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slughead
Sep 26, 2004, 04:33 PM
I just made it to 500 posts (this is 501).. the FAQ says I can use an avatar, however the only option in my User CP under Edit Avatar is "do not use avatar"..

Did you guys raise the bar or something? heh

stoid
Sep 26, 2004, 04:37 PM
You don't see something like this:

?

slughead
Sep 26, 2004, 04:42 PM
You don't see something like this:

?

nope, I just see this:

stoid
Sep 26, 2004, 04:48 PM
:eek:

That's very odd!

Send a PM to a mod. Doctor Q (http://forums.macrumors.com/private.php?do=newpm&u=12149), or Mr. Anderson (http://forums.macrumors.com/private.php?do=newpm&u=2649), are both online now, and should be able to help you.

NusuniAdmin
Sep 26, 2004, 04:49 PM
try logging in then out

and next time please get the topic under the correct forum, for this it should go under the site comments/feedback.

edesignuk
Sep 26, 2004, 04:50 PM
Go to your UserCP avatar change page, and hit apple+r, you never know...

Mr. Anderson
Sep 26, 2004, 04:54 PM
you now have one - I went and added it, also selecting the "yes" button for using custom avatar. Weird that you couldn't do it yourself.

Now you should be able to change it to whatever you want.

Good luck,

D

emw
Sep 29, 2004, 11:04 AM
I had the same problem yesterday. After a little while it went away (I logged out, etc., which didn't seem to directly help) and works fine now. May just be a database refresh thing.

Mr. Anderson
Sep 29, 2004, 11:19 AM
I just tried uploading a tar like I did before, but it didn't work.

We're looking into it and it should be fixed soon.

D

JOD8FY
Oct 1, 2004, 03:35 PM
Hi Everyone,

I just reached 500 posts too but I'm having the same problem. It still says "Do Not Use Avatar." How can I fix this?

Thanks,
JOD8FY

NusuniAdmin
Oct 1, 2004, 03:39 PM
like i have said before (maybe not in this forum) try restarting safari, that worked for me.

JOD8FY
Oct 1, 2004, 03:51 PM
It works now, restarting Safari didn't help. I think the database just needed to recognize it.

Thanks anyway,
JOD8FY

NusuniAdmin
Oct 1, 2004, 03:55 PM
It works now, restarting Safari didn't help. I think the database just needed to recognize it.

Thanks anyway,
JOD8FY

ok cool.....so hurry up and get ur avatar up man :p

JOD8FY
Oct 1, 2004, 05:57 PM
It seems a little small. How did you edit yours to get it normal size?

Thanks,
JOD8FY

P.S. - NusuniAdmin - Where in NY do you live? I also live in upstate NY.

iLikeMyiMac
Oct 1, 2004, 06:50 PM
It seems a little small. How did you edit yours to get it normal size?

Thanks,
JOD8FY

I think your pic is only 66 x 25 pixels. It can be 75x75. You need to either find a larger pic or change the image size in an image editing program.

PlaceofDis
Oct 1, 2004, 09:56 PM
just to let everyone know, i dont think the minute you reach 500 posts you will be able to add an avatar, it takes the system a few minutes or at least a little while to recognize the fact that you can now have one, i dont think it is any problem really, unless it takes over a half hour or so and you still cannot add one

Nermal
Oct 4, 2004, 02:38 AM
I think the database undergoes automatic nightly maintenance. You probably have to wait for this maintenance to occur before you can add your avatar.

jackieonasses
Oct 4, 2004, 02:41 AM
I have been a contributor for 2 weeks. without a change. I pm'd the mods and got a reply saying they were going to fix it. not that i care about the status...just helpin the cause....

Mudbug
Oct 4, 2004, 09:50 AM
sorry jackie - now that we're aware someone has ponied up, we'll get it taken care of. Sorry about the delay. :)


Anyone else that has submitted to become a DemiGod, please PM me.

BakedBeans
Oct 4, 2004, 01:25 PM
I have been a contributor for 2 weeks. without a change. I pm'd the mods and got a reply saying they were going to fix it. not that i care about the status...just helpin the cause....

your kidding right???

i had to wait nearly 2 months...but its all groovy....
chill out, have a bath, get a massage and get laid

if all that fails... send in the cow dogs... moof moof

jackieonasses
Oct 4, 2004, 02:49 PM
your kidding right???

i had to wait nearly 2 months...but its all groovy....
chill out, have a bath, get a massage and get laid

if all that fails... send in the cow dogs... moof moof like i said, i dont mind really about the status. For a while i was worried if they actually got my money! i could wait longer i dont mind.

johnnyjibbs
Oct 14, 2004, 01:24 PM
Out of interest, I've lost my avatar status now, despite some 1300 posts or so. I went to change it and I couldn't see an option so I selected the "delete current avatar" one and now I can't put any up. I've emptied cache, quit and restarted Safari, logged out, logged in... Any help would be appreciated.

