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It's not to me, and that's precisely why I put up a picture of myself up when I first joined here. Because why not? I've done it many place else. It was no big deal. I didn’t even think twice about it. But then after a while I started getting random messages from people, and so I changed it to a picture I drew instead, but I still got messages and this time it was even worse than before. So then I thought it just really didn't matter whether I put a picture of myself up or not, because it didn't make a difference. So now I just put up whatever picture I want, may it be of myself or whatever else.
To answer what you're really getting at though, it's ego and beauty bias. However, it goes both ways and has less to do with the person putting up their picture than the one viewing it. The former may do it just because they want to or maybe to get attention or boost their ego - tons of reasons, but the latter is the enabler. It’s they who give these people attention. It's they who seek these people out, consciously or not, because they actually want to please them. Because they like and deem these attractive people as more valuable, being able to impress them becomes like adding value to their own selves.
Having said that, some people just really like to put a face to a name, just as they do words to a name. It’s why you hear people here call someone a coward for hiding behind the anonymous button when they say offensive things, even though essentially we are really all just anonymous here.3
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