Avatar Contest... Nope, Not Stale Yet
Ages and ages ago, we had an avatar contest. Those of you who remember that ancient event will be pleased to know that we finally have winners! Unless I did something wrong, you should now have fourteen new avatars to choose from in the avatar database. Thanks to Ghost Faction for keeping the dream alive! You can see the winner's names (as well as the original submissions) here. Thanks for being so patient guys!
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YaY! I won! My chief signal rapes. Nice to see this finally come together, GJ!
Wow, my contest is finally finished XD I rememeber coming up with the idea over a year ago in the Moderators Forum back on V2 :P

<3 Awesome stuff.

KORHAL
All I see is a link below the dude's name. avatar. I see no hawt pix. Whats up with that?
BigGruntyThirst says:

All I see is a link below the dude's name. avatar. I see no hawt pix. Whats up with that?


Hawt pix only for hawt people I guess... haha, not sure why I can see them then.

I'm tempted to change my to that flying hog... choices, choices.

Good to see news posting isn't dead... again. There are a few topics in the News Submission Forum worth a look POTS. *shameless self-promotion*
mmmm, I love my new avatar. It is so very me!
Totally stoled. Joo hackar.

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=P

*Hugs Brain Virus*
Awesome work there guys! I'd definitely have the shotgun shell Avatar (Not sure who it's by, and I can't be bothered trawling through to find it), if it weren't for my luck and cat obsession :D
Woo after 8 months, at last! Even though the main reason why I was waiting was because I was sure AT LEAST 1 of mine were going to win. Now I know never to get my hopes up on anything ;)

Gratz to the people who won.
Cha°s says:

Woo after 8 months, at last! Even though the main reason why I was waiting was because I was sure AT LEAST 1 of mine were going to win. Now I know never to get my hopes up on anything ;)

Gratz to the people who won.


Heh the only thing I had wrong with your avas were that they were all too good, you made too many! In my head at the time I was wanting more HIH/Tricky looking stuff, and H3 stuff, but your avatars were awesome. Don't count them out for the future. ;)

BGT, are you still just seeing a blank spot? If Nuke can see them, it's not the Lottery permissions... Please let me know.
Nope, they're still the same. Not everybody's custom avvy's are like that, I just started seeing it recently.
Now I cant see half the people's avvy's who posted in this thread. I cant see chaos', madrox's, Foofoo's, and Brain Virus', but I can see KORHAL's and Nuclearshark's. -_-
Can you see mine?

lol, I don't have an avatar! >_>
BigGruntyThirst says:

Now I cant see half the people's avvy's who posted in this thread. I cant see chaos', madrox's, Foofoo's, and Brain Virus', but I can see KORHAL's and Nuclearshark's. -_-


I've noticed that too.

>_>

ZOMB CONSPIRACY INVOLVING AVATARS, SUDDEN DISAPPEARANCE OF REP AND DISCOVERY OF REAL-LIFE HUNTERS! PHONE THE INTERNET POLICE!
I checked to see if I could use one of the new 'uns as my avatar, but its the same thing in the database.
It looks something like this.
http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/3507/untitledgc0.jpg

Edit: I see scurty's avatar!
MadRoX says:

YaY! I won! My chief signal rapes. Nice to see this finally come together, GJ!


Damn straight! lol this post was locked this morning i wanted to woot!
I'll stick with this one forever.
BigGruntyThirst says:

Edit: I see scurty's avatar!


Lies. I don't have one and I never will want one!
Yep, unless I win the custom avy, I will be sticking with this one, I have had it since I started at HiH ages ago..
princeofthesword says:

Heh the only thing I had wrong with your avas were that they were all too good, you made too many! In my head at the time I was wanting more HIH/Tricky looking stuff, and H3 stuff, but your avatars were awesome. Don't count them out for the future. ;)
Yeah I kinda did overdo it, but that does not mean I will stop trying in future contests :)
I'm asking some smarter admins what exactly is going on with you Lottery dudes not being able to see the new avatars. Heh I'm sure it's just a case of me doing something wrong behind the scenes, so we'll get it figured out. Sorry for the inconvenience.

