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 do I change my profile picture, or avatar?

Where does the image come from? How do I change my profile picture, or avatar? How do I change my profile picture on all SE sites at once? How can I use different avatars on different SE sites? How do ...
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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: Is ...
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Why is there a peeking duck in my profile pic?

In my SO profile, you may see something odd: a peeking duck. I've just recently uploaded this new profile picture of mine. I checked it after the upload and everything's fine. After a few hours, I ...
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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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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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Profile picture cannot have transparent background

I never liked that SO/SE relied on the external gravatar service, so I was glad to read that it doesn't any more. However, it turns out that one cannot use as profile picture a PNG file with ...
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Do not load Facebook-based avatars directly from the Facebook CDN

Users who register for their account via Facebook get their Facebook profile photo as their default avatar. However, the avatar is not copied to SE servers or Imgur, and thus the original URL is kept. ...
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As a moderator, how do I handle a potentially inappropriate profile picture?

There are already at least a couple of questions (1, 2) about how to handle potentially inappropriate profile pictures, but the answer given in both cases (and other duplicates of those) essentially ...
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Extend profile hiding in chat for suspended users

When a user is suspended, their account is reduced to 1 rep and all of his privileges are stripped. However, they can still join chat rooms. This leads to various forms of possible abuse (all of ...
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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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Non-gravatar profile pictures in Careers

Now that we've got non-gravatar profile pictures, we should have the same functionality in careers. It still only allows gravatar pictures. There's an old pre-native picture question asking basically ...
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Profile avatar lost on several sites after profile edit (Gravatar replaced with Identicon)

I have had the same network-wide profile avatar for many years; it's a custom image which I installed nework-wide soon after I registered for Stack Overflow back in 2011. I still see that image e.g. ...
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How do I change my profile picture on main user, Area 51?

How do I change my profile picture on my main user on Area 51? I successfully changed it on my discuss user (hovered over my profile picture, clicked link "change picture"), but the "change user" link ...
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Why was my username changed without notice and can I change it again?

Yesterday, I changed my username and avatar picture to reflect something I find cool and interesting, combat ready rotary-winged aircraft (who didn't love the show Airwolf!). For clarity the username ...
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Offensive profiles - where to draw the line?

I stumbled upon a profile where the profile picture is, from my point of view, islamophobic. After browsing the Terms of Service and searching meta for the search term "offensive" I'm still not quite ...
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Custom avatars are fetched using http instead of https [duplicate]

Stack Overflow seems to work through HTTPS connection, but the custom avatars (uploaded files, not those from gravatar) are even then fetched from http://i.stack.imgur.com/ using standard http ...
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User image is too heavy

Just noticed on this user profile: Yes, all we know that internet is fast nowadays, but ... 1.5Mb for (scaled) 164x164 px image is too much.
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Synchronize/change Area51 profile image [duplicate]

I just visited my Area51 account and noticed that my profile picture is not the same as on all other sites. According to this recent post the image will be synchronized when synchronizing the ...
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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, ...
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New top bar should render avatar with a transparent background

With the new top bar, my profile picture displays very ugly:    It has a transparent background, which is transformed into white. This used to be somewhat okay, but now the picture is used in two ...
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No avatar on Area 51

So I was playing around on Area 51 hoping for further news on the private beta for ebooks, and noticed that my avatar (a hand) was missing. Also the Area 51 has the old toolbar. So I looked at the ...
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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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Facebook imported picture is breaking the network profile design

This user strikes again. This time it's: Link to the original profile picture: http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc6/273260_1427736689_310442525_n.jpg I noticed it can be fixed by ...
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Animated Gif Profile pic on StackOverflow doesn't animate

I don’t know if this is a bug or is this how the images work, hosted on imgur. It basically adds a query string. I added a profile pic as gif but it doesn’t work as how gif images work. If I goto the ...
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Add a “default image” option to the new avatar selection

The new non-gravatar avatar option has been rolled out across the network. Now users can set their avatar image to any image they want to upload. This minutely complicates matters for handling ...
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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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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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Missing ProfileImageUrl for many profiles in StackOverflow data dump

