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Recently, I saw many, but today I found two

They are

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I tried their profile urls in chrome, firefox and safari(I don't have IE), all resulted the same.

By clicking any one of their posts, we can see their full profile picture. so, there is no problem with their original image.

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marked as duplicate by Tim Stone, LittleBobbyTables, Toon Krijthe, ChrisF Apr 12 '13 at 22:03

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Hmm..all female profiles only :P – Lucifer Apr 12 '13 at 11:02
+1 I've had this problem before with images hosted on Imgur (not just avatars and not only on Stack Exchange). – Emil Vikström Apr 12 '13 at 11:12
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I have taken care of reloading this image - there was a change made on IMGURs side to help mitigate these image issues. This was deployed around the same date that this profile image was uploaded.

If you find others please let me know.

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You did @HugoDozois however that was an image uploaded prior to the image issues. I have fixed this one up - keep searching and thanks for the report. – Geoff Dalgas Apr 16 '13 at 0:35 (if you want you can just delete my comment once fixed!) – Hugo Dozois Apr 16 '13 at 23:36
found another one – Azik Apr 17 '13 at 9:53
@Azik this time it is male's profile :P – Lucifer Apr 17 '13 at 9:55
Now I found one in meta, check this – Azik Jul 2 '13 at 5:10
A new one found on meta, Pl fix. – Azik Dec 10 '13 at 10:09
I can't see the profile picture of this answerer fully. – Azik Feb 19 '15 at 12:37

Appears to be a bug on imgur's side, possibly to do with imgur applying some stack.imgur specific transform on the image.

Take Ayesha as an example. The avatar's URL is the following


If you strip off the g=1 (I'd guess that means "gravatar=true"?), you get the following:


They apparently aren't really handling the size all that well, either. Anything other than 128 and it pretty much goes back to the original resolution.


It appears the imgur folks need to fix their stuff.

Side note, it only applies to images from i.stack.imgur:

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Try s=50 - there is a set of predetermined sizes for SE usage. – Oded Apr 12 '13 at 18:32

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