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Mobius_NR
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 3:36:21 PM

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Guys: Are you tired of clicking on avatars depicting gorgeous women only to find yourself on some guy's profile page? I find that it's getting damned annoying.
crazydiamond
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 3:46:01 PM

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hahahahaha , oh god sorry to laugh, that must be awful. Careful who you friend , we arent all bad . bunny

JohnC
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 3:51:37 PM

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In all truthfulness, so many are fake (even if the sex is right) that I have just started going to the profiles to do any verification that can be done. LOL

clum
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 4:54:24 PM

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No. It doesn't bother me in the slightest.

The lion is most lionlike when he roars.
kylie_kained
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 5:23:37 PM

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It would be easier to distinguish the various people.
















BallChinian
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 6:01:18 PM

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clum wrote:
No. It doesn't bother me in the slightest.


I bet you're not even a real cookie.

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pixiedust65
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 6:14:57 PM

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Maybe they just like the picture. As long as on their profile they are not claiming it to be a picture of them, I don't consider that to be misleading. The profiles are there to read and find out who you are talking to. Now if they are male and state to be a female, that is misleading. That's my opinion. My 2 cents

overmykneenow
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 2:39:22 AM

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There is a definite advantage if you're an author and have av of a sexy woman.

Go to buy a magazine; the ones aimed at men have beautiful women on the covers, the ones aimed at women have beautiful women on the covers. There's a reason for this.

NUMBERS GEEK-ERY ALERT

Ok, I did a tiny bit of analysis to see if I could back this up. I took a random sample of three pages of story links from about a week ago, I didn't count the Incest stories because they attract an abnormally high amount of votes compared to other catergories.
Code:

Total sample: 40 stories

Avatar                   No of stories    No of votes       Average votes per story
Default red male         5                33                6.6
Default red female       3                23                7.7
Miscellaneous            17               185               10.8
Male                     10               114               11.4
Female                   15               241               16.1


A very small sample but certainly enough to lend weight to what most people would assume to be true

Warning: The opinions above are those of an anonymous individual on the internet. They are opinions, unless they're facts. They may be ill-informed, out of touch with reality or just plain stupid. They may contain traces of irony. If reading these opinions causes you to be become outraged or you start displaying the symptoms of outrage, stop reading them immediately. If symptoms persist, consult a psychiatrist.

Why not read some stories instead
clum
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 2:59:34 AM

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BallChinian wrote:
I bet you're not even a real cookie.


Well, I AM ginger and delicious so it's close enough.

The lion is most lionlike when he roars.
JohnC
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 3:01:53 AM

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Do you know the muffin man? ;)

freakycactus
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 3:35:30 AM

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overmykneenow wrote:
There is a definite advantage if you're an author and have av of a sexy woman.

Go to buy a magazine; the ones aimed at men have beautiful women on the covers, the ones aimed at women have beautiful women on the covers. There's a reason for this.

NUMBERS GEEK-ERY ALERT

Ok, I did a tiny bit of analysis to see if I could back this up. I took a random sample of three pages of story links from about a week ago, I didn't count the Incest stories because they attract an abnormally high amount of votes compared to other catergories.
Code:

Total sample: 40 stories

Avatar                   No of stories    No of votes       Average votes per story
Default red male         5                33                6.6
Default red female       3                23                7.7
Miscellaneous            17               185               10.8
Male                     10               114               11.4
Female                   15               241               16.1


A very small sample but certainly enough to lend weight to what most people would assume to be true


So, before I publish another story I should change my AV back to the picture of my boobs? thumbright

nigelsnaughty
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 3:56:32 AM

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MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM boobs, what was the question?
overmykneenow
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 4:02:14 AM

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freakycactus wrote:


So, before I publish another story I should change my AV back to the picture of my boobs? thumbright


Of course, the numbers say so!

Anything else would definitely be misleading

Warning: The opinions above are those of an anonymous individual on the internet. They are opinions, unless they're facts. They may be ill-informed, out of touch with reality or just plain stupid. They may contain traces of irony. If reading these opinions causes you to be become outraged or you start displaying the symptoms of outrage, stop reading them immediately. If symptoms persist, consult a psychiatrist.

Why not read some stories instead
Guest
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 4:06:08 AM

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well you makes your own choices and just have to be careful
clum
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 5:50:28 AM

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JohnC wrote:
Do you know the muffin man? ;)


We run in similar circles.

The lion is most lionlike when he roars.
BallChinian
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 5:59:30 AM

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overmykneenow wrote:
There is a definite advantage if you're an author and have av of a sexy woman.

Go to buy a magazine; the ones aimed at men have beautiful women on the covers, the ones aimed at women have beautiful women on the covers. There's a reason for this.

