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Uploading an AVATAR to your Profile ( … a ‘How To’)

 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:30 am    Post subject: Uploading an AVATAR to your Profile ( … a ‘How To’) Reply with quote

Uploading an AVATAR to your Profile ( … a ‘How To’)

This is Especially for DAN !

I have resolved the problem of how to upload an avatar to one's profile.

Thanks here go out to both Bill (wahorgr) and Steve (silicondale) who helped resolve this with their input.

Which Options Work ?

It occurs that the ONLY option which works is that of selecting the one where you give a URL link to where it is stored (direct upload from your machine or upload from a URL doesn’t work).

So it’s the 3rd option to select as shown below.



Note carefully also the paragraph specifying the very restricted size and dimension limits imposed for the image.

EDIT 13/4/2019:- Limits mnow increased to 32kb and 256 x 256 pix
(see April 11th post below)


Note that if there is an error in the upload you’ll get the following message at the top of the Profile page:-




NOTEs About Specifying the Link (‘Postimages’ Storage Site specific)

I used the website https://postimages.org/ to store my image.

To get the correct link you have to right-click select the image (0n the postimages page) and ‘select link’ … then paste it into the browser bar (in a new tab) and the image alone will appear.

Then select and copy the actual image link from the browser bar (just the avatar image should appear on the page)


In the case of postimages the link is ‘secured’ (https) and didn’t work when used to upload the avatar.

As an educated (I use the wrìord loosly) guess I just tried eliminating the ‘https://’ and PRESTO ! worked like a charm.

So, instead of typing the full URL i.e. https:// <image location link.type>
You just type whatever the:- <image location link.type> is into the URL box

Alternatively, select the ‘Share’ button on the poatimages page and all the link options will appear.
Then Select the ‘Hotlink for forums’ link.

e.g.

[url= https:// postimages.org/ ][img] https://i.postimg.cc/tJGjW0yZ/my-brain-hurts-cartoon.jpg [/img][/url]

(note: some spaces added to link here so image doesn't appear !)

… Selecting only the part as highlighted in bold above !

The link cropping need may vary for other online storage sites.
A storage site using just a plain ‘www.’ Or non-secured ‘http://’ at the beginning of the link may or may not work without removing.

Acceptable Image Formats
There’s no indication that I’ve found which tells what image formats are acceptable.
I’ve tried both .jpg ad .png and both work OK for me.
It may possibly be that there are restrictions on some other types of image.

To Check It’s Uploaded OK
If you come back to the Profile page afterwards you’ll see the image uploaded on the rhs in the avatar zone towards the bottom.


So, go for it ! … and be as artistic and inventive as the 6kb 80x80p will allow you to be !!!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have increased the limits to 32KB and 256x256.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Very useful enhancement
<------ :O) this is 192x192 :O)
THANK YOU
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Paul might be getting me to reduce the size then
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it was just for effect (to try 256x256) .... I've now reduced to 192x192 :O) which fits bang within the previous original 'margin' width, so if you do change I'd suggest this size max would be a good one.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply with quote

silverfrost wrote:
I have increased the limits to 32KB and 256x256.


I read this as 32k size limit for posts. Alas I may be wrong :-(
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnC .... no it's the maximum siz of the avatar file

Silverfrost I assume are still working on how to increase the post size, which I think involves some admin controlled config file entries
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