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    This topic contains 51 replies, has 24 voices, and was last updated by  JohnW 3 months, 3 weeks ago.

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    • #27138 Reply
    • #27738 Reply

      PhotM
      AskWoody Plus

      OR, if you have an Avatar on your Gmail Account and you use it to sign up, Woody’s site picks it up Automagically.

      That is how mine appeared 😀

      Best Regards,

      Crysta

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    • #27868 Reply

      NetDef
      AskWoody_MVP

      Testing testing . . .

      Hmmm. I might need to make some changes to my G+ . . .

      ~ Group "Weekend" ~

    • #27931 Reply

      Elly
      AskWoody MVP

      Hello Woody!
      The video on this didn’t link in a usable way (not even a cut and paste)… Not a real link or video at this time?

      “Here’s a video to demonstrate what’s happening:

      [wpvideo HNyK67JS]”

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      • #27937 Reply

        woody
        Da Boss

        ARGH. I’ll fix it. Thanks!

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      • #28000 Reply

        Elly
        AskWoody MVP

        Got fixed fast!

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    • #28967 Reply

      Bill C.
      AskWoody Plus

      Well success! on the log in.

      Is the Gravatar the ONLY avatar format accepted, or can we use the 80×80 pixel jpg image used by other forum software?

      Not a big issue, but I much prefer to keep my avatars unique to an individual site, and separate from anything allowing links to any social media sites.

      So far the Lounge looks very promising. Far easier to search for a topic even with just viewing a list. I have not tried using a search engine.

      • #28992 Reply

        Kirsty
        Da Boss

        Is the Gravatar the ONLY avatar format accepted

        Yes, as far as I am aware. It is part of WordPress, so comes as part of the package.

    • #90680 Reply

      Canadian Tech
      AskWoody_MVP

      I would like an avatar, but would not like to have it linked to my email address. Is that possible?

      CT

      • #90693 Reply

        Nope. Best suggestion I have is to set up a bogus one-time free email address, and use that to link to your avatar on Gravatar.

      • #90694 Reply

        AlanH
        AskWoody Lounger

        I suspect that an “unlinked” avatar is not possible– one’s email address seems to be the indexing token that Gravatar uses for lookup.

        The inelegant workaround I used was to generate an email address just for askwoody.com, and then set up a gravatar for that.

    • #90742 Reply

      Kirsty
      Da Boss

      On the subject of Gravatar security concerns:
      https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2016/12/gravatar-advisory-protect-email-address-identity/

      (From WordFence, the security arm of WordPress & Gravatar)

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      • #90750 Reply

        Canadian Tech
        AskWoody_MVP

        Thanks to all. I think I am going to have to forgo an avatar. I work very hard at maintaining my anonymity.

        CT

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        • #90755 Reply

          Kirsty
          Da Boss

          Might I suggest a signature in your profile then?

          • #91206 Reply

            lizzytish
            AskWoody Lounger

            How would you do that Kirsty? Sounds interesting! LT

            Further to this: I got your reply Kirsty by email but I don’t see it here….
            strange!! Thank you for it………. I’ve been in and can see where to insert/apply
            a signature. Will have to think this through as to what I would like……… as my
            signature is v. minimal!!! But as I said thanks for getting back so quickly! LT

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            • #91241 Reply

              Kirsty
              Da Boss

              It’s really quite easy to add a signature.

              1. You need to be logged in first
              2. Go to your profile, by clicking on your user name (upper right corner, or on any of your posts)
              3. Click Edit, at the bottom of the menu on the left
              4. Scroll down to Your Forum Signature, and enter the text in there. It accepts basic BBCodes – the Text Formatting codes on this phpbb.com link seem to work.
              5. Click Update at the bottom of the page, and you’re done. Every post you have already created in the new Lounge will now sport your choice of signature.

              This can also be achieved in the dashboard, as mentioned on How to Remotely Log Out from Askwoody.com.

              I see some people have been adding their computer’s configuration to their signatures.

              It took me a couple of tries to get the formatting to work, due to my being new to BBCodes, but trial and error won out.

              PS if the instructions aren’t clear, I’d hope you’d post back any problems you encountered, thanks.

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            • #91282 Reply

              lizzytish
              AskWoody Lounger

              Well duh…….. to me….. reason I couldn’t see it was that I had been sitting on the page
              for a little while and should have refreshed it!!!
              Et voila I see it now! Thanks Kirsty!
              Also have spotted your signature and see how it stands out quite well…….. lots of possiblities
              there! LT

            • #91283 Reply

              Kirsty
              Da Boss

              Thanks LT. I’ve now added that to Tips for Using the Lounge.
              i look forward to seeing what you create – have fun!

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        • #91446 Reply

          Microfix
          Da Boss

          I liked my arabic arch avatar.

