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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 Gravatar a privacy risk?

I ran across the comment below at http://onemansblog.com/2007/02/02/protect-your-privacy-delete-internet-usage-tracks/#comment-58200 about Gravatar. I'm particularly curious of Meta Stack Overflow's ...
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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: ...
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Someone contacted me by email but my email is not public

Last week I got an email to my email address saying "I saw on Stack Overflow that you were interested in.." and the content of the question I asked. The email suggested I'll star a bug \ feature ...
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Why is my profile image different?

When I first signed up on a Stack Exchange site and got a profile image, it was this one (see my current user card I'm actually not sure what I look like any more): Later, I got Area 51 and SEDE ...
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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 ...
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Where did EmailHash go?

There are at least four ways to get to StackExchange data: OData (http://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/atom/), Data Explorer (http://data.stackexchange.com/), XML data dumps (https://archive....
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Keep a user's identicon profile picture consistent

I had an (extremely minor) identity crisis when I clicked on my username and saw a different identicon than I'd had previously. :) According to this answer, your identicon is based on a hash of your ...
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Anonymous questions and Avatars

Some Stack Exchange sites allow to ask an anonymous question by specifying a one-time user name and an email which is "required, but never shown". However the Gravatar attached to the email is shown ...
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Let people know they can use a safer Gravatar identicon on these sites

Since some time, new users and users who change their profile image, get a salt added to their email address when they want to use an automatically generated Gravatar identicon. Great! With the ...
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Profile Gravatar get change

Do not know whether someone else observe it or not but today I found my profile Gravatar changed. It is now different than earlier I have. Is it because today I have updated my profile information? ...
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Identicon changed for no apparent reason

As of today (I think), my identicon changed. Old: (ba52f5b46eeb6aafdccdaed371eab54e) New: (d2e123006e6dfab0f1cadd8dda699cfd) I've read Unexpectedly changing identicon, but that doesn't apply to ...
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What can/should be done (if anything) about spam addresses to my Stack Exchange address?

I have received two unsolicited advertisements to an address that has never been given to anyone except Stack Exchange (SE), and they are not from SE. The address hasn't even been used to log into SE ...
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What was the old identicon generation algorithm?

About a year ago, in August, I think, there were some changes made to a hashing algorithm(?) covering up some security hole, or what not, and my avatar was changed as a consequence, and I was ...