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Image Upload Permissions Error and Account Deletion Question

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    Matt Gold


    Hi All,

    I ran into a bug while trying to upload a new avatar:

    Upload Failed! Error was: Unable to create directory /home/buddypress/public_html/wpmu/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/avatars/6854300. Is its parent directory writable by the server?

    Also, I was wondering how a member of can go about deleting one’s account on the site; I couldn’t find a place to do that within the profile settings.

    Thanks in advance for your help!

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    Matt Gold


    Sorry — I should have noted that the avatar issue is on

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    Jay Clark


    Same problem with uploading new avitar, looks like a permissions issue


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    Boone Gorges


    I’ll ask Andy about the avatar permissions issue. In the meantime, the site should pull in Gravatars, given that you’ve got one associated with your email address.

    As for account deletion, I have no idea. Your login/account is the same as your account, but I can’t find “delete my account” info on either of those sites.

    I’m fairly sure that there’s no way to delete or rename a account.

    Avatar of Matt Gold
    Matt Gold


    Thanks, Boone — I appreciate your help. Until a solution comes, I shall wear my monocle and moustache proudly, as I don’t have a gravatar associated with the email address I used for this account.

    Also — are you sure that and share accounts? I think I had the same email address registered as one username on and another on That’s why I created a new account here and want to delete the older account.

    Paul – Wow. To what extent has this been discussed by the community?

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    Oliver Jones


    I have been struggling with this too. Any ideas.

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