View Full Version : Avatars?

04-07-2006, 06:54 AM
How do I get one? I found the edit avatar screen but all I have is a single "radio button" option to not use one.


04-07-2006, 07:04 AM
Afger switching from Basic to Standard editor the option for an avatar showed up. Don't know if that was the reason or not...worth a try

04-07-2006, 07:12 AM
I've been looking at that too. I've also been trying to add a profile picture, but every time it tells me that the remote image (on photobucket) is too large.


04-07-2006, 07:16 AM
yup, Dan, I had the same problem with a profile picture...haven't figured that out...

04-07-2006, 07:25 AM
Let's at least see if this works.


Edit: Yup!

Rick Starr
04-07-2006, 07:33 AM
Avatars are hosted by the WB server, not remotely as you've done.

I am puzzled because the one successful avatar so far (Jabba) is considerably larger than those I've submitted, and indeed is larger than the maximum allowed by the software, yet it works just fine, as should yours, dan.

04-07-2006, 07:35 AM
I am not able to do an avatar (cool text by the way)under my old Wooden Boat name, however I created a new profile before I knew the old one transfered and I can do an avatar under that login. I wonder if it is something that Scot can control.
I'll re-login in as Jabba and show you


04-07-2006, 07:36 AM
Now you should see an avatar. Need to make a good one though.

Jack in Diamondhead, MS

04-07-2006, 07:39 AM
Okay, time to check an alternative.


Edit: nope, putting the picture in your signature doesn't work.

Rick Starr
04-07-2006, 07:40 AM
Got it. Thanks for the explanation.

I wonder if I can put an img link in my sig file...?

As Dan and I simultaneously discovered.....nope.

04-07-2006, 07:56 AM
I got mine to display as a static image. On other forums I use it on the the animation works and the kayaker rolls.

Rick Starr
04-07-2006, 08:03 AM
Indeed, Scot is working this out as we type.

When this is done, I'd like to buy him lunch.

Thank you, Scot.

S/V Laura Ellen
04-07-2006, 08:08 AM
I earned the avatar honestly by running my old frozen snot boat into the seawall on launch day. The shift linkage broke just after I shifted it into ahead. When I came into the dock I did what I always did, I shifted to reverse and gave it a lot of throttle for a few seconds.:eek:

04-07-2006, 08:09 AM

Thanks Scot.


Matt J.
04-07-2006, 09:42 AM
Very cool... figured I'd use the boat, though the motorcycle avatar used elsewhere is sorta neat, too.

Pete Dorr
04-07-2006, 09:57 AM
blah blah blah

04-07-2006, 09:58 AM
Just testing.

Doug Wood
04-07-2006, 10:02 AM
yeah, cool

Joe (SoCal)
04-07-2006, 10:12 AM
Testing to see if this works

Edited to add: Ayup it works :)

04-07-2006, 10:17 AM
No Joe. You've got to think icon. I'm sure that's a fine picture of you, but nothing shows when you shrink it down that far. Go with something that's graphically simple and recognizable at any size.

I'm wondering too just how old Donn's avatar picture is. It shows someone with hair.


Joe (SoCal)
04-07-2006, 10:46 AM

K Wilson
04-07-2006, 11:02 AM
So I think I'll try an avatar. It's hard to find a C&P under the 65-pixel limit. Ten extra points to anyone who identifies him correctly.

Matt J.
04-07-2006, 11:07 AM
Me in the morning before coffee? I won didn't I?

Karl A. Hilbert
04-07-2006, 11:16 AM
This is a Test :)

Joe (SoCal)
04-07-2006, 11:23 AM
So I think I'll try an avatar. It's hard to find a C&P under the 65-pixel limit. Ten extra points to anyone who identifies him correctly.

Spirited Away
Saw it with Tess ;)


Joe (SoCal)
04-07-2006, 11:32 AM
Dang I knew that :(

BTW this is my 3rd Avitar :D

K Wilson
04-07-2006, 11:33 AM
Kaonashi it is. That was quick! I expected nothing less from you bilge rats. http://www.woodenboat-ubb.com/vbulletin/upload/images/icons/icon14.gif I'll have to look for something more obscure.

Nicholas Carey
04-07-2006, 11:36 AM
It looks like both avatars and profile pictures have size limitations. From the edit avatar/edit profile picture pages:

Note: The maximum size of your custom image is 65 by 65 pixels or 19.5 KB (whichever is smaller).

Joe (SoCal)
04-07-2006, 11:40 AM
Not true on the size limit I think it auto sizes this is my third one and some were huge files and it took em ;)

cedar savage
04-07-2006, 11:41 AM
Animated images aren't allowed. But Joe is right, large images are automatically resized.

Another One
04-07-2006, 11:48 AM
Am I there yet?

(Yup, and I'm a "senior member." Go figure.)

04-07-2006, 11:50 AM
Well, you're older than I am....


04-07-2006, 11:50 AM
I'll try this one for now.

K Wilson
04-07-2006, 11:55 AM
Now here's a suitably obscure avatar, and it looks more like me too.

04-07-2006, 12:02 PM
Now here's a suitably obscure avatar, and it looks more like me too.Yupa. From the anime movie Nausicaa.

(I've got anime-mad kids too)

K Wilson
04-07-2006, 12:05 PM
Yipes! Can't get away with anything here. :eek: I'm impressed.

(Actually, although I don't admit it very often, I'm a bigger fan than my kids, at least of Miyazaki's films.)

04-07-2006, 12:16 PM
Miyazaki's done some wonderful things, to be sure. Nausicaa is my youngest's favourite, though my daughter prefers both Spirited Away and Kiki's Delivery Service.

I've mixed feelings about anime in general - including Miyazaki's work. I'm swept up by the resonances within the myths and stories-within-stories of European based culture, and know that I must be missing similar resonances within Japanese stories.

But I'm missing them, to be sure. For me it's like listening to great music, knowing that all the treble is turned down ... and being unable to adjust anything.

Mark Van
04-07-2006, 12:24 PM
I've just added one, a nice excuse to show off my boat.

K Wilson
04-07-2006, 12:30 PM
Oh what the heck, I'll go off on a complete tangent; I never need much of an excuse to talk about Miyazaki. I understand about missing the Japanese resonances, it was particularly obvious in Spirited Away. I think watching the films in the original Japanese with subtitles allows on to get a bit more of the original context. The subtitles tend to be far more faithful to the original (as much as a translation can be), possibly because there's no need to fit the dialogue to the characters' mouth movements on screen. I've been studying a little Japanese, which really doesnít help a lot, although I understand an occasional whole (short) sentence now and then.

If you or the kids havenít watched his other films youíre in for a real treat. One of my favorites, Whisper of the Heart (written but not directed by Miyazaki) has just been released in the US.

04-07-2006, 05:35 PM
I was going to go out an take a picture of the boat in her new home, but I found this one sitting on my hard drive and I can't imagine replacing it with anything!

Love that little guy.


04-07-2006, 05:38 PM
Parts of my gullwing crossbeams if your wondering. :D

Bruce Taylor
04-07-2006, 05:48 PM
Keith, my 11-year-old daughter adores your avatar ("It's him! It's him!"). :cool:

04-08-2006, 06:55 AM
OK Keith, your turn to guess my Avatar. :D

Phil Eves
04-08-2006, 09:47 AM
Seeing if my avatar exists in real time....,cheers.

Paul Scheuer
04-08-2006, 10:00 AM
This will be a test


04-08-2006, 05:41 PM
Just testing

Mark Van
04-09-2006, 12:16 PM
Lets see if this works