Does it really help if I put my own picture as Avatar?

@subha12 (18453)
India
April 13, 2007 2:57am CST
I was jsut wondering that if it really helps one to get so much responses for a discussion if you put your own picture at the avatar of u? Or does the moving avatars help you to attract other mylotters to see and answer your discussions? I have seen that many beautiful guys and girls are getting so much responses for very simple discussions. Pls share your opinion.
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9 responses
• India
15 Apr 07
Hello Subha I am a new member of MyLot. What I have thought about the AVATAR is that it is a pictorial representation of our attitude & Keeping the same picture for Avatar will facilitate our friends to access us easily. What do u say?
@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
14 Apr 07
I think avatars are good for recognizing people. I know, by your cute little baby, who you are as you are in my friends list. I know others by their avatars as well. If I see a post on a page with the corresponding avatar, I will more than likely look at the post. It may help people know who youare, and initially draw them into read your discussion, quality is what makes them keep looking for more of your posts. I know of someone that has a moving, very memorable avatar. It does not make me answer their posts, as I found that person to be quite rude. Just keep posting good discussions worth responding to, and don't worry so much about how your avatar looks.
• India
14 Apr 07
I am very much honest guy and always appreciate the truth only. So, if you ask me, I would surely say to put your own photo as I did. However, its your individual choice. Take care.
@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
13 Apr 07
I have doubts as to whether an avatar would seriously affect the response rate. A good avatar may serve the purpose of being noticed, but beyond that there would be little benefit. The subject matter of a discussion is far more likely to attract responses than an avatar.
@aissha (2036)
• India
13 Apr 07
hi subha how r u ,urs is a cute avatar ,but i think topic of discussion and even responding in an effective way is more important ,i'll try to reply u always dear,u r a friend.lol
@hmike_d (1529)
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
I would rather think that it is still more on your topic that attracts attetion of our co-mylotters in here. Suggest to start discussions that you think inside the interest also of the huge crowd in here. Avatars would quite do coz it could also win an attention. You can also try to have lots of friends to make them answer your questions often, as you were added on their account and so they could easily hover down your discusions.
@sebatt84 (131)
• France
13 Apr 07
Yes a good and animate avatar attract more a lot of peaple to read you and to answer thats why you have to change your avatar every time to costumize your profile
@kaplya (1578)
• India
13 Apr 07
i don't think one's own pic or some cute avatars really help one get more responses. even if they do attract ur eyes it's the content which makes one reply to them. also a braod network of good and experienced friends on mylot helps in getting more psots to one's discussion. by the way it's a cute one in ur avatar and that's perfect enough to catch others' attention:)
@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
13 Apr 07
I dont know if it helps or not but mine moves and its cute. I call her Hoghoney Looking For Money. and where ever you see it that is where I am and it is me. but you do have a very cute baby there for yours.