[Resolved] Why can't I change my avatar?

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  1. miles and smiles
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    Actually what happens every time I've tried tonight, is that my new avatar uploads and appears fine. But then a minute later my old avatar reappears. I've tried deleting it, uploading a variety of new avatars, but every time my avatar reverts to what I had before.
    I don't understand, as it was easy for me to change my avatar a few days ago and it stayed.
    Any advice?
     
  2. Gargoyle
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    There was a server image problem last night and this morning. It should be fixed now; if it still isn't working, check this thread and add a comment there also.
     
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    had no problem changing my avatar last night. Though it would be nice if we could store previous ones somewhere on MP in case we want to reuse them.
     
  4. miles and smiles
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    Tried again this morning, same thing happening - it reverts back a minute later.
    Will be away from computer all day today, so I'll look into it again after I return
     
  5. Cholula
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    Don't forget to hit the Save or Okay button when you're through. That might be what you are missing here.
     
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    FWIW - I preferred your previous 'gerbil' avatar ;) The 'Thing' is interesting but ... ;)
     
  7. Gargoyle
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    Save the Avatars!
    It's a new movement that Cholula is leading, he's launching a Facebook page...
     
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  8. I haven't had other reports of changing an avatar, but users may not usually change their avatar.

    If you can give ma screen shot. I am just looking for some more information to solve the problem.
     
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  9. canucklehead
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    hmph, no appreciation of the graphic arts! [​IMG]
     
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    "may not usually change their avatar"
    Didn't you mean to say "may usually change their avatar"? It's set up to be very simple to change, and some of us have changed ours multiple times in the past few weeks.
     
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  11. Yes, for sure, 50/50 chance that you would respond either way[​IMG].
     
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    I'm certainly hoping we can change our avatars. I might go someplace other than Sydney!
     
  13. You can change whenever you want.
     
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    I tried again just now, and the same thing happened. And yes, I always click save. I have used about five different pictures, so that isn't the problem. And I tried using Internet Explorer instead of Firefox (which I use 99% of the time) and the same thing happened.
    The new picture always uploads successfully. But as soon as I go to another page on MP, my old avatar returns.
     
  15. Gargoyle
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    Did you check the box next to "use custom avatar" and make sure that gravitar was not checked? Did you check the box to delete current avatar? (although I'm not sure that box actually does anything).

    What format and file size is the new one you're trying to use?
     
  16. miles and smiles
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    Yes, I have checked everything you mentioned. I have tried using 5 different pictures of a variety of sizes. everything I have uploaded is a .jpg file.
     
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    Originally tried to change my Avatar using my iPad but wasn't able to select the Browse option in use Custom Avatar, not sure if this is a know problem or....
     
  18. ACMM
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    You must be speaking of the cap on one of your opposable thumbs? [​IMG]
     
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    try deleting completely, and see if that gets you to the generic blue chess piece. If/when that displays, only then try uploading a new image. We'll see if that works for you.
     
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    Nobody knows the tribbles I've seen...[​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    Opposable thumbs, my feline friend, its the wave of the future, evolve.......[​IMG]

    winter's almost over, may need to replace my toque with a baseball cap!
     
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    There ya go - he could use a Tribble avatar - close enough to a gerbil ;)
     
  23. miles and smiles
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    Thanks Gargoyle, but I tried that a couple of times. I can get to the generic chess piece, in fact I can get anything to upload. But no matter what I do my avatar reverts back to my picture every time. Believe me, I have tried many variations of this theme.
    Since the same thing happened in IE, I am no baffled.
    I will stick with my picture.
     
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    My avatar seems to be null. I thought I was a somebody for just a little while.
     
  25. Gargoyle
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    That is baffling.

    Jamie, is there some way that his avatar is stuck in the system? It appears you always assign the same name to a users avatar, so miles and smiles would have 1919.gif, could it have gotten read only properties perhaps?

     

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