Being on the internet v.s. having a professional job

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    Sep 26, 2009 1:44 PM GMT
    When many of us create profiles on sites like these, gay.com, etc, we upload facepics of us along with pictures with our shirts off (just like my profile). Certainly it is not illegal to do so, but some people on here do have professional careers. I have seen some guys on this site delete their profile because of a new job that could possibly be adversly affected if someone were to find them on this site or other gay sites.

    So my question is, which of us that hold certain careers should think twice about having a profile on a gay site with facepics and shirtless pics, and please explain why....
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    Sep 26, 2009 2:12 PM GMT
    I dont think having your shirt off in your pic on a fitness website isnt so much a bad thing, maybe if your pic is you shirtless at a club with drinks in hand and a wasted face might not appeal to your potential employers, but anyways its hard to find a realjock profile or gay.com profile with your name the only profiles they can really find is facebook and myspace. icon_smile.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 26, 2009 2:20 PM GMT
    How very unfortunate isn't it? How sad it is that in this age that somehow some of us would connote either being a member of a site such as this one or having a "shirtless" pic (or a combination) means something inappropriate or shows someone or their behavior as being "less than".

    Yes, there are people that would probably question (or use anything like this to their advantage if they resented you and wanted to cause harm).
    No doubt there are clients of mine who would somehow find fault. I'm just comfortable enough with my situation that I'm not concerned about something negative.
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    Sep 26, 2009 4:49 PM GMT
    for sites likes myspace and facebook... make two pages.. a personal one and a professional one. and keep it private. don't let just anyone get on to them. makes me wonder if RJ has that kind of a feature to keep non-rj members out?
  • Anto

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    Sep 26, 2009 11:31 PM GMT
    Deleting a profile doesn't necessarily mean it's off the web either nor removing pictures.

    Example of similar discussion I posted in:

    There are sites that permanently cache web pages off the internet, Internet Archive Wayback Machine is an example of one.

    Here's a Real Jock snapshot they cached on June 10, 2007 with cached profiles linked from it:
    http://web.archive.org/web/20070610194602/http://www.realjock.com/

    Current Profile:
    http://www.realjock.com/slayerstrppd03

    Cached version from a couple of years ago
    http://web.archive.org/web/20070711182617/www.realjock.com/profile/39282/
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    Sep 27, 2009 3:39 AM GMT
    As soon as the current generation of HR managers dies or retires, you can include your xtube links on your CV. Or if you can't wait, get a job at a firm where hiring decisions are made by competent people instead of unqualified bureaucrats.
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    Sep 27, 2009 7:56 AM GMT
    At work, the team manager found some of my shirtless pics and what he did was to run a script on the server(with the help from the functional manager)that changed everyones computer wallpaper to my topless pic...Everyone was like WTF? But whatever, it was funny and that was about it.
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    Sep 27, 2009 7:59 AM GMT
    My job doesn't require me to be 'anonymous' or have my pictures obscured in any way, I just choose not to put shirtless photos of myself icon_smile.gif

    However, when I start doing media soon, I will probably go to the few personal profiles I have on various sites and modify them a bit. I dont think anyone will notice me, but can't hurt.
  • kew1

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    Sep 27, 2009 8:14 AM GMT
    Ryan_Andrew saidfor sites likes myspace and facebook... make two pages.. a personal one and a professional one. and keep it private. don't let just anyone get on to them. makes me wonder if RJ has that kind of a feature to keep non-rj members out?


    You can set your profile up so that if a non-member is reading the forums you come up as hidden member - no name or photo.
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    Sep 28, 2009 7:27 PM GMT
    kew1 said
    Ryan_Andrew saidfor sites likes myspace and facebook... make two pages.. a personal one and a professional one. and keep it private. don't let just anyone get on to them. makes me wonder if RJ has that kind of a feature to keep non-rj members out?


    You can set your profile up so that if a non-member is reading the forums you come up as hidden member - no name or photo.


    cool! thanks. not that i really care but still good for us to know.