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 '09 at 7:40

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? – Kyle Cronin Jul 30 '09 at 23:40
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    Families just ain't what they used to be... – Shog9 Jul 30 '09 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. – Jared Harley Jul 30 '09 at 23:52
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    it's because Ninjas are so awesome THEY SHOULD BE RATED X FOR XXXXTREME!! – Jeff Atwood Aug 3 '09 at 17:16
  • lol, it's actually a snowboarding mask :) Thanks for the help. – ripper234 Aug 5 '09 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. ;) – Adam Nofsinger Jun 25 '10 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 '09 at 13:20
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    The email matches, and I've waited forever (is half a year enough?) – ripper234 Jul 24 '09 at 13:32
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    I'd wait a few more months before you decide if it's really a problem – Ian Elliott Jul 24 '09 at 15:00
  • Well, it's really a problem for me - my gravatar is not updated! – ripper234 Jul 25 '09 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. – Cory Engebretson Aug 28 '09 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 '09 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. – Steve Yakovenko Jul 7 '12 at 11:56

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