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Medievalist
08-27-2010, 11:03 PM
Members often want to have a custom avatar, the image that appears to the left of a post.

There are some things you need to know about avatars. First, the size of the avatar as a file, and in terms of the image size, is limited by software.

Avatar Sizes

Registered users with less than fifty posts:
Avatar
80 x80
20k

Super Members (50 posts+)
Avatar
175 x 240
75K

Kind Benefactors (people who have subscribed)
Avatar
200 x 250
75k


Mac often silently increases the avatar image allocations as server space etc. improves.

In general, members may not upload or link to animated gifs as avatars. Mac may at her whim make an exception, but it's rare.

And then there are the people on whom Mac spontaneously bestows avatars. All bets are off on those . . .


There are free image editors, like Google's Picasa (picasaweb.google.com/), and Flickr (http://www.flickr.com) and Photobucket (http://www.photobucket.com) that have image editing, cropping and re-sizing abilities.

I'd suggest uploading an image from your computer rather than trying to upload from a URL/Web site. vBulletin will usually give you an error message if you try to upload from a Web site.

Check the vBulletin FAQ about your Profile and avatars (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/faq.php?faq=vb3_user_profile#faq_vb3_signatures_av atars).

Make sure that you're not confusing a Profile picture, which only appears on your User Profile, with an Avatar, which appears in every post.

To change your Avatar:


Click Settings on the top right of any AW Forum window.
Scroll down to the section labeled My Settings on the left.
Click Edit Avatar
Scroll down to the section labeled Custom Avatar; click the radio button to the left of Custom Avatar
Use Option 2, and upload an avatar the (following the image and file size limitations) from your computer.
Option 1 has been disabled.
Remember to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and click the Save Changes button.
If you don't see your new avatar when you check a post, and you're sure you clicked Save Changes, try emptying your browser cache and refreshing the page. You might have a local copy of the previous version still stored by your Web browser.


If you're truly stuck, PM me as AW Admin, and I'll take a look.

To change your Profile Picture:


Click Settings on the top right of any AW Forum window.
Scroll down to the section labeled My Settings on the left.
Under the My Profile heading, Click Edit Profile Picture
Scroll down to the section labeled Custom Profile Picture; click the radio button to the left of Custom Avatar.
Use Option 2, and upload an avatar (following the image and file size limitations) from your computer.
Option 1 has been disabled.
Remember to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and click the Save Changes button.
If you don't see your new Profile Picture when you check your Profile, and you're sure you clicked Save Changes, try emptying your browser cache and refreshing the page. You might have a local copy of the previous version still stored by your Web browser.


If you're truly stuck, PM me as AW Admin, and I'll take a look.


User Titles

The string of text under your member name is your User Title.
Initially they are based on the number of post you have; it starts with New User Learning About Thick Skin.

At 50 Posts you become a Super Member.

How To Edit your User Title


Go to your Settings.
Click Edit Profile under the Your Profile heading.
Scroll down to the second panel in the center labeled "Optional Information - All information will be viewable by other forum members."
Enter text in the field under "Custom User Title." There is a character limit.
Remember to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and click the Save Changes button.


The check box/ticky box "Reset" will restore your User title to the default (i.e. Registered Users, Super Members, etc. ) as set by by the forum software. You can still edit it after.

There are special user titles that are conferred by MacAllister based on community service, etc. Absolute Sage, and Poet Laureate are examples of those titles.

Make sure you click the Save Changes button.

If your avatar or profile picture isn't showing, empty your browser's cache (https://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?248935-FAQ-Emptying-Your-Browser-s-Cache-History-and-Deleting-Cookies)and refresh the page; you're likely seeing an old version of your profile, stored locally by your browser.

If You Want to Change Your User Name (i.e. your login id)

See this: FAQ: How Do I Change My User Name (https://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?322016-FAQ-How-Do-I-Change-My-Username)

WriteMinded
09-25-2010, 07:41 PM
Just the thread I was looking for. Howsomever, I did not find everything I wanted to know about Avatars. I'd like to change mine but need the HowTos. Is there a page that will give me that information?

DeleyanLee
09-25-2010, 08:31 PM
Click on the User CP link in the header of each page

From the menu on the left side, find "Change Avatar" link. Click on that.

Follow the instructions.

WriteMinded
10-06-2010, 11:58 PM
Click on the User CP link in the header of each page

From the menu on the left side, find "Change Avatar" link. Click on that.

Follow the instructions.
I guess it's never too late to say thank you. Thank you. I appreciate the answer.

