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« on: June 05, 2009, 02:28:30 am »

under my profile summary , i see a column with picture/text ,  but how can i put something there?
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2009, 03:02:07 am »

Go to 'Forum Profile Information', this link should work for you:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=14045;sa=forumProfile

Right at the top you will see two boxes, the first for the avatar picture.
Your avatar picture needs to be hosted somewhere else, you can't upload one.
If you have one, put the address into the box like this: http://www.example.com/images/example.jpg
make sure it's a small picture (80x80 pixels or so).


Text you can just put in the 'Personal Text' box but whatever you put in there will just be displayed as text.

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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2009, 04:42:43 am »

Hmm, Avitars used to be turned off.  I'm not sure how they were turned back on.   I have always thought they would be a distraction from intelligent discussion.   Should I leave them on?
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2009, 05:36:32 am »

I don't see the harm in it, most people are going to use their favourite coin or emperor anyway.
It seems it happened with the latest update, it's probably the default to allow them.
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2009, 01:44:39 pm »

 I have always thought they would be a distraction from intelligent discussion.   

I dont see why. Most engineering and scientific forums I frequent all have avatars on. I would like to think some intellegent discussion takes place there!
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2009, 02:32:53 pm »

i had always assumed it was a function of post-count, and that i just hadn't reached that point yet.

so if i understand correctly, they can't be uploaded directly? a host site must be used?

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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2009, 02:55:09 pm »

I use the same avatar on another forum so it was no problem but yes,
the picture has to be hosted elsewhere.
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2009, 03:40:11 pm »

I have tried to upload an avatar too.  I thought it was reserved for a certain rank because the option is not available to me.  Tried the link above but was not allowed to access it.
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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2009, 03:47:21 pm »

That link is user-specific, instead of explaining I thought it would be easier to post that link.
Here's yours:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=13165;sa=forumProfile

You can get there by clicking on 'my Forum', then 'discussion profile' and finally 'Forum Profile Information'.

But, as said before, you can't upload the picture, you have to link to it.
Linking this way to a picture not hosted by you (or someone else for you) is considered 'image leeching',
i.e. very impolite.
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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2009, 04:22:34 pm »

Thanks.  I had already tried my profile.  I Thought the link was to someplace else. 
There is only one box (personal text) on top for me so it must be a moderator only option. No biggie.
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« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2009, 05:37:44 pm »

I just added avitar upload to Legionary and above. 
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« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2009, 05:44:35 pm »

I too have added an avatar today. I have tried to use Forum Ancient Coins as host but that doesn't work. So I have I taken the German Forum like Areich.

It's my most beautiful Elagabal portrait.

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« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2009, 01:04:23 am »

Linking this way to a picture not hosted by you (or someone else for you) is considered 'image leeching',
i.e. very impolite.

even if it is my own image?
anyway, i guess the point is moot because...

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I just added avitar upload to Legionary and above.

thanks Joe!
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« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2009, 01:48:57 am »

This image leeching is when you just look up a picture (that does not belong to you) on the internet
and then post it (using the IMG tags). The picture will be loaded from the original site and especially if it's
a really high-traffic forum it can cause the site to exceed its bandwidth quota, which means it will become unreachable or
there may be fees for that site's owner.
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« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2009, 05:00:36 am »

thanks Joe.

What is the maximum pixel size for the image?

I have uploaded a 80 X80 picture yet , seems to be to small. 

I think a 160 x 160 picture  is Better.
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« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2009, 05:23:05 am »

I added my image to my Forum gallery and used it without any problem at all.
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« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2009, 07:41:05 am »

I've just uploaded one, so it is not necessary to host it elsewhere.
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« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2009, 10:42:26 am »

I've just uploaded one, so it is not necessary to host it elsewhere.

So did I. I used the "I will upload my own picture" device and uploaded a 75x75 picture

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« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2009, 11:20:47 am »

That's a brand-new feature!
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« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2009, 10:27:54 pm »

OK.  Not to be garish, here's my first tetartemorion.  Kolophon.
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« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2009, 11:08:55 pm »

All tasteful so far.  Fingers crossed.
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« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2009, 04:06:33 am »

Fun feature.
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« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2009, 10:07:16 am »

Fun feature.

Indeed a nifty feature! Here's hoping it stay within the limits of good taste! lol

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« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2009, 08:01:37 pm »

OK, I give in...a famous statue of Titus.
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« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2009, 11:06:15 pm »

For Rama's sake, and to make the subject searchable, I just took the liberty of fixing the spelling of 'avatar'.  Pat L.
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