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Avatars/Private Message/Post Counts FAQ
Updated: 1st June 2011

Before you customise your Avatar or Title, read the Community Guidelines

Avatars

* Where do I change my Avatar?

Click Here


* How big can a custom avatar be?
150x150 pixels

* What file formats can be used for an avatar?
GIF or JPG or PNG

* Why doesnt my avatar work?
See above. No seriously, SEE ABOVE.

* What if my avatar is too big?
Resize it with Lview/Photoshop/Paintshop Pro, or at www.gifworks.com .

* How do I get an animated avatar?
Find an animated image and resize it at www.gifworks.com and upload it.

* What is inappropriate for use as an avatar?
Stealing someone elses avatar isn't cool. Neither is using imagery that is in extremely poor taste or is pornographic. The moderators decide what is poor taste or pornographic.



Private Messages

Ocasionally you will receive an email letting you know that your Inbox is full. This means that you need to delete some of the items in your private message folders (both the Inbox AND the Outbox count towards this)

Post Counts

Post counts will fluctuate when threads and posts are deleted/removed from the forums. This is normal and simply reflects some of the 'spammier' threads being pruned.
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hint for those using one of the animated ones offthe net...right mouse on it for properties, highlight the address then copy, cut and paste in the avatar section of edit options....( must be under 64 x 64 though )
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I've tried up loading a custom aviatar, followed your wise words, 64x64, and then it tells me it's not a PIF or GIF file or some shite! !HELP!
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Re: Web master Mike help me your my only hope

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Originally posted by mrfantastic
I've tried up loading a custom aviatar, followed your wise words, 64x64, and then it tells me it's not a PIF or GIF file or some shite! !HELP!

What kind of image file is it?
BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIFF????

Only GIF and JPG will work.
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MadMike,

Are there any rules pertaining to someone stealing someone else's custom avatar? cause Trancified stole mine and it's pissing me off heaps.

Thanks

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I wouldnt go that far.... If someone is lame enough to 'steal' your avatar then I'm sure karma will bite them back.

In the meantime take it as an incentive to come up with something individual. Hell.... use a watermark or your name in it.
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well I'm definitely in love with my new avatar ...

I wish I could take mine to bed ... thanks for the linkage Sofu !!!

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Quote:

Where do I change my Avatar?
Options --> Edit Options
Scroll down to the bottom and either select or upload your avatar.

wheres is options --> edit options?

i can see mysettings > options > edit profile, but there is nothing there that lets me add an avatar.

is the 100 posts rule still in effect? i read somewhere else that it wasnt....

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wheres is options --> edit options?

Ah yes. I am so glad someone else asked this - took me, like, MONTHS to work it out, and I was feeling pretty stoopid.

Scroll to the top of this, or any other forums page and OPTIONS is the first of those tab thingies sticking out the top of the white bit.



Now, if only I could commit to just one avatar... :p
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Can someone helps me out with posting pictures. Ican never get 'em to work. Either it wont let me because it says the file isn't Html or htm (even tho it is ) or wen i post theres no picture there.
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Quote:

Originally posted by DamoK
Can someone helps me out with posting pictures. Ican never get 'em to work. Either it wont let me because it says the file isn't Html or htm (even tho it is ) or wen i post theres no picture there.

find a picture, any picture on the internet.. right click on it and select properties. highlight the entire address and press Ctrl-C... go to the window where you post and click image, press Ctrl-V and the address should appear in the box. press Enter, post

ps. an image should be a jpg, gif or bmp not htm or html. Don't link to the webpage that the image is on, link to the image itself using the steps above. Let us know how you go

pps. If all else fails, search for a thread called posting images or something, there was one a while ago

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Quote:

Originally posted by nicko
find a picture, any picture on the internet.. right click on it and select properties. highlight the entire address and press Ctrl-C... go to the window where you post and click image, press Ctrl-V and the address should appear in the box. press Enter, post

ps. an image should be a jpg, gif or bmp not htm or html. Don't link to the webpage that the image is on, link to the image itself using the steps above. Let us know how you go

pps. If all else fails, search for a thread called posting images or something, there was one a while ago


Umm...No..Thats a crock dude...All you'll get is a hyperlink..If you want to get an image onto the actual forum post - you'll have to upload that image from a webspace it is hosted on (ie imagestation)

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Quote:

Originally posted by Sauce
MadMike,

Are there any rules pertaining to someone stealing someone else's custom avatar? cause Trancified stole mine and it's pissing me off heaps.

Thanks

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just make a new one conveying those sentiments. If trancefield steals it or not, t5rancefield will look like a gimp.
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Quote:

Originally posted by MadMike
I wouldnt go that far.... If someone is lame enough to 'steal' your avatar then I'm sure karma will bite them back.

In the meantime take it as an incentive to come up with something individual. Hell.... use a watermark or your name in it.

Mike...

I think that if someone has taken the time and effort to make a custom avatar, then they should be the only ones to use it on this web site, unless of course they give permission for someone to use it.

Can't you put a block on right clicking the avatars, so you can't save or copy and paste? I know of a few web sites that do this.

It was just a suggestion, because I have noticed a few people stealing custom avatars, even ones with watermarks on it? :tripping: And quite a few people are really getting annoyed at this, that's all.


