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Old October 7 2004, 12:13 AM   #151
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Thanks for the advice.
Ok, so i saved it to "My Pictures" now what do i do?

It comes up as BMP and not JPEG, does that matter?
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Old October 7 2004, 12:51 AM   #152
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It comes up as BMP and not JPEG, does that matter?
It's a .jpeg image, so it should have saved as such. Did you select the .jpeg extension on the 'Save as type' box, after you clicked 'Save Picture as'?

To use the image you need to upload it onto an image hosting site like Photobucket, and then copy and paste the url the site allocates to your image into your profile on this board.
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Old October 7 2004, 02:23 PM   #153
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Another service to save avatars is http://xs.to/ .

I opened an account yesterday when Photobucket went down again. Photobucket is a good service, but my account and the accounts of others have been down a few times during the past 3 weeks.

Here's what I did:

- Near the upload file box is a browse button. I hit is and located my picture.

- Once I located the pic. I clicked on it and hit the open button.

- A new page came up called My Files and it showed the file I saved. Also, there was a user id # on that page. I wrote that down in case my browser looses the cookies which should automatically log me on each time I visit xs.to.

- I clicked on the link to the picture I uploaded. Then I highlighted the link in the address bar and copied and pasted that link into the box (in the my home section of TrekBBS) that asks for an avatar URL.
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Old October 7 2004, 04:57 PM   #154
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It comes up as BMP and not JPEG, does that matter?
It's a .jpeg image, so it should have saved as such. Did you select the .jpeg extension on the 'Save as type' box, after you clicked 'Save Picture as'?

To use the image you need to upload it onto an image hosting site like Photobucket, and then copy and paste the url the site allocates to your image into your profile on this board.
SO i got my old avatar up and running, thanks for the help! I checked the "save as type" and it didnt give me the option of a Jpeg, just the Bmp. Is this normal? Sorry for the stupid questions, but you read my disclaimer i am sure.
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Old October 7 2004, 07:27 PM   #155
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Is it IE you're using? I seem to remember that happened to me sometimes too, though I'm not sure what the cause is.

Do you still get the same problem if you try from here?

Also, if you want an av version, I can make of of those for you too.
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Old October 7 2004, 07:44 PM   #156
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Thanks for the reply!

It still only gave me the BMP option, no jpeg. But then when i was replying to you i noticed that you had it under the jpeg format so i copy and pasted that into my profile, and it worked. Is that bad or the wrong way to do it? Man do i feel useless.
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Old October 8 2004, 01:11 AM   #157
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But then when i was replying to you i noticed that you had it under the jpeg format so i copy and pasted that into my profile, and it worked. Is that bad or the wrong way to do it? Man do i feel useless.
You're using his accounts bandwidth, so you really should put it on an account of your own. Unless he doesn't mind, of course.

He may also delete the image without realising you're using it, so it might pay to save that image to your picture folder.
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Old October 8 2004, 04:55 PM   #158
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But then when i was replying to you i noticed that you had it under the jpeg format so i copy and pasted that into my profile, and it worked. Is that bad or the wrong way to do it? Man do i feel useless.
You're using his accounts bandwidth, so you really should put it on an account of your own. Unless he doesn't mind, of course.

He may also delete the image without realising you're using it, so it might pay to save that image to your picture folder.
I kind of figured that, how did he get it to jpeg format then?
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Old October 8 2004, 05:21 PM   #159
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I kind of figured that, how did he get it to jpeg format then?
Well, that's how it should be saving it anyway, and like I said, I can't remember why it is IE won't allow you to save as anything other than a .bmp sometimes.

By the way, I've no objections to you using the image from my space, but it is generally considered polite to ask beforehand. Just so you know.

A slightly less squashed version, if you want to use it -
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Old October 8 2004, 06:29 PM   #160
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I kind of figured that, how did he get it to jpeg format then?
Well, that's how it should be saving it anyway, and like I said, I can't remember why it is IE won't allow you to save as anything other than a .bmp sometimes.

By the way, I've no objections to you using the image from my space, but it is generally considered polite to ask beforehand. Just so you know.

A slightly less squashed version, if you want to use it -

Sorry about that PointyHairedJedi , my nettiquete is just as poor as my computer skills, my bad. I tried right clicking on that pic up there and it just gives the the bmp option, again. Frustrating. Soooo......

Would that be alright i used that image from your space? You'd make this Cardassian very happy.
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Old October 8 2004, 06:47 PM   #161
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Would that be alright i used that image from your space? You'd make this Cardassian very happy.
Sure! That's no problem at all.
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Old October 8 2004, 07:25 PM   #162
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Would that be alright i used that image from your space? You'd make this Cardassian very happy.
Sure! That's no problem at all.
Thanks very much, i seriously appreciate it. God, people outside TNZ are so nice. You rock, take it easy.
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Old October 10 2004, 09:19 AM   #163
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Hi, I was wondering, how many posts does it take for your avatar to appear? Do you need 101 or 100? I can't seem to get mine to appear even though the link works.
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Old October 10 2004, 09:22 AM   #164
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The server takes a while to update your 'status' - probably 15 minutes max.
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Old October 10 2004, 09:24 AM   #165
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Thanks, I hope so. I just double checked the size and it is smaller than 100x100 so it should be okay.

Plus I uploaded the avatar a while ago (like 1 month), so I hope it does work.
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