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CLOSED New toy: Profile Widget

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fd is a group administrator fd says:

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Just a goofy little thing you can put on your profile page (or blog or wherever). The neat part is that it will automatically update itself every hour so it is always up-to-date.

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Avery's Mom says:

thanks, I really like this..very fun
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Kaptain Kobold says:

Looks very nice indeed.

How is the Explore figure calculated, though? Scout says I have 11, whilst this application claims I have 19. I know there is a lag on Scout, but wonder how this application can seemingly see things it doesn't.

Thanks.
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Claudecf says:

Ooooooh I love it!!!!

claudecf. Get yours at flagrantdisregard.com/flickr
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marvelous trail [deleted] says:

Fantastic, looks great!
But maybe automatically generate a link to your photo page aswell?

Aäron. Get yours at flagrantdisregard.com/flickr
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physical earth [deleted] says:

Cath B. Get yours at flagrantdisregard.com/flickr

It great buuuuuuuuuut, any chance of changing background colours

My blog's black so it looks a bit silly

blog

*runs for cover*
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Christine Lebrasseur says:

Already added to my profil and soon on my weblog, great idea, as always, merci FD :)

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Brenda Anderson says:

Coolness John! Cheers!

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Claudecf says:

Aaron said

Fantastic, looks great!
But maybe automatically generate a link to your photo page aswell?

that should be easy to do, and yes, it would be a good idea.
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Brenda Anderson says:

Mine (above) does that now. :)
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fd is a group administrator fd says:

See, you guys are great. The code now generates a link to your flickr photos. I fixed the Explore number, there was a little wonkiness there.

Different background colors is on the way... any other ideas? Different shapes (maybe a vertical version?) Other information you want on it?
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physical earth [deleted] says:

I love the idea of changing the length/number of images. And vertical would be really cool.

Thanks again fd
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LoveLeLisa says:

this is FANTABULOUS!!! i think a vertical version would be wonderful also. what about choosing photos by tags?

sorry for this newbie question, but how is a photo deemed interesting? is it by the number of views?

Thanks FD! You're my hero!!
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fd is a group administrator fd says:

Color choices are in.

Lisa, flickr.com/explore/interesting/.
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Kaptain Kobold says:

Different shapes would be good - a really narrow (or small) version for those of us whose blog sidebars aren't too big would be excellent.

Thanks for all the work, by the way.
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physical earth [deleted] says:

Thanks for the colour choices.

(and I second what KK said)
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Math Paul says:

I love it. Squares instead of circles would be nice too.
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Gertrud K. says:

Great! I love it!
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Here's Kate says:

Simply great - thanks.

When I paste the HTML into my profile though - it defaults to black text on black background as shown above in Math_Paul's example.

Flickr seems to be changing the & in the code to something else when I save the profile - don't know if that's what's causing it.
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peggy. says:

mine will only come up with a black background, no matter what color I choose. Still, it's nice :) thanks, fd!!
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Leo Reynolds is a group moderator Leo Reynolds says:

Absolutely fabulous widget. Thanks John.

LeoL30. Get yours at flagrantdisregard.com/flickr
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Hotash says:

Phew-I thought it was me...mine is black too and photos don't change regardless which option you choose-I signed off and back on too.
The preview is correct.

I really like the widget though!

HOTASH. Get yours at flagrantdisregard.com/flickr

oh yeah THANK YOU


UPDATE: July 21st 1648hrs
My profile is all good now-Thanks again. I love this little widget just the way it is. . .
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melmcwey says:

I LOVE IT!
I've added it to my Flickr profile but it'd never fit in my site... any chance of making a narrower version?
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Rosina says:

Great idea, but I also have the same problem with the background colour!
Rosina. Get yours at flagrantdisregard.com/flickr
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blynaffit says:

What a great idea! I like it a lot!

