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Title: Gravatars on the Boxie ?
Post by: Karin Woywod on August 27, 2009, 04:26:52 pm

[color=Red]Hi there,

I may be totally stupid, but in four years here at A + F I still haven't found out how to add a gravatar to your Boxie posts.

Today, I opened an account at www.gravatar.com (http://www.gravatar.com) and uploaded an avatar.

It's an avatar associated with the e-mail address I keep filling in into the required field whenever I am signing my Boxie posts.

So what happens next ? I guess I must copy the link of the gravatar. And then ?

Please enlighten me.

Love,

- Karin.[/color]


Title: Re:Gravatars on the Boxie ?
Post by: deenan on August 27, 2009, 10:42:33 pm

hi karin.

any site set up for avatars on comment boxes have mandatory settings. these are the specifics for a&f:

1. the image you choose must be a PG image. i don't think you would use anything naughty, would you. ;)

2. the image can be no larger than 40x40 pixels.

you said you have to keep putting in your email address when commenting? i may be totally stupid myself, but does that have to do with cookies? you shouldn't have to put in that info every time you want to leave a comment. the first time should do it. whenever i've commented from a different computer, my image never shows even though i put in the info associated with the image.

if the image you want to use falls within the requirements, maybe your cookie settings have something to do with it.

i don't know if this was any help, but good luck. :)

Title: Re:Gravatars on the Boxie ?
Post by: Karin Woywod on August 28, 2009, 04:08:50 am


Quote:
you said you have to keep putting in your email address when commenting?


[color=Red]No, it was just a figure of speech - the fields come already filled in with my data when I enter the boxie.

The rating of my gravatar is G, but when I uploaded it in [40 x 40 pixels], the site automatically converted it to an [80 x 80 pixels] one :



I know I can change the link of the gravatar in order to achieve a [40 x 40 pixels] one :

http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/51f8d458f3ca2641f720ad02511c2e30?s=40 (http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/51f8d458f3ca2641f720ad02511c2e30?s=40) , but I doubt this is of any use for me here.

So what are you saying ? Do you mean if i somehow manage that the original gravatar is [40 x 40 pixels] and its rating is G (it is), it should appear mysteriously / automatically whenever I post a comment in the Boxie, just because it recognises the e-mail address I've given ?

Or do I have to fill in the link of the gravatar in the comment field ?

At the moment, it isn't working, but that's probably because the site automatically converted my [40 x 40 pixels] image to a [80 x 80 pixels] avatar . . .

:-[

Love,

- Karin.[/color]

Title: Re:Gravatars on the Boxie ?
Post by: deenan on August 28, 2009, 08:30:36 am

hmm... not sure why the site converts your image larger. you don't have to put in the link to your image. it should just appear anytime you leave a comment.

let me look into this and get back with you. :)

karin's problem is solved. YAA! just to clear up the issue if anyone else has this problem.

**your image is PG rated.
**your image is no bigger than 40x40 pixels
**your email address must be all lowercase letters


locking thread now.



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