(Closed) Why do some of you block out your face?

posted 5 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 46
1541 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I do it so people won’t steal the photo and use it online for like the before shot for diet pills 🙂 

Post # 47
8686 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Some posters I dont even think about their face or care. BUT some of the very outspoken and/or frequently rude people I do admit I’m curious what they look like and they never show their face or any pictures….

Post # 48
334 posts
Helper bee

The internet is a crazy place – I personally find it super easy to track people who think they are anonymous. Not ashamed to say I have figured out the identities of Bees on this board. 

It’s weird to admit this – but I think it’s a good example of how easy it is to be traced by just normal means. One of the cutest proposal videos on youtube was posted by an individual using their name. I found their facebook; I found their place of work; I found their instagram and whereabouts they lived. Within 5 minutes? Full address and how much they’d paid for their house. All by using google and facebook searches. No one is safe on the internet – and its not considered stalking to access public information such as fb. 

ETA: The blogger bees are even more susceptible. Doesn’t matter how much they white out, when your revealing that much about your wedding… 

  • This reply was modified 5 years ago by  Kelly6871.
Post # 49
2120 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I just don’t want my tech savvy Fiance to see my pics. But it’s not like he googles me or even knows I used this site, LOL. I dn’t really care about posting pictures on the internet, my internet presence is pretty tame. I think some people are overly paranoid, but I’m just trying to protect the dress surprise (since that’s the only picture of ME I post on here).

Post # 50
1740 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Kelly6871:  Agreed!  Google image and/or Tineye are pretty amazing when looking for the source of pictures online.  

And tax records and voter registration info is quite public and easily accessible if I want to find someone’s address (which I really normally don’t care about.  I’m just saying that thinking your info is private is laughable – in the USA anyway).  When I used to be on online dating sites, I would look up a prospective date’s voter ID info just to see 1.  if he voted, and 2.  what party he was registered with.  I felt like it gave me some insight about him (I’m a political science major, so these things matter to me – lol).

Post # 51
127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

While I understand the privacy/ anonymous wants, I believe that if you are posting pictures on Facebook, instagram, Twitter then this is no different. You may think Facebook is private but anything that you post on any social media, internet, forum definitely can be accessed if someone really wants to. 

  • This reply was modified 5 years ago by  Carrie2979.
Post # 52
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Carrie2979:  yes but we don’t talk smack about our mother in laws, sisters, husbands’ troubles in bed, shitty friends, cheating fiances, miscarriages, etc on facebook. If someone recognized someone on here they could look up past posts and probably find some interesting stuff… 

Post # 53
1169 posts
Bumble bee

WARNING…….Be careful Bees!!

Take a look at your own photo and others….there is a “Pin It” Button for Pinterest in the bottom right hand corner. Anyone can click on your photo and pin it to their pinterest page. Then instant access to all on internet!

I just noticed this tonight and am having the admins remove all my personal photos.

Just be careful what you post.

Post # 54
7369 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I know a girl many years ago fired from her RL job becasue someone from a message board contacted her work. So after that, I never trusted sharing too much identifying info on message boards especially.

Some people get too invested in personalites on forums, too many busybodies with alot of much time on their hands. I’ve seen it play out on here a few times.

Post # 55
5219 posts
Bee Keeper

I have been on the site longer than I should admit, and I know how easy it is to track someone down. There have been posters here who have been contacted through their personal email, Facebook and other outlets from groups of women who did not like them and wanted to harass them. 


Post # 56
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

You can totally be indentified by your ring pics too…

Post # 57
4556 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I go back and forth on my own photos – I didn’t block out my face (or DH’s) on our e-pics, but if I post photos that have other people in them (family, wedding party, etc.), I do block their faces, since I don’t think I should be posting their faces on a site they may not want them on.

Post # 58
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - Old Mill Boathouse


LAX03:  I had that happen to me too, my ring that is.  It was before I got it, they’re the jewelers pictures, but because it’s a one of a kind ring (or at least, one of a kind to that jeweler), it is my ring and it’s super strange to see it on Pintrest!

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