How to Have a Custom Picture in our Comments

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Custom avatars are great. They allow you to express your persona visually, serving as a representation of self. While blog websites such as this one don’t have any intrinsic means of avatar support, there are mystical internet methods of getting around it.

Many of our readers are veritable internet ninjas – and already have custom avatars – others are perhaps a little less internet savvy, and have asked just how it’s done. If you’re a regular reader (and commenter) on the site and would like to add a little custom flavour to your comments, hit the jump to find out how.

One such bit of internet magic is a service by the name of Gravatar, or Globally Recognised Avatar – and registering for and using the service is super-easy. Go to, click on “Get your Gravatar Today” and follow the on-screen instructions. all you need is a valid email address and a suitably thumb-sized picture to use as your avatar  – which will not only work on this site, but any other Gravatar-enabled site or blog. Hooray!

Here’s an overview video of the service, in case you needed any more convincing.

Last Updated: August 21, 2009

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • easy

    yay… boobs!

  • spl0it


    /back on topic
    Yeah I totally agree the PS3 is an overpriced piece of rubbish……

  • Awie_is_n_Pirate

    Thanks Geoff. This is the best post of the day. Did I mention it has boobs.

  • 40insanefrogs

    :whistle: That’s pretty cool.

  • eXp

    I have no idea what is written below the picture.
    I actually don’t know what article I’m commenting on.

  • Cleric

    Cool. Can finally get rid of that panda bear thing.

  • Faheem

    B:face: :face:BS
    Geoff does it again… proving his affinity for mammary excellence!!!

  • Shaun

    Nice tip…

  • ewie


  • RSA-Ace


  • r0gue

    finally ….the secret is revealed

    look how sexy I am now

  • EchoZA

    Please repost article without the picture, as I can’t seem to read it 🙂

  • Mark


  • bokka1

    This was posted a year or two ago.

    Good for the noobs around here.

  • ScurvyJimbeam


  • Boobs for Geoffafah


  • Boobs for Geoffafah

    Boobs dammit!

  • Our superstar system* may cache your new avatar for a while… Don’t worry a hard refresh (ctrl+F5) will fix the problem.

    Cacheing is actually being done by your browser and not us so please forward all hatemail through the correct channels.

  • I used to have one and then it disappeared 🙁

  • did you possibly change your email address?

  • EchoZA

    Now that your using the image as an avatar, my wife would like her commision (for the photo 🙂 )

  • Fudzy

    Is it not possible to add a component which allows you to register and login like on a regular website/forum?

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