To you who has a picture of yourself as avatar...

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  1. no-backpacker
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    do you ever feel paranoid? :-D

    I know, the picture of me isn't that clear and to be honest, I don't think people who don't know me would recognize me from the picture. Still, yesterday I had the feeling there were at least one MP at the same flight as me. Mainly because he looked at me as he recognized me... again, and again, and again. Hahahahahaha, I'm either paranoid or conceited...:-D

    Anyway, to the point. Do you really want to be recognized? To be honest, I am not sure, so I might change my picture. (Once at IC Park Lane we were 3-4 FT's and none of us knew who the other were and none asked either. Or I think one asked me if I were "the really strange guy with the computer... " :-D)

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  2. milchap
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    I am paranoid about posting pictures of myself on the internet....
     
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    As a rule, I don't put pictures of my [recognizable] self out there. The people who know me are weird enough as it is. With that said, a really artful photoshop version of a picture of yourself can be quite intriguing.
     
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    In genereal, me too. Hmmm... I think I am going to change my avatar...

    Xxx.
     
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    If you're uncomfortable with it you definitely should. This forum should be enjoyable above all. [​IMG]
     
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    I did now. :)

    Xxx.
     
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    Same here. Hence, my beautiful kitty!
     
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    I don't mind posting my real mug shot.

    People hardly ever come up to me when I'm in public anyway, and i think it would be quite social if someone were to come up to me because they recognized me from this site or any other I post on.

    I think it would be quite nice to have a conversation with like-minded individuals when traveling, especially since I always travel alone.
     
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    This is my view too. no-backpacker - I quite like your avatar. Did you throw a coin into the fountain?
     
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    I really do not mind being recognized by MP members, now the people looking for me due to my last ponzi scheme, well yeah.
     
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    For some reason, no one has yet recognized me from my avatar. I think the likeness is pretty good.
     
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    IMHO, some, people put too much info on the internet. There are some strange people...even on this great site.
     
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    Funny, I would not put my... I thought I changed my avatar??? Well, I better change it again... sorry... I just realized my old avatar was there... :)

    Anyway, what I wanted to say was that one of the reasons I hesitate to post my picture is that I am also often traveling alone and as somebody said, there are many strange people out there! Reminds me of some strange men I have met in different lounges when traveling alone. Some men think they are Gods gift to the women no matter how strange they are and behave! Hahaha, I don't mind nice and well behaving men wanting to have a conversation, but those are not the ones I am speaking about here. :)

    Xxx.
     
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    your triple-X sig confuses me... [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG] Sorry! [​IMG]

    Better now? [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks. I hope you like my new avatar as well, taken at Hawaii!

    Of course I did! It was taken on our 10 year anniversary weddingday!

    Xxx.
     
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    I promise to never confuse you again! [​IMG]
     
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    As Fredd points out, it is important to be comfortable with your avatar. However I did like your previous one. For the travel cognoscenti, the location was easily recognized, as an attractive destination. [​IMG]
     
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    Do you think you could recognize me from the picture then? [​IMG] (In fact, the point was that it should not be possible, but suddenly I hesitated a little bit after yesterday....[​IMG])

    Xxx.
     
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    I put it back, at least it can stay until 28th. of Feb. [​IMG] BUT this has turned out to be a converstation whether *I* should have my own picture as avatar, that was not the question!

    Xxx.
     
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    I just knew it because you do look quite shadowy and shady in your avatar! [​IMG]
     
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    No, but we were just at the fountain three weeks ago so that part was easy. [​IMG]
     
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    That aside, how would you like a safe place to put your money paying a solid 25%?[​IMG]
     
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    I hesitate to use a photo of myself as an avatar (without going into too much detail, my hair is easily noticed -- iow, DH never has a problem finding me in a crowded store!! [​IMG] ). As a woman travelling alone, it makes me uneasy to be recognizable to strangers.
     
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