Can someone PLEASE explain to me how to set an avatar?

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    I did it once, but can't remember, and every time I try, no matter what I use, I get "invalid url".

    I generally copy the properties and then insert into custom avatar field....I've tried using avatars from free avatar sites, I've tried copying the url of avatars at other sites I like, and it never works. Can I get a blow by blow????

    Please break it down into baby steps.
     
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    Go into "user CP," then click "edit avatar."
    Select "custom avatar" and paste the URL from website.
    Click "save changes."

    This should work. Worked twice for me. Sometimes if there's a glitch, it works itself out if you close browser and open the USMB website again.
     
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    Now the url from the website is the addy that comes up when you right click and choose "properties", right????

    Because that's what I'm doing. And it won't work.
     
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    No, its the addy that's at the top of your browser. For instance, the url or addy now where I am would be http://www.usmessageboard.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=869471

    Just left click mouse over the address in the skinny white box and copy and paste into "url box" in "edit avatar" screen. Let me know if this makes sense or if it doesn't.
     
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    Oh crud! I'll try that!
     
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    Well that didn't work, either. I'm on a free avatar site, and they have it all set up and nothing works. I've tried using the addy at the top, all three addies they provide including a direct link to avatar, and nothing works. I've tried removing the http://www. in the field and leaving it there.

    It's just so frustrating.
     
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    I would never know how to do that :)
     
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    Well don't bother because it doesn't work.
     
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    allie click on the av you want to save....it should come up with a save to pictures option....try saving it to your pictures...right click on it...then see what the box says...save things to one file and then you go to browse and should be able to find the pic
     
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    it does work...just takes a bit of time to figure out.
     

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