I wanted to let you know that our mailinglist web interface now
improved its GDPR compliance. Previously, it pulled in external
resources from gravatar.com for serving the avatar images, revealing
users' IPs to Gravatar, which is not allowed under GDPR if you can host
the images yourself, which we can.
This solution has now been implemented. Avatars are served from
alexandria itself now instead of being pulled from Gravatar. As a nice
side effect, this means you can now have an avatar on the mailinglist
here without having to sign up at Gravatar. The avatars are kept in the
repository for the main website.
If you want an avatar on the mailinglist, you now have multiple
options. You can e-mail one of xet7, sydney, or me with your avatar
image attached, or you can file a pull request against the main-website
repository with the avatar image. Avatar images need to be of size
120x120 px and can be submitted in PNG, JPG, or GIF format, or as a
scalable vector graphic (SVG). The filename is the MD5 hash of your
lowercased e-mail address.
All avatar images from members who I remembered they already had avatar
image have already been imported into the repository.
@sydney: This involved a very little modification of the main website's
apache config as any people with no avatar needed to be mapped to the
PGP/GPG ID: F1D8799FBCC8BC4F
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