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user-secret.svg replacing default avatar? #178
While I don't mind that this plugin offers its own avatar for unassigned gravatar photos, I wish it would present me the option to choose it on
@asuh The reason for the avatar being offered was that most webmentionms don't have an email address attached to them. That means gravatar is essentially useless. The way WordPress is designed, even if there is no email address, which is what gravatar uses, it goes out to gravatar to retrieve the avatar image...including the default images and anything you set in the avatar default selection option under Default Avatar.
The bundled icon is served locally. But it should only be done if you select that as an option under default avatar.
In version 3.8.1 it currently appears that comments from WordPress and Micro.blog (both of which have Gravatar as a commonality) appear to be automatically using the default mystery person avatar even though there is a separate avatar defined within the Avatar fields for Semantic Linkbacks Data.
If I add my my email address within the comment editing interface, then the appropriate Gravatar is pulled and displayed as expected. This leads me to believe that somehow SL either isn't finding/pulling the Gravatar URL that it's storing, or the code is potentially skipping looking for it within its logic structure.
I've noticed this also seems to be the case for other WP sites which I have reason to suspect are running this same version as well.
Webmentions from other non-Gravatar related sites don't seem to be affected by this and they're displaying the proper avatar images as defined within their h-cards.
(Originally published at: https://boffosocko.com/2018/07/25/mystery-person-default-overriding-semantic-linkbacks-defined-gravatar/)