When Your Avatar goes over to the Dark Side
July 25, 2010 2 Comments
By and large, Twitter works. Except when it doesn’t.
So, I wanted to change my avatar yesterday. That usually hasn’t been any kind of problem in the past. But now, Twitter refuses to upload a new image. It has been kidnapped by the dark side of the Force. Instead, I have the spammer-looking bird with a yellow background (and yellow is NOT my color!)
Here’s what it looks like when I try to upload a new Profile image:
Note that the usual little links (Edit this image, Delete this image) have now gone missing. Well, not to worry – I just browse, select an image file (yes, it conforms to the standards, and yes, I’ve tried multiple different ones including my previous one – and, yes, I’ve tried different browsers and even different computers), and here’s what happens:
I select the file path, click “Save” at the bottom, the message comes up that the Settings have been saved – but instead of the new avatar image, there is a perpetually rotating “I’m still looking for something” series of bars, roughly tracing the circular shape of the Death Star.
No new avatar. Yellow bird. And some faint but threatening voice in the background muttering something about my “destiny.”
This leaves me with only one very important question. WHY?
Anyone have a clue?