Faces of CPAN

May 05, 2010 | Posted by Beau Lebens

CPAN was a pretty early adopter (outside of blogs) of Gravatar, and have been using them for quite a while to put a face to the name of the people who are developing the core modules of the Perl programming language. I just happened to come across this awesome page that I had to share, called The Faces of CPAN. It shows a page containing all of the Gravatars of members who have one. Very cool.

I’d love to see websites do something like this, showing their “community” of commenters via their Gravatars. Maybe I’ll write a quick plugin to do that…

16 Responses

  1. Dwight says:

    I’d love a plugin that would do that… perhaps with an opt in, opt out feature for more shy members..

  2. lightsound4rent says:

    keep on improving.this thing really rocks!

  3. Jeffro says:

    Provide me with a shortcode that I can add to a page that will do this and I’ll implement it, just for the sake of seeing what it looks like!

  4. Milan says:

    You are just 2 years and 1 week behind:

  5. Ahmad Alfy says:

    WOW, that’s a really great idea 🙂
    Like a thank you page for all the people commenting on your blog …
    with the faces… and links back to them! that’s pretty cool!

  6. Ashfame says:

    Ok! I will code this up but I need to know how can I check if there is a gravatar for an account or not via code?

  7. Milan says:

    @Ashfame: you can use either simple method via 404 error or full API.

    @Beau: I already told you to do that 😉

  8. Jeffro says:

    LOL that is pretty funny, almost the same title minus The THE.

  9. Shiva says:

    Wow that is pretty cool. Wish I knew programming to accomplish such a feat. I am waiting for your plugin Beau

  10. Biosfera MS says:

    estamos nessa! =)

  11. […] upon the post Faces of CPAN and inspired by Jeffro’s request, I created a very small plugin that displays your registered […]

  12. jeffro, is this what you’re looking for?



  13. nilsjuenemann says:

    keep on improving.this thing really rocks!

  14. vermillionsystems says:

    This is super. I could see more businesses using this to personalize their content.

  15. morntech says:

    Provide me owning a shortcode which i can include to some web page that will do this and I’ll put into movement it, just to the sake of seeing what it appears like

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