Avatars in Dashboard

Now when you go to your comments, moderation, or Akismet screen you’ll see avatars or gravatars for people who have them. Like so:

Avatars in Dashboard

Also check out the effect when you approve or unapprove comments.

Hopefully this livens up your comment moderation experience a bit! (We seem to be all about livening up lately, we need new catchphrases.)


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  1. deftoned

    Another nice addition. Thanks!

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  2. C.T. Daniel

    good work

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  3. rod.

    Thanks guys!
    You rock! :-)

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  4. Sleeping

    Very nice :-)

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  5. بهمن

    Great, thanks ;)

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  6. Kunal

    nice feature :) looks great

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  7. karlo mikhail

    Cool! Merry Christmas WordPress! :)

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  8. Kunal

    Just noticed, I do not of it is a bug, but I am just seeing the default image for all people who do not have Avatars. The Avatars are not being shown for people who actually have them.
    Do check…

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  9. fowgre

    Would you characterize this as simply a ‘fun’ enhancement, or is there some functionality associated with it also? For instance, it’d be interesting to hear if people think that comment submissions with photo-realistic avatars are less likely to be spam. If so, this could help to speed things up when I periodically check the Akismet list for non-spam posts (even though I rarely ever find any… Akismet is terrific). BTW Matt, nice Santa avatar… since you like to give us goodies so often, maybe you should adopt it permanently ;)

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  10. Matt Mullenweg

    It’s mostly for fun, but if you were browsing Akismet and you saw a face instead of the default avatar I bet it would catch your eye.

    Kunal, I just checked your comments page and it showed the unknown ghost guy for people who weren’t signed in and didn’t have a Gravatar, and avatars for people who did.

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  11. Fylliper

    Niiiice guys! And Merry Christmas!

    =]

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  12. fcnuernmaus

    :)

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  13. Manuel Reis

    Cool!

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  14. Nita

    I think this is good as it makes the comment page more attractive. Also a great help for Akismet. Thanks. :)

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  15. Julio Fragoso

    this is a great one…

    thankz guys once again

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  16. cronies

    New catchphrases? Cool!

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  17. saniroy

    Extravaganza. Thanks WP!

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  18. What cat?

    Great! Now, I hope you’re enjoying this while going through these comments…

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  19. arvind

    thats a great job.. thanks :P

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  20. arvind

    just checked out ..looks great….
    cheers

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  21. rumours

    Merry Christmas!
    :lol:

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  22. anitz

    You guys are too good to us!

    Merry Christmas, Frohe Weihnachten: ich blogge auf deutsch!

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  23. Thrills Killa

    Thanks Matt. Now if we can only get a custom favicon now. :-)

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  24. qbit

    Too many not important features. When statistics about feeds, like 6 moths ago?.

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  25. raincoaster

    It’s going to make a HUGE difference when scanning Akismet. Thanks!

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  26. David W. Boles

    I noticed the change at 4:30am today, Matt, and for a second I wondered if my eyes were not quite awake yet. Ha!

    Avatar preview is a welcome change because you can immediately see if an Avatar is offensive or not before you approve a comment for publication. We don’t publish comments if Avatars are offensive — guns, deaths, bloody slashings, misogyny, etc. — so this new feature saves us a lot of time.

    Is there any way we can enforce the Gravatars rating system on our WP.com blogs now? We used to be able to set up a standalone blog and choose the Gravatar rating you wanted to show — or not show. If you ran a “G-Rated” blog you could choose to have only “G-Rated” avatars load and “R-Rated” and “X-Rated” avatars would not display. I miss that feature.

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  27. curves79lady

    Nice :-D, liking this.

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  28. Hawk

    Very nice addtion and very kewl!

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  29. ♦Vegetsu Gokazama♦

    Nice

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  31. A Jill of All Trades

    Thanks!! Keep ‘em coming!

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  32. rvinside

    good!

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  33. daybydayflips

    Thanks!! That’s great!

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  34. LaBelleProvince

    Thanks so much Matt.

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  35. Chittaranjan

    Yet another nice addition!

    BTW, would the spammers also have Gravatars?? Ain’t most of them just some Bots :|

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  36. rotus

    I will have to send my avatar out for a haircut.

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  37. Dudu Maroja

    I noticed today.. btw.. when will we can custumize the default avatar\gravatar for the people who doesnt have one.. in my blog shows a ugly empty square…

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  38. Phy

    It does help in Akismet, I agree. Just another cool feature. Thanks!

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  39. ish

    Good addition indeed.

    And yeah, you can start “rocking on” instead of “livening up” in case you’re bored with it.

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  40. s8220365

    this is a good feature

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  41. yuE

    even in this festive season, the wordpress team is still working hard.
    cheers!

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  42. storymode

    Great addition for those who pride themselves on moderating! I’ll only see it here and there though, ahaha.

