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For those having issues setting their avatar, here is a simple guide.

1.  Once you login, click Profile in the title bar.  (Or click this link)

2.  On the left, under the Modify Profile header, click Forum Profile Information.

3.  It is the top section of this page that deals with avatars:
  • Personalized Pictures: Click the bullet next to this statement and then choose an avatar from the list if you wish to use one of the forum's stock avatars.
  • I have my own pic: Click the bullet next to this statement and enter in the full URL (Web Address) to an image that can be found on the internet which you wish to use as your avatar.
  • I will upload my own picture: Click the bullet next to this statement and then click the Choose File button to upload a small image stored on your computer as your avatar.

4.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the Change Profile button to save the changes.

Enjoy!
 

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I would like to put a photo of myself for my avatar. I have a photo saved as a Word document and as a PDF file. What do I need to do in order to upload it for my avatar? Please be very specific and step by step. I am very computer illiterate.

Thank you.


Selam
 

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Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
I would like to put a photo of myself for my avatar. I have a photo saved as a Word document and as a PDF file. What do I need to do in order to upload it for my avatar? Please be very specific and step by step. I am very computer illiterate.

Thank you.


Selam
To set an image as your avatar, first your have to save it as an image file.

1)  Start with the Word document containing the image
2)  Click on the image (that should highlight it)
3)  Copy it (Control + C, or Edit, Copy)
4)  Open Paint  
5)  Paste the image (Control + V, or Edit, Paste)
6)  Save your photo, under "save as type", choose either PNG, JPG, or GIF.  BMP should be the default, but the file size will be very large.  
7)  If you want to crop your image at all, use http://www.picresize.com/.  It is really straightforward.
8)  Follow 3.  I will upload my own picture, from my first post.
 

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Nebelpfade said:
Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
I would like to put a photo of myself for my avatar. I have a photo saved as a Word document and as a PDF file. What do I need to do in order to upload it for my avatar? Please be very specific and step by step. I am very computer illiterate.

Thank you.


Selam
To set an image as your avatar, first your have to save it as an image file.

1)  Start with the Word document containing the image
2)  Click on the image (that should highlight it)
3)  Copy it (Control + C, or Edit, Copy)
4)  Open Paint  
5)  Paste the image (Control + V, or Edit, Paste)
6)  Save your photo, under "save as type", choose either PNG, JPG, or GIF.  BMP should be the default, but the file size will be very large.  
7)  If you want to crop your image at all, use http://www.picresize.com/.  It is really straightforward.
8)  Follow 3.  I will upload my own picture, from my first post.
OK, I can't figure out how to save the photo as type PNG, JPG, or GIF. Also, when I double click on format painter nothing happens. ???

Selam
 

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Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
OK, I can't figure out how to save the photo as type PNG, JPG, or GIF. Also, when I double click on format painter nothing happens. ???

Selam
Sorry, I meant Paint as in Microsoft Paint.  Start Menu > All Programmes (if using Vista/7) > Accessories > Paint.
 

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Nebelpfade said:
Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
OK, I can't figure out how to save the photo as type PNG, JPG, or GIF. Also, when I double click on format painter nothing happens. ???

Selam
Sorry, I meant Paint as in Microsoft Paint.  Start Menu > All Programmes (if using Vista/7) > Accessories > Paint.
My version of Windows 7 says "All Programs." I think it must be broken.
 

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I *had* an avatar, and had no trouble loading it before, and usually never have trouble with this sort of thing, but seeking to change it today, it wouldn't work.

Here is a screen capture of my Profile, taken after having clicked >Change Profile; as you can see the image *seems* to have loaded. But once I navigate from the page the image is gone. If, alternatively, I click >Change Profile *again* the image and the link simply disappear. Advice?

What is the maximum size of avatars set by the admins for the board? Do they auto-reset? I resized at imgur.com also (smaller, to 125 x 203 in case my image was too big per forum specs/?), but it still wouldn't "take" here.

On my boards admins can also load an avatar from a url in the admin control panel. Could an admin perhaps give this a shot -unless there is some obvious advice? The URL is http://imgur.com/OaADt.png  -you should be able to easily resize it if needed in the admin panel under >User >Avatar

 

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Have you tried saving it to your computer, and using the upload option?  The hot-linking glitches out now and then.

ETA:  I just tried both hot-linking and uploading the image you provided, and it worked both times.  So it was likely just a hiccup.
 

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I had actually tried the upload option first, and then the URL, neither of which worked.

The URL still doesn't work, but saving the smaller picture I had resized (125x203) *as* a URL, and using upload on the smaller version actually worked. There must be a glitch in the URL upload(?), as you suggest.

Anyway, no worries now, and thanks for your reply :)
 

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Why did my avatar disappear?
 

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My avatar disappeared too, earlier. I had to reupload it. Sigh, new site bug?
 

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What I see right now:

 

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Visible in Safari. Not in Chrome.

*boggle*
 

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I'm on Chrome, so that would explain it. I supposed it's better than the worst case scenario I had imagined in which the Church issued an anathema against Alexander Schmorell.
 

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It works now and I didn't change anything. Odd.
 

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oc.net works in mysterious ways!  :police:
 

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I'm trying to set http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7f/The_Fall_of_Jericho.jpg/104px-The_Fall_of_Jericho.jpg
as my avatar, but it's not working. I can't tell if it's a problem is with that particular picture or something else. Can anyone help?
 

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Peter J said:
^^ Still no luck.
Sorry, I've been in and out. Not enough to time to drill down why the hyperlink doesn't work, but you can just save to your computer and upload it.

As you can see as I have done.

Let me know when you get this, so I switch mine back to something from my backyard.

 

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Can't do it. Neither uploading from the PC, nor using url.
 

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Not sure, I've changed mine a couple times and haven't experienced an issue in IE. I just tried in Chrome and that worked as well.  :-\
 

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Well, maybe it's the size. On the other hand IIRC every time I uploaded avatar either from my HD or from the url, it was always rescaled and compressed as the forum required.

Or maybe it's a glitch that appeared after I was defrocked. I mean similar to the one, people loose stars when they join Private Fora.

Now I see icon of not loaded picture in place of my avatar.
 

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I feel persecuted. Everyone else can change.
 

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Michał Kalina said:
I feel persecuted. Everyone else can change.
Give me the image and I'll make it your avatar.
 

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http://s24.postimg.org/klucr265h/bsg.jpg

this one
 

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Michał Kalina said:
http://s24.postimg.org/klucr265h/bsg.jpg

this one
Doesn't seem to work. Your account is bewitched.

I was able to change it to one of the avatars already on the forum. Weird.
 

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You did what? Changed it for someone else? :D

Thanks for trying, though.

I wonder if Schultz or SC have the same problem.

edit:

LOL. No you do not have an avatar too. Maybe that particular picture is broken?

edit:

Now you have it back. Hm...
 

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LOL. No you do not have an avatar too. Maybe that particular picture is broken?
That's what happened when I tried your picture.
 

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It seems so. I'll try to printscreen it, frame, and then upload.
 

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It worked when I converted it to .pmg.
 

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I did it as I wrote. It's OK now. Thanks for help.
 

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Dd the standard "stock" ikon avatars disappear? I liked mine. It's gone now.

Also, strangely so is "Raylight's".
 
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