Alt Attribute for Profile Picture

We use Semrush’s Site Audit to detect SEO issues, we’ve a Discourse forum, and Semrush detected that “images don’t have alt attributes”.

How a user can add an HTML image alt attribute to their profile picture, and how we as admin can update user’s alt attributes?

Not every single image on a forum needs an alt attribute (such as purely decorative images, which can have an empty alt attribute alt="").

I think the best practice is to have meaningful alt text for images that contribute to the content/context of the page.

I honestly have not checked this out. I’m assuming it would be missing on smaller, generic images. Will have a look and maybe correct myself. Lol

In general, I’ve avoided those tools like Semrush and their competitors etc. for the following reasons: