META: Avatar upload malfunction

Submitted by BlueDragon on February 18th, 2011 at 8:10 PM

I have been trying to change my avatar picture for about 20 minutes now.  I have been careful to resize the picture to less than 85x85 pixels and I have tried to upload in both JPEG and BMP formats.  I have shrunk the picture to the point of near-incoherence and it will still not upload.  Even when I tried to upload my old picture the site kept giving me the same error message:

  • The selected file /tmp/doomguy4_1.JPG could not be uploaded, because the destination sites/ is not properly configured.
  • Failed to upload the picture image; the pictures directory doesn't exist or is not writable.

To the tech specialists out there:  Please advise so I can show you guys my awesome MS Paint skillz.  Thanks in advance for your helpful, non-snarky responses.



February 18th, 2011 at 9:15 PM ^

yeah i would guess that fixing the avatar upload is low on Brian's "things to do" list.

Did he ever find out who exactly F'up the site with the malware?  And was that person outed?  I missed it if he did.