What happened to avatars?

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Bankai
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What happened to avatars?

Post by Bankai » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:50 pm

I am unable to see avatars of any users including my own, with the only exception being JennyPenny's - anyone else is having this issue? I tried different devices and browsers...

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Re: What happened to avatars?

Post by Jean » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:06 pm

I have the same issue.

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Stahlmann
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Re: What happened to avatars?

Post by Stahlmann » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:21 pm

that's a feature! (saving your mobile data)

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Re: What happened to avatars?

Post by Dream of Freedom » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:34 pm

I see Stahlmann's. I'm perfectly okay not seeing Jean's.

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Bankai
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Re: What happened to avatars?

Post by Bankai » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:36 pm

Yeah I see Stahlmann's as well, but I think it's a brand new one? I still don't see my own or the pissing man's, and it's not data as it's the same on desktop.

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Re: What happened to avatars?

Post by Stahlmann » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:46 pm

simply something borked.

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Re: What happened to avatars?

Post by Jean » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:53 pm

I'm starting to think that it was a subtle way to have me get a new avatar. But I'm surprised most people only saw it as about pissing. I liked the hat and my shoulders. Someone had to tell me for me to notice that I was pissing. It makes me wan't to take a picture of me shiting for my new avatar (even though I know the bug is just a bug).

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Re: What happened to avatars?

Post by figmenter » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:22 am

Actually it is due to a recent upgrade of phpBB. I'm not sure what exactly changed. The previous option for loading and using avatars got removed. If I have to venture a guess, linking remote images got more and more unreliable.

Jacob and I have enabled uploading a (small) image file (JPEG or PNG) for use as an avatar. These images are stored on and served from the ERE server.

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Re: What happened to avatars?

Post by Dream of Freedom » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:50 am

It's good to see Jacob is getting some tech help.

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Re: What happened to avatars?

Post by C40 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:57 am

As of now:

The old maximum size for Avatars was 150 by 150 pixels. It recently changed to 100x100 pixels. Avatars of users who had a 150x150 image stopped being used/shown in posts. If you want to fix yours, you can go into your control panel, save the image, change it to 100x100 and re-upload. (which I just did, and that's why mine works again now)

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Re: What happened to avatars?

Post by bigato » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:14 am

There is no mention of removal of remote avatars on the two last phpbb updates. It is something else. There were some changes related to styles that could be related. You can get further help over at the phpbb forums.

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Re: What happened to avatars?

Post by bigato » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:55 am

Oh C40 solved it, it’s just configurations

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