YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Since the recent upgrade to RP the RH side of my avatar has disappeared. I have followed the rules so far as size etc is concerned (I think...!) and on the avatar select page the sample looks OK but when on the forum pages the front of a L to R train is cut off. I addition an originally sharp photo has gone fuzzy as hell.

Any ideas what I am doing wrong, please?

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  duttonbay Minister for Railways

I noticed that my avatar also had been changed, and looked fuzzy.  I think the fuzziness is due to the avatar size being increased to 128x128, and the forum software is simply enlarging the avatar to fit. Mine looked dreadful - I uploaded a new one, sized to be 128x100 or so, which means the little image isn't enlarged in any way, and the new one looks fine.

Edit: and having looked at this post, clearly having avatars of this size is a dreadful waste of screen real estate, as what was a three line post had what looked like the equivalent or 10 or 15 blank lines to fit everything on the left hand side.

Edit2: and I *hate* having to edit the source just to insert line breaks! What a crock!
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
I noticed that my avatar also had been changed, and looked fuzzy.  I think the fuzziness is due to the avatar size being increased to 128x128, and the forum software is simply enlarging the avatar to fit. Mine looked dreadful - I uploaded a new one, sized to be 128x100 or so, which means the little image isn't enlarged in any way, and the new one looks fine.

Edit: and having looked at this post, clearly having avatars of this size is a dreadful waste of screen real estate, as what was a three line post had what looked like the equivalent or 10 or 15 blank lines to fit everything on the left hand side.

Edit2: and I *hate* having to edit the source just to insert line breaks! What a crock!
duttonbay
Many thanks - I will have another go tomorrow night.
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
Edit2: and I *hate* having to edit the source just to insert line breaks! What a crock!
duttonbay
I can't say I'm able to replicate this behaviour.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

I can't say I'm able to replicate this behaviour.
michaelgreenhill
Well, I've deleted cookies, cleared the cache, refreshed the browser, and it still happens for me. So something I am doing is different to whatever you are doing.

I wonder what. (these last three words typed after pressing enter twice)
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Well, I've deleted cookies, cleared the cache, refreshed the browser, and it still happens for me. So something I am doing is different to whatever you are doing.

I wonder what. (these last three words typed after pressing enter twice)
duttonbay
Well well well. You can't believe preview. That blank line doesn't appear in preview, so I am probably reporting a different bug.
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
Well well well. You can't believe preview. That blank line doesn't appear in preview, so I am probably reporting a different bug.
duttonbay
Indeed. I'll fix it sometime soon.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Many thanks - I will have another go tomorrow night.
YM-Mundrabilla
Still no good - I will delete it tomorrow and go without unless/until someone can tell me what I have done wrong.
The current Narvik ore train is corrupted but the previous long standing NSUs crossing the Finke also went from OK to the same problem overnight about a week ago without my help......
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Still no good - I will delete it tomorrow and go without unless/until someone can tell me what I have done wrong.
The current Narvik ore train is corrupted but the previous long standing NSUs crossing the Finke also went from OK to the same problem overnight about a week ago without my help......
YM-Mundrabilla
I give up..............
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
Avatars vanish for no apparent reason. I usually use it as an opportunity to change avatar.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Avatars vanish for no apparent reason.
Watson374
That hasn't happened to mine.
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
Avatars vanish for no apparent reason.
"Watson374
That hasn't happened to mine.
"Graham4405"
Some do - mine vanishes every few months or so.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
Yes I have noticed this too, not my own but other avatars. Some seem to have simply vanished into the ether or something. Some are still the same and some have gone that blurry that it makes your eyes water.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Yes I have noticed this too, not my own but other avatars. Some seem to have simply vanished into the ether or something. Some are still the same and some have gone that blurry that it makes your eyes water.
"David Peters"

The blurriness is a result of allowing an increased size for avatars, and "enlarging" those that are smaller to fit the space. If you avatar was only 75 pixels wide, and is now 128, the avatar has to be nearly doubled in size. It's little wonder that they look blurry.
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
The blurriness is a result of allowing an increased size for avatars, and "enlarging" those that are smaller to fit the space. If you avatar was only 75 pixels wide, and is now 128, the avatar has to be nearly doubled in size. It's little wonder that they look blurry.
"duttonbay"

...thus, all my avatars were resized to 128x128!
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
...thus, all my avatars were resized to 128x128!
Watson374
I resized mine from new originals and lost at least 25% from the RH side and they were fuzzy as well.

On the page where one chooses the avatar the preview is both complete and sharp BUT....Even allowing for my own stupidity there seems more to this issue than we know so far...................(The change of font size mid way is another issue.)
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

...thus, all my avatars were resized to 128x128!
"Watson374"

If I look at the image information for your avatar it's 100x100, so yours has been downsized.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
If I look at the image information for your avatar it's 100x100, so yours has been downsized.
duttonbay
Thanks Duttonbay - I will try again - if anyone can bugger it up it will be me!
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
Thanks Duttonbay - I will try again - if anyone can bugger it up it will be me!
YM-Mundrabilla
Avatars are displayed at varying sizes throughout the site.
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
If I look at the image information for your avatar it's 100x100, so yours has been downsized.
"duttonbay"

Odd. I've reuploaded the 128x128 file and the image is still 100x100.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Odd. I've reuploaded the 128x128 file and the image is still 100x100.
"Watson374"

MG has said the avatar is displayed at different sizes in different places in the forum. Alongside each post (which is probably the most common one - it's the only one I would see normally) it's only 100x100.  I've just checked my avatar on my PC, and it's 128x105 - but only 100x100 on each post I make. I don't know how it is reduced to 100x100 - by cropping of the long side of simply by changing each axis by a different proportion.
  Grantham Minister for Railways

Location: I'm with stupid!
My avatar is pixelated and missing the right hand side. Sad

I'll try and fix it when I have someone who is computer literate nearby.

M
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
My avatar is pixelated and missing the right hand side. Sad

I'll try and fix it when I have someone who is computer literate nearby.

M
Grantham
I am glad that someone else has encountered and reported this problem apart from me. There are others - if you look through the threads there are other avatars that are sawn off on the RH side.

If you work out how to fix it please let us all know.

I may be a computer idiot but I know a fuzzy sawn off photo when I see one.

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