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Can I have a 'remote' avatar?

Discussion in 'Site Technical Help & Feedback' started by jean-luc, May 3, 2016.

  1. jean-luc

    jean-luc of the starship enterprise Tulpamancy System Is a host

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    So on tulpa.info there is an option to take an avatar from a url and use that (different from the way this forum does it in that whatever url, once validated, is put in the actual <img> tags presented to users of the form). I (ab)used this and made an avatar that changed every reload, and I really like it.

    This one: (try reloading)
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    Would you allow me to do this? I see two ways of doing it:
    • An extremely awesome helpful amazing admin goes into their settings and sets the url just for me to https://jean-luc.org/pp/picard.png (if that's even possible)
    • Tick some option in the form settings for 'remote avatars' or similar
    • Give me permission to make a bot that automatically changes my avatar every minute or so. If I am allowed, is there an API that would make things easier?

    Pretty please?
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  2. Sake Loup

    Sake Loup Member Multiple System Is a host

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    XD omg that pic, how can anyone say no to that?
     
  3. Melian

    Melian The Girl from a Dream Median System Is a median facet

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    Jean-luc, you are amazing, someone needs to make this happen just for you my buddy!
     
  4. FallFamily

    FallFamily Forum Goddesses Administrator Moderator Plural System Mixed-Origin System

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    [Violet, member of Tri] My system can look into if it is possible and how it would be done. Still leaves deciding if to allow it (going to need input from other admins and mods), but best to know if it is possible first. The software is XenForo, which is different from the .info software. Will have to look.

    One of us will get back here at some point.
     
  5. FallFamily

    FallFamily Forum Goddesses Administrator Moderator Plural System Mixed-Origin System

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    [Violet, member of Tri] The current software only supports uploading avatars and using Gravatar. Would Gravatar work for what you are trying to do (I have never used it)?