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« Reply #40 on: January 26, 2012, 09:25:03 AM »
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guess I misread your comments on the triple forum

I didn't misread it, I was giving you an out. Go to the thread "Yamaha Vision not a triple but still looks cool" on 12/25/11 and refresh your memory.  :)
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« Reply #41 on: January 26, 2012, 09:56:45 AM »
roro, what is a "religious twat"?

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« Reply #42 on: January 26, 2012, 10:23:08 AM »
As for work-safe avatars, there is little more offensive to me than employees stealing from their employers by reading RoV when they should be working.  Is employee theft not part of this so called morality or decency that makes some of you gasp in horror when you see a perfectly formed chest.

It's not theft if I do it on my time (i.e. breaks and lunches). That's part of my agreement with my workplace (since I sit a computer pretty much all day programming).

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« Reply #43 on: January 26, 2012, 10:23:49 AM »
As for work-safe avatars, there is little more offensive to me than employees stealing from their employers by reading RoV when they should be working.  Is employee theft not part of this so called morality or decency that makes some of you gasp in horror when you see a perfectly formed chest.

I am an employee not a slave.  I conduct myself with the utmost professionalism, I always meet my deadlines and go above and beyond to ensure that my work is impeccable.  How I manage and spend my break time is entirely between me and my employer.
Rider1>No wonder, the Daytona has very sharp steering and aggressive geometry.  It's a very difficult bike for a new rider.
Rider2>Well it has different geometry now.

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« Reply #44 on: January 26, 2012, 11:56:29 AM »
On the subject of avatars, I tried to add one to my profile and all I got was a box with a red X in it. Could someone tell me what I did wrong? I think it might be that the file is too large but I don't know how to go about reducing the size.

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« Reply #45 on: January 26, 2012, 12:38:05 PM »
That could be it although I don't know what the size limitation is. I use an ancient version of Photo Studio that will resize but I think most photo editors will do the same. I think even "Paint" (on windows based computers) will work.

Are you uploading from your PC or using a linked pic from Photobucket or the like? When I upload to Photobucket, pictures are automatically reduced in size somewhat.

Mine is linked from Photobucket and is 640x480 and 73 kb if that helps.
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« Reply #46 on: January 26, 2012, 12:45:19 PM »
Mine is linked from Photobucket and is 640x480 and 73 kb if that helps.

I link mine from flickr.  Going with an outside link seems to be the best bet, and the most secure for the admin.  (Yes, I have seen sites that have had phishing pages put into the uploaded image directories. That was back when I was doing computer and network security.)

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« Reply #47 on: January 26, 2012, 02:52:42 PM »
i did, that's why it's in quotes.. ;)

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I didn't misread it, I was giving you an out. Go to the thread "Yamaha Vision not a triple but still looks cool" on 12/25/11 and refresh your memory.  :)

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« Reply #48 on: January 26, 2012, 04:27:51 PM »
Mine is linked from Photobucket and is 640x480 and 73 kb if that helps.

I link mine from flickr.  Going with an outside link seems to be the best bet, and the most secure for the admin.  (Yes, I have seen sites that have had phishing pages put into the uploaded image directories. That was back when I was doing computer and network security.)

Brian

Mine are in Picasa. I went to the picture, left clicked on it, clicked on "properties," then copied the address listed. Then I went to ROV profiles, clicked on "Have my own picture" and pasted the address in, then clicked "save" or "change profile." Then, when I look at the address box, the address has disappeared.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-eRvE7lDmV9I/TyHCSE6PzAI/AAAAAAAAGDk/XH3H40uIbpc/s128/IMG_2494.JPG
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« Reply #49 on: January 26, 2012, 04:30:43 PM »
As you can see from the link, the picture comes up if you click on it. For some reason it's deleted every time I try to paste it in the box.
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'73 Norton Interstate  Running
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« Reply #50 on: January 26, 2012, 05:02:09 PM »
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i did, that's why it's in quotes..

Are you certain you don't want to rethink this? I'm sure there's a reasonable explanation that doesn't include trying to throw me under the bus, right buddy?
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« Reply #51 on: January 26, 2012, 06:58:22 PM »
the reasonalble explanation is that i didn't read down further! lol

yup, I guess I BS'ed a little..   ;D ;D ;D  8) 8)

I hereby retract that and as penatence I will insult a Harley....
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« Reply #52 on: January 26, 2012, 10:26:39 PM »
Mine are in Picasa. I went to the picture, left clicked on it, clicked on "properties," then copied the address listed. Then I went to ROV profiles, clicked on "Have my own picture" and pasted the address in, then clicked "save" or "change profile." Then, when I look at the address box, the address has disappeared.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-eRvE7lDmV9I/TyHCSE6PzAI/AAAAAAAAGDk/XH3H40uIbpc/s128/IMG_2494.JPG

Either the link is too long for the database, or something along those lines is what I am thinking.

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« Reply #53 on: January 27, 2012, 04:48:03 AM »
Get rid of the s in "https://" and it will work fine
Rider1>No wonder, the Daytona has very sharp steering and aggressive geometry.  It's a very difficult bike for a new rider.
Rider2>Well it has different geometry now.

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« Reply #54 on: January 27, 2012, 11:43:05 AM »
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yup, I guess I BS'ed a little..

Apology accepted although I'm not sure how slamming another bike brand qualifies as "penatence".  :-\

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« Reply #55 on: January 27, 2012, 01:48:57 PM »
it doesn't, but it makes me feel better, lol
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« Reply #56 on: January 27, 2012, 03:00:51 PM »
Get rid of the s in "https://" and it will work fine
You're right. It worked like a charm.
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« Reply #57 on: January 27, 2012, 11:55:48 PM »
Who removed the avatars?

1. A computer glitch should have been a temporary thing and they would have been reloaded by now.
2. Can't be the moderator because we don't have any.
3. Some religious twat had itthem removed and he may be keeping them off because he's, well, a religious twat.
4. Some unknown factor I'm not aware of.
5. Regardless of how they were removed, only admin or the two owners could be keeping them off.

Roro, Iain, I would like to know if you can re-post your avatars? If not then I would think you guys have rethought your avatars or there is a new policy here that's not been spelled out for us. An inquiring mind wants to know. Don't take this as a threat but if we have to send troops to your island to find those missing girls, you may never see them again.    BDC

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« Reply #58 on: January 28, 2012, 12:07:38 AM »
Re-vision
If I put my Avatar back up  now I would surely burn in hell
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« Reply #59 on: January 28, 2012, 12:14:44 AM »
If I put my Avatar back up  now I would surely burn in hell

I doubt it, as far as I can tell, some people (including me) would be annoyed, but I don't have any reason to believe anyone would want to cause you harm.