Image uploading (avatar) fix here!

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#1 Edited by Elk (476 posts) -

Open Chrome and press F12, or Firefox and CTRL + Shift + K. Go to the console and paste in:

$('head').append('<meta name="roles" content="elkrules" /> ');

The button should now work

You can also do this on a forum and use it to post images!

Screenshots from Firefox, Chrome and IE:

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#2 Edited by Elk (476 posts) -

BOOM!

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#3 Posted by Gamer_4_Fun (3839 posts) -

Paste where exactly inside the console?

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#4 Posted by Elk (476 posts) -

Like this

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#5 Posted by Profilia (2226 posts) -

Thanks! You're awesome. :)

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#6 Posted by Dudersaper (32951 posts) -

Thanks, you do rule!

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#7 Posted by Elk (476 posts) -

@deershadow: Whoop! Glad it worked for you!

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#8 Posted by VintAge68 (529 posts) -

@Elk: I'd like to try it out but cannot save after pasting the line into the Chrome Settings' "console". When giving "enter" the only reaction I get is "TypeError: Cannot call method 'append' of null" ... :(

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#9 Posted by Elk (476 posts) -

@VintAge68: Hey VintAge! That doesn't make a lot of sense. But try this line instead, make sure you have the entire line starting with the $

$('body').append('<meta name="roles" content="elkrules" /> ');

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#10 Posted by Blueresident87 (5684 posts) -

Thx for this, but isn't there a permanent fix? Every time I leave the page I have to go back to console and re-enter this

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#11 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

Worked a treat, thanks dude :)

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#12 Posted by Elk (476 posts) -

@Blueresident87: GameSpot will have to do the permanent fix, but from looking at the code, people with the staff badge don't get this issue, so they might not have noticed.

You can put the line back in quickly by just hitting the up arrow and pressing enter to re-enter the last line you used in the console, so that helps a little.

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#13 Posted by Elk (476 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin: No problem mate!

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#14 Posted by Blueresident87 (5684 posts) -

@Elk: Ah, that does help a little. Hopefully they'll get the problem figured out to where this isn't necessary at some point.

Thanks a lot for your help

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#16 Edited by nightcall14 (607 posts) -

Just so everyone knows, you can open the console in firefox by pressing CTRL + Shift + K. I inserted the same code as above and it works.

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#17 Posted by XanderZane (5174 posts) -

Why do we need to use Chrome to change our avatar. I use FireFox and IE and neither of the most popular browsers work. Like the old site, I still can't post comments on the reviews or news sites. Its ridiculous. Using IE, I couldn't even post on the forums. Kept saying "Page Error" at the bottom.

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#18 Edited by VintAge68 (529 posts) -

@Elk: Thank you, I put the entire line, $ included, but how do I save it after pasting it into? The line disappears right after closing the console/settings...

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#19 Edited by Ovirew (8223 posts) -
@XanderZane said:

Why do we need to use Chrome to change our avatar. I use FireFox and IE and neither of the most popular browsers work.

I concur. I'm not gonna go and download a browser I don't use just to fix this. But it's cool for people that use Chrome I guess.

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#20 Posted by Elk (476 posts) -

It works just fine in Firefox

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#21 Posted by CptJSparrow (10897 posts) -

This works for signatures too, but you have to enable signatures on the forum in your settings page.

It appears that your image will be scaled down to GS's specifications.

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#22 Posted by LJS9502_basic (163075 posts) -

Didn't work for me...

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#23 Posted by Elk (476 posts) -

@VintAge68: Just do that on the settings page and then hit the avatar upload button.

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#24 Posted by Elk (476 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic: I can help (probably) but I'm going to need more info.

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#25 Posted by Randolph (10542 posts) -

Anyway to make this work on Safari?

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#26 Edited by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic said:

Didn't work for me...

I figured it out. You have to leave the console panel open still when you click the buttons.

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#27 Edited by Elk (476 posts) -

@Randolph: If you have the "Develop" bar in safari you should be able to open a console with CTRL+ALT+C (Show Error Console)

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#28 Edited by CptJSparrow (10897 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic said:

Didn't work for me...

did you press enter? :P

also, you have to save settings at the bottom of the page

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#29 Posted by Ovirew (8223 posts) -

Okay, I'm not as computer savvy as ya'll. I only ever seem to get the console open when my cat walks across my keyboard, so how do I open the console?

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#30 Edited by Elk (476 posts) -

@Ovirew: It's usually F12. Or put the cat back on the keyboard.

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#31 Posted by LJS9502_basic (163075 posts) -

@Elk said:

@LJS9502_basic: I can help (probably) but I'm going to need more info.

F12 isn't doing anything on Firefox.

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#32 Edited by Elk (476 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic: Ahh, my bad. That's because I have something installed at my end that makes F12 work. Try CTRL + Shift + K.

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#33 Posted by VintAge68 (529 posts) -

@Elk: It won't work, I'm afraid--I can't even click "select image", nor upload images in a blog. Thank you anyway!

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#34 Edited by LJS9502_basic (163075 posts) -

@Elk said:

@LJS9502_basic: Ahh, my bad. That's because I have something installed at my end that makes F12 work. Try CTRL + Shift + K.

Is there something to hit to save or will enter suffice?

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#35 Posted by Elk (476 posts) -

@VintAge68: Sorry about that, I'm not sure what's missing. Different browser perhaps?

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#36 Posted by Elk (476 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic: Enter is great, then just hit the image button. You'll have to do this again if you refresh or change the page.

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#37 Posted by Ovirew (8223 posts) -

@Elk said:

@Ovirew: It's usually F12. Or put the cat back on the keyboard.

aha, actually it isn't F12 I guess, but it's an option called 'inspect element'. I think that's it anyway. oO

It's kinda tricky to figure out.

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#38 Posted by LJS9502_basic (163075 posts) -

@Elk said:

@LJS9502_basic: Enter is great, then just hit the image button. You'll have to do this again if you refresh or change the page.

Thanks.....

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#39 Posted by CptJSparrow (10897 posts) -

They're going to regret making it so that we can only post pics by uploading.

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#40 Posted by Elk (476 posts) -

@CptJSparrow: At least we won't get as much dead image rot in old threads.

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#41 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic said:

@Elk said:

@LJS9502_basic: Enter is great, then just hit the image button. You'll have to do this again if you refresh or change the page.

Thanks.....

You have an avy! I can recognize you now! lol

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#42 Posted by freedomfreak (50208 posts) -

Thanks, Elk.

Now I feel bad for shooting your mates in GTAV.

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#43 Posted by Ovirew (8223 posts) -

One less orange robocop!

Thanks for posting this thread. I will stop posting here now.

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#44 Posted by Elk (476 posts) -

@freedomfreak: Leave the Elk alone!

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#45 Posted by Elk (476 posts) -

@Ovirew: I'm just trying to reduce the rage of the new site. Also I can't tell who people are when they don't have avatars XD

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#46 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

Thanks for the help, Elk.

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#47 Posted by ArisShadows (22784 posts) -

Thanks Elk.

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#48 Posted by freedomfreak (50208 posts) -

@Elk: Haha, will do, man. Only pedestrians from now on.

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#49 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

I'm not seeing a lot of signatures in here. lol

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#50 Posted by deactivated-59cda6205cc59 (122 posts) -

thanx :)