1. Mangoo-the-Monkey

    Mangoo-the-Monkey New Member

    Apr 21, 2011
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    Another clueless new person wondering around like a lost puppy

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mangoo-the-Monkey, Apr 21, 2011.

    yey, in the title, thats me!;)

    I have a question, how do you upload an avatar
  2. funkybassmannick

    funkybassmannick New Member

    Mar 22, 2011
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    Chicago, IL

    Click on "Quick Links" above, and then "edit your details."
  3. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI
  4. Eunoia

    Eunoia Contributor Contributor

    Mar 8, 2010
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    Welcome. :)
  5. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Mangoo, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    Creating, removing, or changing your avatar can be done from your User Control Panel. Click the UserCP link near the top of every page.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop before you post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here. It is worth taking the time to see what other people have done to improve their writing, and see if some of it applies to your writing as well. That is part of why we require members to review other members' work before posting their own for review. On the other hand, there are no restrictions, other than content and copyright rules, on showcasing your work in your member blog.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Word Games, or the Writing Workshop, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well, and be sure to read through the forum rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Writing Workshop, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize constructive critique as a vital writing skill. Training your eye by reviewing other people's work helps you improve your own writing even before you present it for others to see. Therefore, we ask members to review other people's writing before posting work of their own. We also impose a two-week waiting period before you may post writing for critique, to give you time to become familiar with what is expected and how the site operates. The Writing Workshop forums on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work (and on that note, please only post each item for review in one Writing Workshop forum). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    And while you're looking around, don't forget to check out the RPG forum for improvisational fiction. Also try our Weekly Short Story Contest and Weekly Poetry Contest. They actually run more than one week apiece, but any member may enter, and all members are urged to vote for their favorites.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
  6. Jayyy1014

    Jayyy1014 Jerrica Contributor

    Apr 9, 2011
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    Hello and welcome to the Writing Forums! :)
  7. yachtparty

    yachtparty New Member

    Apr 24, 2011
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    I was also having trouble loading an avatar. Found these instructions useful. They should probably make it a sticky.

    1) Test fit the wing tube into each wing half.
    The brace should slide in easily up to the
    centreline that you drew.If not, use 220 grit
    sandpaper with a sanding block and sand
    down the edges and ends of the brace until it
    fits properly.

    2) Remove the brace when satisfied with
    its fit ineach wing half. Coat both sides of one
    half of the dihedral brace with 30 minute epoxy.
    Next, pour some epoxy into the dihedral box in
    one wing panel. Make sure you cover the top
    and bottom as well as the sides of the dihedral
    brace. Use enough epoxy to fill any gaps.
    Carefully slide the two wing halves together
    and firmly press them together, allowing the
    excess epoxy to run out. There should not be
    any gap in the wing halves. Use rubbing
    alcohol and a paper tower to clean up any
    excess epoxy.
    Apply masking tape at the wing join to hold
    the wing halves together securely.

    3) Peel off the backing from the self adhe-
    sive covering strip. Apply the strip to the centre
    section of the wing starting from the bottom
    trailing edge. Wrap the strip all the way around
    the wing until it meets the trailing edge again.
    Trim off any excess strip.

    4. Once the epoxy has cured, trial fit
    both wing halves together. The centre ribs
    should fit together flush with no gaps. If gaps do
    exist, use 220 grit sandpaper and sand down
    the high spots on the root ribs and the wing
    joiner until a proper fit is achieved. The correct
    amount of dihedral is ready-built into the wings.
    With one wing half laid flat on the table, the
    other wing tip should be off the table surface.
    If this needs to be adjusted, you may do so by
    sanding small amounts from the centre ribs or
    dihedral brace.

    5. Carefully apply masking tape around
    the top and bottom edge of the root rib of each
    wing half to protect them from damage caused
    by epoxy.

    6. Mix a generous amount of 30 minute
    epoxy. Coat the exposed half of the dihedral
    brace, and the remaining wing joiner box and
    both root ribs with epoxy. Slide the two wing
    halves together and carefully align them at the
    leading and trailing edges. Wipe away any
    excess epoxy using paper towels. Use mask-
    ing tape wrapped around the centre section to
    hold the halves in place until the epoxy cures.

    7. When the epoxy has cured, carefully
    remove the masking tape from the wing.

    I gave up around step 4

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