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How to link my avatar to Linux Mint Forums from external source? 2018 edition

Post by Spice » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:34 pm

I was discouraged to resurrect a previous thread more than 6 months old; but basically I have the same question which has been asked here before a few times. The current layout of the forum interface does not seem to provide me with a solution. See: ucp.php?i=ucp_profile&mode=avatar

I understand I have to link an external source for my avatar link. But on the above link, I see no place to insert the external URL with my avatar link. Am I missing something?

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Re: How to link my avatar to Linux Mint Forums from external source? 2018 edition

Post by Schultz » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:39 pm

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Re: How to link my avatar to Linux Mint Forums from external source? 2018 edition

Post by Spice » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:05 pm

Ah! Avatar type: Remote avatar

Somehow I've missed this. Thank you button? Is it not present here?

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Re: How to link my avatar to Linux Mint Forums from external source? 2018 edition

Post by Moem » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:00 am

Spice wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:05 pm
Thank you button? Is it not present here?
It's a verbal button; you operate it by posting 'Thank you!' :wink:

It's also customary to mark the topic as solved by editing the first post and adding [SOLVED] to the title.
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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Re: How to link my avatar to Linux Mint Forums from external source? 2018 edition

Post by Spice » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:52 am

Moem wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:00 am
It's also customary to mark the topic as solved by editing the first post and adding [SOLVED] to the title.
Okay. I've checked this... viewtopic.php?t=239162

And again, unless it's a verbal [SOLVED}, then I didn't find the [SOLVED] button to add, which is actually, customary on most modern forums other than phpBB.

Adding a verbal [SOLVED] doesn't work actually on topics where I made sure to use all the characters available for the original title. Like here: viewtopic.php?p=1453801

For the true solution, check here: viewtopic.php?f=58&t=231767

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Re: How to link my avatar to Linux Mint Forums from external source? 2018 edition

Post by Moem » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:01 am

Spice wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:52 am
Adding a verbal [SOLVED] doesn't work actually on topics where I made sure to use all the characters available for the original title. Like here: viewtopic.php?p=1453801
Then maybe don't be as wordy?

You could suggest your personal idea of a 'true solution' to the admins, sure. I'm not sure they'd be willing to do the work to move to a whole new platform just because you like it better. So if you can give compelling arguments, that might help.
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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