Does anyone else notice people creep your profile but never say "Hi"? And by creep I mean look at it over and over.
I had to turn off the hover option, so that I wasn't seeing everytime someone just passed over my avatar it showed them looking at my profile. My memory is not what it used to be, and I will use whatever easy crutches are available. I have a tendency to read too fast and I will go back later to make sure what I read is what I should have read. I don't know if that helps in your case since today was my first visit to your profile. I am more concerned about followers than I am visitors, but since I encourage people to follow 2 or 3 people to lead you through the site, I take that with a grain of salt.
in what way is clicking on your name to go see who you are when you've made a post they like, or dislike, equal creeping? there is no obligation or need for anyone to say hi just because they checked out your page. what if they checked out 20 pages? do they need to say hi? if everyone who visited my page said hi to me, i'd be creeped out by that!
Sometimes you want to know more about what a person is about and I don't always remember what I've read about them previously. Sometimes you are looking at that little, itty bitty thumbnail photo and want to see more...and I forget what they looked like, or they changed their photo and I don't realize I'm looking at the same person again. And yes, oftentimes the "hover" view is unintentional.
It’s a catch-22.
If you “hover” or look at a profile - and discover the age differential is large or the distance is great, you have two choices:
1) do nothing (and risk being labeled as a creeper)... or
2) say “hi” - and potentially “creep out” someone that thinks you’re too old...
I check out profiles to see who l am responding to all the time. I went into my settings and changed it so people don't know if l visited their profile just for that reason. I forget who folks are sometimes. Some people change their main photo and I go there to see if it is someone new, only to see they are not. I don't see any reason to say hi if I don't really want to get acquainted.
sometimes just moving my mouse hovers. and then other times, i mean to click one thing and wind up on a profile.
also, there are times when i find something interesting and i check out a profile to see other posts/comments. it's not necessarily 'creeping'.
Hmm... looking at peoples profiles is kinda of the point... i think it’s fine. If I didn’t want people to see it I wouldn’t post it. I actually don’t look much probably because I think lots of people feel as you do. It says on my profile that I’m here for community so in my mind it’s just hanging out with other nonbelievers. Seems the visit itself is like saying hi.. I peak at my phone while living my life.. I can’t always post or interact in full. So I’m cool with it. As for how you feel, your certainly are permitted your own take and ways. That’s the trick though, we have different sensibilities so we will likely never get a consensus.
I think a few people noted that often members of the community, myself included, will revisit profiles of those posting interesting comments in order to find other interesting comments they may have posted previously. That said, I wouldn’t exclude creeping or not-so-subtle signaling as a possible motivation.
People rarely visit my profile, so I imagine this problem more readily affects female members. Or maybe I’m just not that interesting lol.
Ive noticed that people I am interacting with on the threads check my profile.
I do the same thing
I also inadvertently hover over recent visitors when I move my mouse to the right which will look like a visit. I presume that the something similar happens with my visitors.
But if you all ARE creeping my profile, feel free to message me