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Mata
post Mar 7 2003, 02:47 PM
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Hi,

You can't upload your own avatars onto my server. Basically this is because this website currently uses the rather astronomical bandwidth of 112GigB a month (and swiftly rising). This board takes a lot bandwidth as it is let alone with everybody's avatars hosted on my server so I've disabled the function. So ner.

If you want a custom avatar you will have to upload it onto a server that permits remote hosting, such as the Tripod ones.

Fortunately, if you can't work out how to do that then further help is at hand. If you have an FTP program then NoName4444 has kindly set up this:

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Give me a PM or an IM at NoName4444 and I can help you out.

If you know how to upload, connect to

152.7.20.71
user: mata
pass: lgg

and your pic will be at http://152.7.20.71/mata/*picnamehere.jpg*


You will need an FTP program to make this work, they're pretty logical once you have them installed. FTP programs such as WS_FTP Pro (which I use) or CuteFTP can be bought quite cheaply or you can get free 30 day trial versions from http://www.downloads.com

So now you know the options, there's no excuse for sulking at the back because you can't get your avatar to work!

When making your avatar, please try to make sure that the filesize is reasonable, by that I mean preferably less than 15-20k for a still image and no more than 100k for a moving image (animated .gif). Having lots of huge image files as avatars will mean that the pages of the forum load slowly, and while the pictures are nice, we're here to talk to eachother!

Cheers,

Mata


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post Apr 4 2008, 08:40 PM
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Just playing with avatar settings at the mo'
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and wondering why a photobucket image does not work.
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Tried again with imageshack - and have avatar. Yay!



