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1 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 11 months ago |

Look to the left - there’s my Gravatar!

Yeah, I know, I’m an ugly f%^&!r. :-)

2 | Posted by: Gabriel Mihalache (Guest) | ~ 1 year, 11 months ago |

Does it work?

3 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 11 months ago |

It sure does! :-)

4 | Posted by: Gabriel Mihalache (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 11 months ago |

But what if I’m logged in?!

5 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 11 months ago |

I anticipated that! ;-)

6 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 11 months ago |

When you registered a user account Gabriel, you submitted an email address. Thus, if you post a comment when you’re logged-in, the system will query your account details and retrieve your email address from there.

7 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 11 months ago |

I had somehow managed to break the textarea for IE! This is now fixed.

Thanks to Mike Papageorge for pointing out the error.

8 | Posted by: Matthew Pennell (Guest) | ~ 1 year, 11 months ago |

You know guys, your gravatar doesn’t have to be a geeky-looking picture of yourself… ;)

9 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 11 months ago |

your gravatar doesn’t have to be a geeky-looking picture of yourself

grin

You’re absolutely right Matthew. In my case, I deliberately chose to use a photo rather than an icon as I want visitors to see my friendly (!?!?!) face.

10 | Posted by: Gabriel Mihalache (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 11 months ago |

Take that back! You’re just jealous that we’re gorgeous! (and I say this with a perfect record of heterosexuality)

11 | Posted by: Scott Johnson (Guest) | ~ 1 year, 11 months ago |

Those folks that are running the gravatar service sure must have a lot of bandwidth to waste. How can they survive without any revenue? Does anyone know what their business model is? Are they going to charge sites to use the gravatar functionality?

NOTE: This comment has been edited by its author! Additions are shown in italics, deletions with a strike-through.

12 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 11 months ago |

Tom Werner (Gravatar’s creator) has 1TB / month bandwidth dedicated to the project, so there shouldn’t be any problems in the immediate future Scott.

13 | Posted by: Scott Johnson (Guest) | ~ 1 year, 11 months ago |

I have been thinking about getting one of those TB/month servers. EV1servers seems to have some decent deals on them, especially if you are hosting mostly static content. It’s good to see people putting bandwidth like that to good use for the common good. :)

14 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 11 months ago |

Having trouble coming up with an Avatar?

Try: Stor Troopers Avatar Creator (via)

15 | Posted by: Scott Johnson (Guest) | ~ 1 year, 11 months ago |

I made a silly little avatar on the Stor Troopers site. Not bad, but it shows up a bit small once it’s shrunken down on blogs. I think it’s time to get out my camera. ;-)

16 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 11 months ago |

… or, you could just crop the avatar …

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