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I've noticed that sometimes, a users gravatar is wrapped in an additional div, like here: how can upload image as a url format onto twitter

What is the reason for that?

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marked as duplicate by animuson, kiamlaluno, ЯegDwight, Toon Krijthe, Lance Roberts Mar 26 '13 at 13:39

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Originally, you could only use gravatars on the site. A new feature to upload your avatar to the site itself was recently added, and those images (served from are wrapped in a <div>.

See Support disabling Gravatar on Stack Overflow for more details.

Because of differences in how the images are served and sized, the 'local' avatars need some extra styling.

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Awesome! Thanks for the details :) – Oliver Salzburg Mar 26 '13 at 12:35

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