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Wear a Poppy on your avatar

Predikuesi Avatar
8y, 4w agoPosted 8 years, 4 weeks ago
Show your support for our armed forces and those who have given their lives in previous conflicts, by adding a poppy to your avatar or changing it to a poppy until Tuesday next week.
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8y, 4w agoPosted 8 years, 4 weeks ago
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#1
how do i add a poppy
[mod] 1 Like #2
Excellent idea ;-)
[helper]#3
I think its a good idea too.....
banned#4
Pred was the poppy due to Passchendaele?

Its bugging me
banned#5
ide like to add one to mine, but dont know how
banned#6
sassie;3385287
ide like to add one to mine, but dont know how

find one you like and I will help

some here:
http://images.google.co.uk/imagesgbv=2&&hl=en&safe=active&q=poppy&&sa=N&start=0&ndsp=20

basically find an image you like..click on it to get full view...then righ click properties and you will see the adress as something like: http://www.westsomersetonline.gov.uk/uploads/poppy.jpg
copy that...go to control panel..edit avatar...paste into the Option 1 section - make sure that section has the http: bit removed - (option 2 only if stored on your pc) then hit save changes...

DONE
1 Like #7
ODB_69;3385279
Pred was the poppy due to Passchendaele?

Its bugging me


What's Passchendaele?

I know what is it now. I think you are right.
#8
sassie
ide like to add one to mine, but dont know how


http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=246654&page=72

ask Nicki (i have and hope she doesnt mind!)
banned#9
Predikuesi;3385312
What's Passchendaele?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Passchendaele


its bugging me cause I know the poppy was used as one of the major battles was in a poopy field so thats why they used it as a logo
#10
done :) it's homemade though :oops:
#11
Very thoughtful post, thanks!
#12
ODB_69
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Passchendaele


its bugging me cause I know the poppy was used as one of the major battles was in a poopy field so thats why they used it as a logo


i think it was just generally found all over Flanders as the soldiers unearthed seeds which flowered due to the conditions..may be wrong:oops:
1 Like #13
ctuk
done :) it's homemade though :oops:


i like yrs ctuk
banned#14
ODB_69
find one you like and I will help

some here:
http://images.google.co.uk/imagesgbv=2&&hl=en&safe=active&q=poppy&&sa=N&start=0&ndsp=20

basically find an image you like..click on it to get full view...then righ click properties and you will see the adress as something like: http://www.westsomersetonline.gov.uk/uploads/poppy.jpg
copy that...go to control panel..edit avatar...paste into the Option 1 section - make sure that section has the http: bit removed - (option 2 only if stored on your pc) then hit save changes...

DONE



IDE LIKE ONE ADDED TO MY AVATAR, ooops soz about caps
#15
Done!
banned#16
here you go sassie http://www.lumor.co.uk/avatar11814_11.gif.jpg
banned#17
louloo;3385363
i think it was just generally found all over Flanders as the soldiers unearthed seeds which flowered due to the conditions..may be wrong:oops:

Yh I know they were growing in Flanders but I'm pretty sure it was because of the level of shockingness of the battle

got this from Wiki about it:

[INDENT]"Good God! Did we really send our men through that?" The man beside him, who had been through the campaign, replied tonelessly, "It's worse further on up."

—Lt. Gen. Sir Launcelot Kiggell [7], also quoted in (Leon Wolff, In Flanders Fields: The 1917 Campaign) [8]
[/INDENT]
[mod]#18
Good idea Predikuesi :)
banned#19
sassie;3385377
IDE LIKE ONE ADDED TO MY AVATAR, ooops soz about caps


lumoruk;3385398
here you go sassie http://www.lumor.co.uk/avatar11814_11.gif.jpg


again, same thing Sassie, right click properties etc...option 1...just follow the instructions above
banned#20
when i try to add it, it says This is not a valid image file.
banned#21
sassie
when i try to add it, it says This is not a valid image file.


http://www.lumor.co.uk/avatar11814_11.gif.jpg

highlight and copy above into the box of your control panel

sorry hang on....works for me sassie?
banned 1 Like #22
Ah I was kinda right, Passchendaele was in Ypres where the poppies bloomed
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A653924



