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Trouble adding a profile picture.

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by xytor, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. xytor

    xytor Roadster #221

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    I've noticed some people have a cool profile picture of their car.
    I've tried to upload mine. Though it shows up in settings under "Your Current Profile Picture", it doesn't show up under my name when I post.
    What's the issue?
     
  2. Eseell

    Eseell Member

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    In Settings, you need to set an avatar with "Edit Avatar", not a profile picture.
     
  3. xytor

    xytor Roadster #221

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    Thanks!
    But... what's a profile picture for?
     
  4. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Profile picture shows up on your profile page. Avatar shows up next to your posts. Don't ask me why they're different.
     
  5. breser

    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    Because people like having cute avatars next to their posts, but they may also want to have a real photo on their profile page if people want to see what they look like.

    I had the same problem when I first joined the forum.
     
  6. GotOne

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    Hi doug,
    I am new to the forum. I'm unable to add a profile picture. Is there a "test period" for newbies on the forum... or must we make X number of posts before some features are available to us? Also, how does one add the "signature" info (to our pofile?) that becomes added to the bottom of posts... most people list their Model S configuration.

    Thanks,
    Bob
     
  7. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Yeah, new members have those privileges limited.
     
  8. mickificki

    mickificki Member

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    hi,

    probably a silly question, but how do i post a profile pic? searched around and can't find anything. Thank you.
     
  9. MorrisonHiker

    MorrisonHiker Beta Tester

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    Hover over the user icon at the top right of the page and choose the Avatar option
     
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  10. mickificki

    mickificki Member

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    Thanks for the reply but I don't see an avatar option.
     
  11. MorrisonHiker

    MorrisonHiker Beta Tester

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    #11 MorrisonHiker, Mar 25, 2016
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    It's possible that it is restricted until you have more posts. I believe you have the ability to edit your avatar once you have 5 posts but it could be a slightly higher number, such as 10.
     
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  12. SMSMD

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  13. mickificki

    mickificki Member

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    not sure how i missed that. thank you.
     
  14. TSLAholic

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    I've been lurking for years, I didn't actually register on the forums until late 2014, and didn't really start posting until just recently. What I've found is that you need a minimum amount of posts to be able to add/edit your avatar.
     
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  15. mercc3650

    mercc3650 Member

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    Ok, so I wrote 7 posts so far, and no Avatar. I will keep trying.
     
  16. Road.Runner

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    I dont have the option either. Maybe the magic number is 10 post before the option appears. (5 didnt do it)
     
  17. mercc3650

    mercc3650 Member

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    Maybe I need 10 posts. Seems to have worked after 12 posts, but maybe more of a time issue (i.e. after 6 hrs it worked )
     
  18. Seir

    Seir Member

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    Trying to figure this out as well, thanks for the pointers
     
  19. NikolasRide

    NikolasRide Member

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    It is definitely 12 posts. Just was given permission to post an avatar!
     
  20. Zackot

    Zackot New Member

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    Thanks Nicolas,
    I am in the same situation.... this is the 3rd one:) so: 9 to come...
     

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