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Title: [SOLVED] How do I change my Forum Avatar?
Post by: 1me on 09:13 AM - 04/13/18
Hello everyone, I´d like to set a gif file as my avatar.

The problem is whenever I upload the file dirctly or paste a link and click on save, it says "Profile Updated Sucessfully", but my profile pic stays black.

Any ideas how I can fix this?
Title: Re: How do I change my Forum Avatar?
Post by: OBsIV on 10:27 AM - 04/13/18
Welcome to the community. Is it an animated GIF? If so, I don't believe that's supported.
Title: Re: How do I change my Forum Avatar?
Post by: Od1n on 12:31 PM - 04/13/18
is the ending of the picture a common ending?
such as .gif or .jpeg?
if not try to get the direct link or upload the picture from your pc


if you dont mind share a link to the picture you want to use
Title: Re: How do I change my Forum Avatar?
Post by: 1me on 03:21 PM - 04/13/18
is the ending of the picture a common ending?
such as .gif or .jpeg?
if not try to get the direct link or upload the picture from your pc


if you dont mind share a link to the picture you want to use

yep, it is a 177x177 .gif file, here´s the direct link:
https://s19.postimg.cc/pog9knsn7/xim_avatar.gif

Even if I try to set an unanimated gif as my profile pic it doesn´t work:
After I´ve pasted the direct link and hit save, the selection goes back to <Upload an avatar>.
Title: Re: How do I change my Forum Avatar?
Post by: Od1n on 03:23 PM - 04/13/18
reduce the overall size of the avatar,  the forum only accepts a certain maximum data size for a gif as a profile pic
you can eg use one of the free online gif picture customizer sites to adjust your gif
Title: Re: How do I change my Forum Avatar?
Post by: 1me on 03:32 PM - 04/13/18
reduce the overall size of the avatar,  the forum only accepts a certain maximum data size for a gif as a profile pic
you can eg use one of the free online gif picture customizer sites to adjust your gif

Ok, but the unanimated gif was actually only 16KB, but I had the same issue with the direct llink.
I was able to directly upload a picture, but I really want to have the animated gif :P
Title: Re: How do I change my Forum Avatar?
Post by: 1me on 03:41 PM - 04/13/18
Btw did you upload your pic from your pc or did you paste a link? @Od1n
Title: Re: How do I change my Forum Avatar?
Post by: 1me on 03:46 PM - 04/13/18
Hm, so I tried to upload a shortened test version from my pc, it stays black again =/
The file is only 300kb, is .3mb really already the limit?

EDIT:
Propably not. I can use that gif in my signature, so I guess the problem must be somewhere in the <Specify avatar by URL> setting
Title: Re: How do I change my Forum Avatar?
Post by: 1me on 07:20 PM - 04/13/18
Problem Solved.

When the gif file is in the correct dimensions (155x180 worked for me) and doesn´t exceed 5MB, you can upload it from your pc.
Title: Re: How do I change my Forum Avatar?
Post by: Od1n on 09:27 AM - 04/14/18
perfect, i can confirm your gif avatar is working :)
Title: Re: How do I change my Forum Avatar?
Post by: ceebs on 05:19 AM - 04/16/18
Glad you got it working. It was worth it, nice avatar.  8)
Title: Re: [SOLVED] How do I change my Forum Avatar?
Post by: 1me on 09:54 AM - 04/16/18
Thank you  :)