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JT-STS627g
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Post by JT-STS627g » Mon Nov 28, 2005 12:35 am

Just in case some were wondering how to get a photo as an avatar. All
you have to do is upload your digital photos to a picture hosting website
and enter the info on your personal profile.
There is a free hosting website that makes it really easy to post pictures
in online forums. www.photobucket.com Just follow the promps.
If I can do it, anyone can!
JT
Sonar gang '70-'74 Gold

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RussBrentnell
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Post by RussBrentnell » Fri Dec 02, 2005 5:58 pm

JT-STS627g wrote:Just in case some were wondering how to get a photo as an avatar. All
you have to do is upload your digital photos to a picture hosting website
and enter the info on your personal profile.
There is a free hosting website that makes it really easy to post pictures
in online forums. www.photobucket.com Just follow the promps.
If I can do it, anyone can!
Wrong!! I've tried it and it doesn't work. :smt011

Ok, I've vented. Now:

I have a pic at photobucket.com. I went to my profile and copied the url from photobucket.com into the 'link to off-site avatar' block, and clicked submit. No avatar, no 'current image'. No reason, no instruction. Nothing. Zip. Nada. WTF!?!????

This is one of the reasons I really hate computers- "just do this...." they say. Bite me. "It's easy, anyone can do it....." Bite me again.

Any computer geeks out there? :smt102 Anyone willing to help the computer ignorant through this? I'm not ashamed to look stoopid if someone else can benefit from it. :smt100 And trust me- only very, very patient people need apply.......computers hate me, too.
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Keith Holman
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Post by Keith Holman » Fri Dec 02, 2005 6:22 pm

If you have a picture, send it to website@ussjamesmadison627.com
I'll make arrangements to get it loaded up on this server and send you the link you need to make it your avatar.
~Keith
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JT-STS627g
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Which Years on Board: 1970-74
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Post by JT-STS627g » Sat Dec 03, 2005 2:29 am

Russ,
I had to see if the avatar thing still works. So I uploaded a current
photo to photobucket and pasted the url into my profile. I now have
a current photo for my avatar.
Don't know what you did wrong, but it works for me!

JT
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Post by Keith Holman » Sat Dec 03, 2005 2:46 am

Russ,
Don't know what you did wrong
Freakin' nucs.... :roll:
~Keith
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RussBrentnell
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Post by RussBrentnell » Sat Dec 03, 2005 3:06 pm

Bwahahahahaaaaaaaaaa!!! Freakin' nuc, my a$$!!!

So, for everyone else, the section of the photo that I used was too large pixel-wise. The avatar is limited to 80x80 pixels, but my pic was 180x180-ish. You don't need some fancy software to fix this- in fact what you need is probably already on your computer. It's called "Paint" and is very easy to use to adjust your picture size.

And I didn't figure this out on my own- a computer geek at work helped me out. He's really good at not getting pissed off when crap doesn't work right.
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JT-STS627g
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Post by JT-STS627g » Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:31 am

I think I like the "then" picture better as an avatar, but here's the
now photo taken at the 2004 reunion.Image
JT
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Post by drl620 » Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:17 am

Joe Chay,

Your picture freaked me out, blast from the past. I was a newbie in 73 but remember you as one of the "cool guys". we didn't have a clue what was going on so we watched and acted like you guys and stayed in trouble. We called you Joey though not Joe. I remember Garton as well. I've been out of touch with most everyone except John Forrester. You probably don't remember me. I was known as Leroy because I was always looking for a fight. (real punk back then), worked back aft (MM Nuc) for Chief Mayer (Oscar). Came on board late 72, left in 77.

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Joe Chay
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Post by Joe Chay » Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:53 am

Leroy,

Nice to hear from you but I can't get a picture of you....the name sounds familiar. I am sure if I think about it long enough it may stir some memories. Sounds like we probably did 1 patrol before I got out.

Thanks for the compliment although we were not exactly the best example for behavior modeling. Anyway, sounds like everything turned out OK for you!

I got out early in August 1973, not enough time to make the winter patrol.

Merry Christmas!
Joe Chay MM1 (SS)
1970-1973 M-Div, Gold

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