Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 20:43 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes You might have noticed some user icons next to some comments today, this is because we enabled Gravatar support. Gravatar acts as a centralized identity pool where blogs, news sites (and recently Revver.com) can use their service and offer a universal icon for each unique email address. As long as you register on Gravatar with the same email address registered on OSNews, your personalized icon will be shown on OSNews (and on all other sites that support Gravatar) automatically. This is a testing period for Gravatar here at OSNews, and there are no guarantees whatsoever that the v4 version of OSNews will use that icon system or its own. It all depends on the kind of quality, stability and responsiveness we get from Gravatar's servers. So, upload your own icon at Gravatar.com and test away! Ability to turn off user icons will be built-in on v4.
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Opt-out
by Almafeta on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 20:50 UTC
Almafeta
Member since:
2007-02-22

Thank you for building in an opt-out to this system.

Reply Score: 5

RE: Opt-out
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 20:52 UTC in reply to "Opt-out"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Thank you for building in an opt-out to this system.

You can't turn the gravatar thing off in v3. You can only turn avatars off in v4 - and the v4 avatars have nothing to do with gravatar (yet - OSN v4 might make use of the gravatar system, or it might not).

Edited 2007-07-03 20:56

Reply Score: 1

RE[2]: Opt-out
by Wrawrat on Wed 4th Jul 2007 15:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Opt-out"
Wrawrat Member since:
2005-06-30

Is there any reason for not supporting opt-out? After all, it's probably easier to do than implementing the Gravatar system.

Not that I hate icons, though.

Reply Score: 2

RE: Opt-out
by Eugenia on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 20:59 UTC in reply to "Opt-out"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Yes, there will be a turn off ability on v4 (which will be released sometime soon). Also, I was testing Gravatar on osnews for 2 months now (in the admin version) and on average, there are only about 1 gravatar icons per 100 comments. I don't expect it to be a big deal although it can be a bit of distraction if not more users don't get an icon. Hopefully, v4 is coming soon.

Edited 2007-07-03 21:02

Reply Score: 1

RE[2]: Opt-out
by jayson.knight on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 21:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Opt-out"
jayson.knight Member since:
2005-07-06

Is this only for new comments, or will previous comments display the grav as well?

EDIT: Grav doesn't show up in nested comments in threaded view on Orange Platinum skin

Edited 2007-07-03 21:17

Reply Score: 2

RE[3]: Opt-out
by Eugenia on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 21:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Opt-out"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

I have never seen yours actually. Are you sure you have registered at Gravatar with the current email address? I can see other gravatars with any theme and comment view.

Edited 2007-07-03 21:21

Reply Score: 1

RE[4]: Opt-out
by jayson.knight on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 21:28 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Opt-out"
jayson.knight Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, look at my other comments on this thread and you'll see my grav if it's a thread starter. I'm a long time user of gravatar.

Reply Score: 2

RE[5]: Opt-out
by Eugenia on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 21:33 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Opt-out"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

I can see it now, but I have observed that your icon in particular is not always accessible. This might be a problem with one of Gravatar's servers.

Reply Score: 1

RE[6]: Opt-out
by jayson.knight on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 21:36 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Opt-out"
jayson.knight Member since:
2005-07-06

Be that as it may, I have yet to see it in a nested comment anywhere on OSNews. Could some sort of caching mechanism on OSNews be interfering if it's not showing up when it should be?

Reply Score: 2

RE[7]: Opt-out
by Eugenia on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 21:38 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Opt-out"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Yes, it could be the osnews caching. It seems that when the caching was written down the specific gravatar server that was holding your icon was not responding. Give it 10 minutes or so. I can see your icon now on all views in my admin version that bypasses caching.

Edited 2007-07-03 21:40

Reply Score: 1

RE: Opt-out
by jayson.knight on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 21:51 UTC in reply to "Opt-out"
jayson.knight Member since:
2005-07-06

In FF 2.0.x there is a brief flicker while a placeholder image is loaded if the user doesn't have a gravatar, i.e. the 'default' image is briefly displayed on the left hand side of the comment, then disappears. Do a hard refresh (Ctrl-F5) on this thread and you'll see it on Almafeta's first comment.

