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Old August 21 2005, 11:43 PM   #226
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Thanks a lot for the help. Now, I am whole . Oh wait, I need to search for a signature. Well, thanks for your help.
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Old November 16 2005, 02:08 AM   #227
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OK, I just read through 12 pages of avatar info and have one question for you tech types:

I am a total neophyte when it comes to avatars, although I know I'd like one . If you see an image on a site like Trekpulse, for instance, are those 'free' pics for download, or do you have to get permission before downloading? And is it difficult?

Sorry for the stupid questions.
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Old November 17 2005, 03:51 AM   #228
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Ooh, that is a really good question.

I think the general rule is downloading an image is okay, but hot-linking is not. If someone wants credit for the image, they will usually watermark it or include some sort of logo. If the images are not for you to download, a lot of times that is explicitly spelled out on the site or there are a few Javascript tips that can discourage someone from right-clicking on an image. Try some of the pictures at wireimages.com or gettyimages.com to see what I mean.

I used to maintain a running list of where I get my screencaps from and then credit them on the userinfo page of my Livejournal. The problem is that 1) the more caps you have, the harder it is to keep track and 2) what happens when you take screencaps from a site like Trekpulse and they close?
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Old December 6 2005, 02:32 AM   #229
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I have a question now that my avatar is enabled: if I change it, will it be an "across the board" change (that is to say, all posts I've made will feature the new avatar), or will be just be shown on the posts I make after changing and my previous posts will have the older av on it?

Many thanks!
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Old December 6 2005, 03:11 AM   #230
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It's an across the board change, so older posts will have the new avatar.
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Old December 6 2005, 03:39 AM   #231
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Many thanks for the quick reply
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Old January 6 2006, 02:18 AM   #232
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Picking the nose does not break any rules right??
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Old January 8 2006, 11:44 AM   #233
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HY,I HAVE PUT MY AVATAR ON MY ICONE BUT I DON'T SEE IT WHY????????????????? THANKS
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Old January 8 2006, 04:11 PM   #234
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HY,I HAVE PUT MY AVATAR ON MY ICONE BUT I DON'T SEE IT WHY????????????????? THANKS
You have to have 100 posts before your pictures show up.
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Old January 8 2006, 04:33 PM   #235
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oh.... thanks
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Old January 9 2006, 06:06 PM   #236
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Posted by Stephen Lee:
Picking the nose does not break any rules right??
Nah.
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Old March 10 2006, 06:43 AM   #237
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cubbie, your avatar is hot.
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Old May 21 2006, 10:19 PM   #238
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How do I make an avatar with good quality/defintion? I see most avatars with what I would call "high quality" definition, yet when I click on their "properties", the file sizes are always under the 20Kb limit. I have a large, cropped picture, which I resize to 120x120, and save in the highest quality jpg format (using Roxio Photosuite), and it is fuzzy (as can be seen). Am I doing something wrong? How do folks get such nice looking images?
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Old May 22 2006, 04:36 AM   #239
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Use a freeware software called Easy Thumbnails. Is real easy to use and you can adjust the quality. It can resize it to 20kb or less and still have it look good and not fuzzy.

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Old May 22 2006, 04:13 PM   #240
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Thanks for the suggestion - I'll give it a try
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