There seems to be an issue with my combined Stack Exchange flair.

All of the individual (site specific) flairs appear to be working (and displaying) correctly -


Only the combined flair has the problem :

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Makes me look like this :
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This makes it look like I'm Mr.Trollololo and extremely interested in my rep count. While this is true the main problem is that it looks like I have 6K on SO (Don't jump the gun! - I'll get there soon enough!). Also it does not show my other accounts.

The example is taken from MSO - but the same problem appears on all the other SE sites I've looked at.

Is this an issue with Gravatar? I believe not - That specific image is not from Gravatar rather taken from my ****book account.

I have cleared cache and tested this on

  • Chrome 17.0.963.83 (Ubuntu 10.04 + WinXP + Win7)
  • Firefox 11.0 (Ubuntu 10.04)

Please don't make me look more creepy (than I actually am) in my flair! :)

Seems to me that the issue is simply a larger picture being used.

                      instead of  

Or that the resizing is being skipped.

Direct URLS for your convenience

I really hope this is not contagious...

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  • If this is not a bug - I promise to work very hard to get to 6K on Stack Overflow so that my flair won't be misleading. ^_^
    – Lix
    Mar 25, 2012 at 8:37
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    Oh hey! I just noticed for the first time what you did there with your gravatar on Meta—decolorizing and reversing your picture. I see your posts a lot on Meta, but never on SO since I avoid anything with "facebook" tags like the plague. Mar 25, 2012 at 8:37
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    @cod - Understandable! And yes - decolorizing to keep in touch with the color scheme here :)
    – Lix
    Mar 25, 2012 at 8:39
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    How did you get it to use your "****book" account picture in the first place?
    – Ry-
    Mar 25, 2012 at 15:36
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    Hahaha, the greyscale image is a cool idea!
    – Pekka
    Mar 25, 2012 at 15:43
  • @min - I'd tell you how - but I fear that some users will plan a lynch against me :P
    – Lix
    Mar 25, 2012 at 15:49
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    @Pekka, Lix: ChrisF's SO gravatar is grayscaled and his MSO gravatar is colorized :) Mar 25, 2012 at 15:53
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    @Bolt - Ah yes - but no horizontal flip :P If you start something you got to finish it. No offence to ChrisF of course :P
    – Lix
    Mar 25, 2012 at 15:55
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    That's a fantastic glitch.
    – Jeremy
    Mar 25, 2012 at 16:13
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    My gravatar is already grayscaled, maybe I should colour it for main :)
    – Benjol
    Mar 26, 2012 at 5:06
  • (@minitechη, see here.)
    – Arjan
    Mar 28, 2012 at 18:03

1 Answer 1


This is fixed now, though it might take up to 24 hours for the creepy version to fall out of your browser's cache.

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As you noted, your profile image comes from Facebook, not Gravatar, and the abnormal (non-50x50) size wasn't being properly handled by the flair-generation code.

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    Thanks so much! Clearing cache indeed un-creepyfied my flair. :)
    – Lix
    Mar 26, 2012 at 23:34

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