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avatar rejected (solved)

Post by mike acker » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:49 am

it keeps saying invalid url even though when i test the url it works fine
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Re: avitar rejected

Post by austin.texas » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:08 am

Is it https, not http ?
A great place for https avatars for this forum: http://httpsimage.com/
Linux Mint forum's maximum size for the avatar image is 120 x 120 pixels
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Re: avitar rejected

Post by mike acker » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:13 am

austin.texas wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:08 am
Is it https, not http ?
A great place for https avatars for this forum: http://httpsimage.com/
Linux Mint forum's maximum size for the avatar image is 120 x 120 pixels
my avitar

a dropbox link -- which does use https -- also failed. are you restricting to a list of preferred sources ?
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Re: avitar rejected

Post by karlchen » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:18 am

Only https links will be accepted, no http addresses.
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Re: avatar rejected

Post by mike acker » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:28 am

this change violates a fundamental rule of programming: the board software

(1) changed MY DATA from http:// to https://, and

(2) told me the URL was invalid


the proper procedure for the message is to indicate avitars have to be https:// effective <date>

i have tried to supply a Dropbox link however the board software simply reverts me back to the url which it corrupted.
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Re: avatar rejected

Post by karlchen » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:33 am

Hi, Mike Acker.
Guess, you might like to report the problem in this thread: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here).
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Re: avatar rejected

Post by Flemur » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:58 am

mike acker wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:28 am
this change violates a fundamental rule of programming: the board software
(1) changed MY DATA from http:// to https://, and
(2) told me the URL was invalid
I can see/download the pic from (typed into browser)
http://napfn.com/360-50c120.jpg
but NOT
https://napfn.com/360-50c120.jpg
"Secure Connection Failed"
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
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Re: avatar rejected

Post by Flemur » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:59 am

karlchen wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:33 am
Hi, Mike Acker.
Guess, you might like to report the problem in this thread: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here).
Regards,
Karl
The site with his image doesn't like https; I don't think there's a problem with the forum software.
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
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Re: avatar rejected

Post by Cosmo. » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:14 am

Flemur wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:59 am
The site with his image doesn't like https; I don't think there's a problem with the forum software.
As the owner of the site Mike Acker should know this.

Some strange things: Home page lastly revised in 2014, but copyrighted at 2015 and with content at least from 2017.

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Re: avatar rejected

Post by mike acker » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:40 am

I don't have a cert for my "napfn.com" site. nothing there that needs protection.

the site is hosted by CoreComm; I could get a cert. if i called and asked.

i do use Dropbox and I can provide a link using https that way. i tried this but the forum software kept putting my old url back and attempting to reference it using https

i should be able to use this: IMAGE
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Re: avatar rejected

Post by karlchen » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:40 am

Flemur wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:59 am
The site with his image doesn't like https; I don't think there's a problem with the forum software.
The forum software accepted http links to user avatar files before the last update; it does no longer accept them now. Whether you simply call it a change or a problem, this depends on your perspective. But the forum behaviour has changed. This is why I had pointed to the relevant thread.
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Re: avatar rejected

Post by karlchen » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:55 am

mike acker wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:40 am
i should be able to use this: IMAGE
I am not amazed that this https address does not work. It returns more than just a pure little jpeg file. But the avatar should be a small image file only.
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Re: avatar rejected

Post by mike acker » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:05 am

karlchen wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:55 am
mike acker wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:40 am
i should be able to use this: IMAGE
I am not amazed that this https address does not work. It returns more than just a pure little jpeg file. But the avatar should be a small image file only.
interesting. the file is stored in Dropbox:
Screenshot from 2018-02-13 10-04-09.png
when i did a download from the target all i got was the 4.4kb .jpg however: when the file is displayed using a web-browser it does show 1 BLOCK in AdBlock+ --- which means they are transmitting more than just the 1 file. probably should get the file using SFTP.
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Re: avatar rejected

Post by phd21 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:13 pm

Hi "mike acker",

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

Why not just upload your avatar image to another image hosting website like "postimage.org" or "imgur.com", then use their "direct link" to put into this forum? OR, shrink and or scale the image to fit the dimensions of this forum and directly upload it.

Previous post - how do i export my picture file to the avatar? (solved) - Linux Mint Forums
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=201334&hilit=avatar

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Re: avatar rejected

Post by mike acker » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:24 pm

thanks everyone for helping !! :)
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Re: avatar rejected

Post by Moem » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:25 pm

phd21 wrote: shrink and or scale the image to fit the dimensions of this forum and directly upload it.
We don't have that option on this forum. But as far as I know, you could post it as an attachment to a forum message, and then use it as a remote avatar.
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