Also, I haven't been a member for a year, but I do have over 750 posts, why can't I change my custom title?

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Quote:

Originally posted by Atlantis



Can't you put a block on right clicking the avatars, so you can't save or copy and paste? I know of a few web sites that do this.


To answer on Mikes behalf "because Andre has better things to do." Just fight fire with fire.

Personally i'd get the one he stole and change it to take the piss out of hijm (or her if he's a she)

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Quote:

Originally posted by Atlantis

Can't you put a block on right clicking the avatars, so you can't save or copy and paste? I know of a few web sites that do this.

Anyone with very basic technical knowledge can get past that though, can't they? Just copy the whole screen, paste it into a bitmap file and edit.
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Quote:

Originally posted by Psyentist


Anyone with very basic technical knowledge can get past that though, can't they? Just copy the whole screen, paste it into a bitmap file and edit.

Oh well, I didn't think of that!

But if the avatar moves, you wouldn't be able to do that.


P.s. at your avatar!
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Quote:

Originally posted by SpaceAgePimp
Umm...No..Thats a crock dude...All you'll get is a hyperlink..If you want to get an image onto the actual forum post - you'll have to upload that image from a webspace it is hosted on (ie imagestation)

don't call me wrong. You are wrong. There is no uploading shit required

simply plaace the text you have copied like this:

[IM.G]<insert address here{/IM.G] (without the dots of course)

eg


edit: i cant spell

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I know this isnt about avatars or custom titles, but mike; how do i find out my real post count??

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when i check the properties of the pic i want to put on m avavar it says its 38 pixels/cm and it still won't work
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So how come I've got enough posts to be an ITM Guru but my title is stuck on "ITM Virgin" and I can't change it? I reckon the moderators are taking the piss out of me.....

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Are you kidding me?

You've asked me this time after time, and every bloody time I tell you the same thing.

Talk to djdrey. Send him an email: djdrey@inthemix.com.au

He's the ONLY one who can sort that out for you.
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Are you kidding me?

You've asked me this time after time, and every bloody time I tell you the same thing.

Talk to djdrey. Send him an email: djdrey@inthemix.com.au

He's the ONLY one who can sort that out for you.

Mike, I'm too farkin lazy, I'd rather just bitch about it constantly. (& I know that makes no sense)

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"Leader of the X-mods" what are you dude?? A fkn power ranger??

Yeah, the pink one. Oh and geocities doesnt allow remote linking, so nobody can see your image.
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Quote:

Originally posted by MadMike
Are you kidding me?

You've asked me this time after time, and every bloody time I tell you the same thing.

Talk to djdrey. Send him an email: djdrey@inthemix.com.au

He's the ONLY one who can sort that out for you.


Well I emailed DjDrey a month or two ago... and I still can't change my custom title...
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Well he just fixed SpaceMonkeys a week ago because he figured out what it was. I suggest trying it again.
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just a correction.

it appears that the title is only editable if you're a member who has been on ITM for at least a year.

i have over 750 posts, but am unable to edit title in options > edit profile.
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Re: Avatar and Custom Title FAQ

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Originally posted by MadMike
* What if my avatar is too big?
Resize it with Lview/Photoshop/Paintshop Pro, or at www.gifworks.com .

what if my avatar is too big and its a .jpg?

(gifworks wont let me resize)
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oh lordy.

get a proggy that will handle jpgs.

try paint shop pro. there is an evaluation version available that will let you easily do the job.
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Mike i was just looking for a new avatar. how do i know if the one i picked is the same as someone elses?
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i made my own avatar with pictures flashing on and off in flash fx at uni and emailed it to my self, but it emailed as an animatedflash and when i try to save it the only option is a .bmp
and when i open it to save as a URL for the avatar the address is too long and wont let me fit it all in!
how can i change it when i cant save it properly and the URL is too long?
is there a way?
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Quote:

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i made my own avatar with pictures flashing on and off in flash fx at uni and emailed it to my self, but it emailed as an animatedflash and when i try to save it the only option is a .bmp
and when i open it to save as a URL for the avatar the address is too long and wont let me fit it all in!
how can i change it when i cant save it properly and the URL is too long?
is there a way?

You'd need to get a SWF to GIF converter, or use a capture tool like Camtasia Recorder to create the animated gif.
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Quote:

Originally posted by Psycho_182
i made my own avatar with pictures flashing on and off in flash fx at uni and emailed it to my self, but it emailed as an animatedflash and when i try to save it the only option is a .bmp
and when i open it to save as a URL for the avatar the address is too long and wont let me fit it all in!
how can i change it when i cant save it properly and the URL is too long?
is there a way?

I knew of an app that decompiles flash files (I used it myself to "borrow" the Full Cycle logo in my avatar from their flash website)
but can't remember the name at all!... Anyway, what mike mentioned will be a much easier way to accomplish your goal as you don't have to reconstruct it into a gif animation frame by frame using a third party animation program..
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thanks bush & mike, i'll try that
is there anywhere that i can download them for free??
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Stealing people's avatars isn't kewl. Defacing them and posting them even unkewler.

I've let it slide for now but when behavior strikes me as going from slightly amusing to just plain wierd I will get my back up.

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Stealing people's avatars isn't kewl. Defacing them and posting them even unkewler.


but your avatar is a defaced one

why you no shoe me love!


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