Profile pic source

I just created a profile in our forum while we are still testing it and when I first logged in, bam, its bringing my profile pic as well. I remember I used to have this pic in some social media back then but not anymore. so where is it bringing the pic from? Very curious to know.

It’s Gravatar and it’s based on the email you used during registration.

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Is there a way to disable the gravatars?

Yes, you can switch off the automatically_download_gravatars site setting if you don’t want that functionality on your forum.

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I can assure you that this pic isnt even on my email id so how is it coming from there? I think its locating from some social media. My email id has a avatar not the real pic but this one is real

but i mean, if i disable that, the user can still choose the gravatar…

How did you create the account? Did you use one of the social login options on the forum? If so, some services provide Discourse with the avatar associated with the account you use to authenticate the account on the forum.

Disabling Gravatar is not currently supported, but you can use CSS to hide it.

.avatar-selector {
  .avatar-choice:nth-child(2) {
    display: none;

I created using my yahoo email ID. But the pic I had on some social media once which was linked to this email ID