Making faces – How to display an image for all your blog comments

Have you ever wondered why some people have a friendly face when posting a blog comment while others seems to look quite anonymous? 😉

Here is one possible solution: Gravatar provides a service which allows you to use a single avatar image across all Gravatar-enabled web sites. Sign up for a free Gravatar account to associate your email address with an avatar image. It definitely seems to be working for WordPress blogs and

Even though this entry is not directly Eclipse related I’m putting this blog entry is the Eclipse blog queue in the hope to see more friendly faces in the future.

About Lars Vogel

Lars Vogel is the founder and CEO of the vogella GmbH and works as Eclipse and Android consultant, trainer and book author. He is a regular speaker at international conferences, He is the primary author of With more than one million visitors per month this website is one of the central sources for Java, Eclipse and Android programming information.
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4 Responses to Making faces – How to display an image for all your blog comments

  1. George Graves says:

    Pardon me for not submitting a pic for blogs, twitter, etc…
    I have a problem with showing my face. I think a lot of people might have an issue with this. I like to stay anonymous. I am not famous like you. This is definitely a sensitive issue. A cool icon is nice, like the one I have for Twitter.

  2. admin says:

    @George Avatars are perfectly fine. 🙂

  3. wwerner says:

    Friendly face ->
    Well, kinda.

  4. George Graves says:

    Sorry… Testing to see if gravatar works.

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