Thursday, July 12, 2012
Help! My Comment Avatar is MIA
I believe I inadvertently deleted the avatar that's been showing up on the comments I make, and now I have this big ugly minus sign next to my name on all my comments :(. I am NOT a minus sign!!!!
When I right click on the image, it has a jpeg name, and under that it says 1,159/1,159 B Server Problem (if any geeks understand what that means.....help?)
If you click on my name by the comment, it still goes back to my blogger profile (which has a normal picture). I changed the image (several times) on my google profile, but nothing changed in my comments. I even 'upgraded' to Google +, thinking that might help......nope.
And to top it off, Google said my Operating System was too ancient & updates were no longer going to be available, so I bought the upgrade for my Mac (from 10.5.3 to 10.6.3).....still nothing.
And yes, I've cleared my cache and history and all the usual clean-up stuff - no go there....
I suspect that maybe I'll need to go somewhere and change some code from something to something else..... but where? and what? and how? and HUH?
Update: I joined the blogger forum so that I could ask a question, and found two other people who posted the exact same problem....months ago....with no response on the forums. I asked my question; we'll see if anyone over there actually reads the postings....... (can you tell I'm not real hopeful?) Prove me wrong, blogger geeks!
Update #2, The Fix: I still have no idea where my old avatar was stored; I suspect that, way back when I first created the blog, the code for the original avatar must have gotten buried somewhere...who knows where!? The new avatar is, I believe, where it's supposed to be - it is the picture associated with my blogger profile - the one you see when you click on the "view my complete profile" link on my blog page. I clicked on "Edit Profile". I selected a picture in Picasa, re-sized it to 50 x 50, deleted my old profile pic, replaced it by adding the URL to the new 50x50 pic, and voila! I have a picture back. A nice, simple fix, and not worth all the angst I had staring at the minus sign (which is still there on all my old comments - this is why I suspect the code for that original pic is still buried .... somewhere .... but I'm done searching for it! Hope this helps anyone else who might be having the same problem :)