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Offline GSOgymrat

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Someone's using my photo
« on: December 22, 2006, 11:51:12 PM »
I just found out some guy on myspace has taken one of my vacation photos I posted on Flickr and is using it as his personal photo. I'm not happy. Has anyone else has this happen? Suggestions on what my response should be?

Offline thunter34

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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2006, 11:54:58 PM »
Contact the folks at flickr and tell them about it.  They'll yank it and likely ban the guy from their site- deservedly so.

That's happened to me on other sites.  Heck, once discovered my ex was using portions of my body on a hook up site.

How ironic...he never demonstrated as much use for my dick when we were together.
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Offline Eldon

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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2006, 11:55:45 PM »
Yes, I AM Supporting You

Hey GSO...

In this situation, you can either send this guy a e-mail message or report it to Tom so that he can take care of it.


Enjoy your Holiday Season and Thank you for sharing.

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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2006, 12:00:28 AM »
Who is Tom? The guy didn't get the pic off this site. He got it off my Flickr page and is using on myspace.com.

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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2006, 12:03:51 AM »
I don't know who Tom is- unless he is one of the Moderators of Flickr that Eldon happens to know by name.  I'm just suggesting to contact whoever is in charge of Flickr.  No, wait!  Tom is the MySpace Moderator guy!  (Good call, Eldon)  He can yank it from MySpace and will almost certainly ban the guy from MySpace.  Again, deservedly so.

I would contact BOTH sites.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2006, 12:05:39 AM by thunter34 »
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Offline ademas

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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2006, 12:08:33 AM »
Message him and ask him to remove it?
I don't know.  I don't do myspace.  I don't get it.  
I think I'm too old.
(old enough that I'd be flattered as hell if someone was foolish enough to use a picture of me as their own...)

Offline Iggy

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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2006, 12:11:49 AM »
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« Last Edit: January 09, 2007, 11:53:29 PM by Iggy »

Offline Longislander

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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2006, 12:36:17 AM »
TOM is everyones 1st friend on MYSPACE ( I think)
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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2006, 02:26:09 AM »
Hey Ford.

Someone recently used a photo of mine on their gay personals page.. it had a lot of pics of their own, and a pic of mine (of my furry ass) that was taken about 8 years ago also on their page.  My ex partner saw it and contacted me, said he recognised the ass and the doona cover.. so I joined up on the same site as this person, sent them a friendly message telling them I'd like my butt back.. and the next day his profile was gone, and he sent me an apology email saying he was waiting for the day he'd get sprung.  Oh well. 

You should be flattered Ford, but totally agree, it's very poor form to pass yourself off as someone else, no matter what part of someone else you use LOL.

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Offline Eldon

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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2006, 02:26:40 AM »
Yes, I AM Supporting You

Hey Paul...

Yes he is, and he is a damn good friend too.



Enjoy your Holiday Season and Thank you for sharing.

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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2006, 02:29:49 AM »


   GSO...  Tom here, what seems to be the problem?   If it's a problem YO I'll solve it, pickup the hook while my DJ revolves it!!   ICE ICE Baby!!


   Vanilla Ice..errrr I mean Thomass
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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2006, 07:55:59 AM »
My ex partner saw it and contacted me, said he recognised the ass

That must have been kinda funny... "hey, I think I've been there!"

Offline Longislander

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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2006, 01:36:00 PM »
I saw a pic on a profile of a guy I dated for a couple of months, with TOTALLY different bio info! I called the guy I dated and he asked me to send a nasty email to the perp.  I did, and he took the pic off.
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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2006, 01:48:09 PM »
I sent the guy an email politely asking if he would remove the picture. He emailed back and said he would.

Offline ChrisNCoronado

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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2006, 02:04:01 PM »
Guys & Gals -

Same thing happened to me this past week; I was informed that my picture is floating around Gay.com (attached to a rather naughty c*ck shot), so I removed my mug on here (as a precautionary move) and replaced it with 'dirty girl.' By the way, I had no idea this forum software came preloaded with so many pictures of the rich-n-smutty.  Paris seemed to be the sleaziest of the preloaded bunch, so I put her up  ;D

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Offline thunter34

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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2006, 02:22:08 PM »
BOO!  BOOOOOO !!!  Boo for pre-fab avatars!  C'mon kids...at least go find a pretty sunset pic you took or art you like and post that. 

I had never noticed the avatar options available in the software.  This avatar discovery has taken away from the mystique behind so many posters here for me.  Stock avatars?  LAME, guys and gals.  WAY LAME.

I'm still not sure I altogether get this whole 'fear of pic on the internet' thing.  In this day and age, when pics are swiped and bandied about so commonly, can't one always just say "Someone swiped my pic and used it on that site without my knowledge"?  Of course, if the pic includes face and full frontal all at once, different story.  Still, I must be destined for the social and financial D-List (big suprise there) because I just don't see myself ever signing on to any circle that gives outsiders any say-so over my private life and what I do on my own time.  My life is mine.  Period.  If that keeps me outcast or in the poor house, so be it.  And so far it has, I suppose.

(None of this is directed at Chris, specifically.  I'm just decrying the loss of mystique once I found out so many of these just came from right off here.  I guess I was pretty naive about the whole thing, but boo....)
« Last Edit: December 23, 2006, 02:28:27 PM by thunter34 »
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Offline Boo Radley

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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2006, 02:22:21 PM »
Report it to myspace and within a year or two the photo will be removed, probably with the jerk's profile on myspace.

