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Author Topic: How to Create a Forum Avatar For Yourself **NOW WITH IMAGES YOU CAN USE!**  (Read 718 times)

jjreason

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Ok, after a bit of trying I have figured out at least one way to create an avatar for myself here that did work. The gallery of pre-formatted images that existed at the old forum is not working, so you can follow these steps to come up with something unique for yourself.

1. Find a suitable image using your favourite search engine.

2. Save the image to your computer (choose to save it to the desktop so it's easy to find later if you like).

3. Right click on your image, choose edit, & crop yourself a nice square shaped chunk of it. Save that.

4. Right click on the new square image & resize it to somewhere in the neighborhood of 100x100 PIXELS - please note that the standard setting is percentage - make sure you choose pixels - any image deemed too big won't be accepted.

5. Post the image in the forums here - heck go ahead & use this thread if you like.

6. Right click on the image in your post & choose "save location".

7. Click your username anywhere in the forums & choose Forum Profile.

8. In that area you will see something about avatars. Choose the option to Upload Avatar.

9. In the white box, paste the location you copied in step 6.

10. Update your profile (button is at the bottom of the page). If it worked, you should now see your new avatar in a box at the top of your forum profile.

11. Go back to your latest posts & admire your handiwork!  :love0030: :rockon: :u:
« Last Edit: July 16, 2018, 06:15:34 PM by jjreason »
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Re: How to Create a Forum Avatar For Yourself (Step by Step Guide)
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2018, 02:58:34 PM »

Just as an addenum to JR's instructions... for my Porg avatar, I simply did a google search for a Porg image and chose one that was already nice and tiny. 

Then, in the text box for "Specify your own avatar by URL" I typed in the direct link to where that image was hosted.

Simple!  And it survived the apparent "order 66" of the rest of the Snowtrooper avatars, yay! :D
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Re: How to Create a Forum Avatar For Yourself (Step by Step Guide)
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2018, 05:04:51 PM »

So far, I have been able to steal other members avatars and use as mine but I haven't been able to make a picture from the Internet work yet.
I'll keep trying because, I'm in it to win it!

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Re: How to Create a Forum Avatar For Yourself (Step by Step Guide)
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2018, 07:02:59 PM »

I still get an error message - same as troubleshoot page below:

http://codecaveme.de/blog/en/smf-the-attachments-upload-directory-is-not-writable-your-attachment-or-avatar-cannot-be-saved/

Make sure you edit & resize the image to 100x100 pixels specifically - then see if it will take. I was getting that message & believe it was caused by the photo being too big. If you send me a pm to the link where the photo is, I'm willing to help - I don't mind monkeying around with it & trying to get it to work.
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Re: How to Create a Forum Avatar For Yourself (Step by Step Guide)
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2018, 08:30:47 PM »

Oh! I figured out how to copy paste an avatar/image link directly from web.
You just have to delete the ''s'' form the https://.... to http://... after you copy.

I still can't add any attachments to my posts however.
From my quick reads, this is not a unique problem after moving:
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=114452.0

Hope this helps
« Last Edit: July 15, 2018, 08:37:22 PM by DarthMark »
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Re: How to Create a Forum Avatar For Yourself (Step by Step Guide)
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2018, 09:35:44 PM »

Great tip, anything that helps is appreciated!
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Re: How to Create a Forum Avatar For Yourself (Step by Step Guide)
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2018, 10:20:26 PM »

For the love of god guys, why can't I get this to work?
ARGGGGG!

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Re: How to Create a Forum Avatar For Yourself (Step by Step Guide)
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2018, 10:22:08 PM »

Oh snap!
It's not perfect, but it's a start....lol

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Re: How to Create a Forum Avatar For Yourself (Step by Step Guide)
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2018, 11:14:51 PM »

How's that? I took your image, resized it to the 100x100 pixels, posted it online & copied the url to paste into your avatar line.
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Re: How to Create a Forum Avatar For Yourself (Step by Step Guide)
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2018, 10:17:10 AM »

How's that? I took your image, resized it to the 100x100 pixels, posted it online & copied the url to paste into your avatar line.
Oh that's great JJ !
Thanx

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I'll keep plugging away at this catalogue - just have to make sure I'm not bothering anyone by posting photos to their website.

















« Last Edit: July 16, 2018, 06:32:28 PM by jjreason »
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I'll keep plugging away at this catalogue - just have to make sure I'm not bothering anyone by posting photos to their website.



















Great job JJ!
Keep them coming!  :rockon:

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I'm going to see if I can host them at Facebook using the Snowtroopers.ca group. I've created an album - check it out here.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1045801062252200&type=3

They look a bit like crap, but I think if you right click, copy image location & paste it into the avatar line of your forum profile, they'll come out ok on this end.
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Hmmm. Not having any luck getting them to work from facebook. I'll keep plugging away. Until then, those are for anyone who can save them someplace else then link the location.
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