KerylRaist
01-24-2011, 01:11 AM
Thanks for posting. I was wondering why 80x80 looked so much bigger for some people.

alleycat
01-24-2011, 01:13 AM
And then there are the people on whom Mac spontaneously bestows avatars. All bets are off on those . . .
You do not want to ask for one of these. Just a word to the wise.

SaraP
01-24-2011, 03:07 AM
I beg to differ.

*hugs sparkly pony*

:D

Medievalist
01-24-2011, 05:10 AM
I beg to differ.

*hugs sparkly pony*

:D

Yeah, but yours didn't come from Mac . . .

SaraP
01-24-2011, 05:15 AM
HA!

I knew it!

:D

telford
01-26-2011, 07:47 AM
Hello Midievalist.
I've checked this post and the bulletin board with regard to changing the spiel under my avatar, but alas, no prize. Hope I'm not becoming prematurely senile but I appear to be missing the point. I'm not a pro but I like to think that I'm no longer a rookie.
Any thoughts on how to change this. Cheers.

Medievalist
01-26-2011, 12:09 PM
Hello Midievalist.
I've checked this post and the bulletin board with regard to changing the spiel under my avatar, but alas, no prize. Hope I'm not becoming prematurely senile but I appear to be missing the point. I'm not a pro but I like to think that I'm no longer a rookie.
Any thoughts on how to change this. Cheers.

UserCP-->Under Your Profile heading "Edit Your Options"-->Enter text in "Edit your User Title"

telford
01-26-2011, 07:51 PM
Thank you Medievilist. Easy when you know how.

Working Spy
03-05-2011, 06:39 PM
Must I log out and back in before my avatar actually appears in my replies? (And eventually my threads)

Working Spy
03-05-2011, 06:40 PM
Never-mind - there he is...

GailD
03-27-2011, 07:54 PM
I understand about the Avatar size but I would prefer mine to be about half the size it is here. I tried making it smaller but can't do it. Please help.

SaraP
03-27-2011, 08:18 PM
Gail, how did you try to resize it?

Medievalist
03-27-2011, 08:26 PM
Gail

Is it OK now or too small?

You had difficulty re-sizing it because the resolution -- the number of dots/pixels per inch was higher that the Web needs, so it was roughly twice the size it said it was.

GailD
03-27-2011, 11:45 PM
Oh, this is perfect now. Thank you.

I tried to make it smaller in 'My Pictures' so I could upload a smaller version of it but that didn't work. Then I tried left-clicking and right-clicking it in User CP to see if that would do anything but nada. So I called for help.

Secret: I'm a bit of a techno-dinosaur. It takes me ages to figure out how most software works. Sometimes I feel like a real 'idjit'.

Thanks again.

Medievalist
03-28-2011, 01:55 AM
Oh, this is perfect now. Thank you.

I tried to make it smaller in 'My Pictures' so I could upload a smaller version of it but that didn't work. Then I tried left-clicking and right-clicking it in User CP to see if that would do anything but nada. So I called for help.

Secret: I'm a bit of a techno-dinosaur. It takes me ages to figure out how most software works. Sometimes I feel like a real 'idjit'.

Thanks again.

This was a sneaky issue; so don't feel bad.

paperbackwriter
04-20-2011, 01:08 AM
How do you write a tag line under your name above your avatar? Thanks! :)

SJL
06-16-2011, 09:39 AM
Go into your Control Panel
Under the Your Profile section (1st one) click on Edit Your Details
Go to the Optional Information section
Type what pleases you in the Custom User Title
Done

(Now after looking at the date of the previous post and the title change, I see you've figured that out yourself).

WriteMinded
06-22-2011, 02:18 AM
Go into your Control Panel
Under the Your Profile section (1st one) click on Edit Your Details
Go to the Optional Information section
Type what pleases you in the Custom User Title
Done

(Now after looking at the date of the previous post and the title change, I see you've figured that out yourself).That didn't work for me. My change was derailed. At least I got rid of the "New Kid" identity.

Matera the Mad
06-22-2011, 04:11 PM
I was just wondering why my av disappeared overnight, but after a look around here-n-there I see it's not the only victim.

ETA: Browser cache issue! Strangely selective.

mollieplayer
09-08-2011, 09:47 AM
Hi,

Just wondering why you guys prefer us to use the generic pics (us newbies). I prefer seeing peoples' faces when possible... I'm sure there's a good reason -- just curious.

