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Old 02-08-2010, 08:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just did this because some of the new comers don't fully understand what's the difference.
Used a fellow member, who is quite cool and hope he doesn't get mad , it's censored anyways to protect his privacy .

You must have 40+ post to have an avatar.

The Green square is your profile picture.
The Red square is your avatar.

 

Not sure exactly which forum this goes in, but you can move it to the respectful area if necessary.
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It is real simple actually. Avatar is what you see on posts. Profile Picture is, wait for it.....what you see on your profile.
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It is real simple actually. Avatar is what you see on posts. Profile Picture is, wait for it.....what you see on your profile.
I know but people who now started don't really know, until they hit 40+ post, to have an avatar lol. Also part of my boredom since I once wondered this question .
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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http://www.techist.com/forums/f4/cha...ileges-200915/

The Sticky in the Announcement area. I think that answers the question about when they can use a custom avatar.

http://www.techist.com/forums/f4/cha...ssions-174146/

That topic is linked to right in our rules which has a link directly to that thread as well so new people should know this information as we have it readily available with just 2 click from our rules page.
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>_< I mean to distinguish the difference, because some people haven't set a Profile Pic...an when they view the profile, they only see the Avatar and maybe thought it's their Profile pic as well (without knowing the settings for it or explored).
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Some people just choose not to set a profile pic. It isnt like it is mandatory. Like everything in the user profile it is up to the member if they choose to set one or not.
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Yea I know lol, fiiiinnee =\. You can delete the thread if it's useless then .
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Its not useless. Thanks joel!

To tell you the truth it took me 6 months to figure out their were two images associated with my username when i was new here.

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It is real simple actually. Avatar is what you see on posts. Profile Picture is, wait for it.....what you see on your profile.
Huh? I'm confused...
Can you explain it again?
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Here is my Avatar that you see below my name on posts:



Here is my Profile Picture that you see on my profile page http://www.techist.com/forums/members/hefemeister/

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