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Animated Avatars[]

Is it possible to use a GIF as an avatar have make it animated? (User Page) (talk)

It says on the help page that you can use any GIF as an avatar. You can try; per the help page, I'm pretty sure it'll work.

Uploading Problems[]

Whenever I upload an avatar, the avatar gets cut off by a white banner on the upper part and the picture's lower part is missing. Master D 17:13, July 9, 2011 (UTC)

You need to crop it to 500px X 500px

Doesn't work[]

For some reason, it simply doesn't work. The only place where my avatar changes is on the Preferences page. Everywhere else - my talk page(s), my profile, chats - my previous avatar persists.

The only exception to this is the default avatars. But whenever I upload a new one, it defaults to my old avatar. What gives? Luckmann 20:55, August 16, 2011 (UTC)

Hi, We have had a couple of reports of avatars not updating properly. The technical team is aware and investigating the issue. Sorry about that and happy editing! --Sarah (help forum | blog) 22:48, August 16, 2011 (UTC)
Actually - they were able to fix it for you - enjoy! --Sarah (help forum | blog) 22:59, August 16, 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! That explains why my avatar changed! However, it seems to be a continued problem for others, as well. I know several people that in the past days have tried to change their avatars, only to.. well.. not have them change! But it seems you're already aware of this. Again, thanks! :) Luckmann 14:46, August 17, 2011 (UTC)

I am actually having the same problem, and I wanted to ask if you could change it for me. Thank you! 16:08, August 17, 2011 (UTC)

I'm also having this issue, any help would be much appreciated. - Crazy Sam10 Talk Poll 16:33, August 17, 2011 (UTC)
Hi Gheart & Crazy Sam10, Can you both send in a message via Special:Contact with a link to the images that aren't uploading? That will help us to track them and get them purged. Thanks! --Sarah (help forum | blog) 16:32, August 19, 2011 (UTC)

Text of page wholly out of date[]

You guys probably know this, but the entire text of this file needs to be rewritten in light of the new user mastheads. I've just created tardis:help:Avatars and am having to say "Don't believe what's written below" to make people ignore the innacuracies of the current file. —CzechOut 22:07, August 20, 2011 (UTC)


Where can I find an archive of all my old avatars? I accidently changed mine and lost my old one. SpOoKs MaStEr EiGhTy-EiGhT 20:07, November 2, 2011 (UTC)

There isn't an archive. You'll have to reupload it. Sarah (help forum | blog) 21:50, November 2, 2011 (UTC)
You should make one. It'd be neat to see some user's creative talent. SpOoKs MaStEr EiGhTy-EiGhT 23:29, November 2, 2011 (UTC)
A user could keep an archive of their former avatars by uploading the images to a site like imageshack and having an archive section on their userpage or as a subpage, if their wiki's policies allow that. ZamorakO o (talk) 04:01, November 3, 2011 (UTC)

Avatar locations[]

Under the "Avatar Locations" section, what about how avatars show up next to someone's name in Special:Chat? --— Haidro (talk) 05:48, August 26, 2012 (UTC)

Feel free to add that there! Thanks! Sarah (help forum | blog) 16:46, August 27, 2012 (UTC)

I can't upload mine at all[]

Basically, I have it set to 150x150 pixels, saved as a jpg, and it's 12.3kb. And yet, it doesn't take at all. It just says that the file was not chosen, even though I have clicked it many times as I would normally. Is this a bug? RaeLogan (talk) 03:55, June 22, 2013 (UTC)

Please ask this question on the forums. Thisismyrofl (talk) 04:04, June 22, 2013 (UTC)

Not Working[]

Whenever I click on edit avatar link, nothing happnes. If I open it in a new window or tab, I just get my user page. Will someone please help me, and fix this?DivineLaw (talk) 19:05, January 24, 2014 (UTC)


Okay, I'm sick of this. My avatar refuses to change. I've uploaded it over eight times since Friday - and it still won't change. I'm very frustrated, and it's extremely annoying. Help? User:Sorrelflower/Sig 18:52, March 10, 2014 (UTC)

