We'd like to ask the community about a change we're considering on the platform: removing Gravatar
In an effort to bring more privacy to the platform, we're considering removing the ability to link your Gravatar to your profile. Gravatar is a service that lets you link an email address to an image, so that your image shows up wherever you've linked your Gravatar account (like my image on the left). The privacy implications are small but we'd like to go the extra mile by removing this feature.
Unfortunately, we don't have an immediate replacement for profile pics. We're considering an image uploader for profile images and hope to have it integrated shortly after (or immediately) we take out the Gravatar piece.
Please let us know your thoughts (and if you'd like to help)!
There have been a few discussions of Gravatar's privacy in the past: