Hello Kitty, Destroyer of Worlds (rahaeli) wrote in lj_userdoc,
Hello Kitty, Destroyer of Worlds
rahaeli
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Updated UPI FAQs

updated the UPI (userpics) faqs at asciident's request, seeing as how she's the admin of the support category and all that :)


--- old upi faqs Sat Oct 5 09:28:32 2002
+++ new upi faqs Sat Oct 5 09:28:34 2002
@@ -1,99 +1,93 @@
-How do I upload my user pictures?
+What are user pictures? How do I upload them?

-To upload your picture that will show up on your journal and beside your name in people's friends pages, just go to: http://www.livejournal.com/uploadpic.bml
+User pictures are icons or avatars used to represent yourself, your moods or feelings, your interests, etc. They are displayed in numerous locations on LiveJournal, including your userinfo page, your journal, the friends view of people who list you as a friend, comments, support requests, and the comments pages of your entries. In certain situations, you are given the option of selecting the user picture you'd like to use, rather than only displaying your default user picture.

-The picture must be a .GIF, .JPG, or .PNG.
+To upload your user pictures, go to: http://www.livejournal.com/uploadpic.bml

-Your file can be 100x100 pixels maximum and 40kb at the most.
-  
-The image file must be on your local computer, or be accessible via a URL.
+The picture must be a .GIF, .JPG, or .PNG. The actual picture can be no larger than 100x100 pixels, and the file size cannot be greater than 40kb. The image file must be on your local computer, or be accessible via a URL.

-After entering your username and password, hit the "Browse..." button beside the file box, and go find the image on your computer - or select the URL option and the type in the location of your image.
+After entering your username and password, click on the "Browse..." button beside the file box, and go find the image on your computer. Alternately, you can select the URL option and the type in the Internet location of your image. Submit the form, and your default picture will appear on your journal (as long as the journal style you have chosen supports user picture display), on your profile, and when you make a comment.

-Then submit the form and your default picture should now appear on your journal.
+If your paid status expires and you have more images currently stored on the server than your account type allows, they will remain there. Once you decide to upload a new picture, you will be required to delete pictures until you are at the correct number of pictures for your account type.

-If you do have more images currently stored on the server than your account type allows they will remain there, but once you decide to upload a new picture, you will be required to delete pictures until you are at the correct number of pictures for your account type.
+To set your default picture, enter keywords (http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=95), or delete your pictures, go to http://www.livejournal.com/editpics.bml .

-To set your default picture, enter keywords, or delete your pictures (http://www.livejournal.com/editpics.bml)
-
-To see all of your pictures, log in, and visit : http://www.livejournal.com/allpics.bml
+To see all of your pictures, log in and visit: http://www.livejournal.com/allpics.bml .


Why are there errors when I try to upload a user picture?

-All user pictures have a 100 pixel by 100 pixel image-size limit, and a 40 kb file-size limit. If your image exceeds either of those limits, LiveJournal will not upload the picture.
+All user pictures have a 100x100 pixel image-size limit, and a 40kb file-size limit. If your image exceeds either of those limits, LiveJournal will not allow you to upload the picture.
+
+Also, one of the more common problems that occurs is that the picture itself is in bitmap format (.BMP), but has been renamed to .GIF, .JPG, or .PNG format. You can try converting the picture to the proper file type, or you can contact one of the volunteers from the userpics community to see if they can help you (http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=99).
+

-Also, one of the more common problems that occur when people try to upload a picture, is that the picture itself is of a bitmap format (BMP), but has been renamed to .GIF, .JPG, or .PNG format. You can try renaming the picture with a proper file extension, or you can contact one of the volunteers from the userpics community, to see if they can help you. ( http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=99)
+Are there content restrictions for user pictures? Can my user pictures show anything I want?

+Your default user picture is viewable throughout the LiveJournal site, and unlike individual journals, it cannot be hidden. It is potentially available to anyone on the internet. Therefore, we require that your default user picture be considered decent and not contain anything too graphic. Because decency is tough to define, this is generally taken on a case by case basis. In general, this means no graphics depicting anything sexual or violent.

-Are there any restrictions on user pictures?
+Your other user pictures can be slightly more graphic, as long as you do not use them in journals where it would be considered inappropriate. This, too, is taken on a case-by-case basis. If you have any questions as to whether or not your user pictures are acceptable, please contact the Abuse Team by writing to abuse@livejournal.com .

-User pictures are viewable throughout the LiveJournal site, and unlike individual journals, they cannot be hidden. They are potentially available to anyone on the Internet. Therefore, we require that all user pictures be considered decent and not contain anything too graphic. Because decency is tough to define, this is generally taken on a case by case basis. In general, this means no graphics depicting anything sexual or violent.
+For more information on LiveJournal's standards of decency, see http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=112 .


Can anyone help me create or edit my user picture?

