I think it's a good thing. I think it brings legitimacy to your opinions. Besides that it's easier to connect with people with a picture. Also your posts receive more attention in general. People on here are generally nice as well, it's not like people will be criticizing how you look. (Unless you ask of course lol)
I like knowing who I'm talking to and I'd think they'd like to know as well. It hasn't caused any harm yet, but the potential is there in terms of future employment. I've got nothing to hide and am tired of living my life in fear of this and that. Whatever happens, happens life is way too short to always have to worry.
Hmm, haven't decided on that myself. My current avatar goes with my screen names--kind of strange to suddenly change it.
My thoughts are a bit more geared to the real world. I used to teach for example--it would be really weird if a former student was on here asking questions and recognized me, or if some kind of employment/business related issue were to come up.
That said, I like associating a face to a name and partially view it as a courtesy and sometimes feel the compulsion to reciprocate.
Noo don't do it because People inbox me daily calling me ugly on here THEN they tell me to take it down >< "JOKING LOL" I say do it because most people like to have a face to put behind the/your words (opinions on here)
I agree with what the other guy said about too much info about myself on here. Like for example i've mentioned my most hardcore fetishes and stuff on here and i wouldn't really want my friends to see or anything.
Eh, it really depends on the person honestly. I have always had a picture of myself up and it has it's pros and cons. I like that people can actually see who they're talking to. I think it just makes the interactions on here more genuine since you can see the face behind the username.
However, one of the down sides is the almost constant messages from pervy guys. I think most women on here experience that but it's worse when a woman has a picture of herself up. Some of the men who message me are really sweet and just tell me I have a nice smile, eyes, whatever, and I just say "thank you" and that's it. Then you have the guys who message and just say, "you're hot, want to exchange nudes?" and those are the ones that are just super irritating. That being said, you always have the option of not allowing messages from people you aren't following. So if someone chooses to utilize that feature, I'm sure it's not as much of a problem.
Another down side of having your pic up that I have personally experienced is, the possibility of someone taking your photo. One time some girl took my profile picture and put it in a question claiming I was ugly and "asking" if anyone agreed with her. That was interesting. Lol But overall, none of these things have bothered me too much so I keep my picture up. So again, it just depends on what you personally want to do :)
I like seeing who exactly I'm talking to or interacting with. So I'd say put it up. But also beware, dick pics or guys messaging. You can block and ignore them (obviously), just letting you know.
Also, there will be people criticizing your looks. If they disagree with your opinions, I've had that plenty of times haha, they will resort to attacking your looks. I've been called fat (you can't even see my body, but whatever lol), ugly, dirty dark skin, cunt face curry eater (I assume he thought I was Indian), etc. So if you're not prepared for it, I'd say don't.
Why not? When I first changed my profile pic, I got a lot of messages. It was interesting but after awhile they stop and it goes back to what it was like prior to having a pic of yourself. You don't have to if you don't want to though. It's just nice to know what the person who is asking the question, answering it, or who you're talking to looks like
The only reason I have my picture up is because I asked one of those "how do I look" questions and the links weren't working. This 30 year old man messaged me telling me I was sexy and asked if I was wet or dry... I hope there aren't TOO many creeps on this site..
Mine is of me now, and I get freaking people of all ages counting men in their 30's messaging me, too. ANd clearly it says i'm 16 bol 😂 it's ridiculous. you wouldn't think I would get many messages. I guess people are just desperate 😂 but I like having my pic there. it's not that big of a deal. So.. yeah you should do it lol
when I joined gag I started out with avatar picture on here then I dasided to show a picture of me so that people can know who there talking to and I also dasided to show a picture of myself because I couldn't take trying hide any more