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steve clark | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, May 7 2012 10:26 AM

There are several people's avatar2/pics which are not showing up in forum threads. Not that it is really important (lol since i do not use one). But i thought that it was interesting that so many (not all) are suddenly not working. i am using FireFox browser which has in the past shown all these. i wonder if it might have something to do with Faithlife settings?

EDIT: for instance, all the MVPs had a pic or avatar

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John Besse | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 7 2012 10:41 AM

me too 

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David Ladiges | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 7 2012 10:42 AM

That probably has to do with a switch we made with where we host the avatar images now. Previously, we checked Gravatar for images prior to downloading them from our servers, but we recently changed to skipping the Gravatar step and directly serving them from S3 now. There were a few users that had gravatars that are now using the profile images set via logos.com.

I don't think there are any Faithlife settings related to this, but Faithlife use of the avatars was one of the motivations to simplify the process for displaying them.

 

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Room4more | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 7 2012 10:48 AM

David Ladiges:

That probably has to do with a switch we made with where we host the avatar images now. Previously, we checked Gravatar for images prior to downloading them from our servers, but we recently changed to skipping the Gravatar step and directly serving them from S3 now. There were a few users that had gravatars that are now using the profile images set via logos.com.

I don't think there are any Faithlife settings related to this, but Faithlife use of the avatars was one of the motivations to simplify the process for displaying them.

 

And that means what, they will or will not be recovered?

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 7 2012 2:00 PM

They will be recovered. :-)

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Room4more | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 7 2012 2:47 PM

What would be the most acceptable format: *.bmp, *.jpg, *.png, etc. etc./?

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David Ladiges | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 7 2012 3:28 PM

Whatever avatar is on your Logos.com account should end up on your forums account. It just might take a short while until we publish changes to the services behind this.

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Room4more | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 7 2012 3:42 PM

David Ladiges:

Whatever avatar is on your Logos.com account should end up on your forums account. It just might take a short while until we publish changes to the services behind this.

Ok, thanks.

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Bethany Wilson | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 8 2012 2:53 PM

It's kind of weird not being able to see most avatars here. All I can see is a slightly stunned-looking penguin and TCBlack. Back to a faceless internet.

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David Ladiges | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 8 2012 3:05 PM

One of the services behind the avatars is planned to be updated tomorrow and that should let us set the avatars to be the logos.com profile images once again.

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 8 2012 3:16 PM

Thanks David!!!

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 8 2012 3:47 PM

Well, that penguin looked pretty guilty, after the avatars began disappearing one by one. I think Steve knew exactly where to begin looking.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 10 2012 10:02 PM

steve clark:

EDIT: for instance, all the MVPs had a pic or avatar

After server update, bit different which MVP avatars are visible:

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 10 2012 10:43 PM

It's clearly time for me to fade into the background. Unlike the Cheshire cat, I think I'll leave eyes rather than a smile.

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Martin Folley | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 11 2012 2:17 AM

David Ladiges:
and directly serving them from S3 now

 

Arrgh ... that explains why the Logos website  and forums are so slow and unreliable ... S3. No other website has any problem. Logos will time out 60% of the time ... at all times of the day ... I have only found this issue on one other site, who store their audio files (http://christianaudio.com/).

It is of particular issue where processing is involved ... Product pages are fine ... purchasing times out frequently leaving me uncertain as to their status ... Vyrso hangs even worse ... looking at my account is at best painful ... forums can take an age to follow links (that is if I do not see 'service unavailable' before the time out error).

 

Given I am on  fast broadband link in East London ... not a remote island somewhere ... Arrrrgh!

 

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Josh | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 11 2012 4:24 AM

I was wondering what happened to my pic.

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Bethany Wilson | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 11 2012 6:34 AM

My avatar re-appeared after I amended my signature and saved. Worth a shot? Or am I the only one who can see it so far?

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 11 2012 6:55 AM

Chakde India:
Or am I the only one who can see it so far?

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 11 2012 6:59 AM

Chakde India:
My avatar re-appeared after I amended my signature and saved. Worth a shot?

Suspect yes; earlier this week: uploaded my avatar image to my profile.

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Bethany Wilson | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 11 2012 7:02 AM

Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):
uploaded my avatar image to my profile.

Hmm, strange. Didn't work when I tried. I find the profile editing process a bit laborious and convoluted (ie not foolproof intuitive), maybe I didn't do what I thought I did.

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