Custom Avatar Day - July 30 - Uploads Closed, see post #2 for info

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  1. Lucario EX

    Lucario EX Moderator<br>Fanfic Contest Host

    Custom Avatar Day is finally approaching! Users will be able to upload a custom avatar from July 30, 7am, until July 31, 7am. New members will not be able to upload a custom avatar, as well as members who have 30 or more infraction points in the last 6 months, or who have misused the custom avatar privilege previously.

    Remember, avatars must be clearly Pokemon related, avatars must be 80x80 or smaller, photographic images of people will generally not be allowed, and lettering will generally not be allowed. Avatars should not be tasteless or distracting.

    Lettering may be permitted in the case of your screen name, but you are advised to play it safe and leave the text in your signature.

    Avatars will not be grandfathered in, so if you have an existing custom avatar in violation of the new rules, back it up and change it.

    There will be a contest for most artistic avatar, and for best TCG related avatar. Both winners will receive two PokeGym dice each. More info on this should be revealed later.
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2008
  2. bulbasnore

    bulbasnore Administrator Staff Member Trader Feedback Mod

    For more information on what type of Avatar is permitted, please see the FAQ entry for Custom Avatars. In general, looking for loopholes will get the avatar deleted on August 1 & 2, when all the non-compliant old and new avatars will be cleaned up, so -- make it look good & make it Pokémon.

    Most artistic avatar as voted by staff gets 2 PokeGym dice & best Pokémon TCG related avatar as voted by senior staff gets 2 PokeGym dice. These awards will be posted before Worlds.

    Avatar upload will end between 8:30-10am PDT on 7/31 to make up for the late opening today.

    Deletions of avatars that don't meet the FAQ guidelines will take place 8/1-2--this includes OLD Avatars that don't meet the standard!.

    Voting on the contest 8/3-4 & winner announcements 8/5.

    Make is look good & make it Pokémon themed! Oh, and read the FAQ... see link above. Oh, wait, here it is in the thread:
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2008
  3. Prime

    Prime Content Developer<br>Blog Admin<br>Contest Host

    Yay! Avatar day! Looking forward to it.
  4. ilikegengar

    ilikegengar Member

    Thanks for the advanced notice. I guess I need to change my avatar since it's a photo.??
  5. Big Daddy Snorlax

    Big Daddy Snorlax Administrator

    Well, it is a photo of a Pokemon ... sort of. :biggrin:

  6. Vengence Dragon

    Vengence Dragon New Member

    how old a member do you have to be to upload a custom avatar?

    it doesn't say that in the guidelines
  7. G-Dog4377

    G-Dog4377 New Member

    I hope I am not totally putting this in the wrong place, but when you say best tcg avatar and artistic avatar for the contest, the tcg one would be simply a picture of a card, like the Blastoise one already available, and the artistic one would be something you've drawn up yourself, like the Holon Mentor one already available, right? And are you only allowed to upload one?
  8. EeveeLover

    EeveeLover Member Services Administrator

    Not sure on the first part of your question, but I will tackle the second part.

    I would think that you can only upload one, as you can only have one avatar at a time. So, my advice is to upload one, make sure you really like it, and change it if needed.

    If it gets deleted for some reason, you will have to wait until custom day comes again to redo it.
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2008
  9. toxictaipan

    toxictaipan New Member

    I know just the perfect thing! I'm gonna cross my Favorite Card Game with my Favorite Video Game!

    If Pikachu is holding a Guitar, will he get through the filter?
  10. bugsbite

    bugsbite New Member

    Thanks for having the day. That doesn't give us much time prior to the day to come up with one. Is it possible to delay the date for a week or so for us slow creators of art.
  11. Mew*

    Mew* Active Member

    YES!!! Thanks for taking the time to do this.
  12. EeveeLover

    EeveeLover Member Services Administrator

    Well, it was announced way back on July 11th, here:

    So, I don't see it being delayed.
  13. Ryu99

    Ryu99 New Member

    yay i made one that fits
    me 1 laptop 0
  14. bulbasnore

    bulbasnore Administrator Staff Member Trader Feedback Mod

    TCG related is art from or about the cards. Pika guitar hero would be fine, provided 1) it looks good and 2) it still looks like Pika and not the guy with horns or whatever. You've got 80x80, so its hard to get too much detail in that spot.
  15. Sandslash7

    Sandslash7 <a href="

    So the avatar must clearly be Pokemon Related?

    Snap. So no more Stargate Atlantis for me.... :(

    Alright, well, I'll need to find some sort of cool avatar for myself then....
  16. toxictaipan

    toxictaipan New Member

    Good, but how'd you guess Guitar Hero? It could have been rock band (eeww).

    So I have some more questions, what type of images are allowed and if my image is too big, will I be able to shrink it and try again, or will it just get deleted and I have to wait till next time?

    I think it looks pretty good. You can tell it's Pikachu and you can tell it's a Guitar Hero Guitar. The Guitar isn't Crystal Clear though. Oh well, I hope you guys like it!
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2008
  17. Kabutops141

    Kabutops141 New Member

    2 Questions. 1) How long do you have to be on the Gym to get one? It dosen't say. 2) Wheere will I find some good avis that are the right size?

  18. homeofmew

    homeofmew Active Member

    hoprfully my 100 points don't cont to the 30.
    (since it was reversed)
  19. Scipio

    Scipio New Member

    Soo.......7 AM which time exactly? Just so I know if I can have a shot at it too, because I'll be gone tomorrow from 3 PM Dutch time...would bite a bit if I didn't get to upload my thingy >.<
  20. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    What type of images? Pokemon related. We're being vague on purpose. The idea is not to limit people more than we have to. We only putting limits on because of some members' abuses of images, catching us on stuff us old farts aren't "hep to". Everybody be sure to thank them! :thumb::nonono:

    If it's too big, the system won't let you download it. Most graphic programs allow for resizing of images.
    Worst case you'd have to clip it.

    Best artwork is for original artwork.
    Best TCG related is a more general category. It's vague on purpose. Stun us.
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