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post #31 of 87
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Originally Posted by CharlesAlexander View Post

I need understood why people do this. Are they afraid of identity theft or something?


Just let it all out man, we're all family here! What's the worst that can happen?
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At least facebook or all those social networking sites give you a sense of privacy control.  But online forums?  Doubt they even care.

 

And family??? ffffuuuu.gif

post #32 of 87
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post

It is a matter or personal choice whether people wish to be identifiable on the Internet. It is not a matter for criticism in the slightest and your approach to this does not take into choice or indeed common sense into account.

Indeed two clauses of your statement
  • your slightly malformed intro "I need (to) understood why people do this." .

suggests a paranoia which is concerning. NB I have added in brackets the missing word so it makes sense as collection of words

and
  • we're all family here


Suggests a naive appreciation of the Internet. No one here is remotely related to me let alone in the family category so I treat everyone with appropriate reserve.

You are taking this thread waaaaaaaaaaaay too seriously my friend. Thanks for pointing out my horrible spelling, though.
post #33 of 87
Most people who don't post their faces on SF just don't want gdl chasing them down the street.

But for some, it's more complicated. Vox, for example, doesn't blur his face. It actually looks like that. He can't seem himself in a mirror, either. Really makes shaving a bitch, I understand.
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post

I don't post pictures of me in any shape or form...

Facebook id different than SF because you can have a limited control of the people you're getting in touch with...

Some people are borderline stalkers and if you're a high flyer , that kind of exposure can have negative effect on your career..

Do not kid yourself. If you post it the internet, you have lost control of it forever. My rule is that if it is something I wouldn't want to see on the front page of the New York Times, I don't post it. Since I don't really like the Times very much, I post hardly anything.
post #34 of 87
I blur cause there are warrants for my arrest in several states....peepwall[1].gif
post #35 of 87
because we're ugly
post #36 of 87
1) The missus doesn't like it;

2) I'm in WITSEC;

3) Conjured up from the depths of the interwebs, my face would shatter every last functioning computer screen upon this great, blue planet of ours. foo.gif
post #37 of 87
to add to the internet is written in ink point... data is becoming more and more searchable and labelled. I wouldn't be surprised if down the line programs will have face-recognition and then even typing in your name into Google will pull up pics from places like this...

plus, as someone pointed out to me recently when I posted a bunch of their pics, old getups which were experiments or put out there before we knew what we were doing, can come back to haunt us...
post #38 of 87
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post

I blur cause there are warrants for my arrest in several states....peepwall[1].gif

But you're already in jail.
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Serving a life sentence I believe.

We know who you are from your posting picture.
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post #39 of 87
I never put anything on the internet unless I'm completely happy for it to be public.

Even stuff one posts on Facebook and other social networks, where one thinks is private and sets it to 'private'. It could go completely public at any time. It's happened so many times before, either through a change of policy by Facebook, or with what one's "friends" could do with your supposedly private stuff, or a security breach, e.g. an account gets hacked.
post #40 of 87
I believe we are witnessing a leap forward in the way human men communicate with each other. We simply read each others' words and look at pictures of ourselves dressed up. With our faces blurred. I guess our need to be flamboyantly anonymous is driving this evolution.
post #41 of 87
I understand the desire for anonimity, but more to the point, why do people increasingly blot out the bottom half of their face? Usually it is the eyes that are obscured to protect identity.
post #42 of 87
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

I understand the desire for anonimity, but more to the point, why do people increasingly blot out the bottom half of their face? Usually it is the eyes that are obscured to protect identity.

So we can see their kewl sunglasses. cool.gif
post #43 of 87
I don't want to see your ugly faces. I want to see how the lapel on your jacket sits on your chest and how your tie knots etc.

In fact, I blur any pictures I encounter on here which are not blurred.

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post #44 of 87
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post

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Originally Posted by CharlesAlexander View Post

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That avatar is awesome.

Nothing better than a sliding cat...

I have tried with my two boys but it miserably failed...

Without my glasses I thought it was an old guy sliding on one of those home stair elevators.
We're in Dumb Threads right?
post #45 of 87
Anyone who knows me could immediately identify me by my WAYWRN photos. I'm not worried about them, but rather those who don't know me and wish to use the photos for nefarious purposes.
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