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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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 The duplicate answer is outdated, since other users on Area 51 have pics]1 ...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, ...
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Animated profile picture on stackexchange.com homepage

There's a user on Programming Puzzles and Code Golf named Oliver Ni who has a little almost-white dot on an almost-black background as their profile image. Or so I thought, until glancing at the Stack ...
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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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Why was my profile icon removed?

I logged in today to find that my icon has been switched to one of the default patterns. Now I can just put it back, but the icon I have been using is a sprite from a video game so I wanted to make ...
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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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User flair doesn't show the full profile picture [duplicate]

I have the following issue for a long time now. Before I was thinking that this issue has something to do with a number of reputation points user has, but then the reputation started growing and the ...
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Moderator election ballot: Different default images for candidates [duplicate]

If a moderator candidate has not customized his/her profile picture, the image shown for that candidate on a user's ballot is different than the image shown in the candidate list and elsewhere on the ...
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Moving a discussion to chat reloads all chatrooms and changes profile picture

Short version Today I had some extensive discussions in comments and was offered to take the discussion to a chatroom¹. When I clicked the link, the following happened (in addition the expected ...
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Old gravatar still appearing in my network profile after saving changes for all sites

In this question, it was suggested that my default graphic was a security risk because it came from Gravatar, so I uploaded my high school photo (I was a lot better looking way back then). The photo ...
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Image error when changing profile data

At the sign up process I only selected a gravatar for my profile picture and skipped the rest of the info inputs. After finishing signup I wanted to edit the rest of the profile information, but when ...
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Show the avatar of related site of a chat-room instead of parent site of a user

Currently, in the chat-rooms the avatar is shown from the parent site that a user selected in the chat profile. So, throughout SE network in (any) chat-room (talking about main chat server i.e not MSE ...
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Tiny profile icons in comments

Why not have our profile pictures display next to our name in comments on the side: Lorem ipsum etc. etc. - haykam Or on the other side: Lorem ipsum etc. etc. - haykam
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Is it ok to use a QR code as an avatar?

I just noticed someone doing that on Youtube, and realized that this would be a great way to drive traffic to a personal / company / github page. Anywhere that your gravatar is shown, you are showing ...
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User avatars are not being served

Whatever it is that serves up user avatars has been randomly(?) failing for the past several days. I've checked this on several different browsers. If you go to the "Users" page of any SE site, you'll ...
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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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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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What is our stance on the use of copyrighted photos as profile pictures? [duplicate]

I asked this question on Aviation.Meta, but it has not gotten much attention so I am posting here a modified version of it. Scenario: A person joins a SE Community, and puts up or uploads a photo for,...
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Feeds are real, not fiction! (aka Feeds system account got wrong avatar)

Our beloved Feeds chat account suddenly got a new avatar: The source is: http://cdn.sstatic.net/Sites/scifi/img/icon-48.png?v=73abb3 and happens to be the icon for Science Fiction & Fantasy ...
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Add an anonymous avatar for a removed user in Mobile view and SE Android app

When a user was removed in web-view we can see an anonymous avatar picture in their posts, but in the mobile-view and android-app that avatar is missing. It is simply showing their userid and it looks ...
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Uploading an avatar (profile picture) from a different source [duplicate]

Is there a way I can upload a picture to your service instead of Imgur? Or possibly use a gravatar link or from a webpage like Google?
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Changing Profile Picture Doesn't Work

I want to change my profile picture. I did all the necessary steps and it changed my profile picture- however, when I reload the page the new profile picture goes back to my old profile picture. I ...
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If I change my avatar (or profile/user image) can I return to the old one?

If I've decided to update my SE avatar (in any of the various ways well described in the answer to this question), am I able to return to either the original stock image or previous avatar images I ...
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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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Can I change my display name programmatically?

I saw this user: dxiv and I thought that their name was their score in Roman Numerals, (or was at some time). Alas, they have way more than 514 points. But I wondered if there is a way to make my ...
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Some Users Profile Images not appearing [duplicate]

There are a lot of images not visible to me. My Own Profile Ian Alex Jolig abramlimpin The issue is actually very weird. The images are appearing on a machine but not on another. Both have ...
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Profile Picture Bug - Picture Dosen't Show Up on any Stack Exchange Menu Bar [duplicate]

I am having a similar issue to this with my profile picture not showing up on any of the stack exchange communities that I am a member of. I know this is not a huge concern but it is an issue that I ...