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Those Little Icons In The Comments

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You may have noticed that there is a little icon that appears next to the name listed for each comment left on Consumerism Commentary. (It doesn’t seem to be working with Internet Explorer at the moment, but I’ll look into that.) If you can see them, most people have icons that look like question marks. I’ve enabled gravatars — globally recognized avatars. You can set a small icon to be associated with your email address, and the icon will automatically follow you to any site that has also enabled gravatars. Check it out, if you like.

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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 Jonathan
avatar RS

How long does it usually take for them to “rate” your gravatar. I have been wait for a while.

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avatar Luke Landes

It took a couple of days for them to approve mine… and I want to change it anyway. Having my face plastered all over this site is not what I really want…

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avatar RS

Pretty cool…too bad my blogs favicon looks stupid and pixelated when it gets blown up to 80×80. Will have to change that…but still like the idea. Nice job.

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