I have a gravatar, had it for a long time now. My stackoverflow user does not show that picture. It works fine in other websites. I have the correct email. Changing the gravatar image does not help either.

Why isn't stackoverflow showing my gravatar?

  • I have the same issue I can't get it to show up is there a way to debug the issue.
    – rerun
    Nov 24, 2009 at 7:40

2 Answers 2


You're using an X-rated image, you dirty boy!

the filthy X-rated version - flag as offensive!


I don't know why you rated it that way, but you should know that Stack Overflow is a family website, and will only display G or PG-rated gravatars:

the PG version


  • "Stack Overflow is a family website" really? Jul 30, 2009 at 23:40
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    Families just ain't what they used to be...
    – Shog9
    Jul 30, 2009 at 23:49
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    No, I think Jeff was confused because Stack Overflow is a family of websites. The wording is really quite similar. Jul 30, 2009 at 23:52
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    it's because Ninjas are so awesome THEY SHOULD BE RATED X FOR XXXXTREME!! Aug 3, 2009 at 17:16
  • lol, it's actually a snowboarding mask :) Thanks for the help.
    – ripper234
    Aug 5, 2009 at 14:35
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    @Shog9 You better hope he never actually uploads an X-rated image to be used as a gravatar for that email account. You'll have put porn on meta. ;) Jun 25, 2010 at 18:27
  1. Make sure that the email in your profile matches the email you are using for gravatar (or include the new email on your gravatar account).

  2. You may have to wait a short period. It tends to take a little while for a gravatar image to be fetched and cached by StackOverflow.

  • And don't forget Ctrl-F5
    – Benjol
    Jul 24, 2009 at 13:20
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    The email matches, and I've waited forever (is half a year enough?)
    – ripper234
    Jul 24, 2009 at 13:32
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    I'd wait a few more months before you decide if it's really a problem Jul 24, 2009 at 15:00
  • Well, it's really a problem for me - my gravatar is not updated!
    – ripper234
    Jul 25, 2009 at 6:03
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    This is a problem for me too. I only recently setup my gravatar account. I have a G-rated image and verified the emails match. Aug 28, 2009 at 18:11
  • My innocuous gravatar also fails to show up. However, I have only waited 30 hours since creating it.
    – rita the dog
    Oct 19, 2009 at 16:46
  • As for me, email matches gravatar email and I've waited for a long time. So, it is obviously a bug in stackoverflow. Jul 7, 2012 at 11:56

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