I've never been on this site, before. My company logo is, of course, public and available in many places. My blog logo is a variation. I just posted an 'answer' and was asked my name (I used my first name only), my email address (I gave a gmail address that I use) and my home page, for which I gave my blog. Yet, after posting, my company logo appeared immediately. How was that done? From where was my logo accessed. It's a pretty neat web programming trick, even if it is easily available, in a lot of places IMHO

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I think Stack Exchange retrieves logos from Gravatar, based on your email address.

  • That it does. However it is possible it will retrieve from another service as well, such as twitter, et cettera. It's likely not the case for Ray here though. :)
    – srcspider
    Feb 4, 2011 at 17:42
  • If you view the source for the avatar images, you will see that they do indeed come from gravatar.com.
    – Eric King
    Feb 4, 2011 at 19:45

Probably related to how he signed in via openid. This would be an off-topic or meta question though.

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