I was about to link to my flair, when I noticed my avatar doesn't quite fit...

This looks like a bug with the new upload-your-own feature; you are not using a Gravatar image, and that's where this is going wrong

user profile

Flair as seen by others here on Meta (no image at all):
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    Unicorns are far too awesome to be contained within flair.
    – Bart
    Jan 13, 2013 at 14:10
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    @Bart I hope that's not an intended feature xD
    – anon
    Jan 13, 2013 at 14:16
  • The combined flair manages it just fine: stackexchange.com/users/flair/1420160.png (just observing what works and what doesn't). Jan 13, 2013 at 14:18
  • @MartijnPieters I know, but I want to link to my StackOverflow flair.
    – anon
    Jan 13, 2013 at 14:19
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    This looks like a bug with the new upload-your-own feature; you are not using a gravatar image, and that's where this is going wrong. Jan 13, 2013 at 14:19
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    What is also interesting is that not only does the combo-flair use the same image, and sized it correctly, but your network profile shows a gravatar image instead (which is totally different). Jan 13, 2013 at 14:24
  • @MartijnPieters I does not seem to be able to edit my network profile avatar.
    – anon
    Jan 13, 2013 at 14:26
  • @DJDavid98: It takes that info from your oldest account in the network, automatically. Obviously, the new imgur-hosted avatar images are not (yet) included in that sync. Jan 13, 2013 at 14:27
  • Also of note is that the live version doesn't show any avatar image for me; just the yellow 'attach photo here' square. I've added it to your post, it is probably relevant. This only applies to the hotdog theme, the other images on your Stack Overflow flair page still show the oversized version. Jan 13, 2013 at 14:28
  • @MartijnPieters Well, looks like I'm now officially screwed.
    – anon
    Jan 13, 2013 at 14:32
  • @DJDavid98: You officially will get Meta reputation for discovering an actual bug, that the SE team will be grateful for receiving and fixing for you ASAP. :-) Jan 13, 2013 at 14:33
  • @DJDavid98: In the meantime, you can still use Gravatar to get a decently-sized flair back, of course. :-) Jan 13, 2013 at 14:33
  • @MartijnPieters I guess... xD And I use gravatar on other pages too, where I would like to keep it as-is. I'll just wait for the SE team then, thanks.
    – anon
    Jan 13, 2013 at 14:34
  • @DJDavid98: you don't have a second email address you can attach a gravatar to? If you use gmail, for example, it's trivial to create special email addresses for purposes like these. Jan 13, 2013 at 14:35
  • @MartijnPieters I don't feel like trying to get that working. I will just wait for SE to fix "itself".
    – anon
    Jan 13, 2013 at 14:39

1 Answer 1


This will be ... probably, with the next build.

We couldn't quite reproduce this, but we narrowed it down to a possibly buggy line of code. Having fixed that up, this is most likely fixed. We'll know in a day or so (after the next build) when flair starts getting re-rendered as it falls out of cache.


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