snood
 
Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 02:41 am
Hey anybody, how'd certain folks keep using their avatars? I know we were told to "save" them, and I have mine all in my pc, but how do I use one in the new site?
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 02:42 am
@snood,
We are using gravatar, which is a service for avatars anywhere on the net that supports them. So to display it here upload it at: http://en.gravatar.com/

Just use the same email address as you use on able2know. We'll have more instruction on this from the profile page soon.
Intrepid
 
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Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 03:24 am
@Craven de Kere,
Thanks for the information. Gonna take some getting used to, but the site does look nice.
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snood
 
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Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 05:29 am
@Craven de Kere,
I loaded it at gravatar...whad'ya do next?
Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 05:30 am
@snood,
Wait. It sometimes takes up to an hour or so to show up.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 06:47 am
@snood,
Sooo.....................I uploaded my avatar to gravatar. So far so good. But then it stretched the picture out, so that it was all pixillated. When it showed how to crop the image, it included only a piece of the picture, and it came out like something that you might find in the Museum of Modern Art. Interesting, but I would be "lost" without my original avatar.
joefromchicago
 
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Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 07:04 am
OK, just a personal gripe here: the avatars are really tiny. I suppose we'll have to reevaluate our avatar choices in light of this new fact -- find ones that have less detail and so forth -- but that doesn't mean I have to like it.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 07:32 am
@snood,
testing to see if my avatar will travel from my profile page to a post ...
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 07:32 am
@ehBeth,
hmmm not so much. I can see it in my profile but not next to a post. pfft.
mac11
 
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Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 07:45 am
@Phoenix32890,
Phoenix, I'm having the same problem. Pretty pixels, but no recognizable image.

And I'm about out of time for playing with it - back later.
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 07:51 am
@Phoenix32890,
You can stretch out the crop box to fit a square portion of your image as large as the smallest dimension (height or width).
sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 07:52 am
@littlek,
Mine took quite a while to show up.
mac11
 
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Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 07:54 am
@littlek,
Thanks littlek, I just came back to say I figured that out!

I thought I had to take what was in the little box - didn't realize I could stretch it out.
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 07:54 am
@sozobe,
So, the gravatar site send the image here after you load and crop it there?
littlek
 
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Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 07:58 am
Aha! Here I am. It only took about 5 minutes.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 08:06 am
@littlek,
littlek- Thanks! Now let's see if I did the whole shootin' match correctly!
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 08:11 am
@Phoenix32890,
I can see Phoe's avatar on her profile page, but not next to her posts. I can see Nick (developer)'s avatar next to his posts but not on his profile page. I can see Soz's avatar next to her posts and on her profile page.

Seems a bit hit and miss right now.
sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 08:12 am
@littlek,
Yeah -- you do the work there, and then it eventually shows up here.

"Eventually" seems to vary a great deal.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 08:36 am
worked pretty quick for me
Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Thu 14 Aug, 2008 08:45 am
@ehBeth,
Strange- I can't see the avatar on my profile, or next to my posts! Sad
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