- …who's given me a gravatar piccy in my profile?
They have a Gravatar plugin for this site, if you assigned you email address for this site to Gravatar then you could select your image. If you didn't then it had the Gravatar logo, you now have a character logo it may be the plugin has been tweaked a little so different users get a different one.Posted 7 years ago
grvatar claims to be used on many sites, but this is the only one I have ever seen it on.
I've seen it on a fair few others , mainly techy sites and blogs etc
My main issue is that I don't want to have the same picture on a chatty mountain bike site that I also use on a professional techy site, but I do want to use the same email address. So I don't bother with it.
And no, I don't think that gravatar requires STW to share your email address with them. (No reason that it should anyway)Posted 7 years agosimonfbarnesMember
And no, I don't think that gravatar requires STW to share your email address with them. (No reason that it should anyway)
but you do to get your own gravatar, as the pic id is keyed to your email address: "The next part of the URL is the hexadecimal MD5 hash of the requested user's lowercased email address with all whitespace trimmed, for example the fictitious "iHaveAn@email.com" would have a hash of '3b3be63a4c2a439b013787725dfce802' "Posted 7 years ago
No, I still don't get it.
Why not just upload an avatar like any other forum ?
Advantage for STW: less load on the hamsters because everyone's pics are held on the gravatar servers.
(Theoretical) Advantage for you: upload one image and it will appear on every Gravatar-enabled website without having to faff about uploading it to each one separately.
but you do to get your own gravatar, as the pic id is keyed to your email address
Yes it is keyed to your email address, but as you point out they use an MD5 hash. In other words they generate a unique number from your email address and send that to Gravatar when requesting your pic.
They don't share your actual email address to gravatar, so there is no breach of data protection.Posted 7 years ago
Domain Name: BIKEMAGIC.COM
Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC.
Whois Server: whois.networksolutions.com
Referral URL: http://www.networksolutions.com
Name Server: NS1.PENDINGRENEWALDELETION.COM
Name Server: NS2.PENDINGRENEWALDELETION.COM
Updated Date: 23-mar-2010
Creation Date: 17-mar-1999
Expiration Date: 17-mar-2011
too late I fear – this lot will want £1000's to release it back to them I think.Posted 7 years ago
Fair enough. So why not allow linking to an offsite avatar on Flickr or wherever ?
Not sure, but I can guess the theory:
– gravatar means everyone's pic is the same size, so much easier to layout the page.
– I think gravatar is moderated, so no offensive images.
– no need for users to know about technical stuff like image URLs. As long as they know their own email address it will work.Posted 7 years agouplinkMember
FYI in the near* future you will be able to upload your own avatar. And there will be other positive changes for everyone to have a little moan about
Instead of playing around with little pictures, d'you fancy rolling your sleeves up & lifting the bonnet on the search engine? 😉Posted 7 years ago
Instead of playing around with little pictures, d'you fancy rolling your sleeves up & lifting the bonnet on the search engine?
We are moving the main site over to the new server this week sometime, then sorting the search.
Which takes considerably more effort than 'ooh, pretty pictures, click'. 8)Posted 7 years ago
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