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Why is this user's profile picture served from a facebook server? (fbcdn.net) [duplicate]

While looking at a question, I noticed that the asker's profile photo didn't load. So, I opened the image in a new tab and noticed it was hosted at fbcdn.net. Turns out my browser had blocked the ...
801 votes
14 answers
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
156 votes
16 answers
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Can we use non-gravatar avatars?

Alternative to Gravatar has been rolled out. It would be nice to have the option to just upload an avatar rather than have to use some external service like gravatar. While gravatar may be ...
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228 votes
4 answers
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How is the default user avatar generated?

Is there a name for the default avatars that are generated for users who do not assign one themselves? Not the avatar of the blank user, but the one made up of shards, shapes, and colours: Is ...
120 votes
1 answer
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How do I change my profile picture, or avatar?

Where does the image come from? How do I change my profile picture, or avatar? How do I change my profile picture on all SE sites at once? How can I use different avatars on different SE sites? How do ...
51 votes
1 answer
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Facebook partnership and subsite no more?

I noticed today when going to http://facebook.stackoverflow.com I am 301 Moved Permanently redirected to https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/facebook*. Is the mini-site gone or is this just a ...
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1 answer
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Privacy and policy issues exposing Facebook User IDs

This user asked an off-topic Facebook question that I'm sure will be deleted soon about Facebook privacy if she were to work for the government in the future. The user believes (wrongly) that her ...
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2 answers
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Avatar from Google account?

I have figured out I must use GRAVATAR service when I want to change my avatar. However, I have read in Avatar changed into my Facebook picture after adding Facebook to my account? that Facebook ...
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2 answers
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Is there a way to switch from using Gravatar to using Facebook from our SE avatar?

I can only find info on how to go from Facebook to Gravatar but not the other way. Maybe I'm the only fool that would want to do this? :-)
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105 votes
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Do not load Facebook-based avatars directly from the Facebook CDN [duplicate]

Users who register for their account via Facebook get their Facebook profile photo as their default avatar. However, the avatar is not copied to SE servers or Imgur, and thus the original URL is kept. ...
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2 answers
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Keeping your name on migrated questions

Just to add to the long discussions about real identity on SO and the value of your online persona. When a question is migrated to a different site your name goes with it, even if you have no login ...
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1 answer
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Is there a way to set your profile picture to something other than a Gravatar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we use non-gravatar avatars? Question's all in the title. I want to set the picture to a picture I have on my hard drive. Is there a way to do this?
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