I've contemplated putting up a pic, so people kinda know who they're talking to but, I'm not sure if it's a stupid thing to do or not?
Most Helpful Guy
Putting up a picture will (according to what I've seen)...
--Make some people act slightly friendlier or more personal to you. (There is more of a personal connection).
--I feel like a picture also make people take your opinions a bit more seriously for whatever reason.
--You can form a more personal connection with other people faster. It is kind of a start of a conversation.
--More creeps. More creeps will see the photo and think "ooh girl. I better go try and quench my thirst." Granted, you can block people and better yet, report them, if they continually harass you.
--A slight chance of stalking. I haven't encountered any stalkers yet (well at least that I know of 😅), but I know a couple of my GAG friends who have had some creep try and stalk on them. Like tracking down facebook, and creeping on them there. They can't really do much to you but it can creep some people out for sure.
ON THE WHOLE...
It is really a judgement call. How creepy are creeps to you? Is a more personal connection more important to you then the chance of more creeps appearing (creeps will appear regardless tho of a pic or not)?
Personally, I have a photo of myself because even if someone happens to find me on facebook, they can only do so much to me. Nothing stops complete strangers from going on my facebook and creeping on my profile anyway. I like the personal connection I feel a profile pic brings and frankly I didn't know what else to put as my profile pic haha.7
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Most Helpful Girl
No it is not. I know several girls who got traced back to their facebooks. Guys sent horrible horrible messages to them and their family and friends. Some people had their pictures stolen and posted here. Guys here WILL download your picture and use it without your permission for whatever kind of post they feel like.
My suggestion is to use something from media or history or use an avatar maker like the ones on http://www.rinmarugames.com/ or just stick to the default images.2
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