Better Gravatar directions INSIDE bbPress
Howdy folks…have a suggestion to improve bbPress for everyone (I love the service, don’t want this to be taken as harsh criticism toward the terrific developers, etc)
(Before we go any farther, yes, I have a sticky on both sites re: how to get a Gravatar pic)
I love bbPress, but with Automattic behind both Gravatar AND bbPress (AND Gravatar support being built right in) it is in everyone’s best interests if there were better directions internally for new folks that signup on bbPress sites re: how to select a Gravatar.
Hey, with WordPress, blogs, etc not everyone will comment and when they eventually do they might want to stay anonymous…BUT With bbPress its a little different. The whole point of signing up is to start chiming away and making yourself known by fleshing out your profile. People are pretty unhappy when they find out its difficult to select a picture.
Think about it: It’s pretty inconvenient for folks to signup on a site, get the email with their password, login, and then, BLAM, find out there is no direction as to how to get a Gravatar on their profile page (they are not going to see a Gravatar directions sticky unless they really look…trust me, they are looking under the profile information for picture stuff)
How about a little revamping on the profile editing pages with a link to the Gravatar website and a little direction that this is how they can select their profile picture. Any thoughts?
If bbPress included something like this the number of new Gravatar signups would skyrocket and the service would become even more widespread (There is NO downside to this)
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