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 Post subject: Fixing your avatar size
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 5:04 pm 
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phpBB 3 does some interesting things with avatars to try and prevent the ol' 1500 pixel wide avatar making things impossible to read bit. In general this is a good thing, but if you had an off-site avatar (and most of you did) the new board stretches it badly.

To fix it, go to your "User Control Panel" (top right of the board), then to "Profile" (Under "Options" on left), then "Edit Avatar". In the box for height and width, add your avatar's height and width.

Warning: when I first tried to edit my avatar, the forum ate it, so make sure you have the location of yours handy BEFORE you try and edit it.

The geeky reason for why it has trouble with this has to do with site security, and preventing PHP on the server from looking at files on another server. Basically if you let your server do that and make a slipup somewhere in an include, your site could be hijacked (and that's not a what-if, either; I've screwed things up once and made it happen. Thankfully the consequences were minor, other than a LOT of time spent cleaning code).

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 Post subject: Re: Fixing your avatar size
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 6:12 pm 
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Thanks for the tips!! My avvie FINALLY works and is the perfect size!! *dances with happiness* Thank you Uzuri!!! *hugs*
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