What do you look like?

@leenie50 (3992)
United States
November 10, 2008 9:14am CST
Hey Friends, one and all. I have been wondering since I joined mylot why so many of you prefer to put an avatar in place of your picture? I suspect that each of you has a reason. So, do you mind sharing? I was just talking with mimpki(sp?) and she finally has a picture of herself. It was so nice to see who I was conversing with. I also feel a better connection when I have a face to look at. Our imagination can run wild when trying to imagine what someone looks like. I would love to see more of your faces. Is ther any chance that might happen? Hugs to all!! leenie
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@myklj999 (32739)
• Olney, Illinois
10 Nov 08
myklj999 - you asked for it...
Please ask small children and those with weak hearts to leave the room before viewing.
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@cream97 (29164)
• United States
10 Nov 08
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
10 Nov 08
mkl, You're back!! Nice to see your face again. I was beginning to think you looked like this little white block that turned into a tiny white dot!!Well keep up the good looks, would ya? leenie
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Too funny. Thanks my. Gotta love your humor. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@lou_66 (909)
11 Nov 08
i have been meaning to put my picture there for a while but i have lost the cable that connects my phone to my computer. as soon as i find that cable i will change it. i also plan to put many other photos on this site, of me and my friends. happy mylotting
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Hi lou, I will look forward to see your photos. I hope you find that cable soon. I know how maddening it is to lose things. I not only have to find the things I've lost but also everything my husband loses. It's almost a job in itself. Take care. leenie
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@lou_66 (909)
12 Nov 08
i did have 3 of these usb cables but a gave away 2 thinking i wouldnt need them. its just my luck to lose the last one i had! have a nice day!
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@cream97 (29164)
• United States
10 Nov 08
I usually don't put real photos of me up... But, I can describe what I do look like. I have clear glowy skin.. I have long jet black hair.. I wear glasses, small frames that is.. I have deep black eyebrows.. I am African American mixed with Indian. My skin complexion is like a soft light brown color.. I would love to put a photo of me up, but I don't know how to up load it to my computer.. Maybe soon I will do this, so that you all can have a better look at me.
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Well cream, I for one am looking forward to seeing that beautiful face you described. You must have a friend that you could bribe to come in and show you how. If you know someone with a digital camera, have them come over and take a picture or 2 or 5 or whatever and then they can walk you through the process. We'll all be waiting for the day. leenie
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@cream97 (29164)
• United States
11 Nov 08
Thanks! My hubbie has an webcam.. I would have to get him to do it for me. Or, I could do it myself..
• Philippines
11 Nov 08
This is my real picture.It's better for you to describe me.
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Hi kat, Well if you want me to describe you, then I would have to say that you are a very pretty young lady. Thanks for joining in. leenie
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@wchingya (73)
• Malaysia
11 Nov 08
I just help myself in, after seeing this fun discussion. Yup, the avatar, is me. I was thinking at the time when my friend took the picture. My 'full' appearance could be found in my blog, that's why I put the URL in my profile, for those who's interested, and to know more about me. Otherwise, we could just carry on the discussion. Take care, leenie.=)
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Hi wchingya, Welcome to mylot! Thanks for joining in on our discussion. You are right, it has been fun. I have so enjoyed seeing a lot of faces I haven't seen before. I will check out your profile for more photos. I hope you enjoy mylot. It really is a fun place. leenie
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
11 Nov 08
i really don't know how to change it but i can't use my digital , it's broken & i think i would have to because i'm not much on getting my picture made. it is nice to see who u are talkingto, i agree. you have a good day & greetings from tennessee.
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Hi Antiquelady, Greetings to you from Florida!! Well, I'm sure you can figure out how to post a photo when you have the opportunity. I'll still look forward to seeing you around. I'll just use my imagination. leenie
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@drannhh (15235)
• United States
11 Nov 08
Well, leenie, it is pretty simple. IDENTITY THEFT. It is not, in my opinion, safe to post actual photos of ourselves or our family and friends online because search engines are so sophisticated now that people who are not even myLot members have access not only to the photos but also to everything we say here, so my believe is that people need to be MUCH more cautious about the information they give out. Identity theft is on the rise, and it is very easy for someone to take a photo and cut and paste it onto a different background and print it out and use it to create a phony ID to sell to a criminal. Actually worst crimes could be committed but that one should be enough. I adore mimpi, but really, I liked her other avatar much better, even though she is a pretty lady.
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
12 Nov 08
drannhh, You make a very good point. I can appreciate that. I too am concerned about identity theft. I also know that if someone is going to attempt a theft, that sometimes no matter what we do, somehow they will succeed. Thank you for your input. leenie
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Probably not in the near future....maybe someday. We'll just have to wait and see! LOL
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Nov 08
But ..... I am usre theres one of you somewhere on myLot right? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Yes there is courtesy of Grandpa Bob!