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  43. wits

    Thanks, Santa!

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  44. arsenalist

    It’s an OK feature at best. Very little value-added.

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  45. EscRiBiTioNiSt®

    Hi Santa Matt. Thanks for the update :)

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  46. rasgo

    Good!!
    Merry Christmas to you all.

    http://rasgo.wordpress.com/2007/04/10/happy-birthday-father-christmas/#comments

    My card to you!!

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  47. Cassandra

    Kewl.

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  48. æis

    Cool addition!

    I like your Christmas themed avatar.

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  49. Алексей

    клево, чуваки ;)

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  50. કાર્તિક મિસ્ત્રી

    What about showing own avatar in Dashboard? :)

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  51. aquamina

    Good work. Cool

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  52. bizwriter

    Useful feature. It lets you pinpoint faster comments that have been added to Akismet by mistake.

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  53. bishopofathens

    Its always nice to know that if I can’t offend someone with my poor writings skillI can keep them in awe with my mug-shot.

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  54. legoless

    Cool.

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  55. skywindows

    This is a great feature…

    Now I want the option where if there is no feature, the comment automatically gets deleted.

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  56. skywindows

    Sorry, not feature,

    If there is no picture, the comment gets automatically deleted.

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  57. Sakib Al Mahmud

    that’s great and cool ;-)

    thanks dear matt

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  58. slimball2007

    Awsome!

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  59. Craig Hodgkins

    Now we can see what our spammers look like! Well, maybe not.

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  60. tuxytron

    lol

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  61. محسن وزیری

    oh my god it is nice!very nice!matt you are my love!

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  62. Red

    Yay.

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  63. miguelbtsa(Admin)
  64. E@zyVG

    Nice small additions such as these make all blogging stuff even nicer … tnx.

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  65. museditions

    Great hat, Matt, it’s you! Yes, I like the Akismettiness of it all, too. I do associate the avatars with the bloggers, so it helps my concentration to see them everywhere they can be. Thanks for the gift.

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  66. R. Malfatti Redazione

    Great!

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  67. Lauren

    Now, let’s not always see the same faces….

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  68. Butwheaty

    huh?

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  69. Graser 10

    Great Work!

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  70. K

    That is a cute gift this Xmas. Merry Xmas, Matt.

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  71. -30-

    Thank you! (uh, Matt, you guys can take off for the holidays now. Stay safe!)

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  72. Camilo López Darias

    Good Job, Matt.

    Congratulations and Merry Christmas for everybody!

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  73. Dogmafobia

    Very nice!

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  74. markgorman

    cheers matey.

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  75. perspectief

    Well, well, I didn’t know my readers were so good-looking untill now… :-)

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  76. ♪Wolz14♪

    Awesome! Please bring me more very good news.

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  77. azahar

    Yes, it will help with browsing Akismet – nice!

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  78. timethief

    Cool … Merry Christmas to you too. :)

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  79. €hatarra$chwager

    cool!!!

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  80. flyawaydream

    i fell in love and couldn’t go on loving that person.

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  81. Canadian Cinephile

    Yay for this!

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  82. Neddy

    Wish I could have a different avatar for each of my screen names.

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  83. sikelabent1

    in want one!!! ;)

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  84. jessapearl

    nice

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  85. hollowslayer0413

    cool…

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  86. sketching

    Thank you. this is a very cool feature. keep up the good work.

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  87. trugiaz

    I believe this is nice, haven’t seen the effect though. Thanks a lot

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  88. Viral Trivedi

    You’ve been adding up features at rocket speed of late! This feature is definitely going to liven up it more promptly..!

    Merry Christmas guys!

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  89. manusiasuper

    Helpful inovation! Sometimes person like me deleted a friend’s comment in Akismet accidentally…

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  90. trollboy

    sweet

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  91. atibogo

    Pretty cool!!!!

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  92. Cody

    That’s awesome, thanks Matt. I agree too, I like the Santa hat. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE :)
    Or like we wrote on the sign where I work (Coldstone): Happy Christmahanakwanza.

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  93. taka8739

    cool man..wat a nice addition…hehehehe…

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  94. dreamsprite

    Oohh :O

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  95. DespairsRae

    Thank you.

    Nice avatar, it compliments the holiday season :P

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  96. moonjunkie

    get me some of that.hehe

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  97. wilddreamers

    You guys always work magic, thanks and merry xams and if you guys ever find santa claws, please let me know.

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  98. Richmond

    a fair gift for christmas.

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  99. Richmond

    Nice Santa costume… I never thought santa would be so slim.. hekhek.

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  100. Keith

    Matt:
    As I have stated all along – you guys are on top of things. And if you are looking for a descriptive word/term – how about “tweak” and “tweaking” – because that is what folks at WordPress do – try to make things better and succeeds! :) Merry Christmas!

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