I noticed that in the StackOverflow data dump many profiles miss the ProfileImageUrl column. What is the reason for this, because I could still get this data by scraping all profiles that I am ...
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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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Profile Images with copyright

What happens if a user uses a copyright image as a profile image on SO or any other site? Is it ok to use such images because according to law it is illegal to use anything which has a copyright? My ...
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Moderating user avatar

Yeah... um, this needs to go. I can't find any way to edit the avatar, but I'm not sure that deleting the user is necessarily the next step. Any ideas? Link isn't very illustrative any longer - ...
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Some of the users' profile picture are not appearing fully [duplicate]

Recently, I saw many, but today I found two They are Ayesha Hassan judith nisha Shimon Rachlenko This one is on meta. I tried their profile urls in chrome, firefox and safari(I don't have IE), ...
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Let us choose a picture we already added in the past

We recently got the ability to upload our own pictures for our avatars, instead of relaying solely on Gravatar. This is all good of course, but it would be even better if we could also switch back to ...
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Reporting an inappropriate or offensive user name [duplicate]

On Stack Overflow we can raise a flag on an inappropriate comment or post. What if an user has an inappropriate user picture or name? "Inappropriate" being derogatory, rude, racially demeaning, ...
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Is it OK to have avatars that trigger phobias?

Having an avatar with a swastika is an obvious red card, as is exposing sexual or violent content. In some cases, even political messages and cultural references might be inappropriate. How does that ...
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Can I have an animated profile picture? [duplicate]

It seems to be forbidden (based on a meta question) but I don't see that in the Help. If it is, why? Can this feature be added?
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Is Swastika really treated as offensive even when it's used for religious purpose in Profile pictures or chat?

I have heard many controversies regarding the use of a swastika in Stack Exchange network. But all the cases I noticed were clearly using a Nazi swastika. To make it clear swastika are of different ...
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Animated profile picture on mobile site

As I was looking at this answer on SO mobile site on my iPhone, an animated profile picture caught my attention. Animated gifs are not allowed on profile pictures, but this one managed to show up on ...
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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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Small avatars for ignored chat users break chat's “people in room” display

In chat, the avatars of active and inactive users in each room are displayed in rows at the top right of the window. When users are ignored, their avatars get shrunk to 1/4 size, providing an easy ...
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Hats stay small and in the same place when profile picture expands with message in chat

I have recently noticed that in chat when I type enough and the profile picture expands with my message, the hat stays the same size and it stays in the same place (I have the Winter Bash app):
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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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Why does my profile photo thumbnail fail to fully load?

The issue is a bit silly, but still, would be nice to have it fixed. My profile photo seems to load perfectly fine on my profile page and in the top dashboard. Yet, when I am looking at my posts (...
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Imgur is misbehaving!

As of right now, I don't seem to be able to load my profile picture. Nor a bunch of others. Nor even some images in posts. My profile looks like this when I load it: And here is the MSE users ...
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My picture is missing on my profile page

The profile picture is missing on my profile page. The relevant part looks like Since this profile picture appears almost everywhere when I am referenced, quite a few other pages looks buggy. For ...
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Avatar not visible in thumbs?

For the past few days, I cannot see my avatar in any place where they use thumbs. I can see it on my profile page. But in the small info window on the top or in any of the questions or answers I ...
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Where's My Profile Picture?

I can't see my profile picture anymore! This happens in every site that I joined (other than Meta.SE and Area 51 (where I have an default avatar)). Look here as my picture is replaced by a white ...
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One profile image to rule them all

Why my stack exchange profile picture is not replicated to all my stack exchange logins? It appears only in stackoverflow profile. I registered and login with my google account. I don't use ...
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Official position on use of images on avatars

For three months until today I have used the photo of my Beloved as an avatar. I am the author of this photo, I as the photographer, I have copyright of the photo. But today I was blocked on the ...
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Imgur is over capacity - some user avatars fail to load

I see a lot of 'white' avatars in the question lists, e.g. here and here. Some user avatars aren't loaded, e.g. https://i.stack.imgur.com/O7K2b.jpg and https://i.stack.imgur.com/gkMl8.png – they just ...