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Real avi or fake avi?
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Posted 12/3/12

JoAnime3853 wrote:

I prefer the real avi's just because I hate not knowing things. (like who I'm chatting with) But really I never once thought about it before
I saw this forum so I guess that shows how much I really care >_<


That makes sense. I don't use my real picture as my avatar anywhere, though I also don't mind sharing the few pictures there are of me with someone I'm chatting with, either. I suppose I see a difference between allowing anyone I chat with to see my appearance, versus allowing anyone who can see my profile to do so.
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JoAnime3853 wrote:

I prefer the real avi's just because I hate not knowing things. (like who I'm chatting with) But really I never once thought about it before
I saw this forum so I guess that shows how much I really care >_<


That makes sense. I don't use my real picture as my avatar anywhere, though I also don't mind sharing the few pictures there are of me with someone I'm chatting with, either. I suppose I see a difference between allowing anyone I chat with to see my appearance, versus allowing anyone who can see my profile to do so.


Maybe I'm just new to the internet in all of its anonymity because I just don't consider my appearance to be something to keep private. It's not like I can hide it anywhere else....
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Why, real of course.....


Lol. You are a very hairy man my good sir.
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Posted 12/3/12

JoAnime3853 wrote:


Spazticus wrote:


JoAnime3853 wrote:

I prefer the real avi's just because I hate not knowing things. (like who I'm chatting with) But really I never once thought about it before
I saw this forum so I guess that shows how much I really care >_<


That makes sense. I don't use my real picture as my avatar anywhere, though I also don't mind sharing the few pictures there are of me with someone I'm chatting with, either. I suppose I see a difference between allowing anyone I chat with to see my appearance, versus allowing anyone who can see my profile to do so.


Maybe I'm just new to the internet in all of its anonymity because I just don't consider my appearance to be something to keep private. It's not like I can hide it anywhere else....


Fair enough. Given that I got stalked several years ago, I tend to be less public about my appearance. Pictures of me actually aren't too hard to find, but I am inclined to believe my stalker no longer cares about me. (Thankfully so...she's not entirely sane, but she's the reason I disabled my Facebook account permanently.) My personality online however, is basically as open as it is in person. I'm not the type of person who would write something to/about someone that I would avoid saying to their face.
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some things should remain a mystery. we're not all photogenic.
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Nanami told me I had to use her as my avatar
I can't really argue with a 2D girl now can I

But naw I don't really care, people can use whatever they want
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Spazticus wrote:


JoAnime3853 wrote:


Spazticus wrote:


JoAnime3853 wrote:

I prefer the real avi's just because I hate not knowing things. (like who I'm chatting with) But really I never once thought about it before
I saw this forum so I guess that shows how much I really care >_<


That makes sense. I don't use my real picture as my avatar anywhere, though I also don't mind sharing the few pictures there are of me with someone I'm chatting with, either. I suppose I see a difference between allowing anyone I chat with to see my appearance, versus allowing anyone who can see my profile to do so.


Maybe I'm just new to the internet in all of its anonymity because I just don't consider my appearance to be something to keep private. It's not like I can hide it anywhere else....


Fair enough. Given that I got stalked several years ago, I tend to be less public about my appearance. Pictures of me actually aren't too hard to find, but I am also inclined to believe my stalker no longer cares about me. (Thankfully so...she's not entirely sane, but she's the reason I disabled my Facebook account permanently.) My personality online however, is basically as open as it is in person. I'm not the type of person who would write something to/about someone that I would avoid saying to their face.


Yikes! Well you certainly have a good reason not to use your real picture! I have been fortunate that nothing like that has ever happened to me. I haven't seen it too much on this site but there are some people who would take advantage of animosity, good to know you're not one
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Posted 12/3/12

JoAnime3853 wrote:


Spazticus wrote:


JoAnime3853 wrote:

I prefer the real avi's just because I hate not knowing things. (like who I'm chatting with) But really I never once thought about it before
I saw this forum so I guess that shows how much I really care >_<


That makes sense. I don't use my real picture as my avatar anywhere, though I also don't mind sharing the few pictures there are of me with someone I'm chatting with, either. I suppose I see a difference between allowing anyone I chat with to see my appearance, versus allowing anyone who can see my profile to do so.


Maybe I'm just new to the internet in all of its anonymity because I just don't consider my appearance to be something to keep private. It's not like I can hide it anywhere else....


