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Profile picture missing on Super User

Just noticed this around 10:40pm (EST), but it seems like the small profile pic that shows the menu bar as well as question and answer context seems to be broken. Seems fine on *.stackexchange.com ...
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Attempting to ask a question on Area 51 Meta changes my profile picture

Every time I click the "Ask Question" button on Area 51 Meta, it changes any profile picture I have to a default gravatar. Further clicks of the "Ask Question" button just generate ...
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Why are the profileimageurl in the data dump of almost all Stack Exchange websites blank?

I wonder why the profileimageurl in the data dump of almost all Stack Exchange websites are blank.
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We're regenerating all Gravatar identicons

We've recently discovered a vulnerability in our identicon generation process. To remedy it, we have changed how we approach generating them and regenerated all identicons. We do not have any ...
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Why is there "[username name]s' user avatar" on this user's avatar?

I saw: Console: https://i.stack.imgur.com/eIuIh.png Why is there "[username name]s' user avatar" on this user's avatar? I thought there would be either an avatar or the default avatar.
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Imgur feature allows animated avatars

Established Stack Exchange policy and the existing community consensus is that animated avatars are not permitted, as discussed in: Are animated GIFs allowed as avatars? Can I have an animated ...
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Alt text overflowing the icons in top bar when avatar (profile picture) is broken

Consider: In Firefox (with ad blockers enabled) the toolbar is rendered like this.
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User avatar overlap

When reviewing some questions, I saw this: Is this a bug? The user avatar characters aren't even fully visible either. Related: Alt text overlap for Top Network Askers with broken avatar
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Why do so many users have no hash value for their identicon, resulting in the default identicon being used for each of them?

Note: When identicons were regenerated network-wide, all the "default" identicons were replaced — seemingly at random (e.g., a user on, say, 3 sites with 4 different identicons — including ...
Laurel's user avatar
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The new forced-frame-with-white-background causes issues to user avatars that contain transparency

It appears that the new design that has been rolled out recently forces a frame with a white background when displaying the user avatar at the top of the page. I'm kind of forced to use gravatar to ...
Vaillancourt's user avatar
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Should support of any invasion be considered intimidation and harassment?

A recent post has indicated that the use of "Z" imagery related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine falls under the "intimidation and harassment" policy and is banned on the network,...
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Is there any official guidance on the usage of imagery containing the Russian military marking Z?

Has SE staff issued any official guidance in regards to the usage of images with the Z on profile pictures and about me sections of profiles?
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I get some random profile pictures in the top right corner

I have recently noticed (the past few weeks) that on Stack Exchange I get a random profile picture on the top right. This photo changes from time to time and it is always the upper quarter of a some ...
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User icons on homepage are distracting [duplicate]

User profile icons are among the most colorful and varied elements on the homepage. They draw attention to themselves but don't add value or readability. Displaying icons there encourages users to ...
ultraGentle's user avatar
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What does 'Note: you can use the full site to upload a new picture' mean?

I wanted to change my profile photo, but unfortunately when I click on change picture, that's what I get: It says: Note: you can use the full site to upload a new picture And I can't seem to be ...
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Enormous highlighting for Cancel button on profile picture change popup

Highlighting of "Cancel" button while editing profile's image looks bigger than needed (screenshot was taken after the mouse down for better visibility):
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Obscurus messing with sprites to hide hats behind Emperor [closed]

We all know the story of the Emperor's new cloths. Now, is the view the same from here as from there? Last year we could resize and place the hats on any part of our avatar, this year, they're tucked ...
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User Popover avatar img element in chat has no alt text for users

I was trying to figure out what hat smokie was wearing, and I noticed one of the instances of the chat avatar is missing any alt text. I've snipped out the svg source for the hats, so you'll have to ...
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Big grey area in my profile image on the top banner [duplicate]

No explanation needed (I hope): If you need explanation: Why is it grey? Here is the direct link: https://i.stack.imgur.com/JGCOn.jpg?s=32&g=1
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Area 51 avatars not displaying

For some reason, the Area 51 gravatars are just displaying as an error. Example A: Here we can see that for every single user the avatars are incorrect. Example B: My profile on Area 51 vs my profile ...
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How do I get my Gravatar image?

With the news that the Stack Exchange network may lose access to your avatar image from Gravatar if your email address changes. Is there a simple way to copy the image from Gravatar?
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Profile picture rendering bug [duplicate]

If a user does not upload a profile image (or perhaps something else is causing it), you get this:
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Really long profile picture disappears from the user profile page

I noticed that the new profile design keeps the access ratio of most images, so I got curious, made a 40000 x 1 pixels PNG and set it up as a profile picture to see what would happen. This happened.
Tamás Sengel's user avatar
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Why is my (default) profile picture a different colour on site metas? [duplicate]

On the meta-sites of stacks (the scifi.meta.stackexchange to the actual scifi.stackexchange) my profile picture (which is the one I got by default) has different colours to the one on the regular site....
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Inconsistent Identicon between main and meta sites

I was just browsing CGCC, and I went over to the meta, and noticed something strange: That's not the indenticon I've come to recognize. Somehow, my identicon changed sometime in the last day or two, ...
Aaron Miller's user avatar
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Profile Picture not consistent across network [duplicate]

I was a bit shocked to find out my profile picture got somehow disappeared(?) in the other network. I checked on Stack Overflow, Meta Stack Overflow, Meta Stack Exchange and seems like only in Stack ...
Praveen Kumar Purushothaman's user avatar
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Profile picture suddenly changed on various Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

My profile picture suddenly changed across multiple Stack Exchange sites. My original (and desired) profile picture, , still shows up on Stack Overflow [link], my network profile [link], and some ...
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Profile picture changed automatically by itself [duplicate]

Suddenly, I found that my profile picture on all stackexchange websites changed to a random one I never used before. I have always had this Gravatar one for ages.
Amr Elgarhy's user avatar
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Why has Community's profile picture changed?

