I have seen a lot of profile pictures on different social media sites and other earning sites. Most I have seen use their own personal pictures, some use human pictures not theirs, their family members, grandchildren etc.. And there are also those who cheat and use pictures of models actresses, actors or someone stunningly attractive. Also there are some using pictures pretending to be someone else. I know this is something we can not prevent from happening. That depends on the person involved, maybe he/she has something to hide or minors pretending to be adults.
There is nothing I can do but just keep quiet. Some of them does not bother me at all. But if I get a friend’s request from someone I do not know and their profile has no picture, an avatar, an innate object or other things, I usually do not accept. I would like to know who or what the person is.
I only mentioned this because when I talked to @iwrite he said that they would request profile pics and not avatars but I guess it was not implemented yet.
I am no beauty queen, or model figure or young but I usually use my personal pictures. I would like the people to know the real me especially on writing sites. It is here where we pour out our feelings, emotions and knowledge to others. I don’t know if I could trust an article written by a person whose profile is unknown especially if the article is about health or wealth.
Not all will agree but this is just my opinion and what I would like. Sorry if I offend some, I don’t mean too. Just my way of thinking.
The picture I posted is mine. Now I would prefer my picture than that of a bat (just example) even if I am no beauty, but at least people will know who I am. :). Sometimes I use pictures with my daughter or mom or with friends.