Something has gone wrong with my gravatar. It has changed into the icon of user "Vera".

"Vera" is actually another account once made by me (with another e-mailadress) when I had no disposal of my own account, so there is some link that might be explaining. The e-mail adresses are different, but the part before @ is the same. Sometimes I make use of that account if I am in a sortlike situation.

Looking at "Vera" among the users I see that the corresponding gravatar there is now a sort of blank.

The picture down is visible for me when I am logged in as drhab. The picture down-right (preceded by drhab) is my original gravatar, and is not matching the picture up-left.

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I would really like to get the original back, but do not know how to.

I am rather clumsey with computers etc. and help with this will be very much appreciated.

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    $\begingroup$ You know what? I think this is the same problem as here. The URL for your current avatar is https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/d7bd627b8a9fca6487131c78c3a6a21d?s=328&d=identicon&r=PG while the URL for the avatar from an archived profile in the Wayback Machine is https://web.archive.org/web/20150909212622im_/https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/d7bd627b8a9fca6487131c78c3a6a21d?s=328&d=identicon&r=PG. That they have the same MD5 hash is telling. $\endgroup$
    – user642796
    Sep 23, 2016 at 18:32
  • $\begingroup$ Additionally, of the Veras I can find with a similar email address, the one that currently has a faded gravatar has always had that gravatar (at least if the Wayback Machine can be trusted). Other possible Veras weren't archived, so I can't say anything about them definitively. This current gravatar from another "Vera" has a similar color scheme, so perhaps you just misremember the details. $\endgroup$
    – user642796
    Sep 23, 2016 at 18:55
  • $\begingroup$ @arjafi Thanks!!! I managed to regain my own gravatar (I know that word since yesterday) by following your instructions. Also my (very poor) familiarity with imgur has grown a bit, which might be useful in the future. $\endgroup$
    – drhab
    Sep 24, 2016 at 8:05
  • $\begingroup$ I'm glad that worked. I think I'm going to mark this as a duplicate of the other thread, since as far as I can tell the two situations are the same. $\endgroup$
    – user642796
    Sep 24, 2016 at 8:35
  • $\begingroup$ Fine. Blank Vera (=drhab in disguise, Vera is the name of his 4-year old granddaughter) has been given a new gravatar by now. $\endgroup$
    – Vera
    Sep 24, 2016 at 8:41


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