Gravatar + user profiles
Prompted by comments from academics creating a profile.
At the moment it is compulsory to use Gravatar in order to add a profile picture. Is it possible to have an alternative option to just upload an image file directly? An image is a friendly personalisation of lists, but the extra steps of joining Gravatar are putting people off!
Low priority as it’s a cosmetic function, and the user can complete the task
Graham Dawson commented
But busy academics simply won't (and don't) go to the extra effort to create a Gravatar.