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So I loaded in the extension that was supposed to help with putting up the banners I was talking about in the other thread. It's literally called "Profile Flair". Probably by somebody who hasn't seen Office Space. :roll:

The good news is, it actually does work - after I went back and made all the changes that were needed. (There were a lot of weird errors followed by a lot of, "Oh, yeah, that...here's the fix for that.") And it does put the banner in the profile the way I tell it to. The bad news is, it's really made for icons, not banners...so the banner is wide enough that it actually overlaps with the buttons you use to install, move, and delete the things. Which means I would have to install all of them as the admin and the user wouldn't be able to manipulate them at all. And I'm not doing that.

So basically, this turns into "more flags", so I have it disabled right now while I try to figure out what to do with the thing. I think there is a possibility for doing fandom icons. Obviously you can do sports teams - that's easy.

Now, I could try something with banners in signature blocks, but it looks like I'd have to write that myself and I'm not sure how to do that...banners might be deceased for the time being. :(
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Okay, I now have it enabled, along with a few custom icons. Go to your User Control Panel, click the Profile tab, go to the last category, and have a look.
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A very quick two-part word-of-Gawd on the subject of flags, flair, similar silliness:

1. If you want something in your profile and don't see it, let me know and I'll see if I can add it. (Or ask someone to make it, or whatever.)

2. If you don't want to put anything in your profile, then don't. You're not obligated to do or say anything.
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So, I am still creating "flair" to put up there, but there's no need for me to be the only one...

The program I'm using has a maximum height of 66 pixels for icons. The width isn't specified, but I don't really think you can go more than about 120 pixels wide - after that it starts to overlap onto the little buttons you use to put them on your profile. I generally put them in .png to be consistent, but you don't necessarily need to - I'm pretty sure .jpg, .gif, and others work. Just keep in mind what they will look like, and do the appropriate transparencies.

You can post your finished icons here, or send them to me in private message.
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Our resident Glitter goddess may have made just a few more icons for your flair... ;)
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What program are you guys using? I have plenty of time this long weekend to tinker.
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I'm just fussing with them in The GIMP. You can use anything that works, really, as long as they are mostly square and transparent in the right places.
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Here are three new flair icons
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Aromantic Flag. Please and Thank you.
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WolfofWords wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:58 pm Aromantic Flag. Please and Thank you.
Oh, yeah! I have a couple of new flags which are being worked on and almost ready to go...that is among them, if I recall.

ETA: Okay, we have some Philly-centered flair now up, a couple of lifestyle flags (in flair), and Valdemar (in flags)...
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