What I did find is that when copying & pasting, not to copy the http:// part of the address, because the upload box seems to insist on including that part for you, even if you try to delete it first. Thus if you do, you end up getting http://http//www.rest.of.addy.
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- Mata   You Can't Upload Avatars   Mar 7 2003, 02:47 PM
- - Sickness   Do you have any avatar nono's...like .gifs?   Mar 11 2003, 08:15 PM
- - Mata   Only that they shouldn't be unsuitable materia...   Mar 12 2003, 10:06 AM
- - Industrial Kybosh   http://www.casualsmirk.com/avatars has some hot-li...   Mar 12 2003, 03:23 PM
- - Sickness   Any particular reason, Mata, that we can't ste...   Mar 12 2003, 06:56 PM
- - Mata   None that I know of, unless of course they don...   Mar 13 2003, 01:19 PM
- - Mata   QUOTE http://www.speedis.org http://www.seemesmile...   Mar 17 2003, 05:09 PM
|- - alstan   QUOTE (Mata @ Mar 17 2003, 05:09 PM) . ht...   Dec 9 2006, 04:07 AM
- - Industrial Kybosh   QUOTE (Mata @ Mar 17 2003, 05:09 PM)QUOTE ht...   Mar 19 2003, 12:37 PM
- - Mata   http://www.tripod.lycos.com/ They definitely do a...   Mar 19 2003, 01:16 PM
- - IdiotFace   ack i tried them and my avatar wouldnt show up, ju...   Mar 21 2003, 09:08 PM
- - Industrial Kybosh   Yeah, I tried Tripod for image posting at FFGurus,...   Mar 25 2003, 04:47 PM
- - Cthulhu   You can fool Tripod and Geocities, just rename the...   Apr 7 2003, 11:23 AM
- - Mata   Here's a link that tells you how to go about u...   Apr 8 2003, 11:22 AM
- - Debaser   the URL is too long to fit onto the avatar space i...   Apr 14 2003, 10:20 PM
- - craziness   wow, i just thought of something. since everybody ...   Apr 17 2003, 08:20 AM
- - Hyperion   I went to . . . http://www.freeavatars.net Got s...   Apr 19 2003, 03:20 PM
- - syuu   Webpost ( www.webpost.net ) is the best free hosti...   Apr 21 2003, 06:34 AM
- - mr scribble   gah!! i'm really confused could so...   Jun 18 2003, 05:50 PM
- - candice   okay, first, ya need to find an avatar to use. go...   Jun 18 2003, 06:59 PM
- - mr scribble   Yeah!! It worked i have a great avatar...   Jun 18 2003, 11:20 PM
- - kidvicious2punk   i should have come here first..mata tried to expla...   Jun 21 2003, 06:05 PM
- - candice   ok, i'll try to explain it more, kidvicious. ...   Jun 21 2003, 10:20 PM
- - syuu   Right. I'll give a go at explaining it to this...   Jun 22 2003, 06:21 PM
- - kidvicious2punk   i was doing it rite the whole time except for one ...   Jun 22 2003, 07:26 PM
- - kidvicious2punk   ok i did all of that bbut it didnt work!!...   Jun 22 2003, 07:38 PM
- - candice   kidvicious, click here. now copy and paste the UR...   Jun 22 2003, 08:10 PM
- - kidvicious2punk   thank you thank you thank you!!! you s...   Jun 22 2003, 09:00 PM
- - kidvicious2punk   Do you add images to your signature the same way u...   Jun 23 2003, 12:36 AM
- - candice   yep, same way you put em in a post you can put em ...   Jun 23 2003, 02:17 AM
- - hinsley   i cant get any sites to work for a banner. wait s...   Jun 23 2003, 01:20 PM
- - hinsley   tis ok! i used my free website thingy on yahoo...   Jun 23 2003, 01:30 PM
- - candice   huh hinsley? geocities doesn't allow linking ...   Jun 23 2003, 09:06 PM
- - Rattgirl   QUOTE (Mata @ Mar 17 2003, 06:09 PM)QUOTE htt...   Jun 28 2003, 05:23 PM
- - Theresapartayinmyhead   i dont know if this was mentioned anywhere in this...   Oct 13 2003, 12:05 AM
- - Mr Fuzzy   If you're having trouble with the length of UR...   Oct 28 2003, 03:16 PM
- - poppa.moo   I've tried useing the snipurl method to link t...   Apr 10 2004, 10:45 AM
- - Snugglebum the Destroyer   Hey - I have a problem where I don't always se...   Jul 26 2004, 11:32 PM
- - Forever Unknown   Yeah! Snugs says she can't see my avator. ...   Jul 26 2004, 11:51 PM
- - gothictheysay   I can't see Snugs', FU's, or poppa.moo...   Jul 26 2004, 11:59 PM
- - Forever Unknown   I can see yours, m'dear. I use Freewebs, due...   Jul 27 2004, 12:18 AM
- - snoo   photobucket is good so long as your pics title isn...   Jul 27 2004, 01:24 PM
- - gothictheysay   Okay, NOW I can see FU's and Snug's...they...   Jul 27 2004, 07:59 PM
- - Snugglebum the Destroyer   That's beacuse FU and I changed to Photobucket...   Jul 27 2004, 08:01 PM
- - -Kurt   You can also use: http://imageshack.us   Sep 26 2004, 10:23 PM
- - -Kurt   You can also use: http://imageshack.us   Sep 26 2004, 10:23 PM
- - PsychWardMike   One time... I uploaded an avatar all by my lonesom...   Dec 13 2004, 07:21 PM
- - Crazy   Can we upload pictures of ourselves? -<3crazy...   Feb 7 2007, 09:04 PM
- - funked)out_frog   For a personal picture, Crazy, you'll need to ...   Feb 7 2007, 10:50 PM
|- - Crazy   QUOTE (funked)out_frog @ Feb 7 2007, 05...   Feb 8 2007, 12:52 AM
- - wodring   Just playing with avatar settings at the mo' e...   Apr 4 2008, 08:40 PM
|- - ElFox   AHA!!! I did it! I managed to get ...   Oct 19 2008, 06:13 PM
|- - ElFox   QUOTE (ElFox @ Oct 19 2008, 07:13 PM) AHA...   Oct 19 2008, 07:47 PM
- - candice   I can still see it, ElFox.   Oct 20 2008, 09:12 AM
- - Yannick   Yeah, it's showing up now.   Oct 20 2008, 12:41 PM
- - wodring   Another image host I've used recently is htt...   Nov 23 2008, 05:41 PM


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