Mollie

Medievalist
09-08-2011, 09:56 AM
Hi,

Just wondering why you guys prefer us to use the generic pics (us newbies). I prefer seeing peoples' faces when possible... I'm sure there's a good reason -- just curious.

Mollie

Because we get anywhere from 25 to 100 would-be-spammers a day creating new accounts, and some of 'em would post porn images if we let 'em.

Stick around and you can customize your avatar and profile pic.

And sometimes, they get spontaneously customized.

I reckon it's Cray or Haggis or Alleycat; they're mods but they strike me as likely committers of avatar mayhem.

alleycat
09-08-2011, 10:16 PM
http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/funny-pictures-cat-is-innocent-and-hurt.jpg


(Actually, I've never done anything to anyone's avatar.)

Medievalist
09-09-2011, 04:46 AM
http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/funny-pictures-cat-is-innocent-and-hurt.jpg


(Actually, I've never done anything to anyone's avatar.)

I'm every bit as innocent as you.

So it must be Cray then. Or maybe Haggis . . . he looks a bit shifty around the eyes. And you know what dogs are like.

Haggis
09-09-2011, 04:57 AM
Because we get anywhere from 25 to 100 would-be-spammers a day creating new accounts, and some of 'em would post porn images if we let 'em.

Stick around and you can customize your avatar and profile pic.

And sometimes, they get spontaneously customized.

I reckon it's Cray or Haggis or Alleycat; they're mods but they strike me as likely committers of avatar mayhem.
I'm shocked. I say, shocked that I would be considered a possible avatar changer, let alone have my name linked with that nefarious group. It must be cray. It's got to be cray.

And it really doesn't matter anyhow, because whatever isn't Dawno's fault is cray's fault.

mollieplayer
09-09-2011, 12:44 PM
How funny. I wonder why that doesn't seem to be a problem on other boards.

mollieplayer
09-09-2011, 12:58 PM
(the porn, i mean.)

WriteMinded
09-09-2011, 05:37 PM
I wonder why I can't keep the little line under my name. Every time I change it, it gets steamrolled. Uh, derailed. Is it the content that prompts the change, or software glitch?

Medievalist
09-09-2011, 06:46 PM
How funny. I wonder why that doesn't seem to be a problem on other boards.

I know other boards do in fact have exactly the same problem because admins let each other know about what incoming domains are repeat offenders, or when we discover a new bot bulk posting source . . .

Medievalist
09-09-2011, 06:47 PM
I wonder why I can't keep the little line under my name. Every time I change it, it gets steamrolled. Uh, derailed. Is it the content that prompts the change, or software glitch?

I suspect it's user error, if, for instance, you don't scroll all the way down to the bottom and click Save.

Certainly you're sporting a custom user title right now.

WriteMinded
09-09-2011, 07:03 PM
I suspect it's user error, if, for instance, you don't scroll all the way down to the bottom and click Save. Uhhh, possibly possible. Scroll for Save Button. Got it!


Certainly you're sporting a custom user title right now.Yes. Thank you. Wonder who gave it to me. Definitely not my doing.

Medievalist
09-09-2011, 10:49 PM
Uhhh, possibly possible. Scroll for Save Button. Got it!

Actually, that's a bad UI; it's especially bad for users/members who rely on adaptive equipment to "read" the screen aloud to them.

So don't be kicking yourself if, for instance, you missed the Save button.


Yes. Thank you. Wonder who gave it to me. Definitely not my doing.

Some of the Mods and Supermods, and the owner, What's her-name- are tricky about those things.

dpaterso
09-26-2011, 07:00 PM
If one of them thar pesky mods or supermods keeps changing my avatar, is there any way I can find out who it is so I can track 'em down and inflict terrible vengeance?

Uh, is inflicting terrible vengeance against board policy? Interested parties want to know.

-Derek

Medievalist
09-26-2011, 08:21 PM
If one of them thar pesky mods or supermods keeps changing my avatar, is there any way I can find out who it is so I can track 'em down and inflict terrible vengeance?

Uh, is inflicting terrible vengeance against board policy? Interested parties want to know.

-Derek

What's in it for me?

telford
09-27-2011, 07:30 AM
Hello Medievalist. I've tried changing my avatar before; followed the prompts etc and am still getting knocked back. The limit is 175 X 240 and my image is 175 X 175, but the computer keeps telling me download failed. Am I, with my tired old 20th century brain, missing something obvious (again).

Medievalist
09-27-2011, 07:58 AM
Hello Medievalist. I've tried changing my avatar before; followed the prompts etc and am still getting knocked back.

