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Avatars enabled

Postby Gijs » Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:18 am

We've enabled Avatars in the forums, so that people don't need such large signatures, and in particular don't need to include graphics in them.

The forum team will be monitoring and moderating avatars and signatures based on the following rules.

Avatars
- maximum resolution is 100*100 pixels.
- animated images are prohibited.
- images should be either related to FlightGear/aviation or show the member's face.
- we do not act as a filebin, so upload your avatars elsewhere (eg. http://imageshack.us).

Signatures
- should not contain images (that's what the avatar is for!)
- should be less than 255 characters and/or 5 lines (remember, less is more).
- callsign can be set through User Control Panel > Profile, and thus should not be placed in the signature.

As the avatar and signature represent part of the forum itself, they obviously should not contain inappropriate content etc.

As these rules are new, we will not moderate signatures up to two weeks from now. In this period, every member is supposed to apply the new rules himself. After those two weeks, the moderators will scan through the signatures and remove/edit those that do not comply with the rules.

If you have any questions (that are not listed in the FAQ below) or if you are unsure about your avatar/signature, contact the forum team.

FAQ
Can I hide avatars/signatures?
Avatars and signatures can be independently hidden by each user, through the User Control Panel > Board preferences > Edit display options.

How do I add an avatar?
First you'll have to upload your image on some public place. This can be anything, from http://imageshack.us to http://picasaweb.google.com. Then you'll need the direct URL to the image file. This URL should end on .png, .jpg etc. Browse to the User Control Panel > Profile > Edit Avatar and paste your URL in the box. Click submit to add your avatar.

What should I do when I come accross an innapropariate avatar/signature?
Notify the moderators (through PM) about the issue. They will deal with it and contact the avatar/signature "owner".
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Re: Avatars enabled

Postby JcHnd » Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:00 pm

Cool!
I already have mine!
Thank You Gijs! :wink:
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Re: Avatars enabled

Postby Vodoun da Vinci » Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:59 pm

I'm trying to size a couple pictures I like to use as avatars but for some reason I keep getting an "invalid URL" message when I try and set it as my avatar. :shock: :oops:

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It shows up as a valid URL if I put it into img tags here...why am I getting the error in my control panel about avatars?

Thanks for any help you can offer...

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Re: Avatars enabled

Postby Gijs » Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:00 pm

Vodoun da Vinci wrote:It shows up as a valid URL if I put it into img tags here...why am I getting the error in my control panel about avatars?

As explained in the FAQ, your URL must have a fileformat ending (.png, .gif, .jpg etc.). Your's does not.
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Re: Avatars enabled

Postby simbabeat » Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:01 pm

Ahhh that was my problem!
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Re: Avatars enabled

Postby Vodoun da Vinci » Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:58 pm

Hmph...well, thanks for the help. At least I know now why it doesn't work. :oops:

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Re: Avatars enabled

Postby jonbourg » Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:41 am

I Got Mine!!!!
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Re: Avatars enabled

Postby mattt » Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:06 am

jonbourg wrote:I Got Mine!!!!


Gijs wrote:- images should be either related to FlightGear or show the member's face.


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Re: Avatars enabled

Postby hovkid » Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:07 am

mattt wrote:
jonbourg wrote:I Got Mine!!!!


Gijs wrote:- images should be either related to FlightGear or show the member's face.


Cheers,
Mattt.


You mean thats not jonbourg? :lol: :wink:
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Re: Avatars enabled

Postby mattt » Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:25 am

hovkid wrote:
mattt wrote:
jonbourg wrote:I Got Mine!!!!


Gijs wrote:- images should be either related to FlightGear or show the member's face.


Cheers,
Mattt.


You mean thats not jonbourg? :lol: :wink:


Haha :-)

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Re: Avatars enabled

Postby jonbourg » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:09 pm

Ok, here's my new FG related avatar for you. Enjoy!!
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Re: Avatars enabled

Postby mattt » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:17 pm

jonbourg wrote:Ok, here's my new FG related avatar for you. Enjoy!!


Ahh, that's better :-)

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Re: Avatars enabled

Postby 2011futuremarine » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:27 pm

I've been waiting for this for a long time, thanks Gijs. :)
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Re: Avatars enabled

Postby simbabeat » Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:55 pm

Jonbourg, the picture link of your avatar is broken.
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Re: Avatars enabled

Postby hovkid » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:06 pm

simbabeat wrote:Jonbourg, the picture link of your avatar is broken.


It works for me, it just takes a while to load. Maybe a slow host?
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