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Offline techie

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« on: April 12, 2015, 04:27:50 PM »
Avatars can be nice, but using generic or third party urls aren't always the best. Anyway possibly to allow avatars to be loaded to the user profiles, with a limited size?

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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2015, 06:12:16 PM »
The maximum size of uploaded avatars is 130 X 130 px (although as you know, I'm still using the same ~40 X 40 px avatar Curt made for me almost 15 years ago).  Under Profile > Forum Profile select "Upload an Avatar".


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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2015, 06:38:17 PM »
I thought that option was here before, I do not see that as option any longer in profile settings. I also no longer see the GMT location option any longer. Maybe it's just me.

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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2015, 06:54:42 PM »
I thought that option was here before, I do not see that as option any longer in profile settings. I also no longer see the GMT location option any longer. Maybe it's just me.
I don't see an upload option either.
I believe it's an SMF feature.
Was it disabled?

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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2015, 07:04:58 PM »
You have to store it somewhere, like ImgBam http://www.imagebam.com/
then point the specify avatar by URL to the address.
That's how I have my avatar here.

Of course, I uploaded from my paid storage but I keep backup images on ImgBam.

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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2015, 07:59:32 PM »
Sorry, you're right.  It appears the option to upload an avatar for the member group was disabled at some point but I don't know/recall the reason.  I'll see what I can find out.


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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2015, 06:12:40 AM »
I have mine loading from Photobucket so as not to affect the space on the server, the same goes for my sig.

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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2015, 06:55:12 AM »
Sorry, you're right.  It appears the option to upload an avatar for the member group was disabled at some point but I don't know/recall the reason.  I'll see what I can find out.

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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2015, 06:59:47 AM »
As an addendum to Plodr's excellent advice here's a little picture of the location in Profile.


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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2015, 01:01:42 PM »
I'm well aware of third party url's for storage. I stated that in my initial post. The question as Corrine has posted a reply that the ability to upload a Avatar is no longer available. Third party url image storage comes and goes, most are usually only for a limited time unless you want to pay a fee.

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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2015, 02:00:58 PM »
As far as I am aware, free ImgBam doesn't remove the photos I have stored.
I uploaded some things in mid 2014 and haven't been back since. All my images are still there.

But I started reading and hotlinking support goes off and on so I wouldn't count on ImgBam.

The images are not removed but the hotlinking is from time to time.

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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2015, 02:54:00 PM »
I'm well aware of third party url's for storage. I stated that in my initial post. The question as Corrine has posted a reply that the ability to upload a Avatar is no longer available. Third party url image storage comes and goes, most are usually only for a limited time unless you want to pay a fee.

I think you may have missed the point that I was trying to make regarding via external sites so as to save space on whatever size the server drive is Techie.

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« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2015, 08:41:50 PM »
I didn't mean anything by it, no offense meant. It was one of those I thought the option used to be available. I was thinking maybe I was looking at it wrong. Yes, web-space can be valuable. 

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« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2015, 10:16:37 PM »
The permissions have been changed so "members" can now upload an avatar.  An image such as plodr's is 80px X 80px and Wolkfeymole's avatar is 100px X 93px, both of which are an ideal size.  My rose is 39px × 38px which was created for a site that, at the time, only allowed a maximum 40px × 40px.

Note that the maximum dimensions are 130px X 130px.


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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2015, 10:22:17 PM »
All comes to those who wait.  :dance: Thank you.  :GRAFX:
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