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  • Profile Picture Problem

    If I browse for a picture and upload it as my Profile Picture everything works fine.
    BUT
    If I enter a Profile picture URL I get this error:

    Internet Explorer
    Problems with thie Web page might prevent it from being displayed or functioning properly.

    Line: 657
    Char: 1
    Error: Object expected
    Code: 0
    URL: .../profile.php3?do=editprofilepic

    It will not let me use a URL to disply a pic.
    I'm running vB 3.0.7 with no mods.

  • #2
    Correct. Working as designed.

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    • #3
      As profile pics can have a URL, try re-uploading profile.php in ASCII mode.
      Lats...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Dennis Olson
        Correct. Working as designed.
        I don't understand. Why have the feature if it's designed not to work.

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        • #5
          Avatars are physically stored in the database. You cannot have an EXTERNAL reference to an image.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dennis Olson
            Avatars are physically stored in the database. You cannot have an EXTERNAL reference to an image.
            Very good, that's correct, but we're talking about profile pictures here
            Lats...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dennis Olson
              Avatars are physically stored in the database. You cannot have an EXTERNAL reference to an image.
              Actually, avatars can now be stored outside the database (Avatars>>Avatars Storage Type), as well as attachments and CSS. It can physically be called like any other file if stored outside the database. And from what I've seen, a person can call avatars directly from the database from an URL (which uses the image.php file).

              There was a long discussion here awhile back about the logic in storing images in the database (which it's not designed to do), and it's efficiency to do so. Folks started requesting seperation of binary files from the database for that reason and remote storage (on another server) for images, thus we now have the option of external file type storage.

              Chris
              "Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to Authority
              is not using his intelligence, he is just using his memory."
              ~~~
              Leonardo da Vinci

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              • #8
                How can one who had avatars in the database move to external after oh... 30,000 users have already done it already?

                is it safe to migrate to external? also is there a increse in speed?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dennis Olson
                  Avatars are physically stored in the database. You cannot have an EXTERNAL reference to an image.
                  Avatars?
                  I'm talking about PROFILE PICTURES.

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                  • #10
                    If you have not installed any hacks (which includes portals), fill out a support ticket at:

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                    Be sure to include the login info to your Admin CP, phpMyAdmin and FTP.
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