On the questions page the community user has a broken image:

broken image

The error message in Chrome is:

Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 502 ()

and in Edge:

HTTP502: BAD GATEWAY - The server, while acting as a gateway or proxy, received an invalid response from the upstream server it accessed in attempting to fulfill the request.
GET - https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/a007be5a61f6aa8f3e85ae2fc18dd66e?s=32&d=identicon&r=PG

I can view the gravatar url directly and there's no error on the community user's profile page.

I wonder if others are experiencing this?

  • I've experienced this on a WordCamp site in the last 24 hours, it's not a Stack Exchange specific issue
    – Tom J Nowell Mod
    Sep 6, 2016 at 16:01
  • Good to know - though I've only seen it on this site so far - yes the 502 error message comes from the Gravatar's servers. @TomJNowell
    – birgire
    Sep 6, 2016 at 16:57
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    I am really glad now that I never continued work on the Gravatar clone service…
    – kaiser
    Sep 6, 2016 at 20:19

1 Answer 1


I don't have an issue viewing the Community gravatar in any of the browsers I've tested it in ( IE11, FF latest, Chrome latest ). It could have been a caching issue on the site, caching issue locally, or maybe a gravatar issue that was recently resolved.

Here's a particular question where Community is involved in. If other people run into this issue we could escalate it.

  • 1
    I also experienced this on my mobile phone. But this seems to be fixed now, after seeing this broken image for about ~ 1 day. (all other gravatars were displaying correctly though, during that time). Thanks for checking.
    – birgire
    Sep 6, 2016 at 15:44

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