Why does this happen on every non-beta stackexchange site (ex: cooking.SE and bicycles.SE)?

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but not on non-beta SE places, or non-SE subdomains like Superuser or Stack Overflow like shown in this picture:

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Device info: iPhone 5s, mobile safari (iOS)

It might also happen on private betas, as this problem occurs on Stack Overflow in Portuguese.

  • Looks like this is specific profile pictures uploaded to Imgur. Gravatar images have a width="24" height="24" set on them.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Jan 27, 2014 at 19:57
  • @animuson yes, but it only has it on non-beta stackexchange sites, not places like stackoverflow
    – Cilan
    Jan 27, 2014 at 20:38
  • No repro. Animuson is probably right.
    – Kevin
    Jan 27, 2014 at 20:43
  • Might be local cache, imgur create a different image for each possible size so maybe the 24x24 version used on top bar was taken from cache as the full size image or 128x128 version used in your profile page. Clear your mobile browser cache and see if it helps. Jan 27, 2014 at 21:00
  • @Shadow That didn't help at all... And as I said, it only happens on SE sites, not places like SO
    – Cilan
    Jan 27, 2014 at 21:54
  • @ManofSnow Stack Overflow is Stack Exchange site. What sites exactly then? Jan 27, 2014 at 21:56
  • Happens to me on stack overflow in Portuguese (private beta). And I do use gravatar.
    – bfavaretto
    Jan 27, 2014 at 21:59
  • @Shadow You see? I me ant subdomains of SE
    – Cilan
    Jan 27, 2014 at 22:05
  • @ManofSnow don't think it's on all sites, for me it happens only on br.stackoverflow.com and the actual image source there ask for the 128x128 px version in the top bar. Jan 27, 2014 at 22:08
  • @ShadowWizard It happens on cooking.SE, bicycles.SE, and lots of other sites
    – Cilan
    Jan 27, 2014 at 22:15
  • Hrm. I can't reproduce this. Gonna keep trying, though.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Jan 28, 2014 at 19:45
  • @AnnaLear Use an iOS 7 OS on cooking.SE and login and see what happens when you press arrow
    – Cilan
    Jan 28, 2014 at 19:57
  • @ManofSnow It shows up fine no matter what I try. I even tried using your avatar, and it's still showing up at the right size.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Jan 28, 2014 at 20:06
  • @AnnaLear Are you using imgur as the profile pic?
    – Cilan
    Jan 28, 2014 at 20:37
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    @IlmariKaronen nothing weird. In the full site the avatar is indeed classed as "avatar-me" which has CSS forcing 24x24 but in the mobile theme there is different HTML for the top bar and it's wrapped with "gravatar-wrapper-24" class which has no CSS rules attached to it. It's totally depending on the image actual dimensions, which are 24x24 on most sites, but as I found, not all of them. Jan 29, 2014 at 7:43

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Finally got a repro on this. Thanks, Shadow Wizard. :)

This is an issue that only affects (some) avatars uploaded to Imgur, and it should be fixed in the next build.

  • Don't forget to update this answer when the next build is released :)
    – Cilan
    Jan 29, 2014 at 22:02
  • @ManofSnow We don't really do that. There should be a new build either tonight or tomorrow morning. We deploy pretty frequently.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Jan 29, 2014 at 22:03

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