You may be having problems because you've led a pure life.

This is always a problem for a writer.

Are you trying to upload the image from your hard drive?

Are you sure it's really failed and that vBulletin isn't just lying to you (clear your browser cache and look at a post).

If you PM me with a link to someplace (photobucket or whatever) or email me (medievalist AT mac.com) I can do it for you (but never ever tell anyone I helped you; I've got a rep you know).

telford
09-27-2011, 08:13 AM
Thanks for that; I'll give it a go. And fear not, I know how important your awesome rep is so I'll keep this just between us. Wink.

Medievalist
09-27-2011, 08:38 AM
Hey, you know what?

You've changed your Profile picture, when what you want is to change your Avatar.

They are different things. The Avatar shows on your posts, all of 'em.

The Profile picture shows only on your Profile.

If you go back to the very first post in this Stunning, Brilliant FAQ, I've edited it to add actual, like, you know, instructions for changing your Avatar.

telford
09-27-2011, 10:20 AM
Drat. Sorry about that. I forgot about rule number one: please engage brain before attempting to think.

defcon6000
12-01-2011, 06:14 PM
I have a question: Do we need permission to upload animated avatars?

Because I tried uploading one and I received a message, "You may not upload animated images."

Medievalist
12-01-2011, 10:12 PM
I have a question: Do we need permission to upload animated avatars?

Because I tried uploading one and I received a message, "You may not upload animated images."

Looks like it worked though. Check your sig. Were you linking to one on a server you control or uploading one?

defcon6000
12-01-2011, 11:51 PM
Looks like it worked though. Check your sig. Were you linking to one on a server you control or uploading one?

I don't mean my signature; I wanted an animated image for my avatar. And I tried both, linking from photobucket and uploading from computer. Neither way worked.

MacAllister
12-04-2011, 08:41 AM
Ah. Animated gif avatars are, indeed, on a case-by-case basis for a variety of security reasons. You can send me a link and I'll take a look, though. :)

kuwisdelu
12-06-2011, 11:09 PM
Hmm, I've never gotten that error for my animated avatars.

AGragon
03-20-2012, 12:28 AM
Thanks for this. I was actually curious as to why my avatar wasn't resizing properly, haha!

cray
03-26-2012, 09:49 PM
is anyone seeing this


<--------------

what the heck is going on with this crap! i swear if someone changes out my battery avatar one more time i'm going to explode!

lilyWhite
08-25-2012, 11:11 PM
Looking between the information in this FAQ and the Newbie Guide (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66315), there seems to be discrepancies between the regulations on avatars. To quote the Newbie Guide:


Edit Avatar: When you first sign up, you can choose an avatar from our collection. Once you reach 50 posts, though, as long as your reputation score is still 10 or above (everyone starts with 10 points), you'll become a Super Member and be allowed to upload your own custom avatar. PLEASE NOTE: It takes the board a couple of hours to reset itself and realize that you've become a Super Member, so please don't worry if you're not immediately able to upload an avatar. Avatars must be no larger than 80 by 80 pixels for regular members. (Benefactors and mods get some extras; I'll tell you about that in a minute.)

I got the impression from the Newbie Guide that I needed to have 50 posts in order to upload any custom avatar, but I was able to upload an 80x80 custom avatar before 50 posts and this FAQ states that having 50+ posts gives an increase to the allowed size rather than enabling custom avatars.

Seeing as this thread came over three years after the Newbie Guide, I'm guessing that the Newbie Guide just hasn't been updated in all this time.

Pyekett
08-25-2012, 11:24 PM
Seeing as this thread came over three years after the Newbie Guide, I'm guessing that the Newbie Guide just hasn't been updated in all this time.

The Newbie Guide does get updated periodically. You can see the date of the last update at the bottom of the posts where the date of last edit is listed. (March of this year for the initial posts, and I think June of this year for added information.)

As to whether your issue in particular was a matter of policy changing in practice without the NG reflecting it, I really don't know.

Welcome to AbsoluteWrite, by the way.

Pyekett
08-25-2012, 11:28 PM
PS: I may be coming off as pendantic. Try to hear the above read in a mild-mannered, absent-minded professor voice with a hint of disrepair at the elbows--not as snippy or sarcastic.

I just have a particular fondness for the Guide and look forward to updates.

Excuse me while I adjust my tweed and sort through my pet rocks.

