Hey Everyone,

There has been some confusion regarding personal avatars and profile photos. In a nutshell, a personal avatar is the small image that appears next to your username when you post to a thread, as well as in the New Forum Posts box on the right-hand side of the page. Your profile photo is what other Self-Storage Talk members can see only when they visit your profile page. These are both optional selections that you can control from within your preferred Settings.

While we ask that you please use some decorum and discretion in your image selection, your avatar and profile pics can be something you identify with or choose to represent you. We have many members who have selected actual photos of themselves, while others choose humor, pets, sports, their self-storage facility, etc. There are some limitations on image size and dimensions. Please see the directions below for adding, deleting or changing your avatar or profile image.

Avatar
  • To add an avatar, select "Settings" from the links that appear under your username at the top of the homepage.
  • Once you are in your Settings, select the "Edit Avatar" link under "My Settings" on the lefthand side of the page.
  • Select "Use Custom Avatar." I recommend using Option 2, uploading an image directly from your computer, rather than linking to a pic from another website. Click on the "Browse" button to locate the image you would like to use.
  • The maximum avatar image size is 80 x 80 pixels or 19.5 KB, whichever is smaller. I recommend cropping and sizing your image prior to uploading it.


Profile Picture
  • To add an image to your profile page, select "Settings" from the links that appear under your username at the top of the homepage.
  • Once you are in your Settings, select the "Edit Profile Picture" link under "My Settings" on the lefthand side of the page.
  • I recommend using Option 2, uploading an image directly from your computer, under "Use Custom Profile Picture," rather than linking to a pic from another website. Click on the "Browse" button to locate the image you would like to use.
  • The maximum profile image size is 100 x 100 pixels or 64 KB, whichever is smaller. I recommend cropping and sizing your image prior to uploading it.


It's that easy! Please feel free to post any additional tips regarding profile pics and avatars below.

For some addtional tips on posting others types of photos and images, please visit this thread.