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    This topic contains 5 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  PhotM 1 month, 3 weeks ago.

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    • #19628 Score: 0

      Da Boss
      84 pts

      When formulating your replies, keep these simple rules in mind:

      1. No personal attacks. We’re talking tech, not personalities.
      2. No swearing. My 6-year-old reads this stuff.
      3. No politics or religion, except in the Rants forum.

      Please stay on topic. Posts that don’t contribute to the discussion may never see light of day. People around these parts tend to be quite busy, and they (like me) dislike wading through reams of repetition and irrelevance. You can always start a new Topic in the Rants forum.

      Also note that I am loathe to post links to any software of dubious pedigree. Yes, that includes hacked copies of Windows 7.

      Dissenting opinions welcome – encouraged! – as long as they’re coherent.

      Thus spake Da Boss.

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    • #26949 Score: 0

      AskWoody Lounger
      20 pts

      It may be handy to give instructions and rules for avatar sizes and formats supported no?
      Some (including me) do not know what the maximum size the avatar should be.
      If too big, it can skew the forum layout..

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    • #26958 Score: 0

      AskWoody Lounger

      How does one add their avatar?

      The difference between Genius and Stupidity:
      A Genius knows their limits.
      - Albert Einstein

      • #27135 Score: 0

        Da Boss
        84 pts

        Great question. Post coming up momentarily.

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      • #27136 Score: 0

        AskWoody Lounger
        11 pts

        Woody will probably add this later:

        The software we use here (WordPress and bbPress) hook into a free Avatar service called Gravatar. Here’s how to put a mug on your posts.

        Step 1. Go to Gravatar.com

        Step 2. Click the Create Your Own Gravatar button.

        A registration form appears. Follow the instructions, using the email address that you used to sign up for the AskWoody Lounge. The username can only be lower case letters and numbers – no spaces – and it has to be unique (which is to say, it has to be different from every other Gravatar username).

        Step 3. Click Sign up.

        You get a confirmation email from WordPress.com with a link to activate your username.

        Step 4. In the email, click Activate Account.

        You end up back in Gravatar.com, where you need to sign in and upload an image.

        Step 5. Click the link to add a new Gravatar.

        Instructions from there are pretty easy. When you come back to the Lounge and refresh the page, your new avatar should appear.


        Win 7 Home, Group B

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    • #27143 Score: 0

      AskWoody Lounger
      18 pts

      How does one add their avatar?

      Mine got added automagically from the fine folks at Gmail….

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