Pretty much this. I think you've got to, as Rudolph Quin puts it so nicely, remember the whys behind why people are taking other people's faces. Sometimes it is malicious and creepy as in the stuff that going on in the Post Your Face thread atm, but often it is much more harmless.Rudolph Quin said:it is my personal belief that it is relatively harmless most of the time. Not victimless and certainly predatory but overall, not intending to cause harm to those who fall prey to the ruse.
On a forum like this, where people are coming for both self-expression and escape from reality, I think maintaining a grey-area is important. We certainly don't want abuse or victimisation, but we should also be tolerant towards the fact that for some writing under another's face/identity/persona is simply a small harmless indulgence and nothing more.