Gravatar: Iconically speaking…

As a member of the TTAG Armed Intelligencia, you visit TTAG often, for the latest in All Things Guns. (And thank you for that, by the way.) More and more of you feel the urge to comment on the musings of our humble scribes (ditto). But have you ever wondered about the generic-looking icon that pops up beside your name when you post a comment?

The icon (a.k.a. “avatar”) is a pictographic representation of, well…you. And the generic silhouette is really just a placeholder, until/unless you grace our pages with something a little more personal.

“But wait,” you say. “How do I change my avatar from something that looks vaguely like the top half of a silhouette target to my own mug, or even something that expresses my individuality, my hopes, my dreams, and the fact that I have too much time on my hands?” Glad you asked.

Time for a quick visit over to gravatar.com. There, you can create your very own avatar, using your own artwork, photograph, or something you scraped off Google images. Tie it to the same email you used when you registered here at TTAG and automatically, your generic icon will be replaced with something quite a bit more “you.”

So what are you waiting for? These avatars don’t create themselves! Don’t be one of the herd. Become one of the heard AND seen, with a shiny new avatar. Did I mention it’s free?

comments

  1. avatar AuricTech says:

    It’s good to have been an early adopter…. 😉

  2. avatar Ralph says:

    The “avatar” thingy at the upper left IS my actual picture. Now you understand why I’m so nervous at the shooting range.

    1. avatar JOE MATAFOME says:

      It’s a good thing this isn’t a caption contest because Ralph already has us all beat. LMAO

  3. avatar John Fritz says:

    Well, it appears that another John Fritz already exists over at Gravatar, thus complicating my quest for an avatar. And the prompt for WordPress users to just jump right in doesn’t work. For me, that is. Anyone else have trouble with that sign-in?

    … and it works!

    1. avatar Bob H says:

      That WordPress login is a scam. Lets see if this works.
      And it does!

  4. avatar 2yellowdogs says:

    OK, let’s see if this works.

  5. avatar 2yellowdogs says:

    I like this better.

  6. avatar Robert Farago says:

    A gravatar I’ll never forget.

  7. avatar Joe says:

    I decided to go with the picture as seen on my passport, minus any color or face.

    Hopefully…

    1. avatar Joe says:

      Ok, maybe not…

      Or yes?

      1. avatar Ralph says:

        Have we met? Because you look very familiar.

        1. avatar Joe says:

          Uh, I’m not sure. I live in Southern California, if that helps.

  8. avatar Mogg says:

    Well, since we all seem to be testing our new avatars…

  9. avatar Andrew Wiggins says:

    Seems I have a gravatar account, completely forgot.

    1. avatar Bob H says:

      Andrew Wiggins has an account? Can Demosthenes and Locke (not to mention the Buggers) be far behind?

  10. avatar Ryan Finn says:

    testing 1_2_3

  11. avatar JustSomeGuy says:

    And…3_2_1

    1. avatar JustSomeGuy says:

      Changed?

      Yes, and done.

  12. avatar The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit says:

    No. I don’t wonder. Not at all. 😀

  13. avatar EverydayGunner says:

    Lets see if I got this working right…

    Hey! Good job me : ]

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