I like the circles... but it would be cool to have the option to change them... like for the person who suggested squares. I also like all the ideas of the option to have it vertical, choosing a tag or how many pictures... I like it the way it is (minus the silly little default to black thing that I'm experiencing with everyone else), but it's always great to have options. :-)

Thanks for all your great stuff!
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Roger Lynn says:

Very fun idea - thanks

It would be cool if there were links associated with each of the circles - i.e. click on the "photos" circle and it takes you to my photos, click on the "explore" circle and it shows you which of my pictures is in Explore, etc.
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zen says:

Oh this is wonderful!

Thanks so much John!

fotozen@charter.net. Get yours at flagrantdisregard.com/flickr
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jamesbarnes says:

For me, the widget comes up as black background and black text when I post it on flickr.
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The Guncle says:

so very well done - thank you
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Hueyatl says:

hueyatl. Get yours at flagrantdisregard.com/flickr
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catscape says:

Nice one, fd! I found this toy this morning and added it immediately. Thank you!
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fd is a group administrator fd says:

The black background some of you were getting by default is odd. It shouldn't be possible. James, what web browser are you using?

Regardless, I think I've fixed it. If you're getting a white background now but you didn't want that you'll need to use the Profile Widget again to generate new code.
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davebushe says:

Excellent stuff! Thanks.
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SuperDave!! says:

This is great, John. You're Awesome!!!
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RacheldMo says:

It's absolutely wonderful on my Flickr profile but didn't quite work on mySpace. Any suggestions? It shows up as just 2 dots like .. I would love to have it on my page....might even recruit a few .....

Thanks!!
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rachel5338 says:

cool love it!
rachel5338. Get yours at flagrantdisregard.com/flickr
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Leo Reynolds is a group moderator Leo Reynolds says:

Thanks fd. Looks ok now.
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peggy. says:

mine still doesn't work :) but that's OK. For some reason I can't get the color to stick. Now it's white and the text is black but that's not what I chose.
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FlyButtafly says:

This is super cool! Though I was wondering - if you choose random, do the photos change when it updates? (Also I thought it was odd/interesting - the photos that showed up when I grabbed the code are different than the ones that show up in it when I paste the code - but the same ones show up whereever I paste it.)

FlyButtafly. Get yours at flagrantdisregard.com/flickr

I too would love a vertical option. :)
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fd is a group administrator fd says:

If you choose random the photos will update about once an hour. They're different because it's regenerated each time you do a preview but only once an hour when you paste it.

One more bug squashed. Text colors weren't working right but now (cross fingers) they should be. Peggy, that'll probably fix it for you.

Keep in mind, folks, once you PASTE the code into your profile, it WILL NOT update again for an hour. So even if you go back and change colors and paste new code, the new colors from the new code will not take effect until that hour passes. So, it may look like newly pasted code isn't working, but it will when the hour elapses.
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shadowplay says:

excellent....love it

shadowplay. Get yours at flagrantdisregard.com/flickr
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Computer Science Geek says:

How cool can one man and his toys be?

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Morela says:

Morela. Get yours at flagrantdisregard.com/flickr

this is such a great thing... thank you so much for making it!!!
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dynamic noise [deleted] says:

Wow! So fantastic. I love it!!! Thanks heaps!

daisydingletoy. Get yours at flagrantdisregard.com/flickr
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GenGlo says:

This is very cool!

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zen says:

Thanks again, John! If you're looking for suggestions, i have a few even though they aren't ones that would make or break my use or appreciation:

Check boxes to choose which stats that would show (# of photos, # in explore, # of contacts, # of sets, # of groups adminned, member since date - like member since Oct 2005, the kind of camera used (related to the most recent of course), or none).

Check box to display stats in round, square, rounded square or other design and perhaps in a line along the bottom.

For people who will be using the banner outside Flickr, the option for the Flickr Logo to appear (unless that's a copyright issue). Also the ability to click on one of the photos and to go to that photo. The Photos stat would click-thru to the photostream, the explore stat would clickthru to your Scout for that person, the name to go to their profile (for non-Flickr banner use), the rest you can imagine...

The flagrantDisregard.com area should click-thru to your site.

2 other sizes of photos (with a lessening number of them)

The ability to write our own search/tag criteria for photos (such as "most recent photos tagged with 'FDBanner' and 'abstract').

