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forget chess if getting premium could make me that good looking i would totally pay
I do not understand the OP's point.
Can someone break it down for me in baby steps?
Is "Jeremy Sumpter" someone you are assuming we should know? Keep in mind that I just found out who Taylor Swift was two days ago.
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Oh I see now. That is pretty funny.
Who is Jeremy Sumpter?
This is pretty typical for marketing in general. It's like using actors in a commercial. Call it unethical if you'd like, but it's a pointless exercise. Any advertisements should be viewed with extreme skepticism because they usually bend the truth.
It's not that typical. Has the actor been compenstated for his image being used to promote the site?
Why not just find some good looking actual members then ask them if it's ok to use their photos on the front page?
That's a bit cheaper than using the photo of a semi-well-known actor (granted I had no idea who he was until just now).
Is it just me or I really do not think the picture on chess.com actually resembles the actor at all? They do have the same hair style but even the color of it is not the same....
They can use my picture, I wouldn't mind. I'd be flattered, and so should Jeremy.
you guys do realise that the likely senario is that a user had that picture of jeremy sumpter as his profile picture when they were reccomending tactics trainer
Yeah it's him. The photo is also here in some creepy collage:
No. Pics or it didn't happen.
Congrats on rediscovering this.
I also found links to a photograph called "The Chess Player" by Jeremy Sumpter. I think it's pretty cool.
And the same bogus ad is still being used two years later? That's crazy!
Yeah I just checked here: http://www.chess.com/membership?c=navbar
That is creepy. Super creepy.
For at least two years they've used a relatively well known actor's face in some phony testimonial as "Peter" from Germany.
doh! not a phony testimonial(we posted a call for testimonials 5 years ago and i do think it was legit), but probably a phony user avatar. lame. sorry.
so, provide us with a real testimonial we can use instead!
Is the POP email advertised here still available or is that a "phony avatar" situation too?
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