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winna

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« Reply #160 on: 10-19-2008 15:35 »
« Last Edit on: 10-19-2008 15:39 »

And a fine avatar it is.  You can now freely upload your own custom avatar Cinimod. smile


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Since a lot of people ask this, let me try and clarify everything.



1. Click the profile button at the top of any PEEL page
2. Click on Forum Profile Information on the left hand side (bolded in picture)
3. Click on I will upload my own picture:
4. Click on browse and find the file on your harddrive (save it before doing this)
5. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Change Profile

Now note that you can only have a custom avatar if you have been given permission.  That's where I come in:  I can give (and take away) that permission.  Anyone who already had a custom avatar before coming to PEEL 2 automatically has permission to upload their own custom avatars.  People who don't yet have that permission will have to request it.  Without permission the I will upload my own picture: option will not show up in your profile.  I'd prefer if you showed exactly which avatar you wanted to use when you request permission.  This tells me that you understand what sorts of avatars are allowed under our standards as defined on the Avatar page on wikiPEELia.

Once you have permission to upload custom avatars, you can do so at any time; ie, you don't have to ask for permission first.  If your avatar doesn't follow guidelines, and I see it though, I will send you a private message via PEEL explaining to you that your avatar does not meet the correct criteria and ask you to change it in whatever relevant means necessary.

There is one exception to these rules that I am allowing.  If you had a custom avatar that did not meet the guidelines (they were redefined by mArc right before we came to PEEL 2 and there is a link to it on the Avatar page) then I will not bother you about changing it; I figure even though it may not meet the standards, it was allowed to be uploaded by one of my predecessors and can thus be kept.  That does not mean I will allow you to upload previous avatars that were earlier accepted, but you changed off of before we moved to PEEL 2.  I also reserve the right to void this exception in the future if it seems necessary, but for now you shouldn't have to worry.  An example of something falling under this loophole would be M0le's current avatar; it isn't acceptable under current criteria because it is not cartoonish, and it is not related to Futurama.  However, assuming he doesn't change it, I'll allow him to continue using that one.  I also might allow him to change it back to that if he changes his avatar for seasonal type things such as the halloween request he has made.

Hopefully, all that information is rather helpful. smile
Cinimod

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« Reply #161 on: 10-19-2008 15:49 »

Thankyou Winna
no.9 man

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« Reply #162 on: 10-19-2008 22:07 »



Could I have this as my avatar please?
Einahpet

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« Reply #163 on: 10-19-2008 22:47 »



Can I get this as my avatar, and can you modify my profile so i can upload custom avatars?
winna

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« Reply #164 on: 10-20-2008 03:04 »

You're welcome Cinimod. smile

Did you read the rules Einahpet?
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« Reply #165 on: 10-20-2008 19:50 »

No I do not!

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Einahpet

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« Reply #166 on: 10-20-2008 19:53 »



can you modify my profile so i could have this one then?
Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #167 on: 10-21-2008 07:06 »

May I please have permission to upload this avatar?



PSP hates me and keeps pixelating the edges of the hat; I can try to clean it up more if you want me to, but I'm not sure how much cleaner I can get it.
winna

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« Reply #168 on: 10-21-2008 11:44 »
« Last Edit on: 10-21-2008 11:45 »

It doesn't look too bad Officer 1BDI.

Are you just going to just use it for halloween Einahpet?  If so, I'll modify it so that you can use it... but it's very pixelated, and I'm not too big on its extended use.

Edit: Consider yourself able to upload it 1BDI. smile
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« Reply #169 on: 10-21-2008 17:20 »

Thank you, Winna!  big grin
no.9 man

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« Reply #170 on: 10-21-2008 18:26 »
« Last Edit on: 10-21-2008 18:28 »

How do you upload images onto peel if you have edited them and have saved them as PNG on your computer?
Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #171 on: 10-21-2008 19:46 »

If you have permission to upload avatars, you should be able to just follow the instructions Winna posted at the top of this page.
winna

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« Reply #172 on: 10-21-2008 22:16 »

Do you mean post images, or upload a custom avatar?  If it's the latter, 1BDI is correct, and you should already have permission.  Just try make sure it follows the guidelines set out in the wiki.
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« Reply #173 on: 10-21-2008 23:02 »

Are you just going to just use it for halloween Einahpet?  If so, I'll modify it so that you can use it... but it's very pixelated, and I'm not too big on its extended use.

