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Questions tagged [profile-picture]

For questions about the profile picture option, which allows users to upload a custom photo as their avatar. Not for questions about Gravatar.

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How can I delete the avatar auto-added to an anonymous question?

A few minutes ago, I asked an anonymous question while purposefully not logged into Stack Exchange (it was about a sensitive topic and I intended it to be anonymous). When asked for an email, I gave ...
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I can't add a profile photo

I want to add my photo to my profile page, but I can't see, Please: look at that screenshot After upload the image is complete, but it does not change the image. My image properties Kind: ...
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How to change my profile picture on my network profile?

I've tried changing my profile picture according to How do I change my profile picture, or avatar? , and it worked fine for all sites. However, on my network profile, I still see picture from my ...
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Avatars in answer boxes are downscaled incorrectly on Retina displays

I just changed my avatar on SE, and noticed that it's quite blurry in answer boxes: I opened the image in a new tab, and it looked a lot nicer. (It also looks like this on my non-Retina external ...
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Facebook-derived profile images are not displayed in Firefox when tracking protection is enabled [duplicate]

Thanks to KacosPro, we've identified the cause: Firefox's new Tracking Protection blocks these images: Some member's picture displays as a white square instead of real picture. For example there ...
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Bad formatting on Avatar when viewing profile [duplicate]

It looks like for whatever reason, this profile's avatar gets cutoff when browsing with Chrome Version 69.0.3497.100 on Windows 10: When using Microsoft Edge, the frame around the avatar looks ...
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Update profile picture via app

It’d be nice to update the profile picture via the app — and other profile information. Otherwise an amazing app, very impressed.
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Different profile pictures for Main and Meta sites?

As far as I know, our gravatar or avatar on the main site is carried to the meta site too. But yesterday, I found out that a user by the name user26375 on Hinduism Stack Exchange has different ...
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Why does my datascience.stackexchange automatically use someone else's profile? Is this a bug?

First of all, I want to make it clear that my internet connection is through a shared VPN. Many different people get access to internet using a same VPN server. This might be the reason for the ...
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Avatars aren't loading, with a status 301 (permanently moved) response [duplicate]

Some avatars (including my own) aren't loading anymore, and instead I get a transparent box. This occurs particularly after I refresh a page. In my developer tools network tab, every request for an i....
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What is this new avatar system with a single character and a uniform background colour?

Lately I have seen quite a few users with a profile picture consisting of a single character with uniform background colour. Usually it's the username's first character that's shown, but there seems ...
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May the photo of a non famous person be used as avatar?

The terms of use state: Under no circumstances will Subscriber use the Network or the Service to [...] (c) create a false identity or to impersonate another person Since there are so many Crofts,...
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Facebook avatars are broken

What happened to Stack Overflow profile pictures connected by Facebook? Did Facebook change their way of sharing public API / Data?
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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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Profiles on Top Network Askers panel are blurred [duplicate]

The profile pictures on the Top Network Askers (right side) have always looked awfully blurry. why is that? I'm not sure if it's a bug or intentionally done As Ilmari Karonen pointed out: They're ...
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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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Flag user avatar [duplicate]

This question is related to flagging a profile I presume, which is an open problem-but I was wondering- Is there a specific way to flag an offensive avatar image? Or do I need to somehow contact ...
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Pictures appear blank across Stack Exchange networks and dropdown [duplicate]

I navigate through Edit Profile & Settings > Change picture > Upload a new picture > Drag and drop my image or imgur URL > select Add picture. My image now appears on the top-right and under ...
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Resizing user icon on the server side in users page

Today I noticed that a user's page shows a lot of user icons scaled from the very biggest ones. E.g. rene's icon original size is 652'832 bytes, but actually it's scaled from 512 pixels × 512&...
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Why hasn't my profile picture updated on SE.com?

I changed my profile picture across SE on May 23rd. My profile picture on stackexchange.com still hasn't updated, though. I've used Update profile info several times, and it still hasn't changed. I ...
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Network Flair uses Stack Overflow profile photo on all sites

I recently changed my profile picture and saved it only to Stack Overflow. I included my flair in my profile page in all SE sites. When I checked my SO profile page, I saw that the flair is using my ...
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When changing profile picture, the current picture is loaded via HTTP

When changing profile picture, a request is made to /users/popup/change-picture/<user-id>, which returns HTML displayed in a popup. This HTML contains an <img> tag with an HTTP link, for ...
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I literally can't upload my profile picture [duplicate]

In the profile settings page, I clicked "change picture" on the picture tab, clicked "upload picture", and encountered this nonsense when trying to upload. In particular, when I clicked the "drag and ...
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Profile picture in iOS app

