Title says it all. Today I logged in to find my picture had changed to an ugly green and white.

  • Do you use Gravatar or have you uploaded to SE directly?
    – Tim
    Jul 9, 2016 at 15:35
  • @Tim - Neither. This is the default icon. Jul 9, 2016 at 15:36
  • I mean which what did it change from - your gravatar or an upload?
    – Tim
    Jul 9, 2016 at 15:37
  • @Tim - I don't know what you're talking about. Before it was purple and white with a different pattern. Jul 9, 2016 at 16:03
  • So you changed your email address on this site?
    – Tim
    Jul 9, 2016 at 16:03
  • @Tim - No I did not. Jul 9, 2016 at 16:04
  • 3
    does this help?
    – Zanna Mod
    Jul 9, 2016 at 16:58
  • @Zanna could you post that as an answer?
    – terdon
    Jul 11, 2016 at 10:07

1 Answer 1


According to this question

your identicon is based on a hash of your last known IP address

if you didn't enter your email address on your profile.

So, if you haven't put your email address on your profile and you logged in from a different IP address, your identicon would change... Maybe this is the explanation in your case.

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