Added: Would you like to hear about the more than one hundred and forty species of wild violets in North America? I have a newsletter. It's mimeographed. I can add you to my list, if you like.

chicgeek
09-22-2012, 03:59 AM
Edit: Nevermind. The website just had to register that I'd hit the 50 post count, that's all. All is good! Feel free to delete this post.

So... I'm at 50+ posts now, and the avatar I'm trying to upload is 175 x 177, 50.6k (and on my hard drive), but every time I try to upload it, it's re-sized and the quality of it takes a huge hit.

I even tried re-sizing it (to 79 x 80, 31.3k) just to see if the quality would stay the same, but it still looked grainy and low-quality, even though it wasn't re-sized this time. My "Edit Avatar Settings" page is telling me it can't be more than "80x80 or 19.5k (whichever is smaller)", which I'm not sure how to interpret.

I'd prefer the larger image, as it still falls within your guidelines... but either way I'd like it to not look grainy. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

amaikaorii
06-07-2013, 09:44 AM
ah ha! I wish I'd read this before I made my avatar. *squints at it* At least now I know why it's so teeny.

It's not porn though...I promise. :)

Ixtila
06-28-2013, 03:34 AM
I got the impression from the Newbie Guide that I needed to have 50 posts in order to upload any custom avatar, but I was able to upload an 80x80 custom avatar before 50 posts and this FAQ states that having 50+ posts gives an increase to the allowed size rather than enabling custom avatars.

I saw the same thing. I assumed I had to get to 50 posts before I could upload an avatar. I was disappointed but I settled for one of the generic ones. I waited patiently, slowly and unobtrusively making my posts, watching the post count get closer to 50. This morning, I'm sitting on 49 posts, looking for that chance for the last one and I find this thread and learn, to my chagrin, that I could have had my lovely avatar already. Disappointed all over again. :( But, at least now, this post lets me have a bigger one...

They called me Bruce
08-02-2013, 06:03 AM
You do not want to ask for one of these. Just a word to the wise.

This I know something about, but the best explaination is in 'bogies and Bandits' by Gahnt (?) on the bestowing of callsigns in military aviation.

Tom Cruise was 'Maverick' in 'Top gun', though if you watch the credits, you'll see what real aviator callsigns are like. Then there's nose art...are you paying attention, Enola Gay?

I'm 'Hotlips' thanks to a rich widow with a large Alsation dog, a black Mercedes and a shed full of warplanes.

Medievalist
08-02-2013, 11:30 PM
This I know something about, but the best explaination is in 'bogies and Bandits' by Gahnt (?) on the bestowing of callsigns in military aviation.

Bruce? You don't have an avatar. That's so sad . . .

AriesEmily
12-24-2013, 01:53 AM
I've noticed not many people use a pic of themselves. Is that recommended?

Medievalist
12-25-2013, 01:54 AM
I've noticed not many people use a pic of themselves. Is that recommended?

It's more common to use a picture as your Profile image, and something less representative as your Avatar.

N.B. there are three possible places for images in a Profile.

1. Avatar (appears on each post by a member)

2. Profile pic (only visible if someone views your profile)

3. Sig (see the FAQ on Sigs in this sub forum)

Pyekett
12-25-2013, 02:03 AM
1. I would use a picture of myself, but I tend to frighten small children, and I don't know who's standing behind you.

2. No, that's really what I look like. You thought Cliff Face was cliff-faced ...

3. Avatar? I don't even know 'er!

(Hmmm. I'm sticking with cliff-faced.)

thedark
01-02-2014, 12:44 AM
Edit: Nevermind. The website just had to register that I'd hit the 50 post count, that's all. All is good! Feel free to delete this post.

So... I'm at 50+ posts now, and the avatar I'm trying to upload is 175 x 177, 50.6k (and on my hard drive), but every time I try to upload it, it's re-sized and the quality of it takes a huge hit.

I even tried re-sizing it (to 79 x 80, 31.3k) just to see if the quality would stay the same, but it still looked grainy and low-quality, even though it wasn't re-sized this time. My "Edit Avatar Settings" page is telling me it can't be more than "80x80 or 19.5k (whichever is smaller)", which I'm not sure how to interpret.

I'd prefer the larger image, as it still falls within your guidelines... but either way I'd like it to not look grainy. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

I'm having a similar problem.. and was hoping someone could comment. My avatar is within the file size limits and within the physical pixel limits, but it keeps appearing extra grainy. Tips would be awesome, as I see most other avatars do not have this problem. There must be a fix! :)

Thanks!

