TBA Signatures Not Working?

I’ve noticed that my Blue Alliance signature banner thing that has my team name, number, and the competitions we’re going to, is now just a “?”. Is this just a placeholder for the ones for next year, and will be updated, or is it a dead link now, and I have to change it?


It looks like www.thebluealliance.net no longer works. This url will provide the image though:


still doesn’t seem to work. The current code is:

 URL=http://thebluealliance.net/tbatv/team/1058] IMG]http://thebluealliance.net/tbatv/teambadge/gen/1058/000000/FF0000/teambadge.png

I’ve fiddled with it a bit with the URL you gave, but I can’t figure out where to put it in.

I think the main problem is that TBA switched their URL from .net to .com

Good sleuthing! We recently changed DNS hosts, so that indicates to me that our www redirect isn’t working properly. I will investigate how to fix this later tonight. Expect them back tomorrow.

Thanks to everyone who emailed me about this :smiley:

We’ve kept the .net domain name up to handle redirects and stale sig image links, but you’re right, our main site is now .com! :slight_smile:

Ok, I added a CNAME record for www pointing to @, so I think once DNS propagates it will fix it.

Well that didn’t do it. Will investigate more later this week.

They’re working now! Hurray!

Yes, it works! Thanks!

How can you get the blue alliance banner, does anyone have a link for it?

Build it yourself! Start with a link like this:

Where you have “Team=XXX”, put in your team number (I already did this for you). For “start=XXXXXX”, the XXXXXX is the color (in hex) for the left side of the image - 000000 for black, FFFFFF for white, etc. “stop=XXXXXX” is the color for the right side - in this case, 0000FF for blue.

thank you for that, now i just need to figure where to put it, i try putting it in on the edit signature and it just shows the link

I still don’t see any of them working. Is there any fix?

The badge is there, but the information is populating. Is there a fix for this?

Hmm, they appear to be freshly broken. I’ll look into this later.

In the mean time, here’s the API call that these get built from. If somebody wants to write some Python to spit out an image, we could start hosting these on Google App Engine alongside the rest of the site :cool:


Tracked the issue down, filed a ticket with our dedicated server host. https://github.com/gregmarra/the-blue-alliance/issues/424 to follow along.

Am I correct in assuming that TBA badge generator is history at this point?