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Postby Susie » 16 Mar 2007, 01:20

My avatar is humongous, it looks so pretty can it stay this way?
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Postby Keith Robinson » 16 Mar 2007, 01:37

Thanks, Viking Star! It's always a bit fiddly moving a site from one server to another when it's visited and used as regularly as this one. But, apart from a few minor issues, everything seems to be fine.

Can you not edit your message, Viking Star? Other have reported this too, but I'm not sure if the bug still exists now? I never actually saw this bug myself -- the edit button always worked fine for me, and still does.

I've also sorted out the avatars. Rather than reinstall that missing patch, I decided to disable the ability to use externally hosted images, which the forum system had limited control over. All those avatars that were hosted at PhotoBucket or ImageShack or similar have now been resized as necessary and included in the Society webspace.

To upload or change an avatar in future, you can upload it directly from your computer OR link to an external image -- the difference is that the external image will be COPIED to the Society webspace. The image you use as an avatar must be no larger in physical size than 100 x 100 pixels, and no larger in file size than 30KB. Most 100 x 100 images are only about 10KB, providing they are JPG or GIF format (the standard for web images).

Soon I intend offering a standalone image resizing tool so that images can be fed into the machine and, moments later, spat out as an avatar-size version which can then be uploaded to the forum profile.
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Postby Keith Robinson » 16 Mar 2007, 01:40

Susie wrote:My avatar is humongous, it looks so pretty can it stay this way?


Actually, Susie, you were the proud owner of the largest avatar on the forums!! But it's now resized to a respectable size. If you still see your avatar as gigantic, then try refreshing your browser. :)
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Postby Viking Star » 16 Mar 2007, 01:55

Keith Robinson wrote:Can you not edit your message, Viking Star? Other have reported this too, but I'm not sure if the bug still exists now? I never actually saw this bug myself -- the edit button always worked fine for me, and still does.



I've just checked about 5 strings on which I've posted. They are all fine except my post on this one.
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Postby Viking Star » 16 Mar 2007, 01:56

For "post" now read "posts". ;-)
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Postby Keith Robinson » 16 Mar 2007, 02:01

Hmm, see my edit above. All I can say is, see how it goes. Maybe it was a blip?
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Postby HeatherS » 16 Mar 2007, 02:52

I've just noticed the "search" function doesn't seem to be bringing up any results from posts older than the change-over. I even tried obvious words like "Enid" and "books" - still nothing except for March 16th posts.
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Postby HeatherS » 16 Mar 2007, 02:54

Oooh, and I almost forgot (I don't have an edit function on this thread either) - Thanks to Keith and Matt for all your hard work! And also to Tony for sending out the Journals. I'll be making a beeline to my letterbox when I get home from work.
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Postby Ming » 16 Mar 2007, 06:15

Thank you Keith and Matt! :D
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Postby Ming » 16 Mar 2007, 06:39

Viking Star wrote:Actually I was going to edit my post to thank Keith who, thinking about it, did much of the work. However this string doesn't have the 'edit' facility.... :?

Edit by Keith: Works fine for me! But then, I am All Powerful... :)


Crikey! I don't have it either! And I also thought we couldn't post in the Admin Announcements section, but I see we can! Weird!

Of course, Keith is the All Powerful.... *grumble, grumble* :wink:
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Postby George@Kirrin » 16 Mar 2007, 09:26

Ming, you can post in the Admin Announcements section, you just can't start topics in here, only admin and mods can. If you look back though, you'll see there are many replies in this forum
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Postby Ming » 16 Mar 2007, 09:29

Ah, thanks for letting me know! I thought the replies in this forum was posted before the "you cannot post new topics..." etc were used (that is, I thought it was first "can" and later changed to "cannot"). Thanks for the info.

I notice the "can" and "cannot" phrases at the bottom of the page has been edited.
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Postby Matthew Roberts » 16 Mar 2007, 10:32

Ah, sorry about that. I have fixed the edit feature.

Thanks for reporting all these bugs! And please keep doing so. We'll have them all smoothed out soon.
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Postby Ming » 16 Mar 2007, 10:36

Thanks for that. :D I edited my previous message to check.
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Postby Constable Sharp » 16 Mar 2007, 14:36

Ming wrote:
Tony Summerfield wrote:Think how many Blyton books you will be able to read whilst you are looking at a screen which will tell you that the Forums are off air!!


Ah, that would have been wonderful, but I wasn't at home! I returned at 10.30 pm, and just saw the forums are up again! BTW, some avatars have become enormous!
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