Website FAQ

How do I customize my Profile?

Once you have registered on the site, go to the Forums.  At the top of the forum, you’ll see a little icon that looks like this profile Icon (If you mouse over it, it says Profile – I plan to change this once I get some time).  Click that and you will be taken to your Profile page.

How do I change my Avatar?

Follow the instructions above to get to the Profile page.  From there, you will see a tab that says Select Your Avatar.  You have several choices as to where to get an Avatar.

  • You can upload one of your own (it will display no larger than 50 pixels x 50 pixels – so choose one that will show up nicely at that size and the file can be no larger than 1mb).  Browse to where you have the avatar on your computer and click the Upload button.  Then click the button that says Update Profile to save it.  The avatar will now show up after you refresh the page.
  • You can choose an avatar from the Avatar Pool. These are the animated avatars from our old site – I’ll add more as I get around it.  In the middle of the page you’ll see that option.  Click the Browse button and a window will open with the avatars you can choose from.  Click on one to choose it, then click the Update Profile button.
  • You can choose an avatar that you already have remotely hosted somewhere.  Further down the page is a place to enter the full URL of the image you want to use.  Make sure you have the rights to use said image and the site you’re linking from allows remote links.

Now here’s the tricky thing.  If you decide to switch avatars (say you want to upload one, instead of use one from the pool) after you’ve already set an avatar, you must first Remove the one you are currently using.  You’ll see a link under the avatar image that says Remove.  Click that, then choose your new avatar.  Remember, nothing will be saved until you click the Update Profile button.

How do I add a signature?

Once again, get to the Profile page on the Forums.  There’s a tab there for signatures.  You can add text or an image, however images are limited in size to no more than 450 pixels wide and 200 pixels high.  If you need an image resized, send Elowynn a PM via the forums and I’ll see what I can do to help you out.

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