Here's the reply I received on the Site Related Forum...
Al, our image server associated with avatar generation is having issues. We are working on them, as we recognize that lack of an avatar is quite annoying. In the meantime, feel free simply to try again, as sometimes that works.
I haven't been able to set an Avatar in over a month now. Hopefully it will be fixed soon.
Kristen Rice wrote:
I'm having the same issue with my profile photo. If you figure out what the cause is, post please!
BTW, I can see your avatar.