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Re: Avatar issues

Post by ComposerLDG » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:56 am

For what it's worth, what I do is upload an artist picture to my Taxi profile page, and then link to the thumbnail url as my avatar. Works for me.
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Re: Avatar issues

Post by balance » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:38 am

Appreciate the suggestion. I can get the url to my pictures page ( https://www.taximusic.com/hosting/pics.php?userid=62224 ), but haven't figured out how to link to a picture on that page.
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Re: Avatar issues

Post by ComposerLDG » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:43 am

Right click on the image and then copy the image address
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Re: Avatar issues

Post by balance » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:26 pm

I'll try it. Thanks. - Roger
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Re: Avatar issues

Post by fuzzbox » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:14 am

Hey balance,
I see it didn't work for you or you haven't done it yet. :?

So, this is for you or anyone else who has had problems with the Avatar:

This is a real pain... It held me up for weeks. :evil: I wanted to get my smudge up on the forum before the Road Rally so people can put a name to a face... turns out that didn't work very well LOL :lol: as no one recognised me anyway. :lol: May be by the next Rally.

My account for some reason just doesn't seem to work very well. And I've tried different browsers, contacted TAXI support and talked to other members. I also have to manually login EVERY time. My Avatar now works! But I had a real struggle and tried various things. I had it working from My Pictures in the TAXI profile page first time but when I changed it it stopped working and no matter what I tried, resizing for example it would not work again. Incredibly frustrating :evil: . LOL :lol:

Anyway, to get it working, this is what I did:
Find a image/picture you want to use and ensure it is the correct size, which is 90x90 pixels.
Go to Photobucket or imgur.com and create a free account (this is what I use).
Upload your image(s) to imgur.com
From imgur, select your image, on the RHS click 'Copy' button under Image Link
(this copies the URL text to your buffer, that you need to paste in a minute)
Go to TAXI User Control Panel and click the Profile tab
Select Edit avatar
Under 'Select Your Avatar' change the Avatar type dropdown to Remote avatar.
Paste into the 'Enter the URL of the location containing the avatar image you wish to link to.'
Enter the dimensions (90/90)
Click Submit.
The Question Mark image should change to your image.
Be sure to also check in a recent post for image there too.
The process to get your image to the relevant image placeholders may take a minute or two but no more.
If it doesn't work re-trace your steps as this can be very fiddly.

Hope this helps 8-) :D
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Re: Avatar issues

Post by DanWessels » Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:53 am

I'm with you all - I've been at this for like three hours. Very frustrating I can't just upload a picture. I'm calling it quits - I've wasted too much time resizing, cropping, and uploading my headshot to multiple websites.

Feel free to check out my glorious mug at the following URLs, both of which are apparently "invalid" :P

https://imgur.com/a/Uo3lu

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/ ... ormat=100w

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Re: Avatar issues

Post by funsongs » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:01 pm

DanWessels wrote:I'm with you all - I've been at this for like three hours. Very frustrating I can't just upload a picture. I'm calling it quits - I've wasted too much time resizing, cropping, and uploading my headshot to multiple websites.

Feel free to check out my glorious mug at the following URLs, both of which are apparently "invalid" :P

https://imgur.com/a/Uo3lu

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/ ... ormat=100w
It's quite possible the difficulty is elsewhere.
For whatever reason - as yet unknown or figured out - on my MAC/mini & Firefox, everything works as it should - I can see my avatar photo, and I can open and operate my homepage/TAXI account. At the same time, on my Dell PC - no photo, no access to my account page, and zero access to anyone's TAXI music page - it simply defaults to opening the TAXI web page. Very strange.

Sorry to read you've put so much time in, with such unsatisfactory results.
Welcome? to the Big Question Mark Club - I don't even get that on my PC, either! :? :shock: :o :( 8-) :x ...
argh! :?:
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Re: Avatar issues

Post by DanWessels » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:54 am

Fixed!! Check out my glorious face. :lol:

Thanks for posting your solution, Loren (and thanks for commiserating, Peter)!
ComposerLDG wrote:For what it's worth, what I do is upload an artist picture to my Taxi profile page, and then link to the thumbnail url as my avatar. Works for me.

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Re: Avatar issues

Post by funsongs » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:44 am

DanWessels wrote:Fixed!! Check out my glorious face. :lol:

Thanks for posting your solution, Loren (and thanks for commiserating, Peter)!
ComposerLDG wrote:For what it's worth, what I do is upload an artist picture to my Taxi profile page, and then link to the thumbnail url as my avatar. Works for me.
Well - it doesn't show up on my PC... so I'll have to fire up the MAC and take a 2nd look.
Argh!! :x
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Re: Avatar issues

Post by DanWessels » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:47 am

Ha! Well, it showed up before. Now it's gone. Oh well, I guess it will appear again someday :D

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