I don't know. I used to have a picture of myself up and I may upload one again in the future. However, sometimes, it can cause unwanted attention. Such as, random people messaging you unwanted sexual messages and other creepy things. That's one reason I took my picture down. I haven't had any other negative experiences that resulted from me having my picture up other than being called "ugly" once because some girl didn't like me.
But, as I said, I will probably put up another pic of myself sometime in the future. In some cases, it's good because it let's other people see who you are and put a face to your comments. It can make it easier to connect with people when they can see the person behind the computer screen (assuming it's an actual pic and not a fake).
Depends on How you use this site. And your confidence level. If you are constantly afraid that someone is gonna do something with your pics, do not do it. The good thing is you can have random usernames. Unless its the people who know you from your area, no one can find you by the picture. If you are here to find friends, its easier with a picture. Even Girls find it hard to chat with other girls with no pic (doubting for a troller). And yes, it comes with consequences. But you can make your profile private so that only people who you follow can message you.
I post them using Dropbox, meaning I have total control and can remove them whenever they want, unless someone saves it and posts it around, but that's not really my concern as they could have just found a random guy on the internet and claimed it was me.
I don't think it's a good or a bad one, really. As @xHoneyxBeex said, it can cause unwanted attention, most for women I hear, but it can also make you seem more "real" to other people. I'd probably upload a picture of myself here, if I'd actually have a resent picture of myself.
Doesn't really make much difference to me now, but if I were a girl? Probably wouldn't do it. I might, I don't know, I guess it depends. The attention girls get can kinda suck sometimes and I wouldn't really want to be bothered.
Everyone knows who you are, so when you say something that goes against their morals or beliefs, they remember your face and name. Likewise, who you are becomes solidified and recognized. You'll be known for your lack of fucks given just because of a picture.
Note, creepy men (especially Indian) are in the masses here. Expect messages and entertainment (aka attention).
Speaking of which, going to change my picture back to me. Lol.
Apparently a girl was interested in me, when I thought we were just online friends. She asked for a picture so I sent one, and the very next day stopped talking to me. It really hurt that she didn't want to be my friend after seeing what I look like. It isn't like I was trying to get in her pants, I just thought she valued me as a friend. Not only did I find out she wasn't my friend, she made me feel very ugly. So I post a picture now so that I wouldn't be put in that situation again.
For a girl it might be different. You might attract more pervs if you are pretty. I haven't seen it from the female perspective.
I've personally posted pics of myself since day 1 of being here. i dont really see any cons unless ur posting pics that are asking for trouble, if u know what i mean. even if people annoy u, just block or ignore them.
I like to see who I am talking to. I agree with xHoneyxBeex on everything she said, so I will not type the same. Just don't invlude pics of kids in your pic. Too many creeps trolling through. My daughter was in the pic that I have up as my profile. I cropped her out.
It is up to you but personally I would not. the reasons is that you get unwanted attention. Like people sex talking you or being rude or inappropriate. People can be mean and or stalkerish. They want more because they see your face and if they dont think you are good looking then they are really mean. I dont generally post my actual pictures anywhere and I would definitely not here.
Really the only issue I have had with having a picture of myself up is unwanted messages from guys, but I just ignore them usually and go on with my day. In my opinion there is no real reason not to, it gives you more of an identity, but what are the chances of someone actually recognizing you when there is no "real" personal information open for public view.