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Just Passing Through
 Post subject: How (or indeed can I) upload an avatar?
     
         
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Missing since: 11 Aug 2010
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Hi there,

Is it possible for me to upload an avatar from my computer?

Unless I’m being completely stupid (which is a distinct possibility, I’m not very computer literate…) when I go to the Edit Avatar option on my User Control Panel it seems to only give me the option of entering a URL. (Which I presume means linking an avatar from another online address.)

I’m sure in years gone by on the forum, you could just upload an avatar from your computer with a simple browse option?

Thanks in advance for any help!


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Historical Society Historian
 Post subject: Re: How (or indeed can I) upload an avatar?
     
         
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Missing since: 22 Jun 2009
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You have to host your avatar on a different site and then put the URL in. Uploading avatars here would (I assume) take up too much bandwith space, or something.

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 Post subject: Re: How (or indeed can I) upload an avatar?
     
         
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It has never allowed for a direct upload for as long as I can recall. I have avatars hosted on my photobucket dating back several years.

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Just Passing Through
 Post subject: Re: How (or indeed can I) upload an avatar?
     
         
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Missing since: 11 Aug 2010
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Ah, I see. Thank you both very much for your help. (So far I seem to have sorted it out.)

It was a very long time ago, but I may have been thinking of another Silent Hill Forum.... :wink:


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Cafe5to2 Waitress
 Post subject: Re: How (or indeed can I) upload an avatar?
     
         
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Missing since: 11 Sep 2011
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I'm having a problem. :( I succesfully managed to get a higher quality of the avatar I have right now, thanks to the wonders of picnik, then I uploaded the picture to my photobucket, and when I posted the link on my User Cp avatar section, it told me that the URL I specified was ''invalid''.

At first I thought it told me that because it could only make use of links from google and such, not from my own photobucket. However, once I do some research here, I find out it does accept links from photobucket? So then I thought it must've been the length of the link, I tried tinyurl, nope. Still doesn't accept the URL. If anyone could clear this up for me it would be greatly appreciated! :D

EDIT: Finally managed to get a link it accepted, however, now my avatar doesn't show up. :?


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 Post subject: Re: How (or indeed can I) upload an avatar?
     
         
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What is the URL? I don't ever use Botophucket, but some image URLs aren't compatible for hotlinking and maybe they manufacture one.

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Cafe5to2 Waitress
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EDIT: Finally managed to get a link it accepted, however, now my avatar doesn't show up. :?

^This is what happened, unfortunately. :(

2nd edit: I DID IT! Still, thanks for trying to help, alone in the town. :D


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 Post subject: Re: How (or indeed can I) upload an avatar?
     
         
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http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc3 ... cover2.jpg

Try using that. Or beat me to it. ;_; I did see the issue, I think images with ? in the URL won't work right here. I've had the issue myself in the past.

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Cafe5to2 Waitress
 Post subject: Re: How (or indeed can I) upload an avatar?
     
         
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Lol. :lol: I'm new to photobucket so I didn't know you had about four links to choose from for each picture. Looking at my avatar, I've gotta say, I'm pretty proud of my job. :D

Again, thanks for trying to help. 8)


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