Re: Getting rid of Gravatars …
Thanks for your input, but unfortunately I think you may have misread my post. I’ve seen this plugin around for a while, but it doesn’t address my problem at all.
I am concerned with making 25 HTTP requests to a service I don’t need. I would like my users to upload their own mugshot or have the default “MysteryMan” hosted directly on my server. Simple as that.
Sending purposely misleading information (random email address) to Gravatar and waiting for it to respond so that you can load a local file is just not best practice in my book. That’s why i’m asking for a way to cut Gravatar out of the loop completely.
If you have some insight on that, please do share. I’ve been searching for a while now but i’m starting to think i’m the only one concerned with performance.