Putting A Face To A Name On MyLot!

United States
September 26, 2011 9:45pm CST
I always wonder what some of my friends here on myLot look like. I always like to put a face to a name. It's always fun to finally see them, and see that they look nothing like you imagined! So, I decided to put up a photo on my profile of me and my fiance. That way all of my friends here on myLot can finally see what we look like, and put a face to a name. How about you? Do you like to put a face to a name? Do you wonder what your friends here on myLot look like? Have you seen what some of your friends look like? Did they look how you imagined?
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17 responses
• United States
27 Sep 11
No I have not seen my friends but they can see e and my daughter. that is why I added my avatar.. Because I wanted to show everyone how much weight I lost.
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• United States
27 Sep 11
I like the picture I wish I could make my page like that. I am no good at doing this. Did you do your own page. I have a website I would like to make big on my profile page. like your banners. But,I don't see a banner on avon com..
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• United States
27 Sep 11
Could you help me make one with my site on it. I have a link to it on my profile. I was going to look now and see about making a free one. I don't know how to load it though.. thanks if you can help me ..
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• United States
27 Sep 11
You should take that as a compliment giftsandbagscom! You look more like friends than mother and daughter, like you are close to the same age. You look very young for you age, and very beautiful!
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• United States
27 Sep 11
Firstly awwh you both are so cute together! You look like a very happy couple. I have seen some photos of my friend here but I do like the fact that initially I could not see their picture as I really like the fact that I could see such sincerity in what they personally write to me. In fact I have yet to see a photo of one of my closets friends here and or she of me and neither has asked to see it. I like that because truly I find that during our private messaging we are completely sincere on how we express ourselves with such oneness that someday our images of one another will definitely match what we thought it was. I think it is usual that we do imagine what people look like based on how they write here if we are not able to see photos of them. I don't mind at all that members place their photos as it is a preference. For me I kind of like the fact that I do not place photos here as I really like that if someone likes me for me through my writing that the exterior image of me is not important. I guess what I am saying is that I get enough likes because of my exterior looks offline, where as people honestly do not get to know me as the person that I am and only because of the what I look like and or what I can help them with. One of the main reasons I do like myLot as we can be expressive and known for who we really are through our participation's as opposed to offline where people have their likes simply because of how one looks good.
• United States
27 Sep 11
Thank you HWG! I get what your saying. A lot of people judge based on looks or your exterior, instead of getting to know how you are on the inside. Don't judge a book by it's cover! That's a good phrase, I think.
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• United States
27 Sep 11
Something like that as I am surrounded by many who looks are primary to how a person really is. Sad really as not all exterior good looking people are good overall people.
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• United States
27 Sep 11
Yes, I agree. You can be a beautiful woman, but be evil on the inside. Or, you could be "ugly" (as society calls it) and be the kindest person in the world. You just can't accurately judge how good/bad someone is based solely on their looks. You have to get to know them!
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@marguicha (81902)
• Chile
27 Sep 11
I make it easier still. I place a picture of my last vacations, changing it if I go elsewhere. It´s always me or a background though. I placed once at another site an old picture of myself that my husband liked very much and received a proposal! After that, I´ll just be my age
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@justhere (229)
• United States
27 Sep 11
I'm always taking the pictures, so I am not in very many pictures.
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• United States
27 Sep 11
I do enjoy all your pictures Marguicha of your vacations as they show that you always have a great time. @justhere, I went on vacation in August and while I was uploading some to send to the family, I realize, oh my I took all the pictures and none of them were of me.
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• United States
27 Sep 11
I do not like my picture taken too much. However, I do like to take pictures of others, and things I think are cool or pretty.
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@Hatley (159683)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Sep 11
hi angelee about a year or so ago mylots dumbdizzyblonde stopped in to Gold C rest to see me and she looked much like I envisioned, and so warm and so lovely her personality. her boyfriend took photos of the two of us, Our photo is in my avatar on my FaceBook account, I am the one with long white hair and am older than Lori. I will be 85 in NOvember. lol so you and all mylot friends are free to see me in Facebook lol. I am not gorgeous but that's okay, I am happy so that's what counts.lori olsen is the only mylotter I have met face to face and shes one very sweet person too. I have often wondered about a lot of mylot friends here.
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• United States
27 Sep 11
I think you have mention that before, and I believe I seen that photo! I think it's very cool that you have met a fellow myLotter in person. That is something not many of us myLotters get to experience! Your lucky!
