Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Avatar FAQ

  1. #1
    Keepin' it real gsk8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    4,989
    Country: United States of America

    1 Not allowed!

    Avatar FAQ

    Q: What is an Avatar and how do I get one?
    A: Avatars are the small square graphical images that you see under a poster's username.
    Note: You must have a minimum of 25 posts in order to use these Avatars.

    Here's how to do it:
    • You must first login
    • Go to Settings
    • Edit Avatar
      > select your avatar
      > Click "Save Changes"

    Q: Is my Avatar unique to my username, or will others be able to use the same one?
    A: No. Others will be able to use the same, but there are many to choose from!

    Q: I want to use my own personal/custom avatar. Can I do this?
    A: Absolutely! Once you have 100+ posts, a feature will appear in the "Edit Avatar" settings for you to upload an image.

    Q: What are the file and size restrictions?
    A: Avatars should be 100x100 pixels and no larger than 10KB (.gif or .jpg formats only). No religious, political, pornographic, or questionable images allowed. If you are in doubt, than most likely the image is not suitable for this forum. Those who abuse this privilege will be banned without notice. In addition, forum guidelines apply. Do not use your avatar to troll, bash other skaters or GS users.

    Q: Are animations allowed in the Custom Avatars?
    A: No.
    Last edited by Mrs. P; 02-09-2017 at 10:23 AM.

  2. #2
    Bona Fide Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    3,294

    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by gsk8 View Post
    A: Avatars should be 100x100 pixels and no larger than 10KB (.gif or .jpg formats only).
    I wanted to change my avatar. When I go to Custom Avatar, it now says "The maximum size of your custom image is 60 by 60 pixels or 10.0 KB" and a bigger picture gets automatically resized to a max. of 60x60
    Last edited by Pamigena; 09-18-2016 at 12:42 PM.

  3. #3
    Keepin' it real gsk8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    4,989
    Country: United States of America

    3 Not allowed!
    I just fixed some settings. Can you try again?

  4. #4
    Bona Fide Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    3,294

    1 Not allowed!
    Works again. Thank you.

  5. #5
    On the Ice LeeJiHye19's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    407
    Country: Maldives

    0 Not allowed!
    Q: I want to use my own personal/custom avatar. Can I do this?
    A: Absolutely! Once you have 100+ posts, a feature will appear in the "Edit Avatar" settings for you to upload an image.
    I guess i can't change my avatar yet

  6. #6
    On the Ice Hevari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    179
    Country: Ukraine

    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by LeeJiHye19 View Post
    I guess i can't change my avatar yet
    Me too

  7. #7
    On the Ice LeeJiHye19's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    407
    Country: Maldives

    1 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Hevari View Post
    Me too
    I can change it now because I think I posted more than a 100 reply

  8. #8
    #ButThatsNoneOfMyBusiness Ic3Rabbit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    952
    Country: United States of America

    0 Not allowed!
    I have over 100+ posts but I'm still not seeing where I can add my own custom photo/avatar. Please help.

  9. #9
    Bona Fide Member Sam-Skwantch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    11,577
    Country: United States of America

    0 Not allowed!
    In the top right you need to click "settings". It's next to "my profile". From there select "edit avatar" in the middle left area.

    Once you select your avatar make sure you save the settings.

    FYI: I usually save my avatar to my device and then upload it from my pictures. I've done it on computer but I usually do it from my phone.

  10. #10
    #ButThatsNoneOfMyBusiness Ic3Rabbit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    952
    Country: United States of America

    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-Skwantch View Post
    In the top right you need to click "settings". It's next to "my profile". From there select "edit avatar" in the middle left area.

    Once you select your avatar make sure you save the settings.

    FYI: I usually save my avatar to my device and then upload it from my pictures. I've done it on computer but I usually do it from my phone.
    Thank you!

  11. #11
    #ButThatsNoneOfMyBusiness Ic3Rabbit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    952
    Country: United States of America

    0 Not allowed!
    Ok so my avatar was one of the bigger ones that were a proper size to be allowed. After all of the updates this past weekend with the promotion system and everything all my avatars that I put in that used to be bigger (but legal size) are tiny. What is the deal? I'm guessing there is a glitch? Could someone please kindly look into this and help? Thanks.

  12. #12
    Still fangirling for Toller el henry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    2,808
    Country: United States of America

    0 Not allowed!
    Seeing this questions makes me wonder: Should my avatar be larger because I am a supporter? I went into "Edit Avatar" but couldn't figure out how to do that.

    I would love Locutula in all her sleepy glory to dominate the user profile

  13. #13
    Keepin' it real gsk8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    4,989
    Country: United States of America

    1 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Ic3Rabbit View Post
    Ok so my avatar was one of the bigger ones that were a proper size to be allowed. After all of the updates this past weekend with the promotion system and everything all my avatars that I put in that used to be bigger (but legal size) are tiny. What is the deal? I'm guessing there is a glitch? Could someone please kindly look into this and help? Thanks.
    This is possible. Try changing your avatar back:

    Setting > Edit Avatar > Upload Image From Your Computer > Click on "Choose File" > Scroll down to bottom of page (right) and click "Save Changes"

    Quote Originally Posted by el henry View Post
    Seeing this questions makes me wonder: Should my avatar be larger because I am a supporter? I went into "Edit Avatar" but couldn't figure out how to do that.

    I would love Locutula in all her sleepy glory to dominate the user profile
    Avatars are 100x100 for everyone across the board. Try uploading again (see above).

  14. #14
    #ButThatsNoneOfMyBusiness Ic3Rabbit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    952
    Country: United States of America

    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by gsk8 View Post
    This is possible. Try changing your avatar back:

    Setting > Edit Avatar > Upload Image From Your Computer > Click on "Choose File" > Scroll down to bottom of page (right) and click "Save Changes"



    Avatars are 100x100 for everyone across the board. Try uploading again (see above).
    Yeah it didn't work. My avatar used to be the size of havari and others like that above in this thread but suddenly no more. At least I got it a little bigger but not what it used to be. Thanks for your help gsk8!

  15. #15
    Keepin' it real gsk8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    4,989
    Country: United States of America

    0 Not allowed!
    Are you able to see the size that you are uploading? The dimensions of the image? Do you have the original?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •