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IMAGES ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

Welcome, one and all, to my help thread. Each week, we find a handful of users with excuses of why they didn't put up a reference image. Well, I'm here to hopefully help with that problem. If you spot someone in the arenas who has an excuse, please feel free to link them my thread~

Please follow Gaia's ToS and the overall forum rules.

I will be featuring three browsers, the three most commonly used ones, and the three I have access to: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. I have a few reserved spaces, so if someone would like to feature a browser not listed, I can arrange it. Please use the table of contents below to navigate to the post that interests you.

Table of Contents
1.) Intro/Table of Contents (You are here)
2.) The Basics - Know the Submission Form
3.) Photobucket
4.) Tinypic
5.) Google Chrome
6.) Mozilla Firefox
7.) Internet Explorer
8.) Frequently Asked Questions
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The Basics - Knowing the Submission Form

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How to Upload a URL to Photobucket
Follow the images and instructions below. The method I explained is to prevent hotlinking.

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When Using tinypic...
you have two options, shown below:

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OR

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Remember...
"Hotlinking" (what I am showing you) is highly frowned upon. I am not promoting that you hotlink in no way whatsoever, but I am showing you another option if you refuse Photobucket (account needed) or TinyPic (no account needed).

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Remember...
"Hotlinking" (what I am showing you) is highly frowned upon. I am not promoting that you hotlink in no way whatsoever, but I am showing you another option if you refuse Photobucket (account needed) or TinyPic (no account needed).

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Remember...
"Hotlinking" (what I am showing you) is highly frowned upon. I am not promoting that you hotlink in no way whatsoever, but I am showing you another option if you refuse Photobucket (account needed) or TinyPic (no account needed).


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*Please note that you can always copy the URL like I did with Kairi, but with the other two browsers, it just ensures that you get the image URL only. Unfortunately, you don't get that option with Internet Explorer.
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1.) The image URL I copied doesn't show the picture when I view my entry. What do I do?
Make sure you've followed all the steps I wrote down and posted. If you are still having problems, feel free to post here and I will help you out to the best of my abilities. (Note: I may ask for screenies to see your problem. If I do, make sure you black out the important parts (gold, etc.).)

2.) I followed all your steps, and when I hit preview, I get this memo:
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What do I do?

This will pop up no matter where you took the reference image URL from, even photobucket, which is listed as a whitelisted domain. Just hit "submit", and it will show up. I get this message all the time when I submit, and never have any problems with my reference image.

3.) It says my photo on photobucket has been moved. What do I do?
If it is not from your own personal photobucket account, it's more than likely that the owner of the picture has moved it and/or deleted it. The URL is now invalid. It's recommended that you make your own photobucket account in case this event happens. Photobucket accounts are free and easy to use.
If it is from your own account, you did something wrong. Find your image quickly and restore the reference image.

4.) I chose the wrong reference image. Can I change it while it's in the voting stage?
Yes. You can change your preferences of comments, your description, title, and reference image while the avatar is up for voting. Just go into the arenas, click "My Stuff", and click "Edit" under the avatar/entry you wish to alter.
EDIT: At this point in time, because of a bug that needs fixing, the "Edit" option is not working.
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xD Thank you Sho-NUFF! I was happy to see <3 votes when I came home while it was still under construction! C:
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