Ha ha...got that right. That "avatar" I made needs some work.

Here is a better one if you really want it, Einahpet:
winna

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« Reply #174 on: 10-21-2008 23:23 »

The real problem deals with absence of anti-aliasing.  The outlining of many images used as avatars are rough and aliased.  Such as the pumpkin you just posted Smarty; note, it's not a bad pic, but you do need to develop your skills in this department.  The ideal here is to make everything look smooth, not jaggy.  Probably the easiest solution to this problem is to make the image at a larger resolution than you're using, and then shrink it.... Ie, make that image at 128x128 and then shrink it down to 64x64 and then save the transparent color.  I will readily admit that the avatars I've made aren't perfect, and in some ways it's difficult for me to convey what I mean about "looking nice" and being "smooth".  Another tip that I've been given, specifically concerning PEEL, is to use a background color (for the transparency) that lies somewhere between PEEL white, and PEEL grey, that way the smooth pixels, which are not actually the color of the outline will be closer to the background they will show up on (PEEL white or PEEL grey).

As I'm sure this is for halloween anyways, I suppose I won't be too uppity about all the rules, but for long term usage I plan to be fairly adament about it.  Einahpet can use either pumpkin for halloween if it fits his/her fancy.

Read the post I made at the top of the page btw Einahpet to know how to set yourself up the custom.  Assuming you go with one of the pumpkins, I expect to see it changed to something more fitting sometime soonish after halloween.
Smarty

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« Reply #175 on: 10-21-2008 23:26 »

Yeah. Thanks for the advice, winna, I'll try it soon.
winna

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« Reply #176 on: 10-21-2008 23:27 »

Actually... for you or anyone else who is interested, I found what appears to be a useful tutorial about anti-aliasing, might be worth a read:

http://lunaloca.com/tutorials/antialiasing/
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« Reply #177 on: 10-22-2008 01:57 »
« Last Edit on: 10-22-2008 02:38 »

Heres 5 possible ones I made



Its was hard because I had to fit alot into the avy
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« Reply #178 on: 10-22-2008 21:48 »
« Last Edit on: 10-22-2008 21:58 »



So winna or someone can you modify my profile so i can upload custom avatars, please?

 P.S. thanks Smarty for the pic.
winna

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« Reply #179 on: 10-22-2008 22:21 »
« Last Edit on: 10-22-2008 22:26 »

It's already been modified.  You have to upload it yourself though.  Follow the instructions I posted at the top of this page, with the big picture.  Also, remember that you will have to change it sometime after halloween.

I had a look at your profile and I noticed something Einahpet, and this might help no.9man too.  You can upload a custom avatar to PEEL (if you have the permission to do so) and it uploads the image from your computer onto the PEEL server.  However, with the internet, we can't see pictures that just sit on your computer.  Your signature does this Einahpet.  If you want anyone to see it besides yourself, you will have to upload the image to a server that is connected to the internet.  I usually use http://www.imageshack.us to upload my images to, but there are others; search for "image hosting".  Anyways, after you've uploaded it somewhere, link to where it is hosted at, and then everyone on the internet can see it.  Hope that helps a bit. smile
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« Reply #180 on: 10-22-2008 22:36 »

Sos i didn't know, so thanks Winna anyway.
winna

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« Reply #181 on: 10-22-2008 23:18 »

Umm... you're going to have to change your avatar Einahpet.  _

Right click on the picture Smarty posted, and click something like "save as".  Then save it somewhere on your computer, then re-upload it.  I'm not sure how you went about making that one, but avatars have to be 64x64 height and width, and should be transparent.  Yours has a white background, and the dimensions are different.
Smarty

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« Reply #182 on: 10-23-2008 00:30 »

P.S. thanks Smarty for the pic.

