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Windows 7: Where are the sig/avatar options?

23 Dec 2011   #1
Slammer

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 
Where are the sig/avatar options?

Hey, I've been with vistax64 forums for a while and have a modest reputation over there, so I'm pretty familiar with how these forums work. So I recently decided to go ahead and make an account over here at sevenforums too, but I'm having a problem with the custom sig and avatar creation.

First, over at vista forums, in the Edit Signature page, it has the same set of buttons that you get when you click Advanced Options when posting stuff; e.g. bold, italicize, align left/right/center, etc. But over here in the Edit Signature page, all I get is a big empty box where I can type. No color, font, size, or image options. It still has the upload section for a custom sig pic, but no way to actually put that in my sig. I tried manually putting the [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] that is is used at vistax64, but that didn't work either. Am I missing something, or do I need to have a certain amount of rep before I can do anything other than type plain text for a sig?

Second, for my avatar I have an animated gif I want to use, same as I do over at vista. I know a lot of you guys have one, but mine doesn't get animated when I upload it. It just stays a static image of the first frame. (I've changed it to a normal jpeg until I figure out how to get this to work.) Do I need to have a certain amount of rep before being allowed to have an animated avatar or what?

Thanks for the info
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23 Dec 2011   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The sig page doesn't look like this?
Where are the sig/avatar options?-capture1.png
you are only limited to sig size until some random rep or time registered is met.
An animated avatar needs to be 99x99 pixels to animate, sigs need to fall within the size listed for you and be a .gif image, like the avatar.


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23 Dec 2011   #3
Slammer

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Almost. It doesn't have the Insert Signature Picture part. Here's what my whole thing looks like:
Where are the sig/avatar options?-sig-options.jpg


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23 Dec 2011   #4
Slammer

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Oh! Also, my picture is only allowed to be 100x600 max pixels, unlike yours (or mine over at vistax64, for that matter; I'm having to upload a cropped version of what I actually made) which allows 150x600.
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23 Dec 2011   #5
jcgriff2

Windows 7 - Vista
 
 

Insert [sigpic][/sigpic] into sig area.
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23 Dec 2011   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I don't know why you don't have the WYSIWYG format options. There is an undefined (as yet) qualification for when you will be allowed the sig in 650x150 size. I tried resizing you avatar with no luck.


Read Inserting a 'Signature' in User CP to see it it helps.
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23 Dec 2011   #7
Slammer

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hmmm that's annoying. I think I'll drop Brink a line and see what he has to say. Thanks for at least confirming that it's not just some weird problem on my end
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23 Dec 2011   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Have you tried navigating to the sig pic and click upload? Maybe that causes the other options to show then. Try a different forum skin too.
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23 Dec 2011   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Adam,

It was because you were still classified as a new member and not a standard member yet. I've changed it so that you are now a standard member. Give it about 20 minutes or so to see if the sig will appear afterwards.
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23 Dec 2011   #10
Slammer

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks Brink What normally has to happen to classify people as normal members instead of new members?
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