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Common Jill, I want to see your picture. If you won't maybe Bob will tell me where to find it. What do you say Bob? Of course I'll have to respond to Bob in order fro him to read this. Why don't you want your picture to be seen? Jill, it can't be that bad!!LOL Seriously, are you too shy? Somehow I doubt that is the case, but I've been wrong before. OK, I won't pressure you anymore. leenie
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@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
11 Nov 08
[i]Hello leenie50, I prefer to use something else for my avatar to add some mystery and imagination about myself. I have a picture of me uploaded on my profile so that when someone is interested to look at me, he/she can just look at my profile. I look ordinary and looks like any Asian people around, so no mystery there. Just like you, I am also interested and like to see the real picture of the person I am responding too. Sometimes though beautiful ladies using their pictures gets lot of responses and friends which is good because I think we are all attracted to beautiful things. It is a delight to see. I don't like to comment on your look but I see your beautiful smile and I guess you are a happy person and a friendly one. Hugs! Regards.[/i]
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
11 Nov 08
Hi robert, You have a lovely family. You are right. Avatars can be very telling. For example, looking at your avatar I'm guessing you want to be known as someone strong and very able boddied. But even with that facade, you are probably a puppy dog inside. How far off am I? Again, I have also seen members with most all beautiful woman as friends. I wonder what they do when someone like me asks to be friends? Just this morning I went in and deleted a few members because they never accepted my request. Maybe that is how they handle it. Well that is probably a good thing. Thanks for the complement on my smile, it is one of my better features. And yes, I am a happy and friendly person. I hope we become friends. Hugs and regards to you Robert.
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• Philippines
11 Nov 08
[i]Hello leenie50, You got it right. I think to use avatar that represent the opposite of me. No problem, I am adding you as a friend here at mylot. Have a great day! Regards. [/i]
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Thanks robert, It will be my pleasure to join your circle of friends. leenie
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@ellie333 (21018)
10 Nov 08
myself and my eldest daughter..................... - myself and my eldest daughter........................................................
Hi Leenie, My very first avatar was of myself and my daughter. I have very few pics of me, more of the children and the pets. I then changed to a pic of my younger daughter but got loads of young guys wanting to add me as a friend so put one of my son on there for a while so they had all had there claim to fame and found the moon one with the water that ripples and posted that, so many people love that one that I have kept it but I will up load my original avatar just for you. Huggles. Ellie:D
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Hi Sweetie!! You are such a doll for doing that for me. It is so great to see what all my friends look like!I truly feel priviledged for all of you to post a picture for me. Mylot really is the best. I would be so lost if I didn't have all of you to see and talk to everyday. I hope you keep your picture up so I can see it when I want to.Hugs. leenie
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@ellie333 (21018)
11 Nov 08
Hi Leenie, I think it might be in my profile page, not sure though but if it isn't I will put it there for you and the majority prefer my moon one these days now they know what I look like LOL. Yes myLot friends are always there which is great to uplift and support, its great isn't it. I have been blessed to meet some too which was great. Huggles. Ellie :D
@ellie333 (21018)
1 Dec 08
Wow Leenie, You got a lot of responses to this one, I am so pleased for you and also really appreciate the best response. Thank you. Huggles. Ellie :D
• Philippines
11 Nov 08
I have no particular reasons at all. But for one I prefer other photos than my personal apperance for mysterious effect. LOL! (kidding) I just think that it is more noticeable than my own face posted on the avatar. hehehe...my friends might be afraid of my face.
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Hi sheen, I would be willing to bet you are a lovely person with no reason to hide. It's ok to prefer your avatar over your photo. I just happen to appreciate seeing who I'm interacting with. Thank you for your input. leenie
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• Philippines
12 Nov 08
hi leenie, thanks for boasting my ego. I really appreciate it. Soon when I gain more trust and confidence I might have 2nd thoughts on posting my own face. ^_^
10 Nov 08
Yes I notice a lot of people don't have a picture - some have one of somehting that is close to them such as their pets but I always like to put myself in the picture! :)
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Hi Cutie, Well, I know there are a lot of people like me who feel that they don't take good pictures. Rarely do I get a picture that I can stand to look at. But still, it is nice to be real here. I'm sure you take nothing but good pictures. Of course when I was your age, I too took good pictures. Now I'm always trying to hide the extra pounds I picked up. I try not to be so vein. I am who I am and people can accept me or not.Thanks sweetie! Hugs leenie
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16 Nov 08
I don't really like having my picture taken either but I always figure I will love to look back on them so end up taking loads!! lol Plusit's nice to be a'real person'!
