When I batch created users via the API, the user gravatars were generated automatically. It took a while, but eventually they showed up. However, now I am importing users, posts, topics the “right way” via a custom ruby import script. I have not yet seen any gravatars get generated by my site.
I do have the setting enabled for “automatically download gravatars” – “Download Gravatars for users upon account creation or email change.” I wonder if bringing in users via import script does not count as “create” in the same was as import does.
I know my avatar settings work because during my user import process, I had a user auto-provisioned via SSO, which came along with a gravatar. I quickly deleted the user since he had not yet been imported yet, and he was imported as expected yet without a gravatar.
My log is empty. And so is my brain. I got nothin.
Thanks for any tips anyone can offer.