Nekko
01-02-2014, 12:59 AM
It may have to do with the quality/resolution of the original pic. It you are trying to take a smaller pic (pixel wise) and enlarging it, then it will appear grainy.

This also includes if you've cropped a piece out of a larger pic and then enlarged it to fit the parameters.

Not sure if that fits either of your situations...

thedark
01-02-2014, 02:31 AM
It may have to do with the quality/resolution of the original pic. It you are trying to take a smaller pic (pixel wise) and enlarging it, then it will appear grainy.

This also includes if you've cropped a piece out of a larger pic and then enlarged it to fit the parameters.

Not sure if that fits either of your situations...

Thank you - I forgot to mention that I have the original Photoshop source file (much larger) and I'm able to save it to size in a variety of ways - it appears wonderful on my end. It's just when I upload it to the site that it gets grainy. :)

Medievalist
01-03-2014, 01:05 AM
Thank you - I forgot to mention that I have the original Photoshop source file (much larger) and I'm able to save it to size in a variety of ways - it appears wonderful on my end. It's just when I upload it to the site that it gets grainy. :)

You want the image resolution to be 72 dpi

Save it as a jpeg not a gif

And if you want help PM me and I'll help you.

thedark
01-03-2014, 02:30 AM
Thanks Midievalist! It was 72 dpi and JPG. I pulled my hair out a bit more, then decided to try it without the text component, as that's the only part that blurs (despite having source files, vector-based fonts, etc). And... it works just fine. It mocks me.

I think I'm OKAY with the avatar not having the text - so in a roundabout way, that means the problem is solved. It's going to bug me for awhile yet, but this'll do until I have a more pressing desire to put text in an avatar. :)

Thank you guys.

Medievalist
01-04-2014, 02:33 AM
Thanks Midievalist! It was 72 dpi and JPG. I pulled my hair out a bit more, then decided to try it without the text component, as that's the only part that blurs (despite having source files, vector-based fonts, etc). And... it works just fine. It mocks me.

I think I'm OKAY with the avatar not having the text - so in a roundabout way, that means the problem is solved. It's going to bug me for awhile yet, but this'll do until I have a more pressing desire to put text in an avatar. :)

Thank you guys.

I'm willing to help if you change your mind.

Riana M
01-17-2014, 10:10 PM
Ah, explains everything. Thank you!

BethS
06-14-2014, 04:45 PM
UserCP-->Under Your Profile heading "Edit Your Options"-->Enter text in "Edit your User Title"

I am wanting to edit the information that appears with my avatar pic. Followed the directions above but "Edit Your User Title" does not appear on my Edit Your Options page. What am I doing wrong?

Never mind, I found it! It's under Edit Your Details. Which I looked at originally but I must have had blinders on or something.

BethS
06-14-2014, 09:17 PM
So...back again. I've edited the information that appears with the avatar, as well as my location information, and made sure to click on "Save" when I was done, but it's ignoring my changes. Suggestions?

PandaMan
06-15-2014, 01:04 AM
So...back again. I've edited the information that appears with the avatar, as well as my location information, and made sure to click on "Save" when I was done, but it's ignoring my changes. Suggestions?

I had this problem a couple days ago too. I tried a second time and noticed a message scolding me that a certain text field wasn't filled in properly. It was the field regarding why I write. I don't remember that text field when I signed up for membership, but filled it out, made the changes again, saved, and it was fine.

Not sure if that's the same problem you're having but that's how I solved my issue.

BethS
06-15-2014, 09:23 AM
Hi Panda!

I didn't get the warning message, but I did put something in that box you mentioned, and lo! this time the changes stuck.

maxrenn
05-26-2015, 08:55 PM
(y)

...

Thumbs up, doesn't seem to work :Shrug:

AW Admin
05-31-2015, 01:57 AM
(y)

...

Thumbs up, doesn't seem to work :Shrug:


What exactly doesn't work? What are you trying to do?

Ari Meermans
05-31-2015, 04:21 AM
(y)

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Thumbs up, doesn't seem to work :Shrug:

(y) isn't universal for thumbs up. Works on FB and maybe a few other places but our official list of smilies is here (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/misc.php?do=getsmilies&editorid=vB_Editor_001).

As you can see on the list, :Thumbs: (thumbs up) is rendered by typing : Thumbs : (without the spaces before and after the word "Thumbs").

DrDLN
09-17-2017, 09:13 AM
There is a lot to learn about posting guidelines. Thanks for all the info. I am still learning before making any real contribution...