So, I’ve spend the better part of the last hour trying to get my avatar to work and I can’t seem to make it happen. Is there a way that one of the greater Demons can lend me their centuries of experience?
After the last move of the website to a new hosting environment, the site is behind a more traditional firewall than it had at Azure and only Window FW before that.
Unfortunately, use of “http://www.astlan.net/something/something.png inside the forum avatars is being interpreted as a DNS binding redirection which is causing the broken avatars. Not really sure why compared to other urls with that address format but it is…
What does work, however, is gravatar (now owned by WordPress)
What you need to do to make your gravatar show up as your avatar is the following.
While logged in here,
[list][*] Click on your username in the menu bar; scroll down and click on Edit my account.[/list]
[list][*]Go to your site avatar and use the drop down to select “None specified”[/list]
[list][*]Go to your email address and make sure it’s all lower case. For some reason, Gravatar is case sensitive, or at least the forum is when working with gravatar.
[/list]It may take a little bit for the forum to recheck your settings and clear the cached avatar information, but it will eventually.
[list][*]Go to gravatar and sign in with your free gravatar/wordpress username and password. (You can have multiple email addresses under one account)
[list][*]Add the email address you are using for this site to your list of email addresses
[list][*]Upload your preferred avatar and link it to your email address.
That’s all there is to it, you should see that gravatar as your forum avatar. If it doesn’t happen right away, wait a bit and check back. You can contact me if it never seems to change.
Puffing on it some more…I also seem to recall that you need to make sure your local avatars are blank/set to nothing.
I would check both the forum and the main account (which are tied, but which have 2 different places to set avatars–there’s like (supposed to be) a 3 way cascade, main site, forum, gravatar…the first two need to be blank)
If not for crazy firewall, the other two would kick in.