Gravatars: Avatars + Gravy

You may have noticed something different in the comments section of our site – little user icons are showing up next to each comment. Most folks are showing up as little grey heads, but a handful have user pictures, and YOU CAN TOO. It’s dead simple… just go to http://gravatar.com/ and sign up for an account with your email address.

Now whenever you leave a comment on a Gravatar-enable site and enter in the email address you configured on the Gravatar site, the user icon you selected will show up next to your comment. It’s one more way to make your comments stand out, and I think it’s a cool little feature.

You don’t have to register for an account on our site for this feature to work, and it’ll also work retroactively, so your user icon will appear next to any of the comments you’ve already made using the same email address.

Cheers,
Your Friendly Neighborhood Spiderman Webmaster

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55 thoughts on “Gravatars: Avatars + Gravy

  1. Misfit_zer0

    [quote comment=”4840″]Saweet
    thanks for the info![/quote]
    even though i forgot to add my avatar first x[

  2. JJ

    [quote comment=”4833″]It doesn’t work D:[/quote]

    Looks fine to me! There’ll probably be a lag on our site before your icon shows up because of the caching system we use.

  3. ClanFever

    [quote comment=”4842″][quote comment=”4833″]It doesn’t work D:[/quote]

    Looks fine to me! There’ll probably be a lag on our site before your icon shows up because of the caching system we use.[/quote]

    Actually it was meant to be a joke. 😛

  4. h0bzz

    Thanks so much, I was actually thinking about having avatars on the website JUST yesterday. Coincidence? Mindmapping? ATX BAYBAYYYYY

  5. Zetsuya

    [quote comment=”4860″]Thanks so much, I was actually thinking about having avatars on the website JUST yesterday. Coincidence? Mindmapping? ATX BAYBAYYYYY[/quote]

    Time to break out the tinfoil hats…>.>

  6. Specnaz

    leet world yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    1hour x D

  7. JJ

    Hey guys, you don’t have to post multiple times to test it out. If the email address on gravatar.com matches the one you used here, it’ll show up on your old comments, too.

  8. Metroid48

    Just a test here, but nice feature! It’ll really help out with commenting; no more strings of similar concepts!

  9. Astrojerk

    Funny story, i go to sign up for Gravatars and i put in my email address (never been to this site before) and it gives me a message that says “This email is already being used…WTF!?

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