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I was going to change my avatar today, and realized again why it was still the site default - Gravatar. I don't know about everybody else, but I really don't want to have anything else to sign up for and log in to on every site.
Is there any way we can use both Gravatar and a traditional avatar image source - either stored on the site, or linked to an external source?
I see your point, but I thought that was the whole point of Gravatar, so that you didn't have to sign up for anything else. After uploading my avatar to Gravatar, my face keeps popping up on pages that I post on, but don't remember signing up for or logging in to (that may be a deterrent to some). Maybe I'm wrong about that, there's just too many pages out there these days. I can't keep them all straight.
If nothing else, I like knowing that my avatar is out there in a central location where I can pull it (or change it) once, instead of having to worry about all the different sites that I've uploaded pics to.
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I signed up for Gravatar, uploaded a picture, and still havent figured out how to get it to link to this account. If it does it automatically, its not working for me.