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Thread: Does anyone know why my profile picture (avatar) changed on its own?

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    I've been having trouble getting my profile picture (the one under my name) changed to a different one. Oh, yeah, it's called an avatar. Sometimes my brain won't work. The one with the puppies is back up! I had a picture of my Dodge on here! I didn't do anything. I never even tried to change it to something different or anything this time. I had a terrible time getting the puppies changed to the Dodge to begin with. I don't like having the picture of the puppies up now because we lost the little brown one, and it makes my little girl sad all over to see the pic. :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?:

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    Well, I still haven't figured it out, but I changed it to Hello Kitty, and so far I still have Hello Kitty! :lol:

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    Try renaming the file with the avatar you want and upload it again.

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    I havn't got an answer for you BUT, a question??? How does one post a picture under their name. I see so many of them, but don't know how to do it. I know what the answer is for ME. computer dumb.
    Barb

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    it's part of creating your profile. go to "My Profile". all the way at the bottom, there's a section for loading your avatar (picture. why they can't just call it that is beyond me, but that's all it is).

    click on the "browse" button and go through the folders on your hard drive until you find the one you want to use. highlight the name of the file, then click on "open". once you get back to the profile screen, click the "submit" button. as long as your picture is small enough (note the size restriction stated in that section) you'll have no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    it's part of creating your profile. go to "My Profile". all the way at the bottom, there's a section for loading your avatar (picture. why they can't just call it that is beyond me, but that's all it is).

    click on the "browse" button and go through the folders on your hard drive until you find the one you want to use. highlight the name of the file, then click on "open". once you get back to the profile screen, click the "submit" button. as long as your picture is small enough (note the size restriction stated in that section) you'll have no problems.
    exactly! Just what she said! LOL!

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    AND............just as they wish on their very own, the puppies are back. Last timeI checked, I had a picture of my 1974 VW Super Beetle's rear end sitting in my garage with the lens all fogged up when the picture was taken.
    Who is changing this for me?
    Very odd choice, to make my daughter sad and cry.
    The brown puppy died.
    What the world is going on?

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    This may seem elemental, but are you going to the very bottom of the page and clicking on "save changes" when you put the picture you want in place?? Sometimes something as simple as that can make a difference and keep the original from staying in place.

    Otherwise the pictures are changing from something in your computer or by someone using your computer. Have you a good firewall in place to keep anyone from going into your hard drive?

    Sharon

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    Sharon, yes, I click save changes at the bottom.
    Nobody else uses my computer.
    Firewall should be good and secure.

    The VW is back up now, though! and I did nothing, again! I wonder what might get put up next? I hope it isn't pictures of the naughty cakes I did for a bachelor/bachelorette party!

    :roll:

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    You have a ghost that likes your pictures, lol lol

    Or there is a lot of electrical current in you...........????

    Sharon

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    Quote Originally Posted by ButtercreamCakeArtist
    Sharon, yes, I click save changes at the bottom.
    Nobody else uses my computer.
    Firewall should be good and secure.

    The VW is back up now, though! and I did nothing, again! I wonder what might get put up next? I hope it isn't pictures of the naughty cakes I did for a bachelor/bachelorette party!

    :roll:
    ummmm ... VW? i see your little mini-quilt for the teacher.

    ok. this is getting wierder and wierder. who you gonna call? Ghost Busters? LOL

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    Could you have some kind of program on your computer that changes other pictures somewhere else? I don't know much about those things, but my son's Mac changes the screensaver pictures it displays as part of a program he picked out. Maybe the same characteristic carried over to your avatar somehow. Help, Patrice, do YOU know what I am trying to say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    Quote Originally Posted by ButtercreamCakeArtist
    Sharon, yes, I click save changes at the bottom.
    Nobody else uses my computer.
    Firewall should be good and secure.

    The VW is back up now, though! and I did nothing, again! I wonder what might get put up next? I hope it isn't pictures of the naughty cakes I did for a bachelor/bachelorette party!

    :roll:
    ummmm ... VW? i see your little mini-quilt for the teacher.

    ok. this is getting wierder and wierder. who you gonna call? Ghost Busters? LOL
    OKOK! I did change it that time to the little mini mini quilt. I like to change them often, but I like to do decide when and what! LOL! It hasn't been changing on its own since I changed it to the VW then the teacher mini. Maybe the "ghost" got the hint. I dunno.

    I think Sharon is right--too much electrical current in me! :D

    YOu all are so fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ButtercreamCakeArtist
    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    Quote Originally Posted by ButtercreamCakeArtist
    Sharon, yes, I click save changes at the bottom.
    Nobody else uses my computer.
    Firewall should be good and secure.

    The VW is back up now, though! and I did nothing, again! I wonder what might get put up next? I hope it isn't pictures of the naughty cakes I did for a bachelor/bachelorette party!

    :roll:
    ummmm ... VW? i see your little mini-quilt for the teacher.

    ok. this is getting wierder and wierder. who you gonna call? Ghost Busters? LOL
    OKOK! I did change it that time to the little mini mini quilt. I like to change them often, but I like to do decide when and what! LOL! It hasn't been changing on its own since I changed it to the VW then the teacher mini. Maybe the "ghost" got the hint. I dunno.