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    • #90799 Reply

      rc primak
      AskWoody_MVP

      I did find that not only does Gravatar need an email address, but it also needs to have ad-blocking and flash-blocking extensions disabled. I use Linux and my email address (the one I use in forums) is all over the Internet, including online shopping sites. So I don’t worry, and just let fly with an old photo I’ve used on my PC for a login to an account for awhile now. it’s always nice to be able not to be too anonymous!

      -- rc primak

    • #91512 Reply

      lizzytish
      AskWoody Lounger

      Well been having a bit of fun making a signature for myself………. but for the life of me haven’t been able to get it to work…….. I have uploaded it to my website and can stream from there on my html editor……… so that part is working……… but cannot seem to manage to get in into Word Press except as an attachment as per here…. I’ve been hunting up and trying ways….. and it’s not working. Wondering if we’re able to do this per the signature area in the user dashboard, and
      if so does anyone know what the code is…… I’ve tried the wordpress code for images and url links and there’s obviously something I’m missing…. if we’re able to do this of course!! LT

      lizztish_butterflylogo3-1

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      • #91603 Reply

        Kirsty
        Da Boss

        We only have access to simple BBCodes, and I suspect you may be asking more than it can deliver.

        I always enjoy your grahics 🙂

        • #91791 Reply

          lizzytish
          AskWoody Lounger

          Thanks Kirsty, thought that might be the case ………. it’s not a big deal…. but was fun having a go!!! And thanks too for your thumbs up about the graphics!!! I actually have a Google Group that I send my ‘mists’ to (they are shares for those who use PSP/PS and who can then do their own creations with them)……….. and must say do enjoy that part of life a lot!!! My bolt hole from reality! But the ones I share here are usually ones I’ve received/snagged etc…..but hopefully always have a slant on things!!! LT

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    • #171593 Reply

      Schnarph
      AskWoody Lounger

      OR, if you have an Avatar on your Gmail Account and you use it to sign up, Woody’s site picks it up Automagically. That is how mine appeared ? Best Regards, Crysta

      I have an avatar on my Google(+)/Gmail account and I used it to sign up, where’s the Automagic? What Google account settings are required? I’m not hiding anything but my real name, address, DOB, etc… AFAIK!

      Someone already used “Schnarph” on Gravatar/Wordpress, so that won’t work. I go to the trouble of making an 8 letter name with one vowel over 15 years ago with no results on Google search, yet these days I can barely use it for a new account anywhere…

    • #310577 Reply

      wavy
      AskWoody Plus

      I am testing the avatar thing, how long does it take? I have entered a secondary email at wordpress that is my woody email, should that work ??

      PS what scripts must be authorized for this to work. I let all the ad related ones (except doubleclick) work here…

      🍻

      Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
      • #310590 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        I believe you have to set up the Avatar on the Gravatar website and use the same email address as you have on AskWoody. See the link at the top of the page.

      • #310645 Reply

        CADesertRat
        AskWoody Plus

        Wavy,

        I just now put my Avatar on here and it was instantaneous once I finished getting through the hurdles of trying to figure out how to do it, LOL.

        Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
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    • #310656 Reply

      wavy
      AskWoody Plus

      I believe you have to set up the Avatar on the Gravatar website and use the same email address as you have on AskWoody. See the link at the top of the page.

      I have entered a secondary email at wordpress that is my woody email

      The question is does the secondary email work?
      Not yet at least… 🙁

      🍻

      Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
      • #310659 Reply

        woody
        Da Boss

        PKCano’s right.

        WordPress looks at your email address – not your AskWoody username – and sees if Gravatar has an avatar listed for that email address.

        So whichever email address is in your Askwoody profile is the one you need to stick in Gravatar.

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        • #310724 Reply

          wavy
          AskWoody Plus

          The question is does the secondary email work?

          🍻

          Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
          • #310730 Reply

            PKCano
            Da Boss

            I seem to remember there may be a place on Gravatar to associate the Avatar with a website (if the email addresses are the same). Perhaps linking  with the a site (AskWoody url or dot-com address). I had two addresses on Gravatar.
            But it’s been a long time since I set mine up and things may be different now.

        • #310746 Reply

          CADesertRat
          AskWoody Plus

          Today when I signed up at wordpress/gravatar, I had to go to user profile and input AWdotcom in the url box and put my AW username in the details box before it would show here on the site.

          Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
          4 Win 10 Pro currently 1809 (3 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

        • #311608 Reply

          redknight
          AskWoody Plus

          Can it be possible to just upload a picture (.jpg) to your profile?

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          • #311644 Reply

            CADesertRat
            AskWoody Plus

            I wish there were, but unfortunately you will have to follow the directions and do it through Gravatar/Wordpress.

            Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
            4 Win 10 Pro currently 1809 (3 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

        • #314574 Reply

          BATcher
          AskWoody_MVP

          I am probably terminally stupid and need things spelling out in words of one syllable.

          When signing up for a Gravatar, there are three fields on the first screen, which is as far as I’ve looked!
          Your email address – some posts above Woody says this should be my AskWoody email address
          Choose a username – I assume this is my Gravatar/WordPress username, NOT my AskWoody username
          Choose a password – I assume this is my Gravatar/WordPress password, NOT my AskWoody password

          Am I correct? Thanks!

          BATcher
          • #314597 Reply

            PKCano
            Da Boss

            I believe that is correct. Then you have to associate the picture with the email address you used to register as AskWoody.

    • #310660 Reply

      Steve S.
      AskWoody Plus

      Is there any consideration being given to uploading an avatar directly to AskWoody? Setting up a Gravatar account just to have an avatar here seems like another potential exposure of privacy and for email spammers to reverse encrypt my email from the md5 hash that is exposed on the source code for a page. I know this has been discussed online for years and I’m not sure Gravatar has done anything to-date.

      Gravatar Advisory: How to Protect Your Email Address and Identity

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      • #310666 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        Somewhere in the back of my mind I remember that if you have a Gmail/Google Avatar that it will show up if the email address on AskWoody is the same. But I can’t confirm that.

        (You see, I have a good memory, it’s just not very long)

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        • #310679 Reply

          Steve S.
          AskWoody Plus

          Yep. I know that one. I can’t remember the last time I forgot… 🙂

          Alas, I’m registered here with a hotmail email, so my avatar will remain ‘mystery man’ for now.

          Win7 Pro x64 (Group B), Win10 Pro x64 1809, Linux Mint + a cat with 'tortitude'.

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    • #310736 Reply

      bbearren
      AskWoody MVP

      Somewhere in the back of my mind I remember that if you have a Gmail/Google Avatar that it will show up if the email address on AskWoody is the same. But I can’t confirm that.

      I can confirm that.  I’ve had a Gravatar (I can’t remember how long) using the same email address that I used when I registered here in December in anticipation of the merger (the same email address I used for Windows Secrets).  My Gravatar popped right up.

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    • #310745 Reply

      wavy
      AskWoody Plus

      And the answer is Yes , when you do it right!!
      so…
      in the Manage Gravatars section,
      select the secondary email :1. Pick email to modify
      input new image : 2. Pick new image

      🙂

      regrettably gravatar changes my GIF to a JPEG and the dynamic part is lost 🙁

      🍻

      Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
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    • #310749 Reply

      CADesertRat
      AskWoody Plus

      Not sure what is going on but I clicked submit on a reply post and it just completely disappeared !!!

      Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
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      • #310765 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        You got caught in the spam bucket. I restored it.
        Don’t know it you tried to edit, but sometimes if you edit too fast before the system has finished the posting process, it will do that.

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        • #311648 Reply

          CADesertRat
          AskWoody Plus

          Nope, it wasn’t an edit, it was a reply.

          Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
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    • #315440 Reply

      Steve S.
      AskWoody Plus

      Decided to give the Gravatar a trial. Buttoned it down as much as I could.

      This is my highly intelligent, always engaged, thinks she’s a human, tortoise shell cat — sitting at attention. She has no shortage of tortitude….  😉

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      • #317542 Reply

        woody
        Da Boss

        Looks great with that gold ribbon…

    • #317447 Reply

      Meitzi S
      AskWoody Plus

      I never use my real email.

      I use + method (which is supported at least Gmail and Outlook)

      So, I registered using myemail+askw@gmail.com (so, I know how to blame if you leak email address)
      Of course, avatar did not work because its not same.

      So, i needed register to WordPress one more time, and this time i used myemail+askwavatar@gmail.com

      I have million (ok, maybe no) WordPress account because if this stupid linkin.

      (myemail is not my real email address)

    • #328757 Reply

      plodr
      AskWoody Plus

      Now I know why I don’t have an avatar here. I only put one up where there is another option besides Gravatar. I’ll settle for something in the signature line.

      Got coffee?

    • #332027 Reply

      Seff
      AskWoody Plus

      Ah well, I’ll go without. I hate with a passion being asked by a site to create an account on another site just to perform the most basic of functions on the first site. Not the fault of anyone here, the system is what it is, but it really shouldn’t be necessary. Signatures aren’t really an answer either, as I find that they distract from the actual content in a post. I tend to disable them whenever possible so as to avoid that.

      Not that I’m usually grumpy mind, it’s just that I find this kind of thing frustrating!

    • #1135169 Reply

      JohnW
      AskWoody Plus

      I wish WordPress would make Gravatar just an option for those who wish to market themselves publicly across multiple websites, and offer an alternative single use avatar for those that wish to remain private, and not be tracked across websites.

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