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How do I upload my own avatar?

Postby frankb616 » Sat Apr 15, 2006 3:55 am

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.

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RE: How do I upload my own avatar?

Postby towy71 » Sat Apr 15, 2006 7:54 am

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 ;-)
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RE: How do I upload my own avatar?

Postby JPGargoyle » Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:58 am

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. ???

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RE: How do I upload my own avatar?

Postby towy71 » Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:16 pm

eek, there used to be a field where one could put the address of the image but that seems to have disappeared :(
It seems not to like my full signature either :(
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RE: How do I upload my own avatar?

Postby spottedcat » Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:49 pm

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:

Link to off-site Avatar:
Enter the URL of the location containing the Avatar image you wish to link to.
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RE: How do I upload my own avatar?

Postby JPGargoyle » Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:09 pm

@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 :P

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

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Re: RE: How do I upload my own avatar?

Postby spottedcat » Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:26 pm

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


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

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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RE: Re: RE: How do I upload my own avatar?

Postby towy71 » Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:35 pm

I too was going through the "My Account" bit, grrr
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RE: Re: RE: How do I upload my own avatar?

Postby JPGargoyle » Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:18 am

LOL!

Thank you spottedcat for the advice.

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RE: Re: RE: How do I upload my own avatar?

Postby nikef » Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:47 am

it will not except any of my codes from photobucket :?
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:11 pm

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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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:37 pm

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

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Postby 1slipperyfish » Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:40 pm

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

Oh wait.....
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i just have :D
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Postby towy71 » Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:43 pm

:roll: did you just email yourself then? :roll:
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Postby Rhakios » Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:32 pm

The good news is, he didn't e-mail me :D

I'm so relieved!
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