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Want to change your comment icon (avatar) from the default grey/white glock?

“Poppy” asked about the custom comment icons the other day, then a bunch of you showed up with them.  I never though to make a post about it until now, because I thought people didn’t care to have a custom thumbnail … not because they didn’t know how to do it.  The icon will show up across ALL wordpress blogs you comment on, not just mine.  This even will happen on past comments you have made with the email address you register.

If you want a custom thumbnail:

  1. Go to Gravatar.com
  2. Click on the “Get your Gravatar today” link
  3. Enter the email address you use to comment on wordpress blogs
  4. Check your inbox for an email from Gravatar.com to verify your account
  5. Log in and upload the picture you want to use.  You can change this at any time.

Be creative, it’s your personal branding.  Show yours off and leave a comment below.

NOTE: After you set up the account, verify that your picture is shown under all the ratings at http://en.gravatar.com/site/check/YOUREMAILADDRESS@website.com

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Frank September 20, 2011 at 01:36 am

+100 Mike!
I actually did not know how to do this until it was mentioned.
Avatars are like customizing one’s own weapon (even if it’s just adding night sights). It’s unique, and kind of gets a point across, what that point is I don’t actually know for sure.

I am happy to say that I picked mine based off police brutality videos and my love for blasting NWA, Public Enemy, and Body Count’s “Cop Killer” while near police in my car. I think it’s cool, except the brutality part.

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Punish3r September 20, 2011 at 01:56 am

Did it work?

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Punish3r September 20, 2011 at 01:58 am

test 2

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Frank September 20, 2011 at 07:25 am

You may have to set your profile name as “Punish3r”, not your account name on gravatar, but just your profile on it. That’s how I got mine to work

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ENDO-Mike September 20, 2011 at 11:33 am

Hmmm I don’t think the name matters. I sometimes type ENDO-Mike on other blogs, and sometimes Mike-ENDO etc.. and they all work. I’m pretty sure only the email address matters.

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Josh September 20, 2011 at 11:51 am

It’s definitely tied to the email address only. I had to make up some username for the Gravatar site (I think I wrote it down somewhere…) that is different than I use for anything else. Obvioulsy “Josh” is pretty generic, so it doesn’t matter what I type in for my name, only that I use the same email address.

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Punish3r September 20, 2011 at 02:14 am

Humm anyone else running into problems with it not showing? Tried it on two different browsers as well.

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Poppy September 20, 2011 at 03:23 am

It takes awhile, it took abbot an hour for it to change for me.

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Josh September 20, 2011 at 10:14 am

Worked right away for me when I did mine the other day.

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Gregory Markle September 20, 2011 at 02:27 am

I’ve had problems with Gravatar images showing up in the past…check tomorrow!

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Poppy September 20, 2011 at 03:21 am

Yay, my thumbnail makes me feel special and wonderful, like a beautiful butterfly. Or a tacticool AR-15.

All bask in the awesomeness of the American Power Ranger!

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Jusuchin (Military Otaku) September 20, 2011 at 06:44 am

Heh. Mine is a headshot of some concept art for a Korean MMORPG.

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Raph84 September 20, 2011 at 11:22 am

test

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ENDO-Mike September 20, 2011 at 03:40 pm

see my note in the post of why yours isn’t working

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mlk18 September 20, 2011 at 03:12 pm

Test

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ENDO-Mike September 20, 2011 at 03:41 pm

see my updated note in the post of why yours isn’t working

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Punish3r September 20, 2011 at 03:29 pm

What if it shows a G for g rated and image for pg and above.. is that a problem?

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ENDO-Mike September 20, 2011 at 03:32 pm
Josh September 20, 2011 at 03:59 pm

God damn it people, this isn’t rocket science! If you can’t figure it out by now, just leave it alone; it wasn’t meant to be. If you really insist on getting it to work, go find a 15 year old who has a computer; I’m sure they can sort it out for you.

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Poppy September 20, 2011 at 04:02 pm

ARGH! WHAT HATH I WROUGHT?!?

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NateDogg September 20, 2011 at 04:06 pm

Well, I think I got it to work…..

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Dougefresh91 September 20, 2011 at 04:43 pm

Aw, shnap.

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Josh September 20, 2011 at 06:27 pm

Want to change your comment icon (avatar) from the default grey/white glock?

Here you go, if you don’t want that crappy Glock:

http://www.mediafire.com/i/?blra40a30rm8rq6

I have it facing the other direction to make sure it’s not confused with that stupid Glock!

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Punish3r September 20, 2011 at 06:51 pm

Ya I had to make a new one.. My mistake was checking “PG” and not “G” in the first steps. I didnt see any way to change it either. Thanks

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ENDO-Mike September 20, 2011 at 07:44 pm

Rather than use a different email address, when you log into your account just hover over the thumbnail at the the bottom and the “PG” will appear.. click it and change it to G

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Punish3r September 21, 2011 at 01:09 am

thanks

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HMPlatinum September 21, 2011 at 08:55 pm

Test

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ftanyone September 23, 2011 at 02:37 pm
s30 November 20, 2011 at 11:26 am

test

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kobrabubbles August 14, 2013 at 08:19 pm

test

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ENDO-Mike August 14, 2013 at 08:21 pm

Working!

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