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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
The other is older. Only Jon Skeet can post a dupe and have the original closed. – American Luke Dec 19 '12 at 2:36
Hah! Talk about timing... – Adam Dec 19 '12 at 2:36
@Luke it's older by 13 seconds. It really doesn't matter. ;) #AntiJokeChicken – Adam Dec 19 '12 at 2:37
gravatar hates hats – Jeff Dec 19 '12 at 2:37
@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
@bluefeet I can delete it and make it all better? :) – Adam Dec 19 '12 at 2:39
Why's everyone giving me blank stares? – American Luke Dec 19 '12 at 2:40
@Luke not bad for for a man with such an ugly face. ;) – James Dec 19 '12 at 2:42
@anna since it is a dup feel free. – bluefeet Dec 19 '12 at 2:45
e-mail from "We indeed experienced issues with Gravatar yesterday. The problem should now be solved." – o̊ǝʇ̲ ɐW⃗ Dec 20 '12 at 1:46

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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