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    Why do so few people post their pictures and basic profile info on this site?

    No, this is not a social site, but I find it curious so few people use their actual photos or very basic info. :)

    0  Views: 1324 Answers: 22 Posted: 7 years ago
    Colleen

    Moderator
    Try again and this time put your answer where it belongs. Click the "comment this" link.
    Russrocks

    Sorry! I had mine posted early on but took it down because so few others did. I know this isn't a social site, but I find it curious so few post their pictures and basic info.
    valR

    Excuse my English Ross:( What I meant to say is: if I was the 1st one to answer and had Colleen's writing skills, her answer would have been my answer.
    Russrocks

    Okay.
    Colleen

    Moderator
    Russ, I'm talking about the reply you gave to my answer. Now if you're saying it was you own answer to the question, then it should be added as subtext to the question title or it should be posted in the blue area. It should not be posted where it can gain extra karma for the question.

    As for akaQA, it is a general question and answer forum but a bit more lax than other question and answer forums because the admin here do allow for socializing. Very few question and answer forums allow chatter between the members. Also it's one of the few forums that allow opinions and more freedom of speech than many other forums. This is what sets us apart from the rest and makes this forum fun. We answer questions and have fun doing it. This is why people get upset when newbies come along and try to change things.
    Russrocks

    Thanks, Colleen!

    22 Answers

    I post what I have and can get the computer to upload, I'm new to this computer stuff..... I noticed your avatar changing quite a bit.............

    Russrocks

    I get bored easily so I change them out. :)
    Colleen

    Moderator
    Someone needs a more productive hobby to beat the boredom I think.
    lambshank

    Hey Russ, maybe you have way too much time, just think how much you could be doing practcally speaking helping others instead of judging others for either their lack of computer skills, or wishing to remain anonymous

    I'm guessing because some do not know how to upload a picture, others use this site as it's meant to be... a general question and answer site. They come here to answer questions and not socialize. Others may feel that it's simply none of anyone's business. Again, all just guessing and assuming. 


    I'm quite certain you're not really a cartoon character and your basic information gives no real information about you. 


    I give little info about myself because it is the internet and the internet is never to be trusted. 

    valR

    Best answer, thanks!
    doolittle

    You are what us Doolittle's call a "good egg"!!!! You gave Russ so many chances to get it through his head what this site was about!!! OMG! PIA!

    What are you talking about Russell-o-nator?  I am a little blue fish ... Seriously!  You missed me as a shrimp and an octopus ... you have come to the part-ay late!

    Russrocks

    And I'm Daffy Duck, and Fred Flinstone, and Yogi Bear... :) (Russell-o-nator? That's a new one. :) )
    Shootah

    Sounds like a case of multiple personalities!
    FISH-O

    Not I. I persished as a fish in Ed Shank's room of Hell. It was horrible. Ducka (at the time) tried to save me only to be terribly injured... Thank goodness for the Aliens of Jasper Kola 417... Romos and his Fleamily were about to eat me for dinner!!! Augh! It is such a sad tale of woe... especially the stuck in a jar at the bottom of the ocean part.
    I must depart. The memories are far too painful.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Oh I remember those horrible days! :(
    doolittle

    It was the worst when you were fishfry- oh, the skeleton- Thank goodness for reincarnations...though you were kind of cute as a shrimp!
    FISH-O

    I did enjoy my alien shrimp adventure. Shrimps look at the world very differently than fish. It was a unique experience.

    I don't have too much to hide.  Did a credit check report today, and there were few errors, nothing alarming.  
    Posting a photo isn't a big deal to me.
    I get a weird feeling about you, Russrocks.  Can't quite put my finger on it..... 

    Russrocks

    Thanks Bob/PKB! I'm sorry you feel that way. I am a very good person just having some fun here. I've never, ever been in trouble with the law. I'm actually a pretty quiet, easygoing guy. I would never say what you just did to anybody, let alone a complete stranger, because I am much more sensitive than that. I think it's pretty rude. Have a wonderful day!

    PS I could care less whether people post their photos. I'm just amazed at how few do.
    Bob/PKB

    Oh, my, I think you have shown that you are only sensitive about your own feelings. I think you put my finger on my feeling....while you profess to be quiet and easygoing, you generally impress me as intense and with a desire to be noticed. I could be wrong; people have misread me here; c'est la vie.
    If you could care less about people posting their photos, work on caring less. Caring enough to post a question about it is caring quite a bit.
    Personally, I COULDN'T care less about what people use for their avatars.
    Russrocks

    Actually Bob/PKB, you are way off base. No one would ever call me intense and I am one of the most humble guys you would ever meet. As I said before, I am a bit of a perfectionist, and that sometimes gets me in trouble.

