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storysinger
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Thanks for the help guys. I finally found something that loaded but it shows an ad now and then.
It's a start of a learning curve I'm sure.

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Posted : June 4, 2015 12:15 am
bobsandiego
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Thanks for the help guys. I finally found something that loaded but it shows an ad now and then.
It's a start of a learning curve I'm sure.

oh it's a real ad -- I just thought it was hipster irony!
wotf019

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Posted : June 4, 2015 2:52 am
J'nae Rae
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Ok, most pics I have online are on Facebook, but it doesn't seem to want to let me link there. Any suggestions?

HM Q1 2015, Q3 & Q4 2016.
R Q1 & Q2 2017
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Naidin's Song: Blood Bound, published August 2016
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Posted : July 10, 2016 6:09 am
Disgruntled Peony
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Ok, most pics I have online are on Facebook, but it doesn't seem to want to let me link there. Any suggestions?

Photobucket tends to work for me.

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
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Posted : July 10, 2016 6:49 am
Beth Powers
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Ok, most pics I have online are on Facebook, but it doesn't seem to want to let me link there. Any suggestions?

I used a Twitter picture, but Facebook should work the same--if you right click on the image, you should get the option of "Copy image address." You can then paste it into the "Link off-site" on the avatar section of your control panel. If I remember correctly, I had to specify the dimensions (100x100) in the provided boxes to get it to work.

You might run into problems if the image isn't public on your Facebook page, but I'm not sure.

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Posted : July 10, 2016 6:57 am
J'nae Rae
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Ok, most pics I have online are on Facebook, but it doesn't seem to want to let me link there. Any suggestions?

I used a Twitter picture, but Facebook should work the same--if you right click on the image, you should get the option of "Copy image address." You can then paste it into the "Link off-site" on the avatar section of your control panel. If I remember correctly, I had to specify the dimensions (100x100) in the provided boxes to get it to work.

You might run into problems if the image isn't public on your Facebook page, but I'm not sure.

Facebook refused to work, but Twitter did. Thank you. wotf013

HM Q1 2015, Q3 & Q4 2016.
R Q1 & Q2 2017
The Trade's On, in Issue 8 of Sci Phi Journal, November 2015
Naidin's Song: Blood Bound, published August 2016
Nine-Tenths, on Empyreome (Weekly Flash Fiction,) June 2017
wotf024

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Posted : July 11, 2016 3:15 am
Beth Powers
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Facebook refused to work, but Twitter did. Thank you. wotf013

Good! After I posted, I was thinking that I might have tried Facebook first too (it's been awhile since I changed it)--I don't know why Twitter works when it doesn't wotf017

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Posted : July 11, 2016 3:45 am
Jeremyteg
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I hate to resurrect such a long-dead thread, but I can't seem to get the avatar system working. I've tried linking to pictures from Twitter, Imgur, and Photobucket. None have worked, even when I enter the dimensions in the appropriate boxes. Is anyone else having this trouble post-update? Thanks!

R x 2
HM x 2
SHM x 4
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Posted : March 29, 2017 6:28 am
Disgruntled Peony
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I hate to resurrect such a long-dead thread, but I can't seem to get the avatar system working. I've tried linking to pictures from Twitter, Imgur, and Photobucket. None have worked, even when I enter the dimensions in the appropriate boxes. Is anyone else having this trouble post-update? Thanks!

I decided to try and re-save my current avatar as a test, and it said the URL is invalid every time I tried (although it didn't remove my current image). This problem may well be universal. On the upside, it's probably also temporary. wotf009

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
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Posted : March 29, 2017 7:56 am
Jeremyteg
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Thanks for double checking that. Hopefully its gets resolved soon. I feel weird as a blank slate. wotf004

R x 2
HM x 2
SHM x 4
First Place Q1 Vol 34!
The Broken Karwaneer in Beneath Ceaseless Skies Vol. #231.
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Posted : March 29, 2017 9:24 am
Dustin Adams
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I hate to resurrect such a long-dead thread, but I can't seem to get the avatar system working. I've tried linking to pictures from Twitter, Imgur, and Photobucket. None have worked, even when I enter the dimensions in the appropriate boxes. Is anyone else having this trouble post-update? Thanks!

Jeremy,
As a test, e-mail me your avatar and I'll host it. Maybe it needs private hosting?
Actually, PM me, and I'll send you my e-mail. Until the bots are taken care of, better to not post our e-mail addresses.

