What’s a gravatar? The Gravatar website explains:
A gravatar, or globally recognized avatar, is quite simply an avatar image that follows you from weblog to weblog appearing beside your name when you comment on gravatar enabled sites.
If you want a gravatar, you sign up at Gravatar.com. Then you select the image you wish to use as your gravatar, and you’re done. (It’s free.)
Once you have a gravatar, the gravatar image you selected will show up beside your name when you post comments on weblogs — so long as you post using the same email address you used when you signed up for your gravatar.
Here are a couple of recent Mirabilis.ca comment threads:
- comments on Six years!
- comments on Mirabilis.ca RSS feeds working ok now?
If you look at those comments, you’ll see a couple of gravatars in use.
I thought that would be so cool. But Gravatar says that my email address has already been used. That’s not likely in that I own the address. So who is signing things with my name? And what gravatar did they choose?
A mystery indeed! Why don’t you write to the Gravatar folks and see if they can sort it out for you?