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  1. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 11 years ago
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    I am glad you asked!

    Got your face smiling back at you on the forums by accident?

    We did not add the photo. It's a Gravatar image. At some point you added the photo to a Gravatar account. It will appear automatically on many websites if you register for those websites with the same email address.

    It's easy to remove your photo from our site either by changing your Gravatar account or your settings here.

    To remove your existing Gravatar from the site, go to your profile and change your email address (you can always start a new one on gmail for this purpose; however, you must have a working email address associated with your account).

    Or, you can go to Gravatar's site and change the Gravatar associated with your email address.

    Lots of people have a gmail or yahoo account for Bedbugger (or anonymous websites) and then another for their other activities where they want their photo seen. You can associate a photo on Gravatar with the anonymous account, or not.

    How to add a photo:

    You can go here:
    http://en.gravatar.com/

    Click "sign up now!"

    and get a "Gravatar."

    Important:

    1/ Your new gravatar will be associated with your email address. Your Gravatar MUST be linked to the email address you used to sign up for this website.

    2/ Your gravatar may appear on other websites which you sign up for with the same email address, if they use software which allows Gravatars to show. In other words, if you pick something you associate with bed bugs, and yet use the same email to comment on a blog about banking, your buggy photo may appear there too.

    3/ I have no association with the Gravatar folks, though Automatic is a reliable outfit. If you have questions, look on their site.

    4/ This blog accepts G-rated Gravatars only.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    I knew this was coming when I seen the little silhouette by our handle. Jeeze, Nobugs..aren't you busy enough? (joking)

  3. Nobugsonme

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    Well, this one did not mean any extra work. (Shhh! Don't tell everyone that!)

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    Here is an image of Scoobie MD.

    Scoobie is trained for environmental investigations

  5. Nobugsonme

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    Cute!

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    Just seeing if my pix will show up when I post a comment. Its a pix of my puppy! It didn't work so I edited this post!! How do you get the pix to show on the site?

  7. Nobugsonme

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    There is a brief delay when you first sign up, Angie, maybe ten minutes or so. but I see your photo now.

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    Yeah, I used the same email for a Harry Potter site, that's why the Harry Potter avatar. Yes, I admit it--I'm a big Harry Potter fan....

  9. Nobugsonme

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    buggy,

    I am too.

    Bed bugs even feature in one of them, though I can no longer remember which book (posted it here somewhere!)

  10. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 11 years ago
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    For those who joined recently...

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    I'm a bit confused. At first I thought that I was using images that were too big because the Gravatar site kept wanting me to "Crop and Finish" all my larger images where the site would extract a small portion from the middle of my larger image and preview the small center of my image as my gravatar. However, I saved a small image to my computer from a google search which wasn't too much larger than Nobugsonme's 48 x 48 pixels gravatar and the Gravatar site expanded my smaller image about 10 times in size and still extracted the middle of that image as the preview for my smaller size gravatar.

  12. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 11 years ago
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    death2allbbs,

    It's been a while since I did this, but I think you need a larger image that you can select a small square from.

    If you want, you can contact gravatar's support:

    http://en.gravatar.com/site/faq/

    The website says:

    Send an e-mail to support at gravatar dot com

    Or maybe someone here will have better advice.

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    Posted 11 years ago
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    Cool, I've always wondered how everyone does it.

    Let's see if this worked...

  14. death2allbbs

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    Posted 11 years ago
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    Okay, it took long enough, but I finally figuredit out.

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    Or maybe not.

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    Maybe itchy can advise since she did it most recently?

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    Nobugsonme - 7 minutes ago  » 
    Maybe itchy can advise since she did it most recently?

    I hope so. But the Gravatar site is showing the gravatar that I created, but it's just not showing up on this forum.

  18. Nobugsonme

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    Are you sure you used the same email address to join here and gravatar?

    (The site only accepts G rated gravatars--I doubt that's an issue, but maybe.)

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    Nobugsonme - 1 minute ago  » 
    Are you sure you used the same email address to join here and gravatar?
    (The site only accepts G rated gravatars--I doubt that's an issue, but maybe.)

    Yes and No. Unless my image of Gina Lollobrigida in a bathing suit isn't G rated. ...Just kidding.

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    Posted 11 years ago
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    test

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    Alright now. That's more like it. Also, spideyjg, if you don't mind me asking, what is your gravatar a picture of?

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    It is one of the US species of Running Crab Spiders from the family Thanatus.

    A type of Thanatus (Flavidus Simon in Greece) is the spider that according to research is a voracious BB eater.

    Thanatus look kinda like wolves but have that catseye on the abdomen and the eyes are different.

    Jim

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    spideyjg - 43 minutes ago  » 
    It is one of the US species of Running Crab Spiders from the family Thanatus.
    A type of Thanatus (Flavidus Simon in Greece) is the spider that according to research is a voracious BB eater.
    Thanatus look kinda like wolves but have that catseye on the abdomen and the eyes are different.
    Jim

    I found the site where I believe that you got the picture from:

    http://www.pbase.com/tmurray74/running_crab_spiders_philodromidae

    and saw what I believe is another angle of this spider:

    http://k43.pbase.com/g5/50/567150/2/67632682.8ztbJiO5.jpg

    And that's one wicked looking spider. Too bad it wouldn't be practical to have one of them in your home.

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    death2allbbs - 4 hours ago  » 

    And that's one wicked looking spider. Too bad it wouldn't be practical to have one of them in your home.

