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Opened 5 weeks ago

#48088 new enhancement

Anonymous Avatar should be served locally

Reported by: dshanske Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: low
Severity: normal Version:
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Right now, even the mystery man is retrieved by querying gravatar.

We should have a local copy of the anonymous avatar that is served.

At the least, if there is no requirement for an email, which is what is used to provide the gravatar requests, why make requests to gravatar?

We could say caching gravatar responses is plugin territory, and while I would like to do with with gravatar for performance, this is about not making a call in the first place.

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