When gravatar is enabled, use gravatar email

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When gravatar is enabled, use gravatar email

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Right now, when I enable the gravatar option on my board, users have to go and put their email again. Most people (99% of them) won't do that.

Most of the times, their current email is their gravatar email, so it would be good to have phpBB just check the default email if it already has a gravatar account and use it.
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Sorry but I have to disagree with that for reasons already discussed here viewtopic.php?f=556&t=2512841

Many users have more than one email and the Gravatar email is not necessarily the same as their board email. Auto inserting an email that is incorrect will only lead to problems.

I would expect users who use Gravatar to competent enough to be able to enter their correct Gravatar email without any problem.
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This means no one will use his gravatar image.

The more friction we add, the less people take action.

How will they know they can enable it?

You can't add a simple mini switch in the admin to make it default or not without entering the email again?
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kamaleon wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:21 am
How will they know they can enable it?
When they go into their UCP to set an avatar they will see the option listed under "Avatar type"
kamaleon wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:21 am
This means no one will use his gravatar image.
How do you know that everyone will want to use their Gravatar avatar on the board? - there are some who would not want that to happen.
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Normally, when someone setups a gravatar in gravatar.com it means he wants it.

On many pages I want it, if I want to remove it, then I go to the settings and remove it.
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I totally agree with this. If gravatar is enabled at ACP it should be the default on registration. If their email doesnt exist on gravatar then a random will appear for certain. And if the user later want to fix their avatar they can put their correct email on the UCP gravatar field or upload an avatar. But the main question here is that at registration, the email the user enters should be automatically filled on gravatar so the user will get an avatar if their email exist at gravatar ofc. That's the ONLY thing that makes sense.

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it may make sense to you and others that use gravatrs.

personally, I have been doing this stuff for 20 years and I have no idea what a "gravator" is. so If I was to register on your board and got something called a gravatar or an error about it I would not have a clue what to do.

this, like pretty much everything else should be optin not optout.


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I never used gravatar, and I don't have an account in there, but I'm not naïve and I know how gravatar is widely used and not having an "avatar ready" in registration is a thing of the past.

You'll not get an error. Since you don't have gravatar as I, after registration it would be as it is now you'll not get any avatar.
But if the email is valid for gravatar then it should use it. Like many other systems works nowadays. As wordpress for example.
This could be an extension ofcourse, BUT since phpbb already have an gravatar on/off at ACP the only thing it makes sense is to really make use of it properly, if not, then get rid of it! No need to confuse admins or making them think phpbb is weak or buggy when it is only a old guy that is afraid of the future.

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Exactly as I think.

It should be an IF THEN ELSE command....

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