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Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Post by bluedragonsoad » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:52 am



thanx for info, worked great!



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Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Post by seabeechief » Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:06 pm

WingAdmin wrote:You'll notice some members have little pictures next to every messages they write - these are called Avatars.

Up until now, it's been a bit of a pain to add these - you had to know how to resize a picture to fit, and if you didn't get it right, the system would reject it. I changed that today, adding some code so that the resizing is done automatically for you. So if you would like a picture next to your messages - be it of you, your bike, or whatever - you can do it now. Just go to this page: Edit Avatar

You will be able to upload an image from your computer, and it will be automatically resized and installed as your avatar image. You can delete or change it anytime you like by visiting that same page. Just click the Browse button, select the image you want to use, then click Submit. That's all there is to it!
I tried it - this is what I got "Image file type mismatch: expected extension jpg but extension gif given". What next?

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Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:52 am

seabeechief wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:You'll notice some members have little pictures next to every messages they write - these are called Avatars.

Up until now, it's been a bit of a pain to add these - you had to know how to resize a picture to fit, and if you didn't get it right, the system would reject it. I changed that today, adding some code so that the resizing is done automatically for you. So if you would like a picture next to your messages - be it of you, your bike, or whatever - you can do it now. Just go to this page: Edit Avatar

You will be able to upload an image from your computer, and it will be automatically resized and installed as your avatar image. You can delete or change it anytime you like by visiting that same page. Just click the Browse button, select the image you want to use, then click Submit. That's all there is to it!
I tried it - this is what I got "Image file type mismatch: expected extension jpg but extension gif given". What next?

Chief
Hm, did you try uploading a GIF or a JPG? It should work with either.

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Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Post by seabeechief » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:42 am

WingAdmin wrote:
seabeechief wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:You'll notice some members have little pictures next to every messages they write - these are called Avatars.

Up until now, it's been a bit of a pain to add these - you had to know how to resize a picture to fit, and if you didn't get it right, the system would reject it. I changed that today, adding some code so that the resizing is done automatically for you. So if you would like a picture next to your messages - be it of you, your bike, or whatever - you can do it now. Just go to this page: Edit Avatar

You will be able to upload an image from your computer, and it will be automatically resized and installed as your avatar image. You can delete or change it anytime you like by visiting that same page. Just click the Browse button, select the image you want to use, then click Submit. That's all there is to it!
I tried it - this is what I got "Image file type mismatch: expected extension jpg but extension gif given". What next?

Chief
Hm, did you try uploading a GIF or a JPG? It should work with either.
When I click on "properties" of the picture, it says it is a ".gif". That is the extent of my technologically challenged knowledge.

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Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Post by WingAdmin » Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:00 am

seabeechief wrote:I tried it - this is what I got "Image file type mismatch: expected extension jpg but extension gif given". What next?

Chief
Hm, did you try uploading a GIF or a JPG? It should work with either.[/quote]

When I click on "properties" of the picture, it says it is a ".gif". That is the extent of my technologically challenged knowledge.

Chief[/quote]

I'm away from home at the moment, I'll have a look at it tomorrow and see if I can find a problem.

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Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Post by seabeechief » Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:27 am

WingAdmin wrote:
seabeechief wrote:I tried it - this is what I got "Image file type mismatch: expected extension jpg but extension gif given". What next?

Chief
Hm, did you try uploading a GIF or a JPG? It should work with either.
When I click on "properties" of the picture, it says it is a ".gif". That is the extent of my technologically challenged knowledge.

Chief[/quote]

I'm away from home at the moment, I'll have a look at it tomorrow and see if I can find a problem.[/quote]

O-Tay! Thanks.

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Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:05 am

seabeechief wrote:I tried it - this is what I got "Image file type mismatch: expected extension jpg but extension gif given". What next?

Chief
OK, I was able to replicate your problem. What you have is a JPG file that has been incorrectly named with a GIF extension. So if the file on your computer is named "something.gif" it should actually be "something.jpg". You're uploading it to the system, it says, "oh, this is a JPG file, but it's named as a GIF file" so that's why it throws the error.

Just rename your file so that it has .jpg on the end instead of .gif, and try it again - that should fix your problem.

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Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Post by wda-83wing » Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:56 pm

a pleasure to use. thanks

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Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Post by portugeezer » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:20 pm

Worked when I put the GL1000 up but doesn't like the pic of my 83 Aspencade. Too many pixels. Tried 4 or 5 times. No go. No biggie!

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Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Post by t.delaney1 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:57 pm

That was easy,thank you :o

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Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Post by sparrowhawwk » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:45 am

Thanks for the reminder in the newsletter. Thought I'd use a picture of my first street bike in 65. Yup. It was a HONDA. :D

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Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Post by Boondoc88@gmail.com » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:47 am

I can't seem to do this using my iPad. Anyway to copy and paste a pic?

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Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Post by Boondoc88@gmail.com » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:04 am

No need to respond to last post:re ipad. Just did it with an old laptop. Thx
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Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Post by 83 goldwing az » Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:04 pm

Failure on LG G2 android all I get is red lettering ( bad size). Camera is 13 M pixels. Any help?

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Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Post by WingAdmin » Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:25 pm

83 goldwing az wrote:Failure on LG G2 android all I get is red lettering ( bad size). Camera is 13 M pixels. Any help?
There is an upper limit in the size of file you can upload - try setting your camera to a lower resolution.

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Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Post by GoldWingRev » Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:08 am

Not to sound like a broken record, but I can't get my avatar to upload. I made the mistake of deleting my previous one, and since then it won't take. That was the same day the site went wonky and I had to flush the DNS cache on my desktop. This is the error message I get when I upload even a resized picture:
"Could not upload avatar to ./images/avatars/upload/3e3b14cfbff3a9b618f67738aca971e9_60333.jpg"

I did it once, and I'm not exactly a technology virgin. What am I doing wrong?
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Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:08 am

GoldWingRev wrote:Not to sound like a broken record, but I can't get my avatar to upload. I made the mistake of deleting my previous one, and since then it won't take. That was the same day the site went wonky and I had to flush the DNS cache on my desktop. This is the error message I get when I upload even a resized picture:
"Could not upload avatar to ./images/avatars/upload/3e3b14cfbff3a9b618f67738aca971e9_60333.jpg"

I did it once, and I'm not exactly a technology virgin. What am I doing wrong?
I have absolutely no idea. I tried quite a few times, and was unable to get it to NOT work. I'll PM you.

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Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Post by NJ Trike » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:53 am

Let's see how the avatar turned out...
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Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Post by GoldWingRev » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:00 am

I sent it in an email to WingAdmin. Knowing my luck, it ended up in the spam folder.
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Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Post by GoldWingRev » Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:19 am

Eureka! I got it.
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Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Post by winger05 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:32 am

Tried it several times and it doesn't work.

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Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Post by GoldWingRev » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:39 am

Did you get the same warning I did a few posts up?
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Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Post by cbx4evr » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:39 am

It's very easy. The import and thing is that the picture is within the size requirements both dimensionally and with file size. Also should be jpg format. Are you getting any error messages when you upload?

Try again: ucp.php?i=profile&mode=avatar
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Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Post by winger05 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:01 pm

GoldWingRev wrote:Did you get the same warning I did a few posts up?

No, it says the the size of the pic is too big.

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Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Post by winger05 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:03 pm

cbx4evr wrote:It's very easy. The import and thing is that the picture is within the size requirements both dimensionally and with file size. Also should be jpg format. Are you getting any error messages when you upload?

Try again: ucp.php?i=profile&mode=avatar


Not really an "error" message, it just says that the pic is too big.



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