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Avatars from url

  1. Dec 11, 2008 #1

    Redbelly98

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    I just tried to change my avatar by linking to a url from another website, but it failed for some reason. Here is the message I get:

    Upload failed due to failure writing temporary file.​

    Does anybody know why this failed? To make it work, I uploaded the image from my hard drive instead.
    BTW, the image is at http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/redbelly98/PhysicsForums/RedbellyAvatar_tiny-tim.gif

    Another related question: when linking an avatar to a url, does the image file actually upload to PF's server, or is the external url location used to display the avatar (as is done with images and [ img] tags)? Reason I'm asking is some holiday avatars I'd like to use temporarily would exceed the 19.5 kB file size limit. But if something like [ img] tags are used to point to the external url, that shouldn't be a problem.

    Thanks,

    RB
     
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  3. Dec 12, 2008 #2

    Kurdt

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    Not sure if this feature works. I tried it with your image but I got the same message. Greg will be able to enlighten us.
     
  4. Dec 12, 2008 #3
    Buddha Greg says "A permissions problem it might be. Much thought and investigation will be done."
     
  5. Dec 12, 2008 #4

    Kurdt

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    Thank you oh wise one. :smile:

    On a slightly related note, what is the policy on images for signatures because I noticed they could not be uploaded even from the hard drive?
     
  6. Dec 12, 2008 #5
    Images in the signature are a no no. It's not policy because the ability is disabled :)
     
  7. Dec 12, 2008 #6

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    Ok. Just wondered since the signature page still contained the image upload "pane" last time I looked.
     
  8. Dec 12, 2008 #7

    Evo

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    We had images available in signatures once.
     
  9. Dec 12, 2008 #8

    Redbelly98

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    Greg,

    Thanks in advance.
     
  10. Dec 13, 2008 #9

    Evo

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    Are you going to save these so that we have a gallery of them? You should start a thread in GD with all of your avavtar variations!!!
     
  11. Dec 13, 2008 #10

    Redbelly98

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    Last edited: Dec 13, 2008
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