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Firegal (New Admin) 6/12/2008 10:12 PM EST : Avatars - How do they Work?
Firegal
Posts: 467
Fingers of Fury!

I have been trying to get my personal avartar showing so I can inform my site members how to set it up for themselves. So I go into Characters & Settings, select my first character, then General Character Info, and lastly enter in my Photobucket URL for my thumbnail.


Is this correct or is there another location to specify your avatar?

If this is correct, then nothing is happening.

Does URL file sizes have to be 8kb or less as for uploaded thumbnails? I wouldn't think so, as I have a number of old members with avatars that are 400 x 100 pixels in size and are in colour, but I may be wrong.

I do have 3 other characters listed as well, but have not specified a thumbnail (avatar) for them. Do I need to specify the same thumbnail for each?

Can anyone explain how to set up avatars because there is nothing in the Admin's Getting Stated Guide or the Customisation PDFs?

Cheers,
- Firegal
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Everdark (MVP) 6/12/2008 11:26 PM EST : RE: Avatars - How do they Work?
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Everdark
Posts: 3952
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Well, I never knew you could set Avatars for the individual characters, so I learned something.

When you go to Character/Settings, click Preferences at the top, then under Posting Preferences, enter your Thumbnail Image URL. That will show up in the forums.

As for size limitations, as long as the image is hosted off site (or in File Manager for paid subscribers), it can be as large as you want. If you want to limit the size of ppls avatars, there is a setting in the Control Panel: Site Pages, Forums, Forums, Display Options, Force Thumbnail Size.

"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it." 

 
Everdark (T), Evadarr, Nevinn (AC), Soninn, Croninn, Zakarr, Avirded (SC)
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Firegal (New Admin) 6/13/2008 1:57 PM EST : RE: Avatars - How do they Work?
Firegal
Posts: 467
Fingers of Fury!

Wow thanks. I must have been too impatient because I never let the bottom half of the screen load up before I moved on looking elsewhere.

Cheers,
- Firegal
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