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Nov 1 2007   8:03PM GMT

The cure for grayness has been discovered!

BrentSheets Brent Sheets Profile: BrentSheets

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SilhouetteHey, don’t get too excited, I’m referring to that gray silhouette that appears next to your question when you post on IT Knowledge Exchange. We’re a community here; so don’t hide behind that default avatar like a shadow – show yourself!

To get rid of the gray – first, log into IT Knowledge Exchange and click the Edit my Public Profile link. Then it’s a simple matter of clicking a couple of buttons to upload your photo or logo. Pretty simple cure, eh?

And while you’re on your profile page, why not enter a little information about yourself to allow your fellow members to learn more about you? It’s a good way to share your interests or areas of expertise with the ITKE community. There is even a place to enter the URL of your blog or website. And we all know a little self-promotion never hurt anyone.

C’mon, we all want to see more faces and less gray silhouettes. So login and visit the Edit my Public Profile link today. Thanks.

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  • Margaret Rouse
    Have you thought about putting up a couple of techie-looking images on a page so readers can pick one out for themselves? A penguin, a GNU, a Windows logo, a Mac guy, stuff like that? Busy people might appreciate being able to do that instead of spending time trying to resize their photo so it fits without looking out of whack.
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  • BrentSheets
    Yep, that's a good idea. We've considered offering a collection of avatars for members to choose from or allowing gravatars -- or a combination of the two. The problem with gravatars is that the servers can be so very slow. The bottom line is that if our members want it, we'll do it. Right now we're concentrating on our next batch of features that will be live shortly but we'll certainly think about improving the avatar feature, as well.
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  • BrentSheets
    [...] already know that clicking on an ITKE member’s name will display the Public Profile for that member. Starting now, the Public Profile also includes a list showing all the questions, [...]
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    [...] you ever wish to unsubscribe from any or all topics, simply login and visit your Public Profile page to uncheck any unwanted topics. It’s fast and simple – and we hope – [...]
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    [...] So what’s all this Knowledge Points stuff, you ask? You automatically earn Knowledge Points when you contribute to the ITKE community. You can check your own points or anyone else’s by clicking on a username to display a member’s Public Profile. [...]
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