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Monday, September 28, 2009

Show Us Who You Are-- Get an Avatar!

If you have not already chosen a unique avatar to represent your individual personality on the blog, we would like to encourage you to do so! Having an avatar is a great identifier and is a fun and helpful way to interact in online communities. There are many websites that offer hundreds of avatars for free downloads, or you can use an actual photograph of yourself like moo and I do ; ). Any image that you like or feel characterizes something about you works well. Just keep in mind that you do tend to become associated with the picture you choose to project, so choose carefully!

A site that seems to have a good selection for either download or ideas, is http://www.koolavatar.com/view.php?id=9. You can also try googling "free avatars" and come up with a dozen more to check out. Please be careful not to choose something that could be offensive to others.

Steps to Upload an Avatar to your Disqus profile:
1). Click on the picture next to your name at the top left of the comment box to access your Disqus profile.
2). Click on the "My Settings" tab.
3). Select "Avatar Picture" on the left-hand sidebar
4) Select one of the options for uploading a new picture. If selecting "Upload a new picture from your computer," then click on "Choose File" and locate where the picture is on your computer and double-click on it. If selecting "Upload a new picture from the web," enter the URL in the blank provided.
5). Once accomplished, be sure to click on "Save Settings" at the bottom.
6) That's it!

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