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Attention: Please REUPLOAD your Avatars Everyone!

Post by Winston » October 18th, 2014, 6:23 pm

To everyone:

Regarding the issue of missing avatars after the forum upgrade, I'm afraid I have some bad news. During the conversion process from phpbb2 to phpbb3, the avatars were supposed to be automatically converted over. But they weren't for some reason. Conversions are never perfect. There is no way I can fix this easily either. I can't just upload all the avatars from the other forum into a folder in this new forum and fix it that way. I already tried doing that.

The only way to fix this theoretically would be to run database commands in the database admin panel of the webhost. But that is too complicated and beyond the scope of my ability. I am not a programmer and I don't know database code. It would require long database strings too.

I have searched the phpbb support forums for a solution to this and that's what I discovered.

So the only solution now is for everyone to please REUPLOAD their avatars. Sorry for the inconvenience.

To upload your avatar, go to the User Control Panel link at the top and then go to the Profile tab and select Edit Avatar. If your avatar image exceeds the maximum length and width, it should shrink it for you. Or you can specify the length and width in the avatar panel.

If anyone needs the image file of their avatar, I have them all in a folder and can zip them up and upload them to our server for you to download. In fact, I'll do that and post the download link in this thread for anyone who needs the file of their avatar.

Thanks for your attention and sorry again for the inconvenience.
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Re: Attention: Please REUPLOAD your Avatars Everyone!

Post by Winston » October 18th, 2014, 6:46 pm

Attention Everyone:

I've just uploaded all the avatars from the old forum onto our server into a zipped file. Here is the download link to it. If you need the file image of your avatar, then download the zipped file below and unzip it. After unzipping, you will see a folder containing all the avatar images. Find yours and reupload it. Thanks for your attention and sorry for the inconvenience.

http://www.happierabroad.com/avatars.zip
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Re: Attention: Please REUPLOAD your Avatars Everyone!

Post by E Irizarry R&B Singer » October 18th, 2014, 9:55 pm

I'm assuming since this site uses php server side scripting that you can use postgre sql or MySQL query script to do an Update set where inner joined.


UPDATE NEW_TABLE
SET NEW_AVATAR_FIELD
WHERE (SELECT * FROM FROM OLD_TABLE OLD WHERE OLD.USER_NAME IS NOT NULL)
AND (NEW_MIGRATED_TABLE.PRIMARY_KEY LEFT OUTER JOIN OLD_TABLE.PRIMARY_KEY)


OR Something like that. :?
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Re: Attention: Please REUPLOAD your Avatars Everyone!

Post by Winston » October 18th, 2014, 10:24 pm

I'm not gonna mess with database code or run commands and queries I don't understand unless I know what I'm doing. Please everyone, just reupload your avatars. Thanks.
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Re: Attention: Please REUPLOAD your Avatars Everyone!

Post by Winston » October 19th, 2014, 1:06 pm

A Reminder:

Please REUPLOAD your avatars everyone!

If you have any questions, post them here.
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Re: Attention: Please REUPLOAD your Avatars Everyone!

Post by Winston » October 21st, 2014, 4:21 pm

A reminder everyone:

Please remember to reupload your avatars in the UCP linked at the top. If you need the file of your avatar, I've put it into a zip file which you can download at the link above.

If you have any questions about uploading your avatar or using the avatar control panel, post them here.
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Re: Attention: Please REUPLOAD your Avatars Everyone!

Post by jamesbond » October 29th, 2014, 8:26 am

Winston wrote:Attention Everyone:

I've just uploaded all the avatars from the old forum onto our server into a zipped file. Here is the download link to it. If you need the file image of your avatar, then download the zipped file below and unzip it. After unzipping, you will see a folder containing all the avatar images. Find yours and reupload it. Thanks for your attention and sorry for the inconvenience.

http://www.happierabroad.com/avatars.zip
Yes please, everyone reupload your avatars. Use the link Winston made above, all of your avatars are located there.

The forum will look MUCH NICER if everyone would upload their avatars. Thank you.
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Re: Attention: Please REUPLOAD your Avatars Everyone!

