Questions about avatar sizing, location, etc. come up frequently so here we go:How do I add my own avatar?
To add an image from the internet, click on the "User Control Panel" link at the top of the page. Then click on "Edit Avatar" under "Options". You will see a field for linking your avatar:
Type in or paste the URL (address) and click "Submit". Leave the "Avatar Dimensions" field blank.
make sure your avatar is no wider than 150 pixels. While the phpBB software as installed on B3's server doesn't automatically resize it or reject avatar images over 150 pixels wide, large avatars disarrange the page frames and can make viewing the content difficult. In general it's preferred to keep avatars under in height as well.What if I want to add an image from my computer? Can't I just upload it?
Images cannot be saved onto the server as set but they can be saved in other sites, such as PhotoBucket
, and TinyPic
. Most are very user-friendly and include the tags to link to the images for posting in the forum.
How do I resize my image?
While some online image storage sites include options for resizing, some like ImageShack
may also have an option for the suggested "150 pixels wide" suggestion. An alternative is a graphics editing software, such as GIMP
(NOTE: GIMP is FREE!). There also may be some such software preinstalled on your computer.Also, please remember that many users are viewing the forum while at work (like we're supposed to be working?!?!). As such, please refrain from using adult content such as nudity, partial nudity, or sexually suggestive content in your avatar and/or signature that would otherwise jeopardize someone's job. If you wouldn't put a picture of it on your desk, it doesn't belong here.
If you have any additional questions, suggestions for links, etc., please feel free to post them to this thread.