I’m pleased to announce the release of the all new gravatar.com 2.0! It’s the same great Gravatar you’ve come to know and love, now with more features and better scalability.
As always, you can sign up for free and get:
– One email address per account
– Two gravatars per account (and an easy way to switch between them)
Or upgrade to Gravatar Premium and get:
– Unlimited emails per account
– Unlimited gravatars per account (makes switching between them easy!)
Gravatar 2.0 allows you to upload any size image which you can then crop to your liking with the built in cropper, making it easy to get your images just the way you want them. In addition to uploading from disk, you can now choose an image off the internet, making it simple to use photos from Flickr or your favorite website.
While every gravatar will still have a rating, it will now be up to you to make that judgement call. Putting this power in your hands means no more long waits to see your image online, and makes possible our upcoming API that will allow you to manage your gravatars from external applications!
With G2 comes a brand new, highly scalable server architecture that will enable Gravatar to grow. The new architecture is backwards compatible with existing plugins, but introduces a new, simpler URL format for requesting gravatars. This new format will become the basis for an updated set of plugins that will be forthcoming. These new plugins will begin to leverage some of the exciting online identity enhancements that are already in the works.
This release is just the beginning of a big change in how users interact on the web. Keep an eye on this weblog for news about upcoming features and plugins.
Welcome to Your Identity—Online.
282 responses to “Welcome to Gravatar 2.0!”
Thanks a lot! Great job!
congratulations! welcome back… yipee…
I love it!
I love it.
I love the new site… thanks for getting it going again!
I stand corrected; it APPEARED that I’d set it properly in the program; it’s not even propagating to comments here.
Great! Thumbs up for you guys.
My gravatar hasn’t appeared yet on any forum or my haloscan – testing this one. Tx anyway.
I couldn’t apply an image to my email address using IE6, but tried Firefox and it worked first time. So far my gravatar hasn’t worked though.
How long is the propogation supposed to take for gravatar images to show up on supported blogs?
Is there any planned support for moving GIF avatar images? The crop tool fails to load when I try to upload one, but it will show as an available avatar (despite being too big).
testing gravatar image.
I am so glad to see it up!!!
Six hours later… still not working.
LOL i can’t get in!!! guess i’ll try later 😦
This is such a great idea. But it doesn’t work! Could someone responsible please hint us about when the problem should be resolved?
Need new wordpress gravatar plugin?
First time gravatar user just checking…
Hmpf It doesn`t work
very good job!!
Can ANYONE answer our questions…WHY AIN’T some avatars working? What are some of us doing wrong? Goodness!
Is anyone going to explain what the glitch is that allows only a few individual’s gravatars to appear but the majority don’t work ???
It says that the url is unavailabre:
503 Service Temporarily Unavailable
I mean that pictures don’t been dispplayed on the weblog. Only the default picture.
Test my Gravatar!
Mine isn’t working either 😦
gracias para todo
testing my avatar again
hmmm I guess some avatars is not working! =X
Not working for me!
Not working for me, either…
Looks like I’m not the only one wondering why my gravatar isn’t showing up.
Good to see Gravatar up and running again.
gravatar test 😉
it’s been days and i can’t get this gravatar thing to work.
There’s no contact information anywhere on this site. Where do I e-mail legitimate business concerns (i.e. I’m not just harrassing you for free support)?
I created an avatar a few moments ago and I love the fast activation!
still not working for me. new G are not showing up.
I love it and I hate spammer.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch…
My gravatar hasn’t been working since the day i suscribed and uploaded my pic. What’s wrong?
How many of you whose gravatars aren’t working neglected to associate it with your email? (Like I did until the penny dropped).
My new gravatar pictures does not show up. There is no way to delete anything either.
Ich find Gravatar cool !!!
The new Gravatar works seamlessly – bravo!
Really looking forward to whatever’s coming next.
Keep up the great job.
Yeah! Welcome back 😀
Thank you very much 🙂
Awsome ! formidable
Yay! Welcome back :).
Congratulations on the relaunch! We’ve missed you.
Congrats and welcome back.
Congrats ! Very great job !!!
Great! Thanks a lot Tom!
Thanks a lot !! =)
thx, it’s working now (also the gif-upload). Only my FF 184.108.40.206 got a message, that the resizer doesn’t want to work in it…
Looks great! Thanks a lot!
YES YES YES!
Great – nice feature!
It’s work fine! Thanks!
Congratulations on the relaunch..
I do have a question about switching gravatars…how do I know the one I’ve chosen is accepted? I have two in my selection area and when I click on one, it’s just highlighted in red and i have no other options of what to do. Do I just log out?
I’m having difficulty changing my avatar. I removed the old one but I can’t get the new one to appear.
