putting avatar/pics on
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Posted: 27 August 2008 9:04 PM
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Please Please could someone tell me what im doing wrong. I have been trying to put a picture on for my avatar for ages but still can not get it right. I have tried to resize but not being sure what the size restriction is i dont know if i am reducing the pic enough. All i seem to get is a box with a small white box with a small red x in it. Im not well up on this side of things with a comp, as only used it for business purposes up to about 12 months ago.
Many thanks for any advice/ guidance (in simple terms please)

Edited by chatterdog 2008-08-27 9:05 PM
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Posted: 27 August 2008 9:16 PM
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The usual reason for the little red cross in the box is if you are trying to 'point' to a picture that is on your own computer, rather than one you have uploaded to the MMM server.

Have you had a look at the instructions on the Forum User Guide home page? They are quite useful for this sort of thing.
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Posted: 27 August 2008 10:18 PM
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I use photobucket to upload and change it to avatar then copy and paste I think! or email it to yourself save to pics and try that way. I cant remeber myself now.
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Posted: 28 August 2008 10:39 AM
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Chatterdog that happened to me for ages so I feel your frustration.

May I ask, is it a photo you have or a picture you have chosen in Google that you are trying to download? If it is a picture from Google images, then save it first as a photo in your photo programme.

Then go to control panel and when you click on browse, can you tell us what happens with you next. You go to your photo programme click on the photo you want to submit... and LOOK AT ITS DETAILS. Is it jpg? That was oneof my problems. If it is, then it must be the size that is wrong and you need a Resizer programme. Malc and Mick are good at these. If you want the one I use click on this:

http://www.picresize.com/

and download that. Keep all your programmes running at once by clicking the little - button on top right of screen - sorry don't know how basic you are, but it's maddening when people just said 'shrink it' to me when I had only just got my computer.....

If you try this and it doesn't work, come back and tell me what stage you got to and what happened. Joy
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Posted: 28 August 2008 10:40 AM
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maggyd - 2008-08-27 10:18 PM

I use photobucket to upload and change it to avatar then copy and paste I think! or email it to yourself save to pics and try that way. I cant remeber myself now.



Maggy, what are we lot like
userchatterdog
Posted: 28 August 2008 2:34 PM
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Thanks for that everyone, and thankyou for the link Roon have just resized and gone to try to put on and it says server down. Before i had tried several times with a pic from my comp and one from photobucket as the info in the help pages says but i have never been successful. Will try again in a little while. Thankyou again
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Posted: 28 August 2008 3:27 PM
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ROON - 2008-08-28 10:40 AM

maggyd - 2008-08-27 10:18 PM

I use photobucket to upload and change it to avatar then copy and paste I think! or email it to yourself save to pics and try that way. I cant remeber myself now.



Maggy, what are we lot like
Well I dont know about you Joy but with me it must be an age thing !! I do something and then forget how I did it because it was probably more good luck than management.

Edited by maggyd 2008-08-28 3:27 PM
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Posted: 28 August 2008 3:31 PM
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hehehe thankyou for the resizing link it did the trick - success at last now i just have to master putting pics on in general, will get there in the end though.
maggie

Edited by chatterdog 2008-08-28 3:32 PM
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Posted: 28 August 2008 5:49 PM
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Posted: 28 August 2008 5:57 PM
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Posted: 29 August 2008 12:08 AM
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userchatterdog
Posted: 29 August 2008 9:49 AM
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wont work Howie, we all know you can put avatars on no problem - now where have you hidden that cute little puddy cat?
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Posted: 29 August 2008 10:40 AM
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Fingers crossed Maggie.
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Posted: 29 August 2008 10:44 AM
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Nope. Managed to get photo accepted on 'upload personal photo' which at least is some progress but nothing showing when posted.
usermco
Posted: 31 August 2008 11:51 PM
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Roon think I need help also. At long last thought I would put an avatar on but I'm stuck.
Re sized as you said then browsed and put it in me little box then clicked upload but nowts happened. I mean the pic hasn't gone where it should be.
Carol
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Posted: 1 September 2008 12:33 AM
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Mentioned this not so long ago Carol, but you can search the web for a suitable picture and then use it as your avatar as they are already the right size.
userchatterdog
Posted: 1 September 2008 10:22 AM
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I had tried for ages and got nowhere tried using photobucket also with another prog on my comp with no results, then roon kindley put a link on for resizing. used the link to pick and resize saved it to my docs. then used the forum control panel and loaded the resized pic from there using the bottom links on the control panel page where it says images. before i had tried to load where it says photo url which didnt work, that seems to pick the info from the images section once successful. Hope this makes sense and helps.
I resized first to 100 x100 pixels and then when the pic became smaller i then used the 75%smaller button to get the right size for putting on.

Edited by chatterdog 2008-09-01 10:26 AM
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Posted: 2 September 2008 12:05 PM
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Hi Carol, when you browsed, did you then go back to your photo that you had RESIZED (having given it a new name with SAVE, don't forget) and then click on it and it shuld automatically come up in the Browse line.

If any probs again, come back and I will give you my mobile number and you can phone me when we are both at computer and go through it.

Joy
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Posted: 2 September 2008 10:37 PM
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Hello Joy .Yes after I resized the image brought it into the browse bar and clicked go on the upload image but nowt happened.
Carol
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Posted: 3 September 2008 10:29 AM
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Carol, I have sent you a pm above. Joy
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Posted: 4 September 2008 2:46 PM
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Thank you Joy. I'm hoping I get this sorted soon.
Carol
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Posted: 4 September 2008 2:49 PM
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i see someone is squirreling away
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Posted: 4 September 2008 2:51 PM
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WELL DONE! mco ..
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Posted: 4 September 2008 2:58 PM
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Yee Ha. Thanks Roon, champagne on it's way.
Yes doesn't it feel good when you manage it chatterdog?
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Posted: 4 September 2008 3:04 PM
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yep it does - daft isnt it
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Posted: 4 September 2008 6:02 PM
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Spare a thought for those squirrels, especially during this wet weather as survival during this wet spell depends on keeping their nuts dry to see them through the winter.
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Posted: 4 September 2008 6:26 PM
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Counts you out then big boy Still boasting you wont have any trouble in the dessert will you
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Posted: 4 September 2008 6:44 PM
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What 'dessert' is that Miss Knowall. Gobi or Jelly.
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Posted: 4 September 2008 11:45 PM
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lol ok I just realised I always thought that man was called General Custard .

You got me so what do you call a russian with three balls Howie?
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Posted: 4 September 2008 11:57 PM
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Both of us lurking about Michele, but I knew you would crack first.
I don't know. What do you call a Russian with three balls.
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Posted: 5 September 2008 12:14 AM
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WHODYAKNICKABOLLOCOKOFF : my smileys keep putting themself in the middle of the writing

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Posted: 5 September 2008 12:27 AM
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Knew you would make a complete cockup of spelling it right.