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How do I use a GRavatar...?

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  1. TaraMaiden

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    I'd like to use one, but have no idea how to do so....?
     
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      Gravatar (a portmanteau of globally-recognized avatar) is a service for providing globally-unique avatars and was created by Tom Preston-Werner. Since 2007, it has been owned by Automattic, having integrated it into their WordPress.com blogging platform.
       
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        Thank you. But that doesn't tell me how I can use it to universally generate the same avatar... That was the real crux of my question...

        ETA: Thank you to whomsoever moved the thread.
         
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          The link may help you below if it's for an avatar but you must activate an account first :)

          Gravatar - Globally Recognized Avatars
           
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          As far as I can make out you need to register with Gravatar ( Gravatar - Globally Recognized Avatars ) unless already done and then the forum software needs to be changed to allow Gravatar use. A plug in may be available. First is easy, second, I would think, problematic.
           
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            Hi Nigel...I use the plug in mate...quick and easy :blue thumb:
             
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            ....Aaaaand....none the wiser!! What dafuschia is a 'plug in'...?!
             
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              Apologies didn't express that particularly well. I should have made it clear that the plug in would be for the forum software and not for you as an individual user.
              A plug in is basically a prewritten computer program that you download and install on your device to let you do something, for example an app for your phone. Nothing at all to do with Fuchsias.
               
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                As Nigel says it would more than likely need an admin to install the GRavatar plug in on the forum software running on their server. For all I know it may already be there but not enabled - suck it and see?

                What have you tried so far @TaraMaiden ?
                 
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                  Hi John, it must be working as my laptop asks me if I want to use plug in once I press ok and that's it...unless it's something built in to my actual laptop :scratch:
                   
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                    I'm just wondering then, why it's an option on this forum, to select...? I wouldn't have the foggiest idea how to enable it...


                    ...After a bit of 'digging around'.....

                    I use a Google Chromebook which apparently doesn't support ANY plug-ins, except 'Flash' which apparently has to be enabled manually, it's not automatic...
                     
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                      @TaraMaiden select 'Avatar' from the drop down list when you select your name at the top of the page:
                      Capture 1.JPG

                      Then enter your email address associated with your GRavatar in the next pop up:
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                      Click "Use Gravatar" then "Okay" and that should do it.
                       
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                        Great post @JWK my good friend:goodpost:
                         
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                          Hi TaraMaiden, @JWK as given you good directions for an Avatar.

                          Otherwise I had good chrome on my laptop that came with flash player plug in and it was enabled, so that's why I was asked if I wanted it...after double checking.

                          To enable it here's how you do it with Google chrome if you don't want to use JWK's advice :)


                          Enable Flash Player in Chrome. Open your Google Chrome browser, type chrome://plugins in the address bar and press Enter. Scroll down to Plugins. Here you can select Disable, Enable Adobe Flash Player and also check the Always allowed check-box, if you wish.

                           
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                          Hang on.... I'll give @JWK's advice a go.... brb!!

                          ETA: "No Gravatar found for current email address."

                          Yet I registered that avatar on the gravatar website.

                          Ya know, I might just give up....
                           
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