do you think profile picture will atrract people to respond to your discussion?

@humairaku (2039)
Indonesia
February 11, 2010 9:56am CST
Hi, mylotters! I have something to discuss. some mylotters take their own picture as a profile picture (and they're really good looking people so they are confident to make their own face as profile picture). but some others, like me, take an avatar as my profile picture. what is your opinion, do you think our profile picture could make mylotters to give response to our discussion? and what about your own experience, do you sometimes give response because you attract to his/her profile picture? thanks for the responses given..:)
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13 responses
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
19 Feb 10
for me, i never see a profil picture to make me responds one discussion. i only see the topics of discussion, if its for me interesting, so i responds it
@humairaku (2039)
• Indonesia
20 Feb 10
hi, adhyz! I agree with you. though sometimes it's really fun enjoying mylotters picture or avatars cos some of them are really funny or interesting..:)
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
20 Feb 10
i think interesting avater but post a uninteresting or hard discusion, it make me lazy to comments.
@humairaku (2039)
• Indonesia
21 Feb 10
ya..I agree with you absolutely..cos, harder topic needs better English and my English is not that good..LOL..
@salonga (27996)
• Philippines
12 Feb 10
Hi! Personnally, the Avatar does not not have anything to do with what discussions shall I participate in. I look at the topic itself. Even if the Avatar is very attractive if the topic is nonsense or not of my interest I don't think I would participate. Indeed there are very attractive Avatars here but to me that is not a reason why I will respond to the discussion. Nevertheless, I believe there are those who are attracted with the Avatar and would respond to discussions because of this.
@humairaku (2039)
• Indonesia
15 Feb 10
hi, salonga! I'm sure you've already read all of the responses in this discussion. most of them take the same opinion as yours..frankly, so do I. cos if the avatar or profile picture is good but the discussion is not too interesting for me, I think I won't also respond to that discussion..
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@salonga (27996)
• Philippines
15 Feb 10
Oh yeahh! I did not really take time to read the comments of others here. I don't usually read others comments actually because my time is so limited so instead of spending time reading the comments of others I'd rather just keep on posting in order to post more and earn more. But I'm glad that majority of the opinion is the same as mine. I think that really goes to most people. Its the topic and not the Avatar that matters most.
@humairaku (2039)
• Indonesia
15 Feb 10
yup..sometimes I look at the topic first, if the topic could help me understand this program or useful for me, I'll take a little time to read all comments at glance..ya, most people agree that we like to see to the topic not the picture or avatar..:)
• India
13 Feb 10
Hi, I don't think profile pic has nothing to do with the participation, not in myLot at least. Here everybody is for discussion, and I firmly believe it is not capable of producing many friendships like those made in other social networking sites. This site is based on discussion and participation. My participation to a discussion will not rely on the profile pic but the topic of the discussion itself. I rarely visit profiles and that too when someone sends me a friend request. Take care God bless you
@humairaku (2039)
• Indonesia
15 Feb 10
yeah, finally we could conclude that whatever the picture is, nothing to do with the interest of people. but the most important thing is the discussion itself..ok, thanks biswa..:)
@bren_yrra (354)
• Philippines
12 Feb 10
When I respond to a discussion here in mylot, I respond not because of the avatar but because the discussion is interesting to me.Even if the avatar doesn't look good or appealing to me, I still do respond to a discussion.On the other hand, good avatar or good picture profile may add interest or could attract a mylotter to respond to a discussion.
@humairaku (2039)
• Indonesia
15 Feb 10
nice response, bren..thanks a lot, buddy..
• United Kingdom
12 Feb 10
I think it's nice to experiment with using different avatars but I also think that someone likes to see a real person if that person doesn't mind being seen! I use my real photo instead of an avatar and I'm ok with this. I'm not sure whether you receive more responses if you have a photo rather than an avatar, that remains to be seen. I think everyone has the choise as regards what they want to use though and this is a good thing. Andrew
@humairaku (2039)
• Indonesia
15 Feb 10
hi, andrew..actually I'm also interested in putting my own picture but I'm not confident enough cos I'm not good looking at all..hehe..
