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David has a profile picture of a smiling face:

David's face

However, in questions or answers, the smaller version of this image shows up with a strange grey corruption at the bottom, blocking the smile:

David's user card

The image returned for the thumbnail is

David's thumbnail

Why is this? Is there an error in the thumbnail creation process?*

* If there is a bug, I suppose the problem is with Imgur, but perhaps ye could pass it onto them?

marked as duplicate by Shadow, Martijn Pieters, CRABOLO, ale, nicael Sep 27 '14 at 5:21

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Yes, images are cropped and resized by imgur.com for use in user-cards. That process can sometimes fail.

Re-uploading the avatar would fix this.

See Why is there a peeking duck in my profile pic?

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