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Vanilla features: have your say

As we move to our new boards software, Vanilla, we'll have a few new features at our disposal. We're keen to hear what you all think about them, so head here to have your say over how we'll use (or not use) some of the new features. Fill out the form before Wednesday the 21st to tell us your thoughts and have the option of joining our testing team!
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The Great Boards Migration

Great news! We're moving to new discussion boards software. Head here for the full announcement.
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Post of The Month

One-in-a-million is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"Just a bit of fun here if you could create an advent calendar what would you put in it and why.

For me you would still get chocolate 😆😆
But inside each door is a task for the day. Something that includes you helping/talking to others, doing something festive and spreading Christmas cheer
For example

1. Tell your parents/carers you love them
2. Say hello when passing an OAP (that might be the only thing someone says to them all week)
3. Watch a Christmas movie
4. Help someone in need e.g put some spare change in a charity box, buy a warm drink for the homeless person who sits on the corner, dothe washing up ha ha ha😂
5 make hot chocolate
6. Visit your grandparents (if you donít already) They will more than likely love to see you.
7. Sing a Christmas song with a friend
8. Dress up in something Christmasy when you do your shopping.

You get the idea 😂😉 my reason for this is to get people in the mood and understand what Christmas actually means.

What would yours have and why."
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How-to Create an Avatar

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    What is an avatar?

    Avatars are images that you may choose in your profile. They are displayed next to your username on all posts that you make.

    Choosing an Avatar

    Before you add your Avatar to your profile, you need to choose or create a suitable image. This image can be a maximum of 200 pixels wide and 200 pixels tall. Once you have chosen an image and resized it, you're ready to go.

    How to add/edit your avatar

    1. Click on your username right at the top of the page, then click on 'My Profile'

    2. When you see your profile page, hover your mouse over your current avatar (the image above your username on the left). A blue 'Edit Avatar' button should appear. Click on it. You'll see three options:

    a) browse your computer and upload an avatar, or
    b) enter the URL of an avatar (if you've found an image on the internet), or
    c) choose the default avatar.

    3. Once you have done this, click on 'Continue' at the bottom - your Avatar should now be live on the boards, on every one of your posts.

    Can I use an animated GIF?

    Yes, but it can be tricky to get them to work. If you try and resize a GIF with VBulletin, it will remove the animation.

    You'll need to either save the image or copy the URL, then visit a special GIF editing website such as GifsGifs. Once you've cropped and/or resized it, save it and you should be able to use that version as your avatar.

    If the file size of your GIF is too big it still won't work, so make sure it's not something too complicated and flashy. Basic ones should work totally fine.

    Questions/suggestions/corrections? Get in touch!
    We're Aife, Mike and Emma: the staff team here at The Mix.
    While we can't offer support via this account, if you have any questions about this place, feel free to
    ask over in the
    Help Desk or send us a private message.

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