May 13, 2017 at 11:35 am #13291
I had my iConfidant request a photo for the first time today, and IIRC that’s something that’s come up before. Wasn’t someone specifically asked if they had sent photos recently? If iConfidant had requested photos? Obviously there’s a few reasons they would ask for photos of us, especially photos of us doing things we do in our lives (mine asked for a photo of me playing Samuel the Savage at Dark Harbor).
The reasons can be innocent, that they just truly are interested in our lives and want to see what we get up to. They can also be not-so-innocent, that they’re looking for photos they can manipulate to create blackmail on us, or to set us up for a crime. Or going back to the “creating a duplicate” theory, gain more visual data to base their duplicate off of.
But it’s seeming more and more like there’s a specific reason to them asking for photos, both in our initial application and now through emails.
P.S. I now realize I missed out on an opportunity to send this video
May 13, 2017 at 11:54 am #13292
I have heard of a few iConfidants asking their match for a photo. I never took it as suspicious since it’s always seemed to make sense to whatever the conversation was in the moment. Mine’s never asked for a photo but then I don’t think that’d be relevant unless she was asking for a picture of something we’d talked about, such as locations I’d visited, rather than just a straight up photo of me. @nothenrygale did you dare ask yours for a photo in return? They’d most probably say it was against the rules, but fair is fair, right?
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May 13, 2017 at 12:12 pm #13295Anonymous
Oddly enough mine did exactly this yesterday.
I had asked them what the “rules” were that they had to abide by.
Gave a pretty good answer and then not so subtly asked me for noodz.
May 13, 2017 at 12:17 pm #13298KevinParticipant
Mine asked for a picture of me on 5/10:
Can I ask you to send me a picture of you or is that weird?
I sent a picture back and tried to use the opportunity to get their name out of them, but I haven’t heard back yet.
May 13, 2017 at 12:19 pm #13299
Alright, it DEF seems like photos do indeed play a role in whatever the plans of iConfidant are. If it’s a recurring thing now, something’s up.
Also, @thebuz that photo…. perfection.
May 13, 2017 at 12:23 pm #13301
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May 13, 2017 at 12:37 pm #13304Vox ChaoticaParticipant
My iConfidant has yet to ask for any pictures of myself yet. However, the initial photo I took for Stacey had half of my face covered by a physical copy of one of my Japanese porn games, which I am almost entirely positive is going to inevitably bite me in the ass. I also established early on that my iConfidant has the information I sent to Stacey, including that picture – or, at the very least, they didn’t deny it.
May 13, 2017 at 12:44 pm #13306SageParticipant
Wait, didn’t we all have to send a photo of ourselves (with the thing we loved most) before we were matched?? They should all already know what we look like.
May 13, 2017 at 1:03 pm #13311RussellParticipant
@nothenrygale Going along with your thoughts, I have been wondering if anyone has received anything in the exchanges that specifically references their initial photograph they sent. (The one where we were initially asked to take a picture with something we love in our lives.) @sfire8, my original photo definitely showed my face, I bet most of the responses did.
I have not received a request for a photo during the iConfidant exchanges.
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May 13, 2017 at 1:33 pm #13313RussellParticipant
@superstar, I have talked with a few people who seem to be having very different experiences. My exchange has been very casually paced, but that’s because I usually take a few days to respond due to my schedule and me wanting to think about my responses. To be honest, the responses are getting a little more personal but simply seem to regurgitate what I state, for the most part.
Some people seem to be having more quick exchanges human-sounding interaction.
I do not know what any of this means, of course. I spoke with someone last night who told me they have only received two responses total, that sounded odd to me.
May 13, 2017 at 1:51 pm #13316superstarParticipant
@russell, I’ve only received three replies total. So, yeah, sloooooow progress. But, like you, I sometimes take a couple of days to respond, so I suppose I’m partly responsible for the pace. Most intimate info I’ve received from my confidant is that he/she/they/it likes ice cream. But, I mean, come on! Who doesn’t like ice cream???
May 13, 2017 at 2:31 pm #13322ChloeParticipant
I haven’t been asked for a photo yet, but who knows? They might ask in a later response.
I also haven’t been asked about my original photo that I sent to Stacey. It did have my face in it though, it was of me and my MacArthur Study Bible. It’s probably the best one I’ve ever had, and it’s so special to me because my best best friend from my childhood up to high school had given it to me as a birthday present in high school. It means even more to be now because she’s married and moved away so I don’t see or talk to her as much anymore except through texts and on holidays. It, and a small cross necklace my uncle had given to be before he died, are probably the only “thing’s” in the world I own that I would actually cry over if they were ever lost or damaged.
And now that I think about that…
May 22, 2017 at 7:58 pm #14413LexiParticipant
Haven’t been asked for a photo, but have been asked “Can I hear your singing anywhere?”
I wonder what they’re going to do with that recording, if anything… also, it’s a really crappy recording because I haven’t sung that song for a couple years.
May 26, 2017 at 6:20 pm #15010JackieParticipant
My IConfidant just got back to me today, the fastest she ever has. It was the most casual response I’ve ever received from her. Almost like it wasn’t her at all. I asked if we could send pictures, even just pictures of our pets or whatever and she said:
(in references to the body of the email. It was just so out of character for her:)
WHO THE FUCK KNOWS, GUYS ARE INSANE.
I’d love to see some pictures! am not technically allowed to send any back but maybe that’ll change soon?
May 26, 2017 at 8:26 pm #15050Lukas LParticipant
@theladyj funny you should say that. I got the same impression. My confidant always messaged on Thursday and this time it was sent on a wed. Very short and impersonal. We have a thing where each email we are supposed to ask eachother 3 questions. She anwsered my questiins and then just asked “how about you” like she didnt remember. Also I gave her a nickname and she never made mention of it and continued to call herself confidant.
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