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CS Profile Photo Generator !
Posted September 7th, 2011 - 5:05 am by from Lapinlahti, Finland (Permalink)
yay !

http://www.couchsurfing.org/group_read.html?gid=45507&post=10077626

But sssshhhh... we are not supposed to talk about it...

Posted September 7th, 2011 - 10:49 am from Bangkok, Thailand
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Posted September 7th, 2011 - 10:55 am by from Paris, France (Permalink)
Maybe Ronny was concerned about robot surveillance of offsite links?

Posted September 7th, 2011 - 10:57 am by from Brooklyn, United States (Permalink)
Donning my new photo. Thanks for this!

Posted September 7th, 2011 - 10:57 am by from Lapinlahti, Finland (Permalink)
Shhhh... we are not supposed to talk about it. 1984, and so on...

Posted September 7th, 2011 - 12:42 pm from Berlin, Germany
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Posted September 7th, 2011 - 1:20 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
Excellent Ronny, saved me a lot of time and I was able to sell my old one to some guy in the U.S. for 25$ ;-)! Thanks a lot.

Can you add the save instructions via the browser directly to the pimp-up page? I suppose a lot of people will get stuck at that stage unless we can debug it.

Posted September 7th, 2011 - 1:26 pm by from Lapinlahti, Finland (Permalink)
ye i will fix it soon. have to sleep a bit first i think :) came from party quite late (or very early actually)... and didn't have time to sleep before working :)

Posted September 7th, 2011 - 1:46 pm by from Lapinlahti, Finland (Permalink)
Actually, I already fixed it.

Now you can save it normally with "save image as..."

Posted September 7th, 2011 - 2:11 pm from Philadelphia, United States
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Posted September 7th, 2011 - 8:49 pm from Bangkok, Thailand
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Posted September 8th, 2011 - 5:02 am by from Lapinlahti, Finland (Permalink)
I pimped up the pimping machine !

http://3rdw.net/cs/pimpup/

Posted September 8th, 2011 - 1:03 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
Thanks. I added this text to my personal description right underneath my photo:

Get
your own profile photo with a message saying how you feel about CS
going for-profit <b><a
href="http://3rdw.net/cs/pimpup">here</a></b>.

Get your own profile photo with a message saying how you feel about CS going for-profit here.

Posted September 8th, 2011 - 1:05 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
One more try with cleaner formatting:

I added this text to my personal description right underneath my photo:

Get your own profile photo with a message saying how you feel about CS going for-profit <b><a href="http://3rdw.net/cs/pimpup">here</a></b>.

Which translates into:

Get your own profile photo with a message saying how you feel about CS going for-profit here.

Posted September 8th, 2011 - 7:28 pm from Bangkok, Thailand
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Posted September 9th, 2011 - 3:23 pm by from Lapinlahti, Finland (Permalink)
That sounds strange Hayko. But it might be the my server host has banned your operator. Altho it's still strange it gives 403 error for that.


Btw, if someone is experience problems with the new layout... well, I will fix it soon. I forgot that some people uses really old browsers that can't handle proper HTML5...

Posted September 9th, 2011 - 6:53 pm by from Lapinlahti, Finland (Permalink)
Now it works right for everyone. Tho you still should keep your browsers up to date... it's good for you.

Posted September 9th, 2011 - 8:30 pm by from Perugia, Italy (Permalink)
Just done. Very easy to use. What a good idea!

Posted September 9th, 2011 - 10:15 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
Thanks Ronny, much better for those of us who prefer to stay one version behind the latest and let others do the beta or gamma testing ;-)

Posted September 9th, 2011 - 11:02 pm by from Lapinlahti, Finland (Permalink)
Well, if I count right, you are 6 steps behind since I use Firefox 9.0a1

Anyways, the latest and so far coolest version is online.


Posted September 9th, 2011 - 11:46 pm from Vico Morcote, Switzerland
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Posted September 10th, 2011 - 8:10 am from Castegnero, Italy
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Posted September 12th, 2011 - 11:57 am from Bangkok, Thailand
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Posted September 12th, 2011 - 7:38 pm from Plymouth, England
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Posted September 15th, 2011 - 10:50 am from Vico Morcote, Switzerland
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Posted September 15th, 2011 - 12:29 pm by from Brasileia, Brazil (Permalink)
hey man!
i'd ask if there's a reason for not loading it in spain. but i just saw you're from Castelldefels.

any guess why http://www.3rdw.net/cs/pimpup/ is simply not loading?

cheers

Posted September 15th, 2011 - 1:05 pm from Brussels, Belgium
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Posted September 15th, 2011 - 1:06 pm from Brussels, Belgium
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Posted September 16th, 2011 - 4:34 am by from Lapinlahti, Finland (Permalink)
Works fine here in Spain.

