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Hi, this is a really dumb paranoid question, but is it dangerous to use a photo as an avatar? Is there any way it can be stolen or used by someone else? I would like to use a photo as an avatar but need some reassurance first..
 

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Yeah it's possible to steal it but why would anyone? It's like a 100x100 pixel image. I've never seen anyone even bother to steal something like that.
 

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Hi, this is a really dumb paranoid question, but is it dangerous to use a photo as an avatar? Is there any way it can be stolen or used by someone else? I would like to use a photo as an avatar but need some reassurance first..
Yes, but I doubt anybody here would even consider doing such a thing. We're all in the same boat. :)
 

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It could be used by someone else, yes. Anyone could save the picture to their PC if they wanted. Those are certainly possibilities.
 

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They could take your picture if they wanted to, I guess. I guess you should pick one that you wouldn't mind people seeing. I don't worry about it though, especially on this site.
 

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I dont see why someone would want to take it for the purpose of anything harmful. Maybe they would just want it to worship you? =)

But yeah don't worry this place is safe enough. =]
 

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The rule of thumb to ask yourself about posting any of your pictures on the internets is "would I be comfortable with this picture being posted on the front page of the newspaper?"
 

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I never worried about that, but then again I'm the type who wants my face plastered all over everything anyway so I don't care, I'd take it as a compliment if someone stole my picture :D
 

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Hi, this is a really dumb paranoid question, but is it dangerous to use a photo as an avatar? Is there any way it can be stolen or used by someone else? I would like to use a photo as an avatar but need some reassurance first..
Anyone can right click and save an image belonging to someone else. It's easy to do. If you do not feel right about adding a photo avatar of you or someone else you know, you don't have to. I used to be scared to do that. You might enjoy adding a small sized picture of something you have taken a pic of like a flower or a favorite scene. You'll have to shrink it down to size for it to fit on your profile/posts.
 

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I never worried about that, but then again I'm the type who wants my face plastered all over everything anyway so I don't care, I'd take it as a compliment if someone stole my picture :D
LOL, Confession time. I have saved one of your old pics you posted. I'm not weird I just think you're a cutie. I photo shopped it to make it look bloody and slashery cuz you're into that style film-wise.
 

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LOL, Confession time. I have saved one of your old pics you posted. I'm not weird I just think you're a cutie. I photo shopped it to make it look bloody and slashery cuz you're into that style film-wise.
Aww thanks :) which pic? Can I see your edited version if its still around? LOL
 
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