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Subject: Avatars
Date Posted: 10/27/2008 10:12 PM ET
Member Since: 8/28/2008
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So I am trying to put some avatars on my signature and as a picture next to my name but am having some problems. I have been following the instructions that the help kiosk has but they haven't been any help. Is there any tricks that you know of that might help? If it helps I am using a Mac.
Date Posted: 10/27/2008 10:42 PM ET
Member Since: 10/6/2007
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What problem are you having? I'm on a mac and had no trouble doing this:

To add an avatar to your public profile (which will appear on your forum posts also):

  • Go to your Account Settings
    • choose Settings from the dropdown menu under My Account in the toolbar at the top of the site.
    • Scroll down to the Public Profile section (or click the link at the top of the page to go there directly)
  • Click " [the browse button] to the right of the "Change Icon" space. This will let you browse your hard drive to find the picture you want to upload.
    • Make sure your picture is a valid file type (gif, jpg, png), and is smaller than the maximum filesize (30kb), and smaller than the maximum allowable dimensions (75px x 75px).

 This will also work in the Forum Settings to add graphics to your forum sig.

Last Edited on: 10/27/08 10:42 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 10/27/2008 11:19 PM ET
Member Since: 8/13/2008
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Yeah, definitely check the size of the file...I've tried to load pictures too large, and it doesn't give you a message, it just won't upload it.  You should be able to resize and save the file and try again if that is the problem.  My avatar is a standard digital photo, and I think I had to take it down to 25% of the original or something like that to make the file small enough to use as an avatar.