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cant change my avatar on TR

By Dr Dij ·
I've tried numerous times to 'edit my profile', added a link to website with my avatar and clicked 'update'. It says 'your profile has been updated but my avatar is still blank. I've even tried copying other peoples avatar as a test.

No luck. Is this because I've been a member so long my profile record is lost in the mists of time? (that's 6000 years ago for you ID fans)

Anyone have any suggestions? Being a 'photo-nut' I have lots of things I'd like to put in as an avatar.

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by CG IT In reply to cant change my avatar on ...

be different, be unique.... don't have one

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by Dr Dij In reply to

you restore my faith in humanity. I guess I have no choice but to be unique (even if blank). Long live individualness, even if it is a blank individuality!

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by Dr Dij In reply to cant change my avatar on ...

That's an idea: will allay my fears of all us us becoming identical, driving the same car, having the average 2.4 kids, tho I think Apotheon has no avatar so I'm not unique yet.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to cant change my avatar on ...

yeah, wish tech republic would get a real programmer or at least a helper tester for the one they have...my profile still says 'Beta' and i can't change stuff either. have you consider passing the torch on to a new profile? you could attempt one to see if it worked better then award yourself all your points....(best done at midnight in the deepest part of the AD forest)...

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by Dr Dij In reply to

thanks for your frankness, this is the cause, something they have not fixed, and it appears all the articles on good programming and testing, etc haven't worked their way into TR system yet.

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by CG IT In reply to cant change my avatar on ...

Apotheon doesn't? naw that can not be........

think the avatar has a max size so any pics you have gotta be whittled down. Ask Smorty or Trivia Geek they can give ya an answer

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by Dr Dij In reply to

I guess apotheon does have one now. Since I tried copying other acceptable avatars, probably not the answer but thanks for helping anyway.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to cant change my avatar on ...

You can try this one and see if it works

http://tinyurl.com/rmeke

A couple of people where using it a little while ago and I have not as yet removed it.

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by Dr Dij In reply to

thanks for helping me (and all the other people you help w/ questions)!

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by Dr Dij In reply to cant change my avatar on ...

I guess Apotheon DOES have an avatar now. Nice Liberty pic. I don't think the problem is with the avatar link or graphic itself: I've tried copying several avatars, and none show up. both with the http:// and without as it shows in front.

Shawn from TR gave me a convoluted way to try to change it (click on something first then hit edit my profile... wave feathers and sacrifice a CD-Rom to G.O.D. [the Giver Of Data for you IT religion illiterates])

May have to pray to DOG (the opposite of GOD command on some DG systems :)
to fix this.

I don't know how this can NOT work. I'm a programmer and I could make it work 100% of the time (if it was in the arcane language I use). I even get 'page not found' quite a bit on TR. then hit refresh and it works sometimes!

Ah well, that's progress. Cookies and server side stores. javascript talks to browser which talks to server which talks to middleware which talks to database manager, each adding quirks of unreliability. All hail the new paradigm of things that work SOMETIMES!

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