    I think Sharon is right--too much electrical current in me! :D

    YOu all are so fun!
    ummmmm ... do you drink? if so, how much and how often?
    should we start wondering if the ghost is you? maybe you changed them in your sleep and don't remember?

    just thinkin' out loud to stir up trouble.

    [evil, cacklin laughter trails off into the distance]
    :mrgreen:

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    Hi Patrice;
    Thank you, thank you, for the info about getting pictures under names!!

    Sorry but haven't been able to get on chat, so all I can do is read things. I think it is our "rinky dink" phone system out here.

    Also, tjanks to everyone for all the great quilt info and such, you are all great!! :D :wink:


    Imak

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    Quote Originally Posted by imak
    Hi Patrice;
    Thank you, thank you, for the info about getting pictures under names!!

    Sorry but haven't been able to get on chat, so all I can do is read things. I think it is our "rinky dink" phone system out here.

    Also, tjanks to everyone for all the great quilt info and such, you are all great!! :D :wink:


    Imak
    hi back atcha. don't sweat the chat thing. i pay a pretty chunk of change for DSL and have been having problems with it for nearly a month now. the phone guy is coming tomorrow morning for the second time. at least they promised they wouldn't give up until they've figure it out and fixed it. so they've been upgraded from rinky dink to just plain dink.

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    Miranda, I just have to tell you about my experience now.

    I was going to change my little rose to a quilt I'd made. I tried and tried but the quilt didn't show up and the rose came back. Oh, well. I quit and thought I'd try another day. Well, two days later, the rose is gone and there is the little quilt! I didn't have a thing to do with it!!!!!

    I think there are Leprechauns, House elves, Menehunes or Sprites or something messing with our minds here!!!

    Wonder if the Admin is having a good chuckle over all of this? :lol: I bet someone here has a sense of humor. I'm still laughing about it. Perhaps we're supposed to make up our minds and not change our pictures? But women have that right, correct? :D :D :D

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    You probably need to clear the cache of your browser so that the new image can load.

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    Ok, Patrice. I did it in my drunken stupor.
    Just how big is that spoon you got? I know it has to be wooden.

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    :lol:
    I am so glad it isn't just happening to me! Not that I'm happy you're having trouble. :P
    It's just weird. I haven't had the trouble since I went in and changed my password and all, though.

    I read a book once, I think it was a Stephen King, about a little man or leprechaun of some sort hiding in this writer's typewriter. (or maybe it was a movie, but probably a book or maybe it was a movie based on the book--Stephen King's good at that!) anyway, I think I have one in my computer!

    Right now I have a BIG problem with my computer or little man hiding in the computer. It shuts down on its own right in the middle of anything I'm doing. Hubby's been working on it. It happens mostly in the evenings. I think it has a virus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ButtercreamCakeArtist
    :lol:
    I am so glad it isn't just happening to me! Not that I'm happy you're having trouble. :P
    It's just weird. I haven't had the trouble since I went in and changed my password and all, though.

    I read a book once, I think it was a Stephen King, about a little man or leprechaun of some sort hiding in this writer's typewriter. (or maybe it was a movie, but probably a book or maybe it was a movie based on the book--Stephen King's good at that!) anyway, I think I have one in my computer!

    Right now I have a BIG problem with my computer or little man hiding in the computer. It shuts down on its own right in the middle of anything I'm doing. Hubby's been working on it. It happens mostly in the evenings. I think it has a virus?
    oh yeah. that's almost certainly a virus. please tell me you have a good anti-virus program installed AND a current subscription so you can update it. like RIGHT NOW. if you don't have one, or don't have one you can update frequently, let me know. i'll steer you toward one.

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    I have 2 or 3 installed, but the subscriptions are expired. (Hubby takes care of those things...I don't know why he didn't renew?)......He didn't get much time last night to work on it. I think he was doing something with Avast this time.
    I have no idea why it isn't shutting down today...mostly in the evenings when he is trying to work on it! :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by ButtercreamCakeArtist
    I have 2 or 3 installed, but the subscriptions are expired. (Hubby takes care of those things...I don't know why he didn't renew?)......He didn't get much time last night to work on it. I think he was doing something with Avast this time.
    I have no idea why it isn't shutting down today...mostly in the evenings when he is trying to work on it! :(
    how good are you at math?

    on a more serious note, make sure hubby uninstalls all the other anti-virus programs before he installs the Avast. once it's fully installed, make sure he runs the most complete scan the program provides and gets rid of all the threats is finds. (delete them from quarantine). and check at least once a week to make sure it's keeping itself up to date. if it isn't, there will be a way to update manually. if you have to do it manually, do it every day.
    a friend of mine installed Avast after having the same problem you are having. it was easy to download and install, and her computer has been working well ever since.

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    Good news.
    It's still working....
    Maybe he fixed it.
    I haven't talked to him much...he's still not home, yet.... :roll:

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    WELL< guess what?!??! it's back to the puppies, one of which is dead. I made the comment that this hadn't changed since I'd changed the password, and HERE WE HAVE DEAD PUPPIES AGAIN! Well, I know nobody in my home is doing this. THis is the only computer I use, so it's not coming from a library or such...
    But I want to know, why...why...why...is it always back to the puppies?!

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