(Closed) Why does everyone blur their faces when they post pics?

posted 10 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
2006 posts
Buzzing bee

Here is another thread that asked the same question: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/why-block-out-your-face-in-the-photos

Here is my answer to that post:

Some people don’t want to be able to be identified in their actual lives. Weddingbee is huge and if someone Googles for something wedding related it is likely a Weddingbee post will pop up.

A lot of women post stuff about their wedding before it has happened (favors, food, etc) and would like it to remain a surprise for their guests. Others come on here to vent about a specific person. Since weddingbee links all your posts in your profile, it wouldn’t take long for someone to recognize your picture and be able to read all your posts.

Other women just like being super cautious about keeping their online identity anonymous. 

Post # 4
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think some people are protecting their privacy by doing that.

Post # 5
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I can’t speak for everyone but for me it would not to reveal my identity. Many times I post personal problems, rants, vents or share intimate details on WB. I wouldn’t want to bump into someone I was ranting about here (relationship, job whatever) and make it possible to match a name to a face.

Post # 6
2203 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Also, it’s super easy for someone to copy and paste your picture into something else- even if it is as harmless as someone looking for what a real person looks like in a dress- you can’t control where your picture will end up.

Post # 7
2828 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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yea waaay too easy for people to copy/paste (even with right-click protection–ever heard of a print-screen button?).

to the OP:

I think a lot of it has to do with privacy issues, I know that’s what does it or me. Also, alot of the time, the person isn’t the pertinent information, it’s more like what dress, what hair, what body type, etc etc, not ‘omg show me your DNA via your FACE!’ hah (yes, I am strange).

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