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27 Sep 11
hatley you are never 85? you are so with it.. and dare i say.. down with the kids!! wow .. i hope i can write and be as opinionated as you when i reach that ripe age!! thats amazing.. i thought you were about a woma in your 40's max!
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• United States
27 Sep 11
I agree, if she didn't tell us her age, I would guess by her participation that she was no older than 40-45! It is amazing. Not many older people feel like typing on a computer on a site like myLot... most don't even know how to use a computer! Hatley must be in very good health, and young at heart.
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@sajeevking (5034)
• Mumbai, India
27 Sep 11
before i used to never put my real photo anywhere but then a friend of mine asked me what the fear i don't care that much whether someone puts there photo or not because here because all i care about is what there share with us but yeah i do get curious if we get to see the real person to whom we are talking to Maybe some things its better not to upload our photo and some don't even thing what's the harm in uploading your real pic
• United States
28 Sep 11
I too mainly care about their personality, and what the type here on myLot. It's just nice to have the pleasure of seeing someone's face that you've befriended here on myLot.
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• Mumbai, India
28 Sep 11
I kinda like to see the person to whom i am taking to this way i can imagine how he/she might be but i am taking to a random avatar it just me and avatar taking and when i try to imagine some one all i see is that avatar
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• United States
27 Sep 11
I do wonder what some of my friends look like, but mostly I don't care. That is not to say that it would not be nice to see them, especially face to face, and find out what they look and act like. I just don't think it is that important to be able to see their face to communicate with them, and their words mean much more than a picture of them. On the other hand, I always appreciate a picture of a good-looking person, especially of the male persuasion.
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• United States
28 Sep 11
I agree. It's not that important, because it's their words, personality, opinions and views, etc... that is important and show who they are.
• United States
28 Sep 11
You know what, I was thinking about this some more, and I think that it would be nice to see what many of them look like, but only if we can see their mannerisms as well as their face, which really isn't possible in a picture. When I am interacting with my friends, I often envision them reading and relying - the way they look, how they are saying things, whether they are laughing or upset, etc. When I read something that Lamb has written, for example, I can picture very well what he looks like when he is saying it, because he has done videos and put them up on here. I can picture a few others as well ... not because I have seen their actual faces but because I have interacted with them enough that I feel I really know them, so I can imagine how they react. It would be nice if I could see whether or not I was right. Of course, with at least one of them some day I will find out for sure, but it will be a while before that happens.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 11
Hello Angelee, It's rare that i put my real picture here in mylot, I do have one in the photo gallery but it's kinda inverted. but that's kinda hard to do now because there's a lot of different trolls roaming around the secret tunnels and sewers of mylot, rating people negative mercilessly. so, for now, i don't think it's a good idea to reveal myself and people know me already
• United States
27 Sep 11
Better to be safe than sorry! I didn't think about how uploading a photo of yourself could get you a negative rating. That's ridiculous!
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@mensab (4208)
• Philippines
27 Sep 11
in my first months in mylot, i put my picture in here. for me, it was no big deal. then i read about an issue that i feel strongly about - extrajudicial killings in the philippines. and one way of putting the issue across and mainstreaming it is to show it to mylot as profile pic. until now, i still have it since it still continues in the country. i appreciate my friends who put their pictures in mylot.
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• United States
27 Sep 11
Well, I think that is great that you have such a meaningful profile photo. I think it is always good to support things that you feel strongly about. I like my avatar that I have, and don't plan on changing it. That is why I put my photo in my HTML sortie on my profile.
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• Greece
27 Sep 11
i have seen some of mylot friends photos but it never crossed my mind how they look like. the most important thing for me is how they think, not how they look.
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• United States
28 Sep 11
I too think it doesn't matter too much about what our fellow myLotters look like. It's their personality, opinions, views, etc... that really make them who they are.
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@bagarad (7917)
• Paso Robles, California
30 Sep 11
I agree. The inner person is most interesting. It's fascinating to me to see how different we all are in our personalites and backgrounds, yet we have so much in common in how we feel about things in our lives.
• United States
30 Sep 11
I also find it interesting how different, yet alike we all are. It is so wonderful that we have a place like myLot where we can connect with people from all over the world.
@huilichan8 (1379)
• Singapore
27 Sep 11
I don't like that...sorry. Anyway, for those who are really keen to know how I look like, they can always check out my blog. Sometimes, I do wonder how some of mylot pp look like. And at times, I wld check out their profiles. Btw, I checked out yours soon after I joined mylot, when I first responded to your discussion.
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• United States
28 Sep 11
I often imagine what my friends on myLot look like, when they don't have a photo. However, when I eventually do get the pleasure of seeing what they look like, they don't look how I imagined.
