[Feature Request] Support Gravatar Images

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Jr. Bludit
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Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:56 pm

It would be cool (and pretty easy) to permit Bludit to support using Gravatar images for the profile image and profile information.

Here is the link to working with Gravatar using PHP to get profile images: https://en.gravatar.com/site/implement/images/php/

Full profiles can be requested via a JSON, XML, PHP and many other languages/protocols. Here is the information for getting a profile using PHP: https://en.gravatar.com/site/implement/profiles/php/

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Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:51 pm

You can post the feature requests on our GitHub tracker at


My opinion is, that gravatars not should be used because they are loaded from an external source. This means that
  • gravatars can slow down the website,
  • their use is only possible with the consent of the visitors, because personal data are transmitted (GDPR).
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Jr. Bludit
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Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:44 am

Thanks for the pointer on where to post feature requests.

All really good points regarding Gravatar. I really had not considered any of these. That is what makes a good community - lots of different points of view. Thank you for your considered response.

Given the concerns - I believe I like your position better - it does not belong in Bludit.

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