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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 09-30-2009, 10:46 AM
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World's simplest DIY ... how to avatar on bimmerfest

The question always comes up how to avatar so I figured I'd start the world's simplest bimmerfest DIY (without any of the really bad jokes).

Step 0. For instant gratification, pay $9 USD (or 9 Euros, go figure)
Step 1. Or, for free, write at least 100 posts (then the avatar option will be available to you)
Step 2. Once avataring is available to you, log into bimmerfest and press on "User CP" (at the top left)
Step 3. Find a relevant image on the Internet or make your own avatar (like I did)
Note: Don't get too fancy with the picture 'cuz you're gonna ruin it in the next step.
Step 4: Shrink the image to 40KB or 120x90 pixels.
Step 5: Upload your new customized avatar to bimmerfest
Step 6: Hit the "Save Changes" button.

Regarding relevance ... you really want your avatar to represent something about YOU. For example, blue is the color of my BMW (hence my moniker of "blue B"); and my avatar has 6 bees on the blue flower (it's the same pie section reproduced 6 times in a circle). The point is that the avatar should be representative of you, in some way, shape, or form (consider avataring as an intelligence test of sorts).







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Old 09-30-2009, 11:30 AM
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:31 AM
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:16 PM
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yeah because we see so many of these threads huh? lol nice job
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:32 PM
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:39 PM
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Another one for the DIY, sticky page archives.


Ok, how does one make an animated avatar then?
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:40 PM
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Another one for the DIY, sticky page archives.


Ok, how does one make an animated avatar then?
Those are not allowed.
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Old 09-30-2009, 02:17 PM
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Those are not allowed.
hmm, so they haven't caught on to your animated signature yet? LOL
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Those are not allowed.
You know the one with the dancing Paris Hilton? (just one example)

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Old 09-30-2009, 02:53 PM
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I have a faster and free way to get to the much desired avatar:

1. Go to New Member Introduction section and post to the last 100 threads: "Welcome to Bimmerfest ".

2. Go to Off Topic section and post " OMG you're so funny" after each lame joke (all posts there are jokes).

Within about 15 minutes you can have your avatar.

Oh and: IBTL

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Ok, how does one make an animated avatar then?
GIF formats.
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This should be a sticky in the Site Feedback section.
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What are you doing here?

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GIF formats.
Maybe my spinning E39 can be avatarred!
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Maybe my spinning E39 can be avatarred!
do you have a facelifted one?
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What are you doing here?

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Same thing you are
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Old 09-30-2009, 04:25 PM
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do you have a facelifted one?
No, but, I have an upside down one created when I was looking for my missing jack pads!

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You know the one with the dancing Paris Hilton? (just one example)

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Oh yes! I know that one. I can stare at that one for a long time.
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hmm, so they haven't caught on to your animated signature yet? LOL
That's a sig, not an avatar.
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