The poppies are worn because in World War One the Western Front contained in the soil thousands of poppy seeds, all lying dormant. They would have lain there for years more, but the battles being fought there churned up the soil so much that the poppies bloomed like never before. The most famous bloom of poppies in the war was in Ypres, a town in Flanders, Belgium, which was crucial to the Allied defence. There were three battles there, but it was the second, which was calamitous to the allies since it heralded the first use of the new chlorine gas the Germans were experimenting with, which brought forth the poppies in greatest abundance, and inspired the Canadian soldier, Major John McCrae, to write his most famous poem. This, in turn, inspired the British Legion to adopt the poppy as their emblem.

[INDENT]In Flanders Fields[/INDENT]

[INDENT]In Flanders fields the poppies blow [/INDENT][INDENT]Between the crosses, row on row [/INDENT][INDENT]That mark our place; and in the sky [/INDENT][INDENT]The larks, still bravely singing, fly [/INDENT][INDENT]Scarce heard amid the guns below.



[/INDENT]

[INDENT]We are the Dead. Short days ago [/INDENT][INDENT]We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, [/INDENT][INDENT]Loved and were loved, and now we lie [/INDENT][INDENT]In Flanders fields.


[/INDENT]

[INDENT]Take up our quarrel with the foe: [/INDENT][INDENT]To you from failing hands we throw [/INDENT][INDENT]The torch; be yours to hold it high. [/INDENT][INDENT]If ye break faith with us who die [/INDENT][INDENT]We shall not sleep, though poppies grow [/INDENT][INDENT]In Flanders fields.


[/INDENT]

[INDENT]John McCrae (1872 - 1918) [/INDENT]

Its a very interesting piece, recommend you all read it...idea was by an Aussie and 1st was worn by a Yank!
banned#23
lumoruk
http://www.lumor.co.uk/avatar11814_11.gif.jpg

highlight and copy above into the box of your control panel


I have added it to my computer, and tried to do it that way :?
[mod]#24
Does anyone fancy adding a poppy to my avatar for me please? :)

Will add rep when i can........been bit busy spreading it lately and have none left to give at the mo. :oops: :lol:
banned#25
sassie;3385491
I have added it to my computer, and tried to do it that way :?

then you need Option 2...just browse, click and save
banned#26
ODB_69
then you need Option 2...just browse, click and save


yes i know that, i know how to save an avvy, but it comes up with This is not a valid image file.
#27
Good idea P :thumbsup:
banned#28
It needs to be option 1 not 2 the way I'm talking Sassie, I think your profile is broken if it won't let you add it. It needs to be .jpg.gif on the end
#29
ODB_69
then you need Option 2...just browse, click and save


i usually save it first and it usually says failed when i add the new avvy even though it has worked...:roll:
1 Like #30
Sassie, the problem is that both .gif and .jpg are in title. Try copying the one below:

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2008-3/1301168/poppy.jpg
#31
What a great idea Predi .... thanks x
banned#32
sorted, thanking you xxx
#33
I Got Mine 2 :)
banned#34
http://www.lumor.co.uk/avatar8021_6.gif

stop using animated gif's, pain in the rear to edit :p
banned 1 Like #35
Predikuesi
Sassie, the problem is that both .gif and .jpg are in title. Try copying the one below:

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2008-3/1301168/poppy.jpg


it wasn't because it worked for me lol

Better quality image, corrected name problem you were having
http://www.lumor.co.uk/avatar11814_11.jpg
http://www.lumor.co.uk/avatar11814_11.jpg
#36
louloo
i usually save it first and it usually says failed when i add the new avvy even though it has worked...:roll:

I found that too, took me ages to work out that the pics I was trying were in fact valid!
#37
Great Idear..will give it a try
banned#38
lumoruk
http://www.lumor.co.uk/avatar8021_6.gif


Can you stick a poppy on Dita for me, please x x
#39
I hope you all have real poppies.

Well the paper ones.
[mod]#40
lumoruk;3385633
http://www.lumor.co.uk/avatar8021_6.gif

stop using animated gif's, pain in the rear to edit :p



Sorry. :oops:

Many many thanks. :)

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