Enable uploading a user picture without the need for Gravatar. (BB-6060)

Issue #4798 resolved
Frederic Saladin
created an issue

I don't use ID-connectors or at least I try to circumvent them as often as possible. While connecting content as much as possible is a good thing, connecting authoring is more bad than good. At least in my point of view.

So for those people who feel the need to be always recognized (and honored), give them gravatar. But please for the rest of us give us the possibility to directly upload a user picture.

Comments (997)

  1. Lars L.

    2nd this one. In my opinion it is better to have the choice as a user than to be forced to use external services, so please make that happen :)

  2. Kaloyan Doichinov

    Since Gravatar isn't even a paid service, I cannot imagine why BitBucket would endorse them like this.
    It's only a matter of common sense - let your users choose whether they want to upload a picture of their own and be done with it, or go through yet another signup process for yet another service they certainly do NOT want to use.

    +1

  3. Matthew Hellstrom

    I'd really love to be able to upload an avatar directly without dealing with Gravatar as well. It's a nice service, but it should be an option to those who actually want it rather than required for everybody who'd like to have a picture next to their name.

  4. Frederic Saladin reporter

    I set the priority to "minor" i.e. one step higher. Maybe it helps to grab some attention...
    If nothing happens, I will rise the priority again. Don't know whether that's gonna help but at least it won't hurt.

  5. Anonymous

    +1

    Is this some kind of joke? This was created on 2012-10-09 and the only information we got so far is: Marked as minor. Is it being considered or not?

  6. Wolf Montey

    +1 me too. i find the gravitar system too complicated and i'm a new one around here ... not a true techhie as of yet. i still have yet to learn how to write code.. but am interested in cultivating a project for benefits of education. i'm trying to figure out the git dealie too.. but atm i write this.. i'm a little tired from my back being so uncooperative :P

    by the way fred.. could you please mark this higher in priority? a lot of us are having trouble here. my avatar will remain as it is until this is resolved. i'm sorry to sound snobbish. thats not what i mean to be like at all. but .. um please? hopeful look

  7. Nick

    +1
    Gravatar is a privacy leak.

    It's not that I don't trust Bitbucket, it's that uploading a Gravatar image automagically links your (online or actual) identity with places that have no business knowing it just because they happen to have your email address. Stupid, stupid idea. =(

  8. Frederic Saladin reporter

    I set the priority to "major" i.e. one step higher. Maybe it helps to grab some attention... If nothing happens, I will rise the priority again. Don't know whether that's gonna help but at least it won't hurt.

  9. phipsalabim

    I really don't like the idea of linking everything i do on the web to my email address, if all I want is a little picture of myself on my bitbucket account.

  10. Sir Substance

    Shoehorning people into your bullshit service that does literally nothing of value is stupid and insulting.

    If people refuse to use gravatar, the correct solution is not to remove all their other options.