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Give Your Buxr Profile a Personality ~ Add an Avatar

submitted on July 26, 2010 by HouTex in "Buxr Website / Contests"
A new member, elefanteau, asked how to add an avatar to their Buxr profile. Since we have a lot of new members (and some old ones who still don't have an avatar), I thought I'd post the question and answer over here for anyone who would like to give their profile some personality.

You may notice that some members even change their avatars every once in a while, perhaps they represent the moods or interests of their alter ego! Mr Green

The answer to that question is a part of the BUXR FAQ at http://www.buxr.com/faq :
Go to http://en.gravatar.com/ and sign up with the email you are using on Buxr. Once you upload and activate an avatar there it will be automatically visible on Buxr.

Gravatar is a service for providing globally-unique avatars. Users can register an account based on their email address, and upload an avatar to be associated with that account.

I thought this was a great question. Thanks, elefanteau!

However, I often wondered why some members have no avatar. Maybe they will vote and enlighten us.
1. My Avatar defines me and my personality.
 Yes
 No
2. I have no image because:
 I'm shy
 I want to remain anonymous
 I don't need no stinkin' avatar to put up great deals!
 I'm part of the witness protection program or working undercover
 I didn't know about Gravatar.com
 or See Results 

 

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  • 71264
    elefanteau
    teacher
    Posted by elefanteau on July 26, 2010
    [reply] 6 0
    Thank you for this, HouTex!

    I was skimming the FAQ looking for the words "profile" and "picture" and "profile picture" and didn't come up with anything, but now I know that the word Buxr uses is "avatar". So no wonder I came up empty. Oopsies! Smile
      71265
    • elefanteau
      teacher
      Posted by elefanteau on July 26, 2010
      [reply] 6 0
      Oh and yay, I have an avatar now! Artistic
    • 71270
    • pablos17
      deity
      2 4 6
      10 8 2
      Posted by pablos17 on July 26, 2010
      [reply] 5 0
      Much prettier and more exciting to look at than the ol' question mark.
  • 71275
    DebsFreebies
    professor
    2
    10 5 1
    Posted by DebsFreebies on July 26, 2010
    [reply] 4 0
    Funny how you end up forming an opinion of someone just from their avatar, ya know?
      71289
    • elefanteau
      teacher
      Posted by elefanteau on July 26, 2010
      [reply] 3 0
      I like you automatically because that cat is adorable. Smile
    • 71291
    • DebsFreebies
      professor
      2
      10 5 1
      Posted by DebsFreebies on July 26, 2010
      [reply] 1 0
      Thank you so much Smile
    • 71302
    • pablos17
      deity
      2 4 6
      10 8 2
      Posted by pablos17 on July 26, 2010
      [reply] 3 0
      Yeah, the cat rocks, literally.
  • 71295
    busant20
    professor
    1
    Posted by busant20 on July 26, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    I tried three times in the past, signed up at gravatar. Until right now I don't know what's wrong with my gravatar. It never appears at buxr. I followed step by step like buxr said, I gave up. So that's why I still don't have a profile picture 'till now.
    Any suggestion anyone?
      71299
    • HouTex
      admin
      Posted by HouTex on July 26, 2010
      [reply] 2 0
      Let's try this - Go to http://en.gravatar.com/support/check and enter your email address to see if your avatar appears correctly in your browser. You must attach the image to the same email address that you use to log in to Buxr. Then this image can be posted in blogs or other sites, too.
    • 71313
    • YanBz
      admin
      Posted by YanBz on July 27, 2010
      [reply] 1 0
      Make sure you give your avatar 'G' rating on Gravatar.com

      Avatars rated differently will not show up on Buxr (we are a family friendly site). Smile
    • 71346
    • busant20
      professor
      1
      Posted by busant20 on July 27, 2010
      [reply] 2 0
      Yay....I have a avatar now. Thanks HouTex, YanBz for helping. I got it after I cleared cache of my computer and change my gravatar rating to G Big Grin

