Today I logged in to stackoverflow and saw that my gravatar was again a "monster" and not my gravatar pic. I went to gravatar and the avatar was working fine.

I was using a username+stackoverflow@gmail.com address, (I really love the + addresses in gmail) and when I swichted it back to just username@gmail.com (which is also registerd at gravatar, as main account) the proper gravatar picture appeared. I tried to put the + address again to see if it was still not working, but now I got a "email address not valid" error...

So why are username+whatever@gmail.com emails not valid anymore?

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    Jeff has some 'splaining to do. – Welbog Feb 8 '10 at 16:46

I'm currently using username+unicorn@gmail.com, and it seems to be working for me. Is that just my browser cache? Have I lost my unicorn?

  • weird.. its letting me do it again.. but now I LOST my unicorn... i mean, gravatar.. and yes, i DO have username+stackoverflow@gmail.com properly set in gravatar.. – bangoker Feb 8 '10 at 16:53
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    hmmmm looks like it ws MY cache.... I just deleted it and now my gravatar is on... it weird... – bangoker Feb 8 '10 at 16:55
  • @bangoker - well I can see your gravatar, and your e-mail is currently +stackoverflow... seems OK? – Marc Gravell Feb 8 '10 at 16:55
  • yeah, I dunno what happend.. maybe a little glitch and i was to fast to pull the ask-a-question trigger, but yeah, after deleting my cache I could see my gravatar as well. Thank you for the quick respond though! – bangoker Feb 8 '10 at 17:05
  • @bangoker, accept this answer please! – Arjan Feb 8 '10 at 17:25
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    The cache doesn't explain the error message reported in the question. @bangoker: You really did see that "not valid" message? – Gnome Feb 8 '10 at 17:26

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