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marmot
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Message 60215 - Posted: 27 May 2019, 8:22:38 UTC

My avatar had been up here for several years and noticed today it was black and white. Deleted it and tried to upload a color jpg, 87x99, <4kb and all I get is a blank, white website page when clicking update.

The page is:

https://www.cpdn.org/cpdnboinc/edit_forum_preferences_action.php

So I can't successfully update the avatar and my old one is gone.
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Message 60229 - Posted: 28 May 2019, 8:00:54 UTC - in response to Message 60215.

Still no success today after letting the server clear it's cache.

Avatar won't upload and no error message; just a blank white screen.
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Les Bayliss
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Message 60239 - Posted: 28 May 2019, 20:10:38 UTC

I suspect that this is a security issue.
The IT people have tightened up every possible avenue they can think of for preventing attacks, ever since all the servers were got at last year.

It took months to get them to re-allow external email access for the "Forgot password" option.

And personally, I think that this board looks a lot cleaner without them.

marmot
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Message 60240 - Posted: 29 May 2019, 7:55:59 UTC - in response to Message 60239.


And personally, I think that this board looks a lot cleaner without them.



You're missing out.

Majestic Alpine Marmot Surveys His Alpine Meadow painting is beautiful.

Woah, your security even broke IMG tag posting.

OK, an 8k JPG on IMGUR looks horrible because of magnification pixalation.

URL link https://imgur.com/MUW9i3I
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