Setting MacRumors avatar help

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  1. mdntcallr
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    mdntcallr

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    I just made my 500th+ post.

    but i have a profile pic i like, and i need to set an avatar. unfortunately i can't figure this out. it wont let me set an avatar.

    anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. spicyapple
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    spicyapple

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    It might take a day for the system to process your avatar once you reach 500 posts. I mean, you already waited 6 years... :)
     
  3. Jaffa Cake
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    Sometimes it takes the forum software thingy a bit of time to catch up with the fact that you've passed 500 – you may have to wait a while it updates itself.

    It shouldn't take too long, so don't fret. ;)
     
  4. mdntcallr
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    mdntcallr

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    ok thanks. i didn't know why it wouldnt let me. it's not like i've been in a rush, lol, but hell i got a cute cartoon. and wanted to let it rip.

    couldnt figure out why i was having a rough time doing that.
     
  5. atszyman
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    atszyman

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    You might try logging out and logging back in and see if it forces a refresh of your account.

    For those who don't understand this "log out" concept, there's a button in the bar with the User CP, FAQ/Rules... etc way at the right. I've never touched it but I've heard it can be useful.
     
  6. MacNut
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    Futhark

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    I am reading this correctly? My avatar will not show up on my posts until i've made over 500 posts? :confused:
     
  8. MacDawg
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    Yes, having an avatar does require 500 posts, and it is not the same as a profile picture

    And yes, it does take a little while for the servers to recognize the change to 500 posts and allow access to the avatar controls

    Looks like it kicked in for the OP
     
  9. maflynn
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    maflynn

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    I certainly hope so given that it was nearly 5 years ago ;)
     
  10. Futhark
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    Thanks :) looks like i've a long way to go :p
     
  11. MacDawg
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    Like I said, it DOES take a little while :D
     
  12. Spasepok
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    It interesting

    I was just looking for the informatin how to set avatar. And was very surprised to fing out about 500 post. I have even preperated picture, but it seems like I have a long way to go!
    Congratulation for those who have ones!

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    What is the difference between avatar and profile picture?
     
  13. stridemat
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    stridemat

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    #13
    Profile pictures appear on your profile page, while avatar's appear next to your post.
     
  14. Spasepok
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    Ok, thanks for explanation. :)
     
  15. Fireproof!
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    Fireproof!

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    LOL - that's hilarious!
     
  16. Spasepok
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    So will get a chance to get avatar approximatly in two years :)
     
  17. mrsir2009
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    Depends how fast you post ;)
     
  18. Spasepok
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    Alors on dance...

    ...alors on post! :)
     

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