Fake Pics...really? WTF

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    Aug 05, 2009 8:19 AM GMT
    So I just busted a guy tonight who is using a friend of mines pics! Is that really neccessary? If your disgusted by the way you look, then change it! How often does this happen you think? Should I expose the guy or not?
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    Aug 05, 2009 9:03 AM GMT


    Expose the M***ERF***ER
  • DCEric

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    Aug 05, 2009 2:23 PM GMT
    Personally, I prefer fake pics. No one actually wants to see a real person, they just want a 29 inch waist, a six pack with 20 inch arms, and a foot long dick and, please if you are over 24 don't bother contacting me.

    /I kid
  • Marshi

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    Aug 05, 2009 2:26 PM GMT
    My picture isn't real either. It only exists in the virtual world.
  • SolidRanger

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    Aug 05, 2009 2:28 PM GMT
    I'd say confront the guy but not expose him.

    There are reasons to do this other than being embarrassed about the way you look. It could be the guy is in the closet and is terrified of being outed so he uses someone else's picture in order to talk on the forums and come to terms with who he is.

    I know I did it a few times. Always borrowed the pic from someone in Canada so as to avoid accidentally outing someone else.

    Yes I know its a stupid thing to do but many of us have gone to ridiculous lengths to cover things up haven't we?
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    Aug 05, 2009 2:53 PM GMT
    My pic is also borrowed from my dog. I am really hot when you meet me.
  • Timbales

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    Aug 05, 2009 2:54 PM GMT
    all my pics are fake. The guy is really an insurance salesman from State College. PA.
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    Aug 05, 2009 3:12 PM GMT
    I'm sorry, but I don't think there's any legitimate, decent reason to 'borrow' others' pictures. I can understand the myriad reasons a guy might not want his own photo floating around the net, but I think consideration of others puts using another guys picture out of the question.

    That said, it's perfectly okay to borrow from JP's dog, as that's one handsome son of a bitch.
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    Aug 05, 2009 3:14 PM GMT
    If you have to use fake pics, then don't post one to begin with. You are being dishonest, and obviously you want to be someone you are not (except for the puppy pics, those are okay). If that is the person you want to be so bad...drop the hoho, get off your ass and go to the gym!...and actually work out instead of using the equipment as a leaning post wilst chatting.
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    Aug 05, 2009 3:14 PM GMT
    I'm just a symbol.
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    Aug 05, 2009 3:20 PM GMT
    It is unfortunate that many do this type of thing...It's even worse when you agree to meet in a social environment and when you finally meet..it's like are you kidding? Did you not think I would notice, or be upset to the fact that you totally misrepresented yourself?

    Since when has this become acceptable?
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    Aug 05, 2009 3:28 PM GMT
    gayblaketx saidSo I just busted a guy tonight who is using a friend of mines pics! Is that really neccessary? If your disgusted by the way you look, then change it! How often does this happen you think? Should I expose the guy or not?

    It's surprisingly common on gay sites, which I've run into many times before. It's partly the reason I'm "shy" with my pics, having a scooter for my RJ main photo, but I open lots of private photos to selected guys here. About 4 RJers have met me in person, so I can't get away with fakes.

    I've also run into gay guys posting fake pics of their "palatial" homes, I guess trying to impress. Unfortunately for them, I studied architecture, and photography. I can detect when an exterior doesn't match the interior views, or is clearly a commercial shot, or the outdoor lighting is impossible according to the text description. I am happy to expose these frauds, and their deception collapses as they promptly withdraw their accounts.

    I should note I haven't found a single instance of this on RJ so far. Everyone seems refreshingly straight-forward and honest. Certainly frauds are possible to exist here, but nothing I'm seriously concerned about with this site.
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    Aug 05, 2009 4:19 PM GMT
    SolidRanger saidI'd say confront the guy but not expose him.

    There are reasons to do this other than being embarrassed about the way you look. It could be the guy is in the closet and is terrified of being outed so he uses someone else's picture in order to talk on the forums and come to terms with who he is.

