Gravatar's not showing up?

December 18, 2006
coldfusion

I had been wondering why my Gravatar images haven't been showing up for a while in the comments on my blog. I had thought that it was because Gravatar is moving servers - their homepage currently says:

In order to handle the rapidly increasing load, I've had to experiment with a variety of server architectures. I ask for your patience during the coming weeks as I test out a few setups. The new and improved, vastly more scalable solution, will serve gravatars expediently and reliably.

But when I was over at Jon Hicks blog today, I noticed that his gravatars were working fine.

The problem was that my Hash had uppercase characters in it (this is because I'm using ColdFusion and its Hash function returns upper case Hex characters. The new gravatar requires a lowercase hash code.

It's a pretty simple fix, just wrap the Hash call with LCase()

LCase(Hash(comment.email))


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My I suggest MyAvatar of Napolux (Italy): http://mybloglogb.typepad.com/my_weblog/2006/12/myspace_and_wor.html
Thanks. I'm updating my Gravatar enabled apps now.
I'm trying to see if mine works!
i don't know why my gravatars don't work in my blog
Another thing about gravatarsis that the e-mail is case-sensitive. Right?
yeah gravatar is so buggy i kept getting errors when trying to add my avatar than it didnt even show up on gravatar enabled siets.
Just testing to see if my gravatar is working, only recently signed up for one, but not yet got it working...
Just testing....
testing to see if my pic is working
I have the same issue, its annoying.
just testing
I've been trying to add Gravatars to my site and it's just not working. No matter what I do, I get the "No picture" image, even though the hash is the same. It doesn't even work when I use Gravatar's own checking tool. I'm starting to wonder what all the fuss is about
Ha! Typical that my Gravatar works here after what I said, isn't it?!
testing my gravatar
Testing if my gravatar works here too
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Also testing, lets hope this triggers the grav to work!
Testing my gravatar. Thanks.
I've been having troubles with gravatar too. Thanks for the info. Testing!
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testing mine too, lets see if it works here
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Hey! Its showing up here, then why not on my blog...
testing for first time
My gravatar is showing up on comments and in my profile but it does not show up in the widget on my site called 'Authors'. Any Help? Also, when I tried using my e-mail it kept coming up with 'Sorry I am getting a lot of blog spam from your email domain so your comment has been blocked, please go back and use a different email or omit it.'
testing 123 !!!!!!!!!!!!
testing again gravatar not working
For somereason my avatar isn't showing up. This shouldn't be this hard.
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Ok This is testing
Same here, and thanks.
didn't show last time
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mines not been working either
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yet another tester.... if the gravatar site worked, we would not have to do this.....
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ok this sucks, gravatar does not work on the blog i'm making, but it does work here
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