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Avatar not working

Nov 08 2006 11:03 pm   #1CopyKween

In "My Account" I've tried putting a link to my avatar (with all sorts of variations) and it won't show up. Tried the direct link, tried it with the img src coding, etc.....still no go.   All I keep seeing is the red x of doom where my icon should be.

Any idea what my big stupid self is doing wrong?

 

Nov 08 2006 11:09 pm   #2Diabola

Odd. can you give me the link for your avatar? Maybe I have a bug in the code or something, I'd like to check up on it. - You can use YM if you prefere not to post the link here...

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has limits." - Albert Einstein
Nov 08 2006 11:12 pm   #3LisFayte

This is how I did it, i don't know how others do it

First I put my avatar on photobucket and got the code, there are three codes there you get the third one it will have [IMG] on the front of the code and at the end, delete the [IMG] from both sides and the code should work

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Nov 08 2006 11:32 pm   #4CopyKween

Ahhh, it seems that the link that PhotoBucket gave me contained a symbol that wouldn't jive here.

I loaded it into my LJ gallery and now it seems to be working.

Thanks for the input, Dia and Liz

Nov 08 2006 11:33 pm   #5Diabola

And thanks for bringing it to my attention. I'll make sure to add that symbol to the list of allowed ones.

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has limits." - Albert Einstein
Nov 09 2006 07:49 pm   #6Diabola

Ok, the percent sign has been added to the list of allowed characters.

Just in case a problem like this pops up again, the rules for URLs are:

  • MUST start with: http://
  • the part behind the http:// must have between 6 and 242 characters
  • it may contain the following characters: a-z A-Z 0-9 . : % / - _
  • but no blanks!
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has limits." - Albert Einstein