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How do I change my Stack Overflow profile picture? [duplicate]

I want to change my Stack Overflow picture, but when I click 'edit' in my profile page and then 'change picture', I'm taken to some stupid Gravatar web site... I really don't want the Gravatar!
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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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Changing profile picture [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we use non-gravatar avatars? Changing your profile picture is a hassle on Stack Overflow. It redirects to Gravatar. Can't it be implemented like on Facebook or Google+, ...
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Why am I forced to use Gravatar for my profile avatar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we use non-gravatar avatars? Why am I being forced to use Gravatar when I want to upload an avatar to my profile? Is it possible to just upload an avatar image directly ...
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Is it possible to set an avatar without using gravatar.com? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we use non-gravatar avatars? I am trying to figure out how to use my own avatar with stackoverflow.com, I can't seem to find it. What gives? That shouldn't be too hard to ...
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Allow uploading a profile picture manually, without going through Gravatar [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we use non-gravatar avatars? It would be great if we could upload a picture directly without going through Gravatar. I don't like the idea of a central place which ties ...
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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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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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What do you dislike with Stack Overflow? [closed]

Recently, there has been a poll about peoples' addiction to Stack Overflow, and justifiably so, there is a lot to like here. But what are the things you dislike?
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5answers
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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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Support disabling Gravatar on Stack Overflow

I like to use my Gravatar on other websites but not Stack Overflow. How can I turn it off? I'd still like to use the same email address.
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Regenerate the automatic avatar

How do I regenerate the little random geometric avatar it produced for me? Mine is a bit ugly.
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Force Gravatar Refresh

When a gravatar is changed, other users will only notice it if they clear their cache. Therefore, Gravatar changes can go unnoticed for a very long time because people don't usually clear their cache....
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Why should I register my account?

I can use many of the site's features while unregistered. I am looking for a simple explanation of what benefits a user can have from registering. For more information, see "Why should I create an ...

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