Gravatar instructions


Although your HI/O usernames and passwords won’t change on our new site, if you’d like to see your picture icon next to your comments, you will have to replace your profile avatar. Here are simple simple instructions on how to do so via GRAvatar. Please note that when you create a GRAvatar account, you must use the same email associated with your account for the avatar to show up with your username on the HIO site.

GRAvatar – Globally Recognized Avatar

Go to:

Basically, your Gravatar will appear on any site you log on to using your email address that support Gravatars (A lot of websites do).

Your gravatar is linked to your email, and you can add more emails to your account to associate gravatars to those email addresses.

Click on “Get your Gravatar today”

Enter your email and click “Signup”

You will receive an email with a confirmation link.
Click the link to confirm your account
Fill in a username and password and click “Signup”
You’ll have a choice to add new emails to your account, or upload images to use as Gravatars.

Choose where the picture you want to use will come:

Once you’ve selected an image you can crop your image (Gravatars are square). You can adjust the size of the cropping area, as well as move that area to crop the part of the photo you want.

When you’re satisfied with your selection, click “Crop and Finish!”.

You must then choose the appropriate Rating for you Gravatar. The owners of the websites that use Gravatars can control what kind of gravatars appear on their site ( i.e.: only G-rated gravatars for a website that caters to children).

Et voila: you now have a Gravatar that will follow you throughout the web.
You can add more images to use and switch between them easily by clicking on the image you want as your Gravatar.


  1. wool40 says:


    “Hockey is a religion here. We’re all priests. It’s sacred. You don’t trade priests.”- Guy Lafleur 1985

  2. Hobie Hansen says:


  3. soperman says:


  4. Oh baaa – come on start working.

  5. Ian Cobb says:

    I still do not understand what to put in the box called WEBSITE on my profile page, so that people can connect to my profile and e-mail me through the site.!

  6. Rush says:

    “Gravatar” won’t let me register, because apparently my username is not available.

    So now I can’t upload my previous profile pic, because someone else had previously registered the same username w Gravatar?

    Didn’t Chevy Chase make movies about stuff like this?

  7. wd40 says:


    The opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily state or reflect the views of Gary Bettman.

  8. Timo says:

    Another test, why not. It’s not like getting your pic up should be difficult or anything.

  9. Timo says:

    Test, my rear end. Doesn’t work.

  10. habsfaninboston says:


  11. habsfaninboston says:


  12. DearyLeary says:

    She no work.

  13. Alex Rio says:


  14. Habaholic says:

    I followed the steps and it didn’t work for me. Too bad we can’t access profiles.

  15. Captain aHab says:


  16. Chuck Chuck Goose says:


  17. MikeMcLaren says:

    Testing here, too.

  18. VancouverHabsFan says:

    Testing 1,2,3..

  19. Sportfan says:

    I’m not sure if i did it right haha

  20. Habifax says:

    don’t need no gravaitar

  21. forumghost says:

    Regular visitor/reader, but don’t often post….expect for links to watch games online.

    Anyways, was sad to hear that HI/O had to drop the ‘Habs
    in favour of Hockey….I like to learn more about why this happened beyond ‘at the request of the Canadiens’…..but his new website interface is much more dissapointing.

    Had I known the online survey I completed for HI/O last year would lead to this, I would have skipped it.

    Hope my initial dislike wears off over the next couple of days

  22. filincal says:

    Got my Gravatar but how do i add it to my HIO profile?

  23. light_n_tasty says:

    So, like, can anyone actually crop their avatar? Like, I can make the box smaller or bigger, but I can’t make it more narrow. Cereal boxes aren’t square.

  24. habsfansince91 says:

    this is a test

  25. Ian Cobb says:

    This is garbage! I do not even know who I’m talking to anymore.


  26. Alirio says:


    Who the fuck are these people?

    talk about being part of a media conglomerate…

    “Let’s get people to use a service NO ONE ELSE ON THE WEB HAS EVER HEARD OF, and generate traffic to their site so our boss’s nephew’s roommate’S start-up with the shitty name can make some AdSense money????

    I miss my Habs I/O


  27. rated_R says:

    im getting a headache looking at this

  28. Thomas says:

    this site sucks now

  29. NoTinFoilCups says:

    “You do not have the permissions required to access this Web site.

    How does this work!?

  30. Hmmm… This seems like a massive downgrade as a site.

  31. SLYDER says:

    I dont have permission to access the website either

    This sucks!

  32. ari says:

    I had to cut no:9 on her short

  33. nohockey2004 says:

    did it work?? test

  34. ari says:

    I got my picture!!

  35. ari says:

    this is so stupid ,go back to the old version and kick out whoever responsible for this sh#t

  36. Mattyleg says:

    I do not have permissions (?) to log onto this website.

    Feck it. I don’t want a Globally Recognized Avatar anyway.

    I just want my HI/O one.

  37. 44har48 says:

    Testing with rediculous gavatar…can I see it?

  38. dhenry1234 says:

    this is retarded. I make one post, i get an error saying “you’re commenting too fast” or something like that. This is retarded. I think you’re going to lose commentors because of this new site.

  39. J.J. of Turku says:

    How can fix my typing errors? I don’t find any “Edit”-button…

  40. J.J. of Turku says:

    At least it let do crappy avatar, but it doesn’t appear here… BS, I say, like all the things from the Microsoft-mafia.

  41. Bill says:

    Does it work now?

  42. J.J. of Turku says:

    Had to go to that Grabatar-site via new window. Let’s see if William Gates sends me a link to my mac-mailbox…

  43. Bill says:

    The gravatar site isn’t working for me. Won’t let me log on …

  44. J.J. of Turku says:

    Looks like this doesn’t work with Mac. Can’t subscribe. If I click that link, it only says that I don’t have rights to do subscribe…

  45. Crosseyed_mofo says:

    at least it allowed me to use a nickname

  46. Bill J says:

    Took less then minutes to do for me.

    Kind of a cool “avatar management” site.

  47. db says:

    mmm.. pass, for now. Seems like a project for company time

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