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WordWeaver
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Hey yall! I'm having a little trouble with setting an avatar. I want to make this my avatar:
But whenever I put it in it says the url is invalid. wotf021

People assume my writing is a logical progression of words from which meaning can be derived,
but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint -
it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff.

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Topic starter Posted : June 22, 2012 2:00 am
Dustin Adams
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Works

2x Finalist
2x Semi
5x Silver
9x HM
Eight EDF stories. 1 of 3 DSF: Short Stories. My Finalist #1 Finalist #2 coming soon in 4th & Starlight

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Posted : June 22, 2012 2:55 am
Dustin Adams
(@axeminister)
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Tested.

Works.

Will bring back stick man after you confirm.

Out.

2x Finalist
2x Semi
5x Silver
9x HM
Eight EDF stories. 1 of 3 DSF: Short Stories. My Finalist #1 Finalist #2 coming soon in 4th & Starlight

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Posted : June 22, 2012 2:57 am
WordWeaver
(@wordweaver)
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Posts: 4

Thank you!

People assume my writing is a logical progression of words from which meaning can be derived,
but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint -
it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff.

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Topic starter Posted : June 23, 2012 4:51 am
s_c_baker
(@s_c_baker)
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Posts: 979

How do you insert your avatar picture? Can't seem to figure it out.

1) Click "User Control Panel"
2) Click "profile"
3) Click "edit avatar"
4) Type in the URL that contains your image.

(If you need somewhere on the web to put your image, you can e-mail it to me and I will upload it to web space I have. wotf008 )

Stewart C Baker - 1st place, Q2 V32
My contest history: Semi-finalist, R, HM, R, R, HM, HM, R, R, R, R, HM, R, R, R, R, Winner
My published fiction, poetry, &c.

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Posted : March 22, 2013 2:37 pm
s_c_baker
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Got it, finally! Thanks, Stewart.

Lookin' good! wotf007

Stewart C Baker - 1st place, Q2 V32
My contest history: Semi-finalist, R, HM, R, R, HM, HM, R, R, R, R, HM, R, R, R, R, Winner
My published fiction, poetry, &c.

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Posted : March 23, 2013 2:39 pm
tmaulhardt
(@tmaulhardt)
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Posts: 67

Every time I put a URL in, it says the size of the image cannot be determined. I think I'm gonna give up...

Terry Madden: http://www.threewellsofthesea.com/
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Posted : September 17, 2013 1:20 pm
Ishmael
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Every time I put a URL in, it says the size of the image cannot be determined. I think I'm gonna give up...

If the dimensions of your image are larger than the permitted size, which from memory is somewhere around 110 square, the program will try to scale it down for you (I think). If it's struggling to do this, perhaps your avatar is very big. If not, then it should work if you write in scaled down dimensions into the two boxes below the line into which you enter the URL. Me, I like my image to be small so as not have all the ladies swooning and all the men jealous over how handsome I am! (And modest.) So mine is 70 x 75.

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Posted : September 18, 2013 2:26 am
tmaulhardt
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Thanks, Ishmael. I'll try it, after the swoon has subsided. wotf004

Terry Madden: http://www.threewellsofthesea.com/
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Posted : September 18, 2013 8:07 am
tmaulhardt
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Thanks Ishmael! It finally worked!!

Terry Madden: http://www.threewellsofthesea.com/
V.30 Q1 W

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Posted : September 18, 2013 8:21 am
storysinger
(@storysinger)
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Posts: 790

I don't understand why it's so hard to do.
Diligently practicing patience.
And still avatarless. wotf004

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM-V32/Q3
HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1

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Posted : May 29, 2015 2:05 am
E. Caiman Sands
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Posts: 872

I don't understand why it's so hard to do.
Diligently practicing patience.
And still avatarless. wotf004

Hmm. I have trouble with my avatar too... wotf005

No you don't. wotf016

Yes I do.

