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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]”

        Non-techy Win 10 Pro and Linux Mint experimenter

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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!

          Non-techy Win 10 Pro and Linux Mint experimenter

      • #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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            – Albert Einstein

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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…

        • #171807 Reply
          Elly
          AskWoody MVP

          Hello Schnarph,

          Since someone already has your name on Gravator, how about making a Schnarph-like signature for the Lounge?

          Kirsty gave instructions at: https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/how-to-put-a-picture-avatar-on-your-replies/#post-91241

          It takes using BBCodes, but a link to them is included. That will allow you to be creative and make a truly unique signature (that’s how Kirsty and Lizzytish got their pretty ones).

          Non-techy Win 10 Pro and Linux Mint experimenter

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      • #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 🙂
          4 Win 10 Pro at 1909 (3 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

      • #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 at 1909 (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 at 1909 (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

        Win7 Pro x64(Group B), Win10 Pro x64 1909, Win10 Home 1909, Linux Mint + a cat with 'tortitude'.

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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 1909, Win10 Home 1909, 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 🙂
        4 Win 10 Pro at 1909 (3 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

        • #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 🙂
            4 Win 10 Pro at 1909 (3 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

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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….  😉

        Win7 Pro x64(Group B), Win10 Pro x64 1909, Win10 Home 1909, Linux Mint + a cat with 'tortitude'.

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        • #317542 Reply
          woody
          Da Boss

          Looks great with that gold ribbon…

      • #317447 Reply
        Meitzi S
        AskWoody Lounger

        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)

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      • #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?

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      • #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!

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      • #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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      • #2040541 Reply
        Craig L.
        AskWoody Plus

        Hoping someone can help guide me through obtaining a non-photo avatar. I went to the Gravatar website and managed to sign up/register but saw no “easy” way to obtain/ assign an avatar. I can see what appears to be an easy way to upload a photo from my computer but that’s not what I want to do. Just want some sort of carton character like some others. And now when I go to their website, I don’t even see the option to “create your own avatar” which I do recall seeing previously but that I believe lead me to some real technical page which talked about having to do some “hashing” and to me, something like having to use machine language!

        If this is too much to ask, please don’t even respond. I would really rather get technical help on reinstalling my OS and with being able to install the correct updates. Besides I think I did figure out how to add a “signature” which I hope shows up below after I hit submit.

        Craig L.
        1) Win7 -> Win8.1 Pro, 64bit, Group B
        2) Win7 Home, 64bit -> Group W
        (hoping to reinstall each)

        • #2040548 Reply
          PKCano
          Da Boss

          You can have any picture that you have on your computer, or is accessible from your computer, to upload and use for an Avatar. It doesn’t have t be a photograph (see mine as an example).
          But you have to associate the picture on Gravatar with the email address you used on AskWoody (the same email address) to be able to tie the picture to this site.

      • #2040554 Reply
        Craig L.
        AskWoody Plus

        Ok thanks PKCano. I was thinking I could get those non-photo avatars from Gravatar’s website. Silly me!

        Craig L.
        1) Win7 -> Win8.1 Pro, 64bit, Group B
        2) Win7 Home, 64bit -> Group W
        (hoping to reinstall each)

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