@dgtempe1 (88)
• United States
12 Feb 10
I think most people just go with the subject matter and not the profile picture. What good is it to have a great picture but the subject be totally not something you would go near? I'm new here but i dont really think a good looking pic is going to draw more people. I could be wrong, though. ^00^
@humairaku (2039)
• Indonesia
15 Feb 10
hi, dgtempe..you're not too wrong I think cos so many people here whoa have same opinion as yours..hehe..happy mylotting..^^
@ANIME123 (2473)
• United States
12 Feb 10
Mostly what attracts me to a discussion is if the topic is interesting that's usually what I look for. People do also get attracted to discussions because of the profile pic.
@humairaku (2039)
• Indonesia
15 Feb 10
yeah, there must be a lot of people here on mylot. many people means many opinion and will, right? hehe..
@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
12 Feb 10
I personally think that anyone who puts their own picture up is crazy - are they INVITING crazy people to come after them? I don't care what people have up as their avatar... even the generic "green man" tho I don't always understand why they don't change it if they can, like I did I do, however, like avatars to not change all the time...
@humairaku (2039)
• Indonesia
15 Feb 10
yeah..why they put their picture, perhaps, to make themselves exists in this program. they want other people see their own face not their avatar..thanks for your response, buddy..:)
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@youless (90398)
• Guangzhou, China
12 Feb 10
Yes, I think the profile picture is very important. It can attract more people to pay attention to you. And it will leave an impression for others. Especially when some people are familiar with your picture, then will tend to respond to your discussions. I love China
@humairaku (2039)
• Indonesia
15 Feb 10
hi youless, you're the first person whos has different opinion. but it's ok cos sometimes people need not only alphabets but also picture, don't they? ^^
• India
11 Feb 10
ya i think it has some effect. when i start responding for a discussion i have made some good friends who i regularly respond. so i just look on picture and select that discussion. but heading is the prime importance.
@humairaku (2039)
• Indonesia
14 Feb 10
hi rama..you're including to most mylotters here that you're actually agree with opinion that profile picture isn't major causes someone responds to our discussion..it's nice..thanks for responding..^^
@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
11 Feb 10
I don't think so my friend. When i look for a topic to respond with,it's not the profile picture that i look in the first place,but,the topic itself. Maybe some mylotters check at the profile avatar,but it doesn't mean that,it is the photo that gives attraction. Sometimes it is the timing also. i found some topics really interesting but doesn't gathered up too much responses due to time table with other countries when it was posted.
@humairaku (2039)
• Indonesia
14 Feb 10
hi..jaiho..I like your response. ya..the discussion is more interesting and attractive than profile picture or an avatar..ya, I also agree with you..about the time zone which is different, yeah, i think mylotting is also about how lucky you are..LOL..
@mylosha (286)
• India
11 Feb 10
to me i am not interested to show my picture to attract person or other my lotter but i achieve this with my significant content and discussion or responding others discussion if you see my profile i am not yet uploaded neither mine nor avatar ha ha ha. thank you.
@humairaku (2039)
• Indonesia
14 Feb 10
hi mylosha..it's alright if you don't wanna upload your picture, and it doesn't mean that I won't give response to your discussion..LOL..I'm also a type of person who don't like to judge person from their picture..
@phoenix8606 (4978)
11 Feb 10
hi! nolistening is actually right, because I am also attracted from the title of the discussion and not of the avatar, but I think some people inclusive me sometimes, are attract by the avatar of the member and not so much of the discussion. but you better post qualitative discussions and don't hope your avatar will get you more responses HAPPY MYLOTTING
@humairaku (2039)
• Indonesia
14 Feb 10
hi, phoenix..I just want to compare between virtual world and real world. in our real word some people tend to attract to someone's performance before their mind or something. so i want to know whether people on virtual world just the same or not. oke, I'll keep posting qualified discussion..:)