In the Tavern I noticed the gravatars not becoming opaque after a while:

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Inspection of the html dom revealed this inside the <li> of balpha:

<span class="data">
  <span class="last-activity-time">b13dce689732844e6590da37048f0eaf</span>

Not sure why the Gravatar id of balpha is there because for others that same html fragment shows:

<span class="data">
    <span class="last-activity-time">1411749249</span>

This is observed on IE11 and confirmed on Firefox and Chrome (dev channel).

I expect this can be repro-ed by only entering a room but not do any activity as the chat script calls `sidebarActivity` in the enter function with the email_hash but on the activity filter with `now()`.

Can this be fixed? It makes chat near impossible to use ;-)

  • wait, b13dce689732844e6590da37048f0eaf... something familiar...
    – nicael
    Sep 26, 2014 at 18:05
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    I found some result that CreationDate="2010-09-20T17:19:07.117" DisplayName="balpha" EmailHash="b13dce689732844e6590da37048f0eaf"
    – Ajay S
    Sep 26, 2014 at 18:07
  • Ahh, I remember b13dce689732844e6590da37048f0eaf like it was yesterday...
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Sep 26, 2014 at 18:17
  • @Anna it was yesterday. ;)
    – nicael
    Sep 26, 2014 at 18:20
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    Is that why you blurred your gravatar rene? Don't you trust the blurring algorithm any longer? Sep 26, 2014 at 19:05
  • I expect that this is part of the moderator conspiracy to keep tabs on us, considering all the people not being blurred have diamonds. Sep 26, 2014 at 19:10
  • Obviously, when Bart is not in the Tavern, bugs are happening. Sep 27, 2014 at 6:40

1 Answer 1


Ooops, nice catch and absolutely correct analysis. Fixed.

  • Just FYI: something is off in that same area: i.stack.imgur.com/QQ2zv.png I didn't check if it is the same root-cause.
    – rene
    May 2, 2018 at 15:19
  • It looks like it is related to when SE staff goes through the chat transcript. Basically when you see a blurred avatar of an SE employee as shown you know you're in for trouble.
    – rene
    May 2, 2018 at 15:35

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