-There are several volunteers that will help you create or edit a userpic, and they have a community located at : http://www.livejournal.com/users/userpics/
+There are several volunteers that will help you create or edit a userpic, and they have a community located at: http://www.livejournal.com/users/userpics/

Please e-mail a volunteer for assistance:

-http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=andysocial
+http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=andysocial
http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=ayajulia
+http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=bethien
http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=estokes
-http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=luminere
-http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=roshi
-http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=serraph
-http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=toastmaster
-http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=tomoyo_chan
+http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=luminere
+http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=roshi
+http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=serraph
+http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=toastmaster

There are a few rules:

- You must include your username with all contact.

-- While the volunteers will do artsy/nude/erotic type images, don't send porn, please.
+- While the volunteers are willing to work on artsy/nude/erotic type images, don't send pornography, please.

-- If you don't tell us what you want, we can't give you what you want. Please don't ask us to do "whatever looks good" and then change your mind and list specific things you want. Give us that list of specifics first.
+- Be specific when requesting assistance. If you don't tell the volunteers what you want, they can't give you what you want. Please don't ask them to do "whatever looks good" and then change your mind and list specific things you want. Give that list of specifics first.

- Please don't email multiple volunteers with the same request.

- Please use email as your primary means of contact. Some volunteers are willing to work with userpics over instant messaging services but not all. Email and ask first, please.

-- You may ask for up to 3 userpics per request.
+- You may ask for up to 3 userpics per request. If you wish to have a lot of custom userpics made, please discuss this with the volunteer of your choice. Some volunteers are willing to do large batches of userpics, others are not, so email and ask first.

-- If you wish to have a lot of custom userpics made, please discuss this with the volunteer of your choice. Some volunteers are willing to do large batches of userpics, others are not, so email and ask first.
+Please also keep in mind, this is run by volunteers and people can be very busy -- it may take time to get to your request, so please be patient.

-Please also keep in mind, this is run by volunteers and people can be very busy - it may take a few days to get around to your pictures so please be patient.

+How do I post using a different user picture? What are keywords?

+You need to make sure that each user picture has a corresponding keyword, or else it won't be possible to use different userpics with each entry or comment. Make sure to log in and visit: http://www.livejournal.com/editpics.bml . From there, you can enter any set of words you'd like, such as "happy, laughing, smiles" or "friends at mall, October 2002."

-How do I post using a different userpic?
+To use a different user picture with each entry, you must be logged in, and choose the full mode update option (http://www.livejournal.com/update.bml?mode=full), then select the user picture from the drop-down menu titled "Picture to use." You can also use different user pictures when posting from a local client by setting the correct post options (if supported by the client).

-You need to make sure that each userpic has a corresponding keyword, otherwise its not possible to use different userpics with each entry/comment. Make sure to login and visit : http://www.livejournal.com/editpics.bml
-
-To use a different userpic with each entry, you need to choose the full mode update option ( http://www.livejournal.com/update.bml?mode=full), or by setting the correct post options in your local client (if supported).
-
-In order to choose a different userpic, you must be logged on when you post a comment or make an entry.
+In order to choose a different userpic with each comment, you must be logged in. When commenting, select the user picture from the drop-down menu titled "Picture to use."


How many user pictures can I have?

The number of pictures you're allowed to have at any one time depends on your account type.

-Free Accounts = 3 pictures
-Early Adopters = 6 pictures
-Paid Accounts = 10 pictures
-Permanent Accounts = 15 pictures
-
-If you currently have more user pictures stored on the server than is allowed for your account type they will remain there; when you want to add a new picture, however, you will be required to delete pictures in order to be at the correct number (make room for the new pictures).
+Free Accounts: 3 pictures
+Early Adopters: 6 pictures
+Paid Accounts: 10 pictures
+Permanent Accounts: 15 pictures

-Pictures may be uploaded at : http://www.livejournal.com/uploadpic.bml
+If your paid status expires and you have more images currently stored on the server than your account type allows, they will remain there. Once you decide to upload a new picture, you will be required to delete pictures until you are at the correct number of pictures for your account type (or make room for the new pictures).

-To set your default picture, enter keywords, or delete your pictures, visit : http://www.livejournal.com/editpics.bml
+For instructions on uploading your user pictures, visit: http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=1

-To see all of the pictures you have uploaded, login, and visit : http://www.livejournal.com/allpics.bml

-I no longer want a user picture on my journal, can I delete my pic(s)?
+I no longer want a user picture on my journal, can I delete my user picture(s)?

-Login, and visit : http://www.livejournal.com/editpics.bml
+Yes. Log in, and visit: http://www.livejournal.com/editpics.bml .

-Choose the delete box on the picture that you want to delete. Click on Save Changes and the picture should be deleted.
+Choose the delete box on the picture that you want to delete. Click on "Save Changes" and the picture will be deleted.
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