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Lost Avatars

Postby saucisson » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:37 pm

First off I would like to thank the people who have put an enormous amount of time into migrating us to the new software. This wasn't a trivial affair and some of them have sweated blood doing it. I can name drop at another time :)

The first problem that confronts a small number of members is they are missing their avatars. This affects only 128 out of over 3500 members, and yes I am one of them :)

We have managed to rescue the lost avatars and mounted them here:

avatars/

Right click on your avatar and select "Copy image URL"


Then open your user control panel, find the edit avatar section, and paste in the URL into the 'link off-site" box

If anyone has any trouble doing this post in here telling us which your avatar was and we will help you reunite with your avatar.
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Re: Lost Avatars

Postby JerBear » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:51 am

I don't see a way to upload a new avatar in the Control Panel. I'm sure I'm overlooking something!
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Re: Lost Avatars

Postby JerBear » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:58 am

I was able to figure out a work-around. Uploaded it to imageshack and then copied the URL over. Sorry for an inconvenience.
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Re: Lost Avatars

Postby wnkt » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:57 pm

I think I have mine back now
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Re: Lost Avatars

Postby JerBear » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:42 pm

I just thought of a question. Pictures linked from imageshack are block at my work so I don't see those pictures in postings and I now just noticed that my avatar isn't visable. Is there a way to upload a picture directly to the site rather then link through a website?
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Re: Lost Avatars

Postby vagreys » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:02 pm

Uploads are not permitted due to host server constraints.
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Re: Lost Avatars

Postby JerBear » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:16 am

Can you recommend an alternate upload / link source other than imageshack? Maybe Flickr or TinyPic?
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Re: Lost Avatars

Postby vagreys » Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:40 am

I use photobucket. Don't know if that helps, or not.
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Re: Lost Avatars

Postby JerBear » Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:50 am

Ok, uploaded via Photobucket. I'll check tomorrow at work. Thanks! :D
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Re: Lost Avatars

Postby Salmo » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:04 pm

Hello
I found my Avatar in the "library" but when I right click it I don't get the "Copy image URL" message.
Any ideas?
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Re: Lost Avatars

Postby vagreys » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:07 pm

In Firefox, the option is called 'Copy image location.' If you can PM me and tell me which one is yours, I can help you.
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Re: Lost Avatars

Postby vagreys » Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:38 pm

In IE, right click on the pic, and choose Properties. In Properties, highlight and copy the complete URL.
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