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Postby smoky » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:52 am

I would like very much to have my own Avatar on this site, but as there is now upload faclity that is not possible. There is now way to link to my hard drive folders to have it on here so how can I get it on here?

Any help ... no unwanted smartarse comment....welcome.
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Postby MartyBartfast » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:03 am

You need to upload your avatar to another site (e.g. a photo site such as flickr or photobucket), then use the URL for that image as your avatar.

If you look right click on someone elses avatar and do view image then you'll be able to see where everyone else keeps their avatars.
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Postby smoky » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:11 am

MartyBartfast wrote:You need to upload your avatar to another site (e.g. a photo site such as flickr or photobucket), then use the URL for that image as your avatar.

If you look right click on someone elses avatar and do view image then you'll be able to see where everyone else keeps their avatars.


There in lays the problem. I do have a Flickr page, I go to the avatar pic I want and past the URL in the alloted space, but it keeps coming back that the URL is not valid. Suggestions?
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Postby heiowge » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:29 am

Some of them have [img] tags and some just start http://... I can't remember which this site needs, but I'd say try both and see if that solves your problem.

for example:

Image

Sorry for the screenshot here. If I do it any other way, it tried to create images out of my text! :lol:

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Postby smoky » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:37 am

heiowge wrote:Some of them have [img] tags and some just start http://... I can't remember which this site needs, but I'd say try both and see if that solves your problem.

for example:

Image

Sorry for the screenshot here. If I do it any other way, it tried to create images out of my text! :lol:

Please excuse the cursor on the second address. It's not a | symbol.


Thanks for your help, but I'm resigned to not having my Avatar, as I've now tried both your suggestions, been to pages and seen what others have done with their avatar, and can't figure out what the heck is going on as every try has this:


The URL of the remote avatar is not valid

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Postby smoky » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:39 am

smoky wrote:
heiowge wrote:Some of them have [img] tags and some just start http://... I can't remember which this site needs, but I'd say try both and see if that solves your problem.

for example:

Image

Sorry for the screenshot here. If I do it any other way, it tried to create images out of my text! :lol:

Please excuse the cursor on the second address. It's not a | symbol.


Negate that last message, as I tried something else, went to my Facebook page and right clicked and went 'Copy Image Location' and it worked...yes! Thanks for your kind help.
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Postby nelz » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:50 am

Well done, now you just need to resize it to the 60x60 size limit for this site.
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Postby heiowge » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:09 am

lol.

Glad you got it fixed.
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Postby M-Saunders » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:11 am

Yes, please make it much smaller Smoky. The current one is huge!

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Postby heiowge » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:30 am

I've just realised my avatar has exceded the max and it has done so for about 6 months now. Do I need to resize as well? :oops:
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Postby M-Saunders » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:37 am

heiowge wrote:I've just realised my avatar has exceded the max and it has done so for about 6 months now. Do I need to resize as well? :oops:


Even worse -- I need to permaban you! Very sporting to point that out though. Cheers!

Really, I'd say 100x100 is the absolute limit. So you're just about OK :-)

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Postby smoky » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:54 am

Hm, yes, a little large, ok, will get onto it fellas :)
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Postby smoky » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:47 am

Damn, stuff it, f... it, I've now downsized it, and now matter what I do, that damn "The URL of the remote avatar is not valid" keeps coming up, no matter what [img] or whatever is put in front of and behind it.

Can anyone who knows how, tell me the secret to having this nighmare end in a happy ending, as I've never struck this problem on any other website, forum, Blog or Wiki in my life on the internet..... :evil:
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Postby M-Saunders » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:52 am

Paste the exact URL you're trying to use here so we can look into it.

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Postby smoky » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:59 am

M-Saunders wrote:Paste the exact URL you're trying to use here so we can look into it.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/27932007@N06

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2 ... =681914828

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=5 ... =fbx_album

As you can see, I've tried to take them from Flickr and Facebook, worked before, with the large one, but now it won't work for either of them. I have forums and Blogs and Wikis and they all have the capability of uploading an avatar, this link idea is a little outmoded and tricky to say the least.
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