Third party Avatar thumbnails often not loading in the alert drop down

Affected version
2.0.2

RobinHood

Well-known member
I've noticed this many times on both my site and the official XF site, on the alert dropdown the avatars will frequently not load.

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This is on Chrome with the latest OSX.
 

RobinHood

Well-known member
Do you have a gravitar? Because it applied to your avatar before this page loaded after clicking the alert link.

You avatar was empty, it is no longer.
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
Maybe, but then you have the inevitable problem of when you change them at Gravatar and they don't update here.

It's actually a fairly rare issue. It happens every so often, but it's not usually a long term thing.
 

RobinHood

Well-known member
Just commenting here as the issue hasn't seem to have gone away for me. I'm still regularly seeing blank avatars. I don't know if this is a recent gravatar ongoing issue or an XF2 only issue.

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RobinHood

Well-known member
It seems quite inconsistent for me too. For example, after I posted my last post, the blank avatars in the screenshot began appearing every time I checked my alerts.

Now they're not again. This is in Chrome.
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
It can only be Gravatar. We literally load the images directly from their URL. There's no XF2 code involved in loading the Gravatar images.
 
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