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This scared me...
by Zifre on Thu 8th Oct 2009 23:24 UTC
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This really scared me. I just logged in and saw that my avatar had been set for the first time. I had earlier created a gravatar account for Stack Overflow, but I never set an avatar here.

I don't really mind, and was going to set this eventually, but it would be nice if it had asked me before just randomly setting my avatar based on my username. (e.g. could I create an insulting avatar for a user I don't like with their username and have it show up on their account?)

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