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Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:46 pm
by WingAdmin
You'll notice some members have little pictures next to every messages they write - these are called Avatars.

Up until now, it's been a bit of a pain to add these - you had to know how to resize a picture to fit, and if you didn't get it right, the system would reject it. I changed that today, adding some code so that the resizing is done automatically for you. So if you would like a picture next to your messages - be it of you, your bike, or whatever - you can do it now. Just go to this page: Edit Avatar

You will be able to upload an image from your computer, and it will be automatically resized and installed as your avatar image. You can delete or change it anytime you like by visiting that same page. Just click the Browse button, select the image you want to use, then click Submit. That's all there is to it!

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:32 am
by crock4
I followed your directions. Works like a charm. For techno-challenged folks like myself it helps to have good directions. Keep up the good work, and congrats on the 30,000 milestone. :D

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:32 pm
by newomij
That was the easiest thing I've done all week!!

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:59 am
by coy55boy
I followed the instructions and got "The submitted avatar is 1542 pixels wide and 1277 pixels high. Avatars must be at least 50 pixels wide and 50 pixels high, but no larger than 200 pixels wide and 200 pixels high".

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:16 pm
by WingAdmin
coy55boy wrote:I followed the instructions and got "The submitted avatar is 1542 pixels wide and 1277 pixels high. Avatars must be at least 50 pixels wide and 50 pixels high, but no larger than 200 pixels wide and 200 pixels high".
Give it another try. Some of my custom image resizing code got wiped out in the recent board software upgrade. I've put it back in now, so it should work fine for you.

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:03 am
by coy55boy
Yep, that worked (obviously...). Thanks!

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:19 am
by wilsonrcky
Easy as 1, 2, 3. Thanks

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:33 am
by fburg22
Bless you webmaster person. Now add spell check.

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:56 am
by barnaclebill
No problems! Thanks for the Guidance, works a treat!

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:09 pm
by Devil-Doc
Don't have Internet, just my iPhone, how do I add photo of my bike to my profile with mobile device?

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:44 am
by WingAdmin
Devil-Doc wrote:Don't have Internet, just my iPhone, how do I add photo of my bike to my profile with mobile device?
Apple has decided that they know best (as usual), and that you shouldn't be able to do this on your iPhone. You can do it with an Android phone with no problem.

I have read that there are a couple native iPhone apps that can help you do this, but I don't have an iPhone, so I can't vouch for them or their viability:

Quickpic http://www.cliqcliq.com/support/quickpic

Aurigma Up http://www.aurigma.com/iphone

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:50 pm
by Head
I wish a couple other sites could make so easy like this is.Two thumbs up! Head

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:07 pm
by clwydian
Nice. Much better then having to resize to 10pixels by 11 :)

(Newby GL1500 - picked her up on Sunday 150miles away - only one panel blew off on the motorway....)

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:16 am
by ridddlen
This is cool, avatar and all (maybe...test)
Success!

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:34 pm
by kingNut
So let me try this, same picture to Avatar.

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:17 pm
by Mag
Hey gang! I must be the one everyone is playing a joke on...lol.

Trying to add an avatar, and when I choose my pic, then submit....it just clears everything out and leaves the "current" as blank. So....what I do wrong?

By the way, fantastic site!

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:53 pm
by Mag
Cancel my request.....look what is working!!! Musta been me, lol.

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 8:13 am
by Modersical
Where do you hide the link/button for going to your profile pages? :?

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 8:27 am
by WingAdmin
DavidMB wrote:Where do you hide the link/button for going to your profile pages? :?
It's right at the top of every forum page - it says "User Control Panel" - you can get to it here as well: User Control Panel

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 8:43 am
by Modersical
Thanks! I see the logic in that label. I was being narrowminded looking for a label that said Profile!

I did, while waiting for your response, get into the profile area by following the "Change Avatar" link that is in this thread. I see a comment at the bottom of the page that alludes to the fact that I might change my user name; but I am not seeing where that is. ??

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 8:51 am
by WingAdmin
DavidMB wrote:Thanks! I see the logic in that label. I was being narrowminded looking for a label that said Profile!

I did, while waiting for your response, get into the profile area by following the "Change Avatar" link that is in this thread. I see a comment at the bottom of the page that alludes to the fact that I might change my user name; but I am not seeing where that is. ??
PM me if you want to change your user name, and I will do it for you.

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 4:25 pm
by Fred Camper
Oh my WingAdmin, you better go up and edit your post or you will gets lots of attention.

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 5:31 pm
by Modersical
Fred Camper wrote:Oh my WingAdmin, you better go up and edit your post or you will gets lots of attention.
A good man can handle a big job can't he?

You know, I thought the same thing, and figured that was why he had not responded to my request yet, after about 5 hours . . . Figured 250 people, at least, had jumped in front of me before I got my request off to him! He was pretty quick with responses earlier.

:lol:

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 5:33 pm
by WingAdmin
DavidMB wrote:
Fred Camper wrote:Oh my WingAdmin, you better go up and edit your post or you will gets lots of attention.
A good man can handle a big job can't he?

You know, I thought the same thing, and figured that was why he had not responded to my request yet, after about 5 hours . . . Figured 250 people, at least, had jumped in front of me before I got my request off to him! He was pretty quick with responses earlier.

:lol:
I've been busy writing this new page: Newsletter. I've taken care of it for you now :)

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 6:23 pm
by Modersical
Thank you, Kind Sir! :)