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It's not just Ask Ubuntu, I've seen it here on MSO too. whats up? Did the hats break things?

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closed as too localized by kiamlaluno, Yannis, random Dec 19 '12 at 3:00

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GAH! I was just about to post this so that people wouldn't freak out. :- –  jcolebrand Dec 19 '12 at 2:30
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The other is older. Only Jon Skeet can post a dupe and have the original closed. –  American Luke Dec 19 '12 at 2:36
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Hah! Talk about timing... –  Anna Lear Dec 19 '12 at 2:36
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@Luke it's older by 13 seconds. It really doesn't matter. ;) #AntiJokeChicken –  Anna Lear Dec 19 '12 at 2:37
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gravatar hates hats –  Jeff Dec 19 '12 at 2:37
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@AnnaLear except I got a downvote for my dup, even though it was first! Time to cry in my waffles! –  bluefeet Dec 19 '12 at 2:38
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@bluefeet I can delete it and make it all better? :) –  Anna Lear Dec 19 '12 at 2:39
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Why's everyone giving me blank stares? instantrimshot.com –  American Luke Dec 19 '12 at 2:40
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@Luke not bad for for a man with such an ugly face. ;) –  jrg Dec 19 '12 at 2:42
    
@anna since it is a dup feel free. –  bluefeet Dec 19 '12 at 2:45
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e-mail from gravatar.com "We indeed experienced issues with Gravatar yesterday. The problem should now be solved." –  o̊ǝʇɐW⃗ Dec 20 '12 at 1:46

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Gravatar is experiencing problems - they're returning a 504 Gateway Timeout error for all requests. It has nothing to do with Stack Exchange. You'll just have to deal with it for a while, until they fix whatever their issue is. Any Gravatars still in your cache will continue to show until your browser attempts to update them again.

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Look ma! I'm getting cool hats! –  animuson Dec 19 '12 at 2:38
    
Why do you got people's avatars in your cache? You got a sexual thing going on with them er sumthin? –  Andy Dwyer Dec 19 '12 at 19:56

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