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9x HM
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Posted : March 29, 2017 11:36 am
Jeremyteg
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Despite Dustin's valiant efforts, I am still getting the "Invalid URL error." wotf004

R x 2
HM x 2
SHM x 4
First Place Q1 Vol 34!
The Broken Karwaneer in Beneath Ceaseless Skies Vol. #231.
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Posted : March 30, 2017 8:30 am
Dustin Adams
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Brad,

There seems to be a 6kb limit on the avatars.
That and the usual 100x100px.

However, Jeremy and I uploaded a 3kb pic at 50x50px and still got the same error.
So the 6kb limit doesn't seem to be the issue.

I'll do some more troubleshooting later on to see if I can narrow this down.

Meanwhile, that's the progress report.

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2x Semi
6x Silver
9x HM
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Posted : April 3, 2017 3:28 am
Lazarus Black
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This is frustrating.

I am doing everything correctly and the Avatar link keeps flagging the error: "The URL you specified is invalid."

Well the URL is perfectly valid: http://www.chernik.com/images/LazGray_100x100.gif

and the image is within the specifications: 100px X 100px, and under 6k (it's actually 4,242 bytes)

The code is obviously flawed. What is the work around?

Thank you.

Lazarus

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Posted : April 6, 2017 8:54 am
Jeremyteg
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This is frustrating.

I am doing everything correctly and the Avatar link keeps flagging the error: "The URL you specified is invalid."

This is exactly the problem Dustin was helping me with. I think we're still waiting for Brad to figure it out.

R x 2
HM x 2
SHM x 4
First Place Q1 Vol 34!
The Broken Karwaneer in Beneath Ceaseless Skies Vol. #231.
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Posted : April 6, 2017 9:02 am
Dustin Adams
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I can't change my avatar. Is the system out?

Love me some Jean Claude, but he's been screaming for like two years now.

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Posted : April 20, 2018 3:08 am
mikewyantjr
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I didn’t have any issues when I changed mine recently.

That said, I uploaded the picture instead of linking it externally. How are you doing yours?

... also, that Van Damme avatar is awesome.

WotF Results:

R:6
HM:12
sHM:0
SF:1
F:0
Last: HM, Q1 v38

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Posted : June 30, 2018 5:35 pm
Preston Dennett
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Jeez, new avatars can only be 16 kb or smaller? I couldn't find any images that small. I finally took my image (34 kbs), opened it in "paint", re-sized it down to fifty percent, and saved it as a gif file and got it down to 13 kb. Success!

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Posted : September 8, 2018 6:44 am
Disgruntled Peony
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Avatars are still up and running, as is evidenced by the fact that I've finally changed mine. >_>

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
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Posted : March 29, 2019 4:29 pm
RETreasure
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wotf001 I’m not great at math, but that’s one too few babies for my satisfaction.

Just kidding, cute photo wotf011

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Posted : March 30, 2019 12:35 am
Disgruntled Peony
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wotf001 I’m not great at math, but that’s one too few babies for my satisfaction.

Just kidding, cute photo wotf011

It's just my picture with the best hair. wotf019 My favorite pic of the boys doesn't size well for avatars.

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales

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Posted : March 30, 2019 2:26 am
Dustin Adams
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Posts: 997

So are the avatar changes working?
Time to change mine, but don't want to end up with the little x in the upper left circa Netscape 1.0.

2x Finalist
2x Semi
6x Silver
9x HM
1 of 6 SilverHM. 1 of 3 DSF: Short Stories. My Finalist #1 Finalist #2 coming soon in 4th & Starlight

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Posted : June 17, 2020 9:19 am
mikewyantjr
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Posts: 177

So are the avatar changes working?
Time to change mine, but don't want to end up with the little x in the upper left circa Netscape 1.0.

It was a couple months back... only one way to find out, I guess.

WotF Results:

R:6
HM:12
sHM:0
SF:1
F:0
Last: HM, Q1 v38

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Posted : June 17, 2020 9:21 am
Disgruntled Peony
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So are the avatar changes working?
Time to change mine, but don't want to end up with the little x in the upper left circa Netscape 1.0.

It was a couple months back... only one way to find out, I guess.

Back when it wasn't working, it just... wouldn't let me change mine. No X happened because I already had one.

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales

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Posted : June 18, 2020 12:52 pm
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