582 votespumpy commented
It is REALLY needed. Far too many fakes on this site. I can not believe that this idea has been here for 6.5 years and has close to 600 votes and it has not been implemented. Time to push the site owners to take action after SIX AND A HALF YEARS of gathering feedback and implement this. How much more delay and feedback is needed?
It does NOT have to be a mandatory feature. Other sites allow both verified and UNverified profiles. It just gives the real verified person the choice of who to trust with so many fakes out there.
If someone goes through the trouble of taking a photo (does not even have to include face, just a HANDWRITTEN piece of paper with the username and site name on it next to a part of the body shown in profile pictures, eg. belly, chest) - that is what one site DN does. That protects their face of the person from being recognized if the photo is stolen and posted elsewhere. The photo could even be restricted/locked from general view so only admin can see it.
As for some people NOT BEING ABLE TO TAKE THEY TYPE OF PHOTO for verification... that is just a bull*** excuse. Almost every single person in this world has access to a camera in a smartphone or other device, and the photo can be deleted immediately after being submitted to the site.
The only ones who will not be willing to take a non-face picture, holding a handwritten sign with their username and site name next to their chest or belly ARE THOSE WHO ARE FAKE.
With such a widespread proliferation of fakes, this needs a high priority implementation. Six and a half years and close to six hundred votes CLEARLY TELLS the site owners that users want it.
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