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Gravatars as profile pic. Answered

 It would be awesome if instructables would add the ability to use gravatar with your profile.

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

How many Instructables users do you think would experience a reverential-fear or wonder at this if it could be done (which it can't)?

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zieak
zieak

Reply 11 years ago

2.

And it can.  But it won't.

But it is disappointing some people want to rip on this request so much.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

Can you demonstrate? I'm not really ripping, I just think the word "awesome" is inappropriate (until someone really does awe-me with it..).

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zieak
zieak

Reply 11 years ago

Ah.  Agreed.  Awesome is often overused. 

But it is pretty cool when i post a comment on someone's blog that i don't usually go to and my gravatar pops up all by itself. 

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

Can you link me so I can see it in action?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

Is it so hard to upload a thumbnail?

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zieak
zieak

Reply 11 years ago

It isn't difficult to upload a thumbnail - no.  Each site is different though and sometimes navigating the user settings to find the upload area is tricky.  But let's say you comment on make:blog and consumerist and boing boing and... well, lots of other sites.  Gravatar makes it easy to just change your avatar in one place and it shows up universally.  Or i could manually change my icon on each site.  Besides - the gravatars are hosted elsewhere, which might put less burden on instructables servers and they even have the gravatars checked for their appropriateness.

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 11 years ago

Funny, I was thinking this was some sort of epically cool avatar, and then I looked and went, "meh".

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Yeh, I was expecting some sort of complex, mood-reflecting animation, possibly 3D.

As far as I can see, the only difference is you post a link to a site instead of uploading a photo.

>meh< indeed.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

11 years ago

Yawn.  For people too lazy to upload photos?

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zieak
zieak

11 years ago

I'm also a fan of Gravatars.