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: Avatars
: Tomwe 02 April, 2020, 10:54:59 AM
Is it just me or has everyone's avatars disappeared? Very strange to read posts without seeing the usual images and being able to make the immediate connection to the author (obv I can read their names but you know what I mean)
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: IndigoPrime 02 April, 2020, 11:36:05 AM
The website’s having some issues ATM, and perhaps that’s extended to the forum.
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: sheridan 02 April, 2020, 11:45:00 AM
I'm not seeing avatars.
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: Bolt-01 02 April, 2020, 11:52:26 AM
I'm seeing 'some' avatars...
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: Tjm86 02 April, 2020, 11:54:43 AM
Not until next December, then 2024, and 2025 according to press reports. 
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: sheridan 02 April, 2020, 12:06:53 PM
I'm seeing 'some' avatars...

I'm going to guess that they're cached on your browser - what happens if you do a hard refresh?  (of course, if you want to see some avatars, don't do this as you might lose them!)
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: The Legendary Shark 02 April, 2020, 12:20:10 PM

No avatars for me, either. Also, all my notifications have stopped.

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: Richard 02 April, 2020, 02:29:05 PM
The Active Topics Page isn't updating with new posts.
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: Richard 02 April, 2020, 02:29:38 PM
Oh wait now it is.
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: Cyberleader2000 02 April, 2020, 06:42:04 PM
is this also related to the problem where I cant add attachments to my posts?
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: Dandontdare 03 April, 2020, 10:49:09 PM
no avatars for me and active topics is not updating correctly - showing posts i've read as 'new'
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: Bolt-01 04 April, 2020, 09:50:49 AM
The active topies thing seems to be intermittent - normally first thing in the morning it works for a while but then stops.
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: Colin YNWA 04 April, 2020, 05:14:07 PM
Oh yeah Avatars have gone and the little icon thingies for the emojiis.
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: Tjm86 04 April, 2020, 05:49:37 PM
The site is definitely squirrely at the moment.

I've had to change the bookmark I use completely because it kept saying the server was not responding.  I went in via Rebellion's site and I was greeted with a message that I was blocked completely from the forum for 'stealth spamming'.

I checked using Chrome and was able to get in.  Cleared out cache's and bookmarks then tried again and did get in.

Still no icons though. 
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: Colin YNWA 04 April, 2020, 06:26:29 PM
The site is definitely squirrely at the moment.

I've had to change the bookmark I use completely because it kept saying the server was not responding.

Yeah I had that problem yesterday and thought it was down, turned out it was just the URL I use for 'Unread Posts' - my default way to access has changed.

Guess it all relates to the work on other bits of the site and probably is way down the list of priorities right now.

Stay safe dear forum, stay safe.
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: Colin YNWA 25 April, 2020, 06:51:52 PM
Oh hark on me - I got me Avatar back. I was piddling around looking for something and for one reason or another I pottered to my Profile and noticed my Avatar was no longer there but the options to upload were back - so a quick search of files later and Bob's ya Uncle we're back...

but the question is can other folks see it?
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: Greg M. 25 April, 2020, 06:55:19 PM
Yes, in all its verdantly-backgrounded simian glory.
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: Colin YNWA 25 April, 2020, 07:52:53 PM
Excellent thanks Greg. Let's all reclaim our avatars
 This place has been a little bland without them.
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: Funt Solo 25 April, 2020, 08:05:29 PM
I can see yours! Can you see mine?
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: Richard 25 April, 2020, 08:27:29 PM
Yes. Looks like we have to upload them again though.
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: broodblik 25 April, 2020, 08:34:58 PM
Just upload it again
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: Colin YNWA 25 April, 2020, 08:41:43 PM
I can see yours! Can you see mine?

Yep yours came back a wee bit ago as I recall(?) can't believe I didn't think to check then. But AWAYHEY looks like Avatars are back.
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: sheridan 28 April, 2020, 09:33:53 AM
I can see yours! Can you see mine?

Later... behind the bike sheds ;)
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: Tomwe 07 June, 2020, 08:25:15 PM
I see Avatars are back as long as you update your image. Sweet.
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 08 June, 2020, 11:56:18 AM
I am off in the huff. I have lost my little Dalek, which I made in my work nearly 20 years ago.

Boo!
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: TordelBack 08 June, 2020, 12:26:37 PM
Sorry to hear that, Dr X.  Now I'm worried about Dr. Jomster's hippo...
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: Funt Solo 08 June, 2020, 02:54:52 PM
I am off in the huff. I have lost my little Dalek, which I made in my work nearly 20 years ago.

Boo!

I used the wayback machine to find it for you:

(https://i.imgur.com/ESauDdw.gif)

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Found these while I was there:

(https://i.imgur.com/vCnETyg.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/CnMxZlw.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/3MIigC3.gif)

(https://i.imgur.com/dZdniwv.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/WA98Sqw.jpg)
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: Funt Solo 08 June, 2020, 03:01:14 PM
Sorry to hear that, Dr X.  Now I'm worried about Dr. Jomster's hippo...

(https://i.imgur.com/ZoJBIo3.jpg)

Edit: wait - did I just realize that's a dog?
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: Colin YNWA 08 June, 2020, 03:12:10 PM
Sorry to hear that, Dr X.  Now I'm worried about Dr. Jomster's hippo...

Oh my Tordelback you're all enbiggened.

Excellent work Funt Solo!
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: Funt Solo 08 June, 2020, 03:16:46 PM
If you want to get your old avatar back, just do the following:

1. Go to your profile page and copy the URL.
2. Paste the URL into the search bar of the Wayback Machine (https://archive.org/web/).
3. If it has that page stored then choose the year and date and it should show up - it may take a minute.
4. Right-click the image and select Save Image As...
5. Upload it back to your profile.