NO YOU DON'T! wotf23

Okay, no I don't. *Blinks*

SF x 1 (Extreeemely happy snappy gator)
HM x 9 (Happy snappy gator)
"Europa Spring" - buy from Amazon
The Happy Snappy Gator Bog! Er, Blog...

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Posted : May 29, 2015 3:56 am
storysinger
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I am actually a gator fan, as in Florida. I enjoy reading your posts for they are entertaining.
As soon as I learn this avatar thing my alter ego will make itself known.
The egg begins to rock back and forth and cracks spread across the surface.

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
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HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1

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Posted : May 29, 2015 6:27 am
bobsandiego
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Posts: 395

I'm not creative enough for an alter ego.... wotf017

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Posted : May 29, 2015 7:08 am
E. Caiman Sands
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I am actually a gator fan, as in Florida.

wotf006 *Gator adds Storysinger to her "not to be eaten" list.*

You could do with making that list a bit longer, actually, Gator. Who's on it now? Tina? Evil Martin? You could start by putting me on it.

*Snorts*

SF x 1 (Extreeemely happy snappy gator)
HM x 9 (Happy snappy gator)
"Europa Spring" - buy from Amazon
The Happy Snappy Gator Bog! Er, Blog...

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Posted : May 29, 2015 8:01 am
E. Caiman Sands
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I'm not creative enough for an alter ego.... wotf017

I'm sure you are, he/she/it just hasn't hatched yet.

I'm eight years old you know. Going on 66 million.

Yes I know, dear, it seems like 66 million anyway. wotf005

Heard that. wotf016 Definitely not going on my "not to be eaten" list now.

*Sigh* wotf031

SF x 1 (Extreeemely happy snappy gator)
HM x 9 (Happy snappy gator)
"Europa Spring" - buy from Amazon
The Happy Snappy Gator Bog! Er, Blog...

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Posted : May 29, 2015 8:04 am
amoskalik
(@amoskalik)
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Posts: 438

I have to hatch my own personality before I can hope for an alter ego. Trust the process, right?

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Posted : May 29, 2015 1:47 pm
E. Caiman Sands
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Posts: 872

I have to hatch my own personality before I can hope for an alter ego. Trust the process, right?

Indeed. Erm. wotf005

Gator started out as a mere avatar, then became so much more... wotf019
In fact, she wasn't so much hatched, as bought. Even though it was 8 years ago I vividly remember buying her. Her mugshot was displayed on a wall in Second Life, alongside the mugshots of a whole range of other googly-eyed animal avatars by the same maker. The frog was quite nice too but there was no doubt in my mind she was the cutest. But did I really want to be an alligator? Who on earth wants to be an alligator? I knew nothing of alligators. I'm British, I don't even remember seeing a real life alligator. Surely they're just these crude, cruel, stupid, aggressive, giant, ugly things that sometimes eat people? (Wrong, of course, I know better now, they are complex creatures, are rather timid, have their caring side and even use tools! wotf006 ) Hmm, but being a gator could be amusing, said a small voice somewhere. So I bought her. And so it began.

SF x 1 (Extreeemely happy snappy gator)
HM x 9 (Happy snappy gator)
"Europa Spring" - buy from Amazon
The Happy Snappy Gator Bog! Er, Blog...

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Posted : May 30, 2015 1:07 am
george nik.
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I have to hatch my own personality before I can hope for an alter ego. Trust the process, right?

Indeed. Erm. wotf005

Gator started out as a mere avatar, then became so much more... wotf019
In fact, she wasn't so much hatched, as bought. Even though it was 8 years ago I vividly remember buying her. Her mugshot was displayed on a wall in Second Life, alongside the mugshots of a whole range of other googly-eyed animal avatars by the same maker. The frog was quite nice too but there was no doubt in my mind she was the cutest. But did I really want to be an alligator? Who on earth wants to be an alligator? I knew nothing of alligators. I'm British, I don't even remember seeing a real life alligator. Surely they're just these crude, cruel, stupid, aggressive, giant, ugly things that sometimes eat people? (Wrong, of course, I know better now, they are complex creatures, are rather timid, have their caring side and even use tools! wotf006 ) Hmm, but being a gator could be amusing, said a small voice somewhere. So I bought her. And so it began.