    Also, I don't like people who try to force their opinions on us, or presume their opinion is the only one that matters. Honestly, and I know I shouldn't admit this, the question was simply to get my karma points up, so don't read to much into it.

    Finally, "I couldn't care less" is improper English because it is a double-negative. "I could care less" is correct. (That's what annoys people about me I think, being corrected, and actually expecting people on this site to give factual answers, rather than a guess.)
    Dardaigh

    PBK,is right in that the correct phrase is "Couldn't care less", implying that you care the least amount.
    Bob/PKB

    I COULD CARE LESS implies care. I could not care less than I do now makes it perfectly clear that there is no interest in the subject at hand. If someone needs that to be spelled out, I will be sure to do that in the future.
    Actually, Russrocks, you may be giving off an intensity of which you are not aware.
    I find it difficult to appreciate your attempts to educate me about double negatives, spelling, grammar, punctuation, or anything else pertaining to the English language when your responses, questions, and comments are often laden with errors of their own.
    Members' intentions and the points of their words are usually more important to me than a grammar lesson.
    Also, if I am "no one", my comments to you should fall on deaf ears, don't you think? It astounds me that you consider yourself a perfectionist and humble in the same text. Seeking your own version of perfection is one thing; forcing it on others seems far from humble. Of course, I could be wrong.
    I had no quarrel with you in my initial statement about getting a weird feeling. Something wasn't connecting for me about you. Choosing to be offended rather than asking for clarification has validated some of my impressions.
    I hope you have a wonderful day, too, dear, humble "Russ rocks".
    FISH-O

    I am on Bob's team... I concur as my husband say's.
    Fully completely as the Tragically Hip would say.
    Bob/PKB

    Dardaigh: Thank you for your comment and support. :D
    Fishlet: Thank you, too! :D
    Colleen

    Moderator
    Russ, I see your thinly veiled comments about me and I tell you again, this site runs the way it does because the admin like it that way. They own it, we go by their ideas, not yours. Opinions are well appreciated by them whether you like it or not. Factual answers are always supplied, if not by one, they are by another. I too fail to see any part of humble in your persona. I do not see perfectionist either, I see control. You want to control everything about this forum and you are selfish too as your fun is all that matters even if it is at the expense of another. This is what you present. You claim you want to get along with people here, you claim you want to make friends yet all I see of you is arguments to virtually everyone who replies to you. At this point, you've only caused upset with many members here. It really is saying something when I find myself saying, I agree with Bob/PKB on everything she has said here. I can not agree with you about your description of yourself as I do not see it in your comments made on this forum from day one. I really do not think we are the forum for you. As I said the other day, we do not fit into you and your ways, you are to fit into the community and the ways of the community. You are not even trying to do this. You are having fun going against the grain and that fun is seeing you very close to being removed from here. You are antagonistic and rude. Everything you claim others are here fit you to a T. You have some inner seeking to do. I suggest you do that rather than torment the members here any longer. Like it or not, I am a moderator and I have spoken. You have no argument here. Fit in or move along.
    Bob/PKB

    Well, Colleen, I am going to mark this day on my calendar. It is really nice to be on the same page with you for once! Thanks!
    Russrocks

    Colleen: I know you're the Queen Bee around here, but I have the right to disagree with you as everybody else here does, whether you like it or not.
    Bob/PKB

    Please do not use my answer to continue a conversation that no longer involves me. Colleen has given an answer and you can comment to her at her answer. I don't want or need notification that you are arguing with her.

    To understand how completely off the mark you are here, though, Russ, you should review some of the commentary between Colleen and me. For us to be in agreement about something is huge.

    Thanks for your time today. I have learned a lot about you and had another opportunity to present myself intelligently and rationally. They are NOT always the same.
    Russrocks

    Dardeigh: Please, if you are so sure I'm wrong and BobPKB is right, then prove it! I stand by my statement.
    Colleen

    Moderator
    "I have the right to disagree with you as everybody else here does, whether you like it or not."

    Actually, when I am moderating, no you do not and this is one time to many that you have told me whether I like it or not. We'll see you in 3 days. It's time you understood what "moderator" means.
    Colleen

    Moderator
    " I could care less whether people post their photos."

    Means that you have a level of caring. You care but you could care less than you care now. http://incompetech.com/gallimaufry/care_less.html
    So, you went against your self. You said you didn't care when you actually do according to your statement above.
    mycatsmom

    he displays mild autistic or asperger symtoms
    FISH-O

    Thanks My Cat's Mom. I have looked this up and this is how we are to communicate with Russ...
    Socratic Communication

    Socrates is an ancient Greek philosopher who lived many years ago and was the founder for western philosophy. He was also known to be a great teacher because he reversed the role between teachers and students. Instead of giving his students any answers he would reply to their questions with another question and let them search for answers within themselves. To solve a problem, you would ask a question and when finding the answer, you would also have an answer to your problem. No subject was left unturned and Socrates said to question everything because 'the unexamined life is not worth living.'


