Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-31-07, 01:50 PM   #1
Siu Blue Wind
Flowers for mom
Thread Starter
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 10,942
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 44 Post(s)
Just curious on what you think about this

With the onset of the guys and women's hot thread and posting pics, I was wondering something.

Although you get a picture of someone once you've seen them, do you get a better "picture" of who they are from them and the type of pics they post? Do you form a more thorough knowledge and opinion of them? For example, when I see Mirona, I feel that he should be of model material such as I do with Shadiyah. Both of them have a natural beauty about them. Skiahh I could never imagine being anything but Military. Ms Gio I always think of the giver of heart because of the pics of her group doing so much for others. Jon is just ...........well Jon is Jon.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buddha
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Quote:
Originally Posted by making View Post
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
Siu Blue Wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-07, 01:55 PM   #2
kidcharlamagne
muddy
 
kidcharlamagne's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: biking the buffer
Bikes: Schwinn Mesa GS, Schwin World Sport, Schwinn Sierra Tandem, 3 Schwinn Homegrown HTs (frame only), Schwinn Moab III, Schwinn Sierra GSX, Specialized Crossroads (soon not to be mine)
Posts: 53
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
context is everything
kidcharlamagne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-07, 01:57 PM   #3
DrPete 
Dirt-riding heretic
 
DrPete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Bikes: Lynskey R230/Red, Blue Triad SL/Red, Cannondale Scalpel 3/X9
Posts: 17,415
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah... I know from the pics that you've posted that you're very mysterious.
__________________
"Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."
DrPete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-07, 01:59 PM   #4
ms.gio
Chief Slacking Officer
 
ms.gio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: The City by the Lake
Bikes: Fuji Track SE, Cannondale R300
Posts: 189
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
With the onset of the guys and women's hot thread and posting pics, I was wondering something.

Although you get a picture of someone once you've seen them, do you get a better "picture" of who they are from them and the type of pics they post? Do you form a more thorough knowledge and opinion of them? For example, when I see Mirona, I feel that he should be of model material such as I do with Shadiyah. Both of them have a natural beauty about them. Skiahh I could never imagine being anything but Military. Ms Gio I always think of the giver of heart because of the pics of her group doing so much for others. Jon is just ...........well Jon is Jon.
First of all, thank you. Second, kidcharlamagne, does make a good point that posts should be taken in context. Personally I feel as if posts give you a good idea of how the person thinks but, yet, when you meet them and see them in action you get the big picture of who they are. Maybe that's just the inner observer coming out.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by x136 View Post
Giolander: There can be only one.
Giodome: Several impostors enter, only the real one leaves?
ms.gio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-07, 02:15 PM   #5
blonduathlongrl
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 4,927
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
With the onset of the guys and women's hot thread and posting pics, I was wondering something.

Although you get a picture of someone once you've seen them, do you get a better "picture" of who they are from them and the type of pics they post? Do you form a more thorough knowledge and opinion of them?
why? are you trying to decide on what "type" of picture you will post so we can form an opinion of you?

the answer to me is this would be like judging a book by it's cover. You cant form an opinion of someone even after meeting them in real life till a good amount of time passes and you know them better, never mind on the net with pics at hands.
blonduathlongrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-07, 02:17 PM   #6
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Bikes: Velo Volmobile
Posts: 22,835
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
Although you get a picture of someone once you've seen them, do you get a better "picture" of who they are from them and the type of pics they post?
To some degree. But it's worth noting that some people may only have a limited number of pictures to post because, well, it can be hard to get a good picture of yourself.
__________________
Velo Vol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-07, 02:23 PM   #7
cuda2k
Unique Vintage Steel
 
cuda2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Allen, TX
Bikes: Kirk Frameworks JKS-C, Serotta Nova, Gazelle AB-Frame, Fuji Team Issue, Schwinn Crosscut, All-City Space Horse
Posts: 11,486
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
BDG makes a good point. It's always great to put a face to a name (or forum username in this case). I'm usually pretty bad with names if I put the name to the face. But I'm usually better about remembering what someone looks like after knowing the name for a while first. Sometimes I'm surprised by the face behind the name, sometimes not.

Personally, I've been somewhat image conscious in the past and have undergone some fairly extensive surgery that has changed the look of my face considerably about 7 years ago. The reasons went well beyond just the outward appearance that was changed, but I won't lie to state that it didn't help in that area. Even now, long after, I still carefully pick photos that avoid side profiles because of that though. And generally think that a large portion of the photos taken of me aren't all that great.
cuda2k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-07, 02:24 PM   #8
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Does this change your view of me?
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-07, 02:31 PM   #9
DrPete 
Dirt-riding heretic
 
DrPete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Bikes: Lynskey R230/Red, Blue Triad SL/Red, Cannondale Scalpel 3/X9
Posts: 17,415
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Everyone makes a conscious decision about the image of themselves they want to portray. This is true in real life, and it's true on the internet. None of it is definitive by any stretch of the imagination, nor does it serve as a substitute for actually knowing a person, but I do think there's something to be learned about a person from the images they choose to use to represent themselves.

