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Did the selfie thread get outlawed?

None of us outlawed it. Maybe one got closed and nobody started the sequel?

I personally don’t think it’s a good idea to be posting selfies on a publicly searchable forum for the most stigmatized illness in the world, and will keep reminding folks to be safe. But it’s a free internet, and if you guys wish to show the world what you look like, that’s your business.

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I don’t like showing myself what I look like because if someone recognises me and I don’t know they recognise me it’s stressful.

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Okay guys, after reviewing this, I figured out what happened. The original poster of the new selfie thread flagged their photo to be deleted. When the original post of a topic is deleted, it deletes the entire topic. Sooooo someone can start a new selfie thread if they want.

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I used to post the occasional selfie on the forum, but I haven’t done that in a while. I’m just paranoid, I guess, but I worry about a student of mine, be it a past/current/future student, finding my pic on here.

I don’t bother looking at the selfie thread much anymore, as so many of the selfies are from posters I’ve never heard of anyway, lurkers I suppose.

And yeah, I’ve seen guys on here creeping in ways that I totally understand making women here more reluctant to share their photos.

For me, though, it’s because of what I do for a living.

Hell, as much as I like sharing pics of my tattoos, I’m starting to wonder if I should do that anymore, now that I know that searching Google images for “schizophrenia tattoo” will bring up some of my tattoo pics. Those pics come up near the top of the results, too, though at least they don’t show my face.

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I am pretty paranoid but I post a photo every now and again but I always delete them a day or two later. I don’t leave them up for long. Don’t want me to start the thread for sure.

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Here’s the selfie thread that I created, that was abandoned cuz someone created one without searching first.

ahem @jassy22 ahem

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I may have joked about posting selfies,but I don’t think being reluctant to post one is in itself an indicator of paranoia. I myself wouldn’t like to be recognized by more people as a schizophrenic than already know.

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For those who are curious what I look like, picture a beetle mixed with the most handsome man ever.

:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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If anyone has seen my pic, just imagine @Montezuma as a mix of me and a beetle.

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Maybe the people who don’t post regular do not have a serious enough condition to take meds and have the side effects disfigure them.

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I post selfies on this site because I appreciate being able to put a face to a name so, I’m sure others do too.

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I post selfies cuz I don’t really care if people find out I have schizophrenia. It’s never been a problem for me in school or work. I do however wonder if it will affect me once I start applying for grad school. I remember that one member mortimer mouse that left this site once he started to go for grad school, and if I get into my reach schools I wonder if I will have to do the same.

I appreciate people for doing that, it is nice to see a face to a name

I also understand why some people may not, myself included

I get really negative thoughts if u guys know what I look like that would affect my daily living

can I post my shower pics here?? :crazy_face::rofl:

My six year old made me a surprise breakfast.

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She’s sooo cuttee

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Wow, so adorable :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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If I may ask, is she a mix of European and Asian decent ?

You may ask. :slightly_smiling_face: She is half Irish and half Korean.

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Beautiful little lady :relieved:

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