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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 ...
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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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Is using Gravatar a security risk?

This has been discussed on Stack Overflow. It is unfortunate the accepted answer is so far from reality. There are some facts: Gravatar's MD5 hash is an unsalted MD5 hash of an email address. A ...
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Is it bad to use your “real name” as your user name?

I use my real name. However, I started wondering if this is bad and am considering changing it. I ask A LOT of questions on Stack Overflow, way more than I answer. Mainly because for most questions ...
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Keep “Employee” on the profile of SE employees on meta [duplicate]

Currently, SE employees are given diamonds wherever they need them. I agree with Jeff on this to some degree, employees shouldn't be treated any different. But... on meta, employees are different. ...
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Profile picture cannot have transparent background

I never liked that SO/SE relied on the external gravatar service, so I was glad to read that it doesn't any more. However, it turns out that one cannot use as profile picture a PNG file with ...
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Off-site avatar images are a privacy risk

The user avatars that are displayed on every post are not all hosted on SE's imgur account, but on sources outside the control of Stack Exchange. The most prominent ones are Gravatar, Facebook and ...
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Animated Gif Profile pic on StackOverflow doesn't animate

I don’t know if this is a bug or is this how the images work, hosted on imgur. It basically adds a query string. I added a profile pic as gif but it doesn’t work as how gif images work. If I goto the ...
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Why is my gravatar on Meta Stack Overflow different from my gravatar on Stack Overflow?

Why is my gravatar on Meta Stack Overflow different than my gravatar on Stack Overflow? My profiles are: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/users/10026/ykaganovich https://stackoverflow.com/users/10026/...
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Add a “default image” option to the new avatar selection

The new non-gravatar avatar option has been rolled out across the network. Now users can set their avatar image to any image they want to upload. This minutely complicates matters for handling ...
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How do I change my profile picture on main user, Area 51?

How do I change my profile picture on my main user on Area 51? I successfully changed it on my discuss user (hovered over my profile picture, clicked link "change picture"), but the "change user" link ...
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Let us choose a picture we already added in the past

We recently got the ability to upload our own pictures for our avatars, instead of relaying solely on Gravatar. This is all good of course, but it would be even better if we could also switch back to ...
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'change picture' hover overlay on avatar in profile page has animation queued

The 'change picture' overlay found when hovering over the avatar on ones profile page has its animation set to be queued, as far as I can tell. Waving the cursor across the avatar will queue x amount ...
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No avatar on Area 51

So I was playing around on Area 51 hoping for further news on the private beta for ebooks, and noticed that my avatar (a hand) was missing. Also the Area 51 has the old toolbar. So I looked at the ...
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Registering on a new site uses Identicon instead of Gravatar

This is now the second time I've encountered this. I have only ever used a gravatar (and predate the identicon option), but when I register on a site in the network I haven't logged in on before, my ...

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