Thanks for the input on the CS reps!
As for the size of avatars--the standard in most modern forum sites/boards and so on is users are limited to a MAXIMUM size for their Avatar and are significantly limited to shape--the finished image usually has to be square or very close to it.
So the maximum many be the industry standard of 100 x 100 or 120 x 120 but the member can choose a 50 x 50 if they want
--just as long as it conforms to the shape requirement.
Thank you sincerely for both the quality of your explanation and the time you took to write and post it.
However, it appears to me in interpreting your post that it seems by inference and some fact to indirectly substantiate what I said.
The current avatar 50 x 50, way small by industry standard, size is on the current, "clunky" outdated forum software just too complicated to offer up what I explain above in terms of choice.