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Opened 3 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#1859 closed enhancement (maybelater)

Allow Gravatar Email override for organizers

Reported by: DrewAPicture Owned by: iandunn
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: WordCamp Site & Plugins Keywords: has-patch
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Description

Just as we can already override the gravatar email for speakers, it would also be useful to override the gravatar email for organizers.

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@DrewAPicture
3 years ago

#1 @DrewAPicture
3 years ago

  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

#2 follow-up: @iandunn
3 years ago

  • Owner set to kovshenin
  • Status changed from new to assigned

My thought has always been that having the extra field for speakers was a bug, not a feature, and I planned on removing it someday when I had the time. My thinking was, "Why ask organizers to fill out two fields, when we can just ask for the username and automatically pull the email address from that?"

I wasn't aware that anyone wanted to intentionally override it, though, so maybe there's a good reason I've just never thought of; can you describe the use case for that?

#3 in reply to: ↑ 2 @DrewAPicture
3 years ago

Replying to iandunn:

I wasn't aware that anyone wanted to intentionally override it, though, so maybe there's a good reason I've just never thought of; can you describe the use case for that?

In our case, WordCamp Denver 2016, the .org username for one of our organizers is her company name. She uses it for all contributing and support purposes and thus the gravatar is the logo of her company. We'd like to be able to show her face on the organizers page without asking her to change her gravatar and thereby mess with her branding.

Last edited 3 years ago by DrewAPicture (previous) (diff)

#4 follow-up: @iandunn
3 years ago

  • Owner changed from kovshenin to iandunn
  • Status changed from assigned to reviewing

I'm not sure that's a use case we want to support. Personally, I've very skeptical of the motivations behind that practice, especially when a company requires their employees to do it, which I assume is usually the case. If she actually wants to do it, that's far less sketchy, but it still seems like a bad practice from a community-building perspective.

I think this is something that'll need the Community team's approval before the Meta team can implement it. Would you mind creating a post on the make/Community p2 to propose the idea? Let me know if you don't have an Author role and I can invite you.

#5 in reply to: ↑ 4 ; follow-ups: @roadwarriorwp
3 years ago

Replying to iandunn:

I'm not sure that's a use case we want to support. Personally, I've very skeptical of the motivations behind that practice, especially when a company requires their employees to do it, which I assume is usually the case. If she actually wants to do it, that's far less sketchy, but it still seems like a bad practice from a community-building perspective.

I'm the person in question and I own my company. I prefer to have a logo and not my face on the plugins because I'm no longer a freelancer. I'm working hard to build a brand for my company that is not just associated with me as a person, hence the use of consistent handle that is company related rather than personal on social media and WP.org.

I suppose I could theoretically create a login for .org that is related to my personal identity just for WordCamp, but I would never log into it again or do anything else with it, so it wouldn't be the best representation of how I contribute as a whole.

Not sure if that clarifies things at all :-)

#6 in reply to: ↑ 5 @SergeyBiryukov
3 years ago

Replying to roadwarriorwp:

I suppose I could theoretically create a login for .org that is related to my personal identity just for WordCamp, but I would never log into it again or do anything else with it, so it wouldn't be the best representation of how I contribute as a whole.

I'd still suggest creating a personal account. You could link to your company account as the main one in the Bio/Description field.

#7 in reply to: ↑ 5 @iandunn
3 years ago

Replying to roadwarriorwp:

I'm working hard to build a brand for my company that is not just associated with me as a person

Hi! Thanks for sharing your perspective; it's always helpful to hear both sides of an issue.

Ultimately, this is something that'll have to be decided by the Community team, rather than Meta, so the best way to move forward would be to start a discussion on make/Community. I've sent you an invitation to join the blog via email, and Drew already has access, so either one of you can post a proposal.

#8 @iandunn
2 years ago

  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from reviewing to closed

Closing for now since it needs the Community Team's input first, but it can be re-opened if they approve it.

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