Avatar Issues

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  1. Liadan

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    I've never previously had problems updating avatars from links, but now I'm getting an error message:

    The link that I was using was this: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v315/Senekha/liadanava.jpg

    Does anyone have any idea why would be the case? Also, when I tried updating from a hard-disk copy I have saved on my computer, it said that it was an incorrect file format (.bmp) but it let me change to a .jpg of an old avy.
     
  2. Turambar

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    Interesting... :)

    There doesn't seem to be anything off, though. It's, on the whole, rather puzzling.

    Still, your current avatar seems to be different from earlier today...

    Maybe your new pic is too beautiful for TFF to accept?

    Have you tried downloading (saving) the image to your computer - and and uploading it again to the TFF server manually? It might provide a work-around...
     
  3. Liadan

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    Yep, the one I currently have is the .jpg one from my disc-drive. But I've tried uploading 2-3 separate avatars from links as a test, and none of them work. :( And I'm pretty sure that Nienor's "Large Donut Head" ava doesn't qualify as "too beautiful for TFF to accept." ;)

    Edit: As to your proposed situation, I'll probably end up doing that if my problem is something that pertains specifically to my acc, but if it's a forum-spread thing, I was wondering what caused it.
     
  4. Turambar

    Turambar Harebrained Staff Member

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    Lessee whether mine works...

    EDIT:

    teh :(

    We need a Skyanide!
     
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  5. Liadan

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    D: That's not cool. I wonder if we could get other people to test this as well?
     
  6. ~Elladan~

    ~Elladan~ A Elbereth Gilthoniel

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    ^ The problem you describe has been happening for quite a while...

    The only way, that I can make work, to upload avs is directly from my PC

    I use .png format mostly
     
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  7. Meteorain

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    I only get that problem if the pic is an animated one i.e. a gif
     
  8. Liadan

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    ... Admins? If I offer you a lot of cookies, would you give me an answer? :(
     
  9. Overread

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    well gifs are not allowed now - the only people that have them had them before the big no gif ava times - anakin an toast
     
  10. Blackness

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    They should allows gifs in ava :p
    I have a few awesome ones QQ
     
  11. Meteorain

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    Yea I've recently got some good gif avatar's that aren't stupidly huge.
     
  12. Árëlin Milloway

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    ...Which is the main reason why I am not changing av in the near future, and therefore have no idea of the issues of which we speak.

    Though I know that I've never been able to use an av through a link. I've always had to upload it from my computer.
     
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  13. Turambar

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    Yeah....

    and THEN you get the freak who thinks it's funny to give everyone on the forum epilepsy by showing an alternating green and red screen. Greatness...

    BTW, Árëlin's AV is moving in one way or another... I mean, doesn't that, in any way, involve GIF?

    EDIT: nm.... Miss Milloway was keen enough to tell everyone in the 3 seconds I used to make this post...
     
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  14. Árëlin Milloway

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    I'm just so extremely skilled XD. (Miss Milloway... I like that, maybe I should add Milloway to my real name? *ponders*)
     
  15. Turambar

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    I like Milloway. I have selected it for a possible character in a story some time ago :)

    That is - with your permission.
     
  16. Nienor

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    I had a problem too the other day. I don't know if it's VB wide or not. You can send me the file and I'll put in in for you through the administrator section if you can't get it to work.

    Previously I was able to upload an av from photobucket. Now I can't.
     
  17. Liadan

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    Hmmm, I see... the easiest way might be to just save all the files into a .jpg format then, I suppose - thanks though, Nienor.
     
  18. Alchemist

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    ive been getting the same error message when i tried to add anything from photobucket as my ava. It only works when I go directly from PC
     
  19. Meteorain

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    Well tbh it's not like it's that much of an effort so save to PC, upload from there, and then delete the pic off HDD to get back the space.
     
  20. Turambar

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    well, it's not really as though the size matters. It's 150x150, and about 100.000-200.000 bytes. - that's roughly one millionth of your hard drive...