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How To Add A Custom Avatar

Hey everyone,


Over the years running Big Brother Junkies, we have built up a tremendous community and it shows with our live feed threads that typically surpass 100+ comments. One of the major things that make the community feel as a community is the ability to have a custom avatar.  For a while, I had the system called ‘buddypress’, but that system has proven time and time again to be the most exploitable to hacks.  A recent attack and sent out spam to every single profile which completely bogged down the email server.  This obviously cannot happen so buddypress had to go.

The new system to upload avatars is a little tricky, so I made this little guide explaining how.

Step 1:


Access your profile either by clicking on the black box up top (if there), the sidebar, or this link should work

Step 2: 

Scroll to the bottom of the page.
Note – ignore this section that tells you to upload to gravatar.  Don’t bother


Step 3:

Use this section and upload a file from your computer to be your avatar.

Step 4:


Hit ‘Update Profile’ and the new avatar should be there.  If it doesn’t display immediately, give it time as it may be a caching issue


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  1. hogwild

    Thanks like my Dallas Stars one but it’s almost a 100 degrees here and hockey just don’t feel right this time of year.

  2. ElaineB

    Thanks for the instructions. I am a low-tech gal.

  3. Lynn

    Hi all. I’m sorry I missed it, but can anyone tell me who won “the power” thingy in the vote and what that power is? I’ve been watching these feeds and everyone is trying to convince Tyler it’s variius people- Angela, Brett, JC, and Sam. Well I somebody’s lying lol

  4. AIO_7

    My avatar must have defaulted to one I used years ago. I think I’ll keep it … for a while, anyway.

    • NKogNeeTow

      I miss the unicorn, or whatever that thing was. That’s how I knew it was you without even reading your name..lol

      But this one is nice too. It will grow on us 🙂

      • AIO_7

        That’s Pegasus, NiK; no horn, but winged.

        Pegasus (Greek: Πήγασος, Pḗgasos; Latin: Pegasus, Pegasos) is a mythical winged divine stallion, and one of the most recognized creatures in Greek mythology. Usually depicted as pure white……

      • NKogNeeTow

        I know, mythology was one of my favorite subjects. Just couldn’t remember exactly what the avatar was without looking at it. You know I have the attention span of a gnat…lol

  5. NKogNeeTow

    Heyyy, I’m back but my thumbs are gone. Oh well, at least it will give our Thumbs Down Bandit a little time to rest.

  6. AIO_7

    I guess these two are an item now….


  7. NKogNeeTow

    I keep forgetting to tell everyone that if any of you need your Paulie fix, he’s on a MTV reality show called “Ex On The Beach”. And he’s not there with what’s her face either. Thurs nites, 10 pm EST

  8. danmtruth

    AIO_7 versus & balderdash I think ,,,, Shagy was defending his lady love to Tyler the HOH Basicly thretning him that if he puts her up and she goes he will burn all involved in her eviction

  9. NKogNeeTow

    Just read spoiler that Sam won the advantage to save herself and it’s good for up to 4 weeks.

  10. AIO_7

    Anyone else having flashbacks of Fantasy Island?


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  12. danmtruth

    If Sam is safe it sets up an interesting problem for Tyler Put up Angela like Baggy and his boys want Pushing Tyler down the list Less people left to help fight Baggy Make a BIG move and no Queen B getting Baggy mad at him Forces Steve to campain against Baggy Scottie is put in a squeeze between Baggy and his man Steve Let the fun begin and has drop Baggy is so SURE Angela had the power Sounding like Paul the know it all but knowing nothing

  13. ingodog

    Just seeing if this worked

  14. danmtruth

    It starts the whole math game Swaggy was pushing the idea of the unanimous vote TY is so scared about the bug a boo of getting BLOOD ON HIS HANDS So now with everyone swearing allegiance But votes can shift quick
    Swaggy ‘Bey Faisal seem locked in Soctie is lined up with Steve going with shaggy for now Is sunshine life coach Katlyin lying to TY that he is her ride or die ? Putting Bey on the block could make for a fun week

  15. Colby

    Looks like Faysal won POV

  16. Seattle Kari

    Not sure what’s going on, maybe it just has a few glitches left? It will not let me access my profile directly at all, but when I click on the link that you shared even when I attempted to upload a photograph that wasn’t accepting it. I’ll keep trying…

  17. jennyc

    Hi Steve, I tried sending this as a message to you but I keep getting errors “There was an error trying to send your message Please try again later”
    So I’ll just post my message here and hope that you see it:::

    Thanks for this site, Ive been trolling for a few years now. Your recaps are the best. Love the bullet points.

    Two points i want to share with you:

    1: My avatar is uploaded (a few weeks ago) and still doesnt show up on any of my comments.

    2: I really prefer the old commenting order. It may be my browser, but if i re-visited a page with comments, my browser automatically scrolls to the last post I see. Maybe you can change the background color for each comment within the main thread and have the replies to that comment in the same color?


  18. jennyc

    testing to see if my avatar works

  19. jennyc

    it doesnt. 🙁

  20. jennyc

    test 3 using safari

  21. jennyc

    test 4using a png with opera

  22. jennyc

    text 5 after using link

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