    See this thread for deets....

    http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/interesting-read-from-1934

    They are commonly found indoors. If you have BBs you really should let any roaming predatory spider wander at will. Most people kill spiders on sight but with BBS you can learn to cope with them since they are allies.

    Jim

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    Those are some kick-a$$ gravatars, people.

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    This one is for the supreme beings of PCO's on this forum, and you know who you are. What, in your opinion, are the most effective chemicals/treaments/# of treatments that professional PCO's should use.

    I'm an afflicted victim, with my second treatment coming up on Monday. The PCO is seeming to use sterifab and a residual 2 week spray. The final treatment will feature a 3 month residual. It's hard to isolate things in a studio, my kitchen, bath, everything is infested. I can't even grok how this happened in front of my eyes without me getting it. I didn't even know there was such a thing.

    I own my studio condo in Portland Oregon and selected a company called Halt which seems to specialize in these beasts. However, and my peers on this board will probably agree, getting a local recommendation can be difficult as folks don't want to share the news. KQ, Nobome, anyone else with a high success record. How do you do it?

    Finding a positive. I had to, and it wasn't easy. What could I take away that was positive from this living nightmare. (you know, sleeping in your bed to draw them out over the poisen, ready to be the first course, all night long). Yuk, right!

    It has forced me to focus on me, me, me. It's changed me. For the worse and better. I'm easily amused, and don't necessarily need anyone else to make that happen. It's been a not funny month or two. But you made me laugh tonight, someone mentioned lint. Yes, lint on legs, right? I have become totally OCD about lint, moles, you know, don't you. Will we ever recover from our fear of lint. That made me laugh. THANK YOU. This is so sad. Would someone reassure me these can be eradicated from one's home. (even if it's not true, tell me it is)

    Superfood in Portland

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    hoo2677,

    PLEASE copy your post above (you can click edit and then copy) then go to the main forums page: http://bedbugger.com/forum and click "Add New" to make a NEW thread.

    It will help you get more responses, and keep this thread focused on the topic it covers.

    Thanks!

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    IMPORTANT: Removing, changing, fixing a photo

    Just a reminder, everyone: we do not host the gravatar photos. You put them up on another website: http://en.gravatar.com/

    If you need to remove, change, or fix the photo, you need to do that yourself.

    If you have lost your Gravatar login, please go to the Gravatar login page and select the "Forgot your password?" link.

    Thank you!

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    Can we have the pic a little bigger? Mine is not clear so there is no point of trying since you can't make it out. It's a picture of a fire breathing dragon roasting bed bugs over the NY city ski line ...lol kidding.. But can they be a bit larger?

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    skyline that is*

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    Hi KQ,

    The boxes are pretty much a standard size, I think. I suggest resizing your photo and then uploading it to Gravatar again. Or provide more of the photo and then "crop" the part you want (again on Gravatar). You might have to play around a bit.

    If re-sizing the square is an option in future, I will definitely do it.

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    For those who do not like the new blue icons... bumping this up.

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    Thank you for this post, I just about began my existance on this site with a clear image of my face. I was scared last time I commented on another board and saw my face there, undeletable, didn't know I had a gravatar but it seems that if you have wordpress account it automatically takes your user pic from there.

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    HI marigold,

    Yes, it's kind of annoying.

    But if you DID accidentally "show your face" in this way, I think all you'd need to do is go into your wordpress (or Gravatar) account associated with the email address used on this site, and delete or change the photo. I am not saying that totally solves the issue, but it's not a case of the photo being undeletable. I it will change here if it is changed at source.

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    Oh sorry I wasn't clear. On the other forum I wasn't logged in but had used my email address so it showed my face. I didn't know about Gravatar so I couldn't figure out how to fix it and I couldn't delete my post. It was really emabarassing but I probably just fixed it right now, months later

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    Hi marigold,

    I get that this would be really stressful. (I have had surprises of my own on other sites.)

    If you or others feel the gravatar system is a bad idea on Bedbugger, I will consider disabling it. This site should be a comfortable place for people who do not want their names or faces displayed!

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    testing the new gravatar....

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    Looks good, Action K9!

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    I changed the gravatar associated with my email address, but it still isn't changing here.

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    Hi kirads,

    It looks like you do not have a gravatar now.

    If you have set one up, double check the email listed in your profile (click "view your profile" in the sidebar at right). Also check to make sure your gravatar is rated "G" on the gravatar site.

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    Yay it worked! I had it set at a PG instead of a G rating.

    Yep, it is Ripley from Aliens.

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    Great, kirads. Glad it is working now.

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    How do I get a cool name next to my picture?

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    So images are only uploadable from Gravatar and the limit is 48x48?

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    nycyn - 2 hours ago  » 
    So images are only uploadable from Gravatar and the limit is 48x48?

    I think you do not actually have to upload them -- Gravatar probably also accepts URLS. But yes, they're coordinated by Gravatar. And will follow you: if you use the same email address to post to other forums and blogs, your Gravatar will show there.

    Which is why we get people surprised to see their own faces showing here with their anonymous usernames, or surprised to see their bed bug avatar on a "normal" forum or blog.

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    Are there no other option in image hosting services such as photobucket or other? Hosts that don't automatically upload your avatar everywhere you go? Is it a financial thing or a "juice" thing?

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    HI nycyn,

    There are ways to allow people to upload avatars but I don't want to have to moderate photos at this time (even a small number of troublemakers makes life difficult).

    There are currently no other ways using this software to allow offsite hosting of avatars besides Gravatar which I am comfortable with (the one plugin option is outdated and may cause other problems). If one becomes available then I will definitely look into it as I know this would be preferable.


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