    I know I did it a few times. Always borrowed the pic from someone in Canada so as to avoid accidentally outing someone else.

    Yes I know its a stupid thing to do but many of us have gone to ridiculous lengths to cover things up haven't we?


    Just out of curiosity was it someone you'd consider yourself comparable with on the looks scale? Or was it someone you thought would attract more attention? Be honest, it seems if someone is going to lie or deceive for any reason, they might as well just go all out.

    And yes people post fakes all the time. A good general rule of thumb is that if all of the photos appear to be from a straight all american types photoshoot for a soft porn site, that's probably exactly what it is.
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    Aug 05, 2009 4:39 PM GMT
    SolidRanger said
    There are reasons to do this other than being embarrassed about the way you look. It could be the guy is in the closet and is terrified of being outed so he uses someone else's picture in order to talk on the forums and come to terms with who he is.


    I'm still not out to the public but I can assure you that all my pics are me. My regular pics with my face are in my private photos and I put a picture of my torso as the main pic so people know what my bod looks like.
    The people who use other people's pics don't like the way they look. Theres no other explination because there are ways of getting around using fake pics if you don't want to.
    Theres nothing more annoying than talking with a guy for some period or time only to find out that he's using fake pics. It's a type of lying; they're lying about what they look like and in some cases, they're lying about their personality. I hate people that lie.
  • nv7_

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    Aug 05, 2009 4:44 PM GMT
    My favorite is a profile that still exists today. The profile contains pics of what I assume are him and pics that clearly aren't. If you compare the body, facial features, and especially the neck, it's clear it's not the same guy. The hotter pics show the face far away or parts of it are covered up. I guess this guy assumes we're idiots. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 05, 2009 4:45 PM GMT
    Expose them. I hate pic stealers.
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    Aug 05, 2009 4:49 PM GMT
    jprichva saidI borrowed my pic.

    From my dog. It cost me two extra Scooby Snax a night, but it's worth it.


    LOL! That honestly made me laugh.
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    Aug 05, 2009 4:59 PM GMT
    zdrew saidI'm sorry, but I don't think there's any legitimate, decent reason to 'borrow' others' pictures.


    What if his own pictures are still wet and drying off outside? Or or... what if it got stolen by evil ninjas? Or what if he sent all his pictures to a charity organization to help starving Chinchillas in Turkmenistan?
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    Aug 05, 2009 5:09 PM GMT
    DCEric saidPersonally, I prefer fake pics. No one actually wants to see a real person, they just want a 29 inch waist, a six pack with 20 inch arms, and a foot long dick and, please if you are over 24 don't bother contacting me.

    /I kid

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    Aug 05, 2009 6:18 PM GMT
    I saw a profile recently, where the guy took pictures from either his computer monitor or TV screen. And posted those.

    Assuming the profile is real, I'm trying to figure out why the guy didn't just use a mirror to take self-pics. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 05, 2009 6:29 PM GMT
    It speaks volumes about da persons FAKENESSicon_lol.gif0002039F.gif
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    Aug 05, 2009 6:34 PM GMT
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    I'm sorely tempted to snag a picture of Joe Biden or some other wildly recognizable figure and put it up as my public shot, just to make fun of people who steal pics and call them their own.

    Or, put up a whole set of pictures of totally different people, and label them "not me...", "not me either...", "still not me...", etc.

  • Delivis

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    Aug 05, 2009 6:43 PM GMT
    Nothing is less appealing than dishonesty.
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    Aug 05, 2009 6:46 PM GMT
    zdrew saidI'm sorry, but I don't think there's any legitimate, decent reason to 'borrow' others' pictures. I can understand the myriad reasons a guy might not want his own photo floating around the net, but I think consideration of others puts using another guys picture out of the question.

    That said, it's perfectly okay to borrow from JP's dog, as that's one handsome son of a bitch.
    Damn, and I was just about to borrow yours and start being you!
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    Aug 05, 2009 6:50 PM GMT
    Don - only if I get to use your monkey as my pic.