Here's Jayzus:

(https://i.imgur.com/ou1tepQ.png)
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: TordelBack 08 June, 2020, 03:52:52 PM
Oh my Tordelback you're all enbiggened.

Strictly restricted to above belt level, I assure you.
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: TordelBack 08 June, 2020, 03:54:40 PM
Here's Jayzus:

(https://i.imgur.com/ou1tepQ.png)

When I eventually run into Jayzus I.R.L. (in IRL), unless I already have all unbeknownst, I'm going to be very confused.

Good work on the Dalek and the chocolate hippodor, Funt.
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: IndigoPrime 08 June, 2020, 04:22:36 PM
Funt — ta. I saw mine had gone splat, but couldn’t quite remember how it looked!
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: Colin YNWA 20 October, 2020, 03:45:09 PM
Alas Forum pics have gone again. I've tried to add by uploading and by a direct link to imgur and nothing. I feel naked!
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: Funt Solo 20 October, 2020, 03:57:29 PM
It's showing up here.
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: Colin YNWA 20 October, 2020, 04:11:02 PM
Oh interesting - it must be a browser or setting issue... I'll twiddle my end when I get some time and see what I can work out...
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 20 October, 2020, 04:15:57 PM
I am off in the huff. I have lost my little Dalek, which I made in my work nearly 20 years ago.

Boo!

I used the wayback machine to find it for you:

(https://i.imgur.com/ESauDdw.gif)

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Found these while I was there:

(https://i.imgur.com/vCnETyg.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/CnMxZlw.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/3MIigC3.gif)

(https://i.imgur.com/dZdniwv.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/WA98Sqw.jpg)

Oh! Just seen this, thanks
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: Colin YNWA 20 October, 2020, 05:49:37 PM
So its a Chrome thing??? When I look on Edge (the other browser on my work laptop) avatars a gogo. When I look on Chrome - nothing - on any device.

Look on Safari on work mobile - avatars a gogo. Chrome on same device ... well haven't downloaded it...

On personal phone crappy Samsung browser avatars a gogo. Chrome - nowt...

... what's all that about...
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: Dandontdare 20 October, 2020, 06:15:59 PM
Nice one Funt. I'd found a still version, but it's nice to have the beady roving eyes back|!
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: Funt Solo 20 October, 2020, 06:30:59 PM
Oh, I'm glad - I always liked the roving eyes as well.

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Colin, I use Chrome, so it's not that. Have you tried a cache refresh: CTRL + F5, when on the page you want to hard refresh?
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: Colin YNWA 20 October, 2020, 08:00:04 PM
Colin, I use Chrome, so it's not that. Have you tried a cache refresh: CTRL + F5, when on the page you want to hard refresh?

But its only affecting Chrome - so is it my Chrome settings ... oh I'll worry about it another time. Yeah I've tried a hard refresh and an Incognito Window... confused...
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: broodblik 20 October, 2020, 08:21:03 PM
My understanding is that Chrome will also not support any site that is not https sometime in the future.
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: broodblik 20 October, 2020, 08:23:18 PM
I also checked on Opera and avatars are displayed correctly as well as the mimes  :(

I believe this is all to do due to security
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: M.I.K. 20 October, 2020, 09:41:29 PM
Must be a Google Chrome thing. I've been seeing neither avatars nor emoticons for several days.
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 20 October, 2020, 10:29:44 PM
Yay! My Dalek's back. Though I suppose I should look out something a little bit bigger.
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: scrotnig 20 October, 2020, 10:29:54 PM
Some of the avatars are being served as http rather https.

Chrome used to fire a warning about this, now it looks like it's simply blocking them.
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: scrotnig 20 October, 2020, 10:32:44 PM
Further info.

Some avatars are loading on a different URL eg:
https://forums.2000adonline.com/avatars_static/avatar_38348_1591634768.png

whereas the forum is at:
https://forums.2000ad.com

https://forums.2000adonline.com has an expired certificate, so Chrome refuses to load them.
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: Funt Solo 20 October, 2020, 10:53:14 PM
I wonder if all the recent problems (like hacky purveyors of pr0n and Russian heavy plant equipment) are basically down to the fact that the forum software is ancient tech from the before times:

(https://i.imgur.com/tcUJlqG.png)


I mean, it says "XHTML", ffs. It was all the rage once, sure, but now it hangs its head in shame and lives in a thorny copse in a marsh, in the center of an abandoned traffic island in Grimsby.

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I worry that if anyone pushes too hard on the Command Module door, they'll suddenly realize this thing is still running and just switch it off. Oh, that old thing - we all moved to FACE-SPACE ages ago. Join us...

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: Funt Solo 09 September, 2021, 02:22:26 AM
Dear Forum,

Please update yourself so that you work properly again. Your smiley faces and avatars are not showing up. Ask that nice man with the shiny armor to help.

Yours sincerely,

F. Solo
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: Funt Solo 11 October, 2021, 04:05:36 AM
Further info.

Some avatars are loading on a different URL eg:
https://forums.2000adonline.com/avatars_static/avatar_38348_1591634768.png

whereas the forum is at:
https://forums.2000ad.com

https://forums.2000adonline.com has an expired certificate, so Chrome refuses to load them.

I think this is happening again. Is there a process for shaking the Command Module droid-in-charge-of-ancient-dusty-Internet-corners awake and getting them to wiggle their certificate widget until our avatars and smiley faces show up again?
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: The Legendary Shark 12 October, 2021, 07:30:46 AM

Also, my notifications haven't been working for ages. Has anyone tried turning the Command Module off and on again?