Profiles with no pics

  • rebelbeard

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    Jan 03, 2012 1:31 AM GMT
    I am sorry if this is a repeat post, but I just really need to vent this out.

    I am so tired of people without pics adding me on their hot list or messaging me. I mean seriously? Is it that hard to upload one damn pic? I don't talk to faceless people in real life, and I am not about to start now online.

    Get a pic or f off.

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    Jan 03, 2012 1:51 AM GMT
    You have no need to converse with those who don't post a picture.
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    Jan 03, 2012 2:11 AM GMT
    Funny thing is, I've had a few blank/pictureless profiles hot list me. And then a few weeks later, their profile is filled out and sometimes they're verified.

    So I just assume they're shy at first. And then later muster up the courage to step out of their comfort zone. Either way, I don't think it's something you should get bothered about. icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 03, 2012 2:14 AM GMT
    RumbleStud saidYou have no need to converse with those who don't post a picture.

    This. There's no rule that says you have to talk to them, or anyone else for that matter.

    There are guys without profile pics who will show their face in the chat room, and some of them are pretty damn cute. So they're not all bad.
  • DesireIron

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    Jan 03, 2012 2:31 AM GMT
    HighOctane saidI am sorry if this is a repeat post, but I just really need to vent this out.

    I am so tired of people without pics adding me on their hot list or messaging me. I mean seriously? Is it that hard to upload one damn pic? I don't talk to faceless people in real life, and I am not about to start now online.

    Get a pic or f off.


    This a joke, right?
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    Jan 03, 2012 2:32 AM GMT
    GayLibrarian saidYoure tired of them hotlisting you?


    lol yea!!!!! That made me laugh.


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    Jan 03, 2012 2:37 AM GMT
    Who on RJ does private chat with blank, pictureless profiles and why? Someone must be encouraging all those guys to send out IM requests.
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    Jan 03, 2012 4:29 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidWho on RJ does private chat with blank, pictureless profiles and why? Someone must be encouraging all those guys to send out IM requests.


    I do and I'm not apologizing....

    I don't turn anyone away.
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    Jan 03, 2012 4:33 AM GMT
    Tell Chris (Mr. RJ) to install a feature that requires no-pic members to pay for hotlisting people.
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    Jan 03, 2012 4:42 AM GMT
    Stan904 said
    I don't turn anyone away.


    Obv virgin is obv?
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    Jan 03, 2012 6:45 AM GMT
    I like to think like this...they do in-fact have a picture; it's a picture of their muscular/toned body with a large tattoo on their chest saying 'No Photos'. They're just so hot that people would always beg to take a picture with them but it's gotten to a point of extreme and therefore they gotta reject the offers with a tattoo!
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    Jan 03, 2012 6:48 AM GMT
    I think hot listing is stupid personally, I have photos, but unlock them only when I'm talking with someone and there's some sort of connection.
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    Jan 03, 2012 7:03 AM GMT
    Pourquoi tant de haine contre les "sans photo"?

    you all have sand in your vaginas...
  • ATLANTIS7

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    Jan 03, 2012 7:12 AM GMT
    Profiles with no photo's are the least of my worries in this life!
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    Jan 03, 2012 7:27 AM GMT
    Shinobi saidPourquoi tant de haine contre les "sans photo"?

    you all have sand in your vaginas...
    Lulz.
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    Jan 03, 2012 11:02 AM GMT
    I was one of those shy people who had not pics at first. Then I had no face pics. I have gradually come out of my shell.

    If there are people that I'm not interested in, I ignore them. - I don't like get hotlisted by 18 year olds - not because I have anything against, them, but some of them I have serious doubts that they are 18 and I don't like the thought of jail time. - But there's really not much I can do but ignore them.

    There are people who have no pics that openly chat in the forums. You can see their faces. That isn't the same as a private chat because it's an open forum. I think the mindset is - a picture is recorded, but hopefully your video in the chatroom is not being recorded. - I know that may not always be the case.

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    Jan 03, 2012 11:08 AM GMT
    I find the obsession with pictures by some rather amusingly odd and slightly borderline weird. I suspect this picture "fetish" has something to do with the general decline of literacy in America over the last 50 years, probably due to the inordinate amount of television being consumed on a daily basis, such that many people's sense of reality is grounded more in seeing an image rather than being grounded in any other number of bases--hence, the "no picture = unreal" attitude.

    Pictures are certainly nice to see and those who choose to post them have reasons so to do. However, those not posting pictures may also have quite valid reasons for not so doing. Given that I'm much more interested in the verbal content of what a person is posting, that would govern any of my supposed response way more than any picture, so picture, no picture, this site is and would still be quite interesting to read.

    Also, in the interest of the supposed societal goal these days of being "inclusive," one should also consider the social milieu in which others may live and in which they were raised. Especially considering the obsession about aging which occupies several threads on this site, all of us will get older, and different age groups are socialized with different considerations. It is patently ridiculous to try to fit everyone into one common denominator! It won't work nor should it work. The absence of a picture is the absence of a picture. Period. Besides, if one wants to see someone else's picture that badly, one could always ask for a picture to be sent privately.

