Searching this forum, I found a thread
where another user was unable to add an Avatar to his profile at one point.
When I go to the User Control Panel, I don't have an option to Edit Avatar under any of the sections. I also tried the direct link in the other post, but don't get an option to change the settings that say "don't use an avatar".
One post noted the user hadn't confirmed registration. Could that that be the issue in my case? If so, is there any place I straighten that out now?