Is the forum using Gravatars? Not ready to be outed!
Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:53 AM
It should go without saying that I wouldn't have uploaded such an image, so why was it there? One of the obvious answers is that it is the Gravatar (http://gravatar.com/) attached to my email address. On 99% of sites, I want people to know who I am, but this is not really the kind of place where I want my face plastered next to my discussions of being bipolar. I've chosen a generic avatar now, but I am shocked and disgusted by the fact that my photo was used without my knowledge.
Can someone please look into this? There are probably a number of other people with recognisable Gravatars and I really think it hurts this site's credibility (ignoring possible legal issues) if members are being exposed in this way without their permission or knowledge...
Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:43 AM
Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:58 AM
I live in my own little world. But it's OK, everyone knows me here.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:45 AM
As to the Facebook thing, I kind of expected that; I never use Facebook or FB Connect if I want to retain any degree of privacy. Normally, things like Gravatars and importing user pictures is a good thing, but in a community like this, maybe it might be worth erring on the side of caution. For many of us, hiding our mental illness from friends and family is part of our coping strategy.