Kaleidoscope-y Gravatars!

Dunno why but all the blank (Gr)avatars on my Blog have suddenly turned Kaleidoscopic! [Laymanspeak] Avatars or Gravatars are the small images that appear beside the commenter’s name [/Laymanspeak]. WP users will have their own avatar and others will have a gravatar based on their email id. Till now people who had neither would have shown up blank but now I see wierd kaleidoscopic images!

Kal 4 Kal 1 Kal 3 Kal 2

They sure brighten up the comments page. Especially on posts which have hundreds of blank-avatar-ed comments. And in the case of my blog, such posts are dime-a-dozen. Head over to any of the Radio posts or the Contact page and enjoy the Kaleidoscopes :mrgreen:

[Update] Seems WP has already announced it! The Default Avatar Options announcement was made earlier today which not only speaks about the new Kaleidoscopic avatars – which are called Identicons btw – but there are also Wavatars and MonsterIDs to choose from as the avatar for commenters who don’t have any. WTG WordPress!

5 thoughts on “Kaleidoscope-y Gravatars!

  1. they are colorful anyways 🙂

  2. I noticed them today. Sure look nice..a lot better than the blank avatars.

  3. @Rekha: They are!

    @LB: Yup. You can change them to MonsterID’s and Wavatars

  4. Gravatars have been around for a while. They probably got bored with the default dull avatar, so they decided to add some colour to it.

  5. Yeah. Most comments have the empty ‘Mystery Man’ avatar which was kinda dull….so they spruced it up 😛

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