Reply Score: 2

RE[2]: Opt-out
by Eugenia on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 21:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Opt-out"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

There is nothing to be done to fix this "flicker". This is the 1x1 pix placeholder if the user has no icon.

Also, your icon is down again, there is definitely a problem with your specific icon or server that holds your icon.

Reply Score: 1

RE[3]: Opt-out
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 21:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Opt-out"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

On top of that, here on Konqi, the "broken image" logo is displayed on all comments where the avatar don't work.

And when you look at a permalink, it always shows the broken image icon.

Edited 2007-07-03 21:58

Reply Score: 1

RE[3]: Opt-out
by jayson.knight on Wed 4th Jul 2007 06:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Opt-out"
jayson.knight Member since:
2005-07-06

The flicker I'm seeing is much larger than 1x1...if I had to guess I'd say more like 20x20, but it's very brief so hard to tell (less than a second). The displayed image is the standard broken image. Not a huge deal, but I'm a perfectionist.

It'd also be nice if gravas anchored back to the user's profile page

Reply Score: 2

Never knew.
by systyrant on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 21:14 UTC
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Member since:
2007-01-18

I never knew about this gravatar system. Pretty cool looking.

Reply Score: 1

Testing 1-2-3
by jayson.knight on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 21:15 UTC
jayson.knight
Member since:
2005-07-06

Let's see if mine shows up...

Reply Score: 2

RE: Testing 1-2-3
by systyrant on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 21:17 UTC in reply to "Testing 1-2-3"
systyrant Member since:
2007-01-18

I see it.

Reply Score: 1

RE[2]: Testing 1-2-3
by jayson.knight on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 21:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Testing 1-2-3"
jayson.knight Member since:
2005-07-06

Sweet. I've been using gravatar for a while now, it's always a nice touch when sites build in support for it.

Reply Score: 2

...
by smashIt on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 21:21 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-06

so you send all emails in your database to gravatar?

Reply Score: 1

RE: ...
by Eugenia on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 21:22 UTC in reply to "..."
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Basically, this is how it works, yes, because the email address is used as an ID. However, many many sites support gravatar for 2 years now and there was never a privacy issue -- which is why we decided to go with it. IF there is a documented case against Gravatar though, we will of course retract support for it.

Their privacy statememt is pretty clear: http://site.gravatar.com/privacy

Edited 2007-07-03 21:26

Reply Score: 1

RE[2]: ...
by smashIt on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 21:26 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

wouldn't it be better to compare md5-hashes instead of the actual email-adrress?

Reply Score: 1

RE[3]: ...
by Eugenia on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 21:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

It is not the email address that's transmitted each time in plain text, it is an encrypted hash based on the email address. Check their API and site for more explanation.

Edited 2007-07-03 21:27

Reply Score: 1

Neat
by shadowhand on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 21:37 UTC
shadowhand
Member since:
2005-07-06

osnews + gravatar = Good Thing (tm)

Thanks guys.

Reply Score: 1

V4
by islander on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 21:51 UTC
islander
Member since:
2007-04-11

Version 4 Osnews looking good.Easier on the eyes.Gravatars are cool too.

Reply Score: 1

Oh no!
by Buck on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 21:52 UTC
Buck
Member since:
2005-06-29

These fancy pictures suck big time! There's nothing like being distracted from actual content (the comments). Or are we running a photo fair here?

Reply Score: 5

RE: Oh no!
by Governa on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 22:21 UTC in reply to "Oh no!"
Governa Member since:
2006-04-09

I personally like it. Like with OS' , choice is good. You can always block gravatar pictures using a hosts file or any ad block application if you don't like them.

Reply Score: 3

RE: Oh no!
by JrezIN on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 22:58 UTC in reply to "Oh no!"
JrezIN Member since:
2005-06-29

These fancy pictures suck big time! There's nothing like being distracted from actual content (the comments). Or are we running a photo fair here?

...you probably missed the point, it's about easily seeing/recognize WHO write that "content"... but I'm in favor of the turn-off option... as it's already stated that it will be available, well... may Greek and Troy be in peace now?

