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#275870 14-Sep-2020 17:53
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Hello folks...

 

A few years back I've made a design decision that in the long run wasn't great. I have now changed the way avatars work on Geekzone - the new way will see a much smaller number of unique avatars and will increase cache rate, making pages load faster with less traffic on the network. 

 

Because of this design decision, the change to the new way won't be smooth. All existing avatars will be reset to your username initial.

 

Once you see your avatar revert to the username initial you can upload the image again from your update profile page.

 

I will make a backup of all avatars in the database. If by any chance you don't have the image available to upload again, you can send me a PM and ask for the image and I will have it available.

 

I am planning to do this change this Tuesday 15 September, around 12 pm. 

 

 

 

 

 

[EDIT: No avatars were lost, all custom images reloaded]





 

 

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  #2564010 14-Sep-2020 19:16
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My avatar is still saved to my image gallery.

Will it be safe there to reload post changes?

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  #2564013 14-Sep-2020 19:26
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Uploads to the gallery are safe. You will have to download the image to your computer to upload again in your profile page.





 

 

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  #2564014 14-Sep-2020 19:27
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Will they still be 80x80 or should I hunt down the master file?


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  #2564016 14-Sep-2020 19:31
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Behodar:

 

Will they still be 80x80 or should I hunt down the master file?

 

 

They will still be the same size. Just the storage method and how we point to the files are changing - but because everyone has a unique avatar file, even for those without avatars, we will have to reset to everyone going forward. 





 

 

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  #2564017 14-Sep-2020 19:36
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All I hope is that freitasm posts his back up after the change :)


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  #2564018 14-Sep-2020 19:45
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Perfectly fine, these changes are better now than never.

 

Other than avatars, is there any more changes happening to the site?


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  #2564021 14-Sep-2020 19:52
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Damn, now I'm going to have to find a new profile pic!

 

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  #2564028 14-Sep-2020 20:21
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MarkM536:

Perfectly fine, these changes are better now than never.


Other than avatars, is there any more changes happening to the site?




This is all I have planned that could impact content.




 

 

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  #2564297 15-Sep-2020 12:19
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This is now done. Please let me know in private if anyone needs a copy of the old avatar.





 

 

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  #2564304 15-Sep-2020 12:28
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Thanks freitasm it gave me a chance to clean my old one up and make it pop at bit more.





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  #2564305 15-Sep-2020 12:34
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Hmm, I got a 500 Internal Server Error when trying to re-upload the greatest hero of 1980s cartoonia but it did seem to work.


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  #2564306 15-Sep-2020 12:39
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Aah my 10 year old photo is gone... now I am old and grey... 😂

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  #2564314 15-Sep-2020 12:55
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phew. found my avatar image :D





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  #2564316 15-Sep-2020 12:58
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Bit of a weird hero...


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  #2564317 15-Sep-2020 12:59
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I took the opportunity to switch to using the avatar I tend to use everywhere else, Geekzone was the odd one out.


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