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I can't seem to change my avatar pic to my newest book cover. When I try to upload it, I get a message that says: "The attachments upload directory is not writeable." Is it me?
#1 - November 01, 2009, 07:58 PM
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I got the message also; I then tried to use the URL option, which would have worked, except the photo is too big. Do you have the photo on a website or blog that you could use to get a URL address from and plug that in instead?
#2 - November 01, 2009, 08:41 PM

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The one on my website is too big also and I can't change the size. Hmmm......
#3 - November 02, 2009, 09:24 AM
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Send your photo to me in an email, CynJay. (I'm emailing you separately from this message so you will have the correct email addy for sending it to me.) I'll make it smaller for you.

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#4 - November 02, 2009, 10:17 AM
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Can I do the same with my cat, Verla? (the photo, not the creature!)  I have been dying to get him back on my avatar but haven't managed it.
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#5 - November 02, 2009, 11:44 AM

Hmmm- I got the same message when I tried to swap back to my old avatar.  I assumed the site wasn't totally back in order. I'm just glad I can get on--even if I'm stuck in Halloween mode. :spider
#6 - November 02, 2009, 01:54 PM
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Sure, Thunderingelephants. I sent you a private email with my addy in it.
#7 - November 02, 2009, 06:38 PM
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Verla went out of her way to resize my avatar pic, but I'm still getting the same error message. Methinks there's a problem with the board.
#8 - November 03, 2009, 04:42 PM
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It wouldn't let me load the same picture I had on here before Halloween.  Hhmmmm.
#9 - November 03, 2009, 05:06 PM

I'm also receiving a message that says my picture is not in the right format or something? I had no trouble loading it on the blog though... :eh2
#10 - November 03, 2009, 06:42 PM
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Hmmm.  I haven't a clue what this is all about! Maybe our band width on the board for photos is filled up? I'll do some checking on this tomorrow and see if I can find anything out.
#11 - November 03, 2009, 08:06 PM
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Has anyone else found success? I'm still avatar-less ;(
#12 - November 05, 2009, 01:13 PM
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I was able to pull in my tiny pic from Facebook using the http address; couldn't use the larger pic.
#13 - November 05, 2009, 03:58 PM

Still no success for me in changing my avatar pic to show my book cover instead of my face. I'd much prefer seeing my book cover!
#14 - November 05, 2009, 04:11 PM
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I figured it out - I had to resize the picture quite a few times before it took. Still not perfect but given my techie non-capabilities I'll take it!  :smile
#15 - November 06, 2009, 06:30 PM
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Yay, nrwrites!  I'm proud of you.
#16 - November 06, 2009, 09:58 PM
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Thank you! That worked!  :thanks
#17 - November 06, 2009, 10:32 PM
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Yeah, I'm using the teeniest tiniest photo and I'm still getting that message.
#18 - November 07, 2009, 11:42 AM
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I don't know if this will help but I saved my picture to my Photobucket account and then hit the resize button and just fiddled with the numbers until one of them took (I tried to save several times before it accepted it). Don't know if saving to Photobucket helps but maybe it might?  :goodluck
#19 - November 08, 2009, 04:11 PM
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Okay, I figured it out too, although it's pretty small - at least it's there.  I did do it through Photobucket (Shutterfly doesn't work and you can't upload directly through your computer). After uploading, go to Edit and change the size to Tiny. Then go to Share and choose the Direct Link option - copy that code and paste it into the profile. That should work!
#20 - November 09, 2009, 02:49 PM
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Yay! I'm so glad you found out how to make it upload. Ah... the joys of computers and the internet. Whatever did we do without them back in the "old days"?
#21 - November 09, 2009, 10:18 PM
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Hmmm......I have tried all of the above with no luck. Any other suggestions?
#22 - November 11, 2009, 06:04 PM

They did work for me either. I've decided to go with the invisible look  :yup
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I haven't been able to upload a photo from my computer, only the small one from another site (tried another but it was too big). Haven't tried going through Photobucket. Might try that with a book cover.
#24 - November 12, 2009, 07:52 AM

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I had no luck uploading my photo that I've used on every other site like Facebook, Twitter, JacketFlap and LinkedIn.  My husband will help me resize the photo to fit the requirements on this board.  What size does it need to be, and can it be uploaded from my desktop?

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#25 - November 13, 2009, 07:20 AM

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In my experience recently, you can't upload from the desktop at all - something happened to the boards recently to prevent it, but I'm not sure what. The only place I could upload a tiny photo from was Photobucket.
#26 - November 13, 2009, 07:50 AM
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Maximum height and width are both 125 each. I tried to make a change in the Admin section of this message board to allow avatars that are too big to be resized by html for you. I don't know if it will make any difference or not.  :crossedfingers
#27 - November 13, 2009, 08:22 AM
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Aha. I found a place where I could remove avatars from inactive people on the board - people who haven't visited the board and signed in for 90 days or more. I removed all of those attachments. The maintenance file shows plenty of room left for avatars. Hopefully, one of these things I've just done will allow you people to add your new avatars.
#28 - November 13, 2009, 08:28 AM
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But now my avatar looks like it gained 50 pounds!  :ahh
I'll  try uploading again and see if I can get a slimmed down version.  :smile
#29 - November 13, 2009, 08:39 AM
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I'm a bit bloated too - still can't upload from my computer, but Photobucket still works, although I can't seem to slim down at all.
#30 - November 13, 2009, 10:52 AM
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