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    I've got a few members whose avatar images are larger than their allowed 400x400 size, but they are being resized to be smaller than their avatar box both with their posts, and then the empty space is filled with black. When you look at their profile page it looks the same, but is the 400x400 limitation I have set for them. It's happening to a handful of users, and there's no usergroup-wide consistency to it. Any suggestions of what might be causing this or how it could be fixed? See the screenshot below, taken from a post on the forum.

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    I have other users where it seems like an auto-resizing thing making their avatar fit within the constraints of the avatar box, but then when you look at the profile page they're normal. It'd be awesome to have the option to get rid of the white frame around avatars so this doesn't look so obvious.

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    Last edited by MrSquid; Wed 19 Mar '14, 5:14pm.

  • #2
    Set the border settings from white to transparent. That will get rid of the border.


    • #3
      I tried that - had no effect.

      Still no suggestions on the resized with black background? That's the bigger issue, and it's totally random as to which users it effects too. Frustrating.


      • #4
        A direct link to your site would help.


        • #5
          This is actually the default behaviour in vB5.

          Try adding this to the template css_additional.css:
           .b-avatar > img {
                height: 64px !important;
                width: 64px !important;
          You may need to check it doesn't affect other areas though.
          Also some avatars will squeeze out of proportion but I still think it looks better this way.

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          • #6
            Thanks Mark. I'll give that a try.

            Zachery - a page where you can see lots of instances the frame larger than the avatar itself is Unfortunately I can't remember which users to point you towards that were seeing the issue with the black space on their avatar like in my first pic above. Sorry!


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