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Offline Celtic Lady

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Avatar Issue
« on: January 17, 2013, 06:43:24 PM »
Is anyone else having trouble having trouble changing or adding their avatar pic? I tried changing mine with an updated photo and all I see now is the ugly red "X" in the ugly red box.  :'(

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Re: Avatar Issue
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013, 06:58:38 PM »
Hello, the path to you image doesn't include a file name. Your path is "http://www.flickr.com/photos/miz_greeneyed_dragon/8391112574/" that appears to be incomplete, it should end with a filename. The path should be something like "http://www.flickr.com/photos/miz_greeneyed_dragon/8391112574/mypicture.jpg". I hope this helps.
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Re: Avatar Issue
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013, 08:45:37 PM »
Thanks for the info, Tom. I'm not sure how to get a filename added to it :( . Suggestions?

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Re: Avatar Issue
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2013, 03:08:19 PM »
Celtic Lady, the image url is: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8494/8391112574_423abbfb6f_z.jpg ... assuming that is the picture you want. Put that entire address into the field, and you should be good to go.
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Re: Avatar Issue
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2013, 03:17:11 PM »
 :) Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you so much, Merlin. You truly are a great wizard.

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Re: Avatar Issue
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013, 06:28:54 PM »
Yes, Celtic Lady. I am indeed a great wizard.  My second-best thing is humility... ::)
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Re: Avatar Issue
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2013, 04:10:42 PM »
And third is comedy...  ;)

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Re: Avatar Issue
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2013, 07:52:09 PM »
I'll be here all week!
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Re: Avatar Issue
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2013, 04:53:45 AM »
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x71/Dona_Catalina/Scarby%202010/5-8-2010Scarby.jpg
When I use this link, the profile keeps telling me that the image has been deleted or moved and I know it hasn't.
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Re: Avatar Issue
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2013, 05:37:11 AM »
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x71/Dona_Catalina/Scarby%202010/5-8-2010Scarby.jpg
When I use this link, the profile keeps telling me that the image has been deleted or moved and I know it hasn't.

Doña, when you paste the link into the space provided in your profile, be sure there is a space between Scarby and 2010.  Looking at the code that the forum is returning, the space is missing.  The %20 in the link above is an encoded space.  If that is how you are putting it in, you might try replacing the %20 with a plain space and see if that fixes it. The forum software may be trying to re-encode a link that is already properly encoded.
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Re: Avatar Issue
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2013, 04:58:29 AM »
Thanks Merlin - that worked. I'm not sure why the software would try to chamge the link.
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Re: Avatar Issue
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2013, 07:11:20 AM »
Thanks Merlin - that worked. I'm not sure why the software would try to chamge the link.
Sometimes web-based software will filter out anything it perceives as possibly hazardous code. Code injection is a common attack method of hackers. Sometimes the filters are a little too diligent.
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Re: Avatar Issue
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2013, 09:59:42 AM »
Probably what Merlin said, but my filters are just diligent enough. :)

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Re: Avatar Issue
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2013, 12:38:40 PM »
I have been having a similiar problem. When I put in a photo it just comes out blank.
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Re: Avatar Issue
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2013, 01:56:02 PM »
I have been having a similiar problem. When I put in a photo it just comes out blank.

I looked at your profile and this is what you had for your avatar image:

http://http://s176.photobucket.com/albums/w186/rebelliousfrito/Post-July2010/?action-view&current=100_5682.jpg

You'll see that you have "http://" in the address twice.  I'm going to remove the extra, and that should solve the problem. 
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Re: Avatar Issue
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2013, 01:37:12 AM »
I might be just over looking what I'm doing but I'm trying to put a updated photo of me on here.  I tried turning it into a url gif, I took out the extra http://.  I keep ending up with it being blank or defaulting to no avatar. 
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Re: Avatar Issue
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2013, 11:46:52 AM »
If you have a "?" mark in the link, as in Rosie Nell's link for example, the chances are the link is to a program, and the stuff to the right are parameters being passed to the program.  To see if your link is good, you should be able to paste it into the address of your browser and it should display with no page, no descriptions, nothing other than the image itself... i.e., http://www.oldmerlin.com/img/Avatar_08.jpg and you should be good.  The link HAS to be directly to an image.

Before uploading, if you don't want to be squeezed or stretched, use an image that is cropped to a square aspect ratio, like 300x300 pixels.  There may be an upper limit on the size for this forum to handle, but I've put up some that are 300 - 400 pixels square without issue.
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Re: Avatar Issue
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2013, 07:23:06 PM »
that might be the problem.. I think I just have to get photobucket back up and load it there.  cause my last pic worked from there.  I'll give it a try.

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Re: Avatar Issue
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2013, 12:04:57 PM »
I seem to be having issues getting my avatar to work.  Here's the link, any idea what I'm doing wrong?

http://bogle-made-photos.deviantart.com/art/New-ID-388499118?ga_submit_new=10%253A1374873288
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Re: Avatar Issue
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2013, 09:34:56 AM »
Yes... you've specified a URL to a page, not an image.   cut/paste this into the field:

http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/207/a/2/1010361_535375379844745_422511470_n_by_bogle_made_photos-d6favu6.jpg

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