Involvement with Stack Overflow is a key part of the core values and workflow for a project that I am managing.
If posting questions, it is important for people to fill out their Stack Overflow profiles including setting a name, icon, and profile text. The icon, name, and accept rate are especially important because that is one of the first things that people see when considering to answer a question. An icon that has not been set telegraphs that the person asking the question does not respect the forum.
Recently, I instructed one of the developers working on this project to change his Stack Overflow avatar picture from the random identicon that Stack Overflow defaulted to.
He expressed concern that the only way to set a Stack Overflow icon was to use a Gravatar. He said that Gravatars follow you around the internet and that there is no way to delete them.
It is still very important that the Stack Overflow icon is set. Is there a way for him to set his Stack Overflow icon that alleviates his concerns?
Thanks so much!