I'm about to rip my hair out with this avatar issue.

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sixel
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I'm about to rip my hair out with this avatar issue.

Post by sixel »

Hi all,

I suppose I'll start with an introduction since I've never posted here before.

My web development skills have pretty much been self taught so I'm pretty much a newb when it comes to coding . I found this site through the ISP that hosts my forum. I've been lurking here for about a month but more than ever the past few weeks. I have to say this board has much information and I'm very happy to have taken the time to dig around. It's been a great help.

With that said I'll get on to my question(s) as I know it's been asked and answered about a zillion times.

Ok, So my avatar gallery doesnt seem to exist when I look at it when logged in under a profile. When I browse the gallery no images appear only a drop down menu with a blank field and the select buttons.

I know this issue has been brought to light countless times in the past but I have tried so many solutions in the past few days I'm just burned out. I need help.

The images are sized correctly all are under the specified max size for images.
The images are in the correct folders /images/avatars/gallery
I have enabled avatars in the admin control panel
I have uploaded avatars to the avatars and the gallery folders and they are there so I know my connection is good.

I cannot change file permissions because the forum is running on a Windoze server UGH! Not too happy about that.

Any suggestions as to what I should try are most welcome. I am beyond desperate at this point.

Here is a link to the forum, as you can see its still a work in progress.

http://metroatlantaiglesiadedios.com/cg ... /index.php

Thanks.
eukben
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Re: I'm about to rip my hair out with this avatar issue.

Post by eukben »

Hello,

The reason your pre-installed avatars are not showing in the avatar gallery is because it is not in a folder inside /images/avatars/gallery. Create a folder inside the /gallery directory and move images inside that folder and it should then work for you.
sixel
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Re: I'm about to rip my hair out with this avatar issue.

Post by sixel »

That did the trick, thank you so much. I should have asked hours ago. :lol:

Now to tackle the next issue. Smileys. I tried to upload new smileys and while they shown in the control panel , they do not appear in the smilie list when it is expanded.

thanks again for your help.
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Re: I'm about to rip my hair out with this avatar issue.

Post by dellsystem »

Are you sure you uploaded them in .pak format? They have to be like that, in images/smiles, before you can import them.

For more info on smiles see Knowledge Base - Everything you need to know about smilies :)
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Re: I'm about to rip my hair out with this avatar issue.

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Check the KB article "Everything you need to know about smilies".
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datanils
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Re: I'm about to rip my hair out with this avatar issue.

Post by datanils »

Hello...
I'm a newbie to...
I got the same problem with my avatar.
I have uploaded gif files (correct size and pix) to a subfolder in images/avatars/gallery
It's now 2 folders there : avat and anim

And I have set the permision to 777 on all folders (subfolder) from images
But i have a blank drop down menu.

What do i do wrong?
I'm desperate now... i have done everything.. and it still doesent work.

*my upload avatar is working fine... and showing*
Nils

:D Hey.. I dont know why- But it sudently worked... it's showing my gallery.. [flash=]Yippi[/flash]...
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