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njdom
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 7:41:55 AM

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Like many people here, I don't want to post a picture of my face (my issue, I know).
And I wanted my avatar to be personal, not a picture of some hunky guy.
So I picked the shot of my wrist with two cock rings as representing as aspect of my sexuality - I'm dom.
I would love to hear what you think of it. Does it make you more or less likely to read my stories and/or my profile?
Does it make you more or less likely to respond to a friend request?
Would a headless shot like the ones in my gallery be a better avatar?
Please be honest, I can take constructive criticism.
Dancing_Doll
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 9:40:50 AM

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It's not a bad av choice (creative!). I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that your headless pics will probably get more viewers though. It gives a better idea of what you look like, but I can also see why you'd prefer to go with something more symbolic and subtle. Like I said - it's definitely not a bad option so no worries there.

You have a nicely filled out profile, pics, stories, you comment/vote on others stories - I can't see why anyone would not reply to a friend-add, to be honest. As far as I'm concerned, you're doing all the right things in terms of creating a good profile.

As far as getting more story clickers, I think guys in particular benefit from a presence in the forums. As you start posting more and people get a feel for your personality, you can create a bit of intrigue and more people might be curious enough to want to check out your writing chops as well.


Liz
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 10:03:59 AM

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Not bad :)
As DD said, creative! I've not seen any others that are similar.
Although, how about a handful of Jelly Babies instead? Yum!
Every good Sub deserve a treat right?
Joking. I like it, I prefer it to the countless 'headless hunk' shots. It differentiates you in a good way.




CurlyGirly
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 10:12:24 AM

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Honestly, my first thought when I saw your AV was that you were into fisting? dontknow That's not a good or bad thing, just the first thing I thought. I didn't know they were cock rings, I assumed they were goth/biker bracelets or something.

I would definitely look at your profile (and did); however, I only read a story if it's a category I enjoy. Nothing to do with AV's for me. I think I like your headless pics better. Just personal preference.






njdom
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 11:08:05 AM

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Dancing_Doll wrote:
You have a nicely filled out profile, pics, stories, you comment/vote on others stories - I can't see why anyone would not reply to a friend-add, to be honest. As far as I'm concerned, you're doing all the right things in terms of creating a good profile.

As far as getting more story clickers, I think guys in particular benefit from a presence in the forums. As you start posting more and people get a feel for your personality, you can create a bit of intrigue and more people might be curious enough to want to check out your writing chops as well.


Thanks for the feedback, DD. As a noob, it's also nice that you took the time write such a thoughtful reply.
Mazza
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 11:08:06 AM

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I think your AV looks a tad aggressive to be honest and I confess the fisting thing crossed my mind as well.

I didn't know they were cock rings either, I just thought you were maybe into rock...

It does stand out from other AVs, though I also prefer your headless pics, they seem more human and likeable, to me at least...
njdom
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 11:10:51 AM

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CurlyGirly wrote:
Honestly, my first thought when I saw your AV was that you were into fisting? dontknow That's not a good or bad thing, just the first thing I thought. I didn't know they were cock rings, I assumed they were goth/biker bracelets or something.


I get the thinking about fisting thing, hmmm maybe I'll retake the pic with an open hand.
njdom
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 11:17:11 AM

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Mazza wrote:
I think your AV looks a tad aggressive to be honest and I confess the fisting thing crossed my mind as well.

I didn't know they were cock rings either, I just thought you were maybe into rock...

It does stand out from other AVs, though I also prefer your headless pics, they seem more human and likeable, to me at least...


Headless humans? I don't know, I've been binge viewing "The Walking Dead," so when I think headless, I think walker, or biter or just plain zombie! ;)

Maybe my winning personality will eventually render the connotations of my avatar moot. Also, I' bound to get bored of it and change it sooner or later.

