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Is it still the old one? Or the new one now?

     

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It’s still the old one, a bit distorted.

     
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I’m seeing the new one (Princess Whatsherface from ZGI). Yesterday, it was still Tatiana with the wrong aspect ratio, but now it’s the new one. Do another force-refresh?

     

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Like K I’m now seeing your new avatar Karlok but I also had to clear my cache to do so. I suggest you try one of two things.

Firstly use Ctrl + F5 (not Shift + F5) and see what happens.

Or you can use Ctrl +Shift +Del which brings up the settings “Delete Browsing History” which may show you that you’re net setup correctly. Ctrl +Shift +Del works with most browsers but, oddly, doesn’t for the browser that I use (FlashPeak’s SlimBrowser) and I had to open up IE to make sure that that was the correct method of opening it
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Thanks guys, but no dice. I know how to delete my browser history, have done it about a dozen times since I changed my avatar to Lucy Flathead. (Just cached pics, not the rest.) Tried it on my win 10 computer, my win 7 computer and my iPhone. Every single time I see Tatiana’s distorted face.

Jabod, what do you mean “may show you that you’re net setup correctly”? How should it be set up?

     
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Karlok - 13 May 2017 08:16 AM

Thanks guys, but no dice. I know how to delete my browser history, have done it about a dozen times since I changed my avatar to Lucy Flathead. (Just cached pics, not the rest.) Tried it on my win 10 computer, my win 7 computer and my iPhone. Every single time I see Tatiana’s distorted face.

Jabod, what do you mean “may show you that you’re net setup correctly”? How should it be set up?

We try and cache images for a long period of time (this generally is a good thing), because avatars are always the same URL however that’s not per se a good thing as it will stick in your cache for quite a while. Let me figure out how to best resolve this one.

     

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These are the default settings for IE Karlok. I imagine that’s how yours are set. Straightforward to amend.

If you’re still using Shift + F5 to clear cache then change to Ctrl + F5. From memory, and it’s a log time since I played around with stuff like this so I could be remembering incorrectly, Shift + F5 will clear your local cache but will only go downstream to the nearest server that carries that web address. Ctrl + F5 clears local cache but then goes to the originating server (i.e. Adventure Gamers home site) and collects the page from there.

Should anyone reading this recognise that I’ve got this wrong then please correct me
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Actually I think Ctrl + Shift + Del gives you the ability to delete directly and isn’t the settings. Just choose the sections that you require deleting and click on delete.

I think I might have to go back to school on this stuff. Old age appears to be creeping up on me   Sarcastic

     

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What works best generally is just opening the direct URL of your avatar and doing a hard-refresh there (CTRL+F5). No need to delete all your cookies and everything.

In your case that’s
https://www.adventuregamers.com/images/avatars/uploads/avatar_19807.png

     

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AHA! That did it. Smile Thanks, CaliMonk.

PS: I just deleted my cached pics, not all my cookies etcetera, that would be much more annoying than being stuck with a distorted old avatar.

     
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