      How's your vacation so far, Yan?
    • 71986
    • deby32953
      professor
      Posted by deby32953 on August 1, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      I have to wear clothes in my pic?
  • 71296
    iggy27
    master
    Posted by iggy27 on July 26, 2010
    [reply] 1 0
    I already Have One. THANKS.
  • 71326
    WhattaDealBlog
    professor
    1
    1
    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on July 27, 2010
    [reply] 1 0
    Well I already had an avatar however this topic made me want to "change it up" so I now have a new one, but not sure I'm going to keep it...
      71342
    • DebsFreebies
      professor
      2
      10 5 1
      Posted by DebsFreebies on July 27, 2010
      [reply] 1 0
      I think it's pretty cool!
  • 71987
    deby32953
    professor
    Posted by deby32953 on August 1, 2010
    [reply] 1 0
    I always wonder why people don't post their real pics? I think the others are cute but, I'm curious about what my friends look like.
      71995
    • WhattaDealBlog
      professor
      1
      1
      Posted by WhattaDealBlog on August 1, 2010
      [reply] 1 0
      The avatars here are so small, in my opinion there is not a real point to it.

      Not to mention no one wants to see my ugly mug...
  • 71998
    DebsFreebies
    professor
    2
    10 5 1
    Posted by DebsFreebies on August 1, 2010
    [reply] 1 0
    I can agree on both points. I'd like to see what other folks look like but the pictures are so small, you really need a magnifying glass.
  • 72083
    deby32953
    professor
    Posted by deby32953 on August 2, 2010
    [reply] 1 0
    That's true. Guess you could put your face right up to your web cam but then we'd all look pretty ugly! like Yan, did I just say that????
  • 72085
    deby32953
    professor
    Posted by deby32953 on August 2, 2010
    [reply] 1 0
    Didn't mean it, ah-h-h-h, hand slipped. Actually, I think your kinda cute for a kid! Y'all are kids compared to me since I have kids your age!
  • 72086
    deby32953
    professor
    Posted by deby32953 on August 2, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    "you're" still can't spel. "Bad spellers of the world, UNTIE!"
  • 85968
    HouTex
    admin
    Posted by HouTex on November 3, 2010
    [reply] 1 0
    Here's another topic about adding an avatar.
      85969
    • DebsFreebies
      professor
      2
      10 5 1
      Posted by DebsFreebies on November 3, 2010
      [reply] 1 0
      Thanks! I do hope that the new folks will consider adding an avatar, it is really fun to imagine the person behind the picture that is displayed.
  • 117336
    velosity
    beginner
    Posted by velosity on June 24, 2011
    [reply] 3 0
    Thank you... I've been wondering how to do this.
      117338
    • HouTex
      admin
      Posted by HouTex on June 24, 2011
      [reply] 2 0
      I see you have a new avatar. Good job! Big Grin
  • 130954
    DebsFreebies
    professor
    2
    10 5 1
    Posted by DebsFreebies on November 14, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Bump for the new folks!
  • 155742
    DebsFreebies
    professor
    2
    10 5 1
    Posted by DebsFreebies on July 13, 2012
    [reply] 1 0
    Bumping for new people!
  • 155769
    Goofy_Girl
    professor
    12 8 1
    Posted by Goofy_Girl on July 14, 2012 [reply] 0 0
    I just tried to put a profile of my face, but it's not showing.
      155783
    • HouTex
      admin
      Posted by HouTex on July 14, 2012 [reply] 0 0
      Your email address for Gravatar has to match the one for Buxr exactly, and it's case sensitive.
      Also be sure to set a G rating on Gravatar.
    • 155784
    • HouTex
      admin
      Posted by HouTex on July 14, 2012 [reply] 0 0
      Here's another topic that addresses other possible issues -
      http://www.buxr.com/topic/how-.....-ipad_5717
  • 184901
    HouTex
    admin
    Posted by HouTex on November 2, 2013 [reply] 0 0
    Bumping this topic for our new members. Big Grin
      184911
    • clover
      professor
      1 6 7
      12 11 2
      Posted by clover on November 2, 2013 [reply] 0 0
      Thanks for the reminder to get rid of my Halloween avatar. Cool
  • 184907
    mdshopper1
    master
    1 2
    12 10 2
    Posted by mdshopper1 on November 2, 2013 [reply] 0 0
    thanks....very simple to do!
  • 200303
    mdshopper1
    master
    1 2
    12 10 2
    Posted by mdshopper1 on July 2, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    question on changing my gravatar. went to the site, added an upload, rated it G and then clicked on it to use, but it isnt showing up now....i still have my same martini glass.... Question
      200304
    • mdshopper1
      master
      1 2
      12 10 2
      Posted by mdshopper1 on July 2, 2014 [reply] 0 0
      oops, nevermind....it DID change. Mr Green

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