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Frodo Baggins

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random generating avatars?
I made myself a few animated gifs, and I want to cycle through them as my avator (not one animated gif conected to another) as in when someone loads a screen they get one, and maybe the netx time they refresh they see another.

One of my friends has arandom image nerator, but you need to use cgi and you need ot be running on a unix machine

Any ideas for me?
 

ButcherUK

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Use cgi, unix or windows shouldn't make much difference, but without cgi or similar you'll struggle to make it work.
 

XWRed1

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What is this? Random avatars for your posts on *this* site?

It wouldn't be difficult to do if you were implementing it on your own messageboard on your own site, but to do it on another site.... the best you could do would be to have some sort of script or program that goes into your user control panel here and changes your avatar every once in awhile.
 

Matthew1001

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XWRed1 said:
What is this? Random avatars for your posts on *this* site?

It wouldn't be difficult to do if you were implementing it on your own messageboard on your own site, but to do it on another site.... the best you could do would be to have some sort of script or program that goes into your user control panel here and changes your avatar every once in awhile.

Haha, yeah. I need one of these programs. To automatically do things like that on a timed schedule.

Nope random avatars are a thing of th future for this board.
 

XWRed1

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Like this board we provide a link to the GIF file

Last I checked vBulletin makes you upload your image for the avatar.

If it were just linking, then this would be very very trivial to do.
 

XWRed1

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Well, I run my own vBulletin forum, and it requires an upload, and its the same version of vBulletin as on here.

Let me check my User CP here

......

Ok, I just checked, and I'm right, you are wrong. You can only upload one, can't link to one. Here's a screenshot:
 

XWRed1

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Ok, well, thats a whole other board. Since it links, it'd be trivial. Just host your own web server with an avatar someplace, and have a script run every once in awhile that changes it.
 

XWRed1

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I dunno, you'll have to find something matching whatever your webserver needs.
 

Dragoncat

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randomly animated avatar???

Randomly animated avitars?? EASY just RE-WRITE the whole
FRIGGIN animation program, in qbasic or c++ or visual basic or whatever, and put in a random gif animation selctor, int the animation itself, this is not so easy, unfortunatly, but can be done...Ie write a new animtor, with randomness included, I don't think that this has ever been thought of before THANKS for that idea!! JOHN aka DRagoncat P.S> I think it is a GREAT IDEA!!!
after all why watch just ONE movie when one movie can be MANY HA HA!!! THANKS AGAIN!!!n P.S> I also know how to WRITE an EVEN better random number GENERATOR than the one supplied with Qbasic, VB or even c++!!! HA! Dragoncat...
if your interested in how to write a better random Number Generator, WHy don't you just ask me... I was working on a REAL great one, till some HACKER got online and BLEW UP MY SYSTEM!!!
and I lost EVERYTING... I'M STILL ANGRY!!! :mad: :(
(I will have to retrace my steps and re-construct it , THOSE DAMMED HACKERS!!!) P.S. it is integer-based and does not use the timer function or any such thing, it is completely self-contained and autonomous.... Email me for furth details... maybe we can collaborate?? ( it is also of my own design, you won't find it anywhere ELSE... I'M POSITIVE of this!!) if you are TRULY interested, in further details you can E_mail me at the following address: [email protected] ...
 
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