I see a few users here have been able to upload their own avatar. Unaccountably I cannot do that to the one I use at probably 30 other sites. I got online with "chat" but after trying a few things I told him it was not worth the effort and a waste of both his and my time.
I crop it, save it, then accept the thumbprint and save, but it never shows up. It if has to be reviewed by a moderator I can understand that, but that was not explained nor was it saved anywhere at my account where a moderator could approve it.