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Avatars, pics and stuff

Postby valkyrie » Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:00 pm

[:@] Hi guys. I'm a bit new to this, so how do I get Avatars and images etc on my posts. For example, there's 'Signature (Max 355)'. 355 what? Words? Kb? Then there's 'My avatar'. I finally managed to have a pic from my hard drive accepted that didn't exceed the dimensions - 31kb and 100 x 100 pixels but it's not displaying. For 'Set up profile photo' I tried to host a pic on Tinypic.com to upload. Which of these should I use? -
[IMG]http://i2.tinypic.com/vfjthd.jpg[/IMG]
[url=http://i2.tinypic.com/vfjthd.jpg]http://i2.tinypic.com/vfjthd.jpg[/url]
I've tried both.
Then I just tried to upload a file from my hard drive.
What am I doing wrong?[:(]
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RE: Avatars, pics and stuff

Postby sftonkin » Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:23 pm

Like this, only use square brackets instead of angle brackets:
<image>http://i2.tinypic.com/vfjthd.jpg</image>



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RE: Avatars, pics and stuff

Postby barnardstar2 » Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:00 pm

I'd assumed the 355 would mean characters. I just use the add image button which is the button on the extreme rhs of the tool bar that opens up when you make a post, click on that then just post the address of the image in to the image URL box.

[image]http://i2.tinypic.com/vfjthd.jpg[/image]
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RE: Avatars, pics and stuff

Postby valkyrie » Tue Apr 18, 2006 6:03 pm

Thanks for that guys. Stephen, I tried the address with the brackets but nothing has happened. I put it in the Set up profile photo URL window. Is that correct?[b] [/b]Also, why does my image keep showing up on each of your posts? It's too big as well!![8|]
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RE: Avatars, pics and stuff

Postby barnardstar2 » Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:00 am

Well it showed up in mine because I did what I thought you were trying to do. The easy way to include pictures is to click the yellow Add Image Icon in the tool bar above where you type your message and add the pictures URL.
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RE: Avatars, pics and stuff

Postby sftonkin » Wed Apr 19, 2006 2:40 am

[quote]Stephen, I tried the address with the brackets but nothing has happened. I put it in the Set up profile photo URL window. Is that correct?[/quote]No. You don't need the stuff in the brackets there, just the url. Since you already have it as your avatar, just click the " Use your avatar as Profile Photo" checkbox. If you want it in your sig, you need the stuff in brackets (but you will not be flavour of the month if you put the big version of the image in your sig!).

[quote]Also, why does my image keep showing up on each of your posts? It's too big as well!![/quote] It shows up because, like barnardstar2, I thought you wanted to know how to add an image to a post. I will now remove it. Its size is merely the size of the image at the URL you gave.
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RE: Avatars, pics and stuff

Postby valkyrie » Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:03 am

[:D] Thanks for your help guys. I have ticked the 'Use your avatar . . . ' and put the URL in. I hope this works . . .

Nope, it didn't. Sorry about this! I hope you're not getting frustrated! So, I ticked 'Use your avatar . . . ' and put in the URL [size=2]
[/size][url=http://i2.tinypic.com/vfjthd.jpg][color=#0000ff][size=2][u]http://i2.tinypic.com/vfjthd.jpg[/u][/size][/color][/url][size=2] but that had disapeared after I clicked Apply so I guess you can't do both. The Avatar I assume is on my C: drive?? And the URL is to use the Tinypic.com image instead?? So I'm STILL getting confused!![:o] I clicked the Add Image icon as suggested but will I have to do this every time? Once I det the Avatar situation sorted out I will reduce the size of the pic. [8|][image]http://i2.tinypic.com/vfjthd.jpg[/image][/size]
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RE: Avatars, pics and stuff

Postby sftonkin » Wed Apr 19, 2006 12:40 pm

Let's try again from the beginning:[ul][*]You have an image as your avatar. Its URL is:
http://forum.skyatnightmagazine.com/upfiles/935/FF83873101C9418D854A731E0B341AC4.jpg[*]You have a larger version of the same image at:
http://i2.tinypic.com/vfjthd.jpg[*]You do not want to use (or, more precisely, [b]we[/b] do not want you to use [;)]) the larger pic in your sig. [*]When you play with your profile, you have a choice if you want to use a pic in your sig (you cannot do both): [ol][*][color=#CC0000][b]EITHER[/b][/color] use your avatar pic; in which case click the checkbox.[*][color=#CC0000][b]OR[/b][/color] use a different image; click the radio button [b]and[/b] enter the URL in the space provided.[/ol][*]But ask yourself the question: "Is there any point in having the same pic in my sig as in my avatar?"[/ul]
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RE: Avatars, pics and stuff

Postby valkyrie » Wed Apr 19, 2006 7:53 pm

[;)] Thanks loads Stephen. I have just left my 'Use your avatar . . .' ticked and left it at that. I wasn't sure if it had been uploaded but as you've given the URL I guess it has! I'm just surprised it's not showing on my replies. On another forum I use, my image became displayed even on old posts [i]before[/i] I had uploaded the image onto the site.[&:]
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