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John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
What is up with the avatars? on 03/05/2012 10:11:46 MST Print View

I changed my avatar from my little red newt to a beautiful sunrise photo from my last hike and now my little red newt is back. ;-?

What gives with the revolving avatars?

Party On,

Newton

Eddy Walker
(Ewker) - M

Locale: southeast
re; on 03/05/2012 10:14:28 MST Print View

I see a sunrise..no Newt

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: re; on 03/05/2012 10:19:00 MST Print View

yeah, no Newt.


But I do miss the little orange guy!

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Avatars on 03/05/2012 10:22:07 MST Print View

Doo doo, doo doo, doo doo, doo doo, the aliens must be inside of my computer!

I saw your response to my post and my little red newt. I refreshed my screen and my sunrise popped back up.

Curiouser and curiouser! When I checked my profile earlier I saw the little red newt there also. I'm pretty sure my sunrise will be on my profile now too. ;-?

Party On,

Newton

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Re: Avatars on 03/05/2012 10:29:48 MST Print View

Here you go Travis.

The little orange guy makes another appearence just for you. ;-)

I didn't know you cared. LOL

Party On,

Newton

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Avatars on 03/05/2012 10:54:22 MST Print View

I see newt

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Avatars on 03/05/2012 10:55:10 MST Print View

I refreshed, now I see sunset

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Avatars on 03/05/2012 10:59:28 MST Print View

Yay little orange guy! :)

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Refreshed Avatars on 03/06/2012 04:30:46 MST Print View

It happened again last night and this morning!?!?!?!?

I saw my sunrise avatar next to a post of mine and then I logged in to my profile and there was my little orange guy shown as my current avatar. ;-?

Also noticed that Travis's avatar is changing back and forth from his sitting down with a snack on the trail to his snug as bug in a rug in his sleeping bag pic. ;-?

This will not make my pack lighter or get me in better shape for hiking but I am a curious sort. I am also not the most computer savvy guy on the planet.

Lately I have noticed that BPL's server response time has been slower. Sometimes I even get a message telling me that the website is currently unavailable.

Is it possible that when we refresh our screens that we are actually sending a request to see the webpage on a different BPL server "unit" that has older information stored on it? Could it be that one of the servers had a problem and was reset back to an "earlier time" to rid itself of some "issues"?

I'm just glad that I was not the only one who could see this happening.;-)

Party On,

Newton

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Refreshed Avatars on 03/06/2012 06:25:57 MST Print View

empty your browsers cache. had the same thing happen to me.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Refreshed Avatars on 03/06/2012 06:56:45 MST Print View

Hey Ken,

Thank you very much for the insight. I had to laugh at how long it took for the cache to be emptied. It is not something I do or look at very often.

"Learning all the time, we are!" ;-)

Party On,

Newton

Eric Lundquist
(cobberman) - F - M

Locale: Dry side of the Eastern Sierra's
Re: Re: Refreshed Avatars on 03/06/2012 13:33:37 MST Print View

Wait till you access the site on multiple computers. Avatars are changing all the time that way. So hard to keep track of everyone.

Stephen Christopherson
(schristopherson) - F

Locale: Northern Virginia
Re: What is up with the avatars? on 03/15/2012 09:18:35 MDT Print View

I can't seem to delete mine OR change it. Not cool because when someone googles me this is what they get - my avatar and my posts.

Stephen Christopherson
(schristopherson) - F

Locale: Northern Virginia
Re: Re: What is up with the avatars? on 03/15/2012 09:21:12 MDT Print View

OK. so it's changed now, but I still can't delete it, just replace it.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Re: Re: What is up with the avatars? on 03/15/2012 10:54:51 MDT Print View

Stephen,

Go to Change My Profile and right click on the "browse" button next to where it says Upload A New Avatar. It should then give you a menu with a listed option to delete.

Warning!!! I am not sure that this will delete only your avatar image. Proceed carefully. ;-?

Party On,

Newton

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: Re: What is up with the avatars? on 03/15/2012 11:28:11 MDT Print View

Just insert a picture of Obama, Reagan, Ayn Rand, Karl Marx or Ghandi.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: What is up with the avatars? on 03/15/2012 14:01:18 MDT Print View

People who worry about their online presence should not have one.

Stephen Christopherson
(schristopherson) - F

Locale: Northern Virginia
Re: Re: Re: Re: What is up with the avatars? on 03/16/2012 07:22:55 MDT Print View

Thanks, Newton. That works. It didn't actually change it until I posted.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: "That works" on 03/16/2012 07:25:49 MDT Print View

Stephen,

You're welcome but I still see the flies. ;-?

Sometimes it takes a little while.

Party on,

Newton

Edited by Newton on 03/16/2012 07:27:01 MDT.

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: Re: What is up with the avatars? on 03/16/2012 09:15:28 MDT Print View

If you want to erase your avatar couldn't you just post a pick of a white piece of paper or something? officially it would be a pic there, but it you'd be blank to the eye.

You could say it is a pic of you in a crazy blizzard