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Old 03-23-2009, 04:05 PM   #1
GabberGmbH
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Talking User Picture in LQ.org ?


Hi

Only one little question: Is it possible to upload a User-Picture at LQ.org?
I cant find some options!?
Thx in advance.

Best regards. GabberGmbH
 
Old 03-23-2009, 04:34 PM   #2
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There are profile pictures, but my understanding is that they don't enable until your account has moved up to the next level. Which I believe is at 100 posts.
 
Old 03-23-2009, 06:15 PM   #3
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Profile pictures are enabled once you're in the "Senior Member" group, which is after 150 posts.

--jeremy
 
Old 04-04-2009, 06:07 PM   #4
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Thx a lot :-)
Greetz, GabberGmbH
 
Old 04-04-2009, 09:32 PM   #5
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Hey, Jeremy, I installed a picture a while ago, but all that was displayed was the raw encoding rather than the image. And that was not displayed in the "Poster Information" block, but, rather, at the top of the message body.

I see you have a small image in your "Poster Information" block, but I've never seen any other user - or moderator - with an image displayed.

Are you sure it's working for anyone but you?
 
Old 04-05-2009, 02:10 AM   #6
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I can see your picture in your profile.
 
Old 04-05-2009, 04:08 AM   #7
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I think PT is thinking on the picture which is in the box on the left side of the post and as I remember only Jeremy can have a picture there.
That would be something like that users are not allowed to have avatars in their user info box,the box with post counts,distro,location etc.
About pictures working in the public profile,they do.You can click on my name in the box on the left of this post,then "View Public Profile" and you'll see a picture there.
 
Old 04-05-2009, 09:00 AM   #8
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Yes, I was. And I suspect that the OP was so thinking as well.

Perhaps the garbage I was seeing in my post(s) was unrelated. I was playing with the "Noscript" plugin to Firefox at about that time, and had, IIRC, non-site scripts disabled globally which causes problems on LQ.
 
Old 04-05-2009, 11:00 AM   #9
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Ah, avatars!! No, only Jeremy gets an avatar. I have a huge one, but Jeremy's l33t coding skillz have rendered it small, invisible and codeless. Possibly, as PT says, it was down to NoScript. I'd be interested to know if it's replicable. Just because I'm nosy. I also wonder if it's possible to enable avatars via Greasemonkey - that way, you can see avatars if you're willing to do some work, but the rest of us don't have to...
 
Old 04-05-2009, 01:08 PM   #10
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Interesting idea. I just looked at the page source, and Jeremy has this: <img src="http://http.cdnlayer.com/lq/images/questions/images/circle1.gif" /></div> right after his name. All I have a </div. (Without the closing > so it's displayed (by FF) as an error. Perhaps Jeremy's web maintainer might want to apply an HTML lint program to the code being generated?)

Anyhow, my profile image at http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...0&type=profile could (presumably) be statically resized to a thumbnail when posted, and linked in with little incremental use of bandwidth.
 
Old 04-05-2009, 05:26 PM   #11
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PT you need to use the photographer that XP uses, it makes him look younger than you.
 
Old 04-05-2009, 05:54 PM   #12
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Images.

Quote:
Originally Posted by PTrenholme View Post
...and linked in with little incremental use of bandwidth.
I just want to throw my two cents at this 'avatar/picture' issue, and I probably wouldn't if I were on high-speed internet. But since I'm not, there's really no such thing as 'little incremental use of bandwidth' unfortunately.

LQ is GREAT the way I see it (literally see it), which is probably in part due to my settings, and in part due to things like NoScript and AdBlock. And, even without those tools, LQ is still one of the better sites to visit with a slow connection.

I know the issue of 'images' had come up in the past here somewhere too, and Jeremy commented at the time something to the effect that unnecessary images and other frills served mainly to slow down the site. And I agree.

I have noticed recently 'thumbnail' pictures included as attachments to some posts; while the odd one isn't a problem, if every post had thumbnails in it, it would become an issue.

I respect that folks like a dash of originality, or personality, and I respect that sites want/like/need to generate revenue with ads too, but at <28.8K on dialup, the 'net is near useless without my blocking out just about everything I can. The only images I see on LQ are the 4-pengy logo atop left, and the smileys & post-icons, and I am grateful for whatever it is that makes it possible for me to see LQ like that.

They tell us that >95% of Canada has high-speed, and that all of Canada will have high-speed by 2010 or somewhere thereabout, but I'll believe it when I see it (and can afford it).

Again, just some two-cents.. Thanks for reading.

Sasha

Last edited by GrapefruiTgirl; 04-05-2009 at 05:55 PM. Reason: Bolded something instead of italic-- oops.
 
Old 04-05-2009, 07:40 PM   #13
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The </div issue has been corrected. Thanks for the heads up.

--jeremy
 
Old 04-06-2009, 09:44 AM   #14
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I must have missed something

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
... the "Senior Member" group, which is after 150 posts.

--jeremy
When & why did "Senior Member" get downgraded from 1000 posts?
 
Old 04-06-2009, 11:03 AM   #15
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To get the custom user title "Senior Member" you still need 1000 posts. We recently implemented some advanced functionality for certain usergroups, the Senior Usergroup is applied once you reach 150 posts.

--jeremy
 
  


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