• Why do so few of you post an image on this site? It is comforting to see who you are chatting with on the site.

    Asked by MichaelV on Friday, March 9, 2012

    Why do so few of you post an image on this site? It is comforting to see who you are chatting with on the site.

    9 Answers from the Community

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      I think there are probably as many reasons as there are individuals. In my case, I am having to prioritize my time and my life, and putting up a photo of myself on this site is just never going to come anywhere near the top of my priority list. As for myself, I find more comfort in what people have to say on this site rather than what they look like.

      over 8 years ago
    • PhillieG's Avatar

      I used to have Brad Pitt's photo but he got mad so I had to settle for just ME!
      I know what you mean, it's nice to have a face with a conversation instead of a generic avatar but I can see Nancy's point. For some people, it's not high on the "to do" list. Answers are what they need. Perhaps when they've settled in they may add a photo.

      over 8 years ago
    • ttisme's Avatar

      how and where do you post the picture? I looked but chemo brain got in the way and i lost interest! Makes sense want to see who you are caring for!

      over 8 years ago
    • MichaelV's Avatar

      Go to your profile home page and double click on the picture icon and follow the instructions. Let me know if you need more help.

      over 8 years ago
    • gdytko's Avatar

      For me it was a pain in the neck, I work off my iPad. So I had to go to my main computer log in, go through all the loading and updates and security.......searching for a photo, upload....If It didn't work the first time, I wouldn't have tried again. That wasn't as important as the discussion at hand :)

      over 8 years ago
    • Donnaakins' Avatar

      I have tried several times! Instead of it letting me go to my library to choose a pic it gives me a new avatar.

      over 8 years ago
    • susie81610's Avatar

      Hi Mike
      Maybe the same reason people don't use their real names? hehe
      Have a great day!

      over 8 years ago
    • MichaelV's Avatar

      Yes Susie,

      I understand what you are saying but it is something I have always been proud of, me! My name and my time are all that I have to give. Without my name, you will never really know who I am or anything about me other than what I tell you. A great setup for a scam and I should know, I've been scammed several times. Therefore I usually lead with my name:

      Michael V Metzger

      born 23 April 1940 and adopted out 5th May 1940 to two wonderful people who were my parents and raised a most difficult child to be this adult(at lease I would like to think so :-) ) who is presently attempting to communicate with the world.

      My place of contact which really tells you where I am is:

      1292 Old Skokie Road, 2nd Flr. Highland Park, IL[phone number redacted]

      Want to call? I mostly live and work out of my office now-a-days so you can get me at:

      [phone number redacted].

      There is nothing decent that I won't talk about or discuss and there is not a question I will not answer save my SS#, bank account # and credit card #'s. :-) So there you have it everyone, I'm wide open and have been since I was 37 when my best friend died of liver and pancreatic cancer at the age of 42 and I said to myself, " what am I hiding from? Those who care will listen and those who don't won't."

      Since we are all supposed to be here to help and support each other and since I have a logical mind which gets me into trouble all the time, to me, it is a complete waste of time to lie or shade the truth when the idea is to connect with others for support, comfort and information. Too many of us hide from truth and ourselves. You first have to accept yourself and then it is up to you if you desire to share yourself with other human beings.

      I grant you that typing on a computer is not like holding a hand and seeing someone's response to what you have just said. Therefore, ALL the information that a person is able to share will bring back in spades the connection that all people are looking to achieve. Whether they admit it to themselves is a different subject. No one is alone by choice, there is always a reason why the person has withdrawn from society. Is it my job to bring them back in the fold? It is if I become aware of their loneliness and suffering. End Of This Story.

      over 8 years ago
    • Fredfred's Avatar

      I can't get the picture upload to work on my ipad

      about 8 years ago

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