May 21, 2010

Utku Utku
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Hello,

I know, Gravatar is useful but it should be possible to upload avatars or give an URL of avatar. The reason I want that we shouldn’t force someone to register somewhere else. It’s like it is only possible to login with OpenID. :)

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May 21, 2010

SABROG SABROG
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82 posts

I agree. Gravatar must be alternative, but not one only option.

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May 22, 2010

mariusg mariusg
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1099 posts

Thanks for the feedback, we try to avoid hosting peoples images (for various reasons) so it would be the “provide a url”-option I would vote for. I’m fairly happy with the gravatar service but if others have the same opinion we shall of course reconsider.

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October 18, 2010

Volker Volker
Ant Farmer
5428 posts

Anything happened on this?

I’d too prefer to upload an image here or provide an URL where the avatar can be downloaded. I feel a bit uncomfortable to open another account just to have a profile avatar here.

October 18, 2010

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1481 posts

I agree with Volker. Not many will take the trouble to go open another a/c

October 18, 2010

Franzk Franzk
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836 posts

I did, but I don’t care much. It takes half a minute and you never have to bother with it again. Most services even check gravatar.com when you provide an e-mail address, so it saves you from having to add your avatar to yet another forum/blog-thingy.

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October 18, 2010

Smar Smar
Lab Rat
269 posts
Franzk wrote:
I did, but I don't care much. It takes half a minute and you never have to bother with it again. Most services even check gravatar.com when you provide an e-mail address, so it saves you from having to add your avatar to yet another forum/blog-thingy.

I don’t want to have automatic avatars in services I’m in, so I won’t go and open Gravatar account…

I also already have far too many accounts over network. And OpenID is not solution to that; it is not amount of passwords but amount of useless services which will get data of me.

October 19, 2010

mariusg mariusg
Ant Farmer
1099 posts
Smar wrote:
I also already have far too many accounts over network. And OpenID is not solution to that; it is not amount of passwords but amount of useless services which will get data of me.

I can sympathize with that, I always think twice when I see those “register here”-buttons for those same reasons.

We choose to use the fairly popular gravatar service to lift that maintenance burden from the site team and frankly speaking – we can’t match the image handling UI, age rating checks and copyright monitoring systems that gravatar has, even if we tried. And in my personal opinion the concept of gravatars (globally recognized avatar) makes sense. We also have gravatar support on our blogs.

Automattic [automattic.com], the WordPress related company behind gravatar, is well respected so I hope it will not deter too many from adding their profile image.

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October 19, 2010

Smar Smar
Lab Rat
269 posts

Hmm, seems like I forgot to say what I actually wanted:

I’m not against Gravatar, it is useful service for people who wants that kind of thingy. I just won’t use it, and won’t put avatar unless I can directly upload it to the server / provide link to it. For reasons mentioned above :)

October 19, 2010

mariusg mariusg
Ant Farmer
1099 posts

Cheers, then we are on the same page :)

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