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?
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.
@Craven de Kere,
Thanks for the information. Gonna take some getting used to, but the site does look nice.
@Craven de Kere,
I loaded it at gravatar...whad'ya do next?
Wait. It sometimes takes up to an hour or so to show up.
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.
testing to see if my avatar will travel from my profile page to a post ...
hmmm not so much. I can see it in my profile but not next to a post. pfft.
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.
You can stretch out the crop box to fit a square portion of your image as large as the smallest dimension (height or width).
Mine took quite a while to show up.
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.
So, the gravatar site send the image here after you load and crop it there?
Aha! Here I am. It only took about 5 minutes.
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.
Yeah -- you do the work there, and then it eventually shows up here.
"Eventually" seems to vary a great deal.
worked pretty quick for me