Ahem, Elinor... Does Gator know about this? Being bought? And the ugly things? And the frog and all?I mean...is this post safe?

George Nikolopoulos
WOTF: 1 SF, 1 SHM, 4 HM
Fiction (EN): 43 stories sold, 29 published
Fiction (GR): c.10 stories published & a children’s novel
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Posted : June 1, 2015 4:11 am
george nik.
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Btw, I'd always supposed the Gator avatar was due to your name being Caiman -- unless that's a pen name and it's the other way round. wotf005

George Nikolopoulos
WOTF: 1 SF, 1 SHM, 4 HM
Fiction (EN): 43 stories sold, 29 published
Fiction (GR): c.10 stories published & a children’s novel
Amazon Page

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Posted : June 1, 2015 4:16 am
E. Caiman Sands
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Gold Member
Posts: 872

I have to hatch my own personality before I can hope for an alter ego. Trust the process, right?

Indeed. Erm. wotf005

Gator started out as a mere avatar, then became so much more... wotf019
In fact, she wasn't so much hatched, as bought. Even though it was 8 years ago I vividly remember buying her. Her mugshot was displayed on a wall in Second Life, alongside the mugshots of a whole range of other googly-eyed animal avatars by the same maker. The frog was quite nice too but there was no doubt in my mind she was the cutest. But did I really want to be an alligator? Who on earth wants to be an alligator? I knew nothing of alligators. I'm British, I don't even remember seeing a real life alligator. Surely they're just these crude, cruel, stupid, aggressive, giant, ugly things that sometimes eat people? (Wrong, of course, I know better now, they are complex creatures, are rather timid, have their caring side and even use tools! wotf006 ) Hmm, but being a gator could be amusing, said a small voice somewhere. So I bought her. And so it began.

Ahem, Elinor... Does Gator know about this? Being bought? And the ugly things? And the frog and all?I mean...is this post safe?

Shh, George. She seems to have missed this one. She's sleeping. She does sleep an awful lot you know. wotf002

What? You talking about me again? wotf016

No dear, go back to sleep.

'kay. wotf043 wotf043 wotf043

SF x 1 (Extreeemely happy snappy gator)
HM x 9 (Happy snappy gator)
"Europa Spring" - buy from Amazon
The Happy Snappy Gator Bog! Er, Blog...

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Posted : June 1, 2015 4:19 am
storysinger
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Posts: 790

All clever remarks aside I really don't understand what's happening here.
I am constantly trying to create an avatar but I keep getting the url is not valid message even though I'm copying it straight from the internet.
I've tried using my photos, using my videos from you-tube, nothing transfers, I don't get it.
I know one day I'll be past all this struggling but till then the whole process sucks. wotf020

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM-V32/Q3
HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1

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Posted : June 1, 2015 9:24 am
amoskalik
(@amoskalik)
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Posts: 438

I haven't tried an avatar yet, but are you putting in a url to a page that contains the image (.htm, aspx, etc.) or to the image itself (.gif, .jpg, etc.)?

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Posted : June 1, 2015 10:52 am
Beth Powers
(@bethpowers)
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Posts: 119

I think I initially had trouble finding a version of my usual user icon that would work. I finally used my Twitter profile picture--but I clicked on the image itself (to make it bigger, although this might not be necessary) and then right clicked and went to "Copy Image URL," rather than copying the address out of the web address bar. Perhaps something like that would work for you?

