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Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by cynics, Sep 18, 2012.

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    cynics

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    Using every rules 75x75 and less then 29.3 KB my avatar still shows up as an X on my tablet, iPhone and PC. I've tried uploading and hosting from MR....

    Any help?
     
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    MacDawg

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    It has been taking a while for avatars to update lately
    I would give it a little time
     
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    cynics

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    Thanks MacDawg,

    Now in the time you posted its working.

    Much appreciated!
     
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    cynics

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    Actually, scratch that (not the thanks but the "it's working"). It seems to be displaying on tapatalk but not on the web.

    I'll just wait it out though. I don't know how these things work, lol.
     
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    cynics

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    So anyone else knows what I mean

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    SandboxGeneral

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    It's been taking a while to work. But I found, just yesterday, that if you remove your avatar completely, and leave it that way overnight, then upload in the morning, it works just fine. This gives the servers time to clear their cache and properly replicate the avatar.
     
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    Dark Void

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    I did a forum search on this and it's nice to find a thread from today.

    I just received the ability to use an Avatar and it shows up when I click on my user name but it's a "Question Mark" when I view my posts. I've tried a few, going to wait this one out to see what happens.

    The fact that it takes awhile - noted! Thanks for the information in this thread.

    EDIT: Oh, haha, it popped up! Magic touch I guess.
     
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    MacDawg

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    Both of yours are showing for me now, so looks like your patience paid off
     
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    twietee

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    Welcom to the club, I just joined as well! :D

    But besides popping up right away, my avatar seems really blurry, the colors differ too (compared to what I see in PS or when clicking into my MRprofile).

    Any ideas how to get a sharper pic?
     
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    Dark Void

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    It's not as sharp as it is as a file on your computer? It does look blurry. Not sure if it would downgrade the quality before telling you that the imagine is too large (data size wise) or something.
     
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    SandboxGeneral

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    What file format did you create it in?
     
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    twietee

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    jpeg with 99x99 pixel and about 28kb

    edit: first I tried with 75x75 but that was even worse
     
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    SandboxGeneral

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    Right on the 'Edit Avatar' page at the bottom it says this:

    Try setting yours to those specs and see if that helps.
     
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    twietee

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    Interesting, I have this shown up:

    "Note: The maximum size of your custom image is 75 by 75 pixels or 29.3 KB (whichever is smaller)."

    Maybe you have more size available as a contributor?? But as I wrote, I tried 75x75 and now ~29KB both being blurry. Seems I have to try out some more..darn, thought there would be an easy solution.
    But jpeg should generally be fine, or?
     
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    Comeagain?

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    Try .png or .gif. I usually have better luck with those.
     
  16. twietee, Sep 28, 2012
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    twietee

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    Thank's everybody.

    I'll try(-ied) that Comeagain?..but there's a big difference between e.g. saturation in profile pic and the regular one - not to mention what I see in Preview or PS.
    Even changed to black/white, but seems like it doesn't work. Strange thing is that it popped up right away when first uploaded and then stays the same even when I change something..never did an 'tar before seems to be more of a science than I thought. :(


    Edit: sorry, just saw this. hope that'll help
     
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    SandboxGeneral

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    I'd try all that above, plus changing the format to .png and seeing how that goes. Really, loading an avatar is quite simple and shouldn't cause this much trouble.
     
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    twietee

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    sorry for being too stupid to manage such an easy thing as uploading a simple gif-avatar, BUT I still don't understand why the uploaded image [coloured - as one can see by clicking on my profile] is shown in b&w[as you can see on the left] :confused: very mysterious I have to say.
     
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    SandboxGeneral

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    Leave it for a few days, and see how it goes. Lately it's been taking a while to fully do it's thing.
     
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    twietee

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    wow, that was a quick replie. thank's again SandboxGeneral (love that name btw).
    not that it bothers me much, as long as it ain't blurry as it was before. just quite curious....
     
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    twietee

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    just a little update:

    oddly my avatear switches quite randomly from colourful to b&w and back to coloured...kind of like it that. You'll never know how it will look like the next morning. If one would ask me, it could stay that way.
     

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