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Postby Rebecca Birch » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:55 pm

I'm having a heck of a time figuring out how to do this. It wants an internet link? I only have it on my computer. Is there a way to just upload?

Confused non-techie throwing out a help semaphore. wotf027

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Postby madison » Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:04 pm

Rebecca, do you have a picture on your website or blog? If so, just go to it and copy that url. If not, well, if you have a pic and want to send it to me, I'll put it on a private page on my site and you can link to it there.

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Postby MJNL » Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:06 pm

Or you can use a host like imageshack: http://imageshack.us/

But I don't think there's a way to upload it straight to the forum. Unless I missed something, which is possible.
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:08 pm

Okay, those are very helpful. I'll give it a go.

Thanks for your help!

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Postby soulmirror » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:50 pm

Just in case imageshack doesn't let you hot link (and it may, I dunno) and you get a box with a toad in it ... You can try storing it on flickr.com too ...

[ETA] yeah, oops, it's fixed
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Postby M.O.Muriel » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:05 pm

Okay, it's official, I'm at the --> wotf027 too.

I did the imageshack thing. They even give you several versions of the url you can hotlink to. Even knowing the very dimensions of the avatar I want to use, knowing it fits in the dimensions and size limitations, nothing is working, and I don't want to spend all day opening up a gazillion accounts to try hotlinking from everywhere to get my image on here as an avatar <grrrrrr>. Ironically, a regular ol' avatar site gave me the generic ferret just fine (so long as I manually typed in the pixel dimensions). Frustrating! I suppose I am stuck with the generic "Peeje."

But just so you know, I was totally going for my star protagonist in The Land of OCKT:

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Postby s_c_baker » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:09 pm

If people are having problems with the free image hosts, I'll gladly host images on my webspace. Just send me a PM and I'll give you my e-mail, so you can send the image over. :)

I also have image editing software, so can shrink it down to the requisite 100x100 pixels if needed.
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Postby M.O.Muriel » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:16 pm

That's the frustrating part. I've got image editing software. Got the avatar shrunk well past the 100X100 so it can also fit into the required 6.00K limit. (I think it's at something like 76X77, 5.9somethingK). The url function simply wont link, not even from my FB <more grrrrrrr>. Although, the slightly larger, higher res version links jeeeeest fine as an image straight onto this forum reply page. As you can see above wotf007 .

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Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:19 pm

I too can offer to host, if need be.
SC beat me to it. =)

I think in celebration, I'll change my icon. I've got a zillion just sitting there from years of use and abuse.

Name's Ash - housewares.

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Postby s_c_baker » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:23 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:I too can offer to host, if need be.
SC beat me to it. =)

I think in celebration, I'll change my icon. I've got a zillion just sitting there from years of use and abuse.

Name's Ash - housewares.

P.S. named my son after this bad boy. Seriously, his name is Ashton. (had to disguise it a little so the wife wouldn't catch on.) wotf015


(Actually, Madison beat us both to it. Just noticed that!)

I'm not sure why it's not working for you though, Meghan. wotf017
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Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:27 pm

Did I mention I used to do tech support for a living?
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Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:33 pm

Rebecca, e-mail me the picture you want to use.

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Postby s_c_baker » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:41 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:Rebecca, e-mail me the picture you want to use.

I take the frust out of frustrating.


So... the process will only be... rating? wotf017 ( wotf019 )
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Postby Strycher » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:56 pm

s_c_baker wrote:
Dustin Adams wrote:Rebecca, e-mail me the picture you want to use.

I take the frust out of frustrating.


So... the process will only be... rating? wotf017 ( wotf019 )


Who doesn't enjoy rating things? The "like" button is the secret to Facebook's success.

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Postby M.O.Muriel » Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:45 pm

AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

Dustin, you are seeeew cool! wotf030 wotf041

Easy breezy lemon squeezy!

I swear, if I were just the slightest bit tech savvy, my digital art would be so good, it would be blinding, and I'd do it so much faster, the speed would be blinding, too!

And to all the other tech savvies who offered aid, thank you too wotf010 wotf009
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Postby M.O.Muriel » Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:46 pm

P.S. Dustin, love your avatar.
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Postby Canotila » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:54 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:Name's Ash - housewares.

P.S. named my son after this bad boy. Seriously, his name is Ashton. (had to disguise it a little so the wife wouldn't catch on.) wotf015


Oh my gosh that's awesome!!! I could never get away with that. The best I could do was Samuel, after His Grace, His Excellency, The Duke of Ankh; Commander Sir Samuel Vimes (my husband thinks he's named after the biblical Samuel... shhhh!).