I can upload an avatar, but when I go to add it to my email address all I see is an error in the status bar using IE6 or IE7. When I return, the avatar still doesn’t appear next to the email. What gives? Does this only work with Firefox?
i am glad that this is working again
Please, please, please, replace this image with a smoother one:
Congrats anyway. 😀
Well, I was able to change my gravatar and add a new email to my account as far as the gravatar site is concerned, however, none of the changes are showing up anywhere else =\\
I had upload my avatar, but I don’t see it on any weblog
Works like a charm.
Wish the free version had 2 e-mail-accounts and 1 Gravatar, instead of the other way around. Heck, can’t have it all.
Yipiii! You’re back. Thanks for the good work.
Great news guys, wish u the best
NICE! Working fine!
If it helps anyone, I published a step-by-step guide on how to get your own Gravatar on my Blog. I know most people will be able to get through the process all on their own with no troubles, but there’s always going to be some of your Blog readers out there who need to have their hands held in order to get set up. Hope it helps someone…
Well well well… Welcome back. It’s KISS and I love KISS. Thank you
Congrats…Its Great to have you back. I was waiting for my own Gravatar for so long.
My Gravatar doesn´t work? Where is the problem?
Rien encore.. affe!!
Great! But i think 2 mail’s with 1 gravatar for each e-mail will be better coz many people have at least 2 mail’s, and just create a new account for each mail 😉
Gravatar’a kavuştuk mutlu mesut olduk..
My Gravatar isn’t appearing (check out http://www.libdemblogs.co.uk ) all looks OK here though
Hmmm…. I love the idea of gravatar. I’ve been waiting for it to come back. I am very excited it is back. But alas it doesn’t appear to be working for me.
looks great! thank you! 🙂
testing to see if my old gravatar still exists.
Oh, and the site.gravatar.com is returning a 503 – Service Temporarily Unavailable currently.
Will the WP Gravatars2 plugin still work? *Testing*
Great work! Got to love the web 2.0 functions!
I signed up for Gravatars Premium, and paid my $10, and now my account is GONE!!
what in the HELL!!!?????
Service Temporarily Unavailable
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.
Not a great start…
i’m not sure this is working. and since there is such great support here, i’m feeling the urge to pay you money.
aside from that, i paid for my last account. i guess that doesnt carry over, eh?
all in all, methinks gravatar needs a wee bit of competition! alas, i’m not in the Gravatar business, so i will limit my pressure to comments that will serve to do little more than briefly lower my blood pressure. okay. carry on.
I have been waiting for the 2.0 service to launch. It did, I enabled my Gravatar plugin on my blog, upgraded my Gravatar account to a premium account, and now the service is down. Oh well… I work in technology and understand that these things happen. I can imagine that with the recent launch of 2.0 the load on the server must be incredible.
I hope you guys get it fixed soon. Good luck! I’ll be patiently waiting!
Thanks for a great service!
Thank you so much !
I just changed my gravatar yesterday and two of my friends registered and uploaded their pics the day before. I checked their gravatar either by looking at their comments on my blog (gravatar supported and official plugin installed) or directly entering the URI in my browser but I only see default blue “G” icon for them and my avatar unchanged.
I would like to know for how long we have to wait before our gravatars are updated. Is it due to cache settings on your server?
test my gravatar
I created my account several days ago, and my gravatar still doesn’t appear nowhere. Not on my own page, neither on this one, I just don’t know why it isn’t working.
Someone know how to solve this.
I uploaded my graphic (twice, actually) and it appears but when I go to select it, it vanishes! What’s up with that? I’m using Firefox. Any ideas? I keep trying it and the same thing happens.
Are the gravatars being cached or is there another reason why I can’t see my new gravatar?
Great this works like a charm!
Excellent – I have been waiting an age to join in the fun
I cannot understand why my gravatar doesn’t work…
Only to check if my gravatar works? 😀
I uploaded my new pic on gravatar 72 hours ago… it’s still the old one appearing.
This is only a test. Do not be alarmed.
The cache seems to be entirely too aggressive. I replaced my gravatar yesterday and deleted the old one, yet the old one is still displaying.
If the basic functions don’t work, there’s no way many people will ever consider paying for additional features.
My account is not working right… everything is ok, but i have no gravatar in my blog comments.. help!
Is there any alternetive of gravatar? I uploaded my avatar at Saturday evening and it still doesn’t work.
It is indeed unavailabre. Well said.
I registered a gravatar just a few days ago. Before that, I posted my comments everywhere with capitals in the email address, so, as gravatar uses md5 hashes and modified my email address to remove the caps, my gravatar isn’t displayed at those previous comments. Can you fix this and replace my email address (or the hash) in your database with the address entered here? Thanks a lot.
uh….yeah i am beginning to think gravatar was a figment of my imagination….
