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Postby johnfordau » Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:58 pm

Sorry if this is in the wrong place but I have tried to upload a avatar by seems impossible. I looked around and can't seem to find any instructions. Can someone assist please.

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Postby AUbicycles » Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:35 pm

Hi, in the FAQ are details for uploading an avatar:
faq.php#f1r6

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Postby johnfordau » Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:43 pm

Thank you. Tried all that but no success. Thought there may have been an embargo.

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Postby AUbicycles » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:55 pm

If you can provide details - I can look into it though need to know exactly what is happening (or not happening).

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Postby johnfordau » Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:23 pm

I have tried all different combinations of sizes without success. If you look at my profile page you will note that my avatar is a blue square with a ? in the middle. This indicates to me that something is uploaded but is not recognised for some reason.

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Postby AUbicycles » Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:55 pm

I can see one now - it is tiny and the best size is 80x80px in jpg.

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Postby johnfordau » Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:45 pm

Got it .. thank you.

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Postby johnfordau » Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:51 pm

Well, it last a couple of days .. now gone ..

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Postby AUbicycles » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:40 am

ok - I think I know what is happening and it is a technical thing (since we moved hosts and have changed the principles of the setup).

If you can keep in mind the process - I will put this on my task list to build a solution to permanently store the Avatars.

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Postby Jawa » Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:35 pm

Sorry to be a pain but having same issue. New member and every time ive uploaded a new avatar its gone in a couple of days. :?:

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Postby AUbicycles » Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:04 pm

Sorry - this is a tech challenge which has not yet been resolved.

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Postby Dreams V Reallity » Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:10 pm

Yes, interested in the answer to this, too.
Have tried to load a couple of pictures in the 14 months I've been a member.
I'll keep watching.
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Postby AUbicycles » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:09 pm

Only an issue for the last few months - the avatars uploaded beforehand are working fine.

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Postby AUbicycles » Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:40 pm

TEMPORY SOLUTION FOR AVATARS


Step 1
Upload your avatar in your member account. It may or may not display, but it is an important step.

Step 2
Email me your avatar (image) plus a link to your member account. This means - click on your member name / avatar and copy the URL and include this in the email (e.g. memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=34838)

email to info@bicycles.net.au (subject - forum avatar)

The back-end is a bit tricky, but I will manually setup the image so that when the site next updates, the new avatar should display with your account.


The server tech unfortunately makes the avatar setup difficult, so hopefully this temporary solution is helpful.

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Re: Avatar

Postby foo on patrol » Sat May 06, 2017 2:54 pm

So I gather that there is still a problem uploading Avatars? I've just spent 30mins trying to upload a new one and it won't do it, no matter how small I make it.

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Re: Avatar

Postby Arbuckle23 » Sat May 06, 2017 3:53 pm

My Avatar seems to last a week and then I need to re-upload?
Gone again at the moment.

Edit: Redid it. See how long it lasts this time.

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Postby AUbicycles » Mon May 08, 2017 5:47 am

Hello,
Afraid they won't last two long. It is based on the hosting which is different from regular hosting. Rather than saving all the content and just growing over time (but also being unable to scale) we have a scaling approach which by default doesn't play as nicely with content. Specifically for the forums it is tricky and recently I identified an approach... very techy but I have to test it which is a time consuming and complex process and time has not yet been on my side.

So at the stage, emailing the avatar is the only approach... and the avatars should then be visible on the next major update (which is also a time consuming approach.... but is completed more frequent).

Thanks for your patience.

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Postby Arbuckle23 » Mon May 08, 2017 10:05 am

Was just about to post that it had gone again. Thanks for the info.

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Postby foo on patrol » Sat May 13, 2017 11:37 am

AUbicycles wrote:Hello,
Afraid they won't last two long. It is based on the hosting which is different from regular hosting. Rather than saving all the content and just growing over time (but also being unable to scale) we have a scaling approach which by default doesn't play as nicely with content. Specifically for the forums it is tricky and recently I identified an approach... very techy but I have to test it which is a time consuming and complex process and time has not yet been on my side.

So at the stage, emailing the avatar is the only approach... and the avatars should then be visible on the next major update (which is also a time consuming approach.... but is completed more frequent).

Thanks for your patience.


I'll let ya off, this time. :lol:

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Re: Avatar

Postby AUbicycles » Mon May 15, 2017 5:28 pm

got the email... leave it with me and I will try and get this setup for the next major update.

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Re: Avatar

Postby Arbuckle23 » Fri May 19, 2017 12:09 pm

I won't bother emailing one as I still have't settled on one I may keep over the longer period.
Have deleted my existing one as it kept disappearing anyway.

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