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    Default why is my avatar picture now the sentence "please up account 3rd party"?

    as the title says I used to have a custom image as my avatar but now i see a grey background with that sentence in white and a quarter circumference with a blue "ten" in the low right corner. why is that? How do I change it back?

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    Default Re: why is my avatar picture now the sentence "please up account 3rd party"?

    Photobucket now charges for you to embed images. You'll either need to pay them or move the image to a new host. I'll leave this thread open for others to give their suggestions.

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    Default Re: why is my avatar picture now the sentence "please up account 3rd party"?

    There was a recent thread here in board/site issues.

    I'm sure there was one in Friendly Banter when Photobucket decided to change their funding model, but I cannot find it. It might be now beyond the call of all but those sorcerors, working in darkness, we call the mods. Alternatively, some mad, sorcerous working may be keeping it beyond my perception.
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    Default Re: why is my avatar picture now the sentence "please up account 3rd party"?

    Nothing else you can do other than upload your avatar into different site than photobucket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fri View Post
    Nothing else you can do other than upload your avatar into different site than photobucket.
    While not strictly true (you could also pay for the service being provided by photobucket), I believe that Rawhide already mentioned the possibility, and left the thread open for alternative hosting suggestions.

    So on that topic, I like tinypic.com, because it resizes the picture for you, which is important for this forum.

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    I used imagur.com imgur.com. I think Flickr.com is still usable, too.

    I use 32-bit Irfanview for resizing my avatar images. 64-bit Irfanview can handle larger images, but doesn't have all the addons the 32-bit version has, including the one that lets you specify file sizes when resizing your avatar image.
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    Default Re: why is my avatar picture now the sentence "please up account 3rd party"?

    not imagur, imgur.com important difference there. I also use it, btw.
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    Default Re: why is my avatar picture now the sentence "please up account 3rd party"?

    Photobucket is also really inconsistent about whether they do anything to your picture - mine's hosted there, I've never paid them a cent, and yet it works just fine. It might have to do with the total amount of embedding happening.

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    Default Re: why is my avatar picture now the sentence "please up account 3rd party"?

    Over on the Jethro Tull forum lots of folks are using village.photos which seems to work just fine.
    I'm not sure where I've got my avatar hosted.... but village.photos seems to work fine.
    It's pretty easy to use too. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knaight View Post
    Photobucket is also really inconsistent about whether they do anything to your picture - mine's hosted there, I've never paid them a cent, and yet it works just fine. It might have to do with the total amount of embedding happening.
    As far as I can tell, it does. As soon as you go over so much bandwidth useage in a month, it seems to trip something, and then it's forever lost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawhide View Post
    Photobucket now charges for you to embed images. You'll either need to pay them or move the image to a new host. I'll leave this thread open for others to give their suggestions.
    Oh ok, I completely forgot that I had uploaded the image to a third party site, I thought it was uploaded on this site. Got it. Thank you

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    Default Re: why is my avatar picture now the sentence "please up account 3rd party"?

    You need to change to a new image host. Your problem arises from using photobucket. I recommend switching to http://postimages.org/

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