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Date Posted: 7/18/2008 4:56 AM ET
Member Since: 1/28/2007
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just seeing if my icon works

Date Posted: 7/22/2008 3:42 AM ET
Member Since: 11/11/2006
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it works perfectly.  How did you do it?


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Date Posted: 7/22/2008 1:14 PM ET
Member Since: 2/8/2007
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Supernana, there is a member here nicknamed Mannythepoolshark (Chris B) who has in her profile a tutorial to set up icons and blinkies.  This excerpt is taken from there, but you can look under member directory to search for her and look at her profile for more information.

Public Profile Pictures

You may want to add a picture to your profile to showcase your personality. It is a simple process and makes posting in the forums a lot of fun. This is a step by step tutorial to show you how.

  1. First you need to make sure that your picture matches the requirements listed here: Valid file types: gif, jpg, png Maximum filesize: 30kb Maximum Dimensions: 75px x 75px To do that you will need to open up your My Pictures folder. Pass your cursor across the picture, it will list the dimensions, file type and size in a small box. If your picture does not meet the requirements then you can change it using a photo editing program.
  2. Go to your account page.
  3. Click on the My Account button on the right hand side of the screen.
  4. This will bring down a drop menu, click the first link titled Account Settings.
  5. Either click on the Public Profile link at the top of the page or scroll down to the Public Profile box, it’s the second one on the page.
  6. Click on the browse button next to the change icon field. This will bring up a window for you to search through the pictures on your computer.
  7. Find the picture that you want to use and click on it. Then click on the open button on the bottom right hand side
  8. Click the Update Profile Settings button at the bottom of the Public Profile box, you will now be redirected to your account page.
  9. Go back into Account Settings to the Public Profile box to make sure that your picture is working. You can also check this by finding one of your posts in the forum.
  10. If it doesn’t show right away try refreshing the page a time or two.

Note: You can find avatars that are generally sized right for this by searching the keyword avatar. There are several sites that have them in themes ranging from nature to humorous sayings. Please remember that this is a family site though. Vulgar pictures or sayings will not be permitted.

This is a link to a site to use to resize pics thanks to maydazee (kay m)

This is an additional tip for people who might have a picture you want to use for your public profile, but are still having problems with getting the picture sized correctly.  You can go to www.shrinkpictures.com to easily get your picture re-sized and centered correctly.  After arriving at this site, click on "Shrink Avatars".  It only takes a few seconds.  Just type in 75 x 75 in the pixel size box.

(Copied from "Mannythepoolshark")

Last Edited on: 7/22/08 1:14 PM ET - Total times edited: 2