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    This topic contains 25 replies, has 13 voices, and was last updated by  Elly 6 months, 3 weeks ago.

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    • #27138 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      The AskWoody Lounge recognizes avatars published on the Globally Recognized Avatar (Gravatar) web site.

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

      http://videos.videopress.com/HNyK67JS/sequence-01_hd.mp4

      Gravatar is owned by WordPress.com, which is the company that makes the software used for the Lounge.

      To create an avatar, go to the web site, click on Create Your Own Gravatar, and follow the instructions to associate your email address with a picture. All it takes is a picture and a few minutes.

      • This topic was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by  woody.
      • This topic was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by  woody.
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    • #27738 Reply

      PhotM
      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

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    • #27868 Reply

      NetDef
      AskWoody Lounger

      Testing testing . . .

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

    • #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]”

      Win 7 Home, 64 bit, Group B

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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!

        Win 7 Home, 64 bit, Group B

    • #28967 Reply

      Bill C.
      AskWoody Lounger

      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
        AskWoody MVP

        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.

        • This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by  AlanH.
    • #90742 Reply

      Kirsty
      AskWoody MVP

      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
          AskWoody MVP

          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
              AskWoody MVP

              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
              AskWoody MVP

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

              • This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by  Kirsty. Reason: Added hyperlink
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        • #91446 Reply

          Microfix
          AskWoody MVP

          I like 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

      • This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by  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
        AskWoody MVP

        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…

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    Reply To: How to put a picture ("Avatar") on your replies

    You can use BBCodes to format your content.
    Your account can't use Advanced BBCodes, they will be stripped before saving.

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