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avatar problems
« on: September 13, 2009, 10:45:22 pm »
I feel weird posting here D:

but, anyway. I keep trying to change my avatar and it's not letting me. What are the disqualification a picture needs to fit to be placed as an avatar?

Also, I had just changed my avatar about an hour ago. I went to change it to something else and it bumped it back to my original avatar. I'm not too happy with this :C

Avatars on this site give me more frustration than anything.
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Re: avatar problems
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2009, 11:21:09 pm »
Well, your avatar looks different now than the last time I visited the site (a few hours ago), did you try a hard refresh (Ctrl+Refresh)?  As for the criteria for an avatar, filesize doesn't matter, as long as it doesn't exceed the server filesize maximum of 10mb (I think, it's been awhile since I messed with it).  I somehow doubt you're trying to upload a file that size to use as an avatar ;-)
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Re: avatar problems
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2009, 11:40:36 pm »
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Re: avatar problems
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2009, 11:44:29 pm »
... :C i swear this site messes with my mind.
it screws with my avatar and then finally works xD

and yeah I did f5 way too much. /impatient being
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Re: avatar problems
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2009, 11:49:33 pm »
FT is clearly out to get you.

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Re: avatar problems
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2009, 11:50:57 pm »
The same thing used to happen to my avatar, but I would just hit refresh after changing it, and it worked. Hope it works out for ya.

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Re: avatar problems
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2009, 12:29:06 am »
It's changed now xD

But it was being mean because even though I had changed from the avatar Hale drew for me, it still brought me back to that one when I tried to change it again. and I did refresh it a few times >_o

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Re: avatar problems
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2009, 12:38:12 am »
and yeah I did f5 way too much. /impatient being

Try Ctrl+F5, it forces a re-cache regardless of server response.  Web servers typically send a "Not Changed" response for files that aren't the main dynamic page (ie, images) when you hit refresh, which causes the browser to reload from its local cache instead of getting a new copy from the server.  The problem you're experiencing (which isn't unique to this site) is that when PHP replaces your avatar after uploading, the server doesn't necessarily know that it's been replaced, since the filename is the same.

Holding Ctrl while clicking refresh, or pressing Ctrl+F5, causes the browser to send a different command that forces the server to re-send all data, including images.
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Re: avatar problems
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2009, 12:41:55 am »
and yeah I did f5 way too much. /impatient being

Try Ctrl+F5, it forces a re-cache regardless of server response.  Web servers typically send a "Not Changed" response for files that aren't the main dynamic page (ie, images) when you hit refresh, which causes the browser to reload from its local cache instead of getting a new copy from the server.  The problem you're experiencing (which isn't unique to this site) is that when PHP replaces your avatar after uploading, the server doesn't necessarily know that it's been replaced, since the filename is the same.

Holding Ctrl while clicking refresh, or pressing Ctrl+F5, causes the browser to send a different command that forces the server to re-send all data, including images.

whoa snap, you learn something new every day.
thanks for explaining it to me xD sometimes I get stubborn and impatient, I should have just waited a little bit before posting this thread.
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Re: avatar problems
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2009, 01:11:48 am »
Hmm.... I'mma save this topic for use in my ROR class Tuesday. I can sound like I know more than usual, which is actually showing itself to be darn near impossible. (XHMTL is such a sad thing, in terms of difficulty.)
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