(semi)off-topic: As we're talking about bugs here... the quote tag [ q ] and [ /q ] doesn't show-up properly in the preview... it's a long standing bug (since quote tag was introduced)

Reply Score: 2

RE[2]: Oh no!
by Eugenia on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 23:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Oh no!"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

> the quote tag [ q ] and [ /q ] doesn't show-up properly in the preview

Yes, these were added by Adam long after I had written the preview code. I don't think they will ever be added there to be honest... just wait for v4. ;)

Edited 2007-07-03 23:02

Reply Score: 1

Gravatar issue?
by Ben Jao Ming on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 22:04 UTC
Ben Jao Ming
Member since:
2005-07-26

If there is no avatar available, I believe that the Gravatar server should return a 1x1 empty GIF.. that's like 27 bytes. Probably cheaper than having the server issue a 404 and the browser doing javascript (onerror) or whatever to fix it..

Reply Score: 1

RE: Gravatar issue?
by Eugenia on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 22:12 UTC in reply to "Gravatar issue?"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

The server does not return a 404, there is an API to return a custom image, and this is what we do. We return a 1x1 image.

I will look at the permalink.php problem, but Konqueror showing a broken image elsewhere looks like a Konqueror bug.

EDIT: I found what the problem is, but we will have to wait for Adam to come back from vacations to fix it. Regarding Konqueror always showing a broken image instead of a 1x1 gif image, that's a bug in Konqueror.

Edited 2007-07-03 22:32

Reply Score: 1

RE[2]: Gravatar issue?
by Eugenia on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 23:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Gravatar issue?"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Ok, fixed both permalink.php and reply.php.

If Konqueror still has problems, then it's a bug on their side.

Reply Score: 1

Testing, testing...
by archiesteel on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 22:50 UTC
archiesteel
Member since:
2005-07-02

Let's see if mine shows up...

Edit: doesn't seem to. Then again, I just opened an account, so it might take a while before the database is refreshed.

Edited 2007-07-03 22:52

Reply Score: 2

RE: Testing, testing...
by Eugenia on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 22:54 UTC in reply to "Testing, testing..."
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

I can't see yours yet. It takes a bit for their DB to be refreshed, and then you will have to wait 10 more minutes for the osnews caching to be refreshed too. Also, make sure that you registered with them with the same email address as you did for osnews.

Edited 2007-07-03 22:55

Reply Score: 1

RE: Testing, testing...
by Eugenia on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 23:35 UTC in reply to "Testing, testing..."
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

It works now in my uncashed admin view.

Reply Score: 1

RE[2]: Testing, testing...
by archiesteel on Wed 4th Jul 2007 00:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Testing, testing..."
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

Yay! I see it now. This is cool!

Now, the question is: why don't the OSNews editors have avatars? ;-)

Reply Score: 2

RE[3]: Testing, testing...
by Eugenia on Wed 4th Jul 2007 00:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Testing, testing..."
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

I do.

Thom doesn't like them.

Reply Score: 1

From a design/interface aspect
by DittoBox on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 22:59 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-08

I know v3 is on its way out but...

The avatar shouldn't be in the body of the post but rather next to the name in the header. I realize this means more screen real estate being taken for the post headers but making it its own little box with styled beveled edge like the rest of the header bits would make more sense.

OK, bitchfest over. Great idea guys!

Reply Score: 2

RE: From a design/interface aspect
by Eugenia on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 23:03 UTC in reply to "From a design/interface aspect"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

>The avatar shouldn't be in the body of the post but rather next to the name in the header.

Unfortunately this is not a good idea for comments that are replying to comments with long topics. It just doesn't fit I am afraid, not in this design anyway...

Reply Score: 1

Picons
by Feneric on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 23:08 UTC
Feneric
Member since:
2006-01-16

Any thoughts on supporting Picons in addition to Gravatars? They're similar in concept but you don't have to worry about the responsiveness of a centralized server.

Reply Score: 1

RE: Picons
by Eugenia on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 23:10 UTC in reply to "Picons"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Not very popular I am afraid.

Reply Score: 1

RE[2]: Picons
by Feneric on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 23:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Picons"
Feneric Member since:
2006-01-16

Not very popular I am afraid.


