Inoticed after upgrading my blog to WordPress 2.5 (I’d recommend it, looks much better!) that some people in my comments admin area had little icons next to them. Where are these icons coming from I wondered and I want one too! Turns out they’re called Gravatars, or globally recognized avatar, it’s simply an avatar image that follows you from weblog to weblog appearing beside your name when you leave a comment. It’s your email that identifies you, and you can set up multiple avatars for your different email accounts.
It’s a great idea, I’d recommend setting your own up, unless you like being Bingo from Banana Splits reading a Playboy mag, which is my default avatar for you ;)