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#1 AngelicaSynn

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 02:40 AM

As a moderator, I spend a good bit of time in the forum.  

 

I've been noticing for a while now that very few of you seem to have provided an Avatar picture to 'dress up' the posts you make.

 

In case anyone needs information on how to do this, I've decided to post the information you'll need.

 

PREP-

 

1) You will need a picture, screen-capture, drawing, etc.

      please keep in mind that the lower limit on user age for our forum is 13, so please keep it clean

 

       Your pic needs to be about 200 pixels X 200 pixels

       Your pic or screen-capture will need to be site-hosted to provide an URL 

            preferred hosting sites include Imgur and PhotoBucket, as these sites carry no embedded ads

 

           screen-captures may be taken with most computers via the Print Screen button, which will need

           extensive cropping, or by image-capture software. One of the best is Lightshot, but there are

           many others

 

2) If you don't already belong to a hosting site, you will need to join one, or the

    artist who prepares your picture will need to provide you with an URL from

    theirs.

 

                                       Rbkx0fa.png

 

     here's mine as an example-       http://i.imgur.com/Rbkx0fa.png

 

Doing the Job-

 

1) Look in the lower right corner of your game screen for the gear-shaped icon

    and hover over it to open the menu.

 

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2) Click the forum link

 

3) When the forum opens, look in the upper right corner for your forum profile

    name and click on the arrow to open the panel.  Look for the "My Settings"

   link.

 

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                                            bKWY5QH.png

 

4) Click on "My Settings" to open to your profile settings, the first setting will be

    be the update link for your Avatar 

                                 BCLkMgA.png

 

5) Click the "Change my photo" button

 

6) When the new panel opens, you click the fill-in button for "Use custom photo"

    enter your URL into the box provided either by hand, or by copy & paste from

   your image hosting service.

 

                       fMIXQUc.png 

 

7) Click the Import button

 

If all has gone properly, you should now have a new Avatar

 

You can check this by once again opening your profile link (name) in the upper right corner, and choosing "My Profile"...

 

the picture you linked should be displayed.

 

hope this information proves useful

 

AS

 

    

 


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#2 Cannonman

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 06:19 AM

Gotta admit though mine is pretty snazzy.


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#3 Nuyang

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 05:09 PM

Thanks for telling about the "IMAGE ADDING"

 

Best Wishes,

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