Allow users to upload a profile picture without Twitter or Gravatar
Please allow users the option to upload an avatar/profile picture without having to connect a Twitter (I don't have a Twitter, for example) or create a Gravatar account. Uploading profile photos directly to an account is a simple feature that most all other social media platforms allow!
I love this site, but it is BEYOND absurd that we can't choose our own profile picture. That is one of the most basic functions an online account can have. There's probably a lot of people who were interested in this site, but decided not to join because it didn't have the simplest of customization options.
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I'll add to the chorus of voices by saying this is a long overdue feature. I shouldn't have to be forced to sign up for Twitter or Word Press + Gravatar in order to put up an avatar for a website which I support financially. At the very least, make this a feature for Pro/Patreon subscribers, but I would prefer it to available to all users. It's basic functionality nowadays.
It says this is planned, but has it been announced in any official way?
Still no updates on this after a year? I won't be renewing my Pro service then.
I really hope this happens soon, it's absolutely baffling that they don't have this option.
Basic functionality to upload our own profile pic, and not from some sister/partner site like twitter or whatever the other one is called, that I have never heard of before.
this should have been available Day 1, especially to individuals are paying for the membership. Even a crappy/free messageboard forum allows this.
is it because you want to save money by not hosting a gazillion of profile pics? thanks for your time, regards.
Why aren't we able to upload an image to the website without creating an account elsewhere? I created a Gravatar account and immediately deleted it once I found out that it created an account for me on a different website without me knowing about it.
Why can't I just upload an image to a site as my avatar? That's one of the most basic functions websites have nowadays.
For those who don't use or don't want to use twitter connection, let the possibility to add a profile picture from the app
If you don't want to sign up to Gravatar and Wordpress, you can simply upload an image from your computer and use it as your profile picture.
Ernie Waterson commented
Hey Letterboxd team! First, I'd like to say how much I love this site! I'm pretty new, but its already my favorite platform for sharing my opinion on movies. My only complaint is that I can't use an avatar other than the one from a linked social media account. I have a twitter, but it's not one that I'd like associated with my Letterboxd account. If you could allow the option of using an avatar specifically for Letterboxd, that would be great. Thanks, and keep up the great work!
Yeah, forcing people to use the horrible Gravatar or to link your twitter account is pretty absurd.
I dont have twitter or gravatar but I'd like to edit my profile (picture) without connecting it to my other accounts whatsoever. I like to keep my accounts not connected to each other. It wouldnt be that much work to do this, wont it?
Please allow an internal option to upload an avatar. Virtually all other social media sites have this option. I was shocked when I was unable to on Letterboxd. It makes no sense not to be able to do this. I don't want Twitter, I don't even know or want to know what Gravatar is.
I want a profile picture, and I want to do it just with having Letterboxd. I shouldn't have to leave the Letterboxd website in order to have an avatar.
I will never create a Twitter or a Gravatar, so unless a feature is built within Letterboxd, my profile picture will forever be grey.
I can't even express how much sense this doesn't make, but I'm trying.
Why would you force your users to use a potential competitor to have an avatar? Is Letterboxd owned by Twitter and Gravatar or something?
Please implement this. It's an important feature that all other social media sites have for their users. Why would Letterboxd not? Letterboxd is missing a really important feature of social media by not having this.
Yeah I'm in agreement here. It's absolutely incomprehensibly bizarre to make users go to another (potentially a competitor) social media site just in order to upload a little 2KB avatar.
It's completely and utterly counterintuitive and nonsensical. It almost makes me not want to use letterboxd just because of how silly and frustrating it is to not be able to have an avatar because I don't want to give my social media time to another website...
Rute Cunha commented
Please. I don't have Twitter or intend to, I've never even considered it. It's so lame to have a grey anon profile picture; it makes you look like you're not to be taken seriously on the website. It's very limited that way, at least you could let us add one from G+ or FB, since it has more people in it.
You're going to stamp this with DECLINED but I'm going to suggest it anyway: don't make people link their Twitter or go to some lame 3rd-party site just to upload a photo.
Finn C. commented
I know allowing users to use custom avatars isn't up for discusssion, but I would love to at least be able to use my Gravatar even though I've already linked my Twitter to my Letterboxd!
Dannon Loveland commented
I would like to be able to use my Gravitar profile photo rather than my Twitter... or even upload my own photo.