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Gordon Adams
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Been with BGG for over six months and I am still wondering what you have to do to earn GG because all I want is an avatar and it seems that one needs 30GG to get one. Am I right ?

Is there any other way of buying an avatar ? At the rate I am going, I will be forever avatar-less !

Please do say that there is another way of obtaining/buying an avie....I feel naked

Thanks in advance.
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I uploaded a bunch of photos (and took care to be sure they weren't repeats). Here's a good thread with lots of tips:

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/321739
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This has been asked quite a bit ... you actually have quite a few options for getting

Contributing $$ to keep the site going - a $15 donation gets you 15 and a nifty badge....


Hmmm - actually just checked your profile and you seem to have already bought an avatar...

Enjoy choosing and uploading one!

EDIT: seeing as I started the list, I may as well finish in case anyone else comes in looking for the same answer.

1) Contributing cash to BGG
2) Contributing content to BGG
3) Geek Modding
4) GG auctions
5) Participating in special projects such as Folding at Home
6) and even more ways I can't think of right now....

See this Excellent thread for all sorts of answers.
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I am also hosting an avatar lottery
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/47031
1gg entry and you will have a 1/25 chance of getting a free avatar.
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Gordon,

The fastest way costs you $5. Go to the BGG Bazaar under "auctions" here:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekauction.php3?action=create

List the item as "$5 - paypal." List the purchase price as 60GG (the current exchange is $1 for 12 GG). That will buy you an Avatar and three microbadges with some change to spare.

Lots of users have more GG than they know what to do with. Cash auctions put it to use.
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Gordon,

Might want to re-visit some of the other threads you've started over the past few months. Lots of suggestions left for you.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/444213
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/442552
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/437733
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/427434

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Llama Herder wrote:
Gordon,

Might want to re-visit some of the other threads you've started over the past few months. Lots of suggestions left for you.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/444213
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/442552
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/437733
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/427434
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Yes, I am sorry about the number of times I asked the same question and I apologize, but each time I try to upload an avie it turns up in my image file and I do not know how to make it as an avie.

Last time I tried, it said: "You do not have enough GG".

Ok, I will not ask again.....I will sort it out somehow.

Thanks to all who answered my post.

Regards.
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elfrododumbo wrote:

Been with BGG for over six months and I am still wondering what you have to do to earn GG because all I want is an avatar and it seems that one needs 30GG to get one. Am I right ?

Is there any other way of buying an avatar ? At the rate I am going, I will be forever avatar-less !

Please do say that there is another way of obtaining/buying an avie....I feel naked

Thanks in advance.
You've spent the gg on 2009-06-10 19:23:01. You just need to go to your profile and pick [Edit Avatar]
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elfrododumbo wrote:

Yes, I am sorry about the number of times I asked the same question and I apologize, but each time I try to upload an avie it turns up in my image file and I do not know how to make it as an avie.

Last time I tried, it said: "You do not have enough GG".

Ok, I will not ask again.....I will sort it out somehow.

Thanks to all who answered my post.

Regards.


So you do have an avatar you are just having problems showing it!

You are using upload an image, so it is becoming an image file.

1. Go to your Profile
2. beside your name on the top left column click {edit avatar}
3. Now upload your .jpg or .gif
4. Voila you have an avatar!!!

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elfrododumbo wrote:

Yes, I am sorry about the number of times I asked the same question and I apologize, but each time I try to upload an avie it turns up in my image file and I do not know how to make it as an avie.

Last time I tried, it said: "You do not have enough GG".

Ok, I will not ask again.....I will sort it out somehow.
If you are having technical difficulties getting an avatar loaded, we're happy to help. Give it another go and if you still get an error message, report back what it was and what broswer and operating system you are using.

Last resort, you could either get an admin to help, or work with someone you trust to login as you and then upload it for you.
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We were misunderstanding your question. You've now bought an avatar, but you need to upload it. As described above, the process is different from other images: My Geek (hard to see at the top in Geekdo), Profile, Edit Avatar,

One thing to beware is, "Avatars can be animated or still and have a size limit of 64 x 64 pixels, images larger than this are resized. Avatar files must take up no more than 100kb." Since many images are over 100KB, you may have to resize the image yourself.
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Also, if you need help getting an image to 64x64, speak up. Let us know what your interested in.
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Gordon,

I apologize for pointing out your previous posts - it looked as if you might be surreptitiously begging for GG.

You did pay for the avatar, just need to get one uploaded to the site. Give us a reply when you get it finished so I can see what you picked out!

I just got my avatar yesterday and am not really sure what I want, so for now it's a happy goat. blush

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