Avatars, User Pictures, and other Images

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#1 Edited by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

The other thread about avatars was locked even though nothing has been properly fixed. I still cannot change my avatar nor are any of the image buttons working either in profile settings or in the reply boxes for forum posts. This should be a top priority instead of having to use workarounds, nor should forum users have to download and install other web browsers just to do a couple of things with.

There were not enough beta testers with more browsers to test out the new website or forum software and the problems that have been here for the last three days need fixing.

#2 Edited by Elk (473 posts) -

@WhiteKnight77: Can you explain what is happening? What browser/version are you using?

#3 Edited by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

I am using Opera as I stated yesterday. Clinking on the avatar button to change it does nothing, same as with the user picture button or the user banner button. They plain do not work. They also do not work in IE9. In a forum post reply box, clicking on the Img button also does nothing.

I posted a pic in the now closed thread of the IE9 console where it makes no change in the behavior of the web page once enter is clicked.

This software leaves much to be desired and they need to get their script fixed so things work or go to plain HMTL until their scripts work properly or get different software that is made expressly for forums.

#4 Edited by Elk (473 posts) -

It appears to work okay for me in IE10. I'll go back and test IE9 now to see if I can reproduce.

Edit: Yep, it does appear to be a different error than yesterday that affects IE9 and possibly older versions. I'll do what I can to make sure this gets someone's attention.

#5 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

Told you so. ;)

#6 Posted by Promised_Trini (3574 posts) -

Is there a way to remove images cause I uploaded the same 3 times already.Which I did not do!.

#7 Edited by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

I find it odd that the engineers were more worried about getting ads and sponsored links into the forums, yet haven't taken the time to fix bugs that keep buttons in settings from working or allowing images to be posted or uploaded.

#8 Edited by RussianMeatClob (282 posts) -

I finally changed my avatar but it shows up as my old avatar in the comments section for news and videos. Why is that?

#9 Edited by edgework (318 posts) -

@WhiteKnight77 said:

I find it odd that the engineers were more worried about getting ads and sponsored links into the forums, yet haven't taken the time to fix bugs that keep buttons in settings from working or allowing images to be posted or uploaded.

Actually we put ads in at the end. Sponered links was done very last and it took < 1 hour of dev time. This is a big system. Its brand new. There will be rough edges. They will be fixed.

#10 Posted by Steve_Esquire (14 posts) -

@Promised_Trini: Same exact problem. I have three pics because I was trying to push the comment picture through but still nothing. In all the comment sections I'm stuck with a default image. I've looked everywhere and there's no way to delete images :/

#11 Posted by ZOD777 (305 posts) -

I finally changed my avatar but it shows up as my old avatar in the comments section for news and videos. Why is that?

Bump.

#12 Edited by Macutchi (3968 posts) -

are gifs not allowed as avatars anymore? i've been trying to re-upload my old avatar at 80 x 79px for days now and get a 'failed to upload file' error every time. using chrome 30 btw. any help?

#14 Posted by Macutchi (3968 posts) -

just tried to add my avatar in ie10 and it works, so you have a bug in chrome...

#15 Posted by CptJSparrow (10897 posts) -

gif avatars work in firefox

#16 Edited by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

@edgework said:

@WhiteKnight77 said:

I find it odd that the engineers were more worried about getting ads and sponsored links into the forums, yet haven't taken the time to fix bugs that keep buttons in settings from working or allowing images to be posted or uploaded.

Actually we put ads in at the end. Sponsored links was done very last and it took < 1 hour of dev time. This is a big system. Its brand new. There will be rough edges. They will be fixed.

I am not going to ask "how long?" as it is now the weekend, but one would think that those in power would ensure that basic features would work before going live. Not having images, avatars, sig pics, without having to use workarounds, as well as a page that loads in less than 30 seconds is not how to attract new traffic to the site.

These are my observations.

