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How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:23 am

I may have asked this before and forgotten... :(
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Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:41 am

No problem :)

--> Go to the homepage
--> Most upper right corner
--> "Settings"
--> Choose your new photo
--> Scroll down and click "save"
 
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Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:58 am

You're a lifesaver.

The confusion arose from me only using the forum pages, which have a different menu in the top right hand corner.
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Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:00 am

Yeah, it is a bit confusing at first. Hopefully the unified header will be implemented soon to bring some structure into it.
Nice avatar choice by the way!
 
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Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:37 pm

I want to have an avatar too ;). I click on my "avatar" in the upper right corner and see 3 things, user control panel, profile and log out, neither of those will bring me to something where I can change the avatar(!) HELP!
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Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:03 pm

You need to go further up, into the corner. Zoom out your browser to 90% if needed and you will see it.
 
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Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:51 pm

Dutchy wrote:
I want to have an avatar too ;). I click on my "avatar" in the upper right corner and see 3 things, user control panel, profile and log out, neither of those will bring me to something where I can change the avatar(!) HELP!


I made this same mistake. Do it from the main airliners.nut page, not from a forum page.
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Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:10 pm

Starlionblue wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
I want to have an avatar too ;). I click on my "avatar" in the upper right corner and see 3 things, user control panel, profile and log out, neither of those will bring me to something where I can change the avatar(!) HELP!


I made this same mistake. Do it from the main airliners.nut page, not from a forum page.


Thanks! It worked, Dutchy had a Dutch avatar! ;)
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Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:23 pm

Thanks this helped me too.
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Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:48 am

I also had to switch browsers... I suspect I had an ad blocker issue with the interface for setting an Avatar.
 
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Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:46 am

I couldn't figure out how to set my avatar but I thought if I poked around in here long enough, I'd find the instructions.

Thank you so much!
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Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:32 am

airkas1 wrote:
No problem :)

--> Go to the homepage
--> Most upper right corner
--> "Settings"
--> Choose your new photo
--> Scroll down and click "save"


Hi, I’m a bit late to the game and having the same problem. I don’t know if the system has changed or what, but oncant figure out how to change my profile pic. Has it changed? And if so could you point me in the right direction?

Thanks so much.
 
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Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:29 am

CitizenJustin wrote:
airkas1 wrote:
No problem :)

--> Go to the homepage
--> Most upper right corner
--> "Settings"
--> Choose your new photo
--> Scroll down and click "save"


Hi, I’m a bit late to the game and having the same problem. I don’t know if the system has changed or what, but oncant figure out how to change my profile pic. Has it changed? And if so could you point me in the right direction?

Thanks so much.

Kas description is still correct, but a quick link is right here:
https://www.airliners.net/user/account/settings
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Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:28 am

I'm also having the same problem and cannot find any way to replace the avatar I have currently on the forum. It just doesn't want to change. It has changed in the settings area linked above, but on the forum it stubbornly remains as before.

I searched this forum for a solution and found nothing, so hence this question. :?:
 
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Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:13 am

cpd wrote:
I'm also having the same problem and cannot find any way to replace the avatar I have currently on the forum. It just doesn't want to change. It has changed in the settings area linked above, but on the forum it stubbornly remains as before.

I searched this forum for a solution and found nothing, so hence this question. :?:

+1

Haven't been able to change mine either. It also took me several tries to finally get my cover photo changed.
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Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:37 am

I've asked the developer to have a look at possible issues regarding the avatar issue.
 
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Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:34 pm

He says it's a caching issue. He changed Mariner's avatar after his passing and says it shows the change after ~24h for him. Could you guys please try again?
 
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Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:37 am

Just tried again Kas. Looks like the issue still exists so far. I've only given it a few minutes though.

I am also unable to save a link to a website (Instagram, Flickr, etc.)
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Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:00 am

airkas1 wrote:
He says it's a caching issue. He changed Mariner's avatar after his passing and says it shows the change after ~24h for him. Could you guys please try again?


Just tried it then, will check back tomorrow.

And why am I not surprised about caching issues. The bane of my existence in my real world job! :bomb:
 
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Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:14 pm

airkas1 wrote:
He says it's a caching issue. He changed Mariner's avatar after his passing and says it shows the change after ~24h for him. Could you guys please try again?


I'm afraid it didn't work.
 
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Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:17 pm

So I see. I will inform the developer and report back once I know more.
 
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Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:27 pm

airkas1 wrote:
So I see. I will inform the developer and report back once I know more.


Any word from the devs?

Thanks.
 
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Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:50 pm

Hey Kas, I was able to change mine last night on my Mac and it updated after a few minutes. But it is not showing up on my smart phone and still shows my old avatar. Is this normal?

Also, I originally chose one image for an avatar but I changed it again to what should be the current avatar. It updated for the forums on my computer but it did not for my profile and the photo database.
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Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:26 am

Found something - delete your old avatar, save the changes, leave it blank for a few days.

Now go and upload your new one. It took effect immediately! :confused:

I'm guessing that is allowing all the cache to clear out on the servers. I'm also a Mac user like Runway28L above.
 
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Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:17 am

Runway28L wrote:
Hey Kas, I was able to change mine last night on my Mac and it updated after a few minutes. But it is not showing up on my smart phone and still shows my old avatar. Is this normal?

Also, I originally chose one image for an avatar but I changed it again to what should be the current avatar. It updated for the forums on my computer but it did not for my profile and the photo database.


Do you have cache on your smart phone browser? Try clearing the cache and see what happens. Also try in a private browsing tab - see if that works (like incognito mode that Chrome has).

Those are the usual tricks we try at work in solving caching issues on our websites when updates don't come through, before clearing the server cache (which is a change request). In our case, updates usually go through quickly, but if not, no more than 24 hours. You can also try appending random query strings to the URL, that can help on static sites, but something like this forum might not take that so well.
 
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Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:08 pm

cpd wrote:
Runway28L wrote:
Hey Kas, I was able to change mine last night on my Mac and it updated after a few minutes. But it is not showing up on my smart phone and still shows my old avatar. Is this normal?

Also, I originally chose one image for an avatar but I changed it again to what should be the current avatar. It updated for the forums on my computer but it did not for my profile and the photo database.


Do you have cache on your smart phone browser? Try clearing the cache and see what happens. Also try in a private browsing tab - see if that works (like incognito mode that Chrome has).

Those are the usual tricks we try at work in solving caching issues on our websites when updates don't come through, before clearing the server cache (which is a change request). In our case, updates usually go through quickly, but if not, no more than 24 hours. You can also try appending random query strings to the URL, that can help on static sites, but something like this forum might not take that so well.

Just cleared my search history for Safari. Looks like that worked. Thanks!
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Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:58 pm

Actually upon further review, my photo DB avatar (which is seen when I click the link in my signature) will not update to my forum avatar on my screen. I even tried signing in and out while clearing my search history and that doesn't seem to be doing anything.
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