Venator: Upload your avatar to somewhere offsite like Photobucket first, and then use the URL option to link directly to it in the meantime rather than the direct upload option. I have tested this, it works just fine.
I tried doing this, but I get no URL option in the 'Edit profile' (my stuff->edit profile) section - I have only upload from computer or use custom avatar options. Can you please let me know where to look for the URL option?
Man, I can look at photos of Me for hours! Honestly, I love it!
"'cause down here in Hell everybody loves Me!"
("Hell Is Home", Judas Priest)