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Old August 22 2003, 02:42 PM   #31
Trek Empire
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Location: North America
Re: Looking for Avatar Help? Check here!

Posted by Lisa:


Most popular free web providers like Geocities, Tripod, Lycos, Bravenet, Freeservers, and Boomspeed among others won't let you remotely link to images - in other words, they won't let an image from their web space show up on some other web page that isn't on their web space: like on our BBS as your avatar. Don't even bother trying to get your avatar hosted there.

Not all is lost though, you can still find places to host your BBS avatar with a minimum of fuss.

Your ISP Most ISP accounts come with an allocation of free web space. This is by far the best place to host your images. Check the details of your agreement with them, or their home page for details of how to use that.
Actually geocities do.
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Old August 22 2003, 05:56 PM   #32
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Re: Looking for Avatar Help? Check here!

Oh right, like your av I suppose? If you can see it it's only because it's in your cash, the rest of us are looking at a red X.
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Old August 22 2003, 11:07 PM   #33
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Oh right, like your av I suppose? If you can see it it's only because it's in your cash, the rest of us are looking at a red X.
So am I Early on it was up.
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Old August 23 2003, 12:11 AM   #34
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Send it to admins@lonaf.com and me or Partsking will put it up for you if you like.
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Old August 23 2003, 01:40 AM   #35
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Re: Looking for Avatar Help? Check here!

Posted by Trek Empire:
Posted by Lisa:


Most popular free web providers like Geocities, Tripod, Lycos, Bravenet, Freeservers, and Boomspeed among others won't let you remotely link to images - in other words, they won't let an image from their web space show up on some other web page that isn't on their web space: like on our BBS as your avatar. Don't even bother trying to get your avatar hosted there.

Not all is lost though, you can still find places to host your BBS avatar with a minimum of fuss.

Your ISP Most ISP accounts come with an allocation of free web space. This is by far the best place to host your images. Check the details of your agreement with them, or their home page for details of how to use that.
Actually geocities do.
No they don't - I have a site there and unless you pay, no image linking for you.
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Old December 17 2003, 07:18 AM   #36
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Mine isnt working...as you can see
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Is it too big, does tripod not allow me to? Whats the deal?
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Old December 17 2003, 07:45 AM   #37
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^ Tripod does not allow hotlinking, i.e. linking to a picture hosted at their servers. You could ask some other poster to host your avatar. You could ask your friends from here or someone listed here.
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Old December 17 2003, 01:11 PM   #38
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Re: Looking for Avatar Help? Check here!

For some reason, Digikitten now marks my avatar as Forbidden.

Therefore, AutoAdmin through a snit and removed it.

Anyone know whether this is temporary or permanent? Also, got suggestions for another host?
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Old December 17 2003, 01:30 PM   #39
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Re: Looking for Avatar Help? Check here!

Digikitten posted this on their site the other day:



Important Announcement for Members

Please be advised that Digikitten Universe no longer hosts signatures and avatars for non participating members. If you are an active member of Digikitten and wish to participate in the many Photoshop Tennis and other graphics games you can be given ample space. Please contact a admin or supermod if you are a new member and would like to join in the games. If you would just like to use Digikitten for uploader access and not be an active member you may purchase uploader space that comes with a free 2 MB webmail for $5.00 USD - You may visit ElectricKitten.com for more details.

So it's pay or play now, if you want Av hosting there.

I'd be willing to host a few Avs on my site.


edited 'cuz digikitten's spelling errors bugged me.
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Old December 17 2003, 04:08 PM   #40
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^^^
This is midly frustrating... I don't have any web space of my own, so bye bye Avatar. Unless of course someone's very generous offer is still open (or someone knows another service like Digikitten)? It seems a little useless to find some webspace just to host one Avatar...
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Old December 17 2003, 04:48 PM   #41
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Oh, I forgot to mention another free hosting site I'm aware of.

Microtech File & Avatar Hosting was pretty darn reliable when I was using it (as of last week! ) The only thing that might be considered a downside is that you don't actually sign up, so there's no account to manage--if you forget your URL, you might have to upload it again. (There is an option that emails you the link, however.)

Hope this helps!
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Old December 17 2003, 09:44 PM   #42
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Re: Looking for Avatar Help? Check here!

Posted by Lindley:
For some reason, Digikitten now marks my avatar as Forbidden.

Therefore, AutoAdmin through a snit and removed it.

Anyone know whether this is temporary or permanent? Also, got suggestions for another host?
FYI - Digikitten is in the middle of another site upgrade. As a result, their hotlink function is disabled. Their Admin said they are moving to a fast server host. At the moment it is offline. I expect this to stay offline for at least two days.
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Old December 22 2003, 02:26 AM   #43
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Posted by wuzit2u:
Microtech File & Avatar Hosting was pretty darn reliable when I was using it (as of last week! )
Not relishing on the irony of the situation, but when I check the link you gave me, the following message showed up:

Quoting Microtech:
The MicroTech File Hosting Service was down for 3 hours on Friday, December 19th. We sincerely apologize for the absence of your hosted files and images during this downtime.
First was the DigiKitten, now this.. Anybody had the suspicion that their downtime had anything to do with their link posted here?
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Old December 22 2003, 07:50 PM   #44
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Re: Looking for Avatar Help? Check here!

^^^
I think you're reading too much into that. Anywayz, my Avatar and card are now over there, and both seem to be working just fine.
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Old December 25 2003, 05:12 AM   #45
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LizardLaugh over in the Trek Art FAQ thread posted this link: http://www.photobucket.com/

Direct / Hot linking allowed
2,500 megs bandwidth p/month (~70,000 hits)
100 megs disk space (~2,500 pictures)

Valid file types: jpg | gif | png
Images larger than 250K are automatically resized
You can upload multiple files at one time
No porn or offensive pictures

Completely free. Donations welcome and reportedly get perks, but not required.
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