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User Control Panel Questions

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Post by Ged » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:24 pm

Just getting used to the forum. Gotta few questions:
  1. Can I choose an avatar of my own?
  2. Is there a a creation position: 'Slightly older than Young-Earth' ?
(just to be awkward :mrgreen: )
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Post by IceMobster » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:13 am

Ged wrote:Just getting used to the forum. Gotta few questions:
  1. Can I choose an avatar of my own?
  2. Is there a a creation position: 'Slightly older than Young-Earth' ?
(just to be awkward :mrgreen: )
1. Yes, look at the picture
2. Don't think so

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Post by RickD » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:41 am

1. Yes. You can choose an image, and use a free image resizer website.

2. I guess it would depend on exactly what "slightly older" means. Young earth creationists usually believe in a 6-10 thousand year old earth. But I've seen some who believe it's possible for the earth to be upwards of 50-80 thousand years old.
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Post by Ged » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:18 am

Tried to upload an avatar directly from my computer, but it has to be a url. nevermind
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Post by RickD » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:26 am

Ged wrote:Tried to upload an avatar directly from my computer, but it has to be a url. nevermind
It has always worked from my iPhone. If you don't have an iPhone, get one. :lol:
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Post by Ged » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:03 am

Heck Rick, Im 70. I have enough trouble working my TV. y:-/

So, Ive got a picture on my computer. How does it magically become a url? :yoyo:
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Post by Ged » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:14 am

OK, just had my coffee y~o)
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Post by RickD » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:35 pm

Ged wrote:Heck Rick, Im 70. I have enough trouble working my TV. y:-/

So, Ive got a picture on my computer. How does it magically become a url? :yoyo:
What's a url?

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Post by IceMobster » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:27 am

Ged wrote:Heck Rick, Im 70. I have enough trouble working my TV. y:-/

So, Ive got a picture on my computer. How does it magically become a url? :yoyo:
URL is this:
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Usually called link or hyperlink (because of its function -- linking/connecting two websites)

However, other than uploading your picture from a URL, you can do it from your computer by choosing the third option called "upload avatar" (check the picture of mine in the first post I made here).

Now, I bet, the picture is larger than it should be and, well, therefore you need to resize it to 128x128 pixels with <30kb file size.
To do that you need to go to this site ( http://resizeimage.net/ ) and upload your image by clicking "upload your image" under the 1st point.
Then, at the 4th point, type 128 x 128
Ignore the rest and at the bottom of the page press "Resize image", download it and then upload it here on the forums in your profile > edit avatar tab.

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Bonus:
To make a picture M A G I C A L L Y become a URL you find yourself a picture hosting site such as imgur (http://imgur.com/) or, what I used here, postimage (https://postimage.io/) and upload it there. It then gives you the link (the URL) which you can then send/share with other people, etc.
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Post by Philip » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:42 pm

Just NO more clown avatars! :P

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Post by RickD » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:41 pm

Philip wrote:Just NO more clown avatars! :P
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Post by Philip » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:25 pm

Oh, crap!

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