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Here's what I did...

I have a bunch of images in my gravatar account, but stackoverflow always seemed to display the same one no matter which was picked on One day my icon spontaneously changed to a different image, though not the one which I had selected.

I decided I'd better fix it, so I clicked 'Change picture' on my SO profile and selected the image I wanted, noting SO's warning about it taking time to change.

A weekend passed, and this morning my SO icon is back to the original (wrong) icon.

Extra info: I've had support queries before regarding my accounts needing to be manually tied together on the different sites because it had become rather muddled. I wonder if this has somehow got something to do with my strange gravatar behaviour.

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crtl + f5 Clear out the dusty old cache. – jjnguy Feb 15 '10 at 15:16

Currently I'm seeing a cartoon chap in a chair. However, if you want a quicker gravatar update one trick is to change your e-mail address. Since you are on gmail this is trivial. Let's pretend your e-mail address is currently You could associate a new gravatar image against and everything will work, and as it is a new e-mail address it'll update immediately. You should see a link marked "add a new email" (on gravatar).

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That's interesting. You're seeing the right icon, and I'm seeing the wrong one. The gravatar checking page also shows me the right one. Let's try clearing my browser cache... – izb Feb 15 '10 at 12:30
Yep. Browser cache seemed to fix it. That's rather annoying. – izb Feb 15 '10 at 12:31

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