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Questions tagged [identicon]

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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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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 does my identicon in the ranking differ from my profile's identicon? [duplicate]

I just realized that my identicon in the ranking page has a different color and pattern compared to that in my profile page: Looking at other users profiles didn't show any differences between their ...
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Identicons changed on profiles (but not posts) [duplicate]

It seems that users who have auto-generated identicons as profile images are showing different images on their profile vs on posts. The images shown on posts and in chat are the regular images that ...
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Identicon problem

Is it possible to get back my real identicon? My real one has been exchanged because I posted a message with a double account (I deleted it) here. I know this is not important, but identicons exist ...
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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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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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Why is my avatar picture on askubuntu replaced by a “pattern” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why isn’t my Gravatar image updating? The chat displays my picture but in my posts/answers on askubuntu and meta.askubuntu the "pattern" is diplayed. Here is a link to my ...
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What is the arithmetic of generating face picture? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is the default user avatar generated? I found a interesting thing. That is, our original face picture is generated by an arithmetic which respects to email address. The ...
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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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How are the default avatars generated on StackOverflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is the default user avatar generated? https://stackoverflow.com/users?tab=newest - how are the default avatars generated ? Which algo is used ?
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Identicon generation algorithm [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is the default user avatar generated? Stack overflow uses a default generated image called Identicons for users. They look like this: A basic overview of the system is ...
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How does an identicon identify a user?

This page says that Identicons are generated on the basis of hash of the user's IP address. But, what happens if I change my IP address (for example - log in fro a different machine)?
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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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Regenerate the automatic avatar

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