And nah Chaos your stuff was really awesome, I wanted to add the whole set but that would've been overkill. Don't lose them, it's good stuff. I might sneak a few in here and there as time goes by... once I figure out what I'm doing.
Wow, thats wierd. For a few minutes I could see them again. Now I cant. =[
:p Now I'm starting to think you're just messin' with me.

I know you're not, though. It might have something to do with how I uploaded the avatars and your Lottery permissions. It's far more odd that you'd be able to see them for a sec and then not... What browser do you use? (I doubt that makes much difference, but who knows at this point) Firefox or IE?
I'm a devoted Firefox usar! =0

When I first logged in this morning I could see them when i first hit the thread, but then they disappeared again. =[

They must have been stolen by those darned penguins that moved into your pond. =\
BigGruntyThirst says:

I'm a devoted Firefox usar! =0

When I first logged in this morning I could see them when i first hit the thread, but then they disappeared again. =[

They must have been stolen by those darned penguins that moved into your pond. =\

Try clearing your cache. (Tools -> Clear Private Data -> unselect everything but Cache) See if that helps any. They're loading from the HIH server, so as long as the theme images are loading, then the new avatars should be loading, too... D:
galador says:

Try clearing your cache. (Tools -> Clear Private Data -> unselect everything but Cache) See if that helps any. They're loading from the HIH server, so as long as the theme images are loading, then the new avatars should be loading, too... D:
*pokes Galador* No luck there either.
Go back to HSH before slynk and Silleh catch you out of your cage. -_-
Does anything change if you try to view the page while you're not logged in?

To everyone else: is there anyone out there who's not a lottery winner who can't view the new avatars, or anyone who is a lottery winner who can view the avatars?
amaroq says:

Does anything change if you try to view the page while you're not logged in?

To everyone else: is there anyone out there who's not a lottery winner who can't view the new avatars, or anyone who is a lottery winner who can view the avatars?
Why the heck didnt I think of that?

It still didnt work though. =\

I could try signing in with my old Gilgalad account, and see if that does anything. I cant remember the password though. lOl

Edit: I can see them all when using IE 7.
GHEY.
BigGruntyThirst says:

Why the heck didnt I think of that?

It still didnt work though. =\

I could try signing in with my old Gilgalad account, and see if that does anything. I cant remember the password though. lOl

Edit: I can see them all when using IE 7.
GHEY.

Can you see them in Firefox if you load them directly (like here or here)?
Yes. I sees them.
I can see all the new ones, plus everyone's on the forums. Weird that he can't see them :/

KORHAL
I cant see some of the Monitors' avatars either. Kalos', and a few others. I havent seen Kalos' avatar since the Monitor project started up.
BigGruntyThirst says:

I cant see some of the Monitors' avatars either. Kalos', and a few others. I havent seen Kalos' avatar since the Monitor project started up.


Same for me too.

*Points back at rambling in previous post*
It's weird that you're both having the same problem and you're both lottery winners, but it sounds like it's something on your end since it works in another browser (for BGT at least; could you check to see if it works in another browser for you, NuclearShark?). Not sure what to tell you -- if you have any sort of ad-blocking software or a firewall like ZoneAlarm, I'd try disabling that and then see if that fixes it.
Tried in Firefox, IE and with Adblock disabled, but still no joy. Is it just me and BGT, or are there others affected? More specifically, lottery winners?
amaroq says:

It's weird that you're both having the same problem and you're both lottery winners, but it sounds like it's something on your end since it works in another browser (for BGT at least; could you check to see if it works in another browser for you, NuclearShark?). Not sure what to tell you -- if you have any sort of ad-blocking software or a firewall like ZoneAlarm, I'd try disabling that and then see if that fixes it.
I have no idea. It seems to be something on my end, but I have no way of telling for sure. I've tried all sorts of different settings, FF themes, cache clearing, and other stuff, but nothing happens. Its wierd that it shows a link instead of the avatar.
Its really no biggie, but its just, uhh, wierd? =\
I cant see how it'd be something your end though, if it works for me in IE. Maybe there's some ghey FF 2.0 bug or something. I dunno.
What the heck? I can see them again......

Edit: And now, lo and behold... They're gone again. Blarghh, I'll just forget about it.