2: If the file link you provide in the form is incorrect it will not be active. Nothing we can do about that. No point emailing us as we will have no idea where your avatar pick is and will not be able to assist. We can not fix broken or external linking.
3: All avatars approved will show up in the box in your Profile. It is not automatically displayed. You will need to select the avatar you want.
4: Ensure your avatar is uploaded to the net and not on a local computer. You can put it in the "My Files" section on Sportsfish.
5: Emailing and having a go at us WILL not help. All we do is check the subject of the avatar to ensure it is appropriate to be displayed and hit a approve or delete button.
So in short ensure your links are correct; do not link from your local computer; keep the file size of the image down, 96 pixels by 96 pixels is ideal; check your profile box to ensure it is available for you to select and use and where possible use the "my Files" section in your profile to unload your pic to, it makes life so much easier for all.
I have a new add-on for the Avatars if you want me to install it. It will allow users to crop their own images and submit them, the only issue is that the users may put inappropriate images online as they get approved straight away.
Would you like me to add it to the site? You can look at VN and check your profile there to see how it works.
To use this feature, you need to logon to your profile and then you will see a linke that says: Create an Avatar
Once you click, it will again ask for your username and password (security feature) and then it will ask for the image and you select the part of the image you want to display, simply by dragging the little boxes to suite. I would recommend that you try to keep the image square as the software resizes the image to 96 X 96 pixels. You are then done when you submit it. I just did it with the Avatar with my posts.
Takes a lot of the guess work out. Images can not be bigger than 200kb or it will error out and you will have to do it again. The final size of the Avatar will be 4Kb. Only a few sites now have this feature, so please do not abuse your priv' to have it here.