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Gravatar picture not associated to correct email? [Fixed]

UPDATE: This was an issue on the Gravatar end. Needed to update a 2nd image to use with secondary profiles.

I've registered the current email in my profile with gravatar, however it doesn't look like it's being picked up. Which email is askbot using to id with gravatar? Is it the profile email? If it's the registration email, then if I'm using google as my open id provider, would it be the google email? Still doesn't appear to work.

Is it possible to associate with the profile email?

Evgeny's avatar
updated 2010-10-21 19:22:30 -0500
Benoit's avatar
asked 2010-10-20 20:46:07 -0500
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It seems to have worked for me, but I've just added the lowercasing and stripping of whitespace from email for the hash calculation - maybe that was the problem...

edit: here is the method to calculate gravatar hash

if the expected hash does not match the calculated one, then there is an issue in the code, otherwise maybe there is some latency on

Evgeny's avatar
updated 2010-10-21 19:15:13 -0500, answered 2010-10-21 13:13:04 -0500
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I've played with updating my email, and it did pick up my gravatar, but only on the original email I used. I have 3 email registered with gravatar, and I would expect any of the 3 would be pick up the image, but it doesn't appear so. Is there a limitation with the hash on gravatar that it will only match the primary email?
Benoit's avatar Benoit (2010-10-21 19:08:49 -0500) edit
Looks like the problem is on the gravatar side.
Benoit's avatar Benoit (2010-10-21 19:12:51 -0500) edit
It was a gravatar issue. This can be closed.
Benoit's avatar Benoit (2010-10-21 19:19:01 -0500) edit
well, there actually was an issue that emails were not lowercased, so some gravatars might indeed be incorrect.
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2010-10-21 19:23:26 -0500) edit
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