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I don't know about you, but it does annoy me when members join my network and don't bother to upload a profile picture.
I've come up with a cunning plan to get members to upload profile pictures..

I simply changed the default profile picture (which you can find in: MEMBERS - CONTROLS)

From this:

As you can see my default profile pic was a silhouette of a person holding a dog (as my network is a dog lovers network)


To This

Who wants this as their profile picture?!

I then sent a message broadcast to all members saying something like..



In an effort to encourage members to add a profile picture, I have now changed the default profile picture..

From this


To this!

It would be so much better if we could all see your lovely faces, so unless you want the whole world to think that YOU SMELL, head over to and upload a profile picture now! (a picture of you and your dog is ideal)

(This can be done in settings)


Mwaaah haaaa haaaaaa, I am an evil genius!

Have a lovely day




Obviously this may not work for all networks but it's certainly working for mine!


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  • I had great success on this.I had made profile pic mandatory.
  • Very Good Man

  • 3206064?profile=RESIZE_180x180I used this one for a certainly did the

  • good idea, how do you do for 'relationship status' appear under profile ?

  • I like!
  • Great idea
  • Nice..

  • Charming way to do it, Alex :-)
  • This is great! Won't work for us - a professional association of folks who notoriously are lacking in humor. And our main priority is to get them to post real pics of themselves, not avatars. If anyone has any suggestions on how to encourage that, I'm listening!
  • Great, changed mine into "three reasons why you don't see a profile photo"...
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