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This scared me...
by Zifre on Thu 8th Oct 2009 23:24 UTC
Zifre
Member since:
2009-10-04

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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RE: This scared me...
by Adam S on Fri 9th Oct 2009 18:21 in reply to "This scared me..."
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

It's based on the email address in your account, not your username.

Furthermore, if you really want to screw with someone and you changed your account email to theirs just to get their avatar, well... good for you. You can use any avatar you want anyway. Seems like a lot of work for something that could be done pretty easily by just using the same avatar.

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RE[2]: This scared me...
by Zifre on Fri 9th Oct 2009 21:02 in reply to "RE: This scared me..."
Zifre Member since:
2009-10-04

Furthermore, if you really want to screw with someone and you changed your account email to theirs just to get their avatar, well... good for you. You can use any avatar you want anyway. Seems like a lot of work for something that could be done pretty easily by just using the same avatar.


What I actually meant was creating an avatar on Gravatar using their username/email address, so that the avatar would show up on their account, not mine.

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