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Avatars, quit stats and more are LIVE!

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  1. kyle @ smokers helpline
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    05 Jul 2018
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    Well, we made it. The upgrade went smoothly last night, and the site appears to be stable, and actually a little quicker than usual.

    A recap of some of what's new:

    Avatars
    Your profile pictures on the online community forums will no longer be shadowy figures in a little grey box, unless that’s how you want to be seen. You will be able to upload pictures in your account settings (click your name at top-right, or the three lines on mobile). Make sure to save, and if you get an error, try clearing your cache - we're seeing a few accounts with this issue.

    Days quit/Cigarettes not smoked
    You will no longer be required to count your own days smoke-free or cigarettes not smoked – we’ll do it for you in the Quit Calculator widget on the user Dashboard.

    First Week Challenge Contest entry status indicator
    Again, we won’t make you remember whether or not you’ve registered for FWCC this month because we’re adding a green checkbox in your dashboard to let you know you’ve entered (it will reset at the beginning of the quit period so that you can register for the next month or the month after that, if you need/want to).

    Speed improvements?
    There were some code changes that we hope will have an impact on the slowdowns we had been experiencing on the site, and on the forums in particular. Please let us know if your experience has improved (or if it hasn't). We will continue to monitor and look for additional efficiencies in our systems.

    As always, thanks for bearing with us and ENJOY!

    -Kyle-
  2. eagerquit
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    06 Jul 2018
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    Hi Kyle,

    Thank you for the changes you made to the site.

    I tried to add my picture in my account. I hit change then it gave me the
    choices on my computer. I chose the one I want then hit save. I got the
    following message: "Sorry, something went wrong while trying to apply
    your avatar." I tried several times with different pictures.

    The site speed is a little better thanks.

    Eagerquit
  3. sarah, quit coach
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    Good morning eagerquit
    Thank you for letting us know about your avatar experience.
    Please try clearing your browser cache, and see if that helps? We found it really made a difference when we posted our own avatars.
    Hope that helps!
    Sarah
  4. eagerquit
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    Thanks Sarah,

    That did the trick!

    Eagerquit
    Last modified on 06 Jul 2018 15:44 by eagerquit
  5. sarah, quit coach
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    06 Jul 2018 in reply to eagerquit
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    Fantastic, eagerquit! Great avatar - is it a pic from your own garden?

    Sarah
  6. eagerquit
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    Hi Sarah,

    Yes, this is one of the areas in my garden with red and white flowers and a little Canadian flag appropriate to the Canada Day celebrations. Gardens are such a great diversion!

    Eagerquit
  7. marianne, quit coach
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    Hello Eagerquit,

    Yes, gardens are such a beautiful retreat/escape!  So lovely you have one and enjoying it as you are.  

    Thank you for sharing with us.  

    Marianne
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