Beth Powers
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HM x 15
Entries x 54
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Posted : June 1, 2015 4:36 pm
Ishmael
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I can't remember whether this system is one, but I find a common reason for getting the 'invalid' message is that the system was already supplying the prefix 'http:' so that when I copy a URL it ends up with a double 'http:' at the front, which is of course invalid but hard to notice!
wotf012

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Posted : June 1, 2015 9:45 pm
storysinger
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How appropriate to find a man learning how to use a tool. wotf001

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
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HM-V36/Q4
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Posted : June 2, 2015 7:23 am
Dustin Adams
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Posts: 961

Storysinger,
Is it this one?

Some websites don't allow you to direct link. It causes all kinds of additional bandwidth that they may have to pay for, so they turn that option off.

Easy enough, but if you want to piggyback from mine, it's already uploaded, and it's tiny, and no one visits my business page, so my traffic is minimal.

Copy/paste that URL in the avatar section in your control panel.
or download the image and host it yourself.

Either will do the trick.

2x Finalist
2x Semi
5x Silver
9x HM
Eight EDF stories. 1 of 3 DSF: Short Stories. My Finalist #1 Finalist #2 coming soon in 4th & Starlight

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Posted : June 3, 2015 4:12 am
s_c_baker
(@s_c_baker)
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Posts: 979

Whoops, I just responded to a PM about this, but Dustin has it covered already.

Go Dustin go! wotf007

Stewart C Baker - 1st place, Q2 V32
My contest history: Semi-finalist, R, HM, R, R, HM, HM, R, R, R, R, HM, R, R, R, R, Winner
My published fiction, poetry, &c.

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Posted : June 3, 2015 7:27 am
Martin L. Shoemaker
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I have to hatch my own personality before I can hope for an alter ego. Trust the process, right?

Indeed. Erm. wotf005

Gator started out as a mere avatar, then became so much more... wotf019
In fact, she wasn't so much hatched, as bought. Even though it was 8 years ago I vividly remember buying her. Her mugshot was displayed on a wall in Second Life, alongside the mugshots of a whole range of other googly-eyed animal avatars by the same maker. The frog was quite nice too but there was no doubt in my mind she was the cutest. But did I really want to be an alligator? Who on earth wants to be an alligator? I knew nothing of alligators. I'm British, I don't even remember seeing a real life alligator. Surely they're just these crude, cruel, stupid, aggressive, giant, ugly things that sometimes eat people? (Wrong, of course, I know better now, they are complex creatures, are rather timid, have their caring side and even use tools! wotf006 ) Hmm, but being a gator could be amusing, said a small voice somewhere. So I bought her. And so it began.

I'm smiling here. Such a great story!

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Posted : June 3, 2015 9:11 am
E. Caiman Sands
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I have to hatch my own personality before I can hope for an alter ego. Trust the process, right?

Indeed. Erm. wotf005

Gator started out as a mere avatar, then became so much more... wotf019
In fact, she wasn't so much hatched, as bought. Even though it was 8 years ago I vividly remember buying her. Her mugshot was displayed on a wall in Second Life, alongside the mugshots of a whole range of other googly-eyed animal avatars by the same maker. The frog was quite nice too but there was no doubt in my mind she was the cutest. But did I really want to be an alligator? Who on earth wants to be an alligator? I knew nothing of alligators. I'm British, I don't even remember seeing a real life alligator. Surely they're just these crude, cruel, stupid, aggressive, giant, ugly things that sometimes eat people? (Wrong, of course, I know better now, they are complex creatures, are rather timid, have their caring side and even use tools! wotf006 ) Hmm, but being a gator could be amusing, said a small voice somewhere. So I bought her. And so it began.

I'm smiling here. Such a great story!

Yes, just be sure not to repeat it in front of her majesty. She doesn't remember that day, or so she claims. She thinks she was hatched like a regular gator. wotf017

SF x 1 (Extreeemely happy snappy gator)
HM x 9 (Happy snappy gator)
"Europa Spring" - buy from Amazon
The Happy Snappy Gator Bog! Er, Blog...

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Posted : June 3, 2015 10:48 pm
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