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Why The Heck Can't I Set Up A Custom Avatar?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Gimme.The.Loot, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Gimme.The.Loot

    Gimme.The.Loot Regular Member

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    OK vBulletin Guru's...
    No matter what I try to do to set a custom avatar on here it does not work.
    Yes I make sure the dimensions meet the criteria.
    Yes I make sure the file size meets the criteria.
    I have tried both uploading an image AND pointing to the URL of a hosted image; and regardless, I end up displaying the generic vBulletin image.

    Yes I know an avatar is a trifle little thing; but this is the only forum I give a shit about and it kinda frustrates me that I can't express my self lol.

    Thanks
     
  2. No1here

    No1here Regular Member

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    I'd actually like to know the answer to this question as well.
     
  3. evilman11

    evilman11 Junior Member

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    don't know what the problem is bro. i just uploaded a new avatar after i looked at this thread and it worked for me just fine.
     
  4. Gimme.The.Loot

    Gimme.The.Loot Regular Member

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    Thanks for rubbing it in bud... I've been dealin' with this for months!
     
  5. evilman11

    evilman11 Junior Member

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    lmao... sorry man, i wasn't trying to rub it in :p. how about this, send me a pm with the picture your trying to use and ill see if it works with my account. if it works fine on my account, then your avatar privileges are screwed up somehow. you have all the requirements as far as i know, post count has to be 50 and you damn sure have that covered so i don't know what it could be.
     
  6. Sanitarium

    Sanitarium Regular Member

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    I guess making love to your eyes since you're read
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    that's actually rubbin it in more
     
  7. evilman11

    evilman11 Junior Member

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    not really, im just trying to help him resolve the problem. it could just be the picture hes trying to use and if it doesn't work on my account either then thats the problem. if it works fine on my account then thats not the problem and thats what im wanting to figure out.
     
  8. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    I know you said you've doublechecked all the steps, I'll list them anyway in the interest of completeness.

    Make sure the image you want to use is maximum 100x100 pixels and file is 100KB or smaller.
    Go to User CP
    Click on Edit Avatar
    Be sure that 'Do not use an avatar' is not selected.
    Scrol down to 'Custom Avatar'
    Be sure that 'Use Custom Avatar' is selected.
    Fill in the info in either 'Option 1' or 'Option 2'
    Click on 'Save Changes'

    The only other thing I might suggest trying if it still isn't working for you is to try using images in different formats (gif, jpg, etc.) also you might try making sure the filenames are short, don't contain spaces or symbols, and characters are all lowercase including file extension.

    It seems like you have enough posts and been a member long enough that your account should be able to have a custom avatar if you want. If you've tried everything and all those steps are definately correct, then there must be something else wrong with your account. You'll probably need to contact a mod or admin to see if it can be corrected.
     
  9. Sanitarium

    Sanitarium Regular Member

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    np, i wanted u to rub it in
     
  10. No1here

    No1here Regular Member

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    I don't know what changed but all of a sudden I was able to change my avatar. Don't know if someone changed some settings in the boards software or what but whoever did whatever, thank you.
     
  11. redstone.1337

    redstone.1337 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Same problem for me too. :( When I tried to change my Avatar this is what I got -> [​IMG]