Of course they aren't, but neither are Gravatars (or any of the alternatives like .Mac icons, either). Overall, only a tiny minority of Internet users have any of them.

However, the decentralized serving method used by Picons gives them potentially significantly faster performance than either Gravatars or .Mac icons, and it's trivial to support additional flavors of personal icon once the initial one has been added. Some forums out there already support Picons and .Mac icons in addition to (or instead of) Gravatars.

Picons see pretty wide support in e-mail utilities ranging from the ubiquitous SquirrelMail to the expansive Emacs. I suspect that considering OS News' target audience there'll be just as many here already using Picons in some capacity as there are using Gravatars.

Reply Score: 1

Annoying and distracting
by Morty on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 23:11 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-06

To be honest I find it both annoying and distracting. Taking away focus from the important stuff, the actual text of the comment.

Moving it out of the comment box would help immensely. Making it easier for the brain to filter it out, and concentrate on the interesting bits. I guess there are some usability theories about such things.

I think above the comment box, on the right side could be a better place. It's just a empty space now, so the spot is avaliable.

Reply Score: 2

RE: Annoying and distracting
by Eugenia on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 23:13 UTC in reply to "Annoying and distracting"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Unfortunately, as I explained above, there are MANY cases where the topic is too long and that would not fit the icon on th the table cells above. When Adam was writing v3 made clear that nothing else fits there -- at least not all the time.

You can turn off icons when V4 is getting released soon. Besides, as I also explained, most users won't have a gravatar, sans this very story.

Reply Score: 1

RE[2]: Annoying and distracting
by Morty on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 23:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Annoying and distracting"
Morty Member since:
2005-07-06

there are MANY cases where the topic is too long and that would not fit the icon on th the table cells above

The MANY cases I really doubt, very long topics are rathere rare. If you look at the stories in todays frontpage there are far fewer(if any) long topics than the number of gravatars. And it's a simple problem to solve, by placing a length limitation on the subject field.

The only other case making trouble would be in Expanded Threaded view, with many successive replies. And simply placing the gravatar on top of the subject text her would not be a problem. It's treaded afterall, you don't read the subject line again and again.


You can turn off icons when V4 is getting released soon</>

Good.


[i]most users won't have a gravatar


That actually makes it worse, having the text start at different positions makes it harder to ignore/filter out.

Reply Score: 2

RE[2]: Annoying and distracting
by shykid on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 23:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Annoying and distracting"
shykid Member since:
2007-02-22

What about putting them on the right side? That just seems more intuitive to me because you start reading from the left. It puts the focus on the comment text, not the avatar. For me, having it on the left is like "Bam, avatar!".

If someone doesn't like them, it seems to me they wouldn't be as noticable on the right. Or people that don't like them would grow to like them if they didn't find them as distracting.

Reply Score: 5

DigitalAxis Member since:
2005-08-28

I second this. On a 1024x768 screen with maximized browser (average these days?) there's still some space to the right of the current layout. Put it on the right at the top?

Reply Score: 2

RE[4]: Annoying and distracting
by Eugenia on Wed 4th Jul 2007 00:04 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Annoying and distracting"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

We will see what Adam says about this when he comes back from vacations. If he believes that it won't cause any problems, we can put it on the right-upper cells.

Reply Score: 1

RE[5]: Annoying and distracting
by Beta on Wed 4th Jul 2007 16:48 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Annoying and distracting"
Beta Member since:
2005-07-06

I see there's already a stylish style for this http://userstyles.org/styles/2789 ;)

Reply Score: 2

RE[6]: Annoying and distracting
by DonQ on Wed 4th Jul 2007 22:16 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Annoying and distracting"
DonQ Member since:
2005-06-29

I see there's already a stylish style for this http://userstyles.org/styles/2789 ;)


Many thanks, my Opera is happy now ;)

Reply Score: 1

archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

Count me in for right-aligned icons as well.

Reply Score: 2

RE: Annoying and distracting
by Luminair on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 23:19 UTC in reply to "Annoying and distracting"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

IMHO avatars are junk!