Post by Winston » October 29th, 2014, 1:56 pm

Yeah everyone. Get on it. Many of you still have broken images in your avatar which looks terrible. lol

How many times do you all have to be reminded? Geez. lol
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Re: Attention: Please REUPLOAD your Avatars Everyone!

Post by Jester » October 29th, 2014, 6:10 pm

Resizing doesn't work.

Email me an avatar that you think fits, and I'll upload it.

Or PM me your email, and I'll send you a couple of my avatars to play with.
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Re: Attention: Please REUPLOAD your Avatars Everyone!

Post by Winston » October 29th, 2014, 9:34 pm

Jester wrote:Resizing doesn't work.

Email me an avatar that you think fits, and I'll upload it.

Or PM me your email, and I'll send you a couple of my avatars to play with.
How did you resize it in the last forum then? Did you upload it as a file or link to it offsite?
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Re: Attention: Please REUPLOAD your Avatars Everyone!

Post by Jester » October 30th, 2014, 12:32 am

I uploaded them.

I used two small avatars at different times

One I had to resize at your request, I think, the other I searched and found a small one.

I have both. I suspect that the new forum software's limit of 175 by 175 pixels is smaller than previously.

EDIT: NEW FORUM LIMIT FOR AVATAR IS 175 PIXELS WIDE BY 300 PIXELS HIGH (86.8K FILE SIZE)
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Re: Attention: Please REUPLOAD your Avatars Everyone!

Post by Jester » October 30th, 2014, 12:50 am

The avatar I used most recently, Jester from Top Gun, was 189 pixels wide by 189 pixels high (4.69kb or 8kb "on disk")

My old Jester-at-dinner avatar was 184 pixels wide by 174 pixels high (9.75 kb or 12 kb "on disk")

I attempted to look in the zip file of all avatars, but the Windows app that it opens in oddly does not allow scrolling through the file. So I would have to laboriously open and close every image in there. Too backward. Plus the image names have been changed, so I cannot find it by name.

Probably it would still be the first of these two images that I have anyway.

Simplest thing would be for you to post a how-to on resizing .jpg files
I can't be the only one who needs it
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Re: Attention: Please REUPLOAD your Avatars Everyone!

Post by Winston » October 31st, 2014, 6:35 pm

Jester wrote:The avatar I used most recently, Jester from Top Gun, was 189 pixels wide by 189 pixels high (4.69kb or 8kb "on disk")

My old Jester-at-dinner avatar was 184 pixels wide by 174 pixels high (9.75 kb or 12 kb "on disk")

I attempted to look in the zip file of all avatars, but the Windows app that it opens in oddly does not allow scrolling through the file. So I would have to laboriously open and close every image in there. Too backward. Plus the image names have been changed, so I cannot find it by name.

Probably it would still be the first of these two images that I have anyway.

Simplest thing would be for you to post a how-to on resizing .jpg files
I can't be the only one who needs it
You are supposed to extract the zip file into a folder. Then in Windows Explorer, you right click and select "View as icons" to see thumbnails of all the images. That's how you find your image.

When you uploaded the avatars, did you set the dimensions in the control panel to a size that's under the limit?

Ok for now, I will change the avatar dimensions to 200x300 for a while, until you are able to upload your avatar.

How come you were able to resize it the first time but not now?
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Re: Attention: Please REUPLOAD your Avatars Everyone!

Post by Winston » November 5th, 2014, 8:17 pm

Hi Jester,
You can try linking the avatar from an offsite URL now. Then specifying the dimensions of it in the avatar panel to something below the maximum dimensions. It will shrink your avatar to those dimensions. I just tried it and it works.
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Re: Attention: Please REUPLOAD your Avatars Everyone!

Post by Winston » April 8th, 2015, 7:42 pm

Many of you still have broken avatars or have none at all. The broken avatars look bad. Come on guys. Please upload an avatar. It only takes a minute. Some of you still have not done so, or have not reuploaded yours. I'm gonna start removing the broken avatars as I see them because they look kind of bad.
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