How to Change Your Avatar
Heads up! Your avatar and your profile image are two different things. If you wish to add/change your profile image, go to Account Info > Edit Bio > Image URL (first field).
What's an avatar?
Your avatar is an image shown next to your reviews and whenever you comment on the site news and the tagboard.
AFF has no control over your avatar. It's based on your email address saved in your AFF profile and managed by Gravatar.com.
A few of you (cahaya, YoonEunHyeFan) already have a Gravatar account.
A Gravatar is a Globally Recognized Avatar used on many web sites such as WordPress, Disqus, etc. Since your Gravatar is associated with your email address, it will follow you everywhere: you will have the same avatar on every web site that uses Gravatar.
How do I change my avatar?
It's very quick and easy.
- Register on Gravatar: http://www.gravatar.com. The email address you use for your new account must be the same email address that is registered to your AFF account.
- You'll receive an activation email. Click on the link to activate your account.
- Upload your avatar.
- Your avatar will not show up automatically on AFF. You need to clear your browser's cache and refresh the site. If you don't know how to clear your cache, read the instructions here.
What if I don't want to register on Gravatar.com?
It's totally fine because Gravatar will create and customize your avatar (a geometric pattern) based on your encrypted email address.