    Obviously, using someone else's picture without permission of that other person is inappropriate at a bare minimum and legally actionable at the most, but all of the modern communication devices are subject to claims of "unreality" starting with the first telephones, photographs, motion pictures, radio, television, cell phones, smart phones, etc. If one wants "verified" "reality" -- whatever that is -- then one uses face-to-face communication. Unfortunately, that is occurring less and less frequently in modern life. The internet is what it is, and ambiguity is part and parcel of it in the virtual world.
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    Jan 03, 2012 12:16 PM GMT
    Besides the no face pic, which is also true in my case in point. I had a "faceless" member here befriend me and lives in same town. When i send him a few messages saying thanks or whatever, I get ignored and no responce. Why be friends and not talk?
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    Jan 03, 2012 12:20 PM GMT
    Sulla saidI find the obsession with pictures by some rather amusingly odd and slightly borderline weird. I suspect this picture "fetish" has something to do with the general decline of literacy in America over the last 50 years, probably due to the inordinate amount of television being consumed on a daily basis, such that many people's sense of reality is grounded more in seeing an image rather than being grounded in any other number of bases--hence, the "no picture = unreal" attitude.

    Pictures are certainly nice to see and those who choose to post them have reasons so to do. However, those not posting pictures may also have quite valid reasons for not so doing. Given that I'm much more interested in the verbal content of what a person is posting, that would govern any of my supposed response way more than any picture, so picture, no picture, this site is and would still be quite interesting to read.

    Also, in the interest of the supposed societal goal these days of being "inclusive," one should also consider the social milieu in which others may live and in which they were raised. Especially considering the obsession about aging which occupies several threads on this site, all of us will get older, and different age groups are socialized with different considerations. It is patently ridiculous to try to fit everyone into one common denominator! It won't work nor should it work. The absence of a picture is the absence of a picture. Period. Besides, if one wants to see someone else's picture that badly, one could always ask for a picture to be sent privately.

    Obviously, using someone else's picture without permission of that other person is inappropriate at a bare minimum and legally actionable at the most, but all of the modern communication devices are subject to claims of "unreality" starting with the first telephones, photographs, motion pictures, radio, television, cell phones, smart phones, etc. If one wants "verified" "reality" -- whatever that is -- then one uses face-to-face communication. Unfortunately, that is occurring less and less frequently in modern life. The internet is what it is, and ambiguity is part and parcel of it in the virtual world.


    Explain that in "english" next time..LOL
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    Jan 03, 2012 2:10 PM GMT
    While I can completely understand why members might be recalcitrant about posting their pictures on a gay jock website which by definition would be hypercritical of appearance, some of RJ's most prolific and popular posters range from what would be considered average to unapologetically unattractive. The fact is that if you're seeking friends, chat and personal workout advice humans innately respond to facial recognition. All things being otherwise equal in an online argument, readers won't be able to help but subconsciously side with the face, which is more relatable than a No Photo avatar. In short, revealing one's face makes one more credible, and choosing to stay hidden puts one at a decided disadvantage, particularly since there's a presumption of guilt given the sheer number of online fakers. Unless there are legitimate privacy concerns why not post a pic? I think a profile with a picture but nothing else is equally revealing. I find that disrespectful to the poster and the viewer - the poster because everyone has worth and should be proud to say something about themselves, and the viewer because not everyone on here is just interested in trolling pictures. If you have time to upload a picture, you have time to say something about yourself. If you're a very private person you don't have to reveal too much. If you feel you lack writing skills, humor, creativity or anything interesting to say, so what? Say something. It's our flaws that make us interesting.
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    Jan 03, 2012 2:42 PM GMT
    Profile pics don't really mean much. You migh think you're talking to this dude . . .


    Ryan Kwanten Pictures, Images and Photos



    BUT you're actually talking to this dude . . .



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    Jan 03, 2012 3:25 PM GMT
    HighOctane saidI am sorry if this is a repeat post, but I just really need to vent this out.

    I am so tired of people without pics adding me on their hot list or messaging me. I mean seriously? Is it that hard to upload one damn pic? I don't talk to faceless people in real life, and I am not about to start now online.

    Get a pic or f off.




    HighOctane, just recently it turned out that a popular member here had stolen some poor sucker's pics from another site and used them to represent himself.

    In that light, I can see people having a pic-less profile here to prevent theft of their pics and subsequent misrepresentation of themselves on another site.

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    Jan 03, 2012 3:31 PM GMT
    don't hate on the faceless people
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    Jan 03, 2012 3:37 PM GMT
    I dont hate on the faceless profiles, but I do have a rule...

    When I am hotlisted by a member, I always try to thank them by reply... but if the profile is faceless I dont feel the need. It is nice of them to hotlist, but I dont feel obligated to send a thank you note.

    Is that douchey?
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    Jan 03, 2012 3:41 PM GMT
    Alpha_Muscle saidI dont hate on the faceless profiles, but I do have a rule...

    When I am hotlisted by a member, I always try to thank them by reply... but if the profile is faceless I dont feel the need. It is nice of them to hotlist, but I dont feel obligated to send a thank you note.

    Is that douchey?



    I don't think it's douchey. I always say "thanks" too. I usually don't if the profile has no pictures, but sometimes I do. It's because, I've found that many times the profiles with no pics seems to be spam, though I can't figure out what the spam is all about. ????