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Can we use non-gravatar avatars?

Why am I being forced to use Gravatar when I want to upload an avatar to my profile?

Is it possible to just upload an avatar image directly to my profile without creating a Gravatar account?

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yes please migrate. I saw a mention of that in the stackoverflow.com tag but, wasn't sure how to post there. – astro boy Jun 19 '12 at 1:56
The "why" is answered in detail in this blog post – Shadow Wizard Jun 19 '12 at 6:43

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There is no way to upload avatars to your profile directly, without going though Gravatar.

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Part of the question, I believe is "why?". (I don't know the answer myself...) – Gaffi Jun 19 '12 at 3:23

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