Last year I found someone was using my photo -- a large 8X10 glossy was hanging in the middle of a cornfield, without a bird in sight anywhere.
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Offline Longislander

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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2006, 02:27:05 PM »
hey (cool ass  ;) ) Thunter,

I can address the fear of pic on this site for myself. I haven't told anyone about my status yet and I don't prefer anyone find out first from someone who saw my pic here and told people.

Sure, I can say someone stole my pic, but can I get away with, 'yeah they somehow made up all that true stuff they posted about me, too!'?
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Offline thunter34

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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2006, 02:36:49 PM »
Yeah...still trying to figure out what that 'cool ass' reference was about.  I don't know that I ever spoke directly with that guy...unless he was on here under a different screen name at some point.

I can perhaps understand about nervousness about ID's on this site.  I'm mostly talking about more common social sites.  Of course, I am also coming from a point where I am gay, poz, trampy at heart and don't give a rat's fanny who knows it.   ;)

( I think I'm mostly just grumpy because I already see Paris Hilton staring me in the face too damn often as it is! At least he didn't use Britney Spears' cooter!)
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Offline Longislander

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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2006, 02:40:22 PM »
Quote
At least he didn't use Britney Spears' cooter!)

thankfully I haven't seen it at all yet. Now put some hot hollywood guys in skirts and take pics of them getting out of the car!

I"m gay and poz, but not trampy at heart. You can see my face and covered body on str8 up dating sites. Manhunt and poz sites, body only, until we've talked. Way I see it, you can know I'm gay, but the whole gay world doesn't need to know I'm poz, what my favorite position is, how big (or small) it is, etc..
If someone was using my pic just to use it, people would eventually find out it wasn't me. But if they were using it to be on a site where they posted openly about being the bareback whore of the local downtown area after midnite on Tuesdays and Thursdays-I'd be really really pissed!
« Last Edit: December 23, 2006, 02:45:46 PM by Longislander »
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Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2006, 04:25:32 PM »
GSO,

I'm glad you got in contact with the guy, do you still see your pic? I would still contact Tom on Myspace and make him aware of it.


To those who wondered, yes Tom is the first friend you will have on MySpace but you can get rid of his pic. And you are never too old for MySpace, I have met some great people on there who are older than me. I just let the kiddies on there know that I am not trying to be anyone's booty call or a part of their whore trains. I even wrote a blog about it....check me out if you want.....www.myspace.com/ebonyakasha

Hmmm, I think I'm too hooked on the Akasha tag, won't be hard to find me on any site..lol...
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Offline bear60

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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2006, 06:02:02 PM »
OK...I am full of stories today.
This one is about a friend of ours who leaves profiles ( or did) in a lot of online bear sites. And gets dates.
Well, he once was asking a guy he met online to send him his picture.  The online "friend" complied.  Sent our buddy  a picture he claimed was of him.  It was ......in fact....a picture of our buddy.
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Offline thunter34

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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2006, 06:04:52 PM »
I suppose now would be the time to tell you all the truth:


I am a 600 lb. asian woman.


I'm sorry.
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Offline bear60

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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2006, 06:09:42 PM »
I dont think so ( how could an Asian woman weigh 600 pounds..lol)...tell the truth Tim...
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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2006, 11:39:44 PM »
The guy said he wasn't sure if it was really me but he removed the photo. I checked his site and he has.

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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2006, 11:41:28 PM »
I dont think so ( how could an Asian woman weigh 600 pounds..lol)...tell the truth Tim...

Well, I WILL weigh 600 lbs if I keep eating all this holiday food!  YUM !!

Congrats, GSO!
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Offline marco23

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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2006, 02:26:00 AM »
I also saw a picture of myself...it pops up everywhere, in magazines, tabloids and the web labels it 'Paris Hilton'....I know that's not a good thing but somehow there's also a sex tape released of me having sex with night vision on a camcorder.......
shameful.....
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Offline bear60

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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #27 on: December 24, 2006, 11:18:50 AM »
Isnt Paris Hilton a woman?
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Offline aupointillimite

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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2006, 12:55:03 PM »
Of course, I am also coming from a point where I am gay, poz, trampy at heart and don't give a rat's fanny who knows it. 

Amen, Tim... if anyone's ever been to my Myspace profile... it's pretty obvious just how sleazy I am. 

Getting back to the topic at hand... I've never understood people who use other people's photos.  Why, oh why, are you trying to impress people over the Internet?  It doesn't bother me all that much if someone were to steal my photo... I'd sleep secure in the knowledge that apparently, 1) I rock so much harder than that jackass, and 2) I'm a lot hotter too, and my pic is being used as a lure for all those stupid fishies out there. 

I would feel kinda special about it... of course, I'm as shallow as a bottlecap, so maybe you shouldn't be looking to my advice on this one...
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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #29 on: December 25, 2006, 02:51:17 PM »
Paris Hilton is one of those plastic thingies.

Pick her up, turn her upside down. Says "made in Japan." Really.
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Re: Someone's using my photo
« Reply #30 on: December 25, 2006, 02:58:02 PM »
Maybe he's your double and he just happened to vacation at the same spot...
NAH.............just kidding.

Inform the guy you're on to his bull shit and demand he take it off...then contact Fickr :P
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« Reply #31 on: December 25, 2006, 04:31:48 PM »
Well, I WILL weigh 600 lbs if I keep eating all this holiday food!  YUM !!

Congrats, GSO!




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