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Sunglasses

I have been told I have 48 hours to change my profile picture (again) because I am apparently wearing sunglasses. Now I know I wear pretty thick glasses but this is taking the mick. I actually find it quite insulting to my choice of eye-wear.

I'm asking honestly..
Do these look like sunglasses to anyone?
Sunglasses

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Score: 10.0, Votes: 3
No!

Louis D. wrote:

I'm asking honestly..
Do these look like sunglasses to anyone?
Sunglasses

No, they don't look like sunglasses. I guess that's why your profile is private, you will be able to have a public profile once you change your photo Sad

Tell them to look again.

Private? I had no idea. I

Private? I had no idea. I just set it back. This happened to me not so long ago where it got set to private - I changed it back and haven't touched it since? Anyway yes I asked them about it so see what they say. I'm guessing from the messages i've received from them they want to move towards passport style photos on blank backgrounds. Baaa.

I think when you get one of those.....

......."Change your profile pic or else" mails your profile is automatically set to "private" so the offending picture can not continue to offend the Innocent..... Smile

I really liked your profile pic. If I get forced to adopt a cookie cutter "mugshot" type picture I will be very sad. I have already edited out the cigarette in mine (BEFORE I ever put it up as a profile pic I hasten to add, not because someone complained)

I had the same problem. The

I had the same problem. The first profile pic should have received a complaint because my face was obscured but I wasn't too cheerful about the accusation that the photograph was not of me at all. I received a complaint so I changed it to one in which I am wearing frameless spectacles and I'm not quite facing the camera head on. That didn't make sense to me, since I was clearly visible. I eventually had to go through my album to find a pic in which I'm not wearing glasses and am facing the camera head on. For those who wear glasses permanently, it can be pretty difficult to find a spectacle-less pic. Apparently the complaint was issued because someone in the community complained about it. They do appear to want pictures that are ID quality but they are inconsistent about what they control and what they don't. Fake portfolios: No problem. Logo photographs: no problem. 5/5 self assessed English skills: no problem. Photographs with spectacles: big problem.

Those are clearly not

Those are clearly not sunglasses. I think it's a great pic but it is similar to the picture that they disallowed me to have: Three quarter angle and specs. I wanted my photograph to reveal some of my personality. Our pictures are the only branding tool we have. I don't mind if they want to implement ID picture quality as long as they're consistent about it and control the more dire problems that exist on this platform.

If someone's forcing you to

If someone's forcing you to change that pic, they're obviously overdoing it. It's ridiculous - what, should we all get mugshots with the height-measuring line visible?

/// Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it's the courage to continue that counts.

I agree

I agree this is beyond ridiculous. Perhaps the oDesk support person didn't know the difference between spectacles and sunglasses? I suggest you send him/her the dictionary definition. If he/she still doesn't understand, send pictures. Maybe that will help. Jeez.

Funny thing is none of this

Funny thing is none of this would have happened if I hadn't have been reporting a violation.

I reported some dodgy goings on and at the end of the chat they said I had to change my profile pic because it wasn't in line with their guidelines. I said i'd already changed it a year ago because the same thing happened and had asked the support at the time if my new picture was ok - which they said it was. Anyway, I kicked up a stink about it for a bit and asked her to tell me explicitly how my picture was in defiance with their policy, which she didn't like and never did, instead sending me irrelevant links. I actually don't mind changing it if someone can show me exactly where I am going against the policy. Either way I changed it an hour or so later.

Then - I get a message the day after that my new picture isn't suitable because i'm wearing sunglasses? I can't help the feeling that they're getting on my case because I questioned her original decision and demanded specifics. I find it interesting how they can be so hot on me over a profile picture and leave scammy jobs up to collect contractors for days/weeks on end.

I won't be reporting violations anymore.

Welcome

Welcome to the club.

I feel honoured. (And

I feel honoured. (And scuffled).

I hope i'm not too scowly now?

The new pic is better! :)

I can see this chap enjoying all the attractions of my beloved Portland. That other guy was all cooped up in his work space, working.

ETA: Of course, this chap probably can't see the beauty of Portland, and this is a freelancing site where the purpose is to get work, so appearing productive may have its advantages. Hmmm. No, I am going to stick by my original statement. The new pic is better. Smile

Thanks!

Thanks!

I think your pic was altered

I think your pic was altered (photoshoped) before? That what may lead people to believe you were wearing sunglasses.

You're right.

Stanislav A. wrote:
I think your pic was altered (photoshoped) before? That what may lead people to believe you were wearing sunglasses.

Louis, have you tried this one? I also remember the one you had was photoshopped.
http://louislouis.carbonmade.com/projects/4530995#14

On side note, I can't believe these are not photoshopped.

amazing

I was using a vector trace

I was using a vector trace one originally. They told me to change it so I changed it to the one in that link, then they messaged me to tell me to change it again because I was wearing sunglasses and it was unsuitable - so I had to change it yet again (to the one it is now). That's why I was a little cheesed off.

I've had some counselling and spoken to a therapist about it all now so I generally feel a bit better, but it's still a bit difficult for me.

Unfair

Louis D. wrote:
I changed it to the one in that link, then they messaged me to tell me to change it again because I was wearing sunglasses and it was unsuitable - so I had to change it yet again (to the one it is now). That's why I was a little cheesed off.

smh

Louis D. wrote:
I've had some counselling and spoken to a therapist about it all now so I generally feel a bit better, but it's still a bit difficult for me.

Your new photo is nice and colorful, you do look a little bit upset. I guess it matches with how you felt about having to change it Smile

What I don't really get...

ID-like or... blank (!?)

why does it even matter having a photo with your "alleged sunglasses"