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Why did our avatars change?

AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,494
It appears those of us with “default” avatars that were assigned to us randomly (at least mine was) got new ones last night. Not that I was emotionally attached, but it is kind of annoying. Is this supposed to encourage us to pick one for ourselves?
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  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,914
    No idea! 
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,494
    Didn’t happen to LegoFan2, I notice :-/
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,567
    Mine didn't change...
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,494
    Mine didn't change...
    You sure? I thought yours was different too.
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,567
    It looks the same to me.
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,567
    In fact, yours also looks the same. Or very similar.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,494
    Mine definitely got darker and angrier.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,769
    Mine changed a while ago.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,494
    CCC said:
    Mine changed a while ago.
    I would have sworn that just yesterday, yours had a bright yellow background.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,494
    Just for yucks, here’s what our three avatars look like to me today. Do you guys see the same?

  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,567
    No. They all seem the same as always. My avatar has a grey background; apparently you see it as a light green? And to me, CCC's is still bright yellow, but you see a sort of pale yellow/green/grey color?
    Astrobricks
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,567
    Well, I have to go to a meeting. Good bye until tomorrow.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,494
    No. They all seem the same as always. My avatar has a grey background; apparently you see it as a light green? And to me, CCC's is still bright yellow, but you see a sort of pale yellow/green/grey color?
    Ah ha! There is something fishy going on! 
    Why the hell am I seeing different colors?

    The above screen shot is from Safari on my iPad. When I look at my iPhone, I see the same. When I look on my MacBook, I see the same except MY avatar looks like it used to. 
    #&@*% computers!
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,914
    There is one solution: go and create one you like at gravatar.com and it'll appear here automatically.

    Astrobricks
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 597
    Might another solution be that someone is colorblind? 560Heliport's avatar definitely has a light, bright green background (brightness may vary depending on monitor/screen settings). And CCC's avatar background is definitely a muted yellow, almost gray.

    At least I'm still Xzbit!
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,494
    Apparently the solution is to go have lunch and check back in a couple hours because now they’re all back to normal for me. But not for @Lego_Lord_Mayorca I guess.
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,295
    They all changed a few months ago for me, and haven't differed since. I still see CCC's as the bright yellow background, though.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,769
    Mine has been pale for me for ages.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,219
    Drugs will fry your brain, man.
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 899
    "DOES ANYBODY ELSE FEEL LIKE A FRIED EGG?"
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,916
    edited May 2019
    @CCC Aw man, now that you've changed it my comment is even more random 🤣
    AstrobricksBumblepantsSumoLegokiki180703
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,295
    Okay, so as of today I'm seeing pale-background @CCC. Odd.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,494
    Baby_Yoda said:
    Okay, so as of today I'm seeing pale-background @CCC. Odd.
    @CCC has gone full white background for me. Are you toying with us @CCC ?
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,978
    @CCC is now Evil Humpty Dumpty.
    dmcc0gmonkey76AstrobricksBaby_YodapharmjodMynattkiki180703
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,494
    Or Bikini Face Humpty Dumpty - newest villain to terrorize the DC Universe.
    pharmjod560Heliport
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,494
    @CCC officially wins the New Avatar Challenge, LOL!

    560HeliportSumoLegoMegtheCatBaby_Yodagmonkey76kiki180703
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,567
    Mine changed while I was eating lunch! Now I'm angry! (my avatar, that is; I like it!)
    Astrobricks
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,221
    Mine changed while I was eating lunch! Now I'm angry! (my avatar, that is; I like it!)
    It's just disappointed that you opted for that piece of pie. Your avatar would be more relaxed if you stuck to your diet... 
    KungFuKenny
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 778
    ^^ A sure sign of Type 2 Diabetes
    klinton
  • mustang69mustang69 North CarolinaMember Posts: 534
    Mine changed too, now I look like an over happy anime character.
    Bumblepants
  • milambermilamber Mayenne, FranceMember Posts: 631
    Mine changed this morning too so you definitely aren't seeing things. I thought perhaps I'd hit 500 comments or something, but appears to just be a random change
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,567
    I guess my new avatar expresses my feelings about the changes to the VIP program!
    BumblepantsBaby_Yodagmonkey76
  • milambermilamber Mayenne, FranceMember Posts: 631
    I guess my new avatar expresses my feelings about the changes to the VIP program!
    Mine looks like a UK plug
  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 703
    ^ Hmm, UK plugs are three rectangular pins, not a round one... I don't know of any like that!
  • milambermilamber Mayenne, FranceMember Posts: 631
    ^ Hmm, UK plugs are three rectangular pins, not a round one... I don't know of any like that!
    Artistic licence
  • MrShinyAndNewMrShinyAndNew Member Posts: 281
    US/Canada plugs are two flat pins, one round ground pin, though typically one flat pin is wider than the other.
  • EvilTwinEvilTwin UKMember Posts: 129
    i just noticed mine has changed too. it used to be a bit like the Joker, now it's more like Papa Lazarou
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 2,055
    edited August 2020
    Over the last 2 days random member’s avatars have been changing to this:
    and then changing back at random... Has anyone else been seeing this issue?  
    560Heliportdavetheoxygenmangmonkey76Ayliffe
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,769
    edited August 2020
    Yes, including yours!



    560HeliportdavetheoxygenmanKungFuKennyAstrobricksMynatt
  • panchox1panchox1 The Outer RimMember Posts: 670
    i'd just like to know how to change mine deliberately. can't seem to do it. and I can't seem to update my location either.
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 2,055
    @panchox1
    I believe you can set your avatar on the main Brickset user “My Profile” page— you used to have to do it through Gravatar.com, so that may be part of the process as well..
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,914
    edited August 2020
    It seems you are no longer allocated a random avatar if you've not set one up at Gravatar. The dashboard tell me:

    "Users with a Gravatar account will by default get their Gravatar avatar. Users without a Gravatar account will get the default avatar."

    https://en.gravatar.com/

    Once set up there it'll be used on the main site too, assuming you're using the same email address.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,978
    I have only set one here on the forum and not the main site.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,494
    edited August 2020
    Still doesn’t explain why the same user’s avatar is “ghostly” one minute and normal the next. 
    And it seems to affect everyone at once. If I refresh, all the ghostly ones change back to normal. Right now, they all look fine to me.
    KungFuKenny
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,769
    ^ For me it is not everyone at once. For example, bumblepants does have one but I am currently seeing this ...


    AstrobricksKungFuKenny
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,769
    And now this ... it seems completely random behaviour.


    Astrobricks
  • panchox1panchox1 The Outer RimMember Posts: 670
    @panchox1
    I believe you can set your avatar on the main Brickset user “My Profile” page— you used to have to do it through Gravatar.com, so that may be part of the process as well..

    thanks! I was able to do it. in the past I haven't been able to. not sure why I can now.
    KungFuKenny
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,494
    edited August 2020
    CCC said:
    And now this ... it seems completely random behaviour.


    Thanks. This shows it has nothing to do with whether you have set up an avatar at Gravatar.

    Sometimes when I refresh, they all come back, and sometimes they don’t.
    KungFuKenny
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,968
    Got the same issue here on all browsers and devices I try. Can't even see my own avatar. I originally logged in using FB and it should be my profile picture.
    KungFuKenny
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