Nice answer, Corrado. It seems to fit with the problem’s everyone’s having. If it matters at all, a ping on IRC yesterday revealed that Tom has not been active for 4 days and 20 hours, right around the time of this very posting. Perhaps he *did* die. In any case, he better have an equally good excuse should he ever come back here.
I have problems getting a working Gravatar for my email adress.
I agree with commenter NikCee. What’s to stop us from creating another free account with the different email address? Had high hopes for this service. Hopefully things get worked out quickly.
wow, true….i do hope he is alive. it would be really tragic if i didn’t have a fun little pic to go with my internet identity! seriously, i get a lump in my throat thinking about having just a plain name show.
I agree with Gmartintin: I have a blog and Gravatar doesn’t work with 50% of my user.
I asked to a couple of them to give me their password and even using my picture (which works) their Gravatars doesn’t work. This is NOT a problem of the plug-in I use because their gravatar doesn’t work with your php example code too.
I’d like to give you some of the address which have the problem, but you don’t have any email for support or something.
It could be great if you report something here about this thing, which is certainly a CRITICAL bug.
I’m testing my G again!
Not to worry folks. Werner will soon launch a brand new set of apologies and promises. He’s very good at launching those – perhaps the best. Seriously, is everyone here so new to Gravatar, that they fail to see the hilarity in it all. I mean Tom Werner is the very definition of an internet tragedy.
test! hope this works!
Test! hope this works…
Yay, thanks, this should be fantastic.
There are a lot of pissed off customers here Tom… I hope you’re doing something about this…
For those of you that are interested (Tom Werner in particular) I’ve written an entry about this ‘relaunch’ on my blog: http://www.100yen.co.uk/2007/02/22/dear-tom-werner/
YAYZERAMA! I’m so thrilled that Gravatar 2.0 is here. I was eagerly checking the blog, then trailed off for awhile, then arrived here today. Just peachy; or as I prefer, watermelony! I’ve just updated my gravatar at last and look forward to all the new joy that comes with my novel visual identity. Cheerio and great work, Tom and everyone else involved! =D
i’m so glad to use Gravatar service.
But i’v one big problem; I have wrongly brought OWN resource (www.zhinzher.ru) in abusing.
Please unblock my site for your service!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Thankful in advance!
For some reason my image shows in the image uploader form on gravatar, but it does not show on here.
same with my gravatar…. doesn’t work 😦
Doesn’t work. Am I to wait?
Registered a few days ago and still not showing up 😦
testing my avatar
LAK, this is the first I’ve heard of this. Let me see what’s wrong and get back to you.
Nothing… Man… This is getting depressing.
Another long-time member of the ‘Blue G’ club!
Hmmm another nice idea on the trash pile? Just a test to see if the gravatar works here.
Re-testing my avatar…
I am seeing my gavatar only sporatically.
Some people can’t see my gravitar at all. I can see it about 70% of the time, the other times it displays the blue Gravatar icon.
Is this a known problem?
Can anyone comment on this?
I don’t think the old WordPress plugins for Gravatar are quite working properly for 2.0. Anyone know?
Please accept my sincere apologies for being such an ass. I really don’t wish you any misfortune with Gravatar. I sometimes forget that real people exist on the other end of such rude and insensitive comments. It won’t happen again. Best of luck.
Just LOVE gravatar and how simple your site is to navigate.
love love love gravatar! Great Job! =)
Круто, вроде все работает
great !! thx a lot !
the gravatar works really graet.
This should explain a few things: http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/02/23/gravatar.author.killed.in.car.accident/index.html
How do I get this thing to work? I’ve double and triple checked everything, but still no gravatar. Looks good when I log in.
Looking at this list, seems like there are many default “gravatar” icons here. Is something malfunctioning?
Trying to implement gravatars for my users but all accounts are just returning the default Gravatar image. Using the PHP code (there’s not much of it) from the implement section of the site.
Shame it’s not working, as I wanted to promote it our users with the new relaunch of the site 🙂
Wow! Thanks a lot!
Thanks a lot!
Yeah, Kirsten. Nice Blue G. Did you design it yourself?
I wonder if mine will work!
GRAVATARS2 WORDPRESS PLUGIN WORKS!!! http://zenpax.com/gravatars2/ Now, the gravatar.com service… well… it sometimes works great… sometimes not so great… usually it sometimes works for some people but often it does not always work for everyone or always works for nobody sometimes when other times it never works flawlessly for everyone for whom it sometimes always never works. Got it?
Just trying my new gravvie 😀
Looks fantastic, and works great, good job!
Probably it won’t work, trying all day to get it working 😦
works great AAHHAAHAAHAHA
Not working for my Haloscan account.
My gravatar is not showing. It was during the Beta testing, but I changed the image a couple of times with no problems, and now that I have the one I want it will not show. I know how to attach the image to my email and it is showing that it is, so I know that is not the problem. Can anybody help me?? Thanks!
