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CubaTBird
Aug 15, 2004, 12:24 PM
I tried looking in the settings but can't quite understand how to do it. :confused:

Sun Baked
Aug 15, 2004, 12:25 PM
You haven't contributed enough posts yet, so no tar.

Chaszmyr
Aug 15, 2004, 12:25 PM
I think the magic number is 500, I could be mistaken though

edesignuk
Aug 15, 2004, 12:25 PM
You read the http://upload.yo-momma.net/uploads/macros/faq.gif (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=37092), and come back when you have 500 posts.

edesignuk
Aug 15, 2004, 12:27 PM
God damn, 3 replies at exactly the same time :eek: (06:25PM BST)

CubaTBird
Aug 15, 2004, 12:31 PM
I understand now.. Sheesh, don't have to be so in your face. :p

edesignuk
Aug 15, 2004, 12:32 PM
I understand now.. Sheesh, don't have to be so in your face. :pNo, I do ;) :D

gwuMACaddict
Aug 15, 2004, 03:05 PM
in your face is what he does best...

and it's AN avatar, not A avatar ;) :eek: :D

BakedBeans
Aug 15, 2004, 05:08 PM
No, I do ;) :D
IS there any other way????



nope! :)

edesignuk
Aug 16, 2004, 03:43 AM
IS there any other way????Clearly there is not! :D

Mr. Anderson
Aug 16, 2004, 08:44 AM
you're all forgetting that if you win the 1,000,000 post avatar contest you can get a 'tar even if you don't have 500 posts.

D

edesignuk
Aug 16, 2004, 08:54 AM
you're all forgetting that if you win the 1,000,000 post avatar contest you can get a 'tar even if you don't have 500 posts.

D
lol, so all you have to do is beat everyone else in a 'tar making contest, and one can be yours!

Mr. Anderson
Aug 16, 2004, 09:32 AM
lol, so all you have to do is beat everyone else in a 'tar making contest, and one can be yours!

there are 3 chances to win....and if you don't enter you don't even have a chance.

D :D

JDOG_
Aug 16, 2004, 11:24 AM
You read the http://upload.yo-momma.net/uploads/macros/faq-selfhit.gif (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=37092), and come back when you have 500 posts.

That is seriously the coolest FAQ image I've seen in my entire life. Where do you get these things?

edesignuk
Aug 16, 2004, 11:25 AM
That is seriously the coolest FAQ image I've seen in my entire life. Where do you get these things?I couldn't possibly say, I'd loose my edge :D

jsw
Aug 16, 2004, 11:54 AM
I couldn't possibly say, I'd loose my edge :D
All we know is that you've got quite few of them handy.... one minute from initial post to yours with that image.

:)

edesignuk
Aug 16, 2004, 12:08 PM
All we know is that you've got quite few of them handy.... one minute from initial post to yours with that image.

:)Well, I would have just responed with a link to the FAQ, but I thought that this way was a little more interesting, and yes, I did have the image on hand, just waiting for such a moment ;) :D

SilentPanda
Aug 16, 2004, 01:20 PM
lol, so all you have to do is beat everyone else in a 'tar making contest, and one can be yours!

Or if you are a complete newbie and submit 500 'tars... :P

Jalexster
Aug 16, 2004, 05:08 PM
What about becoming a demi-god? Will that allow you to have an avatar? It should. Someone who pays money to improve MacRumors, deserves an avatar.
As an example; edesignuk deserves an avatar for two reasons:
1. Because he is a demi-god, he must of made a donation. There are good people left in the world.
2. Because he sets his avatar to Keira Knightly, and posts links to high-resoloution pictures of her. There are ****ing BRILLIANT people in the world. I bow to you.

Right, now I plan to do the same. I'm going to make a donation, and set my avatar to Keira Knightly, and give credit to edesignuk in my sig. Is this ok with you? And the more people clicking her the better. Shame there is no way to make money off it by using click-through ads.

BakedBeans
Aug 17, 2004, 02:09 AM
jal...i thing edesign got his demi-god for helping with the site? i think anyway.... and why do you want to pay homage to him in you 'tar?? little bit...um gay dont you think??? plus you CANNOT inflate his ego anymore ;)

edesignuk
Aug 17, 2004, 03:20 AM
You don't get a 'tar when you become a demi. I got mine just like everyone else, 500+ posts for the 'tar, and a $20 contribution for the demi title/private access.

noahsnyc
Aug 17, 2004, 06:07 PM
Couldn't find the "Demi-God" chapter in the F.A.Q...Not for lack of trying.

What exactly is a Demi-God and what's the donation info?

Thanks.
N.

Jalexster
Aug 17, 2004, 07:32 PM
Demi-gods don't get an Avatar automaticaly?

Damn, oh well, I'll just get to 500-posts. When I get there, can I put a pic of Keria Knightly up though? With credit to edesignuk? Or not? Depending on other opinions?