Not a problem, but I am still learning how to make good images. smile
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« Reply #183 on: 10-24-2008 09:21 »

Winna, I'll tell her
M0le

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« Reply #184 on: 10-28-2008 09:37 »



GASP! I've found the perfect candidate for a Halloween avatar! Could somebody make a competent attempt at avatarising this... thing?  hmpf
winna

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« Reply #185 on: 10-28-2008 21:05 »

So ummm.... Kirby?
trickster381

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« Reply #186 on: 10-30-2008 01:31 »
« Last Edit on: 10-30-2008 02:12 »

Here is your... thing  big grin




edit- I was just thinking... someone asked if any avy wizards were still around and I thought. Wouldn't it be cool if Avy makers got their own special badges that are shown where their avy and Peel status are so they could get the recognition they deserve... just a random thought

re-edit- Ok so I added a badge anyway as a temporary badge. Why... because I can  cool
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« Reply #187 on: 10-30-2008 07:38 »

Couldn't you put something in your sig?

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
trickster381

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« Reply #188 on: 10-30-2008 11:41 »

To be honest. I don't have a clue as to how sigs work
M0le

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« Reply #189 on: 10-31-2008 01:31 »

Cool avatar, trickster! I appreciate some things you did!
winna

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« Reply #190 on: 10-31-2008 04:42 »

To be honest. I don't have a clue as to how sigs work

You put down what you want on your signature in your profile; it can be text, or you can put pictures in it (hosted somewhere else, like imageshack).  Then, you can make it show up when you post, by clicking the reply button at the bottom of the thread.  Don't use the Quick Reply box if you want to show your signature in a post. Click on Additional Options on the Post reply page, then click Show Signature.  When you hit the Post button after that, your post will contain your signature.

What this means... you have to specifically want to post your signature with specific individual posts... it's actually frowned upon to post your signature with every post you have, which is why it isn't so intuitive for posting signatures, and it doesn't do it automagically in the first place.  I hope that helps trickster. big grin
trickster381

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« Reply #191 on: 10-31-2008 11:42 »

Let me try it...


edit- it works! Thanks winna

winna

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« Reply #192 on: 11-01-2008 08:34 »

I'd try shrinking it (25% to 50%) and making the background transparent.  I'm not the signature nazi though.... so you can do as you please.... Oh... you added it to your avatar too. smile

If I'm not lazy in the future, I might add a list on wikipeelia of people who do pretty decent jobs with avatars and do them somewhat often.  Would that be credit enough in your opinion trickster?

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« Reply #193 on: 11-01-2008 12:51 »
« Last Edit on: 11-01-2008 14:46 »

I tried cleaning it up a bit but it was looking bad for my standards

trickster381

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« Reply #194 on: 11-01-2008 14:58 »

Winna thanks for the advice and of course thats fine smile

Also dr.bender nye, if you want I would redo that avatar for you. You just have to tell me where you got the picture
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #195 on: 11-01-2008 16:25 »

It's a screenshot that I got myself. Here's the origional size version:
winna

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« Reply #196 on: 11-01-2008 17:53 »
« Last Edit on: 11-01-2008 18:14 »

This should be a little better.

Transparency wouldn't work for some reason... I'll play with it later, I've gotta clean house.
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« Reply #197 on: 11-01-2008 23:27 »

Awwww I also want a Knight Bender too!!!! maybe in a different pose! why do people beat me to it?
trickster381

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« Reply #198 on: 11-02-2008 02:09 »
« Last Edit on: 11-02-2008 03:01 »

Here, I made three

   

Juliet. I hate picking a picture for someone because i'm always paranoid that they wont like it so if you want a Bender knight avy, find a picture of him as a knight and I would be glad to make it for you. smile

edit

Now that Halloween is over, its time for my thanksgiving Avy... YAY!
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« Reply #199 on: 11-02-2008 10:55 »

Thanks trickster, Sorry Juliet
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