If a moderator candidate has not customized his/her profile picture, the image shown for that candidate on a user's ballot is different than the image shown in the candidate list and elsewhere on the site. This might lead voters to believe something is going wrong when casting their ballot or indicating preferences among these candidates.
Examples (all candidates still using default images on the only site with an active election): Different image shows Different image shows

EDIT: This is what I see when I view my profile here: Meta profile

  • That's a bug with the flair itself, not really related to election. Leaving the elections tag, as it's also affected, but the core bug is the flair, which for some reason takes wrong version of the Identicon. – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Aug 20 '16 at 5:00
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    This is almost certainly the same bug as I'm getting here. Check your profile settings and check Area 51. – Laurel Aug 20 '16 at 13:39
  • @Laurel My image on Area 51 and in my profile settings have the same green image I've been seeing everywhere else since joining, as in the left of the second screenshot. – WBT Aug 21 '16 at 0:53
  • I visited your profile and saw otherwise. From my research on my previously linked question, I know that your IP location (and therefore which server you get) will cause results to vary wildly. Only certain sizes and certain locations. – Laurel Aug 21 '16 at 1:02
  • @Laurel I've edited in a screenshot of what I see on my profile here. – WBT Aug 21 '16 at 1:10
  • Yes, it all depends on location. See geopeeker.com/fetch/… – Laurel Aug 21 '16 at 1:17
  • There I see the red image for Brazil, and the green one for all others (Virgina, California, Singapore, Ireland, Australia). – WBT Aug 21 '16 at 3:34
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    Reproduced, I also got the red image (in the Netherlands) when voting for you in the mod elections. – wythagoras Aug 21 '16 at 6:57
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    Gravatar is currently serving different Identicons based on the size of image you requested in the URL, and possibly other factors. Their system is broken - it has nothing to do with anything we're doing. We're sending them the same hash in both situations. – animuson Aug 22 '16 at 19:03

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