How do I change my rating? I created a new gravatar but it’s not showing up with my email address in my comments section.
Hi.Please is gravatar.com only for static avatars?Animated no?Thanks
Just testing to see if this thing works.
Testing out to see if it works. Sounds sweet.
some testing too
Just Testing to see if this works, since it still shows my old gravatar
Just a test
oh… I’m surprised that so many gravatars aren’t working. I thought I’m the only one with this problem. I hope it get solved soon.
woe is me
Yep, my gravatar doesn’t work either! What’s going on.
Wollte mir doch nur ne neue Gravat(te) holen…. 😦
stop highlighting now.
The caching is not working well for me either. I started using Gravatars on my site but everyone that signs up, their Gravatar’s just stay as the blue block, even now 3-4 days later. I assume it’s a cachine issue?
Also, maybe you should have a bug tracker or something as the real reports of bugs are getting lost in-between all the rude people on this blog.
I´m having problems with my gravatar, the new one doesn´t show at all. I deleted my old and sometimes the old shows and on some blogs no gravatar shows. Strange…
Where is my Avartar?
If Tom is the only sole person doing this service, he has come along way. Now if he’s doing this service out of charity to give back to the community in part, don’t you all think that you should at least give him a chance to get this figured out? Financial obligations for a venture this huge maybe overwhelming to him at times or it could just be the stress everyone has been putting on him, who really knows except Tom. If you were all really the kind and considerate people out there, then feel free to chip in and give him a lending hand instead of bitching about it. Personally I run my own site and do everything on it myself. Its not easy when everyone wants a hand out for nothing. For those that have an issue in waiting until Tom gets everything resolved, feel free to put your avatar on the sites you visit manually. Then when Tom gets it all resolved, then you can remove your pic from all the sites if you wish and use Gravatar. I’m not sure but I think Tom had a donation box someplace on the site at one time or another. Pitch in!
exactly, the Gravatar is a really great service, and doesnt come with some “Give your Money or this service will have no use for you” package. I really like this page and recommend it to most Internetusers I know. THX Tom
Thought I’d try a test. I think its a great idea.
Help!Still not work!
Hm just testing…
How long does it take for your gravatar to take effect? I’ve uploaded two avatars and assigned one of them to my e-mail address. However, it doesn’t appear to be displaying …
i choose to appreciate tom’s efforts….
Yeah! Welcome back! 🙂
Of the first 20 comments here, only 4 do not display gravatars. Of the last 20 (not counting doubles), I see about 3 gravatars for 20 posts.
To me this suggests that it simply takes a long time for all the newly registred gravatars to come through on the new system. It probably takes a lot of time to index or crawl or sort or cache or whatever is done to all these users.
Since I have lived several years without them, I guess I can survive another week or two before I start panicing.
Ok – so if new gravatars don’t seem to be working, how about an old gravatar associated with a new email address?
la polla me va a chupar todas vustras putas madre
I uploaded my avatar 3 days ago and it didn’t work… now it is working!
I have some problem with my avatars too 😦 I have uploaded a new avatar some days ago but I still see the old image 😦
In the same time a friend of mine have signed up but he is still unable to see his avatar…
Still not working
Just want to say love what your doing and keep up the good work!!
and a small question:
Will Gravatar ever support animated gifs?
Fantastic work, it seems to be working flawlessly for me. I was wondering about the “premium” account, which seemed to be a very easy way to financially support the Gravatar project. Where can I read more about it? Thanks in advance!
test gravatar easy ? hmm
Great new site and service, congrats!
I think it has issues with IE7 (who is not having problems with IE7?), BUT it works with no problems in Firefox.
I´m looking forward to see what new functions will have a premium account to decide over that if it worth buying it.
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Tesssting my gravatar 🙂
Doesn’t work lately! 😦
Looking for my Gravatar (squint, squint)…no see it!
testing my gravatar… jee this takes a while.
Does my gravatar work?
i try to this vers.
welcome again Gravatar 2 🙂
The idea is nice, but my Gravatars don’t get displayed 😦 Just testing once again …
Another test …
Test. Pls ignore this comment. 🙂
I am testing.
OK, it works on this site but not the blogs when I post a comment……..will be back shortly to see if its working now…..maybe it just the blog site..anyways I’ll be back
Testing my gravatar
Just testing! 🙂
just testing 🙂
I signed up and added my image, but my gravatar still wont show:-(
Just to test if my avatar is working…
I thought it said ‘case insensitive’, weird..
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süper bi sistem bu gravatar sizi seviyoruz
how about a thread for testing gravatars?!
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Gravatar , is the best application.. 🙂
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The gravatar is awesome, love it!
test my gravatar
just testing..hello friends…I just blogged on another site but came up as annonymous…maybe I should have added my email so gravatar showed up?
I hope it works.
I am looking my gravatar now! Good.. :}