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Genetically Swiss
August 31, 2016, 19:16
I must be missing something obvious. I cannot find how I can get an avatar loaded. I have gone through FAQ, I have thouroughly read the edit section and cannot find a way to edit or insert an avatar. When I click on the "edit your avatar" option on the homepage it is of no use.
Do I need to be a donating member to have an avatar? Or maybe, I'm just a big dummy...:(

GS

L Haney
August 31, 2016, 19:33
Do I need to be a donating member to have an avatar?

I think so.

tac-40
August 31, 2016, 21:08
Try looking to see if you have that option in your User CP. follow the instructions below.

The User Control Panel (also known as the User CP) is where you control your personal settings, options and preferences. To visit the User CP, you must have first registered on the forums. Once logged in, click on 'User CP' in the header bar near the top of the page.

The User CP main page will list any new notifications, including new private messages and pending friend requests. Additional pages and forms allow you to control:

Your email address and password
Custom public profile settings
Private messages
Subscribed threads and forums
Contacts and friends
Social groups




What are signatures?

'Signatures' contain information that you want to include at the bottom of all your posts. This might include pictures, links to your site(s), quotes, etc.

What are avatars?

Avatars are small images that people use to identify or distinguish themselves to other forum members. In some cases the administrator will not allow avatars or only allow them for specific members. The administrator can also provide some stock avatars people can use, or they can allow members to upload their own custom avatars from their own computers. These avatars will be displayed as part of the user info in posts, as well as in the public profile.

For more information about avatars, please click here.

What are profile pictures?

Profile Pictures are photos members can upload that will display in their public member profile. This option may or may not be enabled by the administrator.

How do I set signatures, avatars and profile pictures?

You can set and change your signature, avatar and profile picture in the User Control Panel (providing the administrator has made these options available).

For signatures, click on 'Edit Signature' under the 'Settings and Options' area of the navigation bar within the User CP.

To select an existing or upload a new avatar, click on 'Edit Avatar'.

To upload a profile picture, click on 'Edit Profile Picture' in the 'Your Profile' section.