I want everything to be simpler but this Gravatar works against me.
I had to sign in through Wordpress which I haven’t used in a zillion years. It turns out I do have a Wordpress account but it’s tied to an old email address so now Gravatar has my avatar linked to a defunct email address which they say I can’t delete (why?) but I can add a new email address.
Shouldn’t we all have a sign above our desks that says: 'If there’s a simpler way to do this, that doesn’t expose our information to yet another untrustworthy website - use the simpler way."?
What do we gain by going out to Gravatar, through Wordpress, back to Gravatar and then on to McNeel’s Discourse? Probably a truckload of spam following this new routing of my email address around the Internet like a bunch of stray cats.