Avatars for blog comments

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Amongst other bits of fiddling about today, I’ve installed support for gravatars, that is, avatars to go with your blog comments. Gravatars can appear next to your comments on any site that has them available, not just on TameBay – and if you have multiple online personae, you can even configure different avatars to use with different email addresses.

As well as being a bit of fun, I know we have a few commenters on here who share the same name, so hopefully this might help distinguish between them! If you want to sign up, all you have to do is go to gravatar.com and upload your image. If you want your website logo or something commercial, that’s fine by us, but we do ask that your avatar conforms to a “PG” rating or lower.

And if you want to see how it looks, I’ll leave a comment below. Hope to see your avatar there too!

44 Responses

  1. Hi Sue,

    Here is our avatar (hopefully!).

    What did you upgrade on WordPress? We need to eventually upgrade to 2.3, but we are a bit apprehensive. Not sure how our pretty theme will like the new WordPress.

  2. @ Lizard Wisdom:
    Primarily I upgraded to 2.3.1. As we were still on 2.0.something :O I thought that everything might end up completely broken, but actually, the way that WP separates form and function, now having looked into it more carefully, I think that’s pretty unlikely to happen.
    My top tips:

    ~ read https://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrading_WordPress_Extended
    ~ do what it says ๐Ÿ™‚
    ~ if you have created your current theme by editing Kubrick rather than making a new one (you haven’t, but I have :-D), then make sure “themes” doesn’t get overwritten.
    ~ reactivate plugins one at a time. Google Sitemaps breaks 2.3.1.

    Tis not nearly as scary as I’d expected. Nor is it as scary as my next task, upgrading the forum to PHPBB3!

  3. Sod running websites and this blog malarky for a game of soldiers
    it looks far too complicated and time consuming
    I will stick to dear old ebay and make money

  4. Chis
    would not dream of it
    I would get into more bother than the teacher and the Teddy bear

  5. Looks too complicated for me. For once I think I might just agree with North.

    At least I would if my posts didn’t keep getting lost in the spam folder.

  6. Dan, what rating did you put on your avatar? If you’ve told Gravatar.com that it’s xxx-rated or summat, it won’t show up here. That’s the explanation that springs to mind; it didn’t take any time for mine and Mountie’s to show up yesterday.

  7. It took mine about 5 minutes the first time round, straight away when I changed it.

    But I would have thought Dan’s should be here by now… ๐Ÿ™

  8. If people abuse it, it goes – easy. I’ve got enough to deal with with spam and crap without anyone taking the piss with comment avatars ๐Ÿ™

    Considering ratings are self-selected, I guess they’re pretty meaningless anyway.

  9. boing boing, to the top of the league as of 16/12/07 anyways! Sorry to non footie fans, still showing my Black Country roots with my avtar choice!

  10. But Sue you now have the most inept manager that has ever “graced” the footballing world. He is so tactically naive that it’s almost a joke! And I’m saying that as an Albion fan who adored him when he played for us (we sold him to Man Usa) he was an absolute legend, but when he came back as a manager I have never witnessed such a load of dross week in week out, its why I gave up my season ticket! I felt really sorry for all the fans of United

  11. Hurrah! Thanks Sue
    Was convinced it wasn’t going to work – seems to take a little time to catch up,

    Was thinking I was going to be the only peep who couldn’t do it!
    Suz x

  12. Are you allowed to have web addresses in your avatar Sue and Chris ? Or should I just have the DC4U bit without the .co.uk?

    Suz x

  13. Suz, not only are you allowed – you’re positively *encouraged* to link to either your eBay shop or your website. As most people who read TameBay are eBayers and/or ecommerce merchants, I think we all like to have a nosey at what each other are selling. ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. Hi Both
    Thanks for that and cheers for you support.

    I am thrilled – logo was finished Christmas Eve late, and the website link launched. Just had to fill the shop on the website and off I go, Business will be a year old in feb, and it is so exciting.
    Happy Christmas to you both and all Tamebay peeps
    Suz x



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