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Avatars not displayed properly if using default avatars

10 Sep 2016 Edited
This issue is marked as solved
Another minor bug - there is no avatar shown in a popup dropdown menu when the author of the thread uses a default avatar. Just a blank image.

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Shade 25 Sep 2016 Edited
This behavior depends on how the default avatar plugin you are using works. Ideally it should add a default avatar upon registration and register it to the database, which would work with QuickReferences. However, and it might be your case, if the plugin is adding default avatars when requested QuickReferences has no way to know if the user has a default avatar or not.

I can fix this partially by ensuring an avatar is always displayed, but beware that the default image will be not using external plugins (it will be a simple image, located in images/default_avatar.png which if you don't have you will need to upload).
Eldenroot 3 Oct 2016
I dont use any plugin. Just default MyBB 1.8.x feature - it has an own picture for users without avatar uploaded
Shade 3 Oct 2016
I didn't know MyBB 1.8 has a default avatar option built in. I will investigate.
Brenda 3 Oct 2016
Yea it has a default avatar. /default_avatar.png.

However I use dvz random avatars, works really well.
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Eldenroot 8 Oct 2016
Yes, DVZ random avatars works fine - it replaces default avatar by a random one.

However when a user use only default avatar -> no avatar is shown in a popup window.

@Shade - MyBB 1.8 applies to all users without their own avatar the default one (settings is located here: ACP->Profile options->Default avatar

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There is a mod (I havent tested it yet) - maybe it can fix the issue:
Shade 8 Oct 2016
Nope, that will not fix the issue. However I have fixed it in 1.2 and I will push the update as soon as possible. The only thing I am worried about is Unicode characters are not displayed properly, which would imply adding an utterly heavy external library to the package. I am actively looking for a better solution.