Oh and I am into rock, ref: my profile. Thanks so much for the post.
AnnieLuvsToFu
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 11:32:12 AM

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I agree with some of the others here, it is different and creative and a nice change from all the guys that just love to show their cocks... Most women including me don't care to see that...
Ravyn
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 12:23:22 PM

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The cock rings didn't ring a bell for me either being displayed on your wrist like that. The fist seems a bit aggressive as well. Since you mention you are a Dom, why not try an open hand shot, for say spanking sake? Or perhaps your hand holding a riding crop or nine tails? If you are trying to make an impact something of that nature might be more apropos. Nicely done profile which is definitely a plus.

asleep
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 12:39:13 PM

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njdom wrote: "Thanks for the feedback, DD. As a noob, it's also nice that you took the time write such a thoughtful reply."

You will find that this is a typical quality answer from DD...well thought out!

http://www.lushstories.com/stories/love-stories/exit-33-trust.aspx

Jack_42
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 1:04:53 PM

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I feel your avatar is ok especially taking into consideration your sexuality but also that if anyone who knows you saw your ''headless shots'' they would recognise you. There are a few small mistakes in your favourite authors where you quote book titles - maybe you meant D.H Lawrence. Not meaning to be picky but you did ask.
Nikki703
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 1:52:24 PM

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I also didn't realize they were cock rings. Your Av is definitely different. So much better then some random cock shot. The headless photos that many of us choose for privacy reasons gives a better ideas of what you look like, but your choice shows some creativity. But it would not influence me to read or not read your stories. I would either have to see something in the title or tags that catches me or have it recommended to me by someone.

But your Av would definitely make me check put your profile.
Poppet
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 3:04:31 PM

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I didn't know they were cock rings either, like everyone else. It seems no one knew they were. I don’t like the fisting thing; it reminded me like how it did everyone else. It’s a bit too aggressive. I did look at your other pictures and like them. You've got a nice profile and, I like that you've taken the time to do one up nicely.

Your AV picture is not what is going to make me read or not read your stories. The only time I don’t read a story is if it’s by a red and white. If you can’t take the time to even put an AV, I’m not going to read your work. It’s as simple as that. I go by tags and titles.

I suggest you go with an open handed picture or maybe something different all together. Ravyn’s ideas were good though, if you stick to the hand idea.


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njdom
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 3:23:53 PM

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Jack_42 wrote:
I feel your avatar is ok especially taking into consideration your sexuality but also that if anyone who knows you saw your ''headless shots'' they would recognise you. There are a few small mistakes in your favourite authors where you quote book titles - maybe you meant D.H Lawrence. Not meaning to be picky but you did ask.


Ah the perils of copying and pasting. Until I looked I thought perhaps I had listed Zeppo Lawrence, the least known of the Lawrence brothers. Alas I put a book in the author section! Also I list Lawrence's book Lady Chatterley's Lover in the the book AND author section. NP, picky is good. I'm gonna proofread the whole damn thing tonight. Thx
crazydiamond
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 3:34:28 PM

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I did not think "Dom" at all, i thought studded bracelets! Motely Crue dude! , Not scary or offensive , just very eighties rock! Which is cool, if thats what you wanted to percieve.

VanGogh
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 3:53:50 PM

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crazydiamond wrote:
I did not think "Dom" at all, i thought studded bracelets! Motely Crue dude! , Not scary or offensive , just very eighties rock! Which is cool, if thats what you wanted to percieve.


I agree CD - 80's rock and what rocked then. They say Retro always comes back! lol

I don't think your av, njdom, looks like a dom av. But, hey, if you are happy with it, that's all that matters. Some here, are happy with the red and white Guest av.


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JohnC
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 3:54:41 PM

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crazydiamond wrote:
I did not think "Dom" at all, i thought studded bracelets! Motely Crue dude! , Not scary or offensive , just very eighties rock! Which is cool, if thats what you wanted to percieve.

I thought the same thing... and like others, the clenched fist looks angry. A relaxed fist would not have given that "feel".

I didn't get "Dom" at all from the picture.

Also as pointed out by someone else, the "headless" photos will not hide your identity at all. Anyone who knows you will recognize you immediately from the two pictures I saw.

I also didn't get "cock rings" from the bands... not even close.

But it is original I guess, and would probably get folks to look at your profile..... just not for the reasons I think you had intended.

