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November 26, 2009
6:32 am
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CindyP
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ONLY MEMBERS OUT OF THE MODERATED POST STATUS CAN UPLOAD AVATARS!

 

Since the last update, there have been issues with gravatars, so the only available option right now for you to have a pic by your profile is an avatar.

The avatar can be uploaded from your computer OR from an online photo sharing site (e.g. photobucket).

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE resize your picture on your harddrive before attempting to upload to the site.

  • THE SYSTEM WORKS with GIF, PNG, JPG and JPEG
  • Maximum width displayed: 50 pixels
  • Maximum filesize: 10240 bytes

There are many programs available for doing this.  I use Photoshop.  Almost every Windows computer has PAINT.  All Programs > Accessories > Paint.

1)  File>Open to select your image to resize

2)  Image > Attributes.  Make sure “pixels” is selected.  Note down the numbers in width & height.

3)  Image > Stretch/Skew.  In the Stretch, put the % that will get you down to around 50 pixels.  Do this for both width and height.  If you have a large pic, you are going to use a very low number.  I had to use 2% to get mine down.

4)  Now recheck the reduced size of the picture image in Image > Attributes.  If the pixels are not low enough, go up to Edit > Undo.  This will bring you back to your original picture size.  Go through the steps again to adjust.

5)  When you have reached the desired size, File > Save As and rename your smaller pic!

6)  Upload to your profile!

 

EDIT TO ADD: http://www.shrinkpictures.com/create-avatar/  A very simple online program that does all the work for you!  

1)  Open the website

2) Choose file from your computer

3)  Make sure Avatar Size is set to “50″

4)  Click Resize — it’s done!

5)  Right click on whichever resized photo you would like to use (it gave me 3 options!) and save it back to your computer.

6)  Click on your profile and upload avatar.  If you’re using a photo from online, just put the http:// of the photo in the space.

 

The system can only handle .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png files!

 

After uploading, there will be a message “upload complete”

Click the button “Update profile”

Refresh your page.  Your avatar should show in your profile immediately.  And every comment you’ve ever made to the forum will have your new avatar!

If you are having problems, don’t hesitate to ask……….we’ll help you!!!

 

“Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won’t have time to make them all yourself.”  ― Alfred Sheinwold

December 1, 2009
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BuckeyeGirl
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OK, here's a selection of already made up 50×50 avatar pics.  I know that a lot of people can make their own, but I had a little fun doing these, and some people either don't enjoy making them, or don't have a good way to do it, so here's a selection.

                                                                                                                 

I tried to make them farm/garden/craft related, I may try for some cooking/canning related next.  Hope ya'll enjoy these.  You should be able to right click on them, and save them to your computer, then upload them from there to your avatar area. Cheers!

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December 2, 2009
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OK, here's the next batch.  I was going to add them all into one post, but decided to leave them in groups. 

                                                                                                             

Located in N.E. Ohio

December 3, 2009
7:33 pm
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OK all, this is the last batch I have prepared.  I'm not sure if I will run out of storage space, but they're all pretty small so here goes.

                                                                                                                                                         

Well, that's it for now.  I'll probably adjust and remove some of them after a bit, especially if they're really not needed so they don't just take up space.  I did have fun making them though, trying to find a variety and all.  Have fun!

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March 8, 2010
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CindyP
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With this latest update, now there is an avatar issue……they have it fixed, but it’s on another update to be released later……………..

Soooooo….

Your avatar image cannot have spaces in the name.  If it does, simply rename it before uploading.  Right click on the image, click rename and take the spaces out.

Also, it cannot be more than 10240 bytes (10.0 KB).

I used http://www.shrinkpictures.com/create-avatar/resize.php to resize a very large pic off of my harddrive and it reduced it to 50 pixels wide and 2.0KB very easily!

“Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won’t have time to make them all yourself.”  ― Alfred Sheinwold

January 10, 2011
7:26 pm
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Goose Hill Farm
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Hello, everyone~  wave

I would like to put up an avatar on my profile, but I have searched all over and can't seem to find out where to go to upload one.  If someone could point me in the right direction, I would appreciate it greatly! 

THANK YOU!

Blessings~
Laura

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January 10, 2011
7:38 pm
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CindyP
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You actually can't put up an avatar until you're out of moderated comments….but you're good to go now. happy-flower Go up to Profile, there's a section in there for it.

“Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won’t have time to make them all yourself.”  ― Alfred Sheinwold

January 11, 2011
3:18 pm
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Goose Hill Farm
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THANK YOU SO MUCH, CINDY!  I really appreciate your help!

 

Blessings~
Laurashimmy

January 21, 2011
5:41 pm
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Window On The Prairie
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Hello, I would like to add an avatar, and I have resized my pic, but when I went to my profile, I couldn't find the option to upload the pic. Help.   Suzanne

January 21, 2011
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Only members out of moderated post status can upload avatars.

 

You should be good to go now, WOTP.

“Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won’t have time to make them all yourself.”  ― Alfred Sheinwold

January 21, 2011
10:14 pm
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Window On The Prairie
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Great, Thanks Cindy!   Suzanne

January 25, 2011
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EarlessOnes
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How can you tell when you're out of Moderated Post Status?

January 25, 2011
1:11 pm
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When your comment is automatically on the board and it no longer says Post Waiting Moderation… or something like that.

 

You're out of moderation, Doreen :)

“Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won’t have time to make them all yourself.”  ― Alfred Sheinwold

January 26, 2011
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EarlessOnes
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shimmy  Merci beaucoup.

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