#17 Posted by TigerClaw (60 posts) -

I would like to be able to delete the images as well. On the Giant Bomb site, you can delete them by clicking on edit tag, clicking on the image and there would be a remove button. Since the new site is using the same type format, The remove button is missing, Therefore we can't delete any images that we uploaded.

#18 Posted by Nintendo_Man (19628 posts) -

I am using IE.

I tried to upload my profile header image from the old gamespot (using photobucket) and it is well under the image limit.

It loaded and exploded in size, is this a bug or can I do something to fix it?

#19 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

I am using IE.

I tried to upload my profile header image from the old gamespot (using photobucket) and it is well under the image limit.

It loaded and exploded in size, is this a bug or can I do something to fix it?

Are you using IE9 or IE10 as nothing works in IE9 either?

#20 Posted by Nintendo_Man (19628 posts) -

I am using IE10.

#21 Posted by 36Ounces (2065 posts) -

Is there a way to remove images cause I uploaded the same 3 times already.Which I did not do!.

Same shit for me. Site won't let you delete images.

#22 Posted by CyberLips (1807 posts) -

Is there a way to remove images cause I uploaded the same 3 times already.Which I did not do!.

Same problem here. :/

#23 Posted by PumpkinBoogie (3366 posts) -

@Promised_Trini said:

Is there a way to remove images cause I uploaded the same 3 times already.Which I did not do!.

Same problem here. :/

Ditto, here.

#24 Posted by Serbiansword (4 posts) -

I finally changed my avatar but it shows up as my old avatar in the comments section for news and videos. Why is that?

Bump

#25 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

I am using IE10.

That is probably why it works for you. I avoid IE as much as I can and do not see a reason to upgrade to IE10 when I rarely use IE at all. I prefer Opera due to it's better features.

#26 Posted by CornMoose2010 (4769 posts) -

Um, all of my images are gone. I know I've uploaded many images, but it says I have uploaded none ever. Where are they?

#27 Edited by PumpkinBoogie (3366 posts) -

I am using IE.

I tried to upload my profile header image from the old gamespot (using photobucket) and it is well under the image limit.

It loaded and exploded in size, is this a bug or can I do something to fix it?

No it's not a bug. The 'header size' of the new site has actually been made larger--I think 1080x760, or something around this height--than what the old sites measurement/pixel limits were. So if you try to use your old header image from the old GS profile page style, it's more than likely gonna muck it up holy hell. I didn't even bother using my old for the moment b/c I knew once I read the new measurement requirements, it was gonna be to small/short.

I just used a quick screenshot pic I had save that was almost at desktop sized, lol. Turned out pretty sweet actually....I'll probably end up keeping that way.

#28 Posted by edgework (318 posts) -

Yeah, sorry, There's bugs in the image editor that will damage accounts. We had to disable image editing until we can fix bugs in it. Its a top priority and should be addressed by Wednesday.

#29 Posted by Shadowchronicle (25976 posts) -

The suggested image size for the header now is 1460x500 (in your settings it says so), if you're using a 760x140 header like the old site the image will get stretched out.

#30 Posted by PumpkinBoogie (3366 posts) -

The suggested image size for the header now is 1460x500 (in your settings it says so), if you're using a 760x140 header like the old site the image will get stretched out.

Damn, I knew I was off, lol. I just got lazy and didn't feel like going back and checking the exact measurements when I answered.

#31 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

@edgework said:

Yeah, sorry, There's bugs in the image editor that will damage accounts. We had to disable image editing until we can fix bugs in it. Its a top priority and should be addressed by Wednesday.

Is it going to work on all browsers?

#32 Posted by DigitalDame (3790 posts) -

Thank you for reporting this. I've added this to my list of Top 10 bugs to be addressed by the team. Please continue to posts updates in this thread as you come across them so that we can reach a conclusion sooner.

#33 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

I see that some updates have been made, but this still does not work for me as can be seen by the default avatar.

#34 Edited by Darkh0ll0w (11 posts) -

I have same problem. I have put an image in 3 places on my settings and I still have default guest avatar when posting comments on articles.

