Old photos on profile. When should they be taken down?

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    Jul 20, 2011 6:14 AM GMT
    So, do you think there comes a point when you should remove certain photos from your profile? I had a man having a go at me for keeping photos from 2007 on my profile. As he said they're "4 years old". I try to keep my profile uptodate but have to admit I haven't added any new pictures for a while.

    Do you think he was right or is it up to the person to manage their profile as they see fit?
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    Jul 20, 2011 6:17 AM GMT
    Leave them up as long as you like. If it pisses someone off, at least you know how easily they get pissed at trivial shit, and you know not to date them. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 20, 2011 6:20 AM GMT
    Leave the old pics, just add a caption indicating the date they were taken..
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    Jul 20, 2011 6:23 AM GMT
    I have a problem when people try to pass off an old photo as current. You probably shouldn't use your high school graduation photo if you're a member of AARP.
    You really shouldn't use the old picture as your main. Yes, you looked younger and presumably more attractive in that pic that's a few years old. So you aged a bit since that pic was taken. It's what happens. To everyone.

    Otherwise if it's an older photo that shows a special occasion that you want to share, then go for it. Even better, date stamp it so it's clear that it's not a current photo.
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    Jul 20, 2011 6:26 AM GMT
    If you have ones that are newer, taken this year or last, I don't see the problem with having older pics. If you look the same what does it matter? icon_neutral.gif

    edit: I also think it matters less when you're older. For instance, if I posted a photo from 2007 I would be underage in it LOL.
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    Jul 20, 2011 12:28 PM GMT
    Yeah, if you look the same why change em but if you gained weight, went bald, etc. yes update em.
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    Jul 20, 2011 12:42 PM GMT
    I agree with the posts so far. I also think that if your body changed for the better, you should leave the old pictures alone so people can see your progress. They might hit you up for fitness tips.

    Wait...this is still a fitness site, right?
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  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 20, 2011 12:46 PM GMT
    I think photos of all ages are appropriate, provided there is disclosure. The vast majority of mine are within the past year, but I do have several that are either my personal favorites or have received some appreciation from others here.
    I'll never forget when I first started participating in the forums and put on a certain new picture of me on the bench on my profile. I'll never forget it.

    The problem is when an old picture is construed to be a new one.
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    Jul 20, 2011 12:51 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidDo you think he was right or is it up to the person to manage their profile as they see fit?

    I consider profile pics like a traditional photo album, where you can have images from your entire life. Certainly you should have some recent ones, too, but nothing wrong with older ones.

    In my case, pics of me (which I keep private because of Internet issues) are captioned with my age at the time, and/or the date. So I'm not being deceptive, if anything more honest, by revealing how I've aged over the years.
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    Jul 20, 2011 1:07 PM GMT
    I only have a problem when people post pictures of themselves 10+ years ago.

    If I wanted to see what you looked like then, I would ask for your yearbook.

    But 2007 is fine!


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    Jul 20, 2011 2:20 PM GMT
    Ermine saidYou probably shouldn't use your high school graduation photo if you're a member of AARP.

    I resemble that remark! icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 20, 2011 2:20 PM GMT
    Profile pics don't really mean much these days, so you should just do as you please. Many of the profile pics on here and elsewhere are either old, fake, or photoshopped, so what difference does it make if your pics were taken pre-Glasnost?
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    Jul 20, 2011 2:42 PM GMT

    Most of my pics are dated appropriately...but in the end, it's MY profile and I will post what I choose. I'm not harming anyone.
    One of the reasons I no longer show my face as my number one profile pic is because I am NOT the pic on my profile. What I am is so much more than a stupid pic. I'm not here to win any HOT contests and for those who know me, what I look like matters little.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 20, 2011 2:48 PM GMT
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    Friendsrbetter said
    NOT the pic on my profile.


    I think the pic is an aspect of your personality or who you are... it doesn't give any complete picture...lol

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    Jul 20, 2011 2:52 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidicon_biggrin.gif
    Friendsrbetter said
    NOT the pic on my profile.

    I think the pic is an aspect of your personality or who you are... it doesn't give any complete picture...lol


    Slightly agree...but, still, it does NOT define who I am as a person.
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    Jul 20, 2011 3:24 PM GMT
    Friendsrbetter saidI'm not here to win any HOT contests
    Well that's not much of a concern since you're not attractive.
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    Jul 20, 2011 3:27 PM GMT
    Personally, I rarely have anything older than 6 months. Gemini boredom being the main cause of that. But the issue really isn't one to worry. Dates on older photos are likely wise to avoid confusion.
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    Jul 20, 2011 3:30 PM GMT
    The dates are posted on all of my pics. Yes, I have two pics from 2007 on my profile but they are dated as such.