Why has the Community bot's profile pic changed from the beloved MSE logo to this: A common Identicon? Accident, or conspiracy?
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"Top Network Askers" bar shows animated user picture

The grand return of Animated profile picture on stackexchange.com homepage Apparently, user Snow became a Top Network Asker, getting their avatar to show on main SE page. They also happened to have ...
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Make navigating to the full site easier on mobile profile page

I recently tried to change my profile picture on my phone, but encountered a problem, which was that I could not add a new picture. All it said was to go to the "full site", which I had no ...
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HNQ gravatar display bug [duplicate]

I was browsing the HNQs (Hot network questions) when I saw that some of the gravatars had different usernames, but the same gravatar. When investigating further, I found that in fact, they all belong ...
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Is there a way to reset a profile picture to a previous one? [duplicate]

If I change a profile picture, is there a way I can later change it to a past image, or will I need to find the source of the first image and re-upload it manually?
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Why does my profile picture look stretched after uploading? [duplicate]

Browser: Google Chrome Version 87.0.4280.141 (Official Build) (64-bit) It seems like my profile picture looks stretched everywhere on every Stack Exchange website. The only place it's not stretched is ...
Taimoor Ahmad's user avatar
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Position of my hat appears to change after I wear the hat

The position of my hat appears to change after I wear the hat. From picture 1 and 2, the sword is clearly aligned with the letter N. However, after wearing the hat, the position of the sword is ...
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Wrong profile photo when creating account

So when I created my account, it showed me an option to pick my username, profile photo (Google or generated), topics I'm interested, job opportunities, etc. I chose to use the generated profile photo,...
Block of Diamond's user avatar
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Gravatars not loaded for certain sources

There are some user gravatars that aren't loading properly. Searching through the list of New Users (just because it was easiest finding missing gravatars within that list) there seems to be a number ...
Werner's user avatar
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Invalid size parameters break avatars served by Google

Looking at the new users tab there are several users that get served a blank profile picture. Upon inspection the profile pictures link to a Error 400 page from Google. When the URL is slightly ...
Luuklag's user avatar
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Default profile picture from Facebook is being displayed, instead of Facebook picture if a user joined before Stack using Facebook API v2+

Facebook changed how their API serves profile pictures that are requested with a non-application scope UID. Now because before Graph API 2 all applications shared the original UID, if users like me ...
Pooya Estakhri's user avatar
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Default profile picture from Facebook is being displayed, instead of my actual Facebook picture [duplicate]

I noticed my profile picture on the SE sites is displayed as the default Facebook avatar, even though I do have a profile picture on Facebook which used to be displayed on Stack Exchange until ...
Ionică Bizău's user avatar
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Sites saying I can't edit account because I must log in

So I wanted to edit my account like avatar icon and stuff, and when I did in Mathematics, It said "Sorry, but this E-Mail is already registered. If it is yours, please log in above. If you ...
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Why is my previously uploaded profile picture still saved?

I used to have an uploaded photo as my profile picture (many months ago now). When I went into edit profile and hit Change picture, I noticed my previously uploaded photo was still saved. I figure if ...
cela's user avatar
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Creating a new account in the network does not copy my existing Gravatar

I am learning LaTeX for fun and so I created a Stack Exchange account in TeX.SE to upvote all the useful questions and answers over there. I notice my new account does not copy my Gravatar no matter ...
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I no longer have a profile photo outside of Stack Overflow [duplicate]

On Stack Overflow I have a profile photo, but on all other Stack Exchange sites, my photo has been replaced with an automatically generated avatar. I tried going to https://stackoverflow.com/users/...
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Use user card instead of flair on elections

I'd like to see the user card, as displayed on the post, instead of the flair, when choosing candidates in the election. One problem is that if a candidate moderator changes their name and/or profile ...
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Transparent profile-picture

I have changed my profile picture many days ago. This is what happened (I'm accessing Stack Exchange through Chrome on Windows): My profile picture on the top of the screen is changed. My profile ...
mime's user avatar
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How do I add a profile picture on SE using a mobile phone?

I have tried a lot to change my profile picture on this site by using my mobile phone, but couldn't find any options. My laptop is being repaired, so I can't use it. How can I change my profile ...
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Profile picture on Stack Exchange [duplicate]

It's been a month or so that I have started using Stack Exchange. Almost everytime I have noticed that my profile pic is different than it was before. The geometry as well as the color. Can anyone ...
user1170874's user avatar
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Network Linked Profiles reverting to Identicons

Yesterday when i went onto Movies and TV i noticed that rather than my Gravatar avatar appearing i had an Identicon. this is also the case on Arqade, Scifi and Stack Overflow so i assume on all other ...
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Profile picture using Identicon on most sites [duplicate]

I currently have my profile picture set to either my Gravatar or my uploaded picture (which are identical), on my network profile (https://stackexchange.com/users/7121054/solomon-ucko) and the ...
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