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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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

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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Attempt to update profile picture triggers “email address already registered error” [duplicate]

When I try to update my StackExchange profile image I get the following error: Oops! There was a problem updating your profile: This email address is already registered. If it belongs to you, log ...
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Stack Exchange user profile is not changed as per Stack Overflow user profile

I changed my Stack Exchange user profile and chose option copy from Stack Overflow, but it has not changed my profile. I discussed it on tavern-on-the-meta and two users also confirmed that. ...
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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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My gravatar stopped working on most of stack exchange [duplicate]

Upon visiting Meta Stack Exchange today, I noticed that my gravatar had been replaced with the default geometric art image. Upon further research, it appears that it is still there on Stack ...
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'Save and Copy to all communities' resets profile picture if it's set to Gravatar

I recently updated my profile bio (from Arqade) and clicked 'Save and copy changes to all public communities'. This appears to have broken/reset my profile picture on all but Arqade. Note that I did ...
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Why do some users have a blank avatar? [duplicate]

I have noticed that some users are getting a bluish Gravatar which looks like the following: jee Clara Diaz Sanchez Riya Is this intentional or just a bug?
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Why is this user's profile picture served from a facebook server? (fbcdn.net) [duplicate]

While looking at a question, I noticed that the asker's profile photo didn't load. So, I opened the image in a new tab and noticed it was hosted at fbcdn.net. Turns out my browser had blocked the ...
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Avatar reverted back after uploading a new one

I uploaded an avatar to use with my account, but it was gone the next time I logged in and I was back to a default avatar. What happened to the one I uploaded? How do I reload it?
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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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Animated profile pictures on HNQ

It seems that animated user profile pictures will animate on the HNQ: Is this a bug?
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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 ...
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Off-site avatar images are a privacy risk

The user avatars that are displayed on every post are not all hosted on SE's imgur account, but on sources outside the control of Stack Exchange. The most prominent ones are Gravatar, Facebook and ...
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Changing the picture to Identicon/uploaded picture doesn’t change the picture during sign-up process

Changing the profile picture to Identicon or uploading a new picture doesn’t change the picture in corresponding block (on the right hand side of “change picture” button) during sign-up process:
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Why don't Stack Exchange websites show my profile picture that I have already uploaded?

When setting up my profile, I uploaded my profile picture. After that, I installed the app in my tablet, but when I signed in, I didn't find my profile picture. I tried again to upload another profile ...
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Profile image proportions are broken

On some user profiles, e.g. here image proportions are broken: Image on activity tab or on network profile page isn’t distorted: The issue is probably related to the old one: Avatar ...
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Are pictures of this or that past dictator appropriate as avatar pictures? [duplicate]

I just came across a user who used this picture of fascist dictator Mussolini for his avatar. Is that legit, or well, not?
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Bug causing profile picture to change when moving comments to chat

I have a profile picture set on site A, and a different profile picture on site B. Site A is my default parent site, so it's the one that should show in all chat windows. However the image seemingly ...
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Profile picture display problem [duplicate]

Bug User Saketh Malyala's profile picture isn't displayed. My Observations Profile picture's image location: https://graph.facebook.com/384396958435934/picture?type=large Opening this URL, one is ...
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Avatars won't load in Firefox if very restrictive content blocking is enabled

This is quite a trivial bug. On https://math.stackexchange.com/tour if content blocking is enabled, avatars won't load: Content blocking is set up to custom, trackers are blocked in all windows, ...
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Monster in Top Network Askers! [duplicate]

Just... take a look at this, please: Link to reproduce, see sidebar. (It's much worse there, my screen recording frame rate isn't great.) I think it's needless to say... but: it's irritating, ...
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Why do some user profile photos display a larger thumbnail and description and others don't? [duplicate]

Sometimes the profile picture thumbnail that appears below an answer is converted into a larger picture and description, sort of a tooltip, upon mouseover, while other pictures don't display that ...
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What can we do with broken avatars generated by Google?

Recently, some users that have their avatar generated by (or just imported from?) Google have a broken avatar, since Google no longer provides an image at the given URL, but a 404. See https://cs....
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Profile pictures on the profile page shouldn't be stretched [duplicate]

It looks like there's been a recent change in the profile picture system. However, that appears to have broken images which are not squares. This is what I see on my profile page. It's horizontally ...
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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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Animated avatars in user profile and newsletter

First, to make it clear Stack Exchange does not allow animated avatars, the Can I have an animated profile picture? feature request has been declined by SE staff back in 2016. However, as of today, ...
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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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Why are a few hats still on?

Despite the closing of the Winter Bash last week, there are still a few hats on the profile pictures of some users. Is it a bug?
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Reputation leagues - displaying profile picture for the non-entry exist periods

In the Stack Exchange Leagues page, if there is no entry for the period of month, quarter and year, some user's profile picture is displayed in the leagues page. For an example in the Stellar and ...
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Broken image (error code 400) for some Facebook avatars

I noticed a broken image on this profile. Closer inspection showing the avatar throw error with status code 400, for this url: https://graph.facebook.com/280988338943803/picture?type=large Probably ...
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Can I see a profile image behind the hat?

For example, I found this profile, where the person is covered with a hat all over his avatar. Can I somehow see the real image behind?
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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 nonfamous person be used as an 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 many avatars of ...
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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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