I think you misunderstood, I in no way suggested that you post a photo of yourself when sick. No way.
I think that you misinterpreted this sentence:
"And yes, it would be lovely if we could get past appearances, wouldn't it?"
-that means that I think that people should not judge the quality or value of a person based on appearances- not that I think that you should post old photos.
I think that perhaps it's just a difference in speech pattern...? I've noticed that you Aussies, you, Spud, sanctuaryII, use words in combinations that we would not here in the states. So I'm sure that that's true of us here in the U.S. as well...