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If noticed some members on the forum have colored maps in their signatures. You may be asking yourself "How do you do that?".

 

Start by visiting this website:

http://visitedstatesmap.com

 

Select the states you have visited and choose the size you wish and click DRAW MAP.

*Please be considerate to others views on the forums by keeping the image around medium size*

 

Next you will be taken to a new page and underneath the map where it says "Copy and Paste Image URL:"

Copy the url, for example mine is:

http://visitedstatesmap.com/image/xlg.jpg - this is not your map unless you have been to zero states. This is an example.

 

Now go to your forum Signature to edit and put in the url:

 

It should now look like: example-map1.jpg.544e2f79d6872f11b1ba4ac3d463a30e.jpg

 

If you need help please discuss below.

 

Credits:

@SeaDawg, @KarenLukens
 

example-map1.jpg.544e2f79d6872f11b1ba4ac3d463a30e.jpg

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I still can’t follow these directions. Here’s what my signature looks like. What am I doing wrong?

 

 

Don Thompson

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Hull #126

VW Touareg TDI

States I've visited with my Ollie

[img{]{img-url-here}[}/img]-Remove the "{"&"}"http://visitedstatesmap.com/image/ALCOGAILIAKSMNMSMOMTNENMNCOKSCSDTNTXUTWIWYmed.jpg

 

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States I visited with my Ollie (Sold October, 2019)

 

 

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I still can’t follow these directions. Here’s what my signature looks like. What am I doing wrong?

 

Don Thompson

 

Elite II Twin Bed

 

Hull #126

 

VW Touareg TDI

 

States I’ve visited with my Ollie

 

[img{]{img-url-here}[}/img]-Remove the “{“&”}”http://visitedstatesmap.com/image/ALCOGAILIAKSMNMSMOMTNENMNCOKSCSDTNTXUTWIWYmed.jpg

 

You were almost there Don, you just needed to remove the "{" "}" squiggly lines in the code. The reason I did that is because if I did not add that the website would pick it up as code and display an image instead of the actual code you need. There is an image below the post with how the code should look :)

 

example-map1.jpg

 

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Jason, I tried to update my map and of course I've failed again. I always waste 1-2 hours messing with this and give up. Here's what my signature looks like now. What am I doing wrong?

 

 

<p>Don</p>

<p>2016 Elite II Twin Bed Hull #126</p>

<p>2016 VW Touareg TDI</p>

<p>States I've visited with my Ollie />

Don

 

2020 Kimberley Kruiser S-Class Off-Road Karavan 

 

 

2019 Ram 2500 Diesel

 

 

States I visited with my Ollie (Sold October, 2019)

 

 

States Visited Map

 

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Ok the problem I found is that the image you are trying to use does not exist on their website. I put in the url https://visitedstatesmap.com/image/ALCOGAILIAKSMNMSMOMTNENMNCNDOKSCSDTNTXUTWY/med.jpg and I get a 404 error, which means it doesn't exist.

 

Instead, try recreating your map and then use the new url it gives you. If you need help I am here :).

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From what I see on my post above, I seem to have succeeded. However, instead of copying the URL, I just copied the map itself. Does it appear the way it should regardless of the method? (That blank spot above Arizona will be filled in this month.) Thanks, Jason.

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So, I did this again, as my map was out of date anyway...

I went to visitedstatesmap.com.

 

Click on some states, and color the map. I chose the smallest size. Click on copy and paste the url. Then, copy.

 

Go to your profile. Click on settings. Then, click on edit profile and arrow down to signature. DON'T CLICK ON LINK.

 

JUST PASTE THE URL YOU JUST COPIED FROM THE MAP WEBSITE.  Accept and close.

 

Hope this helps. Sherry

 

 

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I thought I read, somewhere, that the map should only reflect where you've been in your Oliver.  Is this correct?  If yes,  I need to edit mine as we don't have our Oliver yet 😉

Ray and Susan Huff

Elite II Twin "Pearl" - Hull#699; delivered December 7, 2020

2013 F350 6.7l diesel Super Duty 4x4 long bed crew cab

1UP-USA Heavy-duty bike rack

2017 Leisure Travel Van Unity Twin Bed (sold)

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Hi, Chris. I had a hard time finding it on my android phone, too. 

go to my account, then account settings, settings area, and near the bottom you should see " signature."

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Posted (edited)

As a reminder, please be considerate and do not choose a map size larger than medium.  Actually, because so many people view the site from their phone, the smallest size is preferable, and is perfectly viewable.  Some of the maps I'm seeing lately are literally the size of an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper on my monitor.  We all like seeing where you've been, but no one is *that* interested.

The pull down menu to choose your map size is located right above the button to create your map.  

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18 hours ago, Overland said:

As a reminder, please be considerate and do not choose a map size larger than medium.  Actually, because so many people view the site from their phone, the smallest size is preferable, and is perfectly viewable.  Some of the maps I'm seeing lately are literally the size of an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper on my monitor.  We all like seeing where you've been, but no one is *that* interested.

The pull down menu to choose your map size is located right above the button to create your map.  

2016830473_ScreenShot2021-03-28at3_42_19PM.png.54514bf4d32e39d5c250f5c1834a7aca.png

 

I made some code changes setting max height of signatures image to 400 pixels and width to auto. Should help.

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There is also  feature to turn off all signature info.

 

Alternatively,   I took my maps off my signature because they were so big. I'm not sure if anyone cares that I've camped in 48 contiguous states, Alaska, and most of Canada, etc.

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