Why does changing your avatar sometimes just not work?

 
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I'll try and place my avatar link from imgur into the profile pic section, and it will revert to the "use no avatar" option (unless I try uploading a pic and then using the link, it'll revert back to the upload option).

What gives?


 
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Additionally why is the "upload avatar" option so shit?


 
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are you remembering to delete the "http://" that's always there for some reason


 
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are you remembering to delete the "http://" that's always there for some reason

yeah, i am

this isn't the first time i've had this problem, but it's the first time in awhile so i figured he'd figured out the issue


 
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I think I figured it out.

for some reason the imgur link had "https://", but the default "http://" probably means that we only use that format and not https

am i right cheat?


 
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Give me the link.


 
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Give me the link.

this is the link i was using

https://i.imgur.com/xitXA1A.jpg

i think it's because i was using the https link instead of http

right?


 
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Give me the link.

this is the link i was using

https://i.imgur.com/xitXA1A.jpg

i think it's because i was using the https link instead of http

right?
Probably.


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this is actually an issue I've been meaning to raise for a long time.

On certain wifi networks, especially public ones, trying to do anything on the site results in an error stating zero sized reply.

This stops avatar changes sometimes, along with posting replies, though quick reply is usually unaffected.