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
10 Nov 08
I am so glad that I am still here after having a riot of health hazards all through the day. I kept experimenting with my photos, decided for this one on my friend's request and what a coincidence, I just saw your discussion!! Going to have a good sleep after all that. Thanks Leenie. It indeed feels good to see the person you are talking to. it gives a feeling that we are near. We can visualise and talk, that makes it so special. I get that you are sweetest darling and I am so glad to have met you. I just went through your profile to find out so many snaps. And dear I do have another snap on my profile. I better go and check the pics. and thanks for making my day. Hugs. Mimpi
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Hi mim, What have you been doing that is so dangerous to your health? Thank you for all the nice things you have said. I think you can tell a lot about a person by a photo and what they say. You have this very sweet way about you. And your photo says the very same thing to me. Yes, I agree, it is like sitting in front of the person and talking to them. I can't wait to go check out your other photo. I hope you sleep well. Hugs to you! leenie
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@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
10 Nov 08
Hi Leenie, I am just feverish with lots of cold and cough and have had real bad time all through the day. thanks for your sweet words. will definitely get good sleep now. It's 11-45 here. Going to sleep.
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@bhanusb (5709)
• India
13 Nov 08
According to Hindu relegion Avatar means representative of God or God Himself.When the world becomes full of sin God comes to the earth with the image of a man. He enters to a mother's womb and takes birth.In diguise of a man God purifies the world.Lord Krishna was a avatar. You also see not my picture,see me as avatar.I like to remain in disguise.You imagine me:Ugly or Handsome.
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
14 Nov 08
Hi bhanusb, Thank you for the lesson in Hindu Religion. It was very enlightening. It is fine that you choose to remain in disguise. I won't try to imagine your appearance either way. Thank you for responding. leenie
@gemini_rose (16192)
11 Nov 08
The one thing I have never done being a member here is put my picture on as an avatar. Not because I am ashamed or anything I just like to put other pictures on instead. I think there are photos of me in my profile and I put pictures of myself on other sites but I just never have here!
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Hi gemini, I went to your profile. I'm impressed with the music. How do you do that? I also like your photos. It is nice to go to peoples profiles to learn a little about them. Hope to see you around more. leenie
@teshavill (278)
• Philippines
11 Nov 08
Hi leenie!Yup that's me in my avatar.It would so be nice to have an idea who i am conversing with,so I thought some would feel the same way I do.It gives me the impression that I am really close to that person so it doesn't matter how we look like in our photos as the saying goes,beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.As I look at your avatar,your conversations with other mylotters and your smiles show how light-spirited you are and friendly!So nice to be your friend...
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
11 Nov 08
Hi teshavill, How pretty you are! I look at such a pretty young lady as you and you give off such a sweetness. Photos say a lot about people. I feel the same way, when I see your picture it is like having you in another room close by. It adds that sense of connection to a friendship. I mean, you can meet someone and call them a friend but maybe there is no real connection. What we have here is a connection through words and now through sight. You just can't beat the combination. It is really nice to meet you tesh, and welcome to mylot. I'm going over to your profile and request your frienship. Good luck, have fun as I always do, and I will see you around. leenie
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• United States
11 Nov 08
It makes no difference to me what a myLot member looks like when I am responding to a posting. However for members on my friends list if I am really curious I can always check out their profile file photos. I have my alpha chihuahua as my avatar as I much prefer looking at her than at my own face every time I post on myLot!
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
12 Nov 08
whiteheather, It is not a necessity to see someones face when I'm responding to their posts, it's merely a desire. If they choose not to post their photo, then that works for me as well. I too enjoy seeing their photos on their profiles. Thanks for joing in. leenie
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@mayka123 (13391)
• India
11 Nov 08
Hi Leenie, Its nice to see your lovely face here. I too have my own pic put up here as my avataar. It is just recently that I put my picture here as I am not comfortable about putting my picture on the net. Did not want to chase my friends away
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
12 Nov 08
mayka, There is absolutely no way you would or could chase off your friends with that lovely picture of you. It truly is lovely. Thank you for posting it. leenie
• China
11 Nov 08
not that it appears to be an optional object for the users on the network forum , each one enjoys there would like to select whichever he likes to post.depending on the users' appetite , it is common things for them to change his pictures from one to another. as to me,i never think i couldnot be taken good pictures .i have posted the following avatar instead of my picture here merely because i love it most at that moment ,what' s more,i happened to post it curiously and unconsciously.
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
12 Nov 08
willie, Your little avatar is very cute. Welcome to mylot. leenie
@23uday (2998)
• India
11 Nov 08
Hi frnds, I don't want to my picture on the my profile.I don't have nice photo of me, Presently i don't want to put my picture on my profile.when i will take my nice picture i will put on the profile.Later i will upload my picture. Presently i am good looking man.
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Hi 23, It is not necessary for you to post your photo. You are not obligated to post a photo. Please feel free not to do so. If you choose to post your photo, that would be nice. leenie