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Hi until now I have only been an observer on your sight and have gained a lot of very useful knowledge. I primarily collect pre 1940 but have to edit my collection as it is overwhelming at times.

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Sheriff: Thanks, but I'll pass. Photobucket has already had at least one breach of "private" accounts. I'm sure it's only a matter of time before the next one.
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Post by Brummie »

You could wait for the avatar fairy to give you one, I know she is very busy at the moment but she is very good at what she does. I'd love to see what she would pick for you.

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Brummie: To be honest, although I was interested in adding an avatar, I was more interested in alternate means of uploading scans of stamps about which I might have questions. It looks like that's not going to be a feature of Stampboards for me. Since I won't be uploading my own avatar, I, too, am interested in what the avatar fairy might choose for me. No rush, though. :)
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My thanks to the avatar fairy/wizard for my new avatar. Much appreciated.
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My pleasure, Perforated!

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Hi there

I'd very much like to take part in some of your excellent forum discussions about stamps - esp engraved beauties. With that in mind, I've been trying for the last two days to upload an avatar, and to understand how to upload photos to posts. I cannot understand the system at all.

I have opened a photobucket account, but there is no guidance that I can find on the photobucket site to tell me how to do anything. I can upload photos, but cannot work out how to resize them or reduce the resolution to the appropriate pixel count, or whatever the terminology is for the resolution size of the image, as opposed to the physical dimensions - height and width.

I then googled to get advice on how to use photobucket - but haven't yet found any clear guidance about reducing the resolution - just lots of people saying how easy everything is.

I've browsed through your rules and the threads telling us how to load avatars and photos, and they all say loud and clear "use photobucket, it works for everyone else and it's easy". But it isn't easy - it's far from easy. When I get a pic uploaded, and go into the "editor" area, all I can do is change the physical dimensions - and even then, when I try to place the image on stampboard as an avatar, I get told the URL is invalid.

By the way, your rules say very clearly that I should go to the My Profile button at the top of every page - but there isn't a My profile button anywhere on any page - not until you find "user control panel". It took me quite a time to find that out.

I just don't know what I'm doing wrong.

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Hi Strider

Sorry to hear you are having problems loading your avatar. I'll have a look at the instructions and refine them a bit when I get a spare moment but in the meantime if you want to email me your preferred image I'll pop that up for you

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RNB .. nearly there ... all you need do is add it to your profile NOT post it in the thread, :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Timely BUMP for this thread. :)

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Hi

My name is Damani

I live in Uganda and have a huge stamp collection
I bought it from my uncle in 1986
He was a stamp dealer in Aden
He had over 1 million stamps, all pre 1960

I am now trying to sort them

I have many thousands from Aden,Sudan all British Middle East,East Africa Ethopian Madagascar South Africa Hong Kong over 100,00" indian stamps and so on

I also have mint sheets of Maldives I see they are quite expensive and I have thousands of them

K want ideas from members as to what to do

I am sure if you go by values on eBay then we are looking at over 3 million u s dollars worth

I want to know the best way forward

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I am trying to add an avatar, and thinnk I have succeeded.
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:lol: Well I have finally taken the time and patience to find how this site works.

I have been collecting since 1963 and love cinderellas and perfins as well as postage stamps. I am secretary and life member of my stamp club. I subscribe to several philatelic journals as they are a great source of information. I mostly use Michel on line catalogue for my world collection. I live in the Riverina area of NSW and I am enjoying my retirement. Other interests are collecting beer cans and brewerianna and rail heritage.
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This may sound like an odd request, but the avatar provided to me at the moment is a stamp found by a good friend of mine (the third copy of the Canada 2 cent Large Queen on laid paper, Scott #32, thus my handle) and I feel a bit silly using it. I did have a hand in the expertization of the stamp, but perhaps an administrator could change it for me thanks.

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Figured out how to change it, all is well now thanks

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Hello, I started collection US stamps as a youth. Became interested in South East Asia because of a college history course and collected for a time in the 60's and 70's. Primarily interested in updating my Laos collection. I work in spurts on the collection often spending too much or too little time on it. I am a retired United Methodist pastor and found this by browsing the internet. I am also interested in outdoor garden railroads.

