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Implemented Ability to upload icon/avatar

Discussion in 'Resource Manager Closed Suggestions' started by digitalpoint, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    It would be nice if we could upload an image to be used as an icon/avatar for the resource, and just use the uploader's avatar if they didn't give one that was specific to the resource.
    Puntocom, John L., xIsabel38 and 36 others like this.
  2. Dinh Thanh

    Dinh Thanh Well-Known Member

    Great for Apps & Themes.
  3. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    It seems that the RM will take the avatar of the author and display it. Can we have an option of using an external image or upload an attachment image?

    For people who want to use RM as a showcase/listing of items such as cars, universities, etc, it makes a lot more sense to link to the model image instead of showing the author's avatars.

    I'm planning to use this to display universities and would like to link to their official logos that are hosted on wikipedia so that I don't have to worry about copyright.
    I image people that display things like sport teams would like to do the same.
  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I like this idea as an option.

    Quite an elegant way of managing this image, is a bit like how the Slider feature works with XenPorta.

    The attachment that you upload with a name of "slide.jpg" is hidden from the post as an attachment, but it is then used in the slider.
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  5. HenrikHansen

    HenrikHansen Well-Known Member

    Just my words. This feature would double the value of the RM.
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  6. Allan

    Allan Well-Known Member

    +1 !
  7. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member


    Also want the category to have an icon image though.
    So author avatar appears top right over their name
    and the left side slot is a category icon.
  8. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    Agree (y)

    e.g. for a Business-Marketplace, it makes more sense to have for example a "company-logo" for the avatar-image at the "Resource-Manager", as the user would not want to have his own personal image shown.

    So this would give us 2 different images:
    - "Resource Image"
    - "Author-Avatar"

  9. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

  10. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    yeah, I would just change the position of the Author-Avatar (person who uploaded the "Resource") and move it into the "Information"-box at the sidebar.
    It makes more sense as we have the "Author"-name located in that "Information"-box in the sidebar already. By doing so, the Author-Avatar would be also in close proximity of the "Author"-name, which is fine.

    This "Resource-image" could even be a bigger-size image, not just an icon.

    Also considering Prefixes for RM:


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  11. Robert F Schmitz

    Robert F Schmitz Well-Known Member

    And anything that sells that has a physical state. The first question that I got from horse folks was "Can't we see a picture of the horse instead of your avatar?".
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  12. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

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  13. Robert F Schmitz

    Robert F Schmitz Well-Known Member

    I guess they want to see the entire horse not the horse's arse. ;)
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  14. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    I feel like beating a dead horse with these RM-suggestions :p:D;)
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  15. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    Great idea we just need a smart way to implement it
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  16. oman

    oman Well-Known Member

    This would be great if added. (y)
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  17. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    I already moved the Author avatar into the sidebar at the top, and enlarged it.
    I am now placing an icon beside the title. But it'll have to be just the same icon for all my resources/ Articles. Would be nice to allocate an icon per category, with a default generic.

    If you want to aee the RM Articles design with Author avatar in sidebar here is my working model.
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  18. CallieJo

    CallieJo Active Member

    This is a must have.....pretty please.... :love:

    It's going to look really silly seeing my avatar listed a hundred :eek: times. I'd prefer to focus on the content and not the submitter.

    I suppose we could take the avatar out for now. However, it would look so much more appealing with custom images per resource.
    Morgain, Kjartan Simonsen and erich37 like this.
  19. JVCode

    JVCode Well-Known Member

    You know what would be really sexy? being able to select a custom image for the resource, instead of using your avatar.
    erich37 likes this.
  20. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

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