Hello, Redsters! Christmas came and went but the holiday mood
lingers on. This is
the last week of 2008 and 2009 is just
two days away. The new year beckons indeed!
Koolred has received a large number of signups
over the past weeks. We, the team, are so pleased to see new members populating the site and we hope
more will join in the fun this 2009.
The objective of Koolred is not only to connect people
but also to help them meet new friends and mingle through the many fun sections members can find
Upon signup as a Redster on Koolred, you are given a profile where you are given the
control to customize it to a certain extent. For example, did you know you can change your profile
When you sign up, you are automatically given a default avatar that will appear on
your profile. An avatar is a graphical image of a user. Therefore, the avatar will represent the
user, identifying him/her from other members on a site.
Sure, Koolred has an avatar gallery
of 26 cartoon images to choose from. But we like to encourage Redsters to use their own cool photos
of themselves as their personal avatars. Why? Let's face
it: It's way cooler as you stand out from everyone else.
So how do you change your
current default avatar? It's easy, really. Just follow these simple steps and as illustrated by the
images here:Step #1
: Go to the Me!
page (marked as 1
on the image below) where you'll find your profile.Step #2
: Click on My Profile (2
) which will bring you to the About
: On the About Me
section, click on Change my
(marked as 3
text link located just below the current avatar image.Step
This will bring you to the Edit Avatar
you can select Upload your own avatar
(marked as 4
: Next, click on the Browse
button (marked as 5
above) to locate your image from your computer. Remember, your photo must be in either JPG or GIF format and within 2MB in size
Then click the red Upload
button to, well, upload your
: Once uploaded, don't forget to click
. The Save
button is on the bottom right of the Edit Avatar
That's all. Your new avatar will be displayed on your profile immediately upon Save.
We told you it was easy.
So if you're still using the default avatar, it's time for a change.
Simply follow the six little steps mentioned above will fix all that.
The other good thing
about this is that you have the flexibility to change your avatar any time you like. You can do it
every day if you want!
For more How-Tos on Koolred, check back this blog or browse through
our FAQs as linked on the footer of the page.