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Post Reply Why don't you have a pic of yourself? self-conscious? scared of creepers/pervs?
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Cause I'm too lazy to show myself off
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Charles-2nd wrote:


OmegaVega wrote:


Okay, man.


Sorry 4 being a jerk



It's okay.

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Now back to the topic...I don't wanna give ppl nightmares
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If you're talking about "why no selfies": because that's for attention-seeking egotists, desperate for acknowledgement of self-worth.

If you're talking about "why no real profile pics": because for the internet is dark and full of awkwards*.
*creeping/stalking, trolling, judging, hating, etc.
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GodGreatestEver wrote:

If you're talking about "why no selfies": because that's for attention-seeking egotists, desperate for acknowledgement of self-worth.

If you're talking about "why no real profile pics": because for the internet is dark and full of awkwards*.
*creeping/stalking, trolling, judging, hating, etc.


And you are a judgmental person that thinks he is better than everybody, correct?

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You do know that the Ego is neither good or bad? The Ego is your conscious mind.
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Posted 1/8/15

OmegaVega wrote:


GodGreatestEver wrote:

If you're talking about "why no selfies": because that's for attention-seeking egotists, desperate for acknowledgement of self-worth.

If you're talking about "why no real profile pics": because for the internet is dark and full of awkwards*.
*creeping/stalking, trolling, judging, hating, etc.


And you are a judgmental person that thinks he is better than everybody, correct?



Aren't you being the hypocrite here, thinking I'm judgmental based on a post that in no way contained superiority complex?
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Also, you do know the definition of 'egotist', correct?
I'm not talking about ambivalent 'ego' here.
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GodGreatestEver wrote:


OmegaVega wrote:


GodGreatestEver wrote:

If you're talking about "why no selfies": because that's for attention-seeking egotists, desperate for acknowledgement of self-worth.

If you're talking about "why no real profile pics": because for the internet is dark and full of awkwards*.
*creeping/stalking, trolling, judging, hating, etc.


And you are a judgmental person that thinks he is better than everybody, correct?



Aren't you being the hypocrite here, thinking I'm judgmental based on a post that in no way contained superiority complex?


Yes, it did. You were acting all high and mighty. Look at your post again and see it's arrogance.

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GodGreatestEver wrote:

Also, you do know the definition of 'egotist', correct?
I'm not talking about ambivalent 'ego' here.


You don't know what you are talking about, you smug little man. Do you even know what egotist means? It's a person that is overly concerned with his petty egotistical self ergo a self-absorbed person.

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Posted 1/8/15

OmegaVega wrote:


GodGreatestEver wrote:


OmegaVega wrote:


GodGreatestEver wrote:

If you're talking about "why no selfies": because that's for attention-seeking egotists, desperate for acknowledgement of self-worth.

If you're talking about "why no real profile pics": because for the internet is dark and full of awkwards*.
*creeping/stalking, trolling, judging, hating, etc.


And you are a judgmental person that thinks he is better than everybody, correct?



Aren't you being the hypocrite here, thinking I'm judgmental based on a post that in no way contained superiority complex?


Yes, it did. You were acting all high and mighty. Look at your post again and see it's arrogance.



I did. I would accept if you had said it contains belligerence because I do dislike people posting selfies on FB 10 times a day, but it wasn't arrogant in the least. Are you trying that hard to find an excuse to throw accusations?
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In response to the original question: Because I have been on the Internet long enough to remember when it was expected for a person to keep their Internet identity separate from their real world identity. Anonymity and privacy are two privileges that I hold as sacred, but that seem to have fallen by the wayside in the era of Facebook and smartphones.
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OmegaVega wrote:


GodGreatestEver wrote:

Also, you do know the definition of 'egotist', correct?
I'm not talking about ambivalent 'ego' here.


You don't know what you are talking about, you smug little man. Do you even know what egotist means? It's a person that is overly concerned with his petty egotistical self ergo a self-absorbed person.



You're clearly on something...
If I didn't know what it means, I wouldn't have used it... It's funny that you understand it, yet failed to grasp the nature of my original comments.
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Posted 1/8/15 , edited 1/8/15
Ha ha ha ha! You've been trolled, buddy.
Posted 1/8/15
This isn't a dating site. Let me tell you what I see when I see a random RL picture of someone on the internet. I assume that is them at their best and that makes me sad.

Shall I get someone to take a picture of me playing piano and smiling? Does that show I really know how to play or am I just striking a pose? Should I use one of my friend's more favorite pictures of me in the usual suit at a bar with two girls (college friends) for each arm? Does it show I am a player or was it friends playing around (spoiler, friends playing around). Or, you know, by my collection of anime?

Honestly, I LOVE the pictures of people showing off their collection. That is the only one I'd do. I just don't see the point of having the picture outside of your picture's tab in your profile. I don't personally care what people look like on forums. I only care about the content of the posts here.


(unbolded) Tangent and annoyances aside ---- sometimes you can be even more personal using an anime avatar than a real life-selfie. I know I've told one person why I picked this one. Gamer, loves red+purple+their shades (white-black). Those are my favorite colors and that is my other big hobby. In college I was known as a sort of a robot for how well I tested through difficult college courses (Kae is a robot or android from the game Suguri). Yes, people would need to have a conversation with me to get that, but that is the exact reason I like this avatar. I don't need to take a selfie by my old exams and wearing red+purple+white+black+gray to explicitly show I am a hard worker and what my favorite colors are. I don't even think I have an outfit to fulfill that....

The last paragraph is why I don't. In reply to the original post, your profile explains MUCH MORE about you than your avatar. I don't even know what to take from your poorly lit picture, but your favorites in your profile show much more about you. That is much more personal than basically a selfie. Sure, keep it for your profile, but I'd think having an avatar from your favorite anime (FMA/SD) would show a lot more about you.

Best of luck.
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