I really hope they will fix this soon.

#35 Posted by Shadowchronicle (25976 posts) -

The avatar problem for the comments section has been a problem in the old site. Usually it takes awhile for the avatar to change, a very long time. This is probably one of those things they plan to fix later as they have glaring glitches that cause inability to use the site as opposed to getting an avatar to change immediately.

#36 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

How about not even being able to get anything to come up to change the avatar or the nonworking buttons on the Profile Settings page? Even if it takes a while for the avatar to change, how about letting us at least change it? As it stands right now, I still have a default avatar as the buttons do not work at all for me and a few others around here.

#37 Edited by Shadowchronicle (25976 posts) -

I'm sure that will be something fixed pretty quickly. Also out of curiosity what browser are you using? When I was using Firefox I could not change my avatar but when I used Chrome I could. Try that if you're open to using a different browser.

#38 Posted by GnugnaGnagna (2 posts) -

I'm using chrome and my avatar doesn't show beside my username when I comment, nor when I like a comment. I've tried jpg, gif, you name it. Correctly sized too, 80x80. It does show in my profile and in this reply though.

#39 Edited by YourChagrin (10 posts) -

@GnugnaGnagna: I also have this problem, using Chrome 30.0.1599.69. The image shows up fine in the settings of my profile and the header of my profile page, but it does not show up when posting comments.

#40 Posted by YourChagrin (10 posts) -

I'm using chrome and my avatar doesn't show beside my username when I comment, nor when I like a comment. I've tried jpg, gif, you name it. Correctly sized too, 80x80. It does show in my profile and in this reply though.

I also have this problem, using Chrome 30.0.1599.69. The image shows up fine in the settings of my profile and the header of my profile page, but it does not show up when posting comments.

#41 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

I'm sure that will be something fixed pretty quickly. Also out of curiosity what browser are you using? When I was using Firefox I could not change my avatar but when I used Chrome I could. Try that if you're open to using a different browser.

In both this thread and the other thread, I have stated I am using Opera. I have also stated that I have IE9 installed and prefer not to use it so see no reason to upgrade to a newer version. I should not have to download and install 3 or 4 browsers to use what should be basic features. The fact that a user work around had to be employed just to get some people to change avatars shows that this was not a product ready for release when everything was switched over.

#42 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -

The problem with the avatar in the lifefyre section, appears to be that the profile is still linking to fuse which nor longer exists, I believe Gamespot need to create a new slug for the lifefyre section of the comments as it sends you to something which does not exist.

#43 Edited by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

I now see images in sigs, yet the buttons still do not work and the blank image block disappeared from my sig.

#44 Edited by TigerClaw (60 posts) -

Looks like they re-enabled the edit tag button, But I still do not see the remove button. So I still dont have the option to remove images.

#45 Posted by 106473 (403 posts) -

Need a way to delete images.

#46 Edited by tempura13 (425 posts) -

I can now see the remove button during edit mode. Haven't tried it yet though.

EDIT : It worked on my end, but it deleted two pictures (both were recently uploaded) at once. Weird. Thanks for the fix though! Wish I can delete stuff from my feed as well.

#47 Edited by Rayrota (1456 posts) -

Kind of strange having the "Remove" button in "Edit tags" instead of being an independent button. Also, it's weird that I can't see my sig image when I post a new reply, it reappears when I refresh the page though, but now I'm just nitpicking.

#48 Posted by Namgis (3572 posts) -

Remove option under edit tags works for me.

Cheers!

#49 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

@Rayrota said:

Kind of strange having the "Remove" button in "Edit tags" instead of being an independent button. Also, it's weird that I can't see my sig image when I post a new reply, it reappears when I refresh the page though, but now I'm just nitpicking.

At least you have one, I still can't change my avatar, or add a sig image much less any other image since the buttons still do not work for me. :wall:

#50 Posted by Rayrota (1456 posts) -