Wondering why I saw less and less gravatars in the comments here (including my own) I logged on at their site and surprise surprise, no pictures. Both avatars I uploaded before are gone. So yeah, no wonder they don’t show up. If you’ve been wondering why yours are missing you might want to check as well. Make sure to log on with your email address in lower case and use your email address in lower case for comments around the web as well, that seems to be one reason for glitches. Apparently the whole gravatar site code was recently switched from ruby on rails to php so maybe something went wrong during that process. At any rate, try again… again.
Right here on the new Automattic blog for publishers;
We of Automattic recommend Akismet, by Automattic.
Wow, that’s such a pro tip.
They’re right of course, Akismet has pretty much saved blogging fom the clutches of spam, but that doesn’t make their ‘pro tip’ any less funny.
Maybe Matt got tired of waiting for gravatars to start working properly again. Too funny, but Automattic (company by Matt of WordPress) acquired Gravatar and so now the whole load is working fast, and working period. So if you’ve had issues in the past months getting a lovely gravatar to show up; try again.