    Ducky

    Moderator
    Oh yeah!!!

    "WE seek you here we seek you there .You can be anybody we don't care .Just be yourself.

    I don't even have a picture of myself on facebook! I like my little triangle  head! Here we can say what we think without having someone nosing about our privacy!  But basically my true self shows in my answers!

    100% on Colleen side.

    Russrocks

    There are no "sides." It's a simple question. :)
    Colleen

    Moderator
    Thanks Val, I know what you mean even of Russ missed it. You agree with my opinion.
    Russrocks

    Understood. Thanks for clarifying!

    Trust me! You don't need a picture of me on this site.I ain't that pretty! LOL

    mycatsmom

    Tommy, I liked that pic of you here, holding the hand of who was prob your granddaughter.
    Tommyh

    Yep that was my grand daughter.She's the cute one tho.LOL
    itsmee

    I liked that one too.
    Tommyh

    I liked that one too but unfortunately when my other computer crashed I lost hundreds of photos so I can't re- post it.:(
    Colleen

    Moderator
    Tommy, do this to find your pictures:

    Instructions
    1
    Click the Start menu, open the "All Programs" list, click "Accessories" and open the "System Tools" folder.

    2
    Select "System Restore."

    3
    Choose "Restore my Computer."

    4
    Select a date that is before when your photos disappeared.

    5
    Confirm that the restore point is correct and click "Next."
    Tommyh

    Thanks Colleen.I'm now using a different computer but my son in law (Our resident computer expert)has taken away the hard drive from my old computer & promises to recover my photos.He will doi it but in his own sweet time.LOl.

    Back almost a year ago i did post the idea of posting your picture as your avitar, i'm guessing some 80-90 percent  were not keen to the idea, as for me i can't find a picture that does me justice.. good question though !!

    lambshank

    me either daren , for some strange reason my nose always looks bigger in a photo, the laugh lines deeper, and all the things that I'd prefer not to be amplified sought of show up

    I want to put my pic on here , but I don't know how . Where's your pic, Russ ?  As for other's profile, I guess they don't want anyone to know their business. Or, maybe they don't want their spouse to know what they're doing. Maybe their spouse, or sig other ..... is super jealous

    Bob/PKB

    Interesting observation about Russ. I think you are right. Thanks, mycatsmom!

    MY pic has been on here... Ya got the balls to put your pic on????????

    jhharlan

    A little harsh, don't you think....?
    JDB

    Nope.. But then again I wouldn't have said that to you or most of the other members on here.
    country bumpkin

    Moderator
    Not harsh (*~*)

    Unfortunately because we don't resemble Hollywood actors like you do.  Remember Wayne Knight of Jurassic Park?  You're the spitting image of each other.

    Bob/PKB

    NEWMAN from Jerry Seinfeld, too. Same guy. In many ways..... :o
    You've mentioned this before. I agree with you.
    Chiangmai

    I agree with YOU, Bob/PKB. Are you trying to make me smile, again?
    Chiangmai

    I didn't realize you all had some heated discussion earlier. I guess I just got here and started typing the Hollywood stuff.

    Big F'n deal about nothing. You are kidding, right? Nothing else to talk about? No religion too? :D

    FISH-O

    He has left religion out of this one Don.
    (I know! It's all good!)

    Now let's see, you started with an avatar of a big guy with glasses then you had Charlie Brown then it was Fred Flintstone, from Fred you had Yogi bear, now it's Goofy.It seems you are never content.I have better things to do than sitting at the computer fiddling with what avatar i am going to use.

    FISH-O

    There was also Bam Bam and Pebbles... Fred and Barney, A guy from Third Rock from the Sun, A cartoon character that I didn't recognise, and I think Donald Duck was involved.

    i like avatars. you can make comments on the avatar as an answer to a question without hurting anyone. i could not make a stupid remark like i do sometimes to a person, so i use the avatar. i hope this came out right. sometimes i have problems expressing my thoughts.

    Ducky

    Moderator
    You do just fine, I think. :)

    I just don't have relevant picture of me because I have lost weight quite much and all of them are more than a year old.

    I find it irrevelent  as to how people look on this site, I like my weird triangle avatar, have not got the time, patience or knowledge to post photo's, those that know me here are from my responce or comments to questions, or infomation I have chosen to share, why do you think it  should change? works well for me the way it is

    FISH-O

    I like your little triangle head. It is cute over the moon.

