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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Padraic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2010 at 08:52
That explains it - a while back Chrome would warn me about malware when viewing some threads here.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote M@X Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2010 at 08:55
^ You are right.

There is still the issue of SIGNATURE IMAGES hosted on another server. This may still be creating some issues. Report theses pages, I might try to find a solution for this too. Geek
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Epignosis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2010 at 08:58
I just want to say thank you, M@X, for looking after us and keeping the place (prog) rocking!  Thumbs Up  I appreciate all you do!
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Embarrassed thanks
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AtomicCrimsonRush Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2010 at 09:51
Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

I just want to say thank you, M@X, for looking after us and keeping the place (prog) rocking!  Thumbs Up  I appreciate all you do!
 
 
I agree with this M@x you are to be commended for the hard work you have put in to make this a safe environment. 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Monodrone Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2010 at 16:49
Yes,Thank you M@X! Clap 
 
And the whole time I thought it just coincidence that everyone changed their avatar on the same day I changed mine (a few days ago).  Glad I saw this thread, I was going to submit a bug/error question. Thumbs Up
    
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Henry Plainview Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2010 at 17:53
Originally posted by M@X M@X wrote:

Originally posted by Henry Plainview Henry Plainview wrote:

Oh, that's what happened. Just out of curiosity, what were the problematic websites?

According to GOOGLE TOOLS, multiples, not tracable from their logs, so I decided to remove them all and only allow uploaded avatar.

Major advantages of this solution:

  1. Better page loading times since all files are from the PA server
  2. Prevent attack from wise hackers
  3. I will be able to use the avatar in the site in homepage reviews, genre reviews, artist reviews , album reviews without affecting the loading time , this will create more and more value to the avatar you use
It's a necessary step, since GOOGLE was preventing some pages of the site to be indexed , and in no time would have drop the value of the site all-together and affecting our positions in GOOGLE SEARCHES.

I can't take that chance

Again, sorry for the inconvenience.

M@X

It's not a big deal, I'm sure I have my avatar lying around here somewhere, I'm just too lazy to find it at the moment, I was just curious what image hosting websites even exist that are dangerous. I'm wondering if it was maybe my imgur avatar, because while I'm pretty sure imgur is safe, it's also full of porn because it doesn't censor like some other websites, so that's what may have freaked Google out.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SaltyJon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2010 at 20:45
Henry, I doubt every avatar was taken from an image hosting site either.  Some people, myself included, found our pictures on various blogs/other sorts of websites, often which hosted the images themselves.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote WalterDigsTunes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2010 at 22:24
Darn it, my Zappa gif is too large to be uploaded. This new one will have to suffice for now...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Swifty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2010 at 01:32
I cannot find anywhere to upload an avatar...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote A Person Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2010 at 01:41
Originally posted by Swifty Swifty wrote:

I cannot find anywhere to upload an avatar...

Did you do this?

Originally posted by harmonium.ro harmonium.ro wrote:

You need to save the photo on your computer, Chris. Then go to Member Control Panel, then to Edit Profile, and click on Avatar Upload. I highlighted it for you:



A new window will open, which will allow you to browse through your computer and pick the photo you saved:



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Swifty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2010 at 03:19

 

Originally posted by harmonium.ro harmonium.ro wrote:

Then go to Member Control Panel, then to Edit Profile, and click on Avatar Upload.

Does anyone know how to delete entries in the Avatar Upload facility. My first attempt didn't "take" (I suspect the image dimensions were too large). If this post has my image, then my second attempt worked.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote harmonium.ro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2010 at 06:26
^ I can see your avatar. Thumbs Up I also wonder how to delete older avatars that I uploaded, but I don't know how. Maybe M@x can help us with that?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2010 at 06:38
Its easy, go to file manager and delete the pics you want.

It's the last tab in your members Control Panel.


Edited by Snow Dog - July 13 2010 at 06:40
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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^ Thanks!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote A Person Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2010 at 10:17
Originally posted by harmonium.ro harmonium.ro wrote:

^ Thanks!

Yeah thanks, I can't believe I missed that. Embarrassed

So the file manager allows you to upload larger images than the avatar upload page?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote paganinio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2010 at 20:51

does this thread really need to be pinned on every page?Ouch

And there are a large number of people who almost never read pinned threads.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote M@X Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 15 2010 at 07:02
^ not anymore, will remove it , thanks for reporting.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The-time-is-now Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 29 2010 at 08:13
I took advantage of this to change my avatar.


One of my best achievements in life was to find this picture :D
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My avatar is an evil Australian dog who used to guard our F-111s. 
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