Or maybe I should just have a pic of the Microsoft logo burning... Actully, I think I'll go with that.

edesignuk
Aug 18, 2004, 03:23 AM
Demi-gods don't get an Avatar automaticaly?Nope.
Damn, oh well, I'll just get to 500-posts. When I get there, can I put a pic of Keria Knightly up though? With credit to edesignuk? Or not? Depending on other opinions?You can do as you please, it's a fee world!
Or maybe I should just have a pic of the Microsoft logo burning... Actully, I think I'll go with that.It would be good to have something different, everyone can't have Keira, just like in real life, she's taken :D :cool:

question fear
Aug 18, 2004, 06:55 PM
[QUOTE=edesignuk]Nope.
You can do as you please, it's a fee world!
[/QUOTE

Ironic, that in a discussion of paid status vs 500 posts you made a typo of "fee world" :)

edesignuk
Aug 19, 2004, 03:22 AM
Ironic, that in a discussion of paid status vs 500 posts you made a typo of "fee world" :)500 posts don't cost you anything but time.

cubist
Aug 19, 2004, 08:19 AM
Actually, to get back to the original question, the F.A.Q. does not say how to add an avatar.

question fear
Aug 19, 2004, 09:10 AM
500 posts don't cost you anything but time.

but demi-god does.
it wasnt that funny...but the typo was just relevant.

edesignuk
Aug 20, 2004, 01:46 AM
Actually, to get back to the original question, the F.A.Q. does not say how to add an avatar.The FAQ clearly states that you need 500 posts to be able to use an avatar, if you then can't figure out how to add one, you don't deserve one because you are obviously far to stupid!

seamuskrat
Aug 24, 2004, 06:05 PM
Wow. A bit harsh.
Someone could easily contribute much time and thoughtful insight to these boards and not be familiar with the userCP interface and options for an Avatar.
Maybe people could be a tad nicer to newbies that are not PC trolls and expand the community a touch.
Plenty of computer literate folks can post and help out with opinions or help and never had the experience to create or ad an avatar to a name on a message board like this.

Since I am on the old soapbox, I will point out that one of the fastest way to kill an online community is to have an elite group of old timers that pick on the newbies or make them feel not welcome. I used to work as a paid moderator for AOl before the "www' and I saw this happen all the time on the old boards there. Sometimes people come to Macrumors.com because they are new and learning and could use some friendly chats and advice.

Lastly, its just not polite to call someone stupid.

The FAQ clearly states that you need 500 posts to be able to use an avatar, if you then can't figure out how to add one, you don't deserve one because you are obviously far to stupid!

edesignuk
Aug 25, 2004, 03:30 AM
This question is answered in the FAQ which is a Sticky. If someone can't be asked to read it then I'm not gonna tip-toe around them to answer their question. I answered their question fair and square.

No one "targets" newbies round here, and I am quite happy to help anyone. I just see no need to be sensitive about EVERYTHING, and tip-toe around (what I think are) stupid newb questions.

webmatthijs
Aug 25, 2004, 10:40 AM
look in the FAQ its al explained there.

by the way, you have to wait until your something higher then a macrumors regular.

seamuskrat
Aug 26, 2004, 01:37 PM
In reality, some people are not familiar with Sticky posts or FAQ's. Should they be, sure, but not always. Imagine a new Mac User, they boot up their brand new iMac and find their way to MacRumors.com and ask a question for help. THen they get slammed. Not so nice.
Just because you have more extensive experience and familiarity with the boards is no excuse for rudeness or being curt with newbies. The newbies of today are the life blood of tommorrow.

Your should encourage questions and exploration, not dissuade it. Even the term newbie is derogatory.

In this case, it could have been said that "MacRumors has a FAQ that has the answer to this and many other questions. In the case of an Avatar, you need at least 500 posts in order to get one." Real simple, and you can provide a link to the FAQ.

Also, the FAQ here is pretty sparse and does not really cover much in detail. As a FAWQ goes, its poorly written, so someone may have to ask further details.

For example- they HAVE 500 posts. They need to know how to get an Avatar. It says nothing of the requirements of size, dimensions, etc. in the FAQ. Not very helpful.

Make this a friendly community, not a community of elitist Mac snobs.

This question is answered in the FAQ which is a Sticky. If someone can't be asked to read it then I'm not gonna tip-toe around them to answer their question. I answered their question fair and square.

No one "targets" newbies round here, and I am quite happy to help anyone. I just see no need to be sensitive about EVERYTHING, and tip-toe around (what I think are) stupid newb questions.

edesignuk
Aug 26, 2004, 01:43 PM
seamuskrat, I can't even be bothered to respond to all that. Other than to say there was nothing wrong with the way I responded to this question, and you should lighten up. Telling someone to check the FAQ hardly makes us a group of "Mac snobs", which I for one defiantly am not.

http://upload.yo-momma.net/uploads/macros/homewhybother.jpg

Mr. Anderson
Aug 26, 2004, 02:04 PM
Ok, play nice, ok. So to some its an obvious question - but edesignuk, you need to relax here and stop trying to be Alphatech.

The answer: Once you achieve 500 posts, you can add and change your avatar under the UserCP section (the link is in the menu bar above - select the avatar section).

See that wasn't so hard and I didn't insult anybody or come across as a complete wanker.

