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As explained on the flair page:

to change the theme, add ?theme=clean or ?theme=dark or ?theme=hotdog to the end of the image URL

The majority of the time, this works fine. However, I wanted to add my flair to my signature on a PHPBB2 forum. I can't find the documentation on it at the moment, but I could have sworn that I read that BBCode image tags are only converted to HTML image tags when the image URL "appears to be an image URL." Meaning, a flair URL of is valid, but is not valid because their parser no longer considers it to be an image URL.

I also tried but I guess it was smart enough to detect that arguments were being used, still.

Granted it's not a huge deal that I'm stuck on the default theme, but the best fix for my situation would probably be to set up the URL handling such that I can do to keep a "true" image URL.

Failing that, does anyone know of a workaround for this issue on PHPBB forums?

Also, as a minor rider/request to this question, offering pre-made BBCode for the flair on the flair page would have saved me a minute.

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It isn't official, but you can take a look at which puts the format options in the middle of the url so as to preserve the file extension. – Rebecca Chernoff Dec 10 '10 at 4:06
@Rebecca: If nothing "official" happens, that indeed seems to be a very good workaround. Thanks for the link! – Mark Rushakoff Dec 10 '10 at 4:19

You can generally cheat this by doing things like arbitrarily adding a fake param on the end that ends with .png or .jpg

But if you already tried that, I guess not.

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At this forum, ` [img]…` does not get rendered as an image, but [img][‌​/img] does. – Mark Rushakoff Dec 10 '10 at 5:49

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