Even more fun for commenters!

by Mitch on 16/01/2005

Alright, for all you crazy kids who listen to my ramblings and post comments, in the immortal words of Homer Simpson, “Here comes fun!” For those of you who do not know, one of the trendiest things to come out for us webloggers in recent times is Gravatar (Globally recongnized avatar).

Everyone has been to at least one forum in their life and seen users with avatars. And for those fortunate enough to become a part of such a community, you probably even had an avatar of your own. And for those who have not, well you still probably have the next best thing sitting on the right hand side of your MSN Messenger.

Sorry, I got on a little tangent there. Now, the point of Gravatar is to give you one avatar that you can use on any Gravatar-enabled website. For example if you create a Gravatar account and then upload your image, from now on when you comment here your graphic will be shown next to your comment. Or cooler still, if you go over to another site like Binary Bonzai, the same graphic will show up there too!

To quote the Gravatar website:

A gravatar, or globally recognized avatar, is quite simply an 80×80 pixel avatar image that follows you from weblog to weblog appearing beside your name when you comment on gravatar enabled sites. Avatars help identify your posts on web forums, so why not on weblogs?

So, if you are a regular commenter, why not create an account and upload your avatar? Hell, if you want I will even help you create your own 80 by 80 and even help you with uploading it! So get cracking!

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  1. 17/01/2005The Backflipboy says:

    Just waiting on the confirmation email from Gravatar so I can finalise my account with them.

    Maybe you should have added the link to the site to your post…. :-)

  2. 17/01/2005bananasontoast says:

    Hahaha, I probably should have, I shall add the link now… As for the email, it actually takes a while to go through. Each avatar needs to be given a rating (G, PG, R or X) and that takes a person to look over it, I’ve been waiting for around 12 hours already and mine still isn’t enabled. I guess by sometime in the early week US time it will be enabled or something.

  3. 17/01/2005phalacee says:

    Mine got approved like, 3 hours after I uploaded it :) haven’t tested it yet, so this is my first post with it enabled :)

  4. 17/01/2005phalacee says:

    It seems it doesn’t like my Typekey account for some reason. maybe it has something to do with connecting the email address from the typekey account to the email for the gravatar account ….

  5. 17/01/2005bananasontoast says:

    I’ve now told typekey to request an email address when authorizing, so hopefully that has fixed the typekey issue. Consider this a test.

  6. 2/06/2006Mik says:

    Mitch, I need your help getting Gravatar going on my site… Message me… Talk soon boy!