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67 40 February 25, 2016 at 06:26 AM
Whenever I try to upload an avatar or use an avatar hosted on another site I get the following page: https://slickdeals.net/forums/profile.php?do=tmpavatar

That page is blank and the process never completes. I am able to select from among the existing avatars, but am unable to use my custom avatar. I have tried this in both Edge and Chrome and with JPGs, GIFs, and PNG files.

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Boz

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Whenever I try to upload an avatar or use an avatar hosted on another site I get the following page: https://slickdeals.net/forums/profile.php?do=tmpavatar

That page is blank and the process never completes. I am able to select from among the existing avatars, but am unable to use my custom avatar. I have tried this in both Edge and Chrome and with JPGs, GIFs, and PNG files.

Thank you,

Boz
Welcome to SD!

New users can't use custom avatars until they've lost new user status. The specific requirements to lose new user status aren't specified (to combat spammers), so go about participating on the site and you'll be able to access that feature soon.
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Welcome to SD!

New users can't use custom avatars until they've lost new user status. The specific requirements to lose new user status aren't specified (to combat spammers), so go about participating on the site and you'll be able to access that feature soon.
Makes sense, thanks!

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I was just about to email you, or post here actually, and I saw this. I was getting the same thing and thought it was a site bug.

I'd suggest disabling the controls for uploading an avatar if you're a "New User" so people aren't confused by it. Maybe add a "New Users cannot use custom avatars" note too. That wouldn't interfere with the combating of spammers and would make it clear. Just a suggestion, anyway.
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I was just about to email you, or post here actually, and I saw this. I was getting the same thing and thought it was a site bug.

I'd suggest disabling the controls for uploading an avatar if you're a "New User" so people aren't confused by it. Maybe add a "New Users cannot use custom avatars" note too. That wouldn't interfere with the combating of spammers and would make it clear. Just a suggestion, anyway.
I agree. I have been trying to change mine for the past 10 minutes and I'm stuck with this cucumber avatar.
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I agree. I have been trying to change mine for the past 10 minutes and I'm stuck with this cucumber avatar.
It's celery... quite a back story for that one actually.
But you should be able to select from any of the generic ones I believe.
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I was just about to email you, or post here actually, and I saw this. I was getting the same thing and thought it was a site bug.

I'd suggest disabling the controls for uploading an avatar if you're a "New User" so people aren't confused by it. Maybe add a "New Users cannot use custom avatars" note too. That wouldn't interfere with the combating of spammers and would make it clear. Just a suggestion, anyway.
Yeah, that's definitely a good suggestion and something we've got on our list. It certainly isn't clear enough now that new users don't have avatar upload permissions. Smilie
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I hate being a N00bs at anything. Sigh....

How do I get rid of the celery avatar? I'll take anything over celery. I'm actually allergic to celery. Looking at it gets me a tad itchy already.
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I hate being a N00bs at anything. Sigh....

How do I get rid of the celery avatar? I'll take anything over celery. I'm actually allergic to celery. Looking at it gets me a tad itchy already.
There are other option for new members than just celery, if you go into your profile setting and edit your avatar you will see other option, you just can't upload a custom one yet. https://slickdeals.net/forums/profile.php?do=editprofile
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I am able to upload my custom avatar but it bring up a cropping editor and after that I am not able to do anything
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I am able to upload my custom avatar but it bring up a cropping editor and after that I am not able to do anything
According to your profile you should be able to upload a custom avatar. You are sure that the image is within the parameters regarding size?
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According to your profile you should be able to upload a custom avatar. You are sure that the image is within the parameters regarding size?
Yes, it is greater than 150 px x 150 px, and it is less than 5 MB. When I upload the image it brings up the "Change your Avatar" window and I could adjust the cropping, but the bottom part of that window which I assume would have the "save" button is obscured and I can't get to it no matter how much I scroll down. I use Internet Explorer and Firefox, and get the same results.
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Yes, it is greater than 150 px x 150 px, and it is less than 5 MB. When I upload the image it brings up the "Change your Avatar" window and I could adjust the cropping, but the bottom part of that window which I assume would have the "save" button is obscured and I can't get to it no matter how much I scroll down. I use Internet Explorer and Firefox, and get the same results.
Your first month is up in a few days, try again then and let me know if you still cannot upload the pic. Your setting tell me that you should be able to but... let's see if the days make a difference still.
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Your first month is up in a few days, try again then and let me know if you still cannot upload the pic. Your setting tell me that you should be able to but... let's see if the days make a difference still.
I joined Jan 2016, not Jan 2017
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I joined Jan 2016, not Jan 2017
Facepalm Doh, my bad. Sorry.
Hmm well that does explain the settings showing you should have full privileges...can you email the pic to me at schooby@slickdeals.net and I'll see if I can upload it on this end?
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