MacNut
Oct 14, 2004, 01:30 PM
I am having the same problem, I reached 500 last night and still can't make an avatar.

MacNut
Oct 14, 2004, 04:16 PM
Out of interest, I've lost my avatar status now, despite some 1300 posts or so. I went to change it and I couldn't see an option so I selected the "delete current avatar" one and now I can't put any up. I've emptied cache, quit and restarted Safari, logged out, logged in... Any help would be appreciated.

PM one of the Mods, they are a great help and can solve your problem.

They helped me get my tar up and running. Thanks to MudBug for your help.

Mr. Anderson
Oct 14, 2004, 04:19 PM
It should be working now, but if its not, contact Mudbug who messed it all up in the first place.

D

edesignuk
Oct 14, 2004, 04:20 PM
It should be working now, but if its not, contact Mudbug who messed it all up in the first place.

DNot to name names or anything right? ;)

Mr. Anderson
Oct 14, 2004, 04:28 PM
Not to name names or anything right? ;)

Not really - Mudbug is the only one who can actually fix it if it is broke....

All I could do would be to tell him myself. Not much use in that if you go to the source directly?

D

Mudbug
Oct 14, 2004, 04:45 PM
I fixed it.

Mud

(I was the one that borked it too... btw) :eek: :o

edesignuk
Oct 14, 2004, 04:50 PM
I fixed it.

Mud

(I was the one that borked it too... btw) :eek: :oYou're on form tonight mudbug, anything else to b0rk? :D :p

;)

Mudbug
Oct 14, 2004, 05:48 PM
You're on form tonight mudbug, anything else to b0rk? :D :p

;)

heh - well, the borkings were all inter-related, so by fixing one thing, I fubar'd another. All seems well now.

I need a drink :)

edesignuk
Oct 14, 2004, 05:55 PM
I need a drink :)OK, but promise to log out first ;) :D

King Cobra
Oct 14, 2004, 11:39 PM
Whoa?! Now I'm having the can't change avatar problem.

Oh... Mudbug! (goes off to find chain metal lasso)

johnnyjibbs
Oct 15, 2004, 05:01 AM
Ok Mudbug, any chance of having a 75x75 pixel one like before then? The largest size I can now upload is 50x50 pixels or 19.5kb!

Mudbug
Oct 15, 2004, 07:51 AM
ok - it's back to the 75x75 40k size.
Jeez - looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue. :D

Diatribe
Oct 15, 2004, 08:31 AM
ok - it's back to the 75x75 40k size.
Jeez - looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue. :D

Huh? Wasn't it 75x75 19,5k before? It was a week ago when I set up my tar... :confused:

johnnyjibbs
Oct 15, 2004, 09:16 AM
ok - it's back to the 75x75 40k size.
Jeez - looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue. :D
Looks like it ;) :D Thanks Mudbug :cool:

russed
Oct 18, 2004, 04:27 PM
Anyone else that has submitted to become a DemiGod, please PM me.

how do you become a demi-god? it sounds quite fun being one of those! you get respect!

tech4all
Oct 18, 2004, 04:34 PM
how do you become a demi-god? it sounds quite fun being one of those! you get respect!

Click me (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=37092)! :D

Mr. Anderson
Oct 18, 2004, 05:08 PM
how do you become a demi-god? it sounds quite fun being one of those! you get respect!

you only get respect where deserved :D

the demi gods are no more forgiving than any of the other members in the regular forums....I'd even say they're less forgiving :p

D

edesignuk
Oct 19, 2004, 01:24 AM
ok - it's back to the 75x75 40k size.
Jeez - looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue. :D
Only mods and admins get 40k to play with, us mere mortals only get 19.5k, now stop showing off :p

johnnyjibbs
Oct 19, 2004, 05:22 AM
Only mods and admins get 40k to play with, us mere mortals only get 19.5k, now stop showing off :p
Hey, ssshhh, yeah? ;)

Mudbug
Oct 19, 2004, 07:34 AM
Only mods and admins get 40k to play with, us mere mortals only get 19.5k, now stop showing off :p

yep - you're right - I've set that back as well now. For anyone lucky enough to take advantage of it while it lasted, it should stay, but it's now back down to the 19.5k of yore.

dogday
Oct 20, 2004, 12:00 PM
Im also having this problem. Help

johnnyjibbs
Oct 20, 2004, 02:16 PM
Im also having this problem. Help
I'm afraid you need to make 500 posts before you can have an avatar. (If I were you I'd just forget about it for a while because you have some way to go yet. Whatever you do, don't just post spam to increase your post count :D)

dogday
Oct 20, 2004, 03:01 PM
Ah well, I dont really see the logic behind it, but whatever. :cool:

johnnyjibbs
Oct 20, 2004, 03:05 PM
Ah well, I dont really see the logic behind it, but whatever. :cool:
It's supposed to allow established members to see each other a little easier, but there seems to be so many people with avatars these days :D