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I changed my Stack Overflow account email address. Suddenly, my username and photo changed too

I was recently laid off from my company. I changed my Stack Overflow account's email address from my work email to my personal email. Upon doing this, my username, which was "Umbrella_Programmer," ...
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If a user signs in with Facebook, their avatar comes from graph.facebook.com which may be blocked by privacy protection tools [duplicate]

It appears that some privacy protection tools (I use Privacy Badger in Chrome) block the domain on Stack Exchange sites. That means that the avatar doesn't load. It seems like this issue on the ...
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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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A Terms of Service update restricting companies that scrape your profile information without your permission

Update (April 19, 2016): This change is now live. You can view the updated Terms of Service here, or read about them below. tl;dr: We’re planning to make some changes to our Terms of Service to stop ...
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2answers
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Revealing avatars in anonymous accounts [duplicate]

When one creates a post anonymously on a StackExchange site that allows it and supplies their e-mail address, the site leaks the Gravatar associated with given e-mail. I believe this is a minor ...
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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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Unexpectedly changing identicon

I was interested if I can use a different flavor of gravatar instead of identicon. When you click on the change picture text on your profile picture it has the Identicon and Upload options. I clicked ...
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1answer
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Profile picture change after editing user profile fields

I always had the auto-generated Identicon picture as my profile picture. Yesterday I edited some fields in my user profile and my profile picture suddenly changed to another Identicon. I liked my ...
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Is this moderator's suggestion a breach of the Stack Exchange privacy policy?

Stack Exchange's privacy policy I was bumbling about on Stack Exchange site Physics' meta area and saw this thread started by a Physics moderator who went on to suggest (in the thread) using ...
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Why am I not seeing user avatars, but only a red-x no-image indicator?

For some time now I am not seeing user avatars in IE8, but only the red-x no-image indicator. This is actually occurring to me on all stack exchange sites. Is there some setting I am unaware of? ...
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Concern about Gravatar icon “following you around the internet”

Involvement with Stack Overflow is a key part of the core values and workflow for a project that I am managing. If posting questions, it is important for people to fill out their Stack Overflow ...
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Search user by email

I am facing a problem when I just know an email of a user and not their username in Stack Overflow. because it may be something else. There should be a feature to search users by email.
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How does SO calculate email hash?

I'm not sure how sensitive this piece of information is considered (don't throw stones), but I was wondering how SO calculates the email hash. We want to check if certain people for which we have the ...
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1answer
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Use the user ID instead of IP address for anonymous user Gravatars

As I discovered yesterday, if you don't configure an email address your Gravatar is based on your IP address. Specifically, SE calculates the MD5 hash of your IP address in dotted-decimal notation. ...
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Spam from T&C Vectors: Jeff, please protect our email addresses from Spambots

I do have an email address in my profile, however its a png (safe from 99% of spambots). The profile page promises never to publicly show my email adress too, but only use it for gravatar. The ...

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