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Old 08-07-2018, 07:29 PM
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:46 PM
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:50 PM
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:51 PM
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:02 PM
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Yay! Another good move, Tuba. Thanks.
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:06 PM
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Is there some reason why there is so much space between the avatar and the username?
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:06 PM
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:10 PM
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Is there some reason why there is so much space between the avatar and the username?
I’m not seeing excessive space. Can you post a screen shot?

Also, this is a good site for resizing a photo to meet size constraints. http://resizeimage.net/

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Old 08-07-2018, 08:12 PM
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Iím not seeing excessive space. Can you post a screen shot?

Also, this is a good site for resizing a photo to meet size constraints. http://resizeimage.net/
The newer theme has a space, the old theme doesn't.
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:12 PM
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The picture is generally as wide as "today" is above it and then the username doesn't start until the "PM", generally.
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:12 PM
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I just tried to set one (I had to resize it to fit the dimension limits first) and it says upload of file failed?
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:13 PM
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I just tried to set one (I had to resize it to fit the dimension limits first) and it says upload of file failed?
Yup, mine did too. But hey look, it worked anyway!
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:13 PM
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The newer theme has a space, the old theme doesn't.
Seems to be the answer these days- if itís a glitch itís the new theme.
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:14 PM
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The picture is generally as wide as "today" is above it and then the username doesn't start until the "PM", generally.
Yes, this is how it looks to me.
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:14 PM
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Yeah, looks like mine did, too. Cool.
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:16 PM
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Actually, I just switched themes a couple of times, and now there is no space.
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:18 PM
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I find I am certainly posting a lot more since avatars were enabled. If you include this post, that makes a total of once today!
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:19 PM
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Iím not seeing excessive space. Can you post a screen shot?

Also, this is a good site for resizing a photo to meet size constraints. http://resizeimage.net/
Do you know which option on that site I would use to resize an image to fit the Dope's size constraints? I'm trying to make my picture a little bigger.
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:22 PM
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I just used paint. Resize. Click pixels. Type in 50. Save.
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:22 PM
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I used picresize.com, it seems easier.
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:29 PM
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Yeah, I tried that with paint(changing the pixels) but when I typed 50 into one field, the other one automatically put in a number and I couldn't change it so I resized it manually but I made it a little too small.
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This is a test. This post is a test, specifically. OK, this post is a test post to see if my avatar shows up.
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:30 PM
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Yeah, I tried that with paint(changing the pixels) but when I typed 50 into one field, the other one automatically put in a number and I couldn't change it so I resized it manually but I made it a little too small.
You could uncheck "maintain aspect ratio" but then your pic will be all stretched out.
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:38 PM
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:40 PM
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Went for the obvious.
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Good move, thanks! Now about those smilies...

Specto, your avvie pic is not square so you're losing a lot of width in order to keep height at 50--might want to find a squarer pic so it fits the size constraints better. Or crop the pic closer to your chin so it's more square, then resize.

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Old 08-07-2018, 08:44 PM
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:45 PM
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:48 PM
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Testing, 1, 2, 3...

ETA: thank you!

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Old 08-07-2018, 09:00 PM
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:16 PM
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I keep getting that you can't have an image bigger than 50 x 50 pixels. Is that right?
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:25 PM
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I keep getting that you can't have an image bigger than 50 x 50 pixels. Is that right?
Yup. Pull whatever pic you want to use into any image manipulator, size the largest value to 50 and keep the aspect ratio and bob's your uncle.
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:33 PM
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I keep getting that you can't have an image bigger than 50 x 50 pixels. Is that right?
I'm guessing it might either be until we get a board update, or just as a test to see how it works out? (Standard message board is usually 100 x 100)

Either that or to appease the naysayers. But it's a start, and around here, that's really something!
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:33 PM
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User CP>Edit Options>Scroll to "Thread Display Options">uncheck "Show Avatars" Click "Save Changes" at bottom

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Go into "User CP", then into "Edit Options" and then scroll down. You'll see a box checked that says "View Avatars" or something like that. Uncheck it. There, simple as can be.
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Yup. Pull whatever pic you want to use into any image manipulator, size the largest value to 50 and keep the aspect ratio and bob's your uncle.
I used Mac Photos, and in addition to selecting 50 pixels as the maximum dimension, I also had to change the "color profile" to Adobe RGB to get the file size small enough. Somehow, the default color profile gave me a much larger file. (in mb, not in pixels.)
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:11 PM
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Also, this is a good site for resizing a photo to meet size constraints. http://resizeimage.net/
I used this, and it worked perfectly-Thanks.
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