Avatar vs. Real Photo?

If you use an avatar, why?

And does your avatar really look like you?

If you use a real photo, why did you chose it over an avatar?

And, why chose that photo?

Mine is of my son and I at Texas Rangers Baseball Game, just one of so many happy moments in my life. Just curious how/why others chose their profile.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    real cuz im sexi!

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Most people use the cartoon avatars offered by Yahoo because they think they are cool, and some users don't post a custom avatar to protect their privacy. I never really liked the cartoon avatars too much because I have a visual memory, and it's much easier for me to recognize a user if a distinctive avatar is used. I created my avatar when I was in level 5 and never changed it because it's supposed to depict my love for typography. Based on the feedback I got so far, my answers are recognized not only because of my style of writing, but also because of the avatar I use...:-)

  • I use an avatar because i dont want to put a picture of myself on the internet. And nobody knows that i come on Y!A so then people wont be able to tell its me because they cant see a photo of me. Yeah i suppose i do look like my avatar :)

  • 1 decade ago

    I have a little more hair than this. And I chose an avatar over a photo because it's a little more clearer to see.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Avatar

    And does your avatar really look like you?

    Yes

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I don't want people to know who I really am, but my avatar looks like me.

  • SEAX
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    If I was going to post a photo, it would be on facebook, not here. I just don't see the point in posting a photo on this sight.

  • 1 decade ago

    I love love love classic horror movies.

    I had a real photo of myself up but I got bored with it.

    Hahah.

  • luvduv
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    i think i actually look like my avatar, and plus i like playing around with my avatar

  • 1 decade ago

    Just don't feel comfortable showing my face here...

    I like the anonymity

    oooohhhh....

    But yeah, I do look somewhat like my avatar... just more 3D... & human xD

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    if you dont have flash player you cant make an avatar. wich means you would choose a picture.

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