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  1. cgk's Avatar
    There is an odd problem with the 'me' tile that I never noticed until someone pointed it out to me - A number of people have asked me about my WP7, so I show them and they like it but.... a number don't realise that the 'me' hub automatically provides a profile shot of me - so it simply looks like I'm a egotistical ******* who likes to look at a picture of myself whenever I turn my phone on.

    Is there a way to turn this off? So keep the me tile but just get the notifications?
    12-13-2011 03:11 AM
  2. Kahuna Cowboy's Avatar
    I never thought of it that way... But then again I am an egotistical *******. Lol
    12-13-2011 03:56 AM
  3. cgk's Avatar
    I never thought of it that way... But then again I am an egotistical *******. Lol
    I never of thought of it either but a couple of people pointed it out to me because they haven't used live tiles and don't understand the concept - also because it moves up and down it draws the eye.
    12-13-2011 05:23 AM
  4. adamopinheiro's Avatar
    Just open it and show to them what's the purpose. That's when they usually start to drool..
    12-13-2011 07:41 AM
  5. Boodev's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure theres no way of doing this besides removing your profile photo from Facebook and Windows Live (Or setting it to one which isn't your face maybe).

    One option is to put this tile at the bottom of your home screen so people don't see it when you unlock your phone or access the me hub through the people hub by tapping your profile picture at the top of the people hub (Its an extra tap but at least your face isn't on your home screen).
    12-13-2011 07:52 AM
  6. aubreyq's Avatar
    Funny but when I read "Getting rid of me" I was like, "What? How to get rid of the OP?" LOL
    12-13-2011 08:24 AM
  7. wolf1891's Avatar
    simple enough. my profile pic is NOT a photo of me.
    Rodolfo#WP likes this.
    12-13-2011 08:55 AM
  8. Rhody#WP's Avatar
    One option is to put this tile at the bottom of your home screen so people don't see it when you unlock your phone or access the me hub through the people hub by tapping your profile picture at the top of the people hub (Its an extra tap but at least your face isn't on your home screen).
    That option wouldn't provide live tile notifications though.
    12-13-2011 09:20 AM
  9. theefman's Avatar
    You can tap on the picture and select any local picture as the new profile pic.
    cgk likes this.
    12-13-2011 10:09 AM
  10. martin_strahilovski's Avatar
    Here's one idea! "Me" tile should be just "Notifications" tile with icon.
    GekkoAce likes this.
    12-13-2011 02:50 PM
  11. Big Supes's Avatar
    OMG my friends will think I'm an egotistical *****! haha Come on... your friends should know you better than that. ;)
    cedarlog likes this.
    12-13-2011 02:54 PM
  12. jfa1's Avatar
    A lot of laughter and stomach aches as a result of this threads comments
    12-13-2011 03:54 PM
  13. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Not for the same reason as the OP but here is what I have done and why. I changed my Facebook picture to a picture of me and my wife mostly because it makes sense and I got tired of looking at my ugly mug every time I turned on my phone.
    Winterfang likes this.
    12-14-2011 05:28 AM
  14. chasvs's Avatar
    simple enough. my profile pic is NOT a photo of me.
    This!
    12-16-2011 01:15 PM
  15. Rodolfo#WP's Avatar
    I hear you, cgk1. Consider dropping the photo or using a classy understated photo.

    Years ago, I took a black and white photo of myself in a dark room with a flashlight casting a subtle light from the side. I cropped it to a show a close-up of about 30% of my bearded face projecting an artsy and rather mysterious or "shady" countenance. I use it for my Zune profile and on my Me tile. I also keep that tile on a lower tier. I like the photo well enough and don't care if others don't.

    It's just a phone. ;)
    Last edited by Rodolfo; 12-16-2011 at 03:16 PM.
    12-16-2011 02:39 PM
  16. starblade876's Avatar
    Whenever I get a notification on the me tile, I check it ASAP just so I can look at myself again. I'm hot; what can ya do?
    12-16-2011 02:54 PM
  17. Rhody#WP's Avatar
    While people are accusing you of being arrogant, in the backs of their minds, they're wondering how they can get more of themselves on their phones. Seriously, facebook, twitter, etc. are all about arrogance and conceit. Just go along with the joke and let them envy you. While you're at it, set your ringtone to "I'm Sexy and I Know it." Really, it's ok to be conceited these days.
    12-17-2011 08:54 AM
  18. BostonSammy's Avatar
    I actually had 3 live tiles with pictures of me... I deleted the me tile, the linked in tile and now I only have a picture of myself on the mehdow tile.
    12-17-2011 11:34 PM
  19. Matthew Mazzenga's Avatar
    I rarely use pics of myself for facebook, etc. Usually, it's either a team logo (Phiilies or Eagles, depending on the time of year), or a pic of a WP phone. :)

    But if you want to have a pic of yourself, go right ahead and don't give a crap what others think. It's your phone, damnit!
    12-17-2011 11:42 PM
  20. cedarlog's Avatar
    its your phone and you love it why do you care what they think about something that they don't own /know what is it for :dry
    12-18-2011 06:10 AM
  21. Winterfang's Avatar
    I actually have a close up picture of myself with red sunglasses and a santa hat. Just so I would look cooler with the red tiles.
    12-18-2011 07:48 AM
  22. martin_strahilovski's Avatar
    I used to put picture of Me, but then i took arrow in the knee :D
    12-18-2011 08:03 AM
  23. Winterfang's Avatar
    I used to put picture of Me, but then i took arrow in the knee :D
    Booo! Hiss!
    12-18-2011 08:38 AM
  24. GekkoAce's Avatar
    Not for the same reason as the OP but here is what I have done and why. I changed my Facebook picture to a picture of me and my wife mostly because it makes sense and I got tired of looking at my ugly mug every time I turned on my phone.
    I did that for a while, but then I had a hard time knowing which was my "me" tile and which was my wife's pinned tile.
    12-18-2011 09:32 AM
  25. GekkoAce's Avatar
    Here's one idea! "Me" tile should be just "Notifications" tile with icon.
    I like this idea. I think you could easily move the "Me" hubs ability to post to Facebook/Twitter to the People hub and create a new "Notifications" tile that better displays Toast/Facebook/Twitter notifications in one place.
    12-18-2011 09:35 AM
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