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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    It happened to me a while ago, too. Now, it still will not let me add an image to my member profile. Can't figure it out. I just tried again yesterday.
    Bob...what exactly is happening? Are we talking about an avatar for your profile?

    One thing that could be tripping up the process is an image that's too large...or in some way doesn't conform to the parameters for an avatar.

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    OK Nick, I just adjusted my image using Preview. It shows, in Preview > Adjust Size, 1" x 1" and 100 pixels/inch, and it is 7 KB. I'll see if this works and if not, I will ask for more help. Thanks.

    By the way, this is for my Profile Picture, should it be for my Avatar, to show with my info?
    Last edited by ferrarr; 10-20-2016 at 11:51 AM. Reason: added info
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    Good deal Bob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    By the way, this is for my Profile Picture, should it be for my Avatar, to show with my info?
    Usually the more visible photo is the avatar (since it shows up with every post a member makes). I was assuming you were trying to upload an avatar photo for that reason (since you don't have an avatar photo at this moment).
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    @Nick:

    Bob and I went round and round some time ago trying to get his Avatar to upload to his profile. No go. His profile picture uploaded OK, but it was too large to display. When I tried to add his Avatar to the custom Avatars, it refused because we no longer have permissions to do so. However, any one of the built in Avatars that are available from the Admin panel will work. Go figure?

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    I deleted the Avatar, and Profile pictures. I noticed earlier, that when I went into My Profile, it showed my "selected" picture, but it never made it to my posts. I don't know what else to try, and I can't find my original thread relating to this issue.
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    @Bob:

    Hang in there... we (Nick and I) have been in contact with Penton about restoring certain permissions in our Administrative Control Panel. One of the things we could previously do was upload custom Avatars and trim them to size if they were too large. We can no longer do that which is why your original Avatar you had before you got kicked out of the data base will not upload. Your profile picture was OK in that it showed up in the Admin panel but the forum software does not use that for a personal Avatar.

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    Glad to know I was not the only poor soul to which this happened. Misery loves company and all that...

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    Just got asked to change my password again, which is annoying.

    I followed the link in the email on my iPhone and it seems I can't change my password on a mobile, which is even more annoying.

    So now I have to remember the complex password that was forced upon me after a reset which was quite unnecessary


    Edit - finally managed to change to a more memorable password.

    As I get older and less able to remember things it becomes even more annoying that computers seem to forget even more quickly than I do
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    As I get older and less able to remember things it becomes even more annoying that computers seem to forget even more quickly than I do

    So true, and they tend to forget so much faster as we get older, and then along comes some crazy thing telling us that we need TWO various password methods to do something that we then forget what it was before we got sidetracked. Gheese!!!




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    The Mac-Forums password reset is every 120 days. Password resets on all sorts of websites is very common...it's really a part of computing. Sure it's a pain in the neck...but a lot better than the alternative...having your account hijacked (any account).

    The Mac-Forums password reset is very very easy...it usually only takes about 5-10 seconds. Of course it is necessary for a member to have the proper account info to reset the password (memorized, physically written down, or stored on an electronic device somewhere). I know I personally have a list of at least 50+ different website accounts that I maintain login information for.

    This password reset procedure has been in effect for over a year. Thus all members with a membership tenure of around 1 year or longer...should have gone thru this process at least 3-4 times...and it should be a very straightforward process.

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    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    So true, and they tend to forget so much faster as we get older, and then along comes some crazy thing telling us that we need TWO various password methods to do something that we then forget what it was before we got sidetracked. Gheese!!!




    - Patrick
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    Our forums do not require 2FA. And as Nick advised above, resetting your Mac-Forums password is very easy. Member "Nighthawk4" mentioned about getting older and not remembering passwords. All the more reason to use either a "little black book" or some sort of password program. In case anyone wants to complain about having to buy another piece of software, your Mac already has one that's free. It's called "keychain access" located in your Utilities folder.

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