How to setup an Avatar

Discussion in 'Website Support & Announcements' started by tablet, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. tablet

    tablet Premium Member

    How to setup an Avatar

    First, either create an image yourself or look for one on the web. Make sure that it's 160x320 pixels. Then visit ImageShack (click on the image below) and upload it.

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    RED: Click browse and look for the avatar on your harddrive.
    ORANGE: Once you're done selecting the avatar for upload, click on "host it!"



    Once you clicked host it, your avatar will be uploaded and you will be shown with links, lots of links:
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    Since this is for forum, you only need to worry with the one circled in red which is under "Hotlink your image on forums and message boards". Copy that link.

    IF you're planning to post image in your reply to a thread, copy that exact link and use it. IF you're planning to use it as avatar, remove the <img> and </img> and just take the LINK. For example:

    http://img209.exs.cx/img209/1773/imageshack2nd.jpg <--- for avatar AND
    <img>http://img209.exs.cx/img209/1773/imageshack2nd.jpg</img> <--- for including your image into reply to threads. (make sure to replace < with [ and > with ]).



    Once you copied the link, goto "Control Panel/Options"
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    Which will brings you to a panel that allows you to do all kind of stuff. Click on "Edit Profile"
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    Once you clicked on it, it will bring you to the editing profile screen. Scroll all the way down and look for "Avatar URL"
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    Place the link you copied into the slot and click on "Edit Profile" button at the bottom of the screen.

    [Edited on 2-4-2005 by tablet]