November 14, 2008
Avatars added for our supporting Nikonians
As we approach the milestone 150,000 member mark, a new avatar feature has been added for our Silver, Gold and Platinum members.
As we prepare for the celebrations to mark our Nikonians community reaching 150,000 members, our IT team has added the ability to have an avatar image besides all of your posts
This feature is now available to all our Silver, Gold and Platinum members
To use it, all you need to do is to go into your User Menu area and click on Avatar from the left hand side column menu to upload your image
Images have to be smaller than 150Kb and will be resized to 96x96 pixels if larger. We suggest you upload jpg files, already sized to 96x96 at 72 or 96ppi so quality doesn't deteriorate or distort when resizing it if larger.
Such a square 96x96 image, when compressed at 70% should not be larger than 10-15Kb, which would help for fast downloading of long threads.
During the preparation of this avatar feature, Team Moderator Hal Becker (HBB) noticed his Microsft Windows platform was delivering "a string of MSN 'secure area' messages" every time he went from one window within Nikonians to another.
He solved the problem by logging out of the Nikonians site, checking to make sure Nikonians.org is accepted for popups within MSN and logging back in again. He found that the secure area messages have disappeared.
Posted by flashdeadline at November 14, 2008 4:21 PM