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Avatar Help
Posted by MartyE on Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:12 AM

Went to change my Avatar and well it will not allow me to change it.  I deleted the old one and now I'm just another faceless pinhead in the crowd.

 

Thanks

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:21 PM

Took me a while to figure it out.  What I did was this:

I picked an image off the 'net, reduced the screen then clicked and dragged it to the open border.  Went to the "Change Avatar" option and followed the directions, lo and behold it worked!  I wasn't the "orange on the bar of Irish Spring" anymore!

Of course, if you did the same thing then I couldn't tell you what went wrong.  I'm amazed I got it right myself!

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Posted by MartyE on Thursday, November 12, 2020 1:27 PM

Well I used the change my avatar link and uploaded the picture I wanted from the "browse" box. the box says "uploaded" but when I click "Upload and Use Image" I get an error box.  Not sure what I am doing wrong.  Seems straight forward. Is there a particular format it's wanting?

Here is the error message...

Sorry, there was a problem with your last request!

Either the site is offline or an unhandled error occurred. We apologize and have logged the error. Please try your request again or if you know who your site administrator is let them know too.

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Posted by zugmann on Thursday, November 12, 2020 1:52 PM

If I used photshop elements to crop and resize an avatar and saved it as a jpg - it wouldn't take it.  But if I reopened the photo in a new (non-photoshop) window and saved it from there, then it would.  No idea why. 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, November 12, 2020 2:31 PM

Right, I didn't use Photoshop, wouldn't know how anyway, I used the downloaded image as is.  

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Posted by Banks on Saturday, November 14, 2020 9:43 AM

Could be lots of things. This software is finicky. Try a different browser. I did see in the December issue a new  website is in the works

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Posted by MartyE on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:39 PM

3 different browsers, same results.  Your stuck with the "Game of Life" dude until something changes.

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Posted by marxalot on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:34 PM

While Marty is seeking help on avatars I have another question: is it possible to contact a member with a question sort of off-line? When I try to start a conversation there is always a red "X" before the person's name and nothing goes through. Thanks for the time.

Jim K

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:43 PM

The person you're trying to contact may have the " Allow Conversation" option blocked.  He may have it blocked without even realizing it.  Someone tried to contact me by PM once with no success and finally used a Forum topic to do so.

I checked, and somehow or other my "Conversation" option was turned off.  I have no idea how or when or why that happened, I certainly didn't do it.  Needless to say I un-blocked it ASAP.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:56 PM

I used to be able to change avatars quite easily, something changed about a year back. I have wanted to update mine, but have also received an error message. 
I have no answer for this...

Paul

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