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Dick - please post your intro in the ROLL CALL thread!
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Should work now?
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I am SO new I can't even get ahold of an administrator. I'm fairly tech savvy but none of the options appear because I just joined two days ago &, apparently, "some" administrator is supposed to send an email to help activating my account. Can't do anything until then.... Will someone please acknowledge my existence, I'm lonely out here :cry:
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Welcome to Stampboards Old Architect.
The fact that you were able to leave a post means your account is activated.
To introduce yourself to other members please leave a post on this thread.

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10277&start=24400
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Thanks. Just trying to follow the instructions on the return message. Got the avatar up in minutes....a REALLY old architect from 3,000 years ago.
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Old Architect wrote:
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Thanks. Just trying to follow the instructions on the return message. Got the avatar up in minutes....a REALLY old architect from 3,000 years ago.

No Bow Ties for Architects back then? :mrgreen: :evil:
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Global Administrator wrote:
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No Bow Ties for Architects back then? :mrgreen: :evil:

Nope, BUT they did sport a moustache hither & tither :)
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Hi,

Have been unable to find " my profile " button at the top of any page and unable to find any links to averta,
would appreciate some further directions please.

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At the top right of the page YOUR user name should appear next to the word Notifications.
Click on that triangle next to your name.
Profile is one of the options.
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Click on your name at the top right.
Click on "User Control Panel"
Click on "Profile"
Edit Avatar. :D

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I can’t change my avatar. I went into the profile settings, uploaded a photo, press submit. But it doesn’t work

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I think your photo may have too high resolution. Try lower resolution.

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TimPybyr wrote:
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I can’t change my avatar. I went into the profile settings, uploaded a photo, press submit. But it doesn’t work
I suspect it may be that the image you are trying to upload is too large, either in terms of the number of pixels or the size of the file.

The maximum values are 165 x 165 pixels with a limit on the filesize of 75 KB.

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Yes, that’s it. I’ll look for something smaller.

Thanks, Chris.

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TimPybyr wrote:
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I can’t change my avatar. I went into the profile settings, uploaded a photo, press submit. But it doesn’t work
TimPybyr,

Click the down arrow (next to your username located at top right). Select the User Control Panel link.

Once in User Control Panel, select the "Profile" tab which is to the right of the "Overview" tab.

Now, select "Edit avatar" from the (left) side navigation bar. There you can upload your avatar.

Please remember that your avatar image must have these maximum dimensions; Width: 165 pixels, Height: 165 pixels, File Size: 73.00 KiB.

I hope that this helps. :)
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Is it possible for someone to change my profile for me? Somehow its already changed before I chose a new image?!

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Wentworth,

I have moved your post here because it does not belong in the, "Wide ranging discussion on stamp storage stockbooks." thread.

This thread contains a how to edit/change your avatar tutorial.

I hope that this helps.

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Hello AMark, yes I understand it was not really relevant to the original thread topic.

I asked that question there as I was surprised that my image had suddenly changed from a penny black to penny red, after someone had noted how similar it was to CMJs. (I understand it was not relevant to the thread discussion, sorry).

But anyway, I assume someone has changed it, but am not sure if it is really necessary?? This is a stamp forum after all, and it’s not too surprising that multiple people might choose a penny black as their image...

I quite liked the stamp I had chosen, am I allowed to change it back or would that be an issue?
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Wentworth wrote:
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I quite liked the stamp I had chosen, am I allowed to change it back or would that be an issue?
Cheers Wentworth
Yes and No.

As in "yes" you may change it back and "no" it wouldn't be an issue.

I did rather like the double-lined cross on it :D

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Wentworth wrote:
04 Jun 2021 07:49

I asked that question there as I was surprised that my image had suddenly changed from a penny black to penny red, after someone had noted how similar it was to CMJs. (I understand it was not relevant to the thread discussion, sorry).

You commented yourself in that thread (which was totally off-topic) that your 1d black avatar was near identical to several others on the thread, and thought you might change it. And went off-topic again on the same tangent.

I agree if we had 22,000 members with GB 1d black avatars it would be absurd. There are literally a MILLION other possibilities.

I changed it to a bluish MX, on a 1d red that you bought -

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=93504&p=6967367#p6967367

Do NOT start new threads and waste a lot of time of 3 moderators on such minor things. Email Admin direct if you cannot understand the rules. :!: :!: :!: :!:

READ the rules, please. They are very clearly outlined.

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