Sometimes the server is a bit slow...

Posted September 16th, 2011 - 12:13 pm by from Brasileia, Brazil (Permalink)
yep, working now.
thanks

Posted September 16th, 2011 - 12:17 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
Hey Ronny, I saw your wicked animated version on your profile. Do you plan on releasing that version or do you plan to go public and charge for upgrades? ;-P

Posted September 16th, 2011 - 4:21 pm by from Lapinlahti, Finland (Permalink)
I don't know if I release the animated version. I dbout. Since it's not easy to make it work for people.

Due to nature of CS site and how it handles profile photos, it's very tricky to get animated one. It involves some serios profile hacking (which I love, as you might see from my profile). :) I took me some while to figure out a way to go around all those limitations of the profile before I managed to make it work. (well, now I can think two ways, though very similar, but they are bot both very tricky to do.)

Posted September 16th, 2011 - 4:29 pm by from Lapinlahti, Finland (Permalink)
And no, no plans for going public...

I have filed my 503c3 application some time ago, hoping to get regonized as the first non-profit pimp. And starting soon my pione... ummm... verification program soon to provide better compatibility with the members and their profile photos. Also facebook has been interested of helping our profile pimping out. We'll see what comes from that !

Anyways, future of this non-profiting pimping service is very whealthy !

Posted September 19th, 2011 - 3:38 pm from Bangkok, Thailand
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Posted September 23rd, 2011 - 5:47 pm from Bangkok, Thailand
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Posted September 23rd, 2011 - 8:01 pm by from Lapinlahti, Finland (Permalink)
I updated the generator little bit today. With nicer overlays.

If anyone got any text or other idea for the overlay that you would like to be available, then let me know. It's easy to add more of those.

Posted September 23rd, 2011 - 8:59 pm by from Genova, Italy (Permalink)
@ Ronny: i add the pic generator under my profile too.


Thanx so much


Ale

Posted September 26th, 2011 - 5:09 pm by from Lapinlahti, Finland (Permalink)
The latest version of the site gives you ready made html code to add in photo description to give others a clue how to get such a cool profile photo !

It looks pretty much like this (directly from my profile) :


We are against CS Corporation - READ MORE
and
Pimp Up Your Profile Photo!

Posted September 26th, 2011 - 5:10 pm by from Lapinlahti, Finland (Permalink)
bah, this group messed up the links again... but doesn't matter, that's how it looks like but appears with correct links of course :)

Posted September 27th, 2011 - 8:06 pm from Bangkok, Thailand
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Posted October 5th, 2011 - 12:30 am by from Wellington, New Zealand (Permalink)
bumpity bump

Posted October 9th, 2011 - 11:05 pm by from Lapinlahti, Finland (Permalink)
Talk about what ? The life ? The universe ? Or everything else ?

Posted October 11th, 2011 - 1:02 am by from Lapinlahti, Finland (Permalink)
Just pimped up my profile... hopefully you like it. :)

Posted October 11th, 2011 - 1:17 am by from Dijon, France (Permalink)
"Just pimped up my profile... hopefully you like it. :)"

Nice photo.

And nice meeting you in Paris, Ronny

David

Posted October 11th, 2011 - 9:55 pm by from Lapinlahti, Finland (Permalink)
Yeah it was great to meet you to David !

Maybe next time have a bit more time to talk with you.

Posted January 30th, 2012 - 5:17 pm by from Brasilia, Brazil (Permalink)
Me too!

By the way, nice tool...thanks!

Posted February 21st, 2012 - 4:53 pm from Oslo, Norway
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Posted November 18th, 2011 - 1:26 pm from Castegnero, Italy
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Posted November 20th, 2011 - 8:01 pm from Bethonvilliers, France
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Posted December 19th, 2011 - 10:46 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
and up

Posted January 30th, 2012 - 1:40 am from Bangkok, Thailand
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Posted January 30th, 2012 - 3:34 pm from Cadiz, Spain
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Posted January 30th, 2012 - 4:27 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
David: "Hi i still can t convert my profile picture...Everything works but i ca. T aave the image. It takes me to a validation page..."