Just some thoughts for ya man in case you felt like you had nothing better to do than to create wonderful toys for us!!
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fd is a group administrator fd says:

Thanks, zen. That's some stuff to chew on!

I've changed the generated link code a little. If you've already got one it will continue to work and you don't need to change anything. The new URL format (@poli sci girl) will work with other services like myspace.com.
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thekidds says:

Love and using it! Thank you for all yor wonderful ideas and hard work bring them to life!
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JPaul23 says:

Aww, now its not showing up anywhere !
I had some trouble getting it into Myspace, but it worked eventually, now its a blank white box, same on my flickr profile.
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Moose (Bailey and Muppet) says:

This is cool! Thanks fd!
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clickykbd says:

hah! a nifty tool and great dynamic image generation. Bravo.
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especially_today says:

i really love this, but when i try to add it to my profile, it just shows up as code. i don't know why, maybe i am doing something wrong, but as of now, it is not working for me.
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knowledgeable branch [deleted] says:

It worked once for me, but now it's not.

bargal. Get yours at flagrantdisregard.com/flickr

Ok, it looks like at the moment it's working. Thanks, I do really like it.
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peggy. says:

I'm just cursed... I've tried, and tried, and tried again (at least 8 times), and it still doesn't work for me. Oh well. Once I change my whole blog to fit the default colors the whole thing will switch on me, right??
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fd is a group administrator fd says:

JPaul23, it's working now. It looks like it created and cached a badly generated image for you but it's back now. Please excuse the "opening day" kinks. :-)
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fd is a group administrator fd says:

I only save one copy of the profile widget for each user no matter how many different versions you might want to make. I may change that in the future but that's the way it works now. That version is saved for an hour after you paste the code anywhere. I'm virtually certain this is the cause of the problems you're having. Here's what you should do: remove the code from your profile and wherever else you might have it. Generate new code that has the new colors you like. Paste that wherever you want.

You won't see the change immediately where you paste it. The change won't take effect for about an hour. But eventually, it will look like the preview you generate on the flickr toys site.
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JPaul23 says:

Oh excellent, thanks a lot, worked on myspace after hitting reload.
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RacheldMo says:

yiippeee!! It's amazing how such a small thing makes me so utterly happy!!!!

Thanks!!
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cautious range [deleted] says:

Awesome little toy - thanks a bunch - you're the greatest :D!
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LoveLeLisa says:

fd, what about an option of choosing random photos from a set? i was just sitting here thinking of doing a "my favorites" set, my very own "interestingness" if you will. sorry if someone suggested already, i'm thinking out loud...

thanks for doing such a great job here and working so diligently on bugs and suggestions!
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╰⊰⊹✿Jules✿⊹⊱╮ says:

thankyou!!:))
heres mine:)
New toy to put in your profile!
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charming snails [deleted] says:

Here's mine!

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dosbesa2 says:

Thank you veru much for the toy. I really love it but... mine does not work today!! Yesterday I found out about it and I got it fast. It looked really lovely but now appears just a link. Could you tell me what I did wrong??? Thanks.
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moonlit glow says:

how cool, I'll have to check this out.

thanks for creating all the toys.. they're great! =)
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Toni_V says:

great widget... but i have now the same problem like "dosbesa2". on my webside it's just a link now.
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omnos says:

omnos

The image design is crisp and appealing. Congratulations.
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mimbrava says:

Thank you for yet another fun widget. I agree with Zen's suggestion to have stat options, and add just a picky request, that the stat circles be lowered so they don't obscure as much of the images.

mimbrava. Get yours at flagrantdisregard.com/flickr
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fd is a group administrator fd says:

The problems with the widget disappearing are fixed. It was brain damage in the caching system.
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Mr.Child♫ says:

cool toy!!
here's mine
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rt44man says:

I love this little toy, and I made one for my profile. It was cool, then I thought I would like to see it update, so I added a contact, and did not see the number change. I then realized it was updated every hour. So, then I got to thinking I would like to have different pictures on it. I went back to toys, made a new one, and when I try to replace the old one with the new version. The old one always shows up. I have deleted the old one, saved the change, re-opened my profile from scratch and pasted in the new one only to have it show up as the old one AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAh. What do I do?
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weavingmajor says:

what a fun toy, I love it as much as... well, as much as all the rest of your toys. I'd love an option to have the bar WITHOUT the stat circles at all, and/or just have the number of photos... ;o) Thanks so much for more fun!
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rt44man says:

