Activating Custom Avatar

New Here ,
Apr 10, 2009 Apr 10, 2009

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Looking at my profile, I clicked on "Change Avatar" and uploaded my own photo.  Now I can see it on the selection menu (after all the cartoon characters) but I can't select it.  Above it it says "Pending."  Pending what?  How can I make it active?  It is the same picture but smaller (lower resolution) than my main profile picture.

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Enthusiast , Apr 10, 2009 Apr 10, 2009
pending review by a moderator. it usually takes from a couple hours to a day. it's a manual (human intervention) process... be patient.

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Enthusiast ,
Apr 10, 2009 Apr 10, 2009

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pending review by a moderator. it usually takes from a couple hours to a day. it's a manual (human intervention) process... be patient.

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Enthusiast ,
Apr 10, 2009 Apr 10, 2009

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i don't know why they don't review the profile pics as well as the avatars. i've already seen at least one example of a profile pic that's not safe for viewing at work...

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Advocate ,
Apr 10, 2009 Apr 10, 2009

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If anything, review those instead - if only because they show up much bigger, which might be awkward if you have supervisor-types looking over your shoulder. A teensy little avatar won't raise eyebrows so much, whatever it looks like. What's the worry, people are likely to use photos of their usually-hidden body parts or something? I really don't think so. Although we get some odd characters around here

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Enthusiast ,
Apr 10, 2009 Apr 10, 2009

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I reported one early this week in the spam thread dorothy. last i checked it was still there.

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Contributor ,
Apr 11, 2009 Apr 11, 2009

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dave milbut wrote:

I reported one early this week in the spam thread dorothy. last i checked it was still there.

Cross posted. Ya, we had John look at it and he said let it go. (For those that haven't seen it, it's a relatively nice photo of a woman in a wet tee-shirt... with an Adobe logo on it.) John is probably more easy-going then HR or the execs... they might feel it's inappropriate. John sees it more artistically then they would tho. I tend to agree with John. And it is a case of different strokes.

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Enthusiast ,
Apr 11, 2009 Apr 11, 2009

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DorothyK@Adobe wrote:

dave milbut wrote:

I reported one early this week in the spam thread dorothy. last i checked it was still there.

Cross posted. Ya, we had John look at it and he said let it go. (For those that haven't seen it, it's a relatively nice photo of a woman in a wet tee-shirt... with an Adobe logo on it.) John is probably more easy-going then HR or the execs... they might feel it's inappropriate. John sees it more artistically then they would tho. I tend to agree with John. And it is a case of different strokes.

fair enough...

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Enthusiast ,
Apr 11, 2009 Apr 11, 2009

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I don't know where you work, but i'd get fired for having that in my cube. i'd get in big trouble if the wrong person walked by and i was looking at someone's profile with that image in it...

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Contributor ,
Apr 11, 2009 Apr 11, 2009

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oh lookie dave, your posts aren't incrementing properly either! 

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Contributor ,
Apr 11, 2009 Apr 11, 2009

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this is a test post.  I think I might have figured it out ... if you make multiple posts in a row, the post count doesn't increase.  If someone posts after you, the count is then incremented.

goofy system. 

Bob, step away from the monitor ... 

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Apr 24, 2009 Apr 24, 2009

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But how, Dave? That is one of the things we could in the fair forums.

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Enthusiast ,
Apr 11, 2009 Apr 11, 2009

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Now come on, Dave.  No matter how long I look at the image I still find it disgusting.  Really.  And I've studied it quite a bit

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Explorer ,
Apr 23, 2009 Apr 23, 2009

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I see what you mean about the photo  – was originally reading the forums at work and had to scroll past fairly quickly.

Nice though the image is it doesn’t compensate for losing the old forum software .

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Contributor ,
Apr 11, 2009 Apr 11, 2009

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Agree with both Dave and Kath... and have added a request for a report abuse link for profile pictures as well. The users are quick enough on the button that I don't imagine they would let something they consider inappropriate live very long whether as an avatar or the profile pic (should have asked John if Adobe would allow him to print out and hang the one in his office there that I think Dave is talking about... bet the answer would be no).

Also know that it does not display on it's own after it's approved either, you need to go back and select it before it will show.

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New Here ,
Apr 11, 2009 Apr 11, 2009

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It would help if there was some explanation as to pending what? Like a footnote that says "pending moderator approval."

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Enthusiast ,
Apr 11, 2009 Apr 11, 2009

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Like a footnote that says "pending moderator approval."

agreed!

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New Here ,
Apr 11, 2009 Apr 11, 2009

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As you can tell, my avatar's "pending" status was removed, and I could activate it.

But I wouldn't have known that if I hadn't returned to the "change avatar" screen to check.

Some kind of e-mail notification that it had been approved, or better yet, automatically activating it, would have been preferred.

     -Rich

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Mentor ,
Apr 11, 2009 Apr 11, 2009

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With as nice a looking mug as you have I can't see why they had to run it through the virus detector.

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Enthusiast ,
Apr 11, 2009 Apr 11, 2009

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As you can tell, my avatar's "pending" status was removed, and I could activate it.

woo hoo! 🙂

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Engaged ,
Apr 23, 2009 Apr 23, 2009

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So in the general area of the vanity of adding one's mugshot as an avatar, is there a known problem with uploading a picture to a profile? I've tried on and off for the past couple of days (JPG, 200 x 280) and I just get put on hold with "waiting for forums.adobe.com" and nothing happens.

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Mentor ,
Apr 23, 2009 Apr 23, 2009

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Ken Grace wrote:

So in the general area of the vanity of adding one's mugshot as an avatar, is there a known problem with uploading a picture to a profile? I've tried on and off for the past couple of days (JPG, 200 x 280) and I just get put on hold with "waiting for forums.adobe.com" and nothing happens.

Adobe won't let you post an avaitar unless it fits the exact criteria. I went through the same situation myself. Finally I had to take a jpg file of myself and use: GraphicConverter to size it exactly to 280x280.

Then and only then would it allow it to be uploaded.  Then It has to be checked by Adobe for all types of nasties (virus, worms, trogans,malware). Once it is schecked usually with 2-3 days your allowed to choose it.

Funny thing is, If you upload a full size picture of the same image to you profile they don't do the same checking.

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Apr 23, 2009 Apr 23, 2009

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Engaged ,
Apr 23, 2009 Apr 23, 2009

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Sorry. I'm having trouble replying by email. This is the fourth post today that's gone blank. I raised a topic here and got your reply by email, responded to that and it arrived OK. But as you can see, it ain't all perfect yet.

What that message said was

It's not the avatar I'm having a problem with. Did that as I expect you can see.

What I can't upload is a profile picture.

k

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Participant ,
Apr 23, 2009 Apr 23, 2009

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Are you using a supported format and meeting the size restrictions ?

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Engaged ,
Apr 23, 2009 Apr 23, 2009

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It's a JPG, 200 x 280.

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