Why can’t I create a signature or edit my profile? If you are a trusted user, you can edit your profile and create a signature to use in your forum posts. Unfortunately, the signature and profile features have been used extensively by spammers to post their stuff in our forums. You have to be a forum user for a specific period of time and have posted a specific number of messages before you are considered a “trusted” user.
I’m having this same problem. I activated the account yesterday via the email sent. The first thing I went to do was edit my profile, which initially, I was seemingly able to do, but Firefox crashed while attempting to upload an avatar image. I opened a new browser instance and had to log‑in again. I was no longer able to edit any of my profile info, picture(s)/attachments, or my account ‘General Settings’ (I can still access the email/password account settings, contacts/ignore‑list, & blog + obviously [assuming this has gone through] am able to post to the forums). I tried closing the browser entirely and opening a new one, logging‑out, & logging back in – this was all using Firefox in openSuSE (Leap 15.1). I booted into Windows and logged into the forums via Chrome – same issue. I walked away and tried it all again today (not quite 24 hrs. later), but am still getting the same message when I try to do any of those things:
I have suspicions it might be on account of all the repeating characters in my username. I’ve been using this name for just about everything since ≈’95. I know sometimes it gets caught by spam‑blockers for this reason.
It might just be that this forum has a waiting‑period or certain # of posts one needs to hit before they’re granted privileges to edit their profile. If that’s the case though, I think the above error message should be edited to better explain that.
same results :dont-know:
I’ll try again at a later date once I have some more posts under my belt.
ok, thanks. I can’t seem to locate the message in‑question, but an internet search shows me the Ubuntu Forums have a similar policy and solid reasoning was given in a response to a thread here on the openSuSE ones. I still think the error message should be amended to state that more clearly in order to prevent a million people from creating posts to ask just that like I did, but that’s probably on vBulletin’s end. I’ll try again once I’ve accumulated 10 posts or more, but… just clicking on random pages on the Members List, I see plenty of people with < 10 posts who have avatars. Perhaps those profiles were created prior to a criteria adjustment having been made.
I didn’t even get that far. I was still using the file‑selector, in the process of navigating to the directory it was in when Firefox crashed. Now an error blocks me from even accessing the page where I can change it.