Ok, perhaps I was too hasty. Now that it has updated the numbers the pictures have changed to the lastest version I posted. I guess I can not change the look of it with in the same hour as I originally posted the first one. Ok. Well cool toy.
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Glow* says:

Thanks,it looks great! :-)
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dosbesa2 says:

Thanks fd to fix it. Now it works again :-) and it looks great! That's mine:

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cer!se says:

love it! thanks!

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instinctive houses [deleted] says:

Brilliant

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vasta says:

fantastic tool once again john. i'm going to write a bit about it on my new blog post on flickr fun that's going up on monday, i'll let you know when it's up.
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Brenda Anderson says:

John, any chance of creating one without the Explore number on it? I have control over the other 3 numbers, but the no control over the Explore one.

*edit* argh, left out the 'out' on 'with'. :)
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moonlit glow says:

well I guess I will post mine too... lol

incredible joy. Get yours at flagrantdisregard.com/flickr

edit: did you say it takes an hour to update once we make a change?
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Effata says:

How come that some have 'explore' button and some don't. Does this depend on whether you have a pro account or not?
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Leo Reynolds is a group moderator Leo Reynolds says:

Zero images in Explore = the circle is not shown.
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steph.A says:

Thanks - I love it !!!

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fd is a group administrator fd says:

Just a couple of updates. You can now opt-out of the Explore statistic if you want to. Also, up until now, everyone only had one version of their widget no matter where they put it. Now you can make as many different widgets as you like, all with different colors and options and put them wherever. That should eliminate the problem many of you were having with colors not updating and allows you to put widgets in different places with different background colors.
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Brenda Anderson says:

thanks John!
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arvind k says:

karvind@gmail.com. Get yours at flagrantdisregard.com/flickr

Wheee ... me too.
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Brenda Anderson says:

Oh, another suggestion. How about a "member since" statistic?
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evanescent memory [deleted] says:

Thank ypu for yet another wonderful toy, John!

pandarine. Get yours at flagrantdisregard.com/flickr
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judicious bit [deleted] says:

They say there's no such thing as a stupid question, but I wonder about mine, since everyone else seems to know the answer--WHERE in my profile do I paste the text after I've created my widget? It looks like a great idea, but I'm just baffled by this! Thanks!
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zen says:

@Danton pix:
When you're looking at your profile, up on the right column is EDIT YOUR PROFILE. In the DESCRIBE YOURSELF area, post the html of the widget and add below (or above it) any text you want to say about yourself. That way the next time you look at your profile, VOILA! your widget appears. :)

(edtied becuase i cant spel so gud.)
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Leo Reynolds is a group moderator Leo Reynolds says:

fd wrote: Now you can make as many different widgets as you like

Great news, we can all go widget crazy.
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Claudecf says:

Yes, it's really great! I'd love to see a vertical widget to put in my blog though!
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fd is a group administrator fd says:

Probably two vertical formats are on the way for blog sidebars...
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juliebee says:

I love it too!

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Miquel Bohigas says:

Nice, good, interesting, thank to flagrantdisregard.
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DaPhranksta says:

I only get "user not found"

Arrrrgggghhhhh!!!!
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Claudecf says:

Probably two vertical formats are on the way for blog sidebars...

Yippee yeah!!!!!
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jasohill says:

This is simply one of the best things I've seen here. i've already used it about 10 times. Thanks so much for making this.

jasohill. Get yours at flagrantdisregard.com/flickr
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judicious bit [deleted] says:

Thanks, zen! I'm off to try it!
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peter.ca says:

I don't see an Explore Circle (checked or unchecked explore box doesn't matter), and yes, I got a picture on the Explore Page.
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normal stop [deleted] says:

How amazing - I got something to work first time. Great - thanks John!

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experimien says:

Thank you, fd. :)
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