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How to upload your CelticsBlog avatar
« on: October 06, 2015, 04:46:30 PM »

Offline LarBrd33

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A couple people have PM'd me asking how i got my CelticsBlog avatar back.   I'm not sure when this feature broke/changed, but I noticed tons of people no longer had avatars.  I was unsuccessful in uploading a new image.   I was unsuccessful with linking to a new image.   My guess is it has something to do with a new size/dimension requirement? 

Anyways, here's what I did.

#1 - Found an image I liked

#2 - Re-sized it so that it was 65x65.  The forum lets you select pre-defined images of actors and I noticed those images were 65x65.  I noticed one person (Gainsville Celtic) had a 80x79 image so maybe 65x65 isn't a requirement.  I just know it worked for me.   I did this in photoshop by making a 65 pixel by 65 pixel composition and then adjusting my image to fit in it.  I saved it as a .jpg.   

#3 - Uploaded the image to imgur.com and got a link to the .jpg.  I imagine any image-storage site would work fine.  I tried uploading the image directly in avatar settings, but it was giving me an error.  So I uploaded the image to imgur.com instead.

#4 - In profile settings I selected, "Specify avatar by URL" and plugged in the imgur link to my jpg.   See here:



If that works for you, good.   Not sure what changed in the feature, but that's the only way I could get it to work.  Figured I'd pass that along.

Re: How to upload your CelticsBlog avatar
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2015, 04:51:49 PM »

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Re: How to upload your CelticsBlog avatar
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2015, 05:01:19 PM »

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Appreciated, though still figuring out my avatar currently.
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2015, 05:05:18 PM »

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Re: How to upload your CelticsBlog avatar
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2015, 07:11:37 PM »

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Appreciated, though still figuring out my avatar currently.
If you have an image you need re-sized, just PM me and maybe I can help you.

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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2015, 07:48:44 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2015, 11:18:55 AM »

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Re: How to upload your CelticsBlog avatar
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2016, 11:55:19 AM »

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Okay, it's official - I have no idea how to upload a new avatar.

At first, I tried it on my own - downloading pictures to my computer and then trying to upload from a url. Neither worked and then I looked into this topic. I created a jpg image 65x65, uploaded it to imgur.com, and tried linking it to my profile by url and still nothing.

It's not a humongous deal, but a lot of people around here lost their avatars last year and it's a bummer that it is so dang hard to figure out. I thought it was strange seeing images like Alanis Morissette and Britney as people's avatars, but then I figured out that they were in the stock photos - guess those people got frustrated with the process, too, and just went with whatever.
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I've tried many times. it never works. i've given up.
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I am sticking with Britney !

Re: How to upload your CelticsBlog avatar
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2016, 12:09:30 PM »

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I am sticking with Britney !

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« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2016, 12:38:46 PM »

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Okay, it's official - I have no idea how to upload a new avatar.

At first, I tried it on my own - downloading pictures to my computer and then trying to upload from a url. Neither worked and then I looked into this topic. I created a jpg image 65x65, uploaded it to imagur.com, and tried linking it to my profile by url and still nothing.

It's not a humongous deal, but a lot of people around here lost their avatars last year and it's a bummer that it is so dang hard to figure out. I thought it was strange seeing images like Alanis Morissette and **** as people's avatars, but then I figured out that they were in the stock photos - guess those people got frustrated with the process, too, and just went with whatever.

Once it's hosted on imgur, try right clicking it and selecting "Get image url", it worked for me
I'm bitter.

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« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2016, 04:52:39 PM »

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worked perfectly, now i have calvin back!
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Re: How to upload your CelticsBlog avatar
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2016, 06:22:05 PM »

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Oh man, it's good to have Snidely Whiplash back again!  TP LarBrd

Okay, it's official - I have no idea how to upload a new avatar.

At first, I tried it on my own - downloading pictures to my computer and then trying to upload from a url. Neither worked and then I looked into this topic. I created a jpg image 65x65, uploaded it to imgur.com, and tried linking it to my profile by url and still nothing.

It's not a humongous deal, but a lot of people around here lost their avatars last year and it's a bummer that it is so dang hard to figure out. I thought it was strange seeing images like Alanis Morissette and Britney as people's avatars, but then I figured out that they were in the stock photos - guess those people got frustrated with the process, too, and just went with whatever.

Once it's hosted on imgur, try right clicking it and selecting "Get image url", it worked for me

TP - the right click was the key part! If you just copy and paste what is in the address bar, it doesn't work; you actually need to get it directly from the image.

Re: How to upload your CelticsBlog avatar
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2016, 06:42:22 PM »

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Oh man, it's good to have Snidely Whiplash back again!  TP LarBrd

Okay, it's official - I have no idea how to upload a new avatar.

At first, I tried it on my own - downloading pictures to my computer and then trying to upload from a url. Neither worked and then I looked into this topic. I created a jpg image 65x65, uploaded it to imgur.com, and tried linking it to my profile by url and still nothing.

It's not a humongous deal, but a lot of people around here lost their avatars last year and it's a bummer that it is so dang hard to figure out. I thought it was strange seeing images like Alanis Morissette and Britney as people's avatars, but then I figured out that they were in the stock photos - guess those people got frustrated with the process, too, and just went with whatever.

Once it's hosted on imgur, try right clicking it and selecting "Get image url", it worked for me

TP - the right click was the key part! If you just copy and paste what is in the address bar, it doesn't work; you actually need to get it directly from the image.

I too was trying for so long to get it to work then some how i got this giant bias image to work which i think is impossible given the size guidelines so i am not going to tempt fate and try and replace it even though it looks a bit out of place lol.