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Post by Otto Vondrak » Thu Apr 14, 2005 11:46 am

Those little pictures are called "avatars." Please see the thread here regarding avatars or check the FAQ section regarding avatars. Hope this helps.

http://railroad.net/forums/faq.php#f14

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Post by Mike Roque » Wed Jun 01, 2005 3:15 pm

You'll need to edit your profile, and enter the URL of your avatar image. We don’t currently allow avatar uploads, so your avatar must be hosted on the web already.
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Post by Silverliner II » Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:23 am

As you can see...my current avatar pic is HUGE!

For some reason, I can't edit it in Photobucket (no choice to change the pixels or size that I can find). I already resized it via my photo editing program down to 51 x 75 pixels. While it shrank on my photo editing program, and on Photobucket, when I use the link there, it posts the avatar at the humongous size you see to the left...

Any advice on how to further shrink it?
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Post by GOLDEN-ARM » Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:02 pm

Photobucket does have sizing features. You select a photo to edit, and click the edit button, above the photo. Second screen has the photo, with a row of tabs across the top. Then click "resize' to change the size to avatar, thumbnail, website, postcard, etc. You must then select you know this change is permanent, and then click enter. The photo resizes, and you can't restore the size, once done. As Mike stated, your "huge" avatar actually looks quite normal!

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Anyone seen my avatar?

Post by l008com » Thu May 08, 2008 5:19 pm

Where'd it go? Its been gone for like a week or two at least, maybe longer. Whats the deal?

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Post by Otto Vondrak » Fri May 09, 2008 5:09 pm

I checked your account and everything seems to be in order, but for some reason, no avatar. You'll have to re-establish the link to the graphic you were using. It's as simple as that.

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Automatic avatar resizing?

Post by ramonesfan » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:59 am

how about having a thing to automatically re-size avatars that are too big. that way the board will re-size the avatar to the correct size automatically.

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Re: automatic resizing

Post by Otto Vondrak » Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:09 pm

ramonesfan wrote:how about having a thing to automatically re-size avatars that are too big. that way the board will re-size the avatar to the correct size automatically.
Sorry, you have to provide a re-sized avatar for upload. If you're having a hard time, contact me, I may be able to help.

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Re: Automatic avatar resizing?

Post by ramonesfan » Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:28 pm

ok photobucket had a thing for custom sizes. so i got it resized. thread solved.

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Avatars disabled?

Post by Amtrak7 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:54 pm

I"ve been asking this for a while now, but no answer:

When I go to edit my avatar, it says "The avatar functionality is currently disabled." I know that I can't upload to Railroad.NET, it must be prehosted. However, I see no option to enter a url.

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Re: Avatars disabled?

Post by scottychaos » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:36 pm

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Re: Avatars disabled?

Post by Otto Vondrak » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:46 am

Amtrak7 wrote:I"ve been asking this for a while now, but no answer:

When I go to edit my avatar, it says "The avatar functionality is currently disabled." I know that I can't upload to Railroad.NET, it must be prehosted. However, I see no option to enter a url.
Sometimes individual accounts have this function disabled for a number of reasons. Please contact an administrator for more details about your account.

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Why can't I use my own photo as my avatar?

Post by SeptaFan235 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:55 pm

Hi, I'm new to the site and I tried adding my own photo as my avatar, but it only lets you link a photo from another website.

Why is that? Is there really as certain way that you can use one of your own photos?


Please let me know!


Thanks!


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Re: Why can't I use my own photo as my avatar?

Post by Otto Vondrak » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:52 pm

SeptaFan235 wrote:Hi, I'm new to the site and I tried adding my own photo as my avatar, but it only lets you link a photo from another website
Whatever image you want to use for your avatar must meet our size requirements, and must be hosted remotely (that means, uploaded to another server or photo hosting site).

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