What is a gravatar?

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by bodgerb, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. bodgerb


    Jan 16, 2014
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    When I tried to pick an avatar to put as my picture on this website it said something about a gravatar I can use, but it wanted an email address and not a picture link?

    Can some kind soul please explain what this is please?
    bodgerb, Jan 24, 2014
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  2. bodgerb

    Ian Administrator

    Jan 7, 2009
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    Hi bodgerb and welcome to the forums!

    A "gravatar" is a globally recognised avatar, so you're able to keep the same avatar across many sites by using the same e-mail address. You need to manage your gravatar on this site if you want to use one:


    It's a quick and easy way to keep a uniform avatar on lots of sites that support it, but it's by no means necessary (I don't use it either).
    Ian, Jan 24, 2014
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