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  1. python

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    To get your avatar to show up in the forums, do the following:

    Go into a thread where you posted and under your name, click the word/link that says 'Member'. (It might say New Member, Senior Member, or something else. But it is right under your user name.)

    Scroll to the right and you will see 4 boxes. They say: Profile, Favorites, Edit, Avatar.

    Click on Avatar and upload your photo of choice.

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    Posted 4 years ago #
  2. searock

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    My I.Q. must have dropped. I've tried every trick I know to load an avatar. I've even optomized the file size. I even tried to load one that was only 10x10 still no go. It always wants me to crop, so I do and save, but still no avatar. What's the secret guys?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. python

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    There are two avatars on the site. Your main one for the main site and a secondary one for the forums. You have to follow the instructions that I posted in the first post of this thread and it will upload your forum avatar.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  4. tatanka

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    I can't do it either! Once you have the picture you want (in my case it's in My Pictures) what do you do with the photo first before you click on the change avitar on the PM site?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  5. python

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    Tatanka,

    You may have to re-size the photo so that it fits within the allowable size. Then you should be able to upload it as your avatar on the main site and on the forums.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  6. donaldgelinas

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    Bob , thanks for the info, with the way you explained it, I can type and add an avatar at the same time.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  7. salewis

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    Bob:

    I have resized my photo in Avatar and it still doesn't work. What am I doing wrong?

    Regards,

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    Posted 3 years ago #
  8. python

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    Salewis,

    Sorry, but I don't know what to tell you. If you follow the directions that I posted, it should work. It works for every one else.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    It doesn't work for me either, I click on the "new member" and scroll right and there are NO four boxes, much less anything saying "avatar".

    Posted 3 years ago #
  10. bubblehead

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    Never mind, I found it. After step one you have to go to step one and a half and click on "edit this information" THEN you can scroll right and click on avatar (step two). Gotta give us old guys ALL of the button pushes or we just don't get it.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  11. python

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    OK, I know what is going on.

    I just went and looked at it again and the tabs that I listed are actually covered up by the top navigation bar. This happened after the site redesign. Some things in the back end are still kind of broken. The profile page is one of them.

    With this in mind, do like Bubble head said and scroll down to the bottom of the profile page and you will see your profile. Click on the 'edit this information' link and you can upload your avatar that way as well.
    Once the profile page is fixed, the tabs will be visible again and my original instructions will work.

    Sorry about the confusion.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  12. morlader

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    If you look at the top navigation bar on the far right you will see the bottom of the boxes peeping out,click on the right hand one (pointer will just activae it ) and that will bring Avatar Change up. Thanks Bob for pointing me in the right direction

    Posted 3 years ago #
  13. clanobucklin

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    Seeing if my new avatar is uploaded.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    thanks!

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    Posted 2 years ago #
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    What are the Avatar size limits?

    Thanks, John.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    What are the Avatar size limits?

    Thanks, John.

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    Aha ... this could do with some clarification in an announcement somewhere when you create your account.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Help! I uploaded my avatar OK, but can't crop it so that it fits in the thumbnail sketch. How do I reduce the thing to get it to fit thumbnails?

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Yeah Bob! As you can see it worked. Not pretty, but OK for an old guy. Thanx.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    I got Bob .
    Thanks to you

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    Posted 2 years ago #
  21. piperl12

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    Heck I've been struggling with just figuring out how to post let alone have a picture attached lol have to get my six year old to help with the Avatar

    Posted 2 years ago #
  22. barkar

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    Awesome thanks for this instruction, I was going nuts trying to make avatar work.

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    Posted 2 years ago #
  23. kyletheaviator

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    Now the question is why my avatar shows up sideways. Its saved on my computer and my photobucket right side up...

    Posted 2 years ago #
  24. checotah

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    When I try to upload an avatar, it appears with a "crop avatar" requirement and a crop box centered in the picture. When I click on the picture anywhere, including into the crop box, the box moves immediately to the lower right of the picture and cannot be moved or resized. Any help?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  25. mikey

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    Bob, Thanks for the Avitar advice!

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Thanks mine went up just fine.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  27. jaywellington

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    Thanks, really helpful!

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    Posted 1 year ago #
  28. flyguy

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    I have a spiffy new avatar but when I post I still get the smoking man with the question mark on his head. How to I get my new avatar to work?

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    Posted 1 year ago #
  29. stonewall

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    Crop feature isn't working properly for me.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  30. coreyr

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    I have been unable to get the "crop" feature to work on mine either. Very irritating.

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    Posted 1 year ago #
  31. coreyr

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    Ok, maybe I ahve it working now.

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Help! After selecting the jpg file I want, nothing happens when I press UPLOAD. I've tried resizing the file, moving it from a network drive to the hard drive, etc, etc, and nothing seems to work. Could there be some browser security setting that's preventing the upload?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  33. rockvillepete

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    Never mind! I think it finally worked!

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Ah jeeze! I was looking around and went into my blog admin where an option appeared to create an avatar. I was having the same issue there with nothing happening after selecting an image and pressing Upload so I stupidly pressed Use Identicon Instead or something to that effect. Now I'm stuck with it and can't change it to my avatar. Is there a way to change from using an Identicon to using an avatar in posts?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  35. darkwoods

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    I'm new to the site so I guess I will start here... the all important avatar.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  36. darkwoods

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    It worked. Thanks for the instructions Bob!

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Hello pipers, friends and BOTL, that is a picture of my recently departed Buddy. Sorry you can't see him ) :

    Posted 1 year ago #
  38. l8rt8r

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    Thanks Bob for the avatar help. What a pain in the butt. I figured when you uploaded an avatar in your profile it would automatically appear in the forums. Now I no why so many people dont have a pic.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  39. ffmurray

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    having a lot of trouble with the avatat, never had this much trouble on any other forum. I uploaded one, and even managed to get it cropped nicely with the buggy crop feature. I got it set up and it shows up in my profile page when I look at it but not on the public page or on the forums, I really like the people on this forum but the website is driving me a little nuts, and Im certainly not bad with computers. Any ideas?

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    My wife finally figured out how to resize my avatar in photobucket and copy it to my picture file on the computer. Then she went to the edit profile and downloaded my new avatar.

    BUT, it doesn't show when I post anything. She just smiled and said it was up to me at this point and walked away saying something about "laundry". Help!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  41. wyfbane

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    I have tried to tackle this several times as well, to no avail.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  42. snag

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    gonna try

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  43. snag

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    nice...thanks!

    Posted 11 months ago #
  44. unclefester13

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    I am going to give this a try. > > > > Well, I tried, but the size exceeds the max . . . so how do I shrink the photo on my computer. Not computer savvy . . . can anyone help?===================update . . . I figured it out just hope I can remember it when I go to change it.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  45. jservant98

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    Thanks Bob, that worked perfectly!

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    Posted 9 months ago #
  46. mtnfolkmike

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    well, i have adited/resized my avatar, it shows it in my profile, and still hasn't shown up ?? huh..

    Posted 8 months ago #
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    I still have no joy with the avatar process. Have tried everything.

    Posted 6 months ago #
  48. whisper

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    got it first try thanky thanky

    Posted 6 months ago #
  49. drhuff

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    Will try this out. Thanks

    Posted 4 months ago #
  50. drhuff

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    Okay, got it to work per your instructions Bob. I was trying to do this in the "my account" profile after creating a new account and was having the same problems as the others above. Apparently, creating a "forum" avatar is a separate process altogether and can only be done AFTER creating a post then following your instructions. Hope this helps other newbies like me.

    Posted 4 months ago #
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    test

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    test

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