Found 6th Nov 2008
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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how do i add a poppy

supermod

Excellent idea ;-)

I think its a good idea too.....

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Pred was the poppy due to Passchendaele?

Its bugging me

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ide like to add one to mine, but dont know how

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sassie;3385287

ide like to add one to mine, but dont know how


find one you like and I will help

some here:
images.google.co.uk/ima…=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: westsomersetonline.gov.uk/upl…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

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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.

sassie;3385287

ide like to add one to mine, but dont know how



hotukdeals.com/for…=72

ask Nicki (i have and hope she doesnt mind!)

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Predikuesi;3385312

What's Passchendaele?


en.wikipedia.org/wik…ele


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

done it's homemade though :oops:

Very thoughtful post, thanks!

ODB_69;3385330

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Passchendaeleits bugging me cause … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Passchendaeleits 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:

ctuk;3385345

done it's homemade though :oops:



i like yrs ctuk

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ODB_69;3385304

find one you like and I will helpsome … find one you like and I will helpsome here:http://images.google.co.uk/imagesgbv=2&&hl=en&safe=active&q=poppy&&sa=N&start=0&ndsp=20basically 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.jpgcopy 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

Done!

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

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louloo;3385363

i think it was just generally found all over Flanders as the soldiers … 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]

Editor

Good idea Predikuesi

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sassie;3385377

IDE LIKE ONE ADDED TO MY AVATAR, ooops soz about caps



lumoruk;3385398

here you go sassie



again, same thing Sassie, right click properties etc...option 1...just follow the instructions above

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when i try to add it, it says This is not a valid image file.

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sassie;3385459

when i try to add it, it says This is not a valid image file.



lumor.co.uk/ava…jpg

highlight and copy above into the box of your control panel

sorry hang on....works for me sassie?

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Ah I was kinda right, Passchendaele was in Ypres where the poppies bloomed
bbc.co.uk/dna…924



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!

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lumoruk;3385481

http://www.lumor.co.uk/avatar11814_11.gif.jpg highlight and copy above … 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 :?

Sloth/Mod

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:

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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

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ODB_69;3385510

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.

Good idea P :thumbsup:

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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

ODB_69;3385510

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:

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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

What a great idea Predi .... thanks x

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sorted, thanking you xxx

I Got Mine 2

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http://www.lumor.co.uk/avatar8021_6.gif

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

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Predikuesi;3385585

Sassie, the problem is that both .gif and .jpg are in title. Try copying … Sassie, the problem is that both .gif and .jpg are in title. Try copying the one below:



it wasn't because it worked for me lol

Better quality image, corrected name problem you were having
lumor.co.uk/ava…jpg
http://www.lumor.co.uk/avatar11814_11.jpg

louloo;3385536

i usually save it first and it usually says failed when i add the new … 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!

Great Idear..will give it a try

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lumoruk;3385633



Can you stick a poppy on Dita for me, please x x

I hope you all have real poppies.

Well the paper ones.

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Titchimp;3385669

I hope you all have real poppies.



I do :thumbsup:
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