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do i have to use the gravatar system for profile images?

asked 2010-08-06 10:42:14 -0600

updated 2011-02-10 19:30:18 -0600

Evgeny gravatar image

maybe not all users are familiar with the gravatar - can the system have users uupload their own profile photos?

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what's everyone's thourhgts on this
askbot99 gravatar image askbot99  ( 2010-08-06 10:45:40 -0600 )edit
my thought is that it is a great question.
Evgeny gravatar image Evgeny  ( 2010-08-06 12:07:33 -0600 )edit

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answered 2010-08-06 11:14:25 -0600

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updated 2011-02-10 19:29:45 -0600

Done, supports uploaded avatars now.

However, the feature uses development version of django application - 'django-avatar', no pip install or easy_install option is not available yet (there is one, but it is outdated).

Please, install the app from the repository:

 git clone git://
 cd django-avatar
 python install

Add 'avatar' to the list of INSTALLED_APPS in your, Configure MEDIA_ROOT and MEDIA_URL to serve the avatars correctly, and run:

 python syncdb

Once the app is updated on the PYPI (python package index), it will be easier to install.

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Could you post an issue on his github ( and ask him to update pypi? I would do it, but I think you have more clout as the maintainer of ASKBOT. You also better understand why the bleeding edge version is necessary

Joseph gravatar image Joseph  ( 2011-11-28 18:13:24 -0600 )edit

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