How do I add a new avatar? I have already looked at the frequently asked questions.

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  1. christianweecare

    christianweecare DIS Veteran

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    I have tried looking a the frequently asked question section to find out how to add a new avatar. When I click on the link it automatically takes me right back to the list of forums. Help, please.
     
  2. lanejudy

    lanejudy Moderator Moderator

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    click on your username near the top right
    this should open your Personal Details page
    the second item is for the avatar, just click the box and select a file from your computer or device (the "stock" supply of avatars is no longer available)
     
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  4. christianweecare

    christianweecare DIS Veteran

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    I'm not having much luck.
     
  5. Candleshoe

    Candleshoe Trying to build a better mousetrip.

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    1.
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    3. move whatever you select around in the little box until you like its placement and click ok.

    4. If you don't have any on your hard drive you can google for 'Forum Avatars' and find one you like, save it to your hard drive and go back to step 1.
     
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  6. Candleshoe

    Candleshoe Trying to build a better mousetrip.

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  7. genpelletier

    genpelletier Earning My Ears

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    I have everything you showed except the Avatar link ( word ). I took a screen shot, but it won't let me post it here either ( and I know how to do it ). It says I don't have permission. Maybe it's all pictures ? Any suggestions ? Thanks.
     
  8. WebmasterKathy

    WebmasterKathy Administrator Administrator

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    You'll need to have 10 posts before you can post pictures or upload avatars.. It's an anti-spam measure.
     
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  9. Candleshoe

    Candleshoe Trying to build a better mousetrip.

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    That's odd! Do you have your permissions on your browser locked down tight? I'm wondering if interacting with your hard-drive and clipboard is restricted.
     
  10. Candleshoe

    Candleshoe Trying to build a better mousetrip.

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    Ahh..Didn't know that! Ok Genpelletier, keep talking. :mic:
     
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  11. genpelletier

    genpelletier Earning My Ears

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    Ah thanks... I'm new around here. I wish I would have read that before I just spent 20 minutes of valuable work time working on it... I mean... ok I probably would have just been playing on Reddit. Thanks !
     
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  12. lanejudy

    lanejudy Moderator Moderator

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  13. genpelletier

    genpelletier Earning My Ears

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    I'm wondering around posting different places right now. It's forcing me to explore a bit. I didn't even know there was a test board.
     
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  14. christianweecare

    christianweecare DIS Veteran

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    Success!
     
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  15. NobleAlyssum

    NobleAlyssum Earning My Ears

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    Thank you! I just joined and I'm the type that likes to set everything up first before digging into the community, but I see I have to wait now. :)
     
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  16. genpelletier

    genpelletier Earning My Ears

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    I'm like that too.
     
  17. NobleAlyssum

    NobleAlyssum Earning My Ears

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    And it looks like signatures work the same way. Oh goodness! I should start reading and commenting fast!
    But congrats on getting to your post count! :)
     
  18. NobleAlyssum

    NobleAlyssum Earning My Ears

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    Hmmm. Reached 10 posts just now but still being told I am not allowed to upload a pic... Do I need to wait for some sort of approval?
     
  19. lanejudy

    lanejudy Moderator Moderator

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    Yes, but I honestly don't know how long...that is something new, you have to reach 10 posts but then there is a bit of a wait. The system needs to recognize that you are a real person and not just spamming.
     
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  20. NobleAlyssum

    NobleAlyssum Earning My Ears

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    The "Avatar" link has appeared for me! It took about half an hour? But I can add an avatar now. Yay! Dismiss my previous comment. C:
     
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