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frankb616



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 4:55 am    Post subject: How do I upload my own avatar? Reply with quote

How do I upload my own avatar for the forums here? There is a drop-down list of 'stock' ones, but I see no mechanism in my profile for uploading my own.

Thanks.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 8:54 am    Post subject: RE: How do I upload my own avatar? Reply with quote

you have to upload to somewhere that you have control of, flicr or fotopic or your own website and then point to the url of the picture ie. http://www.some_website/directory/avatar.png I pinched my avatar from the PCPlus forums Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:58 pm    Post subject: RE: How do I upload my own avatar? Reply with quote

How do you point the url to the news image?

All I got is a drop down list to choose an already existing avatar and that field is not editable. ???

Thank you.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:16 pm    Post subject: RE: How do I upload my own avatar? Reply with quote

eek, there used to be a field where one could put the address of the image but that seems to have disappeared Sad
It seems not to like my full signature either Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:49 pm    Post subject: RE: How do I upload my own avatar? Reply with quote

Am I missing something or am I specially favoured? All I did was to log in and click the "Profile" link and on that page is:

Quote:
Link to off-site Avatar:
Enter the URL of the location containing the Avatar image you wish to link to.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:09 pm    Post subject: RE: How do I upload my own avatar? Reply with quote

@spottedcat: thank you.

I was going through the "My Account" link under "Main Menu" (left side bar), then "Edit Your Information" and just got the drop down list next to "Your Avatar".

Now I just have to find a place to host my avatar Razz

The one I use on othe forums is 100x100 so I have to create a new one with 60x60.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:26 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: How do I upload my own avatar? Reply with quote

JPGargoyle wrote:
Now I just have to find a place to host my avatar Razz


I was going to suggest Photobucket but I see it's been acquired by the dirty digger. Sad Whatever you do don't mistake http://photobucket.com with http://www.photobucket.co.uk. That one is just weird. Confused

Edit: It gets weirder. You get an error if you click on the link but it works if you put the url into your browser address bar. I reckon it's a dodgy site.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:35 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: How do I upload my own avatar? Reply with quote

I too was going through the "My Account" bit, grrr
one old idiot shuffles off dribbling and mouthing obscenities,
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:18 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: How do I upload my own avatar? Reply with quote

LOL!

Thank you spottedcat for the advice.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:47 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: How do I upload my own avatar? Reply with quote

it will not except any of my codes from photobucket Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sort of related i keep getting spam with http:// links in them so i thought i would click on one and it is a dodgy youtube(probably downloads a virus while you are waitng for 'film' to start??)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:
sort of related i keep getting spam with http:// links in them so i thought i would click on one and it is a dodgy youtube(probably downloads a virus while you are waitng for 'film' to start??)
paul


Wow, why don't you email all your friends and warn them?

Oh wait.....
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wyliecoyoteuk wrote:
1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:
sort of related i keep getting spam with http:// links in them so i thought i would click on one and it is a dodgy youtube(probably downloads a virus while you are waitng for 'film' to start??)
paul


Wow, why don't you email all your friends and warn them?

Oh wait.....
Twisted Evil

i just have Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rolling Eyes did you just email yourself then? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The good news is, he didn't e-mail me Very Happy

I'm so relieved!
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