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I just realized that my identicon in the ranking page has a different color and pattern compared to that in my profile page:

identicon on ranking page identicon on profile

Looking at other users profiles didn't show any differences between their ranking and profile identicons. Is this a bug?

Update It seems to be an issue with gravatar producing different icons depending on the size of the icon you demand. The hash is actually just the md5 sum of your registered email address.

https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/f61ab3aad5b972468c5dcd70213ef6b3?s=128&d=identicon&r=PG

https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/f61ab3aad5b972468c5dcd70213ef6b3?s=328&d=identicon&r=PG

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    discuss.area51.stackexchange.com/questions/25251/…
    – Mithical
    Commented Aug 24, 2016 at 12:32
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    In short: Gravatar is bad. Upload a new picture using imgur hosting. Commented Aug 24, 2016 at 12:41
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    Oh my, good chance it's not Gravatar fault directly. They're also using varnish, some crappy CDN provider. It needs tons of kicks to serve the proper images. It's causing bugs for SE own Sprites as well. Commented Aug 24, 2016 at 13:21

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