NUMBERS GEEK-ERY ALERT

Ok, I did a tiny bit of analysis to see if I could back this up. I took a random sample of three pages of story links from about a week ago, I didn't count the Incest stories because they attract an abnormally high amount of votes compared to other catergories.
Code:

Total sample: 40 stories

Avatar                   No of stories    No of votes       Average votes per story
Default red male         5                33                6.6
Default red female       3                23                7.7
Miscellaneous            17               185               10.8
Male                     10               114               11.4
Female                   15               241               16.1


A very small sample but certainly enough to lend weight to what most people would assume to be true


Good analysis. It would also be interesting to see long vs short story.

Maybe I need a female pen name/image for my stories. I'll have an alias for my alias.

Oh yea, boobs are always good. Bring them on!

"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set her free." -Michelangelo


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besub4me
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 6:05:23 AM

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Gotta agree with you Mobius_NR. Drives me nuts
blazestcyr
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 6:13:35 AM

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100 percent me....and my breasts are..too!
JohnC
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 6:14:52 AM

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There is an easy way to take care of this though.... add SEX to the information that shows up under the Avatar. Heck, you could also add sexual orientation as well. It is pretty easy to do and would not really be a drain on the system. Problem solved.

ginger86
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 6:21:01 AM

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blazestcyr wrote:
100 percent me....and my breasts are..too!


100 percent yummy too

btw not me in avatar but close

overmykneenow
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 6:38:41 AM

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If you do a search on male users and sort by profile visits you'll find that 11 of the 20 most popular male profiles on this site have women as their avatars - including the most visited profile on lush



Warning: The opinions above are those of an anonymous individual on the internet. They are opinions, unless they're facts. They may be ill-informed, out of touch with reality or just plain stupid. They may contain traces of irony. If reading these opinions causes you to be become outraged or you start displaying the symptoms of outrage, stop reading them immediately. If symptoms persist, consult a psychiatrist.

Why not read some stories instead
Dudealicious
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 6:41:11 AM

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Mobius_NR wrote:
Guys: Are you tired of clicking on avatars depicting gorgeous women only to find yourself on some guy's profile page? I find that it's getting damned annoying.


No, I can't say that it is that annoying. After you have been here for awhile you realize which avatars could be real or fake. I can also say the longer you have been here, the less you "creep" on people's profiles as well.

The night that changed my life, a four part series of a married man lusting after his co-worker

JohnC
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 6:43:34 AM

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I love to profile surf though. LOL


lafayettemister
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 6:55:05 AM

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freakycactus wrote:


So, before I publish another story I should change my AV back to the picture of my boobs? thumbright


I think you should change your AV back to the picture of your boobs anyway. I'm just sayin'..





When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates
Icarus32
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 6:58:40 AM

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overmykneenow wrote:
There is a definite advantage if you're an author and have av of a sexy woman.

Go to buy a magazine; the ones aimed at men have beautiful women on the covers, the ones aimed at women have beautiful women on the covers. There's a reason for this.

NUMBERS GEEK-ERY ALERT

Ok, I did a tiny bit of analysis to see if I could back this up. I took a random sample of three pages of story links from about a week ago, I didn't count the Incest stories because they attract an abnormally high amount of votes compared to other catergories.
Code:

Total sample: 40 stories

Avatar                   No of stories    No of votes       Average votes per story
Default red male         5                33                6.6
Default red female       3                23                7.7
Miscellaneous            17               185               10.8
Male                     10               114               11.4
Female                   15               241               16.1


A very small sample but certainly enough to lend weight to what most people would assume to be true


I know I deffinitely prefer stories written by women and as such tend to avoid male profiles. That said I can often (not always tell) when it's a guy behind the profile picture just based in the account name.
Guest
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 7:16:06 AM

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Not really, life is too short to be annoyed by such trifles....you could pop into the rage cage and have a rant there...
Sol_Invictus
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 7:51:44 AM

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90% of this site is pure fantasy. That said, why would you pop into a profile without having chatted with the person before hand? And why does it matter what they have as an avatar, if you're basing your interest on a picture that says more about you than them.
pixiedust65
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 11:14:16 AM

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Skanderbeg wrote:
90% of this site is pure fantasy. That said, why would you pop into a profile without having chatted with the person before hand? And why does it matter what they have as an avatar, if you're basing your interest on a picture that says more about you than them.


Amen.

Guest
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 11:17:14 AM

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I do not know what the problem is - check the profile - if you like it - go for it.
sprite
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 11:23:31 AM

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pixiedust65 wrote:
Maybe they just like the picture. As long as on their profile they are not claiming it to be a picture of them, I don't consider that to be misleading. The profiles are there to read and find out who you are talking to. Now if they are male and state to be a female, that is misleading. That's my opinion. My 2 cents


so, you're NOT really Tink? i am so depressed now... *melodramatic sigh*
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