Lately it is fashionable to violate the freedom of people by companies of internet products and operating systems, either by not showing the code, or by forcing you to have something you do not want, etc.
For Gravatar y WordPress (blogs) are part of this, why? Very easy:
- They do not allow you to delete your account
- They are linked to each other by noses, like Gmail and Youtube
- In the case of WordPress, if you have an email account associated with both services, you can only comment on blogs with the wordpress.com domain with your WordPress account.
In theory it shouldn't be a bad thing but in a case like me it is (if it's all my turn ...):
In my previous blog, I used this account, the Gravatar one, but later I went on to put it as a secondary one to not use Gravatar on the blog due to a troll who stole it from me.
So far nothing strange, but my surprise comes when a few days ago I tried to comment on a blog with a WordPress domain, I couldn't comment.
Today I was looking for the solution and well, I entered WordPress, but it does not let me put the Gravatar of the secondary account, only the primary one, and if I change my secondary account to primary the Gravatar will be used in the other blog.
This is not as bad as other companies, but I will give a series of recommendations:
- Don't create a blog in WordPress
- In the case of doing so, use two different accounts, one for the blog and one for other sites, to be able to comment in the case of leaving the blog. Under any concept the external account will be linked to the Gravatar account on the blog, but will use a different one
- Don't go giving your real name on the Gravatar profile