Based on the plugin reference in the petition, the user wants the ability to upload images as avatars. There’s no mention of additional options of local avatars, like initials. Do you think we would ever consider adding uploading functionality for avatars?
For Gravatars, we do have 2 separate petitions:
We also list Gravatars as one possible core plugin, which means it would be removed from the core.
If we want to broaden the scope of this petition to include additional options for local avatars, not the uploading functionality, I would agree that it makes sense to keep it open.
I’m happy to keep it open, just want to make sure it aligns with what we’re doing.
PS. I would like to see the option to use initials for avatars built-in, that would be nice. But if not this petition, might be a good candidate for a new petition.