19 May 11 12:07 am
Uh heh, hey guys! I'm Jonathan, one of the Systems Administrator for Affilorama... and I'm the reason for your funny avatars! (Not that I realised that until just now)
When testing Affilorama changes (e.g. minor design updates, any bugfixes to Aff code, etc), we preview the changes locally on our own private servers before syncing them out; however our test servers use some dummy data - such as cute avatars :P
Unfortunately yesterday, I was the one who synced the latest changes out... and, somewhat embarrassingly, I synced just a little too much... as you can see. The consequence is that a few users accidentally had the small version of their avatar overwritten (but the big version on their profile is still fine :D)
Not to worry! We have backups of the avatars and we're looking into restoring them ASAP... hopefully in a couple of hours it'll be like it never happened (I'm just triple-checking my new sync script this time :P)
Thanks to the amazing work of our Head Affilorama programmer, my mistake has been cleaned up and pretty much everyone now has their avatar back (yah!). If you find you still look like a stick figure, cartoon character, or otherwise look just a little different from your normal self the best method is just to reupload your avatar in your profile settings.