I will say, though, that the "ladies of foo" thread is a great example of the fact that real beauty requires no primping, photoshopping, or posing. Some of the best photos in that thread are of women just enjoying life--the inner beauty radiates out just fine.
__________________
"Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."
DrPete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-07, 02:40 PM   #10
ms.gio
Chief Slacking Officer
 
ms.gio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: The City by the Lake
Bikes: Fuji Track SE, Cannondale R300
Posts: 189
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsharr
Does this change your view of me?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by x136 View Post
Giolander: There can be only one.
Giodome: Several impostors enter, only the real one leaves?
ms.gio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-07, 02:43 PM   #11
cuda2k
Unique Vintage Steel
 
cuda2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Allen, TX
Bikes: Kirk Frameworks JKS-C, Serotta Nova, Gazelle AB-Frame, Fuji Team Issue, Schwinn Crosscut, All-City Space Horse
Posts: 11,486
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrPete
I will say, though, that the "ladies of foo" thread is a great example of the fact that real beauty requires no primping, photoshopping, or posing. Some of the best photos in that thread are of women just enjoying life--the inner beauty radiates out just fine.
True words, each and every one of them.
cuda2k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-07, 02:45 PM   #12
blonduathlongrl
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 4,927
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsharr
Does this change your view of me?
ugh... I was about to write that what i liked best about those pics was the fact that i saw true friends being happy and i enjoyed so much to see them smiling, I had you in mind now Im not so sure
blonduathlongrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-07, 02:46 PM   #13
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
not really me by the way. stolen image.
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-07, 02:47 PM   #14
blonduathlongrl
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 4,927
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
blonduathlongrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-07, 02:47 PM   #15
Taerom
Hazardous
 
Taerom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Quarantine
Bikes: 2005 Trek Liquid 55, 2009 Haro Mary SS
Posts: 727
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsharr
Does this change your view of me?
Wait...Uncle Jeff?? I thought I recognized you!
Taerom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-07, 03:41 PM   #16
bikingshearer 
Crawlin' up, flyin' down
 
bikingshearer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Democratic Peoples' Republic of Berkeley
Bikes: 1967 Paramount, 1982-ish Ron Cooper,1986 De Rosa Professional, 1978 Eisentraut "A," 1961 BianchiCompetizione, 1994 Trek 520, 199? Burley Bossa Nova, early-1970s Cinelli Speciale Corsa
Posts: 3,330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsharr
Does this change your view of me?
Not in the slightest.
__________________
"I'm in shape -- round is a shape." Andy Rooney
bikingshearer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-07, 05:12 PM   #17
Air
Destroyer of Wheels
 
Air's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Creating some FA-Qs
Bikes: Nishiki Sport, Downtube IXNS, 1950's MMB3 Russian Folding Bike, MTB
Posts: 3,598
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsharr
Does this change your view of me?
Someone took a picture of me in one of those while wrapped in plastic wrap.

Needless to say - THAT was an interesting party... Only regret - I don't have the pic!
__________________
The Almighty Clyde FAQ || Northeast Index
eTrex Vista References || Road Reference


It's the year of the enema!
Air is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-07, 05:46 PM   #18
x136 
phony collective progress
 
x136's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Hoosey
Bikes: http://velospace.org/user/36663
Posts: 2,981
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
Although you get a picture of someone once you've seen them, do you get a better "picture" of who they are from them and the type of pics they post? Do you form a more thorough knowledge and opinion of them?
Personally, I think it's just nice to see who's on the other end. Not that it matters too much, but it is nice. I really can't see vastly changing my view of them based on what they look like. Maybe based on what they are depicted doing in the pictures, sure, but not pure looks. Pictures of Ms. Gio's philanthropy work say something specific about who she is, whereas Chipcom's picture, crossdressing and bralessness aside, doesn't go into specifics. [edit: On second thought, bad example. Chipcom's picture goes into way too many specifics. ]

In any case, I just think the picture threads are fun, and that's really all there is to it, to me.
__________________
x136 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-07, 07:04 PM   #19
Siu Blue Wind
Flowers for mom
Thread Starter
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 10,942
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 44 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
why? are you trying to decide on what "type" of picture you will post so we can form an opinion of you?
I actually put my pic up in the women's thread a couple of nights ago. Hee hee.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buddha
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Quote:
Originally Posted by making View Post
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
Siu Blue Wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-07, 07:07 PM   #20
Michigander
Senior Member
 
Michigander's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes: Giant ATX 1200, Schwinn Peleton
Posts: 1,724
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
I don't care what someone looks like, pics are meaningless to me. Fun to look at I guess after you get to know someone on the web, but its actuall personalities that I like.
__________________
Bring back the Sig Test!


(\__/)
(='.'=)
(")_(")
Michigander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-07, 07:20 PM   #21
skiahh
Senior Member
 
skiahh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: CO Springs, CO
Bikes: 08 Stumpjumper FSR Expert, 02 Litespeed Tuscany, 04 Specialized S-Works Epic
Posts: 1,035
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
I actually put my pic up in the women's thread a couple of nights ago. Hee hee.
Did you take it down already? I don't recall seeing it and don't see it now!

I think pictures give just a tiny piece of the puzzle. But you also have to keep in mind that - with the exception of Jon - people only post what they consider good pictures of themselves. That, in itself, is another bit of info, too.
skiahh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-07, 07:20 PM   #22
Alfster 
long time visiter
 
Alfster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: in the Northern Tundra
Bikes: 2005 Trek 6700 disc 2007 Orbea Onix 2009 Raleigh One Way
Posts: 615
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think you definitely get to know a person better based on their thoughts & ideas vs their appearance. However as humans we typically want to form our opinion of a person firstly based on their appearance and secondly based on their personality / thoughts. I think it's an instinctual thing.

Prior to seeing most of your photos I had pictured many of you guys as completely different individuals. Except for a few that I had pegged dead on. For instance, I pretty much pictured jsharr as his recent photo ... except without the zipper
Alfster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:50 PM.