I have the same problem, but since I don't know what your trick was, I can't do it to mine. Also, what is an avatar? I saw the movie, but I don't think that's it...I have read what is posted here, I have a profile picture and an avitar picture when I go and look at user CP. But when I save both, I get a message that says fail to upload. They are both within the size limit listed. Can anyone help???