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Questions tagged [gravatar]

For questions about how Gravatars are fetched and displayed on the Stack Exchange network. This is not for general Gravatar support inquiries.

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Some of the gravatars in the Newsletter don't belong to the user

Thanks for the weekly Meta Newsletter. There seems to be something off with the gravatars of some users: Shog9's avatar is If I disassemble the link in the newsletter I find this gravatar ...
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Gravatar icon on Company site is wrong [closed]

I'm linked to my company at Stackoverflow's jobs/company site: https://stackoverflow.com/jobs/companies/chg-meridian But my gravatar shown in the "Who you'll work with" section is wrong (any ...
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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 ...
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Any further discussion on not using “guest” email address gravatars?

This question (Anonymous questions and Avatars) was asked two years ago. Today I experienced what the OP did - posted as "guest" on a SE, used my real email address which SE assured me would never be ...
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My gravatar changed

A day or 2 ago, my gravatar changed from a simpler orange symbol that I've had for like 4 years now to a slightly more complex blueish one. Does anyone know why this would have happened or how to ...
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Updating Stack Exchange avatar? [duplicate]

I cannot for the life of me figure out where in the account settings you update your account avatar... Any suggestions? I don't think I used Gravatar as I could not find an account based on my emails....
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The avatar on my posts is hiding from me! [duplicate]

So I just noticed that the avatar on all my posts looks like this: ... but only for myself. Other people still see my actual avatar. I also see the correct avatar in chat. How can I entice my avatar ...
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Some users' chat icons are sometimes displaying as default gravatar depending on size

In Ask Ubuntu chat, there are some users (e.g. cl-netbox and Thomas Ward) of which the user icon is recently displaying wrongly most of the time: cl-netbox' icon on all sites id a blue square with ...
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Mixed Content: The page at 'https://stackexchange.com/' was loaded over HTTPS, but requested an insecure image 'http://www.gravatar.com/ [duplicate]

Mixed Content: The page at 'https://stackexchange.com/' was loaded over HTTPS, but requested an insecure image 'http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/...'. This content should also be served over HTTPS....
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Profile picture not always loading from gravatar [duplicate]

I've setup my profile picture to be loaded from Gravatar. But in some places it is showing my identicon, while in other places, it is actually showing the correct Gravatar image. From what I've found,...
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Why are my questions and answers showing identicons instead of my profile pic? [duplicate]

I have set a profile picture: Yet my answers/questions show an identicon. Hovering over the identicon shows my profile picture again Why's this happening? Same behaviour is consistent across the ...
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Why is SE suddenly using “identicon” instead of “gravatar”?

For a few days now, I have wondered why my small avatar changed to some "colored blob". I've tried with different browsers, all the same. Found some related questions here at Meta: My gravatar icon ...
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User's gravatar's don't load the first time I open their profile

When I open a user's profile, I see this: Opening it again or clicking refresh fixes this, and shows their gravatar. This happens in Google Chrome and Firefox on Ubuntu.
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gravatar.com takes most of the bandwidth while loading Stack Exchange

Why is gravatar.com taking most of the bandwidth while I load Stack Exchange? Is there a way to get rid of that, so I can load only Stack Exchange and not gravatar.com?
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Gravatar broke or something [duplicate]

My beautiful enzyme avatar is hosted on Gravatar, and it doesn't load on one of SO's chats, and generally SE pages I have open. Can someone take a look? I have Chrome version Version 53.0.2785.143 m ...
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Gravatar profile image not showing sometimes

It seems that with some profiles the Gravatar image is broken. I am not sure if this is an issue with SE or Gravatar, or both, so posting here. As an example, this user profile shows an error on the ...
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Gravatar change? [duplicate]

My gravatar has been since I joined in 2009 and has now changed (where not cached) to Why? I have not changed anything and it changed whilst I was just browsing the other questions are not ...
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Today my global User Icon changed. Why? [duplicate]

My user icon, which I have used since my start with this site, changed. I know I do not use a personalized one, but I have gotten a sentimental attachment to it. Has the rendering been changed for a ...
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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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Image error when changing profile data

At the sign up process I only selected a gravatar for my profile picture and skipped the rest of the info inputs. After finishing signup I wanted to edit the rest of the profile information, but when ...
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If I change my avatar (or profile/user image) can I return to the old one?

