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omnimaga gravatar integration?
« on: December 31, 2011, 12:15:41 pm »
Just a thought:

Could Gravatar be integrated into the forum?



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Re: omnimaga gravatar integration?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2011, 12:23:03 pm »
COuld you summarize what this does? Also I am against it if it uses javascript, java, flash, intensive PHP or any other stuff that will just slow down the forums.
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Re: omnimaga gravatar integration?
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2011, 12:29:55 pm »
here is their developer resource page.


Gravatar has a lot of nice points, but the main one is that you can change your avatar on many different sites at once. It doesnt look like very extensive script. I know that stack exchange uses it, as well as a few other well-known sites.



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Re: omnimaga gravatar integration?
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2011, 12:44:12 pm »
Oh ok. I guess that would be great, but I'm relunctant about giving my password/email to a third-party. Who know if they aren't password harvesters that will later hack plenty of sites?
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Re: omnimaga gravatar integration?
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2011, 12:44:54 pm »
you would only have to give your email to them...



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Re: omnimaga gravatar integration?
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2011, 12:47:51 pm »
Ah ok but how do they change the password without the password? ??? They need access to all our forum accounts somehow, right?

Also if they host avatars themselves rather than on the respective sites, another worry I have is another Dragcave issue, where when their site will get popular, this will slow Omnimaga down considerably during browsing.
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Re: omnimaga gravatar integration?
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2011, 12:49:42 pm »
I don't really know how it works, I just thought it would be cool. but this might help: http://en.gravatar.com/site/implement/hash/



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Re: omnimaga gravatar integration?
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2011, 01:54:05 pm »
Hmm I see. In any case it would be best that Juju and others scout the web for more info on that service before trying to install it on Omni, just in case it's not safe.
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Re: omnimaga gravatar integration?
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2011, 01:57:16 pm »
I agree. It would just be cool to have, thats all. If we cant have ok, if we can, great; you know what I mean?



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Re: omnimaga gravatar integration?
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2011, 01:58:44 pm »
Yeah I know. We just try to be careful on the Internet. There are many scams, phishing sites and such thing to fool people online.
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Re: omnimaga gravatar integration?
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2011, 02:44:40 pm »
If we do have Gravatar, have it as an option, not the only way to have an avatar. (Like, you could link to a url, upload it, or use a gravatar account).
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Re: omnimaga gravatar integration?
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2011, 07:40:59 pm »
It seems safe, I know loads of blogs and other websites who uses this service. It's kinda popular, so I guess it won't slow down Omni.

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Re: omnimaga gravatar integration?
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2011, 07:45:26 pm »
I think the way it works is similar to how the removedfromgame userbars work, it just has this image and you set your avatar to the URL.  If you change the avatar at the URL, and the sites are loading it from there, then the avatar "changes".
(It's kind of like the dynamic avatars work, afaict)
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Re: omnimaga gravatar integration?
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2011, 07:48:10 pm »
I was about to say this, set your avatar URL to http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/<the md5 hash of your email>?s=128

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Re: omnimaga gravatar integration?
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2011, 08:00:28 pm »
Oh wait, then if you just use some scripted URL then you should be fine. :P

Omnimaga avatars allows scripts like that (although if it ever became problematic it would obviously get disabled)
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