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avatar in forum but not article comments?
  • Major Pup McPuppo Jr. December 13, 2012 - 12:56 pm #61117 Reply

    how do i fix this problem?  i always like being able to scroll down and easily see comments that are mine so i can post witty replies to their witty replies to my original witty reply.

    MissKittenCat December 13, 2012 - 1:38 pm #61120 Reply

    Same here. I think its just one of the many cons of the new redesign.


    Nice Avatar. LOL fruit cake

    speonjosh December 13, 2012 - 3:48 pm #61136 Reply

    THe only reason mine shows up in the article comment threads is because I use gravatar. You register there with your email address and avatar image, and then any time you log into one of several websites (including all WordPress blogs, like this one) using your email address, your avatar automatically shows up. Someone else had posted a link to gravatar the last time this problem got brought up and I checked it out. Seems cool. There’s no cost and since you put in virtually no private information, I’m not seeing any downside.

    Other than that, I don’t know what the solution is.


    speonjosh December 13, 2012 - 3:49 pm #61137 Reply

    Ha. Wouldn’t you know it, I give the long elaborate answer and then it doesn’t work here in the forums. Weird.

    ARLnow.com December 13, 2012 - 4:00 pm #61142 Reply

    This is a known issue. We’re working on a solution to have both the forum and comments use the same avatar, whether it’s a Gravatar or a user-uploaded avatar. The exact methodology hasn’t been chosen yet, but we’re open to suggestions as to whether users prefer to use a Gravatar or an uploaded image unique to the site.

    novasteve December 14, 2012 - 12:20 am #61119 Reply

    I wish my posts would appear here :(

    Glebe Roader December 14, 2012 - 7:46 am #61180 Reply

    Uploaded image, please.  I’m not going to register at yet another site (gravatar) and provide them “virtually no private information.”

    nom de guerre December 14, 2012 - 7:55 am #61181 Reply

    I agree with Glebe Roader.

    Swag December 14, 2012 - 8:35 am #61185 Reply

    Uploaded image, please.  I'm not going to register at yet another site (gravatar) and provide them "virtually no private information."

    Pretty much this. Gravatar isn’t about making it convenient to use the same avatar across multiple sites, it’s about tracking which sites and topics you read and post on.

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