I agree completely. There are plenty of things that need to be kept private on the internet, but I don't think showing my face is going to come back to haunt me lol I can't hide my face when I go grocery shopping, so why hide it when I'm on the web? Of course, if it was my face doing something offensive or illegal, that's another story completely.
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I don't care, I never use pictures of myself personally.
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I think having a "real or fake" avi doesn't matter(i assume that real is a picture of how you look and fake is virtual), it is perfectly fine to have anime character in it, i mean even shinji don't uses his photo. But do not use someone else photos, you wouldn't mind being called a poser(as your just behind your screen) but how would the person feels if he/she saw her photos in your profile. A self conscious person might take it very seriously as she wouldn't want to give anyone the impression of someone else personalities! it's very rude D:<

Personally, maybe due to my old/young age but i feel that it doesn't matter how you look like in person, in photo. But it would be more interesting if you at least got a picture of yourself in your album, so it would be an eye opener to people like me, i'm chinese and i know how asians look like but i can't really differentiate caucasians, not that they look alike but i'm curious of their differences in eye colors, hair and even the structure of their facial appearances it would be educating, though some of you can tell by one look but i don't even know what's the difference between australian to a german.(in terms of appearance) but can tell a korean and a japanese definitely ;D
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I think having a "real or fake" avi doesn't matter(i assume that real is a picture of how you look and fake is virtual), it is perfectly fine to have anime character in it, i mean even shinji don't uses his photo. But do not use someone else photos, you wouldn't mind being called a poser(as your just behind your screen) but how would the person feels if he/she saw her photos in your profile. A self conscious person might take it very seriously as she wouldn't want to give anyone the impression of someone else personalities! it's very rude D:<

Personally, maybe due to my old/young age but i feel that it doesn't matter how you look like in person, in photo. But it would be more interesting if you at least got a picture of yourself in your album, so it would be an eye opener to people like me, i'm chinese and i know how asians look like but i can't really differentiate caucasians, not that they look alike but i'm curious of their differences in eye colors, hair and even the structure of their facial appearances it would be educating, though some of you can tell by one look but i don't even know what's the difference between australian to a german.(in terms of appearance) but can tell a korean and a japanese definitely ;D


If it makes you feel any better I'm a Caucasian and I can't tell where any other Caucasian person's ancestry originates just by looking at them XD
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alvase wrote:

I think having a "real or fake" avi doesn't matter(i assume that real is a picture of how you look and fake is virtual), it is perfectly fine to have anime character in it, i mean even shinji don't uses his photo. But do not use someone else photos, you wouldn't mind being called a poser(as your just behind your screen) but how would the person feels if he/she saw her photos in your profile. A self conscious person might take it very seriously as she wouldn't want to give anyone the impression of someone else personalities! it's very rude D:<

Personally, maybe due to my old/young age but i feel that it doesn't matter how you look like in person, in photo. But it would be more interesting if you at least got a picture of yourself in your album, so it would be an eye opener to people like me, i'm chinese and i know how asians look like but i can't really differentiate caucasians, not that they look alike but i'm curious of their differences in eye colors, hair and even the structure of their facial appearances it would be educating, though some of you can tell by one look but i don't even know what's the difference between australian to a german.(in terms of appearance) but can tell a korean and a japanese definitely ;D


Lol I wonder if Americans like myself even know our lineage well enough to say what area we look like we're from. Honestly we have a little bit of everything so I don't know if we'd make a good reference
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notjzr wrote:


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I agree with the people that say that a "fake" avatar represents a person's personality more.


So would that mean you are naked most of the time?......lol


Yeah! LOL.



Good to know lmao
Posted 12/3/12

JoAnime3853 wrote:


alvase wrote:

I think having a "real or fake" avi doesn't matter(i assume that real is a picture of how you look and fake is virtual), it is perfectly fine to have anime character in it, i mean even shinji don't uses his photo. But do not use someone else photos, you wouldn't mind being called a poser(as your just behind your screen) but how would the person feels if he/she saw her photos in your profile. A self conscious person might take it very seriously as she wouldn't want to give anyone the impression of someone else personalities! it's very rude D:<

Personally, maybe due to my old/young age but i feel that it doesn't matter how you look like in person, in photo. But it would be more interesting if you at least got a picture of yourself in your album, so it would be an eye opener to people like me, i'm chinese and i know how asians look like but i can't really differentiate caucasians, not that they look alike but i'm curious of their differences in eye colors, hair and even the structure of their facial appearances it would be educating, though some of you can tell by one look but i don't even know what's the difference between australian to a german.(in terms of appearance) but can tell a korean and a japanese definitely ;D


If it makes you feel any better I'm a Caucasian and I can't tell where any other Caucasian person's ancestry originates just by looking at them XD


haha aw. I feel stupid. my Aussie friend told me that he is able to differentiate by seeing their faces :/ so im tricked I guessed. hmmp
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I'm indifferent but tend to not have a real avi so people don't stalk me or try to kidnap me or find me. There are CRAZY people out there.
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