Missing avatars on forum

One by one people’s avatars seem to be going blank today for me. If anyone else is also seeing that, is there a way to look into it?

Yes, there do seem to be a few gaps, but I don’t know whether any of those avatars are really missing, or whether they never existed.

Perhaps if any individual user who is expecting to see an avatar and is no longer seeing one could post here to let me know.

Another clue: While in most places we just see white, the navbar at the bottom of a first post shows, after a beat, the actual missing-graphic icon. I have not seen this behavior before, so I suspect it’s a problem with the thing that creates default single-letter graphics. (If so, those of us who have uploaded avatars needn’t worry. The one-by-one effect I was seeing is on the list of threads, where some code waits for a while and then gives up, and the spacing changes.)

FWIW, I’m seeing this too. Not for all, but there are quite a few missing graphics icons showing for me as well.

I think it seems to mostly be affecting newer users so perhaps it’s related to the Discourse Trust levels in some way.

There have been other forum oddities of late. Normally a thread is set to Tracking immediately upon opening it. But many seem to stay set to Normal.

The letters seem to be back now.

Strangely this is now happening for me, too.

Especially the avatar of Daniel himself likes to play hide and seek most often - as I just can report in this very thread right now: All avatars do show with only Daniel’s avatar missing out, leaving only his small Steinberg logo there alone. After pressing Ctrl+F5 I see all avatars, until when I don’t see them again.

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Daniel’s is not an automatically generated one, though. So that would be a different browser issue. They are all showing for me lately.

Well, this time Daniel’s avatar is showing - but yours is not :smiley:

Yes I noticed this randomly not showing of avatars since a couple of weeks.

-this only happens on Firefox, not on Safari (I only use this 2 browsers).

-When it happens the reload icon of Firefox is stuck, showing the X “stop loading this page” icon instead

-after reloading the page once or twice, the avatars reappears and populate correctly

It happens frequently here. Cure: reload or better restart the site from scratch…

Yeah, I can confirm that it’s happening on Firefox.

In my case though the reload icon is not stuck: The page appears to have finished loading, but now it’s Mark_Johnson’s avatar that’s not loading :joy:
(If I ever need a working RNG, I will probably use this method here…)