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  1. Ken Anderson

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    @Louise Williams, everyone who has those two boxes checked will receive email notifications whenever someone posts in threads that they are watching, and everyone will receive it with their own name on it. The forum automatically sends them out. All that I did is post in the forum, since that's what we do here. If you don't want them, you can uncheck those boxes, as I have described, or I can do it for you. This is nothing new.
     
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    I'll let you do the honor, thank you...
     
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  3. Ken Anderson

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    You should be okay now. I'm sorry it scared you but I really just posted in this thread, as I had several times before. Let me know if you're still getting them, but please use Conversation for it since this thread is about Avatars. If you are already using an avatar, then this isn't intended for you. For those of you who don't, please do.
     
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    Ken, my apologies for not browsing extensively as I have not noticed this earlier thread of yours. Had I bumped on it ahead, I should not have created THIS THREAD and just add a reply to this thread of yours. Sorry!:(
     
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    Now here is one of those imponderables I have wondered about quite awhile. For example, someone will want you to refer to a link and they will have the word "here". Or, as above, "this thread".

    How does one do that, without showing the URL, a link?

    Thanks. Frank
     
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    That term is called 'hyperlinking' or simply 'hyperlink' Frank OR by using an online app called URL shortener. Can be browsed by Google or Bing.
     
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  7. Ken Anderson

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    That's the subject of this thread.
     
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  9. Amie Ar

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    First, type the word you wanted to put a hyperlink, say the word HERE. Hover your mouse over it and right click on your mouse. Once the menu applet appears, click hyperlink on it and put the designated URL where you need to refer on the word HERE for the reader to click on it. (Sorry, I cant type much. I've got sticky key errors right now on my keyboard. But will edit this reply later to give a better example.)
     
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  10. Ken Anderson

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    We have an awful lot of people who aren't using avatars. While most of them are ones who haven't posted much, or at all, some are people who participate in the forum regularly. Please consider adding an avatar to your account, as things look much prettier that way, and posts are easier to follow.. An avatar doesn't have to be a photo. It can be any image, even that of solid color if that's what you want. If you need any help adding an avatar please ask me.
     
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    As you know from previous posts, it annoys me to see member accounts without avatars. We have a lot of them right now, but most of them are people who have created accounts and not posted, either because they prefer to lurk, because they are simply waiting for a chance to spam the forum, or because they created the account in an idle moment and forgot about it. These accounts are deleted eventually, but I don't like to be too quick to do that, so what I've been doing is simply assigning avatars to those who are not active in the forum and do not have an avatar. If they come back to the forum, they can simply replace it with one of their choosing. I thought I'd post that because you'll probably be seeing some silly looking avatars. My intention is not to do this for anyone who is actually participating in the forum, although I won't swear that I won't hit someone accidentally at some point.

    For fun, I did that with some of our recent spammers, but I'll probably use a generic image saying "Please Upload an Avatar" for the bulk of them.
     
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    I like to change mine with the seasons/ Easter / Christmas / new year ... ....and call me a big "kid" I like Minnie and Micky mouse ....by the way dear @Ken Anderson :D was you going to add some extra smilies for us some time :)
    Thank you ..
     
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    Hey I changed my avatar today .... I think I've mentioned it before that hubs and myself 's hobby is social ballroom dancing .,so when I seen this one today I just had to have it :):D
    I think our avatars tend to tell a story of who we are
    @Gloria Mitchell your photo/ avatar is nice you are a lucky lady having such a nice clear complexion ,my father had red hair,and I inherited his complexion
     
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    @Kate Ellery ... thank you , my hair color is shall we say "enhanced " a bit;)
     
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    @Ken Anderson ".........what I've been doing is simply assigning avatars to those who are not active......
    Here's what happened on a Car Forum I correspond with. One evening as I worked from thread to thread, every time I had occasion to enter my username, what showed up instead was "peanutbutterjellysandwich". My username has 3 letters, so this kind of rankled me, and I commented rather negatively in the Forum Use section.

    Next day, a Mod whose avatar is labeled "Mod Nerd", (I didn't realize he was really a Mod, till then), explained it was a joke perpetrated by "one of the Mods". See what I get from this episode? It infers unlimited control and complete exposure as chosen by the Mods.......
    Frank
     
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    I understand (I think), but they can replace the Avatar I give them with one of their own any time they want.
     
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    Okay, okay, I finally put an avatar on. When I put a picture of the St. Augustine lighthouse it fell over. :eek:
     
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    Was wonder myself why once in a while an photo avatar will roll over on its side.
     
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    If you haven't uploaded an Avatar, please do that. It's not an absolute requirement, but perhaps a strong request. Things are much prettier and a little easier to follow conversations when the participants have an Avatar. Your Avatar does not need to be your photo; you can use someone else's photo if you really want to, or a flower, a pile of dung lying on the ground, or pretty much whatever you want, within reason.
     
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    Everybody likes my angel. The times Ive put my own photo on I always get a request for the angel, not just on this forum but others.

    Kind of insulting, lolololol.
     
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    My avatar always falls over. Ken, or anyone know how I can get it to stand upright?
     
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    Maybe you should just find one that looks the same in any direction, @Sheldon Scott ? That is just too funny !
    But you DO need to change that one for sure......... a tipped over outhouse is a very bad thing !

    Here is one that should smell better, and can go any side up.
    841EA593-8500-4D9F-9D86-06AC33571CE2.jpeg
     
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