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Steven P.    17,409

Border removed and upped to 100x100 (IPB default, although their own CSS file had 90x90) :/

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still1    251

Avatar in forum post and avatar in Neowin front page news seems to be pointing at different location.

Changing it in the CP dont change the front page avatar.... is there a way to change it?

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Brandon H    3,993

Sigs haven't changed at all, and we have guidelines for the size.. so I don't understand your problem.

the guys sig, (who your quote is talking about) was a lot larger and bad looking at the time of making that post

he since changed it so it's smaller and centered

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Liana    155

Too bad updating the avatar doesn't work. AT ALL. I tell it to use my Twitter picture, nothing. I upload the image and it fails. What gives?

I'm having the same issue. Whenever I try to upload from my pc it always fails.

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cacoe    568

Avatar in forum post and avatar in Neowin front page news seems to be pointing at different location.

Changing it in the CP dont change the front page avatar.... is there a way to change it?

The good news is, everyone can get back their old avatar at the moment :D

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Yusuf M.    1,367

can i have the one back you guys deleted?

Yes. We didn't delete it though. Invision Power Services (IPB) decided to remove support for avatars in IP.Board 3.2.

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