LOVES4PLAY
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 4:48:22 PM

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Aggressive /Angry, =Clenched Fist. Punk rocker/ goth,= Studded wrist bands..
Fisting = was my very first thought.

My parting thought is that you have a few women whom were attracted to Avatar & profile.
There fore you must be doing something correctly.
njdom
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 7:26:01 PM

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Ravyn wrote:
The cock rings didn't ring a bell for me either being displayed on your wrist like that. The fist seems a bit aggressive as well. Since you mention you are a Dom, why not try an open hand shot, for say spanking sake? Or perhaps your hand holding a riding crop or nine tails? If you are trying to make an impact something of that nature might be more apropos. Nicely done profile which is definitely a plus.


Thanks, Rayvn.
njdom
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 7:39:00 PM

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crazydiamond wrote:
I did not think "Dom" at all, i thought studded bracelets! Motely Crue dude! , Not scary or offensive , just very eighties rock! Which is cool, if thats what you wanted to percieve.


Thanks! Definitely more a 70s & 90s rock guy, there was something about the 80s, not a hair metal guy.Ramones, Sex Pistols, Television, The Jam, Germs, X, Black Flag yeah! Nirvana, Replacements (80s?), Dinosaut Jr., NIN, yeah! Those decades start to blur after a while anyway.
njdom
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 7:43:36 PM

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how do I post an image here? dontknow
Ravyn
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 8:19:01 PM

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njdom wrote:
how do I post an image here? dontknow


You have to have 20 posts before you can post images.

mentalcase
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 9:00:47 PM

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I like it. It's creative and has a meaning.
Phaypi
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 9:05:15 PM

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Personally, fisting did not come to my mind with the pic, nor did I recognize the bracelets as cock rings, as people have been saying... instead I thought by how hard you're clenching your fist, that the picture is forced, unnatural.

I think I would agree with others' advice on perhaps having an avy with an open hand, relaxed, confidence is the sign of a dom more than aggression after all. :)

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njdom
Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 5:48:54 AM

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Ravyn wrote:


You have to have 20 posts before you can post images.


Thanks Rayvn. I'm over 20 now and I've tried the following with a link that ends in ".jpg" unsuccessfully:

1. paste in link, select it, click image link icon.



2. click image link icon, copy link in between the two s, as so

3. just paste in link, like in chatrooms


I've run out of ideas, help?
njdom
Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 6:14:22 AM

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Thanks to Dancing_Doll for solving the "how can I post images in a forum" thing. She told me to log off and back on and it worked.
All that just to post a pic of Hank Moody wearing a cock ring on his wrist? Or is it a bracelet? A wristband?
BTW, he looks pretty 2010s. I don't look like him, but he dresses like me.

Wholelottarosie
Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 7:38:52 AM

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OK, you asked so it would be rude if I didn't reply.

At least you've thought about it and not left the dreaded red and white default, so well done you. Other than that, I'm in the camp that thinks it looks a little aggressive, but not in a bad way. Because your user name ends in "dom", I assumed the aggression was intentional. I can't believe it would put anyone off accepting a friend request or responding to a chat so why not leave it.

It's unique and if you're happy with it then you should keep it. Oh, by the way, I didn't know they were cock rings either.
njdom
Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 7:44:45 AM

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Wholelottarosie wrote:
OK, you asked so it would be rude if I didn't reply.

At least you've thought about it and not left the dreaded red and white default, so well done you. Other than that, I'm in the camp that thinks it looks a little aggressive, but not in a bad way. Because your user name ends in "dom", I assumed the aggression was intentional. I can't believe it would put anyone off accepting a friend request or responding to a chat so why not leave it.

It's unique and if you're happy with it then you should keep it. Oh, by the way, I didn't know they were cock rings either.


Thanks for your reply, and all of them. All of the comments are appreciated.
how about this?

Dancing_Doll
Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 1:57:35 PM

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I like the new av! Good choice.

And I'll just take this extremely rare moment to bask in the fact that I helped solve a technical problem. lol. Trust me, that doesn't happen very often. geek


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