Why do people distort their faces when they post a picture in the WAYWT thread?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by CharlesAlexander, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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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??? [​IMG]
     


  2. CharlesAlexander

    CharlesAlexander Senior member

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    You are taking this thread waaaaaaaaaaaay too seriously my friend. Thanks for pointing out my horrible spelling, though.
     


  3. Bounder

    Bounder Senior member

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    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.


    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.
     


  4. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    I blur cause there are warrants for my arrest in several states....:hide:
     


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    tomee Senior member

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  6. ColdEyedPugilist

    ColdEyedPugilist Senior member

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    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:
     
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  7. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    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...
     


  8. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    But you're already in jail.
    [​IMG]
    Serving a life sentence I believe.

    We know who you are from your posting picture.
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    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.
     
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  10. Sonny58

    Sonny58 Senior member

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    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.
     


  11. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    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.
     


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    So we can see their kewl sunglasses. :cool:
     


  13. bringusingoodale

    bringusingoodale Senior member

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    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.

    :foo:
     


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    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Without my glasses I thought it was an old guy sliding on one of those home stair elevators.
    We're in Dumb Threads right?
     
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    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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