Can't change Avatar

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  1. Eraserhead macrumors G4

    Eraserhead

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    I was trying to upload a replacement avatar for the original iMac as its a Tuesday and I feel like a change ;).

    I was trying to re-upload my Canadian Lake picture as a new avatar and it keeps failing to upload. Either the server fails to respond or I get the following error message:

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    Fatal error: Direct Instantiation of vB_Image_Abstract prohibited. in /includes/class_image.php on line 190
    
    The avatar was used before so it should be under the size limit, and I have tried it in both Camino and Safari 3 beta. Why is this?
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    Want to post it here? I'll see if I can change it.
     
  3. Eraserhead thread starter macrumors G4

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  4. iBlue macrumors Core

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    or even more fun, how about giving Knox a punch in the junk! :D

    (Wha? I tease because I care)
     
  5. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Oh, crud.

    I ran into the same issue, and, even worse, the process I went through involved deleting your current 'tar as well. :eek:

    I'll note this issue elsewhere and will see what can be done to rectify it ASAP.
     
  6. iBlue macrumors Core

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    That's just shoddy work. Punch in the junk for you too! :D
     
  7. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    #7
    Our man Knox is on the case. There is some inter-god communication required, after which a fix should be completed. In the meantime, my apologies to Eraserhead. Perhaps you should say that your 'tar is, in fact, a picture of all of the smart people who hate Macs.
    Only if you deliver it personally.
     
  8. Eraserhead thread starter macrumors G4

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    Don't worry about it, I don't mind going naked* for a bit.

    (*=on the forums ;))

    LOL, I think that would make quite a good sig for the time being :D.
     
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    That would make a cool avatar.
     
  10. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    join the club :D
     
  11. 3282872 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey. I just gained Avatar status, but how does one add an Avatar? I was able to get to my Avatar option, but there didn't seem to be any way in uploading one. Thanks!

    EDIT: Never mind, it just takes time =)
     
  12. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Wait a bit, it takes a little while.

    Edit: I see you just found that out. ;) :D
     
  13. Knox Administrator

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    Can those who were getting the Fatal Error when uploading avatars/profile pictures try now? I can upload myself now so hopefully should be fixed.
     
  14. Eraserhead thread starter macrumors G4

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    Yup the upload is working, the old one is back looking stretched, but as soon as the new avatar is uploaded to the forums I'm sure it'll sort itself out.
     
  15. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Your avatar looks fine to me Eraserhead, so I think everything has sorted itself out.
     
  16. MacNut macrumors Core

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    How does one upload them self, it sounds kinda messy.:D
     
  17. Eraserhead thread starter macrumors G4

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    Same for me, it seems to be back to normal, thanks guys!
     
  18. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Hmm I have uploaded 2 avatars. Uploads went fine. And they show up just fine in the avatar page of vBulletin. But they never seem to update on any forum pages. Just the same old Homer avatar.
     
  19. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    The updates just take a little while. I'm seeing the helmet now. The logo-only one should appear next to your posts within the next couple of hours.
     
  20. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Change it back your making me sick.[​IMG]
     

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