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how to disable requests to gravatar.com?

asked 2011-11-09 05:55:10 -0500

Samuel gravatar image

updated 2012-07-30 09:46:39 -0500

Evgeny gravatar image

My Askbot instance is running into the private network of my company and has no authorized access to the web. An other aspect is that Credentials are managed with the internal LDAP. Even if is not critical, we do not want to create automatically records based on the emails in the gravatar database.

So, I would like to know what's the best way to disable requests to gravatar.com. Knowing that I want to keep the possibility to the user to upload the image he wants and it does not matter if the image by default is the same for all the users.

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Just an aside: Generating robot avatars using http://robohash.org/ could be a useful alternative to gravatar.

Joseph gravatar imageJoseph ( 2011-11-16 03:30:21 -0500 )edit

We should get this done soon, someone is looking at this feature.

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2011-11-24 12:13:44 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-07-30 09:43:35 -0500

Evgeny gravatar image

This was solved: as admin go to "settings" ... -> "user settings" -> uncheck "use automatic avatars from gravatar.com".

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answered 2012-07-30 09:50:13 -0500

bgenevaux gravatar image

Well the matter I want to point is in the user_get_avatar_url function from models/__init__.py

In this function, we have :

            ...
            logging.critical(message)
            raise django_exceptions.ImproperlyConfigured(message)
    else:
        return self.get_gravatar_url(size)
else:
    ...

But shouldn't it be

        ...
            logging.critical(message)
            raise django_exceptions.ImproperlyConfigured(message)
    else:
        if askbot_settings.ENABLE_GRAVATAR:
            return self.get_gravatar_url(size)
        else:
            return self.get_default_avatar_url(size)
else:
    ...

in order to entirely disable requests to gravatar website?

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Maybe, thanks I will look into this.

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2012-07-30 10:23:28 -0500 )edit

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