I have done some major overhauling to the user profile pictures (Avatars).
The first thing you will notice is that the profile pictures are round. They are also larger. At first, they may look a little strange until users start to update their old pictures. This is because the old images were smaller and they had a border automatically added. In some cases, the older images had the username directly added onto the picture. Yuck!
I have also greatly improved updating of the avatars. Just go the the Setting area of your User Center. Click on your current profile picture to upload a new photo. An editor will automatically come up so you can crop the image. Press the Save button at the bottom and you are done. Your image will automatically be updated and saved!
Another thing is that our system will now update all profile pictures. No more clearing your cache or seeing old images.
Go ahead and give it a whirl! Let me know what you think.
*** UPDATE ***
"Give it a whirl" above is more than a suggestion. There have been several people who have visited the website and still not updated their profile photo. Please do so as soon as convenient.