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How to: Using Signatures & Avatars



Gordon Freeman's Personal Aid

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#1 Posted 15 October 2004 - 03:48 AM

This guide will show you how to upload an avatar/signature in accordance to Invision Power Board basic usage.

To put in an Avatar:
Click on Edit Avatar Settings in My Controls. (Or click that link.)

You can either upload one to the forum or link it from a website.

Example of a free webhost is http://www.imageshack.us/, you upload it there and they'll provide you a link to it. You have to NOTE that link.

Note: You may see your old avatar because of your browser cache. Press Ctrl+F5 in Internet Explorer to see the new uploaded avatar or clear your History.

Rules:
Your avatar must be no bigger than 64 pixels by 64 pixels in size.
Uploaded avatars from your computer must be no larger than 35 KB.
The following file types are allowed: .gif .jpeg .jpg .png

To put in a signature:
Click on Edit Signature in My Controls.

Here, you can enter whatever you want into the text box.
If you want to put a picture into your sig (example is my sig), you need to have a webhost and upload it there, eg http://www.imageshack.us/. Note the link to the picture. Then click the "IMG" button above the text box in the Edit Signature page. You can enter your picture link there.
Click "Update my Signature" and you're done with your signature.

Rules:
4 Lines of text
OR
400 (width) x 80 (height) image with 1-2 lines of text

Max filesize: 60kb

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If you want animation on your sig, keep it simple. Not huge ones that rack up to a megabyte or two in filesize. As well as flashing signatures, these are forbidden now.
It's annoying really. Comply with the rules or I'll have the "Signature Police" on you, a.k.a Moderators.


Any other suggestions, I'll note and update the first post periodically.



Freedom Fighter

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#2 Posted 15 October 2004 - 03:56 AM

ur 2 rite regarding the signatures.

I'm sick of downloading gif animations that are as long as a damn movie, and shockwave flash files containing music for peopls avatars and signatures. It's completley unnessecary (and against the rules) and just annoys a lot of the forum members.



Gordon Freeman's Personal Aid

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#3 Posted 15 October 2004 - 03:58 AM

I agree too.



Gordon Freeman's Personal Aid

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#4 Posted 15 October 2004 - 03:59 AM

those same rules are already posted, but thanks for re-posting, it should give newbies a headstart



Combine Elite Pilot

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#5 Posted 15 October 2004 - 03:59 AM

oh and for a good image prog that lets you save to different filetype, resize, edit, etc etc. dl irfanview! its free and very useful. http://www.irfanview.com



Citadel Elite Guard

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#6 Posted 15 October 2004 - 04:13 AM

You do NOT need to find hosting for ur avatar...u can just upload it.

btw: nice guide (trying to get yourself stickied?) :tongue



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#7 Posted 15 October 2004 - 04:17 AM

mekilleeyou, on Oct 15 2004, 12:13 PM, said:

You do NOT need to find hosting for ur avatar...u can just upload it.

btw:  nice guide (trying to get yourself stickied?) :tongue

Works both ways.. Using a webhost option will help the site save on bandwidth :tongue



Prowler

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#8 Posted 15 October 2004 - 05:30 AM

Justin good work. Hopefully this will help people new to the community. When i first came here i had those problems.

Great Post!!!! :smile


Regards,

Homie

#9 Posted 15 October 2004 - 05:46 AM

If u see a larger file/size are u gonna tattle?



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#10 Posted 15 October 2004 - 05:48 AM

TheBroken, on Oct 15 2004, 01:46 PM, said:

If u see a larger file/size are u gonna tattle?

That's up to the discretion of the mods. Not me, I just inform them who are violating the rules.

#11 Posted 15 October 2004 - 05:51 AM

tattle tale...... :mad :ogre_lotr



Gordon Freeman's Personal Aid

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#12 Posted 15 October 2004 - 05:56 AM

If I see one over the size limit I always tell a mod :devil

#13 Posted 15 October 2004 - 06:00 AM

People like you make me sick! :tongue I had to decrease the size of my sig because of people such as yourself! :blush



Prowler

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#14 Posted 15 October 2004 - 06:01 AM

Yes, I like tatle taling on people :balrog



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#15 Posted 15 October 2004 - 06:04 AM

Now can we keep the chatter to a minimum? I'd like to keep this thread short..

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