Thanks and have a nice Day! :D

D

edesignuk
Aug 26, 2004, 02:07 PM
Can anybody tell me exactly what was wrong with my original response to the question?
You read the http://upload.yo-momma.net/uploads/macros/faq.gif (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=37092), and come back when you have 500 posts.I suppose if it had read like this no one would have said a word.
You read the FAQ (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=37092), and come back when you have 500 posts.
I'm not "trying to be Alphatech", but I don't see why people who comments aren't even aimed at have to take offense at nothing and start an argument over nothing.

This thread was dead before seamuskrat decided to dig it up and stick his/her oar in, don't blame me for talking back.

Mr. Anderson
Aug 26, 2004, 02:18 PM
But after a while, you don't have to keep pushing it. Be nice and help out - not everyone, and this isn't aimed at anyone in particular, knows where to look or find things immediately. Sometimes pointing something out that's obvious to you is all it takes.

Witty icons and funny gifs are great, but don't use them at the expense of others, especially individuals that you haven't interacted with. It gives the wrong impression sometimes.

D

edesignuk
Aug 26, 2004, 02:24 PM
But after a while, you don't have to keep pushing it.I'm pushing it? I answered the question and was not rude, it was short and to the point, that is all.Be nice and help outI help people out, not matter new or old all the time, I did in this thread more than once, explaining how demis/tars work etc. - not everyone, and this isn't aimed at anyone in particular, knows where to look or find things immediately. Sometimes pointing something out that's obvious to you is all it takes.Being a mod I'd have expected you to be the first to tell people to read the FAQ :confused:
Witty icons and funny gifs are great, but don't use them at the expense of others, especially individuals that you haven't interacted with. It gives the wrong impression sometimes.I suppose "at the expense of others" may be a matter of opinion in this case. Personally I was not trying to insult anyone, and I don't think I did, other than seamuskrat it would seem :rolleyes:.

emw
Aug 26, 2004, 02:37 PM
I'm pushing it? I answered the question and was not rude, it was short and to the point, that is all.

For the most part your posts (and images) are informative and/or entertaining, but telling someone that they are "obviously far too stupid" is generally inappropriate in this or any other forum.

If someone has not reached the point of 500 posts, then they would have no view of the interface that allows them to add an avatar. But they may want to prepare by knowing appropriate sizes, etc.

edesignuk
Aug 26, 2004, 02:47 PM
For the most part your posts (and images) are informative and/or entertaining, but telling someone that they are "obviously far too stupid" is generally inappropriate in this or any other forum.You might notice we only even got to that point in this thread because of seamuskrat's week late objections on a thread which had already been answered and dealt with. I also didn't directly call anybody specifically stupid, it was a generalized reply.

...I'm so glad we keep going over this...:rolleyes:

Mr. Anderson
Aug 26, 2004, 02:50 PM
I'm pushing it? I answered the question and was not rude, it was short and to the point, that is all.

Look, relax, and maybe you should read the FAQ and see that it does not tell you *how* to add an avatar. Sure, it says you need 500 posts, but that's it.

This will be fixed shortly, so when in the future you direct someone to the FAQ the answers might actually be there. And I agree with seamuskrat that your approach here has been less than stellar, calling someone stupid for not knowing how to do something is a personal attack, plain and simple. Lets just move on and put it all behind us, ok?

Thanks,

D

Sun Baked
Aug 26, 2004, 02:52 PM
Lets just move on and put it all behind us, ok?

Thanks,

DI think people will keep coming around and dragging this thread back up to the top until it's closed, just because edesignuk makes such a good target. ;)

edesignuk
Aug 26, 2004, 02:52 PM
calling someone stupid for not knowing how to do something is a personal attack, plain and simple. Lets just move on and put it all behind us, ok?As I just said in my last post i didn't directly respond to anyone and say they are stupid. And again, we wouldn't even be at this point if someone hadn't decided to pull this up and find a problem with it.

But yeah, whatever, I've had enough as well...

edesignuk
Aug 26, 2004, 02:54 PM
I think people will keep coming around and dragging this thread back up to the top until it's closed, just because edesignuk makes such a good target. ;)heh, no kidding, do you think it's this "1,000,000 Poster" title or something? sheesh....

Mord
Aug 26, 2004, 02:54 PM
For the most part your posts (and images) are informative and/or entertaining, but telling someone that they are "obviously far too stupid" is generally inappropriate in this or any other forum.

If someone has not reached the point of 500 posts, then they would have no view of the interface that allows them to add an avatar. But they may want to prepare by knowing appropriate sizes, etc.


look learning that you need 500 posts is not that hard and if you want to know that bad and it dosent take a genius to work out that it wil let you add one once you get there, it's the fault of the original poster for not reading the faq non faq readers are annoying and to lazy to bother to read it.

there's all m pent up anger on neewbs posting questions that are qwnsered in the faq.

Mr. Anderson
Aug 26, 2004, 02:57 PM
We will finish this discussion here and we can come back to it when there are some more issues with the reworked F.A.Q.

Thanks for making it obvious that it needed some work. :D

D