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Avatar help and explanation

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Avatar help and explanation

I would like to place a "pretty picture" in my profile, but am unsure how to do so.
I've tried searching both this site and Google for help, but no luck. So many sharp surfers here, can some kind person help, or point me to a useful url?
TIA
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michaelscott
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Registered: 09-08-2007

Avatar help and explanation

You need to click on the 'Profile' link at the top of the page, At the bottom of that page u will see a box to link to an off site avatar - u'll need to upload a suitable image to some webspace and enter its address, eg http://www.towill.plus.com/avatar.gif
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Registered: 31-07-2007

Avatar help and explanation

you upload a picture to your web space and then make a url link to it from the profile options. eg mine is located in htdocs/pics/Scotland60.gif but you dont need the htdocs in the url so it would be:

http://www.yourusername.plus.com/pics/Scotland60.gif
Unvalued customer since 2001 funding cheap internet for others / DSL/Fibre house move 24 month regrade from 8th May 2017
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Avatar help and explanation

Also note there is a limit on the image viewable size and file size. I believe this is a max of 80x80 pixels (widthxhight) and 6k for filesize. You may need to adjust the image to fit these parameters using a graphics package.
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Avatar help and explanation

The dimensions are right, however there is a slightly larger limit of 10kb
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Avatar help and explanation

The max filesize is 10k (most forums are 6k by default).

Edit: Gah, beaten!
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Avatar help and explanation

I am trying this feature out but I get a red cross in the image preview on my profile?

chris :?:
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Avatar help and explanation

are you sure that the url below is correct for your picture?

http://www.chandler100.plus.com/ll/largerlout3.gif


if I try that url I get page not found.
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Avatar help and explanation

It helps if I can spell............ Shockedops:

Thanks for the pointer

Chris Shockedops: