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dmvallie

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Gordon Lighfoot has to be my pick
BUT I tried to copy the picture here and it did not work ??
can any of you computer whizs explain :) ?
 

Cardinal

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Try one of two possibilities:

1) The file is too large. If you want to post a picture, it has to be under 75KB. An avatar has to be under 5KB. (Someone correct me if I am off on these numbers, but I am at least close.)

2) If you have a firewall, you may need to disable it to post.
 

nerudite

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Michael Stumpf said:
Try one of two possibilities:

1) The file is too large. If you want to post a picture, it has to be under 75KB. An avatar has to be under 5KB. (Someone correct me if I am off on these numbers, but I am at least close.)

2) If you have a firewall, you may need to disable it to post.
I think the avatars have to be under 3k... but I could be wrong. Seems like most of my avatars are around 4k before I start pulling my hair out trying to reduce them just a little further.
 

Dan

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nerudite said:
I think the avatars have to be under 3k... but I could be wrong. Seems like most of my avatars are around 4k before I start pulling my hair out trying to reduce them just a little further.
You're right ... 3K and 80x80 max, .jpg or non-animated .gif.
 

Jeff

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Those Canuck related pictures never cooperate. Damn Canucks...good for nothing!
 

Chet

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KMateja said:
Beaner - your avatar is freaking me out - i keep thinking you're muggie!
Thank you for making me spit coffee down the front of my shirt!
 

Chet

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El Guapo said:
Brian,
Do you see the Canadian-ness of mine?
The robotic arm. Got it. Took a sec, but got it.

You are clever, my friend!
 

Cardinal

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For those who do not know, the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh was a bear cub that Captain A. A. Milne picked up as a mascot while his company was stationed north of Lake Superior in Ontario. (That's one of the states in Canada.) The town is nothing more than a hotel, restaurant, and a few houses. I passed through a couple years back when they were holding their annual Winnie the Pooh festival. There were at least ten people there.
 

Chet

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Michael Stumpf said:
I passed through a couple years back when they were holding their annual Winnie the Pooh festival. There were at least ten people there.
That's 9 too many. (bturk hate pooh)
 

jmf

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Michael Stumpf said:
For those who do not know, the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh was a bear cub that Captain A. A. Milne picked up as a mascot while his company was stationed north of Lake Superior in Ontario. (That's one of the states in Canada.) The town is nothing more than a hotel, restaurant, and a few houses. I passed through a couple years back when they were holding their annual Winnie the Pooh festival. There were at least ten people there.
OK, I have to correct you a little here. A.A. Milne was a Brit whose son fell in love with 'Winnie' after he was left at the London Zoo.

During the first World War, troops from Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada) were being transported to eastern Canada, on their way to Europe, where they were to join the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade. When the train stopped at White River, Ontario, a lieutenant called Harry Colebourn bought a small female black bear cub for $20 from a hunter who had killed its mother. He named her 'Winnipeg', after his hometown of Winnipeg, or 'Winnie' for short.
Winnie became the mascot of the Brigade and went to Britain with the unit. When the Brigade was posted to the battlefields of France, Colebourn, now a Captain, took Winnie to the London Zoo for a long loan. He formally presented the London Zoo with Winnie in December 1919 where he became a popular attraction and lived until 1934.

The bear was also very popular with Christopher Robin, son of author A.A. Milne. It was his favourite animal at the Zoo, and he often spent time inside the cage with it. The bear was Christopher Robin's inspiration for calling his own teddy bear Winnie.....Winnie the Pooh (this teddy bear started out with the name of Edward Bear). The name Pooh originally belonged to a swan, as can be seen in the introduction of Milne's 'When We Were Very Young'.

For more (sorry bturk) see: http://www.just-pooh.com/history.html

Winnie is/was actually a great childrens classic, until Disney got a hold of him.

So, what other great characters has Disney messed with??
 
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