)
• Oman
3 Jul 08
i don't like to post my picture as my avatar..i don't know! i just don't like it!
• Philippines
3 Jul 08
hmmm one of my friends reason is to keep the mystery unfolded....well if that makes sense at all... thnks
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• United States
3 Jul 08
Well, It depends but in Mylot's case, I don't.
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• Philippines
3 Jul 08
hmmm....that makes me start this post...i really wonder why? there got ot be reason right... but one thing i am sure about even peeps dont post real pic thier or your avatar would tell something about you...
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@jersey86 (1348)
• Philippines
3 Jul 08
real pic: yes that's my real pictures us i am proud to expose my real face. lol but i found other mylotters upload pictures from there favorite artist, flowers,cartoon characters and etc..
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• Philippines
3 Jul 08
yeah i actualy noticed that as well... regarding you pic i also wanted to post here the pic wherein i am playing billiards...you seem like a proud gamer in there...hehehe
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@anawar (2406)
• United States
15 Jul 08
After someone hacked into my computer, I changed my avatar to an image because I felt vulnerable. My current avatar only means something to me. I'm trying not to repeat thoughts I posted in a similar discussion. Does anyone on mylot use avatars because they are afraid to be recognized by someone they are hiding their identity from?
• Philippines
15 Jul 08
yeah hacker really mess things out really bad sometimes...with other suer i am sure they all have good reasons not to show their real pix. thnks
@anawar (2406)
• United States
15 Jul 08
Your words helped me feel better. I've been in a downward slump since the hacker attacked. It's always comforting to know I am not alone.
• Philippines
16 Jul 08
my pleasure..it is good to know that my word comforts someone...yeah sure thing you are not alone on that..
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
19 Jul 08
Obviously Not. I do not look like the piggy in my avatar at all. (Maybe except that we are both cute) I do not post my real picture in MyLot but in my friendster and facebook, my real pictures are there.
• Philippines
19 Jul 08
lols if you would say that that is the real you, wow a pig who have a breain like yours amazing isnt it? lols... since the piggy is on pink you a girly ayt?
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
20 Jul 08
Yea. I'm a gal
@avalanzce (125)
• Philippines
19 Jul 08
I'm not always do posting my own face...I have and some others might have their own reasoning why. I'm on the real pic right now but less exposure, it is just me hiding myself up a bit. Real Pics aren't just the way of judging people, whether you're looking good or just fine others might misjudging you now. We can't blame others picking friends online only just you're good looking and some below are being discriminated, this is the way people now thinking in the net and only few people got good-sides to show. It's not that kind of bad when you put some other images like a thing, animals, cartoons...but when you're using some other photos like saying that you really are on that pic..that is totally BAD, you're a POSER. Be wise to use some pics, personality as it says using something, just be true and don't be a poser.
• Philippines
19 Jul 08
the discremination thing yeah it is indeed visible the hotter your pic is the more likely you have lots of friends online...that also the reason why i am posting the real me to know how people react well some appreciate it some dont well that is life hehehe..
• Philippines
20 Jul 08
Yes..as I've seen that you're doing great and being confident for yourself, optimism is really good. Just keep it up girl. ^^
• United States
13 Jul 08
My avatar isn't a photograph of me. It is a bit of artwork that reflects a bit of my personality and hobby. I use my own artwork because I can reflect myself better in it than in a photograph.
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
i will be really surprise if you are the one in pic hehehe.....thnks
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• United States
15 Jul 08
Yup, I'd be a toonin'
@mEisky (825)
• Philippines
21 Jul 08
yea..i post my real pic in other site..:) it depends on what i really want to post..:)though it doesnt matter at all;) BEst of luck.
• Philippines
21 Jul 08
again, according to ones mood hehehe...i think wen you decide to post this one you have the anime mood...it is cute hehehe...thnks frot he response
@kidjuwee (612)
• Philippines
20 Jul 08
yes I use my real picture, it is nice to use your own picture because it is a picture of your own and not someone else. I don't like posers too, those poeple who pretent to be somebody else they are not. And hey, you have a nice topic here. And you have a good point in there. Have a nice day.
• Philippines
21 Jul 08
gee thnks for the compliment...well you have a cool pix though i cant see how you look like hehehe.. thnks for the response..
@Amanda81587 (3046)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Yes My photo on mylot is really me. I am not sure why people hide behind a fake photo or icon. I guess for the same reasons that authors may be annonomous.
• Philippines
21 Jul 08
im sure they all have reasons not to post their real pic...same like we have reason to flaunt our faces ... thnks pretty
• United States
19 Jul 08
i always post my real pic :) so ppl can see me :) and actually know how i look.lol
• Philippines
19 Jul 08
so you dont need to answer the usual querry on "i wonder how you look like" hehehehe
@Daphers (141)
• Canada
18 Jul 08
• Philippines
19 Jul 08
so your one of those peeps that keeps changing avatar depends on the mood huh? i have that attitude in other site hehehe...really cool somtimes...
@amitavroy (4826)
• India
18 Jul 08
Actually I have heard a lot of problems when people posted their pictures and on the Internet. And that is the reason I particularly avoid posting my real pictures on the Internet and also in any of my profiles to the whips at which a visit regularly. In these typical conditions of Internet security is anything it is better not to eat anything which is very personal and about you. Maintaining this is a better option rather than being in a big problem in the later stages.
• Philippines
18 Jul 08
that is understandable with all the hackign going on in the internet...