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Anyone else having trouble uploading avatars?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Vombatus, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Might be inappropriate to start a thread to ask this, but my avatar disappeared awhile back, and I can't seem to get another one uploaded.

    When I try, I get an error message that says:

    "The attachments upload directory is not writable. Your attachment or avatar cannot be saved."

    So, I tried putting the file out on flickr so that it could be linked as a URL, and that didn't work either.

    Help for noobie appreciated.

    (And I am looking forward to not being a noob much longer. Getting close to graduating. Survived 6.5 months, and the only flak was one bow shot from TP.)
  2. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Mine disappeared too, but I never bothered to try to fix it. Glad I could help. :)
  3. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Try http://imgur.com or http://imageshack.com (which I use). Make sure the url ends in .jpg, .gif or .png. Also, any photo brought in from outside will be resized to fit into a square, so if your choice isn't naturally a square, you should crop it or deal with distortion.
  4. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    It took a newb to ask the question that fixed my problem. Thanks Vombatus and Versatile.
  5. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Versatile! You THE MAN! You fixed it. You restoreth my soul. You've lead me to greener pastures and happy avatars.

    We keepers of the highest order of V-named users, Versatile and Vombatus, are holding up our end of the SportsJournalists.com alphabetic spectrum. Or, at least Versatile is. I am more like errand boy or pool boy at the moment. Or keeper of the puke bucket.

    Thanks again,
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