Author Topic: Where's all the avatar's gone?  (Read 11960 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Mr.Agent

  • Guest
Re: Where's all the avatar's gone?
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2011, 06:00:19 PM »
Maybe we should relax now i think avast! is working on this and the problems we have with our program.

Offline CraigB

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Serious Graphoman
  • *****
  • Posts: 11248
  • No support PM's thanks
Re: Where's all the avatar's gone?
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2011, 06:07:02 PM »
I can say that the forum has been responsive today.
Maybe not having all the images on site helps ???

It's no big deal to simple make a little change in your settings and post a link
to your avatar on one of the off site picture hosting sites.  :)
I agree that the forum has been faster without avatar's.

Offline schmidthouse

  • VIRUS FREE A Long Time
  • Avast Evangelist
  • Starting Graphoman
  • ***
  • Posts: 7168
  • When you think you know, Think Again
Re: Where's all the avatar's gone?
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2011, 06:10:27 PM »
As has been said the only avatars working are those located off-site, not located on the avast forum server.

You have to store the image on a photo sharing site, photobucket, etc. and then paste the URL to that avatar image into your profile.

OK, Live and Learn.
Appreciate it. ;)

Hermite15

  • Guest
Re: Where's all the avatar's gone?
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2011, 06:12:04 PM »
not sure the "onsite" avatars have anything to do with the forums recent slow downs... but if it's the case, just one word: lol :D

edit: anyway there's a new server and a forum upgrade coming up soon I heard, guess "onsite" avatars might be supported again ??? ;)
« Last Edit: January 04, 2011, 06:13:47 PM by Logos »

Mr.Agent

  • Guest
Re: Where's all the avatar's gone?
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2011, 06:13:51 PM »
Its shouldnt be the onsite avatars that does this but the outsite because when u load a thread its has to find the location of where your avatar is and i think that what could cause the slowdown. ;)

That my 2 cents not sure if its true but well its has sense to me. ;D

Online DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 89427
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Where's all the avatar's gone?
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2011, 06:27:28 PM »
not sure the "onsite" avatars have anything to do with the forums recent slow downs... but if it's the case, just one word: lol :D

edit: anyway there's a new server and a forum upgrade coming up soon I heard, guess "onsite" avatars might be supported again ??? ;)

I too rather doubt any slowdown has anything to do with avatars.

This problem for whatever reason is the use of https in the forum path to the avatar location, this results in a 404 error if you try to reach it independent of the forum page. When you use http the avatar can be displayed, so the question really is how come it uses https when http works (looks like a secure server or secure handling issue). I can't recall if the path to the avatars always had https or if they had http.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 24.6.6121 (build 24.6.9241.848) UI 1.0.809/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Hermite15

  • Guest
Re: Where's all the avatar's gone?
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2011, 06:32:33 PM »
yep david, I forgot about that... the onsite avatars are on ssl... and there's been issues with that already in the past.

Online DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 89427
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Where's all the avatar's gone?
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2011, 07:01:13 PM »
Yes there was an SSL issue before that I can remember, but I thought that was related to self-certification.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 24.6.6121 (build 24.6.9241.848) UI 1.0.809/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Hard_ROCKER

  • Guest
Re: Where's all the avatar's gone?
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2011, 07:08:06 PM »
Perhaps they simply did some cleaning(getting rid of old files etc.) and optimizing on the forum.

Or maybe they moved the avatar directory as that apparently does wonders for forum loads... The forum has been quite fast for me today and i hope it stays that way.

http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=197938.msg1258539#msg1258539

Hermite15

  • Guest
Re: Where's all the avatar's gone?
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2011, 07:08:15 PM »
Yes there was an SSL issue before that I can remember, but I thought that was related to self-certification.

yeah there's been a cert issue...all onsite avatars have disappeared once already...which may have been related to the cert issue :)...as again avatars here are ssl accessed... the issue got solved quickly at the time.

Hard_ROCKER

  • Guest
Re: Where's all the avatar's gone?
« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2011, 07:19:15 PM »
I don't really care what they did tbh, like i said the forum is working great right now and i hope it stays this way. It's been quite bad for the last few months...

Offline scythe944

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 2913
    • My Tech Blog
Re: Where's all the avatar's gone?
« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2011, 08:27:43 PM »
I once was lost, but now I'm found...

Hosting my own pic now.
For generic computer (not avast) problems, you can also visit my forum for help: http://www.jacobytech.net/forum

Online DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 89427
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Where's all the avatar's gone?
« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2011, 09:09:09 PM »
I don't really care what they did tbh, like i said the forum is working great right now and i hope it stays this way. It's been quite bad for the last few months...

Wishful thinking on your part, unfortunately its back.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 24.6.6121 (build 24.6.9241.848) UI 1.0.809/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

YoKenny

  • Guest
Re: Where's all the avatar's gone?
« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2011, 09:32:39 PM »
I once was lost, but now I'm found...
I'm using Photobucket from now on.

Offline Lisandro

  • Avast team
  • Certainly Bot
  • *
  • Posts: 67194
Re: Where's all the avatar's gone?
« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2011, 09:47:04 PM »
No avatars :'(
The best things in life are free.