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Pepperpotty
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:06 pm    Post subject: How to upload your avatar. Reply with quote


How to upload an avatar on to the forums

First you need to click on your profile settings.

At the bottom of the page there are 2 options to upload an avatar.

The first option is to upload the avatar direct from your machine.

This does not work. Please do not use this option!

The second option is for you to upload your avatar on to an image hosting site.

I use www.imageshack.us (but there are many other similar sites available) It's completely free to register and you can upload many photos for free too.

If you're uploading an avatar to an image hosting site be sure not to resize the image in the process. When uploading to imageshack there is an option to keep the image it's original size.

Once you have uploaded your image you then need to copy the URL. On image shack you can do this by selecting the "direct url" link or if you view the image and then right click on it you can copy the image URL from there.

Now paste this URL in your profile page where it says "Upload avatar from a URL" and click submit.

There is no need to post a test post. Just find one of your posts you have already made and if it has been successful your avatar will appear below your name.

Things to remember when uploading an avatar.

The avatar must be no greater than 65 x 65 pixels.
The image size must not be greater than 15kb.
The file type must be jpg, gif or png.

If you are still having trouble uploading your avatar then please feel free to contact one of us Mods.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've followed your directions and it keeps telling me the size of the jpg is too large. The smallest imageshak size available is 75X65. This forum says the max is 65X65

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your image should be 65 x 65 to start with and then just make sure that it isn't resized when you upload it to an image hosting site.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks 👍👍
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've failed to upload the image. It claims that there's no data at the url even though when I open the URL in IE I see the image.

http://imageshack.com/a/img922/1821/ODgcGQ.png

What am I doing wrong?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:43 am    Post subject: Re: How to upload your avatar. Reply with quote

Pepperpotty wrote:
How to upload an avatar on to the forums
If you are still having trouble uploading your avatar then please feel free to contact one of us Mods.
Hi there, Mods!

Can someone help me with mine please? It's on my dropbox account, at https://www.dropbox.com/s/qturh8fritv1ugg/Grog96.png?dl=0

I've made sure my avatar meets the guidelines...
  • The avatar must be no greater than 65 x 65 pixels. - Mine is 65x65.
  • The image size must not be greater than 15kb. - Mine is 7.61kb.
  • The file type must be jpg, gif or png. - Mine is a *.png file.
...but I'm still getting "The avatar filetype must be .jpg, .gif or .png" error.

I even tried creating an imageshack account and posting a copy there, http://imageshack.com/a/img922/8331/khcd16.png
...but that gives me "The file at the URL you gave contains no data" error.

Many thanks!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mods!

Can someone help me with my avatar?
I am getting "A connection could not be made to the URL you gave"

I tried 2 links with no success:

https://s33.postimg.cc/9f8x0kchb/poseidon.jpg
https://imageshack.com/a/img923/3249/hrJi1L.jpg

The avatar is 65x65, 9KB, .jpg suffix.

Thank you!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poseidon wrote:
Hi Mods!

Can someone help me with my avatar?
I am getting "A connection could not be made to the URL you gave"

I tried 2 links with no success:

https://s33.postimg.cc/9f8x0kchb/poseidon.jpg
https://imageshack.com/a/img923/3249/hrJi1L.jpg

The avatar is 65x65, 9KB, .jpg suffix.

Thank you!


Done. Your second linked worked fine for me.

Regards
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Poseidon



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sharp wrote:


Done. Your second linked worked fine for me.

Regards
Sharp.


Thank you very much !
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