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Profile Pictures (Avatars) in the Comments

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If you’ve read comments on articles here at Consumerism Commentary, you may notice that some people have profile pictures or avatars — small representative images — next to the names at the top of the comments. If you’re a frequent commenter here and you want to represent yourself graphically, it’s easy and free. Sign up for a free account at Gravatar.com, and use the same email address you use when commenting. The blogging software here will take the email address you enter on the comment form and query Gravatar’s database. Your image will be displayed alongside your comment and your email address will always be kept private.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar Llama Money

I noticed that today actually, and I have to say the addition of some small llama icons on your site is welcome ;)

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avatar Dogatemyfinances

Hope it works!

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avatar Yana

Of course I have to try that…

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avatar mbhunter

That was a really easy sign-up process!

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