Recently I changed my profile picture for ruSO account only. I see the changes in iOS app: When I switch to another site, eg MetaSE, I see no changes in app left menu, but old picture in profile: ...
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Avatar proportions are broken on suggested edits tool page

On suggested edits tool page I found a user avatar whose proportions are broken: In this case original image (not square sized) is scaled to square. Avatar on the user profile page has correct ...
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My chat avatar/username got changed to my global SE network profile's instead of my chosen chat's main profile

I just logged in to my usual chat room and for some reason my avatar and username got changed to that of my other accounts. I only have a special avatar and username on one SE site and that is which I ...
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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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How to change my Area 51 pic? [duplicate]

I know how to edit the user and select "change picture" But, when I click on "change picture", I am redirected to gravatar! The duplicate answer is outdated, since other users on Area 51 have pics]1 ...
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Retrieving network profile avatar via API

The network profile avatar (e.g. the one displayed on the network profile page) seems to be its own thing, settable by copying it from a site of your choice. Is there a way, given a user's network ...
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How does Stack Exchange use Imgur for profile photos?

I can see that the link to my profile image is https://i.stack.imgur.com/M5UJS.jpg?s=48&g=1. I have not seen this to be a public feature of Imgurs API as you have to at least sign up on Imgur ...
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Let's see the Top Network Askers better

Noticed in my MSE featured questions filter that the avatars of the Top Network Askers are blurry. Quick check showed it's because SE is requesting the 16x16 thumbnail, while having 30x30 size of the ...
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Profile picture on the Stack Exchange profile is gray but not on Stack Overflow profile [duplicate]

Why is my profile picture rendered like this? But this is the picture I've uploaded: This issue will render for Chrome, Edge and Firefox on Window 10. Here you could find my profile
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User profile photo disappears from side menu on iOS app when there is no network

iOS app version 1.6.3 When the side menu is called, the icon of the user is constantly loaded, I would make a check before uploading the user's picture permanently, in the second, when the internet ...
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Why is my profile picture suddenly inconsistent between the navigation bar and elsewhere?

Sometime in the last hour or so, the profile picture shown in my navigation bar changed, and is no longer consistent with my profile picture elsewhere: I haven't changed my profile today (or anytime ...
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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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How to update profile photo on stackexchange.com (network profile)? [duplicate]

I have updated my profile photo in stackoverflow.com, but my profile photo (network profile) in stackexchange.com is not changed. I checked the stackexchange.com > network profile page to find any ...
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Community ♦ user's avatar has changed in question lists [duplicate]

I have noticed that Community ♦ user's avatar had changed yesterday on Gamedev.se. (Not that I mind, but the new avatar is harder to spot because it blends in with other new users' avatars.) Then I ...
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Profile name and icon are broken, but only on Coffee.SE [duplicate]

My profile name and icon are fine on a half-dozen sites in the SE network, but broken on Coffee.SE. There, the user name appears as a25bedc5-3d09-41b8-82fb-ea6c353d75ae. (True Names?) This bug is new....
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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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Is anything stopping the randomly generated user avatars from being swastikas?

The randomly generated user avatar are created through a rotational symmetry, which is very prone to creating swastikas. I have seen a few examples of avatars getting dangerously close to swastika ...
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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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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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ImageURLs not returned when querying the Users table in Data Explorer [duplicate]

When I run this query on Data Explorer for Stack Overflow: select Id, ProfileImageUrl from Users where Id= 13 the imageURL for the user with userID 13 is not returned even though the user has a ...
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Profile picture with bottom grey banner after a new upload [duplicate]

I have just found that after uploading a new profile picture which is not corrupt and does not have a grey banner at the bottom, that in some places it appears to: As you will see the grey banner is ...
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Is this avatar appropriate or offensive? [closed]

I've been using this avatar (may be NSFW) at a different forum for years without a problem until today when a moderator on that site sent me a message that he had received complaints about the avatar ...
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Is there any official encouragement toward actual profile self-photos?

It appears to me that roughly half of all profile images are either the auto-generated monochrome avatars, or similar non-person graphics, or at best, photos of something clearly not an adult human ...
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After modifying my profile picture it appears as a black square [duplicate]

I am trying to modify my profile picture. In my profile I can update it with a new picture: But after a save it shows only a black square: Is there anything I'm missing in the process? This appear ...
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Inconsistency in display of animated avatars

It has been discussed previously that animated avatars are disliked because they cause a distraction from the content. However, currently animated avatars are not treated consistently. On desktop, ...