If I've decided to update my SE avatar (in any of the various ways well described in the answer to this question), am I able to return to either the original stock image or previous avatar images I ...
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Loading larger size gravatars for chat

Currently, chat loads s=16 and s=32 gravatars for chat messages, which look blurry and bad. For directly uploaded avatars (the stack.imgur-hosted ones), chat uses s=128, which the browser then ...
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There was a problem updating your profile: Invalid image type

I can't update/save my profile because of this error message: "Oops! There was a problem updating your profile: Invalid image type". I receive this error message although my profile picture is ...
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Gravatar links on “Filtered Questions” page are not HTTPS

Gravatar links on the "Top Network Askers" sidebar of the Filtered Questions page are not HTTPS links. Gravatar links elsewhere on the site seem to use HTTPS links.
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SO Careers should not be Gravatar-only [duplicate]

As for me - Gravatar does not work at all. I can't change my last gravatar to a new one, I always get 'Whoops! Something went wrong!'. I even can't file a bug, I can either read FAQ or 'ask community ...
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How to report inappropriate avatars now that Gravatar provides no method of doing so?

Used to be, the thing to do was to report sketchy avatars through Gravatar. They no longer appear to have anything resembling a way to do that — there's no obvious way to get from an avatar ...
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Allow to specify a different email address for Gravatar

The profile editor of Careers offers the option to use the Gravatar service to display an image (presumably a photo of the candidate). This is great, but IMHO has an important limitation: the email ...
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What's up with the gravatars?

There appears to be network-wide problem with the gravatars. For some users, the generated gravatar is replaced by the Gravatar logo (a tilted capital G). It seems to occur both in the question list ...
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profile picture different on one community

I have the opposite problem of this post: careers.stackoverflow.com profile picture other than the gravatar one for some reason, my askubuntu.com profile picture is my facebook picture, and not my ...
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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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Can the Gravatar images be sized to support HDPi displays?

When requesting a Gravatar image that's 32x32 and displaying it inside an <img> tag whose width and height are also set to 32x32, you end up with a blurry image being displayed to users with ...
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Remove Gravatar requirement from Area 51, Please?

I'm not asking that you merge the avatars on Area 51 with the rest of the Avatar system... I understand that there's not any interest in "improving" Area 51, so if this gets declined - I'll just keep ...
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When is a gravatar shown for a user with a profile pic?

Gilles is a fairly well-known user, so imagine my surprise when I see a gravatar icon for his profile pic (or whatever it's called) instead of the customary mushrooms (?!). Yet when I hovered over the ...
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Gravatar HiDPI in Chat

I have been noticing this bug. While the recent update renders all profile pics Retina-ready (HiDPI), the Gravatar-based profiles are still blurry on a Retina Display. Here is a screenshot: Also, if ...
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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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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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No Gravatar option when editing profile picture, only on Programmers SE [duplicate]

First of all, my profile picture on Programmers SE has changed by itself. If I recall correctly, the moment I clicked on the edit link, or when I made a change in one of the fields (not sure), the ...
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Gravatar not consistent between sites

For some reason, my gravatar identicon is not consistent between sites. On most Stackexchange sites, my avatar is what is seen below. For clarity, this image. But on the Politics beta, it has ...
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When tagging users, add an option to choose the user to ping

Kind of hard to identify a user if there are two completely separate users with different names. According to this user Gilles (moderator on French Language, CompSci and this user Gilles (on Puzzling....
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Showing incorrect Gravatar image

I recently realized that everywhere on stackexchange my Gravtar user image isn't showed, nowhere except Area 51. I'm aware this question exists: Why isn't my Gravatar image updating? But I haven'...
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no gravatars at all [duplicate]

do you see this picture ? It's my gravatar. I don't see it and all other members' gravatars too this is how any page on stackexchange looks like Screenshot made on: Windows 8, latest Chrome (also ...
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Gravatars are low-resolution

I just noticed that the avatars under posts are pixelated and blurry. Scaling down to double-resolution "retina" size would look much nicer. I have a feeling that this is a regression but don't have ...
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Do people tend to be more hostile toward users with default gravatars? [duplicate]

When I signed up, I encountered some hostility, but it seems to have gone down since I added a personalized image. Do people on here tend to be more hostile toward users who have a default gravatar?
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My avatar automatically changed

A very mysterious thing happened today: my avatar changed to an upload image that I have never seen before. I did not upload this icon, I didn't change my avatar. What is happening? I found this ...
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Why do we have to use Gravatar for Careers 2.0? [duplicate]

Stack Exchange has moved away from using Gravatar.com for your profile picture, so can we do the same with Careers 2.0? It is a real pain to have to update your picture on Careers. Gravatar don't ...
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Different gravatars for same person

(solved, an edit updated the gravatar) This is the first time I see a user which has on the personal page a blue gravatar, but otherwise has another color (whose name escapes me for the moment). I ...
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Why don't some sample candidate profiles have a default gravatar in them?

I was playing around in Careers and found the employers search page for candidates. Clicking around on sample profiles, I noticed most have the default gravatar picture, but some don't have that ...
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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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Some chat users have gravatars with no hash in the URL

http://chat.stackoverflow.com/users/2925837/hasan-alaca http://chat.stackoverflow.com/users/2758236/lugia101101 Both have this gravatar URL: https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/?s=128&d=identicon&...
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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 ...