It worked for me. Ready-for-use:

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/827/pimped1327940003.jpg

Posted January 30th, 2012 - 4:48 pm from Cadiz, Spain
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Posted January 30th, 2012 - 4:52 pm from Cadiz, Spain
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Posted April 11th, 2012 - 6:04 pm from Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland
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Posted April 11th, 2012 - 7:07 pm by from Lapinlahti, Finland (Permalink)
I just tested and the generator works fine for me.

Try with different browser, it should work.

Another possible reason is that you have adblock or something that conflict with the page and doesn't display the image.

Anyways, if it doesn't work, send me a private message telling the file name of the photo you uploaded and I will message back giving you the link of the pimped up photo.

Posted April 17th, 2012 - 11:08 am from Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland
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Posted August 8th, 2012 - 6:03 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
up

Posted September 8th, 2012 - 4:30 am by from Paris, France (Permalink)
up again

Posted September 8th, 2012 - 5:08 am by from Catania, Italy (Permalink)
thanks a lot!!

Posted September 8th, 2012 - 5:42 pm by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
thx!

Posted September 10th, 2012 - 4:45 am from Melbourne, Australia
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Posted October 9th, 2012 - 1:35 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
Mila, many of us have the link in our profile description.

The code is:

<b><a href="http://www.3rdw.net/cs/pimpup">Pimp Up Your Profile Photo!</a></b>

Posted October 10th, 2012 - 2:14 pm from Locarno, Switzerland
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Posted November 28th, 2012 - 11:34 am by from Melaka, Malaysia (Permalink)
Hi everyone.

Getting a Forbidden Access from Thailand.

If it´s too much of a trouble to fix that (go figure), I can wait until I am back in Malaysia in few days.

Cheers,
Jean

Posted November 28th, 2012 - 11:50 am from Rockchapel, Ireland (Republic of)
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Posted November 28th, 2012 - 11:54 am by from Melaka, Malaysia (Permalink)
Hi.

The error that I get is:
Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /cs/pimpup on this server.

Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

I´ll try again tomorrow from another place and see.

Thanks :-)

Cheers,
Jean

Posted November 29th, 2012 - 12:15 am from Locarno, Switzerland
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Posted December 10th, 2012 - 6:07 pm by from Melaka, Malaysia (Permalink)
Hello there.

I am back in Malaysia and the link to the Pic Generator is still not working for me.

I now get a

Error 118 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT): The operation timed out.


Cheers,
Jean

Posted December 10th, 2012 - 10:33 pm by from Lapinlahti, Finland (Permalink)
I don't know why it doesn't work.

Propably the server host has blocked some addresses. Also possible that your ISP is blocking some Finnish addresses. I have not blocked anyone out (other than couple well known spam networks, where you shouldn't be located) so the problem is propably at higher level.

Anyways, currently I have no interest contacting the host for it since I'm going to change host anyways soon.

I will post here once the move has been done and you can try again.

Meanwhile you can use proxy to bypass the problem. (try some free anonymous "online proxy". https://www.google.com/search?btnG=1&pws=0&q=anonymous+online+proxy )

Posted December 11th, 2012 - 2:40 pm by from Melaka, Malaysia (Permalink)
Hi there.

Yes, I didn´t think a proxy would solve the situation.
Somehow I wasn´t expecting such address to be in any blacklist. Interestingly enough, with a proxy I am able to access the app.
(As you can see, I got my image already)
This proxy worked well (others didn´t):
http://hidedoor.com/index.jsp


Thanks again for investing time on this app.

Cheers!
Jean

Posted December 27th, 2012 - 2:06 pm by from Lapinlahti, Finland (Permalink)
The service is now on a new server.

If anyone had problems with the old server, that problem should be now gone.

The address stays the same, of course.

http://www.3rdw.net/cs/pimpup/

Posted January 14th, 2013 - 5:29 pm by from Lapinlahti, Finland (Permalink)
Btw, I noticed there's a problem with the generator when using Opera. Let you guys know when it's fixed. Till then use any other browser (Chrome, Firefox and IE9 works for sure).

Posted January 16th, 2013 - 12:24 pm from Bonn, Germany
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