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• Singapore
28 Sep 11
I think it's common that pp don't normally look like how we imagine them.:)
• United States
30 Sep 11
Yes, I too think it's quite normal. As there is really no way to correctly invision someone in our minds.
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• United States
27 Sep 11
You and your fiance make a great couple! You can tell you make each other happy. I was hesitant to put my picture on my mylot profile but did it anyway. This is a social network after all. We have tons of pics on facebook so why not let others see what you look like here. I hope one day to make and meet friends from mylot. Everyone seems so nice here and I always enjoy my time spent here.
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• United States
27 Sep 11
The majority of people here are very kind, helpful, and caring. On occasion, you'll run into a rude person, or someone who just wants to argue. But, it's quite rare on here. I absolutely love myLot, and I think it is by far the best online community!
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• United States
27 Sep 11
So far I have not come across any rudeness or negative behavior. I guess I must be lucky. I know it's just a matter of time though. Hopefully, it will not bother me too much.
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• United States
27 Sep 11
Like I said, it's rare. You may never see it... or maybe only once or twice in your entire myLot life.
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• China
27 Sep 11
absolutely right, to show your photo here is to show your honesty and your friendship to others. Therefore, I have posted my photo on the myLot site when I became a member for the first time here. However, some argue that it is not safe to show their photos here because it is a part of their private issues. And they hold the idea that what if others abuse their photos to do something illegally. so how do you think of this?
• United States
28 Sep 11
Personally, I am willing to take the risk... and post my photo for people to see. I don't really care if my photo is shown to everyone, because it's not a bad photo. I've had my photos on sites like FaceBook, MySpace, etc. and nothing has ever really happened.
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@bagarad (7917)
• Paso Robles, California
30 Sep 11
My photo is on so many sites I write on that there's no sense in trying to keep it a secret. Because I'm in business on line, I think people feel more comfortable when they see a real picture of a real person instead of a Faceless screen. I think that's especially true if you are a small business instead of a well-known large website. Since I actually have met some of my customers in person before I went on line, I want them to be able to identify me and connect me with my booth where they met me.
@viju0410 (2286)
• India
27 Sep 11
hi, both of you looks so chubby and bubbly dear! I have not yet tried to upload photos or anything of that sort. Nice to see you both. I agree it would be wonderful to see the pictures of our friends whom we interact so much, daily.
• United States
28 Sep 11
Haha, thanks! You should upload a profile photo, whether it be an avatar like mine, or a photo of you. I think it helps people remember you if you have a photo to go by.
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@bagarad (7917)
• Paso Robles, California
30 Sep 11
Yup! I've got too many names associated with that small white person on the green square. Be yourself and stand out from the crowd.
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
27 Sep 11
I wwas so damn freaking curious i couldn't wait for the damn page to open. Anyway i try to put a face to my friends, but i'm horrible with that actually. I cannot even guess that close enough. Funky pic by the way.
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• United States
28 Sep 11
Haha, thank you sweetie! I am not that good at it either... they never look how I imagine them!
27 Sep 11
well my profile picture / avatar is really me.. so i don't know. you tell me? lol do i look like how you expected? i'm going to check yours out right now!
27 Sep 11
ahaaaa!! you look EXACTLY like i imagined lol!! :)
27 Sep 11
a model avatar? i don't get it lol!
@Amfyre (515)
• Canada
27 Sep 11
Hey Mike I thought I recognized you avatar model, he did male undergarments, mostly thongs if I remember correctly. He's retired now and does home renovations, mainly installing tiles in bathrooms and putting shower fixtures. Boy he was a Hot Model ~he he he
@SIMPLYD (75383)
• Philippines
27 Sep 11
I have seen your profile picture and i must say, you and your fiance, look good. It's really nice if the one you are interacting with at Mylot has their picture as their profile ID . I for myself, have my real picture for my avatar. But sometimes, i feel like i am in the mood for an avatar so i do change it once in a while. It also feels good to be mysterious sometimes. Though, i am used to interacting with friends on their avatars already. But i do remember them by their suername. So when they change avatar, i still knew it's them.
• United States
27 Sep 11
Thank you! I liked my avatar so much, I didn't want to change it. However, I did want my friends on myLot to see a photo of me and my fiance. That is why I chose to put it on my profile in the HTML sortie.
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@bnpraveen (172)
• India
27 Sep 11
hai friend really it gives a lot of fun by putting face to name, but some one may feel bad in putting face on their name, any way iam eager to know my face on my name