Hi...Just wondering: it seems my gravatar has changed. I changed my "id" a couple days ago, but that didn't change my rep or openID or gravatar at the time...just my "username"... However, I noticed that at some point today, my gravatar has been changed. I was growing quite fond of my former ! Any reason for the change? Both the tone (degree of "blue") and the pattern have changed. I'd like my "old" one back, but if these are periodically altered, for some reason, and/or there's no way to retrieve the "old" one, that's okay, I suppose. [Note, I found my "old" gravatar w/current user ID on the Stack Exchange Site (page listing rep and ranks for math.SE).
Compare to the gravatar associated with my username/post "signature" below.
I assumed changing my userID wouldn't impact my gravatar...And just to be clear, I didn't change my userID to "hide" or try to disassociate from my former. The truth is, I know of only one other currently-active user whose name reveals her gender as "female"...as mine had. I've been wanting to raise this issue here for a while, but I'll wait to confront that challenge down the road. I have no problems with those who have come to know me by my gender-revealing user-name...and if someone wants to "crack" my current id...it isn't hard to do, so my name is implicit in my username. But I'd rather it not be immediately apparent.
If changing one's user id entails a change in gravatar, so be it...but if possible, I'd like to retain/regain by former?
I have registered the image I had saved of my old gravatar with gravatar.com, so now the gravatar accompanying my user name below (signature of post) matches the image I included in this post. I'd still like to get to the bottom of this...(I also had to add the email address associated with my gravatar account on my profile here. If it would help, I can temporarily remove that email (which had been unnecessary before), and restore the "new" (now replaced by "old" gravatar, if that makes sense!)