How to upload an avatar

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This is a simple step by step guide on how to upload an avatar on this forum as some users might find it a bit hard to figure the whole thing out.

  1. Navigate to your profile and click on "edit profile".

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  2. Now you will find the option to "edit avatar".

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  3. Here you will be given the option to pick your avatar type. The first option is "gravatar", which you can use when you have an account on the gravatar website. The second and more important option is "remote avatar" where you can use the url of a picture.

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  4. Afterwards, insert the link of the picture you want to use. It works best with imgur.com so we advise you to upload the picture there.
    You can now pick the size you want your picture to be or leave it blank to try an automatic resize. (In order to calculate the right size we suggest you use this site)

    At last you can submit your avatar and you're done!

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If you're still having a problem with uploading an avatar feel free to ask!

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I hate that I'm only seeing this now. I spent 30 mins trying to figure out how to upload an avatar. Can you also please do one for the signature? Although I figured this one out, I feel like a lot will benefit from this.


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Cleand wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:07 pm
I hate that I'm only seeing this now. I spent 30 mins trying to figure out how to upload an avatar. Can you also please do one for the signature? Although I figured this one out, I feel like a lot will benefit from this.

We've put this thread as a sticky now - I'll post somewhere to guide users towards all the help threads too.

[mention]Void Century Club[/mention] signature thread please, bot x


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Can we have the height of avatars increased to 360?


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Guide: How to upload a 270 X 540 avatar.

If you have looked at the avatar system here you will notice that it supports squarish avatars in the ratio of 1:1 like 150 x 150, 180 X 180 and so on. However if you have come from the old forums, i.e.; OPF Forum then you are probably used to rectangular avatars in the 1: 2 ratio like 150 X 300, 180 X 360 and so on.

In this guide I will tell you how to upload a 270 X 540 avatar. This is the maximum rectangular avatar size.

You need to first upload your 270 X 540 avatar to an image hosting site like Imgur.

In the avatar setting section in "Avatar Type" , you need to select Remote Avatar.

In the "Link off-site" section, copy paste the image URL.

This is the important part, in "Avatar dimensions", put 270 in Width and 300 in Height. The image below in the spoiler shows my settings as an example.

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Click on "Submit" and then "Return to the User Control Panel".

You will be shown a distorted 270 x 540 version of your avatar as a preview. However this does not matter as only you can see it.

In your mini profile, your avatar will be shown in 270 x 540 dimensions. In your profile you will get a downsized version of your 270 X 540 rectangular avatar.

That is it folks, enjoy! :aye:


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