How to Create Your Avatar on

This may sound silly, but I realized that there are good number of people out there who don’t have a clue as to how they can get their avatar to show up on the Q8Geeks blog. It’s quite simple really. The blog functions with a world recognized image avatar hosting site Gravatar. Once you have created an avatar the uploaded image follow you from site to site appearing beside your name whenever you make a post or a comment on any blog on the interwebz. Hope this little guide helps out all the Q8Geeks viewers (especially the new comers). 😀

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7 thoughts on “How to Create Your Avatar on

  1. kids these days have it so easy.

    in other news, gravatar is not only limited to blogs. it can also be used in your own web pages. I’ve dealt with it a lot. basically you need to generate a MD5 hash sum of an email and use it to request the image. if the hash exists on gravatar’s servers, then the email’s avatar is sent as a response (or the blue g image if no match was found). try it 🙂

  2. still trying to understand what u said sigtermer, can u explain a bit more? i dun have much experience with what u said

  3. sure 🙂

    to display someones gravatar on your own webpage, all you need to do is to generate a md5 hash of his/her email (say my email which is 6e4ed45d1d424dd117f894abcc5cf794) using what ever programming language/tool you like, and append it to the following url

    which should give you this lovely avatar:

    to quickly get a md5 hash, try (complements of google search)

    more information can be found at

    i hope this is enough 😉

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