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    Default How do you get a picture next to your name

    This is a second in my series of problems regarding the forum,there are two problems on this thread.

    Problem 1 : Is how do most of you get a small picture next to your post,i have also noticed some regulars change this picture quite a few times over the year.

    Problem 2 : Is how do you get things to appear at the bottom of a post.
    This problem is spilt into two bits,the first one is EG Strongers always has a Brentford banner on each post,i do have a bit of a soft spot for Brentford as they are a small club in a working class area.

    The other problem is how do regulars get a line at the bottom of each post they make,usually with some comment written below it,this comment is always the same after each post.

    Cheers Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al 10000 View Post
    This is a second in my series of problems regarding the forum,there are two problems on this thread.

    Problem 1 : Is how do most of you get a small picture next to your post,i have also noticed some regulars change this picture quite a few times over the year.

    Problem 2 : Is how do you get things to appear at the bottom of a post.
    This problem is spilt into two bits,the first one is EG Strongers always has a Brentford banner on each post,i do have a bit of a soft spot for Brentford as they are a small club in a working class area.

    The other problem is how do regulars get a line at the bottom of each post they make,usually with some comment written below it,this comment is always the same after each post.

    Cheers Alan
    All you have to do is click on the settings options at the top of the page next to "my profile" and then choose the option edit signature in the box to the right of the screen,you will then be able to enter the text you want as your signature then press the save signature button below then this text will appear at the bottom of every post you make. Similar with the pictures, settings then edit profile picture or edit avatar and follow the instructions,this was all new to me a while ago but you soon pick it up wether you know what your doing or not, not in my case.
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    Mobyduck is right and a quick learner. Your profile pic and your avatar are two different things. The profile pic appears when someone clicks on your name to see your profile. The picture that appears beside each post is your avatar so that's what you need to change. You can do this as often as you wish. I usually use a topical one, which is why it's currently showing a big rock !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Millay View Post
    Mobyduck is right and a quick learner.
    I am a very slow learner when it comes to computors or anything that involves pressing buttons,i have got a cheapo digital watch that still sounds its alarm off every hour all day long and i still dont know how to stop this so there is little hope of me understanding most things on this forum.

    I went into the Settings option and cliked on the Avatar button but i could'nt find any small pictures,i did notice somthing saying URL but i hav'nt got the faintest idea what this means or if that will help me find a small picture.
    I think you might have to give on me as a lost cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al 10000 View Post
    I am a very slow learner when it comes to computors or anything that involves pressing buttons,i have got a cheapo digital watch that still sounds its alarm off every hour all day long and i still dont know how to stop this so there is little hope of me understanding most things on this forum.

    I went into the Settings option and cliked on the Avatar button but i could'nt find any small pictures,i did notice somthing saying URL but i hav'nt got the faintest idea what this means or if that will help me find a small picture.
    I think you might have to give on me as a lost cause.
    I have just changed my avatar picture as an example, this is how I did it.
    1- find an image I want to use, for some strange reason I thought of Albert Steptoe.
    2-Google Steptoe and select images,pick an image that appeals and right click on it.
    3-In the box that appears left click on save image as.
    4- A new box or tab opens and gives you the option to name it as a file name, I just entered steptoe and pressed save.
    5- On my system this image can now found by pressing the start button in the bottom left hand of the moniter screen and selecting my recent documents,go down the list and select steptoe which is now saved to your computer.
    6-Ok so now starting from scratch bring up the pubs galore forum main page,select settings then select edit avatar.The edit avatar box now appears with option 1 enter ulr to the image on another website, and option 2 upload image from your computer, select this,by pressing the choose file button and a box/tab (I'm not sure of the correct terminology)will appear,where it says file name write steptoe and then press open, the image appears and then all you have to do is then press the save changes button at the bottom and the image will be saved as your avatar picture and appear after every post and on your profile. I know this seems long winded but is not so bad in practice, if any one can explain in simpler terms please do, that took me the best part of half an hour. Anyway hope that helps a little bit Alan, cheers.

    p.s I'm not keeping the steptoe thing for long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    p.s I'm not keeping the steptoe thing for long.
    I think you should Mobyduck, you can join Oldboots who has a picture of Tommy, the miserable old git from Early Doors, as his avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Millay View Post
    I think you should Mobyduck, you can join Oldboots who has a picture of Tommy, the miserable old git from Early Doors, as his avatar
    Ooh you monkey!(I know its a Barbary ape really)
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    I'm using Windows and use a slightly different method. I do the google search thing as per steps 1-3 then make sure I save the image in the "My Pictures" folder that pops up.

    In step 6 I do the same Settings - Edit Avatar thing and in Option 2 I have a button that says Browse. Clicking that brings up a box that says Choose File to Upload. From the drop down menu find your My Pictues folder and double click on the image you want. This will take you back to the PG page and you should them click on Save Changes.

    (Be aware that you might get an error message at this point if the image is too large. If so you'll have to start again and try a different one).

    Then go back to the Forum and see if it has worked.

    Come on Alan, you can do it !!
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    Thanks to Milay and Mobyduck for your avatar instructions,they were spot on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Rover View Post
    Thanks to Milay and Mobyduck for your avatar instructions,they were spot on.
    Excellent, it's always fun to have an avatar. Is that the Family Guy ?
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