Reply Score: 1

Mixed blessing?
by shykid on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 23:36 UTC
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Member since:
2007-02-22

I just got one of these things. Database and cache probably haven't refreshed yet, but maybe I'll get lucky and see my Gravatar when I post this.

I see why this could bother some people and how it could be distracting, but I like it. It makes it way easier for me to tell who's posting what, at least if they have a(n) (Gr)avatar. Hell, I tend to ignore the commenters usernames unless I'm giving out mod points or posting a reply. For me, the little pictures are way easier and quicker to recognize.

Reply Score: 2

Just testing
by BluenoseJake on Wed 4th Jul 2007 01:53 UTC
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2005-08-11

Wanted to check it out.

I wonder why i didn't see it? :-(

Edited 2007-07-04 01:54

Reply Score: 2

RE: Just testing
by IanSVT on Wed 4th Jul 2007 02:29 UTC in reply to "Just testing"
IanSVT Member since:
2005-07-06

I can see yours.

I'm all for this option. It helps put a face to the other users here.

Reply Score: 2

RE[2]: Just testing
by archiesteel on Wed 4th Jul 2007 02:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Just testing"
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

Personally, I'm happy to see so many Futurama fans...don't forget, new episodes next year! :-)

Reply Score: 3

RE[2]: Just testing
by BluenoseJake on Wed 4th Jul 2007 03:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Just testing"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Ahhhh, adblocker was on.

Reply Score: 2

I for one welcome our new Avatars ...
by HappyGod on Wed 4th Jul 2007 03:10 UTC
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Member since:
2005-10-19

However they are a bit distracting.

Perhaps they could go something like this:

http://members.iinet.net.au/~mjvermeulen/Images/suggestion.bmp

Reply Score: 1

Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

It has been already discussed.

Reply Score: 1

Fun
by openwookie on Wed 4th Jul 2007 04:16 UTC
openwookie
Member since:
2006-04-25

It makes discussions a little less impersonal.

Just a little

Edited 2007-07-04 04:20

Reply Score: 1

v5?
by postmodern on Wed 4th Jul 2007 06:03 UTC
postmodern
Member since:
2006-01-27

So when will you redo the site to use divs instead of tables? ;)

Also thank you for the opt-out on gravatar.

Reply Score: 2

RE: v5?
by jayson.knight on Wed 4th Jul 2007 06:19 UTC in reply to "v5?"
jayson.knight Member since:
2005-07-06

"So when will you redo the site to use divs instead of tables? ;) "

I'll answer this one for you as I'm sure the OSNews staff is sick of answering it: As soon as divs display consistently across a wide variety of browsers.

Repeat after me: There is nothing wrong with using tables to display tabular data.

Reply Score: 4

test
by netpython on Wed 4th Jul 2007 07:12 UTC
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2005-07-06

test

Reply Score: 2

hmm
by scoopr on Wed 4th Jul 2007 07:23 UTC
scoopr
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2005-07-06

mostly just testing

Reply Score: 1

Potentially nice
by XIII on Wed 4th Jul 2007 08:05 UTC
XIII
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2006-06-20

As long as it fits in without getting in the way of reading.

Reply Score: 1

Please support MicroID
by Beta on Wed 4th Jul 2007 08:08 UTC
Beta
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2005-07-06

I don't really see the usefulness in only providing gravatars to root posts, I'd like to see them in all posts, thanks. Not to mention, I can't see much use in them anyhow ;)

Now a request, please add http://microid.org/ to http://www.osnews.com/user.php?uid=**** pages so external sites like claimid.com can verify accounts.
It's really quick & simple to add.

Reply Score: 2

nice...
by pistooli on Wed 4th Jul 2007 08:37 UTC
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2005-07-09

I've seen gravatar working on many sites... cool that osnews is now one of them...

:-)

Reply Score: 1

test!
by Masci on Wed 4th Jul 2007 09:11 UTC
Masci
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2007-07-04

just for testing...

Reply Score: 1

spiffy
by _df_ on Wed 4th Jul 2007 14:02 UTC
_df_
Member since:
2005-07-06

this is pretty spiffy. I wish more sites used it.

Reply Score: 1

Very Cool...
by ThawkTH on Wed 4th Jul 2007 14:27 UTC
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2005-07-06

Adds a bit of much needed personality and personalization to the site...

While we can all recognize certain names, I'm afraid most of the time I can only recognize the names of those who I tend to disagree with. I am TERRIBLE with names, especially usernames...

This not only makes it easier to remember who is who (unless of course they change avatars), it also allows us to glimpse a bit of each other's personality - mine for example, reveals just how big a nerd I am...

Reply Score: 2

test
by openwookie on Wed 4th Jul 2007 15:20 UTC
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2006-04-25

test

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Please, put it into header!
by DonQ on Wed 4th Jul 2007 15:51 UTC
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2005-06-29

Like somebody said above - make gravatar part of the comment header. In start of text it just breaks text and comments flow.

Little mockup - current and proposed placement:
http://www.stv.ee/~donq/osnews/gravatar.htm

Instead of 1x1 blank gif you could then display some other placeholder to match avatar size. Currently even 1x1 is too much - it makes first comment line indented (at least in Opera), what looks ugly.

Otherwise good idea ;)

Reply Score: 2

RE: Please, put it into header!
by Eugenia on Wed 4th Jul 2007 16:35 UTC in reply to "Please, put it into header!"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

As I said before, this is discussed, but we have to wait for Adam to decide if there is indeed space or not. I don't know all of Adam's code, so I can't do this change myself. Adam comes back in a week I think.

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RE: Please, put it into header!
by Eugenia on Wed 4th Jul 2007 16:57 UTC in reply to "Please, put it into header!"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

I just had another look at the code, I don't think we can put it in the header. You see, there is already a cell called "Score: X" or "OSN Staff" and this cell must be quite large -- larger than the icon needs to be which automatically adopts the width of the largest cell in the table. Because the headers are usually long, this will push the design 10% of the time to create a third line of text, and this will make the design really ugly.

Sorry, but looking at the code, it is not possible to put the icon on the headers. Just wait for version 4 of osnews where the design is different.

Edited 2007-07-04 16:58

Reply Score: 1

Could be fun
by yanik on Wed 4th Jul 2007 15:53 UTC
yanik
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2005-07-13

I guess this could be fun

Reply Score: 1

gravatar
by viator on Wed 4th Jul 2007 16:41 UTC
viator
Member since:
2005-10-11

hmmm i changed my email to my gravatar email and it isnt showing? maybe itll take a while for the db to update?

Edited 2007-07-04 16:43

Reply Score: 1

gravatar
by viator on Wed 4th Jul 2007 16:45 UTC
viator
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2005-10-11

<Test> hmmmmmm

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RE: gravatar
by Eugenia on Wed 4th Jul 2007 16:51 UTC in reply to "gravatar"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Either their DB hasn't refreshed yet (it takes 20 mins or so), or your icon is as unlucky living on the same server as Jayson Knight's and it's up and down all the time.

Reply Score: 1

Good
by shiva on Wed 4th Jul 2007 22:45 UTC
shiva
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2007-01-24

Good !! Let's test it.

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A new test
by shiva on Wed 4th Jul 2007 22:56 UTC
shiva
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2007-01-24

new test

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RE: A new test
by Eugenia on Wed 4th Jul 2007 23:08 UTC in reply to "A new test"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Please wait for the caches to be refreshed. It is already been discussed twice in this discussion.

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cool
by Kantian on Thu 5th Jul 2007 00:00 UTC
Kantian
Member since:
2006-04-03

i like this feature a lot. With a little bit more of choice and settings on the gravatar side, it could be a very cool app

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tesing
by mikesum32 on Sat 7th Jul 2007 02:59 UTC
mikesum32
Member since:
2005-10-22

It didn't seem to work when I tried it earlier/

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testing it
by anyweb on Thu 12th Jul 2007 21:12 UTC
anyweb
Member since:
2005-07-06

did it work ?

seems not, so i guess i may have registered with osnews.com using another email address,

anyway of finding out what email addy i used to register here with ? i dont see it in preferences, only the one email addy i use now

cheers
anyweb

Edited 2007-07-12 21:13

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