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Postby MJNL » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:59 pm

My husband wants to name our first (non-existant, we're not expecting) son Kirk. I said sure, but only if we name our second child Jean Luc.
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Postby s_c_baker » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:05 pm

MJNL wrote:My husband wants to name our first (non-existant, we're not expecting) son Kirk. I said sure, but only if we name our second child Jean Luc.

My wife and I gave our sons pretty unusual names, (Arrawyn and Taliesin, both from Welsh mythology, with slight spelling/pronunciation changes so people in the U.S. don't explode trying to pronounce them) but they should be glad they weren't born female. My first choice for a girl name was Viradecthis, an obscure Tungrian goddess... wotf019
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:21 pm

s_c_baker wrote:
MJNL wrote:My husband wants to name our first (non-existant, we're not expecting) son Kirk. I said sure, but only if we name our second child Jean Luc.

My wife and I gave our sons pretty unusual names, (Arrawyn and Taliesin, both from Welsh mythology, with slight spelling/pronunciation changes so people in the U.S. don't explode trying to pronounce them) but they should be glad they weren't born female. My first choice for a girl name was Viradecthis, an obscure Tungrian goddess... wotf019


I'm awfully glad I wasn't born a boy. My father wanted a name that had no vowels. Hence, my name would have been "Cwm," pronounced Coom, I think. It might be Welsh, and it is the name of a kind of geological feature found on a mountain. I can't even imagine trying to explain to every single person that it wasn't a typo.
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Postby Canotila » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:31 pm

Cwm is neat! And I love Taliesin. Sadly, my husband shot down Suffer-Not-Injustice as a middle name. His exact words were, "he is not a dog!"

Speaking of mythology, I had a giant hand to forehead moment when I realized my dog's sire (he's a wolfhound) is named Arawn. The kennel name is Annwyn. And he's a red flanked white hound. Dur.

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Postby MJNL » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:14 pm

Ah, names are funny. My parents couldn't have been more different in their tastes. My mom likes white-bread names and wanted to name me Jessie or Britney. My dad likes flowery names, and he’s never been able to live down the fact that he suggested Ocean-Spray.

I had a conversation about names a while back in which I was introduced to this name: La-a. Guess how it's pronounced? La-Dash-Uh.
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Postby Strycher » Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:00 am

MJNL wrote:Ah, names are funny. My parents couldn't have been more different in their tastes. My mom likes white-bread names and wanted to name me Jessie or Britney. My dad likes flowery names, and he’s never been able to live down the fact that he suggested Ocean-Spray.

I had a conversation about names a while back in which I was introduced to this name: La-a. Guess how it's pronounced? La-Dash-Uh.


"'Cause the dash don't be silent." Yeah... I read about this.

We played around with the idea of naming our kid Anakin Tiberius.

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Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:39 am

Pitty the child who has a strange and/or bizarre name inflicted upon him or her by bohemian parents!

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I know a gal who named her children Sephiroth and Silver..... wotf037
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Postby M.O.Muriel » Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:41 am

Haha.

Ptalamy and Aredthel are my girls. One name is an feminization of "Ptolemy," Alexander the Great's general who founded the city of Alexandria, and the other is straight Elvish wotf001 .
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Postby Grayson Morris » Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:56 am

Brad R. Torgersen wrote:Pitty the child who has a strange and/or bizarre name inflicted upon him or her by bohemian parents!

Mine weren't bohemian, but Grayson has been quite the oddball name all my life, especially as I'm female. Assigned to the boys' dormitory at science camp two years in a row, always addressed as Mr. in correspondence, and usually misspelled, misheard, misunderstood...I love it now, but as a kid, it was a pain in the watusi.

So our older two kids we named Ben and Sophie. Easy to pronounce and spell in both languages (English and Dutch). Also, alas, top-ten names, as it turned out (Sophie has even been number one for years in NL), so our kids have to be Ben J and Sophie J at school, hockey, dance and so on. Thus we gave the third kid an uncommon name.
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Postby Strycher » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:15 pm

Grayson Morris wrote: Thus we gave the third kid an uncommon name.


Which was?

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Postby kyle » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:52 pm

My mom gave me an unusual name. Then, 10 years later, it became a very popular name. The good news is, people who just see my byline assume I'm a lot younger than I actually am.
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