It's a bug. They're working on it. --Tupka217 19:33, March 10, 2014 (UTC)
It's been three weeks since I could last change my avatar. I know you're working as hard as you can, but the site keeps on getting buggier and buggier. It feels like almost everyday is finding new bugs and waiting forever for it to get fixed. 00:19, March 12, 2014 (UTC) Rylee has Klonoa

On an IPad[]

How come I can't upload different pictures of my choice on an IPad, enpven though I picked small photos, I cropped them, and it still doesn't work! (my computers IP address is BLOCKED)RaiderZ (talk) 21:11, June 4, 2014 (UTC)

Well, that is because IOS pictures,even though you crop them, still leaves the file too big, (I am sorry, you may want to buy a new computer.) TheFallenNinja 2014-12-07T13:21:40 14:32, October 21, 2015 (UTC)
The images are too big, but there should be an error message. That's a bug. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 19 Jun 2018 3:47 PM Pacific

Animated Avatars not working[]

I tried using GIFs for avatars but they doesn't seem to work. I resized the GIF to the appropriate standards for avatars in the wikia and the GIF normally works. But they don't move when I use them as my avatar.

Is it possible in the first place for them to move or not? Thanks for the reply. - Jopjopjop (talk) 10:44, June 23, 2014 (UTC)

I'm fairly sure a moving gif is impossible. --Tupka217 10:59, June 23, 2014 (UTC)
Is there other requirements to be fulfilled for it to work aside from the standard requirements for avatars? I tried mine and the file size is less than 100kb and the image size is 170x170. But it still doesn't work. :( -- Jopjopjop (talk) 11:03, June 23, 2014 (UTC)


Is it possible to use different avatars for different wikis? Thanks! M͢ystr͢ile (talk) 23:16, September 19, 2014 (UTC)

Since I use the iOS website change it so that it'll work for iOS

Disappearing Avatar.[]

For some reason, my avatar disappeared. I did put in a new one, but I don't know why my old one disappeared because I didn't change it. Was it some sort of a glitch?

GIF Files?[]

Ive seen some users with animated avatars, how does it work? For me my image isnt moving ;-; Nepeta 21:12, January 9, 2018 (UTC)

They are most likely using Nitro. ~Vera (Message me) 21:15, January 9, 2018 (UTC)

Can not change avatar[]

I can NOT change my avatar to this image. I converted it to PNG, made it 150x150, and used the "change avatar" function on my userpage, but IT DOES NOT WORK AT ALL. I'm using MobileSafari on IOS. KATMAKROFAN (talk) 01:04, January 12, 2018 (UTC)

Well, first of all an Image can Ben a png, jpg, or gif so you probs didn’t really have to convert it.

Try using google chrome or, it’s an app that lets you, Safari doesn’t support Wiki-features like avatar editing. Or you can use a computer/Android. Nepeta 01:30, January 12, 2018 (UTC)

You aren't editing your avatar you are just using a different image. This is a bug, not a Safari limitation. If it were a Safari limitation you couldn't upload regular wiki images, but you can. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 19 Jun 2018 3:45 PM Pacific

Avatar gallery[]

Since when did I find my avatar gallery? I have an avatar log which I can not only change but update my avatars and profile pictures. Dynasti the Radicles Fangirl (talk) 15:29, September 8, 2019 (UTC)


Twelve years since the creation of this article and it’s still not supported on Safari :( ThatIsAPirate | Message Wall


Profile picture log[]

Was this removed? I can't find it on certain wikis, and the wiki I'm tryna find it on converted to UCP... ThatIsAPirate | Message Wall |Blogs

Finding other users' avatars[]

How do you find another user's avatar image? On a wiki I administrate, other admins had uploaded their avatars onto the wiki's main admin page. All but one, who is no longer active. I decided to add it myself, but have no idea how to find it. ZioreRogue (talk) 15:20, May 6, 2021 (UTC)

Right-click on that image and choose "Save image" or "Download image". Nam 00:10, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
*facepalm* Of course! Thank you! ZioreRogue (talk) 21:31, 11 May 2021 (UTC)