YM avatar problem

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by melo, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. melo

    melo Member

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    hi, need some help on my avatar coz it does not appear in the chat window and even to my friends ym when i chat with them. how do i fix this? thanks
     
  2. Kryptonian

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    I also encounter this kind of error. Your YM avatar is not displaying even if you already set it before.
     
  3. bhoyetjumpay

    bhoyetjumpay Well-Known Member

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    same with me, since yahoo messenger for mac is still on beta version:(

    what i did is, every time i sign in, i manually set my avatar:p
     
  4. suavecito

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    Its normal for the Mac version. I had the problem since Tiger.
     
  5. Kryptonian

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    Normal? Haha. It is not normal. It is a bug. :D
     
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    suavecito PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Its normal since this is still a beta.
     
  7. primo1

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    Yes it seems to be a common problem for us Mac users. If you searched the net, you'll see a number of complaints as well. What bothers me is that our ym is still at Beta version for YEARS now!
     
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    also with me.. when i set my avatar using ym in mac its ok, but when i open my ym using my windows based laptop my avat is gone..
     
  9. manolop10

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    yup there seems to be a cache problem or something with the avatars on some ym's, i too am hassled by this. goggled it and its a widespread problem for mac users.
     
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    SAME HERE. i thought i was the only one, hindi pala :D but there's an advantage for me though, i can tell whether my friend is using his macbook or PC. :p
     
  11. makingdots

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    oh i thought im the only one encountering this, glad to know that im not alone lol

    i did almost everything, reinstalling it, cleaning cache, preference, I even contact yahoo. ><

    i can solve it by reselecting again and again everytime I log in. >.<
     
  12. echavezc

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    bugged me like hell before but you get used to it anyone know of a thirdparty ym client that works great on a mac?
     
  13. karloisdatchu

    karloisdatchu New Member

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    You can try Adium. :D
     
  14. simpaulguy

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    My YM seems to work just fine. But my avatar is my problem too.
     
  15. shaven

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    same here, i just set my avatr every time i log in ;)

    no to much of a hassle for me anyways :)
     
  16. heymissjo

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    Same here.

    My avatar pic was still visible during the first few months after downloading it but after a while it stopped working and is not seen on the conversation windows. I try resetting it every time but it still wouldn't show my pic. I even tried re-installing yahoo messenger.

    I gave up and just settled with using the Yahoo Avatar since it's the only pic that's working well. :slanted:
     
  17. cyberathlete

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    did a quick experiment. even though YM doesn't retrieve avatar pics correctly, its still visible to out other contacts. so there's no need to reset the avatar pic. its just that you wont be able to see it in your YM client.
     
  18. Kryptonian

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    @cyberathlete: thanks for the tip :)
     
  19. makingdots

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    Hmm weird. In my observation, if you don't have avatar, others YM clients can't see it as well. So I have to choose it everytime i logged in.
     
  20. cyberathlete

    cyberathlete PhilMUG Addict Member

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    i logged in to my wife's yahoo account via webmessenger. i can see my avatar pic clearly. maybe if your contact is also using YM for mac, then he/she probably cant see your avatar pic.
     

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