    "" Here's my picture, but I don't want it all over the internet now, do I?

    DonDowningJr

    Lord have mercy!
    FISH-O

    I know. It is common knowledge that Eggplant is extremely beautiful.
    robertgrist

    I love your mind most of all…I think thats as close as we’ll be in this lifetime.
    melandrupert

    eggie that is my picture how did you get hold of that! heeee xxxx

    Russ I read all the answers and the comments and I have read alot of all your postings well.................you say that you are quite a humble guy.....to me in most of your answers and comments you want or should I say crave the attention by arguing.  To me you sound a lonely person crying out. I hope I am wrong you need to calm down and chill out this is not good for anyone and the only attention you will get is animosity.

    Russrocks

    Melandrupert:

    Thank you for your insightful comments. I have been away the past few days and it gave me time to reflect on my behavior here.

    I agree I have been unnecessarily argumentative, and I promise to try to refrain from doing so from now on. All I ask is that certain people here respect me enough to try not to antagonize me as well. It started out as just having some fun because, I must admit, I think I am pretty good in an argument. But then it got hostile (on both sides) and people got hurt and defensive, including myself.

    From now on, all I want to do is answer some questions as truthfully as I can, avoid the controversial ones (which will be hard to do), and ask a few thoughtful ones every now and then. I'll try to remember the purpose of this site: To answer general questions thoughtfully and factually, and nothing else. I have learned in my professional life that "less is more" and I should edit my thoughts here as I do with my business correspondence.

    I must admit that some of the responses I've received have puzzled me, like this one for example. Why has such a simple, straight-forward question generated such a response, when other more interesting ones I've asked haven't generated much at all? I think part of the reason is that some people have come to look for something sinister in my questions when there isn't anything sinister there. I am a curious person by nature. Sometimes a question or comment is simply that and nothing more.

    I really am a quiet, easygoing, humble person in real life, and I'm ashamed of the way I've behaved here.

    A final point I'd like to make is that I am not a psychologist or psychiatrist and I would never presume to analyse others, yet I am surprised that so many are quick to analyze me when all they see is a sliver of who I am here.

    At any rate, please be assured: To those I've antagonized or offended, I sincerely apologize. I hope we can start anew. :)
    pythonlover

    Moderator
    Russ i really hope you mean this,we hope we can gain the trust back, you have a lot to prove.Lose the attitude and hopefully you will regain the respect from the members that you think you deserve.
    Colleen

    Moderator
    " Why has such a simple, straight-forward question generated such a response"

    Because the members are tired of your constant need to try and change this forum. I've told you this a few times already. At some point, you might get it.

    I hope you can stick to what you say here. Just know, that as a moderator, I say things to let you know when you're out of line. I see what the others say even when you do not. I have to be here for all members and when I hear or see them complaining, then I have to step in. It's my job.
    melandrupert

    Russrocks thank you for your relpy yes as you stated that LESS is MORE that also applies in my job as well also another thing lets keep it simple and also I would like to point out that I was not analyseing you I was just making a statement as you had made a statement about most of us about pictures ect.. and every answer and comment ended with you arguing please look at this and as for responce to you questions this is what you want is it or not!!!!
    FISH-O

    @Russrock-o-saurus... I agree with Mel. I also find it hard to believe that you are sincere as you are not viewing your actions in a completely clear light. I for one, am going to wait and see what happens next. This question did point out that some of the avatars were getting stale... and then you wonder why members answer negatively... It may have started out as a simple question, it didn't actually end that way.

    I see nothing wrong with using an Avatar, why else would they provide them? Not everyone thinks they are handsome or pretty, some persons still want some bit of control within a free environment. It is all about choice, democracy and a little thing called freedom of expression.

    Well Russrocks...I see that you've done it again!  Have you decided yet, if there is anyone on this site, that you actually enjoy? I notice that you say things such as "have a great day" or "I love you", after arguing with a member.  Condescending isn't it?  I get the same feeling about you that Bob/PKB has expressed....there is just something that I can't quite put my finger on.  Put your own picture up, along with a blog about yourself, and maybe that will help us identify "that feeling".  Btw, never have I seen a so-called "perfectionist" make so many spelling errors in so many responses. Now go ahead and tell ME to have a great day too!

    doolittle

    (he was suspended for 3 days I do believe)
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Yep. He can "get back at me" when he returns. LOL!!!
    FISH-O

    The Fishie is giving the Ducky a standing ovation.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Thank you...thank you...thank you very much...Ducky has left the building. :)

    I put my picture on and then I take it off and then I post a picture of the back of my head so my frenemy won’t know what I said. I’ve now forgotten how to post a picture. I do like the idea of people posting their photographs. 



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