Today’s gravatar is Vivian James, the controversial mascot of #GamerGate. Apparently Pro-GGs are fighting against the rampant corruption in gaming journalism while the Anti-GGs claim that GamerGaters just want to keep games a straight white male only space… whatever the truth is (I’m only a casual gamer myself), Vivian is cute therefore worthy of being one of my gravs, SO NURRR!
It can take a very long time to create a professional image and reputation and that image and reputation can be destroyed in an instant. This post takes you through some of the basic errors that people make with their online presence.
Today’s gravatar is the infamous Dragon Spooker and Bandit Killer herself, Lina Inverse, the short greedy avatar of L-sama who is the main protagonist of the 90s manga and anime series Slayers. As a sorceress supreme, she can is able to cast a shitload of different spells from Spell 101, Lighting to her mainstays Fireball and Dragon-Slave and even the horrifyingly destructive Giga-Slave.
If you want to find out more about Lina Inverse, click HERE!
Is there a problem with the profile pictures on Writedge,
an online writing site where you can earn some passive income (Update: unfortunately, this website no longer pays per thousand views) by posting articles
? What’s the matter with it?
A feature of modern web-sites that rely on community is a reputation system. Reputation systems are particularly common on Q&A sites, they give weight to an answer submitted by a user but also provide an incentive for taking time to answer a question thoroughly.
One website network that does this is the stackexchange.com network which started originally as stackoverflow but the model now seems to be expanding in all directions, and with good reason. The reputation system works very well and scales nicely across the other sites in the network.
The way that stackexchange links your account between different sub-domains of the network got me to thinking… what if this model could be expanded to cover the any website that want to take part?
Gravatar already does this for avatars. You choose an avatar from your Gravatar account and then websites can retrieve your avatar by using the email address you supply when signing up to the website.
Avataree is a gem to make your project/app deal with Gravatar services for profile and images in a simplified ruby manner.
first you need to create a dependency in your Gemfile
then let your bundle handle everything.
and avataree will at your service.
in your controller
for fetching gravatar image
for fetching gravatar profile
In addition to that avataree provides all options available/provided by Gravatar services. Here are the details
options :s or :size, default 80px X 80px
gravatar(firstname.lastname@example.org, :size => 100)
If there is no image fount associated with email provided then Gravatar returns default image. A 90 degree tilted G. But you can customize it further with providing values for options :d or :default example:
gravatar(email@example.com, :default => "mm")
values accepted by gravatar are:
404: returns an HTTP 404 (File Not Found) response
mm: (mystery-man) a simple, cartoon-style silhouetted outline of a person (does not vary by email hash)
identicon: returns a geometric pattern based on an email hash
monsterid: returns a generated ‘monster’ with different colors, faces, etc
wavatar: returns generated faces with differing features and backgrounds
Today’s gravatar is of Tsuyu from the manga Boku no Hero Academia, which is a series you should check out if you like quirky characters, ^_^ well anyway Tsuyu(Frog Girl) is one of the students hoping to prove herself worthy of becoming a superhero with the help of her power Frog-Form which includes super leaping, extending her tongue up to 20m(65.5 feet) and super swimming.
You can find out more about Tsuyu by clicking HERE!
If you want to check out Boku no Hero Academia clickHERE!
Lets talk about Gravatars. (click the word for WordPress.org how to)
What is a Gravatar?
According to WordPress a Gravatar is;
When browsing different web sites, you may notice that many users have a picture next to their name. These pictures are called “avatars.” WordPress, however, uses a specific type of avatar called “Gravatars“–short for “Globally Recognized Avatar.” Unlike standard…
The gravatar I used from Jan 19-20 identified as Shezow, a story of 12yo boy named Guy who upon placing the Shezow ring on his finger was conscripted into becoming the newest Shezow which were all previously women, thus Guy is forced to become a female superhero despite retaining his gender.
Guy wasn’t happy with having to appear as a girl but the fact that nobody can recognise him as Shezow(his sister and his friend Maz are the exceptions ) and the fact that as Shezow, Guy has a lot of awesome superpowers, he becomes comfortable with being a cross-dressing superhero.
How (and When) InvisionPower Shows Gravatar Option for Profile Image
I think I speak for everyone when I say that setting up a new profile online, it should be quick and easy.
I wonder then why the folks who design the discussion/social software, InvisionPower decided to not apply your gravatar by default and instead wait till you manually try to change your picture and then showing you the option.
I could assume a few reasons, like how in an enterprise environment you might not want your personal gravatar image showing up. But I would also assume you would also not get invited to enterprise software on a personal email.
If I was doing this I would have just automatically applied their image so I’m curious why the team took the approach they did.
That said, the way they did it does look nice and was a pleasant surprise for me when I didn’t have to take the step to upload an image.
If there is one social network I truly hate it must be called Gravatar. This problematic website has confused me, my wordpress blog and my e-mail if that’s even possible. The problem is the creation of two accounts made by me and Wordpress automatically. Obviously a service like Gravatar cannot make a distinction between two e-mail addresses or even two usernames. I mostly use Neejan, but I sometimes also try Niejan. And now I got two Gravatars, even on my Wordpress profile page. Lucky me. Pff.
Today’s gravatar is of Fubuki, the Blizzard of Hell from the manga series One-Punch Man, as the #1 of the B-class of the superhero faction The Blizzard Group while her telekinetic abilities are no where near as strong as her older sister Tatsumaki(which I have featured in my gravatar reviews before), she does have the power to be an S-class hero but Fubuki prefers the safety of the B-class.