How do I put up an avater of my own???

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"How do I put up an avater of my own???"
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I see guys with these everywhere and now I want one ;) but I aint a clue how to get one up.

Can you guys spare some time and post how to set up an avater?

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Alright, here's a quick explanation...

Click on "user cp" towards the top of your screen, then when the next page loads, click on "Edit Options".

After this, scroll down to the bottom of the page where is says "Avatar", and click "Change Avatar".

Hit the "Yes" radio button to the right of "Use custom avatar", and then either upload the image or give a link to a web address containing the avatar (ex. if you have the picture sitting on another web server and merely want to link to that picture).

I suggest you upload the picture, because if you do the other option and the website with the picture goes down (or if you delete or move the picture on that server), then your avatar won't come up. At least I think that is what happens. I know for certain that happens in ikonboard, but not really not sure if maybe vBulletin downloads the picture and adds it to the database as a local file. I guess it's irrelevant if you simply upload the file.

In any case, hope that helped.

- DS
 
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You will also need to resize the pic so that it is no bigger than 100x100....although I have seen some avatars that have to be bigger than that. Dunno whats up there.
 

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My avatar is 98x100 pixels. It's also good if you can put a border around them, well, just because.

-ItsElectric
 
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I used to have a website up for some gaming I used to do. Paid big bucks for some of the graphics work.

One day while parusing the logs I found hundreds of direct links to one of the images.

I checked the referals and found that a guy was using the image as an avatar on several boards.

I changed the image name and put up one that just contained text that said "I'm a shithead, I steal avatars!"

Needless to say, he found a new avatar.
 
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Originally posted by Wannab
I used to have a website up for some gaming I used to do. Paid big bucks for some of the graphics work.

One day while parusing the logs I found hundreds of direct links to one of the images.

I checked the referals and found that a guy was using the image as an avatar on several boards.

I changed the image name and put up one that just contained text that said "I'm a shithead, I steal avatars!"

Needless to say, he found a new avatar.
That's a shame that some scumbags are just taking people's money. Avatars are pretty easy & they're fun to make. I've changed mine several times. In fact, I have quite a few but I decided that enough was enough. :)
 
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It's time I changed mine. It misled itselectric into thinking I'm a Maiden fan, when infact I don't like that band (except for Fear of the dark and 7th son of 7 sons...). Maiden has some of the best pics for black metal/death metal avatars. Gotta look into Cradle of Filth or Opeth (my favorite)...
 

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Originally posted by ApostleInTriumph
It's time I changed mine. It misled itselectric into thinking I'm a Maiden fan, when infact I don't like that band (except for Fear of the dark and 7th son of 7 sons...). Maiden has some of the best pics for black metal/death metal avatars. Gotta look into Cradle of Filth or Opeth (my favorite)...
Ahhhhhhh, brought a tear to my eye. Oh well, you're right about Fear of the Dark, though. ;) I'm an 80's metal type guy.

-ItsElectric
 
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I love Fear of the dark. Esp the title song, afraid to shoot strangers, etc. Bruce dickinson's vocals r awesome! But their recent albums are not comparable. Checkout Opeth. It's a very creative death/doom metal band. In terms of composition and variation, there's nothhing like it!
Me too, like Deep purple, Ledzep, Sabbath, Judas priest, Jethro tull, Doors, Floyd, Hendrix, Yes, Van Halen, Rush & other semi oldies. But the recent ones are great. In classic rock have you heard -
Dream Theater, Liquid tension experiment (instrumental only), Night Wish, Sonata Arctica? DT is THE ULTIMATE in progressive metal!!

If you like guitarists of the type Satriani. checkout Vinnie Moore, Yngwei Malmsteen. They are gods as compared to Satriani! I like Paco De Lucia and Al Dimeola, but they are classical guitarists (not rock)

In death metal I like Opeth (more of doom), Arch Enemy, In Flames(again more doom metal). Nile is a little too harsh for me so are Cryptopsy, Mastodon, Dying Foetus.
In black metal I love Cradle of Filth (rocks). Dimu borgir is ok. Candle Mass is great (not a pure black metal band)
 

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Originally posted by ApostleInTriumph
I love Fear of the dark. Esp the title song, afraid to shoot strangers, etc. Bruce dickinson's vocals r awesome! But their recent albums are not comparable. Checkout Opeth. It's a very creative death/doom metal band. In terms of composition and variation, there's nothhing like it!
Me too, like Deep purple, Ledzep, Sabbath, Judas priest, Jethro tull, Doors, Floyd, Hendrix, Yes, Van Halen, Rush & other semi oldies. But the recent ones are great. In classic rock have you heard -
Dream Theater, Liquid tension experiment (instrumental only), Night Wish, Sonata Arctica? DT is THE ULTIMATE in progressive metal!!

If you like guitarists of the type Satriani. checkout Vinnie Moore, Yngwei Malmsteen. They are gods as compared to Satriani! I like Paco De Lucia and Al Dimeola, but they are classical guitarists (not rock)

In death metal I like Opeth (more of doom), Arch Enemy, In Flames(again more doom metal). Nile is a little too harsh for me so are Cryptopsy, Mastodon, Dying Foetus.
In black metal I love Cradle of Filth (rocks). Dimu borgir is ok. Candle Mass is great (not a pure black metal band)
Good God man! I've heard EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE BANDS! :D, hard to believe isn't it? I'm thinking about heading out to that Steve Vai, Satriani (i believe), and Yngwie concert. Good to have a fellow music fan on the board.

-ItsElectric

(PS: Check out Rainbow, it's a side project of Richie Blackmore and Dio. If you ask me they kick Deep Purple's ass (who are still good) ;)
 
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I was wondering the same thing.... Thanks
 

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I created my avatar on serif photoplus. I took an existing image, shrunk it and animated it using the gif tool.

<------Look, she blinks! Ain't she sexy?
 
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I'm new to this whole computer thing but found a pic I wanted to upload that is a little too big...how do you guys shrink the pic to the proper size...do you need special software or can I use some kind of program that is already in windows?

Thanks
 

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open the picture up in an arts program like paint shop pro and resize it to 100 X 100 or at least type 100 in one of the boxes so it can do the other auto.

Thats it.
Any more help just ask.
 
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I have been wanting to contribute to this board for some time now. Unfortunately, I haven't yet. At this present time I wanted to ask a question about avaters. When I get to custom avater and move to the next page,I don't see the "yes" buttom for me push. am I missing something?
 

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