avatar question

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  • #27264

    sulz
    Member

    what is the pixel size for the avatar cropping tool so i can resize my picture?

    if someone isn’t a wordpress member can they view the avatar as well?

    #27438

    matt
    Staff

    We resize them to 128×128, 96, 48, 32, and 16.

    #27440

    sulz
    Member

    right, thanks

    #27451

    drmike
    Member

    How long does it take to show up anyway?

    Since this is cross platform, I gather we won’t see this in bbpress anytime soon. :(

    #27455

    timethief
    Member

    I’m thinking that the large question mark in the avatar box isn’t very attractive and that it doesn’t have to be there. There will be people who don’t want to have one so couldn’t something other than a ? be used. Alternatively how about using nothing at all in the little gray box?

    P.S. I’m not speaking on my own behalf as I did upload an avatar about 5 minutes ago.

    #27457

    drmike
    Member

    I’m about 20 minutes myself.

    Maybe one of use should hack the system and stick in Podz’s picture there. :)

    edit: I wonder when we’ll get the first porn avatar over here.

    #27466

    timethief
    Member

    Oh 20 minutes, eh. Porn star, eh, naked model, hmmm — off to do *lol*. Also I thought the lightbulb podz chose was right on.

    #27467

    If people don’t want the ? or any other avatar they could just upload a big white square! Or a transparent square for that matter.

    #27479

    wank
    Member

    Why not just use the same W as we have in the favicons? I know it’s uglier than the ‘?’s but it seems logical to me to use the site logo.

    #27480

    timethief
    Member

    @wank
    girl you’re so consistently weird that you crack me right up! *kisses*

    #27481

    there’s always the k2 standard:
    http://sunburntkamel.wordpress.com/files/2006/08/defaultgravatar.jpg
    the ‘W’ might imply that a person was somehow connected to automattic.

    #27502

    wank
    Member

    I don’t like the k2 default. It looks sinister.

    I’m wondering whether these things are vetted before they go on display. I know gravatars are. I know livejournal icons aren’t, because there’s far too many of them.

    #27504

    sulz
    Member

    if someone isn’t a wordpress member can they view the avatar as well?

    anyone knows the answer to this?

    #27507

    timethief
    Member

    Yep. Those techie types who have blogs both here and on wordpress.org too are well aware that what we say here can be searched, found and read by others. Sometimes they deliberately use our forums to share their perpetual unhappiness by grinding away at the same old issues over and over again. That way bloggers from beyond the wordpress.com community who ghost our forum will take note of what they say and post comments on their blogs. When that happens then wordpress sysadmin types are drawn to comment on their blogs as well. This in turn provides them with the attention they are perpetually seeking and creates the illusion in their own minds that they are important “contributing” members of the wp community. In fact I think a convincing case can be made to the effect that what they contribute to the WP community is the poison of unhappiness. But I diverge… the answer to your question is “yes” and you can find out for yourself sulz by just taking one of the older forum titles and googling it in google’s “blog” search.

    #27539

    sulz
    Member

    thanks, tt. that means no pictures of myself then. =)

    #27541

    raincoaster
    Member

    I’ve had a friend stalked because the guy recognized him through his avatar, which definitely means it’s not such a good idea to use a revealing pic of yourself. A partly obscured or decently cropped one should not be a problem.

    I’ve had a stalker myself, and I thank god he didn’t have access to any pictures of me. I did run into him a couple of times in RL and he had no clue who I was, for which I was very grateful.

    #27565

    sulz
    Member

    i highly doubt my stalkability, lol – i’m no beauty queen or anything. i just like to stay anonymous from people who know me in real life, but i don’t mind showing my picture to people who don’t. but that’s sensible advice nonetheless raincoaster

    #27568

    raincoaster
    Member

    Thanks. Seriously, neither my pal nor I will give Jennifer Connelly a run for her money in the looks department, but the sad truth is that the vast majority of people who are stalked are NOT famous, and who knows what could set off a stalker? In my friend’s case it was just that he supported a different amateur hockey team; it ended up almost costing him his company!

    #27775

    oinky
    Member

    need help!

    i can’t seem to be able to upload my avatar of 262 x 350 pixels.

    gives me an error message everything i waited for the uploading

    #27776

    reaperxzr
    Member

    try reupload them because i can upload my avatar image using a 1024×768 image size and crop them using the tool provided by wordpress into the size i want. But if that doesnt work maybe you should wait before reuploading your image or send a feedback

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