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Dan McFeeley
09-24-2005, 04:38 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v676/mcfeeley/hart1a.jpg[img]


I'm using an image hosting web site to insert my avatar -- keeping it nice and small, like Vickie and Oskaar outlined, about 100 by 100 pixels.

Seems to work well enough! Oskaar, Vickie . . . if you guys see any problems with this method, let me/us know.

Jmattioli
09-24-2005, 04:43 PM
http://home.fuse.net/mattioli/JoeMattioli.jpg

Hey, works for me too Dan! Of course only on new posts

Joe

WRATHWILDE
09-26-2005, 05:31 PM
How does this work exactly? What tells the image server to load the image in? Does it work with any image server?

Wrathwilde (who doesn't do computer programing)

Oskaar
09-26-2005, 06:42 PM
Just post your avatar somewhere that lets you upload photos.

Then create a link to it using the fully qualified http:// address and post that link as the first line of your post!

For example, Joe's avatar is located at:

http://home.fuse.net/mattioli/JoeMattioli.jpg

Then to make the image appear rather than the link just enclose it in HTML as follows:

[ img ] http://home.fuse.net/mattioli/JoeMattioli.jpg [ /img ] (make sure to remove the spaces in the html and in the URL)

now Joe's Avatar looks like this:

http://home.fuse.net/mattioli/JoeMattioli.jpg

Cheers,

Oskaar

WRATHWILDE
09-26-2005, 06:49 PM
Thanks Oskaar!

Note if you put it in your signature all of your old posts will display it. 8) ;D ;D ;D If the tag line accepted more characters I could have it where the avatars used to be. Vicky?

Wrathwilde

Oskaar
09-26-2005, 07:02 PM
Lets just keep them in the body for now.

Vicky will be making some changes to the forums this week and adding lings in the sig footer and such will just make that tougher for her.

thanks,

Oskaar

WRATHWILDE
09-26-2005, 07:11 PM
Aw Shucks... (kicks the dirt), Oskaar never lets me have any fun. >:( ;)

Wrathwilde

Oskaar
09-26-2005, 07:13 PM
Hey,

Just wait until the templates are back on track and then there will be some additional features that you'll really get a kick out of!!

Oskaar <------- Looking for BIG glass of mead!

JamesP
09-26-2005, 07:19 PM
How does this work exactly? What tells the image server to load the image in? Does it work with any image server?

The image server is a repository for the graphic file.

The posting just contains the URL to your graphic file, contained in some tags [ img ] [ /img ] (without the spaces).

The Forum server converts the url reference into HTML that tells your browser to get the graphic and display it, when you the user requested the page to be displayed. So the graphic isn't stored on the forum (taking up space), just the URL for the graphic.

WRATHWILDE
09-26-2005, 07:25 PM
http://picserver.student.utwente.nl/view_image.php/K6S0Q3EP2141/128

I got it, thanks everybody for the how to. Even had it in my signature for 5 minutes, till Oskaar shot me down. ;)

Wrathwilde