mylot honesty

Romania
January 5, 2007 12:01pm CST
i saw that alot of users here place a portrait picture as an avatar. how many of u use a real photo, and why did u choose to use it?
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32 responses
@ssh123 (31086)
• India
5 Jan 07
When the avatar was introduced, I had not download my picture into computer. In fact I do not have a scanner and I had no time to get a copy of my photograph put in a CD to transfer into my picture file. Hence i have used TAJ MAHAL as avatar.
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• Romania
5 Jan 07
i noticed u'r avatar ever since i first came to mylot. since is my favorite monument around the world i really like u'r choice. + for u'r avatar :)
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• United States
7 Jan 07
I use my real picture. I'm the one on the left - the guy on the right is San Diego sportscaster and radio personality Eddie Pappani. I used it just cuz I think it's badass.
• Romania
7 Jan 07
lol i couldn't have said it better. i don't know him, but he must be pretty important since u accepted to take a photo with him :P. kidding. nice picture though, i'm glad u shared it with us.
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@katisaurus (1038)
• Canada
6 Jan 07
Real pictures usually look silly as avatars when they're that small, because they're squished to fit. I picked this animated one that I created. It originally had my name written in it, but I removed it. =] I'm a biggie on original avatars for things.
• Romania
7 Jan 07
congrats u'r very talented and it makes sense to use u'r own work as an avatar especially if u also like them and have talent in creating them
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@AnnieD (20)
• United States
13 Jan 07
Since I am new here and feel shy, I use my yahoo avatar rather than an actual photo of myself. Once I feel comfortable here, I may use a photo I took as my avatar, but still no real image of myself! Maybe someday...
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• Romania
24 Jan 07
i totally understand and share u'r point of view. i use in my yahoo messenger a photo very dear to me (i took it myself) with a family's friend kitties. here i chose this one because i always felt atracted to faires, legends and myths and i thought it represents me a little. thank u for sharing u'r opinion on this matter
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@Kdking (171)
• Jamaica
25 Jan 07
I dont use an avatar other that the default one i got and if i was to choose an avatar i still wouldn't use a portrait of myself but instead something i think would express myself.
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@Kdking (171)
• Jamaica
25 Jan 07
I dont use an avatar other that the default one i got and if i was to choose an avatar i still wouldn't use a portrait of myself but instead something i think would express myself so that people may take one look and know what i am about.
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• United States
8 Jan 07
I choose to use a real picture- this way people can get to know me and sort of get an idea of what I am like. I know a fake picture gives you an example of the person's interest but a real picture does more I think. I mean take a look at my picture. It is of me and my man. you can obivously tell we are in live and by our outfits you might conclude we are hicks lol...
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• Romania
13 Jan 07
i must admit u are right when it comes to adding a picture near the persons's opinion. it does give u a different perspective on things
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@2timothy (794)
• Philippines
8 Jan 07
Some use avatars or none at all to hide their identities or for some other reasons but I use my real photo because I like to see the person I am writing to and know others would also like to see me when they are writing to me. It's obviously more comfortable writing to someone you know than to a complete stranger and a photo would help much in unveiling that mystery.
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• Romania
13 Jan 07
in this case nice to meet u
• United States
7 Jan 07
I use a picture of my grandbabies. I'm a proud grandma & love to show off my grandbabies every chance I get. :)
• Romania
7 Jan 07
u'r a genuine grandma who is proud to be a grandma. my grandma did the same with me and she's very dear to my soul. hugs grannie u have a "grandAngel" on u'r avatar
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@raghwagh (1528)
• India
7 Jan 07
I am using photo of my pet dog. I love him so I have selected it as my avtar.
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• Romania
7 Jan 07
u got a nice doggie. i am crazy about them and kitties, but unfortunatelly i can't keep one yet. i hope i will soon. thanks for replying
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• United States
7 Jan 07
When I originally put up my avatar it was just some sceanery but I noticed sooo many people here have pictures. It was then I put my true photo as my avatar. I also thought it would be nice to see a face with a reply/comment/discussion.
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• Romania
7 Jan 07
yes u'r right. i was amazed by the number of portrait pictures people use as an avatar. that's why i asked myself how many of them are really uploading their own pictures.
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
7 Jan 07
I think I prefer using my picture as an avitar on most sites. I've met alot of people this way..."Hey don't you post on ..." So my avitar is Me and Gizmo. My little Chihuahua. I don't always use it though, I have a couple of different ones I use. My favorite is a little cartoon Chihuahua dodding his head.
• Romania
7 Jan 07
nice to meet u and gizmo. it's refreshing to see people to be remembered upon what they truly are. and u'r case shows just that. i also have some lovely pictures with a family friends kitties, but i use them only in my messenger. thanks for sharing this
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@crazyrk (817)
• Brazil
5 Jan 07
I don't use my real photo because I don't have a good photo in my PC, I use the photo of a person of the game "StarCraft" called "Artanis".. Good bye, Crazyrk.
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• Romania
5 Jan 07
since u use it as an avatar i'm assuming this is u'r favorite game. thank u for sharing this.
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@asadahsan (723)
• Pakistan
5 Jan 07
well to be very frank this is not my real photo and it is my fav actor photo i like him that is why i put it..and i think i can put my image too but recently i put it before that here was mine pic..
• Romania
5 Jan 07
at least u admit not being the real guy in the picture :P that deserves a + lol
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@Pekachu (1112)
• United States
7 Jan 07
I have used a real photo this is my lovebird Sammie,I love showing off my pets so i choose this one .
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@123456_ (1052)
• Philippines
7 Jan 07
im using my picture because this is the real me. howver if like some of you ive got no pix available maybe ill also use other wallpapers as my avatar
@Aaashi (1)
• India
5 Jan 07
i have't choose any one.so tell
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• Romania
5 Jan 07
i see u only have 1 post so u'r new around here and i think u still have time to choose one. welcome around ;)
@nuffsed (1273)
4 Feb 07
Yes I use a genuine picture of me. Wouldn't want it any other way. I get really annoyed with young men who use pretty girl avatars. Are they really tryingt to pass as women or are they so short of girls that they have to worship just a picture? I am what I am. I can deal with it.
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@toi_toi (123)
• Malaysia
25 Jan 07
I don't use my real photos as I still find the internet unsafe. I also try not to reveal too much about myself online as I feel it's dangerous as these people might be tracking you down. You'll never know how many crazy people there is out there. Better to be safe than sorry!
• India
25 Jan 07
yes thats correct even yours also a portrait picture not a ur real picture ,if you ask you ask ur self why u selected a fairy as ur avatar u ge the answer. anyhow i like the model picture very much thats why i selected this
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@not4me (1711)
• United States
25 Jan 07
This is a real photo of me taken earlier this evening. It's the first time I've used my picture on here. I had a glittery avatar first and then a photo of real kissy lips, though not mine, that had a cool color scheme, but I felt like sticking my mug up on here for once. It just looks funny the way they shrink it down on the question pages. :\
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
25 Jan 07
This picture was one i was thinking a bout getting as a tattoo.. and well since i dont have the money to get the tattoo i decided to use it here so people can see it on my profile instead of on my skin. i love dragons, cute ones, baby ones, and scary ones too. moreso the cute ones though.
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