Profile Picture Thieves - Need to Start Using Watermarks?

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 13, 2012 5:13 AM GMT
    my profile picture keep surfacing on grindr, a4a, and other websites. I don't even use these things anymore. My friend got an email from this douche bag asking him to model for him.

    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002608703374&ref=ts

    I am waiting for FB to delete this fucks account.

    If I ever find out who these people are i am going to need someone to hold me back. Get a life losers.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 13, 2012 5:29 AM GMT
    Funny that happened to me on gaydar the other day, it wasnt even a good pic,
  • Generaleclect...

    Posts: 504

    Feb 13, 2012 5:58 AM GMT
    I've never understood the logic of people who steal another person's picture. What happens if they're asked to meet? Or maybe it's just (sad) fantasy?

    Or maybe I don't understand because no one's ever flattered me by taking my photos. icon_razz.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 13, 2012 1:12 PM GMT
    Generaleclectic saidI've never understood the logic of people who steal another person's picture. What happens if they're asked to meet? Or maybe it's just (sad) fantasy?

    Or maybe I don't understand because no one's ever flattered me by taking my photos. icon_razz.gif


    Agreed GE - isnt that the purpose of Grindr too. I mean what if the thing went off for a 25 foot radius at a Starbucks and you are looking around and Avada is no where to be found. Is that how that Grindr thing works anyway? Obviously dont have it so I need some help here!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 13, 2012 1:49 PM GMT
    Profile Picture Thieves - Need to Start Using Watermarks?

    How would a watermark help? That works for companies, but would an individual have to use his name, with all the privacy & security risks that entails?

    Was the poached pic unique to RJ? And if so, do you have your preferences set so that only members can view it?

    Of course an RJ member could be the culprit, but at least the pref setting would block it from view by the entire online world.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 13, 2012 1:50 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidProfile Picture Thieves - Need to Start Using Watermarks?

    How would a watermark help? That works for companies, but would an individual have to use his name, with all the privacy & security risks that entails?

    Was the poached pic unique to RJ? And if so, do you have your preferences set so that only members can view it?

    Of course an RJ member could be the culprit, but at least the pref setting would block it from view by the entire online world.


    It´s not an essay competition icon_rolleyes.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 13, 2012 2:14 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidProfile Picture Thieves - Need to Start Using Watermarks?

    How would a watermark help? That works for companies, but would an individual have to use his name, with all the privacy & security risks that entails?

    Was the poached pic unique to RJ? And if so, do you have your preferences set so that only members can view it?

    Of course an RJ member could be the culprit, but at least the pref setting would block it from view by the entire online world.


    AD, he would just put his RJ or whatever site handle on it. It would be like if someone poached my pics (has NOT happened to my knowledge) and I would have NJ DEWD on them. However, I assume with Photoshopping and the like this watermark can be removed? You know how I tell a generally fake profile? The dude has a hot bod and has like one, maybe two pics total! That is a dead giveaway. If you have a hot bod like that you would be posting more. QED.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 13, 2012 2:29 PM GMT
    AvadaKedavra saidmy profile picture keep surfacing on grindr, a4a, and other websites. I don't even use these things anymore. My friend got an email from this douche bag asking him to model for him.

    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002608703374&ref=ts

    I am waiting for FB to delete this fucks account.

    If I ever find out who these people are i am going to need someone to hold me back. Get a life losers.



    We've already had one of our pics copied and used on FB by Firebrand, this guy http://www.realjock.com/Firebrand.


    . Our profile was already set to members only. icon_wink.gif


    This is, I think, why there is a growing number of faceless or entirely pic-less profiles.

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 13, 2012 4:47 PM GMT
    Anyone could steal anyone's pictures if they're a member. I've seen a blog where a guy posts pictures of hot guys with pics taken from here, which get re-blogged over and over again.

    I think watermarking is a good idea. The more intricate, the harder it is to photoshop out. But simply having a watermark is probably deterrent enough for fakers, as they'll just move onto the next hot guy's pics which aren't watermarked.

    I used to chat with a guy online for quite a long time not realizing that his pics were fake. He had so many and some of them looked like he just took one candidly with his webcam. They weren't in google's search either. It was just a fantasy character that he played online, getting all kinds of guys flirting with him and paying him attention. It seems sad to think that when he logs off that all of this positive attention is empty because it's not really him. He still does it, even after it came out that he was a fake, people are still sucking up to him clinging to the fantasy of a hot guy deigning to speak to them. Even more sad.

    Luckily, I will never have to worry about stolen pics! Silver lining!