Need Avatar help

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by ODDMOM8571, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. ODDMOM8571

    ODDMOM8571 New Member

    I would like a new avatar other than the stock ones. Where do I get it. Where do I "save" it and how do I update the avatar?

  2. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member


    I'm pretty much a dummy when it comes to this sort of thing, but when the site went through its last big update I found some good suggestions and links on someone's thread. I finally found some sites which deal with avatars, and I found mine.

    I just had another look (I bookmarked mine way back when) and found the main site.

    Here is the address:

    What I did, was find the one I liked, copy the link and then paste the link into the spot designed for it in my personal details page.

    I hope this helps.

    Someone slightly more technical might come along and give you more specific advice. Meanwhile, enjoy browsing through some fun stuff!

  3. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    Marg has a great suggestion. I had never seen that site before.

    If you want a custom one, you need to do what I said before.

    ok, you need to google the word avatar. you will get a bunch of hits for websites that have avatars.

    There are tons of different sites, I just tossed one out there for an example.

    You find one that you like. Now what you have to do is have a way for this message board to recognize that image. The image needs a url. Some sites already assign the images a url, but most do not. If they don', you need to first download the one you like. Now it will be in your "my pictures". Then you have to find an image hosting site (I use photobucket). If you have never used one before, it's pretty easy. You need to sign up. What this does is assign a url to any image you like. So you load your new avatar into your image hosting site, and you will get a url for it.

    NOW, you can copy & paste that url into the "my stuff" page here on this message board, just like you did with the Y! avatar.

    Shop around, there are thousands of avatars out there. Have fun!